Motti Kakoun

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Motti Kakoun
Personal information
Full name Motti Kakoun
Date of birth (1972-11-16) November 16, 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Petah Tikva, Israel
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Hapoel Petah Tikva
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1999 Hapoel Petah Tikva 203 (94)
1999 CP Mérida 13 (2)
2000–2003 Hapoel Petah Tikva 86 (37)
2003–2005 Hapoel Kfar Saba 57 (21)
2005–2007 Hapoel Petah Tikva 31 (3)
2010 Beitar Petah Tikva 9 (4)
2010–2011 Hapoel Mahane Yehuda 24 (9)
2011 Beitar Petah Tikva 1 (1)
National team
2001 Israel 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Motti Kakoun (born November 16, 1972 in Tel Aviv) is a retired Israeli footballer mostly known for his time with Hapoel Petah Tikva.

Football career[edit]

During his career, Kakoun played mainly for Hapoel Petah Tikva FC. He was appointed team captain at a young age, finishing the 1996–97 season as top league goalscorer, scoring 21 times to help his team finish second, to Beitar Jerusalem FC.

After four more seasons of scoring in double digits for Petah Tikva, twice reaching the 20-goal mark, Kakoun moved abroad, joining Spanish side CP Mérida (second division); however, after only four months, he returned to his country and previous club.

In April 2000, Kakoun reached scored 100th goal in his career, after scoring in a 4–2 derby win over Maccabi Petah Tikva FC. In the 2003 summer, aged 30, he joined second level team Hapoel Kfar Saba FC, playing there for two seasons, and helping it win the league in his second year, with subsequent promotion.

Kakoun moved to Hapoel Petah for a third time in 2005, retiring after two years, with official totals of 156 goals in 379 games.

He returned to play active football in October 2010 for Beitar Petah Tikva and two months later he moved to Hapoel Mahane Yehuda F.C.. At 2012 he returned to Beitar Petah Tikva.




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