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Amos Sassi

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Full name  Amos Sassi
Playing position  Defender
1998–2000  Borussia Dortmund
Role  Footballer
Position  Defender
Place of birth  Israel
Years  Team
Name  Amos Sassi
Height  1.75 m
Date of birth  (1979-01-29) January 29, 1979 (age 36)

Amos Sassi (Hebrew: עמוס סאסי‎, born January 29, 1979) is a retired Israeli footballer. Sassi is often referred to as one of Israel's greatest wastes of talent and was the subject of a documentary in Israel on why Israel has yet to produce quality footballers and the hardships they face in improving in the Israeli system of football.

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Playing career

Sassi was a product of the Maccabi Netanya youth system where he managed to catch the eye of a scout from German club Borussia Dortmund. He left Netanya for Dortmund along with Shlomi Dahan where the two enjoyed great success even capturing a world title in a tournament for ORT high schools.

Both Dahan and Sassi excelled at Dortmund, even taking the German youth championship while there. But in order to be able to play for Israel's full national team, they had to complete their mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces. Both were loaned out to Maccabi Haifa where they languished on the bench. After a short period in Haifa, Sassi moved to Maccabi Netanya and in 2005 he retired after an unsuccessful spell with Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon. Both he and Dahan are referred to as some of the greatest wasted talents ever in Israeli football.

Personal life

Sassi enjoys playing ping pong, watching Family Matters on TV and his favourite ever football player is Diego Maradona.

References

Amos Sassi Wikipedia


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