Amit Ben Shushan

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Amit Ben Shushan
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Personal information
Full name Amit Ben Shushan
Date of birth (1985-03-20) March 20, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Jerusalem, Israel
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Anorthosis Famagusta
Number 17
Youth career
2000–04 Beitar Jerusalem
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004-2013 Beitar Jerusalem 237 (41)
2013-2014 Anorthosis Famagusta 14 (1)
National team
2005–2007 Israel U-21 9 (1)
2006–present Israel 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2013

Amit Ben Shushan (Hebrew: עמית בן שושן‎; born March 20, 1985 in Jerusalem) is an Israeli football player. He is currently playing Anorthosis Famagusta.

Ben Shushan can play as a striker or as a supporting forward on the wing.

He made a name for himself after his series of goals during Beitar's Intertoto campaign in 2005.

He made his debut for the Israel national football team vs Estonia on September 2, 2006 when he came in as a sub for fellow team-mate Michael Zandberg. In the next match vs Andorra he played for 90 minutes scoring his first senior goal for his country and assisting for 2 more goals. On October 7, Ben Shushan scored Israel's only goal in the away match against Russia securing a draw that could have turned vital for Israel.

Ben Shushan is part of a group of young players who helped transform Beitar Jerusalem's youth into a leading Israeli soccer academy. At the time he joined Beitar, city rival Hapoel Jerusalem was still the leading youth team in Jerusalem. Despite living less than 200 meters away from Hapoel Jerusalem's training facility in Kiryat-Hayovel, Ben Shushan opted for Beitar.

Anorthosis Famagusta[edit]

On 10 of July 2013, Shushan signed 2 years contract[1] with yearly wages close to 140,000 euro. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ΣΤΗΝ ΑΝΟΡΘΩΣΗ Ο AMIT BEN SHUSHAN". anorthosis.com. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "140.000 ευρώ". kerkida.net. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.