Yisha'ayahu Schwager

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Yisha'ayahu Schwager
ישעיהו שווגר
Personal information
Full name Jeszaja Szwagier
Date of birth (1946-02-10)February 10, 1946
Place of birth Poland
Date of death (2000-08-31)August 31, 2000
Place of death Israel
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Israel Hapoel Haifa
Israel Maccabi Haifa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1976 Israel Maccabi Haifa 360 (11)
National team
1966–1974 Israel Israel 37 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Yisha'ayahu Schwager (Hebrew: ישעיהו שווגר‎‎, Polish: Jeszaja Szwagier; born in Poland, 10 February 1946, death in Israel, 31 August 2000) was an Israeli footballer.

1970 World Cup[edit]

Schwager was a member of the Israel squad that participated in the World Cup finals in Mexico. During a group play match against Italy, Schwager was given the task of marking Luigi Riva, which he did so well that he received praise from the media back home. In the year 2000, Schwager died from heart attack, being the only member of the Israel national team in World Cup finals to pass away.

Schwager also played at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

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