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Hapoel Galil Elyon (Hebrew: הפועל גליל עליון‎) is an Israeli basketball club. The team represents the north-east region of the country – the Upper Galilee, and the Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights. In June 2008, the club was merged with Hapoel Gilboa (who had previously been merged with Hapoel Afula, who regained their independence) to form a new club, Hapoel Gilboa Galil. The team was re-established in 2009.[1]

הפועל גליל עליון
Hapoel Galil-Elyon
הפועל גליל עליון Hapoel Galil-Elyon logo
LeaguesLiga Leumit
Founded1978
History1978–2008, 2009–present
ArenaHeihal HaPais
(capacity: 2,200)
LocationKfar Blum, Israel
Team colorsRed and white
PresidentNir Wasserman
Head coachAvishai Gordon
Championships1 Israeli Championship
2 Israeli State Cups
Uniforms

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HistoryEdit

In 1992–93 the club, then coached by Pini Gershon – became the first club based outside Tel Aviv to have won the Israeli Championship, ending Maccabi Tel Aviv's 23-year winning streak. They also won the State Cup twice, in 1988 and 1992.

Between 1990 and the club's merger in 2008, several of the Israel's most successful basketball players have come through the club, including Nadav Henefeld, Oded Kattash, Doron Sheffer, Gur Shelef, Lior Eliyahu and Sharon Sasson, earning the team the nickname "the Israeli basketball college".

HonoursEdit

RosterEdit

Hapoel Galil Elyon roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PG 4   Sabag, Ron 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 29 – (1990-03-25)25 March 1990
C 5   Lual-Acuil, Jo 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 25 – (1994-04-25)25 April 1994
PG 6   Israeli, Guni (C) 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 34 – (1984-11-18)18 November 1984
F/C 7   Ruina, Miron 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 23 – (1995-12-13)13 December 1995
G 9   Sharp, D.J. 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 22 – (1996-12-19)19 December 1996
PF 10   Sapir, Alon 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 25 – (1994-03-26)26 March 1994
G 13   Yerushalmi, Shaked 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 23 – (1995-07-26)26 July 1995
G/F 14   Madden, Rashad 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 27 – (1992-05-23)23 May 1992
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: July 3, 2019

Notable playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Notable coachesEdit

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