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Azmi Nassar

Azmi Nassar

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1957
  • Age: 60
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Azmi Nassar "born in Nazareth on October 3, 1957" was an Arab-Israeli football manager and served as manager of the Palestinian national football team.

A resident of Nazareth, Nassar was married to Ruthy, and they are followers of Christianity. Azmi's wife is technically Jewish and until her marriage to Azmi, when she was 18, her Israeli ID card listed her as being Jewish.

Ruthy is the daughter of a mixed marriage between Ya'akov Kashlawi (an Arab Christian from Bir Zeit) and Rachel Cohen (a Jew from Petah Tikva).

Professional career

Palestinian National Team

In order to serve as manager of the Palestinian national football team, Nassar was required to obtain a Palestinian ID and passport to go along with his Israeli ID and passport. His ability to travel freely between the territories contributed to his success as national team coach.

Maccabi Ahi Nazareth

After guiding the club to the Israeli Premier League, Nassar resigned after the club was unsuccessful throughout the season and was replaced by Shiye Feigenbaum.

Achievements and Awards

Coach and manager of the Palestinian national football team of the Palestinian Authority 1999-2000 and 2005-2006, he led the team during the Arab competition in Qatar in the year 2000 were the team win the bronze medal after defeating both the Emirates and Qatar teams and positive even with Syria and LibyaPreviously he trained several teams including; Nazareth, Kafr Kana and Sakhnin he has also been charged with training Palestine's youth teams.

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