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Full name  Giora Spiegel
Role  Footballer
Years  Team
Parents  Eliezer Spiegel

1965–1973  Maccabi Tel Aviv
Name  Giora Spiegel
Position  Coach
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Date of birth  (1947-07-27) July 27, 1947 (age 68)
Place of birth  Petah Tikva, Mandate Palestine
Playing position  Manager (former Midfielder)
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Education  Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium

Giora Spiegel (Hebrew: גיורא שפיגל‎‎), (born July 27, 1947, in Petah Tikva) is a former Israeli footballer and coach. As a footballer, he holds the record for the longest Israeli international career, spanning 14 years and 357 days.



Giora Spiegel is the son of Eliezer Spiegel, who played for Maccabi Petah Tikva and the Israel national football team. Spiegel attended Herzliya Hebrew High School.

Playing career

As a youth, he played with Maccabi Tel Aviv and was marked early on as a future talent. By seventeen, he was leading the national U-21 side to Asian championships and by eighteen, he had been called up to the full side. In 1973, he fought with Maccabi manager, Jerry Beit haLevi over transferring to a club in France. He later left for France, returning in 1979 to rejoin Maccabi.

Managerial career

Spiegel began his career as a manager in Hapoel Petah Tikva in the mid-1980s . After several years he moved to Maccabi Tel Aviv, which won the State Cup. After problems with some of the players and a 10–0 defeat to Maccabi Haifa, Spiegel was fired. In 1989, he moved to Bnei Yehuda, which won the Israeli Championship in 1990. In 1993, he moved to Maccabi Haifa. The team won the Israeli Championship that year without losing a single game the whole season. Under his lead, Haifa won the State Cup twice, in 1995 and in 1998. In 1999, Spiegel returned to Bnei Yehuda and after one unsuccessful season with the club he moved to Ironi Rishon LeZion for two years.

In July 2007, after an absence of five years from the Israeli football scene, Spiegel was hired by Beitar Jerusalem as its general manager. That year, the team won the Double. In August 2008, he retired.


Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • Israeli championships (4): 1967–68, 1969–70, 1971–72, 1978–79
  • Israel State Cup (3): 1966–67, 1969–70, 1976–77
  • Asian Club Championship (2): 1968–69, 1970–71
  • International

  • AFC Youth Championship (1): 1965
  • Individual

  • Member of the Israeli Football Hall of Fame (2009)
  • Club

    Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • State Cup (1): 1987-88
  • Bnei Yehuda
  • Israeli championships (1):1989–90
  • Maccabi Haifa
  • Israeli championships (1): 1993–94
  • State Cup (2): 1994-95, 1997-98
  • (general manager)

    Beitar Jerusalem
  • Israeli championships (1):2007–08
  • State Cup (1): 2007–08
  • References

    Giora Spiegel Wikipedia

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