Levin, Chaim : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Levin, Chaim

Sport:
soccer

Country Represented:
Israel

Years Competed:
1968

Olympic Info:
At the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Levin was a member of the Israeli soccer team that reached the quarterfinals and finished fifth overall. The starting goalkeeper, Levin was instrumental in the Israeli's success at the Games. In their preliminary group, Israel defeated Ghana (5-3) and El Salvador (3-1), and lost to Hungary (2-0). They finished second in their group and advanced to the quarterfinals. In that game, they faced a tough Bulgarian team which had won their preliminary group, but Israel played well and tied the Bulgarians 1-1. Unfortunately for Israel, a coin toss was used to determine which team advanced to the semifinals and Bulgaria won the toss, and, eventually, the silver medal.

Career Highlights:
Levin was a member of the Israeli national soccer team in the late 1960s and early 1970s. There is a Chaim Levin goalkeeper school in Israel.

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Origin:
Israel


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