The youth team in the final of the European Championship
Seat of Honor: Eli Madmon made his way from the seat to the main stage of Europe
Eli Madmon grew up in a moshav in the south of a family of farmers, but instead of being sucked into this world he decided he would be a football player.
At the age of 17, he already played in the alumni of Be'er Sheva with Aboksis, and the signing of Shai Elias should not really delay him either.
On Friday (21:00, Sport 4) he will hope that England will also get to know him
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Summary: Israel's youth team defeated France 1: 2 (Sport 1)
At the age of 11, Moshe Madmon took his son Eili for a conversation about life.
When you grow up in a farm for a family of farmers, it is easiest to be sucked in into the natural world that you know from age zero.
But Eli Madmon only wanted football.
"Dad, I'll play in Europe. I promise," Eli told Moshe, in a conversation the father has not forgotten for eight years.
They are from Moshav Ein HaBesor in the Eshkol region near the Gaza Strip.
Grow all kinds of crops, but specialize in tomatoes.
Madmon the father decided to flow with his son, cultivate his talent, but mostly let him be independent.
This is how it is when you are a farmer and live in a moshav 45 minutes drive from Be'er Sheva.
The child wants Europe, but life requires you to work the land in order to give produce.
From a young age he made it clear to Eli that he would have to manage a lot on his own and be a master to himself.
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At the age of 17, he already played in the alumni of Be'er Sheva with Aboksis.
Madmon (Photo: Danny Maron)
He was small and skinny and was sent by his first coach to play on the left wing.
In one of the games for children B, Hapoel Beer Sheva reached Shoham and the ball did not move on the field.
So team coach Tzachi Altit, told Madmon to play the number 10, under the striker.
From that moment Madmon did not move from this position and his team played football from foot to foot.
He was the landlord.
When he was 15 and physically strong, it was decided to bring him down a bit to play the central connection.
He who knows how to build, but also to extract bullets and destroy.
This was a time when Maccabi and Hapoel Tel Aviv had already noticed him and tried to attract the family to the center of the country.
Moshe Madmon decided that he would not leave and stayed at Hapoel Beer Sheva, which was in the advanced stages of the joint venture with Atletico Madrid.
Madmon was called up to Spain with a few other notable players in the league and was asked to stay.
The family did think and decided to give up.
He was then only 15 years old and everyone around felt it was too early.
At the age of 17 and a few months, he already played in the seniors with Yossi Aboksis, who saw in him things he had.
He asked Madmon to play even more than Achok the number 6 and built on him, but Aboksis resigned and went to Bnei Yehuda.
Madmon is an excellent male and took him to the Hatikva neighborhood last season in a bad team season.
His name was carried this week by many in the context of Shai Elias.
On the evening he won the team's link in the semi-final match against France, Hapoel Beer Sheva took a significant step to acquire Elias and angered not only its fans who want another significant home player on the roster.
Madmon was less excited.
His head is here in Slovakia in the European Championship final.
What happens after that, will wait.
He knows that sentence he told his father eight years ago, he can realize with a big game against England.
Passed a long way from the seat to the main stage of Europe (Photo: Official website, Football Association)
Eli Madmon has come a long way from the seat to the main stage of Europe here.
A way that many probably would not have stood.
Every summer he stepped up what he did all season.
The parents took two personal trainers.
One for strengthening the body and physical fitness and the other for personal technique and kicks.
"He worked harder than many," testify in the youth department of Hapoel Beer Sheva.
"And here are the results."
Unlike many on the team who celebrated only 18, Madmon is a native of 2003 and has already crossed the age of 19. He is respected by others because he has had a resume for two years in adulthood.
"He is a good captain," says a player on the team.
"Someone who is respected. Very reminiscent of Beavers Natcho from what we hear about Beavers' leadership. If you look for a personality in our team as well, Eli is a great example. ".
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