Nitzan Shirazi

Nitzan Shirazi
Personal information
Full name Nitzan Shirazi
Date of birth (1971-07-21)21 July 1971
Place of birth Tel Aviv, Israel
Date of death 22 July 2014(2014-07-22) (aged 43)
Place of death Tel Aviv, Israel
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Bnei Yehuda
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Bnei Yehuda
Hapoel Kfar Shalem
Hapoel Kiryat Malakhi
Hapoel Kfar Saba
National team
Israel U19
Teams managed
Maccabi Tel Aviv Youth
2005–2008 Bnei Yehuda
2008–2009 Maccabi Petah Tikva
2010–2011 Hapoel Haifa
2012 Hapoel Tel Aviv
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nitzan Shirazi (Hebrew: ניצן שירזי‎‎, 21 July 1971 – 22 July 2014) was an Israeli association football player and manager.

Playing career

Born in Tel Aviv in 1971,[1] at the age of eight he played in the Bnei Yehuda kids team, then moved to the youth team and led the team to win the championship.

Shirazi moved to the Bnei Yehuda senior team at age of 17 and was immediately summoned to the youth national team but did not receive a summons to the adult team. Later in his career he left the Bnei Yehuda and went to play in lower divisions and finally retired from playing due to injury.

Manager career

After retiring from the game, Shirazi began coaching Bnei Yehuda youth team. before the beginning of the 2004 season he was appointed assistant manager of Bnei Yehuda senior team, Guy Levy. After Levy's resignation, he was appointed as the team manager. During the 2005–06 season he extended his contract.[1]

In the 2006–07, Shirazi led Bnei Yehuda to the Israeli State Cup final against Hapoel Tel Aviv but Yeghia Yavruyan goal prevent Shirazi winning the cup after 19 years.[1]

In the 2007–08 was Shirazi's final season in Bnei Yehuda. After persuasion agreed Nitzan Shirazi to continue in his position as the manager of Bnei Yehuda fifth year, but after a six consecutive losses Shirazi resigned after the 11th round ended four and a half seasons as the manager of Bnei Yehuda.[1]

On 21 August 2008, he was appointed the manager of Maccabi Petah Tikva but did not continue coaching the team next season.

On 9 February 2010, Shirazi was appointed director of Hapoel Haifa. On 5 June 2010, he was appointed the manager of Hapoel Haifa.[2] On 26 November 2011, he resigned from Hapoel Haifa.[3]

On 11 January 2012, he was appointed the manager of Hapoel Tel Aviv.[4] On 27 September 2012, Shirazi stepped down as manager due to health reasons.[5]

Personal life

Son of the Meir Shirazi, Bnei Yehuda team manager in the past, and the brother of Hezi Shirazi, a former player.[1]

He was married to Shusha Shirazi until his death from brain cancer in 2014.[1][6]



  1. ^ a b c d e f Shirazi on Bnei Yehuda Official Website (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ "Nitzan Shirazi will coach Hapoel Haifa" (in Hebrew). . Ynet. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Nitzan Shirazi resigned from Hapoel Haifa" (in Hebrew). . ONE. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Nitzan Shirazi signed in Hapoel Tel Aviv" (in Hebrew). . ONE. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Yossi Abukasis will manage Hapoel Tel Aviv" (in Hebrew). . ONE. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  6. ^ Mac TA completes first step in European dream (in English)

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