Amit Ben Shushan
Ben Shushan with Beitar Jerusalem in 2013
|Full name||Amit Ben Shushan|
|Date of birth||May 23, 1985|
|Place of birth||Jerusalem|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Striker / Winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2013
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 teammate 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.
- Amit Ben Shushan at National-Football-Teams.com
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