Itzik Kornfein

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Itzik Kornfein
איציק קורנפיין
Itzik Kornfein, August 2017 (4972) (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Itzhak Kornfein
Date of birth (1971-09-24) 24 September 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Jerusalem, Israel
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Beitar Jerusalem
(General manager)
Youth career
Hapoel Jerusalem
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Hapoel Tiberias
1990–1991 Hapoel Jerusalem
1991–1993 Hapoel Ramat Gan
1993–1994 Hapoel Petah Tikva
1994–1995 Beitar Tel Aviv
1995–2007 Beitar Jerusalem 372 (0)
National team
1990 Israel U18 1 (0)
1992–1993 Israel U21 14 (0)
1996–2000 Israel 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Yitzhak "Itzik" Kornfein (born 24 September 1971[1] in Jerusalem) is a retired Israeli goalkeeper who played mostly for Beitar Jerusalem. He also played for Hapoel Tiberias, Hapoel Jerusalem, Hapoel Ramat Gan, Hapoel Petah Tikva and Beitar Tel Aviv.[citation needed] In international football, Kornfein was capped at under-18 and under-21 level, and played five times for the senior national team.[1]

Kornfein started playing for the youth team of Hapoel Jerusalem but after moving to Beitar in 1995, he became a true symbol and icon for Beitar fans. In his last 6 years as an active player, Kornfein was the captain of the Beitar Jerusalem squad.

Kornfein won five titles as a player for Beitar : 3 Championships : 1997, 1998, 2007 1 Toto cup 1997/8 (23 December 1997) 1 Peace cup 2000 (10 September 2000, in Rome) including back-to-back Championships in 1997 and 1998. Few days before the beginning of training sessions previous to the 07-08 playing season, Korenfine announced his retirement as a player. He was then named as the club's general manager.[2]

Kornfein holds a BA in Economics and Marketing from the Open University of Israel, and an MA in Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


  1. ^ a b "National team player's details: Korenfine Itzhak". The Israel Football Association. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ כללי [History] (in Hebrew). Beitar Jerusalem F.C. Retrieved December 27, 2010.