Mordechai Spiegler (right) and sportscaster Yoram Arbel
|Full name||Mordechai Spiegler|
|Date of birth||19 August 1944|
|Place of birth||Sochi, Soviet Union|
|1975||New York Cosmos||17||(6)|
|1981–1982||Beitar Tel Aviv (player-manager)||15||(2)|
|1980–1982||Beitar Tel Aviv|
|1984||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|2013||Maccabi Netanya (general manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Mordechai "Motaleh" Spiegler (Hebrew: מרדכי שפיגלר, born in Sochi, Soviet Union, 19 August 1944) is a former Israeli footballer and manager. He remains Israel's record goalscorer, with 33 goals in 83 caps.
He was chosen as the Israeli Player of the Year a record four times, in 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, and in 1970/71.
Spiegler made his international debut for Israel on 2 January 1964 against Hong Kong. He took part in the Israeli win in the 1964 AFC Asian Cup, and scored 2 goals at the tournament, which made him a joint top scorer of the tournament.
His 32 goals for the national team (according to IFA count, FIFA counts only 25 of them) is the Israeli record. Spiegler scored 25 goals in 62 'official' internationals for the Israeli national side, he also played in 21 other 'unofficial' matches (mostly Olympic Games qualifiers) scoring seven more goals.
|Israel national team|
He was nominated as the best Israeli player of the prior 50 years by the Israel Football Association in the UEFA Jubilee Awards in November 2003. Spiegler is a member of the Education and Publicity Committee of the IFA.
|Beitar Tel Aviv||1980||1982||65||28||21||16||43.08|
|Hapoel Tel Aviv||1984||1984||8||1||3||4||12.50|
- Mordechai Spiegler at National-Football-Teams.com
- Spiegler the scoring sensation UEFA, 21 June 2004
- Israel – Player of the Year RSSSF
- "Jew or Not Jew: Mordechai Spiegler". www.jewornotjew.com. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
- Golden Players take centre stage UEFA
- Committees Israel Football Association (Hebrew)
- Lifetime Contribution Prize Israeli Football Player Association (IFPA)