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Israel national American football team


Israel national American football team

Israel ישראל
Left arm Body Right arm
Left arm Body Right arm
Association AFI
Region Europe (EFAF)
Founded 2012
IFAF Affiliation
Colors Blue and White
Head coach Yonah Mishaan
General manager Neria Granevich

The Israel national American football team is the official American football senior national team of Israel. The team formed in 2012 mainly of Israeli Football League players and coaching staff.


  • First Game 1
  • Competitions 2
  • Current Playing Squad 3
  • All time results 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

First Game

The first international American football game played by Israel was played 17 May 2012 in Baptist village near Petah Tikva, when the Israeli national team met Maranatha Baptist Bible College.[1] For Israeli players it was first ever game on 100 yards field in 11 players team. In the IFL American football is played on 60 yard fields by 9 player teams (in 2012, the IFL played with 8 player teams). The game finished with a 49 - 6 Maranatha win.[2]


The first official game in EFAF competitions took place at 30 August 2015 in Madrid. The opponents was Spain national American football team from EFAF C Group European Championship. As a new entry Israel could earn its way into Group B.[3] Israel won the game 28-20.[4]

Current Playing Squad

All time results

Date Opponent Venue Final Score Competition Result MVP
30 August 2015 Spain Prado de Santo Domingo, Madrid, ESP 28 - 20 EFAF European Championship Qualifier Win Dani Eastman [5]

See also


  1. ^ Tepper, Greg (16 May 2012). "In ‘grass roots miracle,’ Israel national team to play its first football game". Times of Israel. 
  2. ^ "Israel's American football team debuts". Foxsports. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Israel’s national football team heads to Spain for first int'l showdown". Jerusalem Post. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Israel's Football Team Defeats Spain in First International Game
  5. ^ "Israel Beats Spain In First International Game to Qualify for IFAF Europe’s Group B". American Football International. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 

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