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Jaka Ihbeisheh

Jaka Ihbeisheh

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Slovenia
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1986
  • Age: 31
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Jaka Ihbeisheh "born in Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia on August 29, 1986" is a Palestinian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Al Shamal.

He was born in Ljubljana to a Palestinian father and Slovenian mother and raised in Slovenia. After his family separated when he was three years old, he only reconnected with his father, in Ramallah, 18 years later through Facebook.

International career

In 2014, Ihbeisheh made his debut for the Palestinian national team. He was selected in Palestine's squad for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup and scored the nation's first ever Asian Cup goal, during a 5–1 defeat by Jordan in the group stage.


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