Amir Schelach

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Amir Schelach
Personal information
Full name Amir Schelach
Date of birth (1970-07-11) July 11, 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Tel Aviv, Israel
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Maccabi Herzliya
1990–1998 Maccabi Tel Aviv 199 (2)
1998–1999 Beitar Jerusalem 29 (1)
1999–2000 Hapoel Haifa 27 (0)
2000–2002 Maccabi Tel Aviv 35 (0)
2002–2004 Maccabi Netanya 58 (0)
National team
1992–2001 Israel 85 (0)
Teams managed
2007 Maccabi Netanya (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Amir Schelach (Hebrew: אמיר שלח‎; born 11 July 1970) is a former Israeli footballer who represented the Israel national football team 85 times.[1]


Personal life[edit]

Amir's parents were both basketball players, his father is Shimon "Zinga" Shelah, a legendary player and coach in Hapoel Tel Aviv who in 1960 took the Israeli Basketball championship as the head coach of Hapoel. Shimon was also capped 21 times for the Israel national basketball team and in 1965 was appointed as the head coach of the Israel national basketball team and under his guidance Israel qualified to 4 consecutive EuroBasket and finally in 1971 he left the national team.

Amir was married to Adi Shum, the daughter of Itzhak Shum.

These days Amir is working in architecture and design with Idan Shum.


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nir Klinger
Israel national football team captain
Succeeded by
Tal Banin