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Ehud Ben-Tovim (Hebrew: אהוד בן טובים‎‎) is a former Israeli international footballer and widely regarded as the greatest talent that Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C. has ever produced.[1] After a long period of distrust and angst between Bnei Yehuda and Ben-Tovim,[1] he was appointed manager of the youth team in 2006.[2]

Biography

Attempted move to Beitar Jerusalem

After the 1978–79 season, Ehud Ben-Tovim requested a raise from his boyhood club, Bnei Yehuda. After being denied the raise, he vented his frustrations with the Israeli media to which the club's chairmen replied that if he wanted to leave, he should pay 700,000. After almost signing with Hapoel Beersheba, Beitar Jerusalem stepped in and completed a deal with Bnei Yehuda within two days. When the transaction was complete, Bnei Yehuda fans protested in the streets of Tel Aviv, burning tires and stopping all public transportation. Riot police dispersed the crowd who renewed the protests the following day. Eventually, Ben-Tovim returned to Bnei Yehuda and Beitar received their money back.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Bar Dayan, Shirley (2004-11-19). אהוד בן טובים מדבר [Ehud Ben Tovim Speaks]. Iton Tel Aviv (in Hebrew). Archived from the original on 2007-01-28. Retrieved 2007-06-04. 
  2. ^ Schefer, Eliyana; Avitar Lang (2006-02-14). אהוד בן טובים חוזר לבני יהודה כמאמן הנוער [Ehud Ben-Yehuda good returns as coach for youth]. Maariv (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2007-06-04. 
  3. ^ Goldberg, Asher (2002-08-18). "זיכרון צילומי" [Photographic memory]. Haaretz. Retrieved 2014-08-31.