Dror Kashtan

Dror Kashtan (Hebrew: דרור קשטן‎, born 1 October 1944[1]) is an Israeli former footballer and manager. As a player, he represented the Israeli national team three times.[1] As a manager, he took charge of numerous clubs[2] as well as the Israel under-21 team, and, from 2006[3] to 2010, the senior national team.

Dror Kashtan
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-10-01) 1 October 1944 (age 76)
Place of birth Petah Tikva, Mandate Palestine
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1975 Hapoel Petah Tikva 95 (0)
1975–1976 Hapoel Kfar Saba 45 (0)
National team
Israel U-19
1962 Israel 3 (0)
Teams managed
1977 Hapoel Kfar Saba
1977–1978 Hapoel Kiryat Ono
1978–1980 Hapoel Lod
1980–1983 Hapoel Kfar Saba
1983–1984 Hapoel Lod
1984–1985 Israel U21
1985–1987 Beitar Jerusalem
1987–1988 Maccabi Haifa
1988–1989 Beitar Jerusalem
1989–1990 Hapoel Ramat Gan
1991–1992 Maccabi Petah Tikva
1992–1994 Beitar Jerusalem
1994–1995 Hapoel Haifa
1995–1996 Maccabi Tel Aviv
1996–1997 Hapoel Tel Aviv
1997–1999 Beitar Jerusalem
1999–2004 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2004–2005 Hapoel Petah Tikva
2005–2006 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2006–2010 Israel
2010–2011 Bnei Yehuda
2011–2012 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2012–2013 Bnei Yehuda
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Early life and managerial careerEdit

Born in Petah Tikva during the Mandate Palestine, Kashtan had an unremarkable playing career in Liga Leumit at Hapoel Petah Tikva, although He remains the only Israeli player to be called up to the full national team before playing a single match in league play.[2] As a manager, he is the most successful manager of all time in Israeli football with six championships, six State Cups and three Toto Cups.


As playerEdit

As managerEdit


  1. ^ a b "National team player's details: Kashtan Dror". The Israel Football Association. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Sporting Heroes for 60 Years: No. 40 Dror Kashtan". Jerusalem Post. 24 March 2008. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  3. ^ Sinai, Allon (31 January 2006). "Kashtan: I am not afraid of challenges". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 September 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)