Sinai, Moshe : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Sinai, Moshe

The leader of the 1980s Hapoel Tel Aviv team, Sinai has been called the best player in the history of the club. A deadly midfielder who could score at will and create chances with equal aplomb, at his peak, Sinai was often compared to French legend Michel Platini.

In May 2004, Sinai was appointed assistant coach in the Israeli national team.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. 1961

Career Highlights:
Sinai led Hapoel to the 1980-81, 1985-86, and 1987-88 championships. Late in his career Moshe switched teams, moving to underdogs B'nei Yehuda and starred in their first-ever championship season in 1989-90. After he retired, Sinai was named the Hapoel Tel Aviv coach. Though he won a State Cup as coach, Hapoel struggled for survival under his tutelage, and Sinai was relieved of his duties. He would later coach Kfar Saba. Sinai coached the Israeli Olympic team, although In 2003 they were unable to reach the European youth championship.



Career Statistics:
7 goals in 47 caps (international appearances)

102 goals in 373 Israel League games

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