Tibi Cohen

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Tibi Cohen
Personal information
Full name Tibi Cohen
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1949–1960 Maccabi Haifa 118 (3)
1962–1963 Beitar Haifa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tibi Cohen (Hebrew : טיבי כהן) was an Israeli footballer and football manager, who played for Maccabi Haifa and later for Beitar Haifa, where he served and manager-player.

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Career

Cohen joined Maccabi Haifa when he immigrated to Israel in 1949 and stayed there until retiring in 1958. [1] The club's best achievements during this period were finishing third in the league in 1957–58 and reaching the cup semi-finals in 1955. In April 1958, Cohen was called up to national team's reserve squad, but didn't make it up to the national squad.

In 1962, Cohen was appointed as coach of Beitar Haifa. [2] Cohen led the team to a 5th place finish in the North A Division of Liga Bet, which led to promotion play-offs for the final spot in Liga Alef. The club made it to the play-offs final, but lost to Hapoel Herzliya and stayed in Liga Bet. [3] Cohen left the club at the end of the season and was replaced by Jonny Hardy, who took the club to Liga Alef at the following season. [4]

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References

  1. What's Cooking at the Feet of the Carmel B. Gavrieli, Herut, 7 September 1958, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  2. Beitar Haifa Expands Its Activities Yehoshua Reich, Herut, 15 July 1962, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  3. Hapoel Herzliya – Beitar Haifa 6:1 Herut, 23 October 1963, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  4. Beitar Association Didn't Respond to the Appeals of Beitar Haifa Who Faces Liquidation Herut, 23 November 1966, Historical Jewish Press, (in Hebrew)