Dan Mori

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For the US military lawyer known as Dan Mori, see Michael Mori.
Dan Mori
דן מורי
Beitar Jerusalem FC vs. MTK Budapest FC 2016-06-18 (016).jpg
Mori with Beitar Jerusalem in 2016
Personal information
Full name Dan Mori
Date of birth (1988-11-08) 8 November 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Tel Aviv, Israel
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Beitar Jerusalem
Number 5
Youth career
Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv 64 (24)
2012–2015 Vitesse Arnhem 16 (1)
2015–2016 Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv 20 (1)
2016– Beitar Jerusalem 6 (0)
National team
2008–2010 Israel U21 7 (0)
2009– Israel 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 December 2009

Dan Mori (born November 8, 1988 as Dean (Din) Mori) is an Israeli football player.

Club career[edit]

Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv[edit]

Mori began his football career, playing for Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv and joined the club since he was thirteen. Mori was then promoted to the first team squad in 2008. In the 2008–09 season, Mori scored his first European goal, in the first leg of second round of the Europa League, as Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv wins 4–0 against Dinaburg.

In the Israel State Cup, Mori played in the final, as his side lose 3–1 against Hapoel Tel Aviv. In his Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv career, Mori made 123 appearance and scoring four times.


In the summer of 2012, Mori joined Dutch Eredivisie club Vitesse Arnhem on a three-year contract, with the fee believed to be €300,000.[1][1] After spending two months on the bench, Mori finally made his debut for the club, and his first start, in a 2–2 draw with Groningen on 27 October 2012. However, in his first season, Mori spent most of his time on the bench, without being called to the pitch. This continuously happens onwards in the 2013–14 season. Mori quoted on his time at Vitesse in an interview: "I do not get the minutes I want to get, I did not go to serve as decor. While difficult, do not even go to sea."[2]

Mori was refused entry to the United Arab Emirates, where Vitesse had arranged a training camp in January 2014, because of his nationality.[3]

Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv[edit]

On 25 October 2015 returned to Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv.[4]

Beitar Jerusalem[edit]

On 9 June 2016 signed to Beitar Jerusalem for 2 years.[5]

International career[edit]

In 2008, Mori was called up by Israel U21 squad and two years later, Mori was called up by the Israel. On 3 March 2010, Mori made his debut, coming on as a substitute in the 70th minutes for Tal Ben Haim, in a 2–0 win over Romania.

Personal life[edit]

In 2011, Mori changed his name from Dean to Dan because he believed the name "Dean means 'trial', and Jewish people shouldn't be called by that name". It was Chaim Kanievsky who was responsible for changing his name.[6]


  1. ^ a b Bahat, Dana (22 August 2012). "Dan Mori signed in Vitesse" (in Hebrew). ONE. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Murray: pioneers faster, punish every mistake" [מורי: החלוצים מהירים יותר, מענישים על כל טעות] (in Hebrew). ONE. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Vitesse Arnhem told Israeli defender Dan Mori can't join team in Abu Dhabi but Dutch club goes anyway". New York Daily News. Associated Press. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "חוזר לשכונה: דן מורי חתם לעונה בבני יהודה" (in Hebrew). 24 October 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "אבוחצירה וטביב נפגשו. דן מורי חתם לשנתיים" (in Hebrew). 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "There is no law, there is Dan Murray changed his name great advice" [אין דין, יש דן: מורי שינה את שמו בעצת הרב] (in Hebrew). Mako. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 

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