Shmuel Kozokin

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Shmuel Kozokin
שמואל קוזוקין
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Kozokin with Beitar Jerusalem in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-11-16) 16 November 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth USSR
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2000–2006 Beitar Jerusalem
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2013 Beitar Jerusalem 32 (1)
2013 Hapoel Kfar Saba (loan) 8 (0)
2013–2015 Ironi Beit Shemesh 31 (8)
National team
2005–2006 Israel U19 16 (1)
2006–2008 Israel U21 3 (0)
2008–2010 Israel 3 (0)
Teams managed
2017– Ironi Beit Shemesh
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 September 2009
Shmuel Kozokin
Medal record
Representing  Israel
Football
Maccabiah Games
Gold medal – first place 2005 Maccabiah Football

Shmuel Kozokin (Hebrew: שמואל קוזוקין‎; born 16 November 1987) is a former Israeli footballer. Kozokin was a Defender. Today he is a sport teacher in high school.

He was born in the USSR in 1987. When he was four years old his family immigrated to Israel and lives in Beit Shemesh. At the age on nine he joined a football school, and at the age of 14 joined the youth team of Beitar Jerusalem.

He played for the Israel national under-19 football team in 2005–2006, and was part of the Israeli team at the 2005 Maccabiah Games that won the football gold medal.[1][2]

With the youth team he won the 2005–2006 Israeli youth-teams-cup, and he was brought up to the mature team. He was part of the mature squad, and at the same time played for the youth team, with whom he won the 2006–2007 cup and championship, and was chosen youth player of the year.[1] He was also part of the Israel national under-21 football team that reached the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship (thought he didn't play in the tournament itself).

In the 2006–2007 season, when the mature team won the state championship, he was mostly a bench player, but at the same time played for the youth team that won the state cup and championship, and was chosen youth player of the year.[1] In the 2007–2008 season when the team won both the state championship and the state cup he played in many games, especially at the end of the season. After that season he received a call to the Israel national football team.

On January 2013, translate Kozokin to Hapoel Kfar Saba.

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