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 Mordechai SPIEGLER 1970-1975 
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Name: Mordechai Spiegler

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Country: :ISR: Israel
Clubs: Maccabi Netanya (1970-1972), Paris FC (1972-1973), PSG (1973-1974) New York Cosmos (1974-1975)
Position: *SS, AMF
Side: LF/BS
Age: 26-31 years (19/08/1944)

Height: 179 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Attack: 88
Defence: 47
Balance: 84
Stamina: 83
Top Speed: 83
Acceleration: 81
Response: 80
Agility: 82
Dribble Accuracy: 89
Dribble Speed: 83
Short Pass Accuracy: 84
Short Pass Speed: 79
Long Pass Accuracy: 83
Long Pass Speed: 78
Shot Accuracy: 85
Shot Power: 90
Shot Technique: 83
Free Kick Accuracy: 75
Swerve: 79
Header: 72
Jump: 77
Technique: 90
Aggression: 83
Tenacity: 82
GK Skills: 50
Teamwork: 85

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 7
Growth Type: Standard


CARDS:
P07: Mazing Run
S01: Reaction
S04: PK Taker
S05: 1-Touch Play

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Reaction - PK Taker - 1 Touch Pass - Outside

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


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Mordechai Spiegler was the best ever player to come from Israel. He was very skillfull and inventive striker and midfielder with offensive attitude. He played in Maccabi and NT more as a striker but in NT also as a midfield playmaker. Meanwhile in France he acted more as a midfielder. In Cosmos he formed with Pele fantastic pair of SS's and they've done a lot of spectacular moves together. They understood each other perfectly on the pitch and therefore created numerous goals and scoring chances. They were main offensive threat to oponnents defence alone, all the way killing them with fast and skillfull moves, dribblings, one-two's and fierce shooting with both feet from Spiegler. Beside strong shot Spiegler was also strong and rawbone player with good technique and mobile striker.

He was chosen as the Israeli Player of the Year a record four times, in 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, and in 1970/71. Spiegler made his international debut for Israel on 2 January 1964 against Hong Kong. He took part in the Israeli win in the 1964 AFC Asian Cup, and scored 2 goals at the tournament, which made him a joint top scorer of the tournament. Spiegler captained the Olympic team at Mexico City 1968 which reached the Quarter-Finals, losing to Bulgaria by a draw after the match ended 1-1. He remains Israel's record goalscorer, with 33 goals in 83 caps. He was nominated as the best Israeli player of the last 50 years by the Israel Football Association in the UEFA Jubilee Awards in November 2003. He was top goalscorer of Israeli Premier League 3 times, in 1965-66, 1966-68, 1968-69. His major achievement was helping Israel qualify for the Football World Cup 1970 in Mexico. He scored Israel's lone goal in World Cup history in a 1-1 draw against Sweden. That goal was one of the best long range goals in history of the World Cup, when he beat Ronnie Hellstrom with a fantastic 30 meters volley which was his main weapon. He had great variety of shots, he could score from distance or place it slower and even lob the keeper.

That goal can be seen here as well as good dribbling by Spiegler who wears No 10 shirt: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1zmDfXXPLk

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