Sarit Shenar

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Sarit Shenar
Personal information
Full name Sarit Shenar
Date of birth (1983-06-09) 9 June 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Israel
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
ASA Tel Aviv University
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Hapoel Ashkelon
1999–2003 ASA Tel Aviv University
2003–2006 West Texas A&M Buffaloes (72[1])
2003–2006 Maccabi Holon 8 (2)
2007–2008 Hamburger SV 17 (0)
2008–2009 SønderjyskE (4[2])
2009– ASA Tel Aviv 108 (141)
National team
2000– Israel 39 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 January 2015

Sarit Shenar is an Israeli football midfielder, currently playing in the Israeli First League for ASA Tel Aviv University. She had also played for in the U.S., Germany and Denmark. She had played in the Champions League with Maccabi Holon and ASA Tel Aviv,[3] and she has been a member of the Israeli national team since 2000, when she made her debut against Belarus.[4]

Club career[edit]

Shenar started playing with a boys’ team in Kiryat Gat, but was barred from playing upon reaching 12.[5] At the age of 15 she had joined the newly formed Hapoel Ashkelon, and moved shortly afterwards to ASA Tel Aviv University.[5] In 2003, After completing her military service, Shenar began attending West Texas A&M University, where she played for the Lady Buffs for the next four years, scoring 72 goals. During the same period Shenar also played for Maccabi Holon in the UEFA Women's Champions League[3][6]

Shenar played with the Lady Buffs until 2007, after which she applied for positions with a host of European clubs, finally signing with Hamburger SV, with whom she played for a year.[7] The following season Shenar signed with SønderjyskE, where she played until January 2009, netting four goals, before she decided to return to Israel due to her mother’s illness.[5] Shenar transferred to ASA Tel Aviv University, with which she played ever since, winning 5 Israeli championships and 3 cups, as well as twice being the league’s top scorer.

Management career[edit]

In 2013, Shenar founded, together with Shelly Israel a women’s football team, Bnot Netanya, and Shenar served as head coach for the team for the 2013–14 season,[8]

International career[edit]

Shenar made her international debut in the Israel women's national football team at the age of 14, in a match against Belarus. In total, Shenar played 39 matches for the national team and is the most capped in the team. Shenar scored 14 matches for the national team and is the team’s second best scorer, after Silvi Jan.

Shenar also played for the U-19 national team, making 6 appearances in 2001, during the 2002 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship qualifying campaign. Shenar scored 6 goals in the campaign, and is the U-19 team top scorer.[9]

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WTAMU Hall of Champions to Induct Class of 2012 29 January 2013, West Texas A&M University Athletics
  2. ^ 3F Ligaen (2009) – Topscorerliste DBU (in German)
  3. ^ a b Sarit Shenar - Profile UEFA, last updated 12 August 2014
  4. ^ Profile in the Israel Football Association
  5. ^ a b c 'Barbie doll? You're joking'. Uri Talshir, 19 October 2009, Haaretz
  6. ^ 2005/6 Champions League Women’s Football in Israel (in Hebrew)
  7. ^ Sarit Shenar - Spielerin bei Hamburger SV - Frauen-Bundesliga 2007/2008 fussballdaten.de (in German)
  8. ^ Bnot Netanya 2013/2014 IFA (in Hebrew)
  9. ^ Girls U-19 National Team Israeli Football Association (in Hebrew)
  10. ^ Women's League Top Scorers 2012/2013 Israeli Football Association (in Hebrew)
  11. ^ Women's League Top Scorers 2013/2014 Israeli Football Association (in Hebrew)

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