Zahi Armeli

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Zahi Armali
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-10-25) 25 October 1957 (age 59)
Place of birth Shefa-'Amr, Israel
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Maccabi Shefa-'Amr
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1975 Maccabi Shefa-'Amr
1975 Hapoel Sakhnin
1975–1982 Maccabi Shefa-'Amr
1982–1989 Maccabi Haifa 179 (90)
Hapoel Jerusalem
Hapoel Haifa
Maccabi Shefa-'Amr
National team
1982–1986 Israel 28 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Zahi Armali (Arabic: زاهي أرملي‎‎, Hebrew: זאהי ארמלי‎‎, born 25 October 1957) is a former Arab-Israeli footballer who started his career at Maccabi Shefa-'Amr, and a holder of many records at Maccabi Haifa.

Football career[edit]

Born and raised in Shefa-'Amr, Zahi started his professional career at Maccabi Shefa-'Amr. After a few years he spent playing in the lower leagues he signed a contract with Maccabi Haifa in 1983.

During his seven-season career at Maccabi Haifa, Zahi won three championships. He remains the club's record goalscorer with 90 league goals in 179 games.

After the 1989 season Zahi left Maccabi Haifa and subsequently played for Hapoel Jerusalem, Hapoel Haifa and his hometown club Maccabi Shefa-'Amr, where he finished his professional career as a player. Then Zahi started training the Shefa-'Amr team for a while and today works as a car mechanic.


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