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Leventhal, Eli

Elimeleh Leventhal

Leventhal was a member of the Israeli National team in the 1970s and captured 13 caps (appearances) during his international career (between 1974-1977). He was also a member of Israel's 1976 Olympic team.

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Career Highlights:
Leventhal was a member of Israel's 1976 Olympics team that reached the quarterfinals and finished fifth in the standings. A defender, Eli started all three preliminary games where Israel drew with Guatemala, 0-0, Mexico, 2-2, and France, 1-1. Israel's three points placed them second in thier group, behind France, good enough to advance to the quarterfinals. Leventhal then started and played the entire quarterfinal match against powerhouse Brazil, who defeated Israel, 4-1.


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