David Schweitzer

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David Schweitzer
Personal information
Date of birth (1925-07-18)18 July 1925
Place of birth Tel Aviv, Palestine
Date of death 17 August 1997(1997-08-17) (aged 72)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Hapoel Haifa
Hapoel Kiryat Haim
National team
1949–1954 Israel 6 (0)
Teams managed
1973–1977 Israel
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Schweitzer (18 July 1925 – 17 August 1997) was an Israeli football player and manager who was active at both professional and international levels.


Playing career[edit]

Schweitzer started his athletic career as a basketball player with Hapoel Tel Aviv, before switching to football.[1] During his time with Hapoel Haifa, Schweitzer took coaching courses and served as the youth team coach,[2] and transferred to Hapoel Kiryat Haim, where he acted as player-coach.[3]

Schweitzer made six appearances for the Israeli national team between 1949 and 1954.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

Schweitzer managed the Israeli national team between 1973 and 1977.[citation needed]


  1. ^ 17.08.1997: David Schweitzer, Sharp-Tongued "Mr. Football" Died Lita Levin, 18 August 2011, haaretz.co.il (Hebrew)
  2. ^ Hapoel Haifa Youth are State Champions Davar, 8 July 1956, Historical Jewish Press (Hebrew)
  3. ^ Schweitzer's Black Opening Ma'ariv, 16 October 1986, Historical Jewish Press (Hebrew)
  4. ^ "Israel National Team - Appearances and Goalscoring". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 December 2009.