Druker, Itzhak : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Druker, Itzhak

Sport:
soccer

Country Represented:
Israel

Years Competed:
1968

Olympic Info:
At the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Druker was a member of the Israeli soccer team that reached the quarterfinals and finished fifth. A forward, he started 2 of the 3 preliminary games for Israel, a 3-1 win over El Salvador, and a 2-0 loss to Hungary (Israeli also defeated Ghana, 5-3). The Israeli team finished in second place in their group, and they advanced to the quarterfinals; Druker started and player the entire game as Israel tied Bulgaria, 1-1. To determine which team advanced to the semifinals, there was a coin toss, which the Bulgarians won. Bulgaria eventually won the silver medal while Israel had to settle with a fifth place finish.

Career Highlights:
Druker was a member of the Israeli national soccer team in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He competed in the 1968 Asian Championship; Israel lost to Iran, 2-1, in the final.

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Origin:
Israel


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