Rafi Cohen (football goalkeeper)

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Rafi Cohen
Personal information
Full name Rafi Cohen
Date of birth (1970-11-28) 28 November 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Eilat, Israel
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Petah Tikva
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Hapoel Eilat
1988–1993 Hapoel Petah Tikva 139 (0)
1993–1996 Maccabi Haifa 91 (0)
1996–1997 Hapoel Haifa 30 (0)
1997–1998 Bnei Yehuda 28 (0)
1998–1999 Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 (0)
1999–2001 Hapoel Petah Tikva 60 (0)
2001 Maccabi Kiryat Gat 8 (0)
2002 Maccabi Petah Tikva 23 (0)
2002–2007 Hapoel Petah Tikva 125 (0)
2007–2010 Hapoel Ramat Gan 78 (0)
2010–2013 Hapoel Jerusalem 72 (0)
National team
1992–2000 Israel 43 (0)
Teams managed
2013–present Hapoel Petah Tikva (goalkeeping coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 July 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 July 2009

Rafi Cohen (Hebrew: רפי כהן‎‎, born 28 November 1970) is a retired Israeli footballer who played for 26 years.


Cohen began his career with Hapoel Eilat in 1987. After a single season he was transferred to Hapoel Petah Tikva, where he made 139 appearances, and also appeared for the Israel national team. In 1993 he moved to Maccabi Haifa, before transferring to city rivals Hapoel in 1996. After a season at Hapoel Haifa he moved onto Bnei Yehuda and then in 1998 Maccabi Tel Aviv. In 1999 he returned to Hapoel Petah Tikva and made his last appearance for Israel in 2000. He left the club again in 2001 to join Maccabi Kiyat Gat. He moved to Maccabi Petah Tikva the following year, before returining to Hapoel Petah Tikva for a third time in 2002. In 2007 he left to join Hapoel Ramat Gan. After 3 seasons in Ramat Gan he moved in July 2010 to Hapoel Jerusalem.



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