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The Argentinian-Israeli who was a star in the capital in the 60s and 70s and led the team to win the state cup, died at the age of 84

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But in Hapoel Jerusalem with the death of former footballer Zvi Single at the age of 84.

Single, who was born in 1938 in Argentina and played for the youth team of San Lorenzo, immigrated to Israel in 1958, worked at Kibbutz Beit HaSheta and was called to help Hapoel Afula in the underground struggles under a fake name because he did not have one League card.

Hapoel Jerusalem was quick to add him to its ranks and in a short time he became the team's star along with Eli Ben Rimoush.

Of blessed memory.

Zvi Single

The late Zvi Single (photo: official website, Hapoel Jerusalem)

Single tried to play in the Australian league, with the Melbourne team, but already in 1965, after one season, he returned to Hapoel Jerusalem, where he played until 1975. In 1972, he led the team to the cup final against Hapoel Tel Aviv, in which Jerusalem lost 1:0, and a year later he led the Hapoel Jerusalem to win the State Cup with a 0:2 victory.

The club paid tribute: "Hapoel Jerusalem bows its head with the passing of one of the team's all-time giants. Exactly 50 years have passed since our captain lifted the only trophy in the club's history; he was the link player most identified with the "Golden Age", a true pillar, an outstanding talent A side made in Argentina that Hapoel had the privilege of having at home from 1959 to 1975. The king of Jerusalem derby goals for generations. Zvi Single, a legend from a generation that was not sufficiently immortalized in film, and the veterans among us must continue to tell about him with shining eyes. We are all mourning tonight. Condolences to the Single family, From the Hapoel family. May his memory be blessed."

His friends also paid tribute.

Ali Othman who collaborated with him: "Singal was the revered man in Hapoel Jerusalem, a player who had not been in the club until then, a role model on the field and in training, a man that everyone loved, I am very sad."

Eli Levy: "I played with a single, a player and a gentleman who turned Hapoel Le Jerusalem into a respected team in Israeli football. At the time, he saved the team from relegation and at the age of 38 lifted the state cup."

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Source: walla

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