45 Championships, 35 Cups,
5 European Cups
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv is the greatest basketball team in Israel. They have
been successful since the beginning of the basketball league in 1954.
They have won the championship title 45 times, including 23 titles in a row
between 0791 to 1992, probably a world record. They have won the national
cup 35 times. Maccabi is Israel’s representative in the world of sport.
Elite, Israel’s largest food company have been sponsoring Maccabi since
1969. Maccabi Tel Aviv has always been proud to provide the national team
with large number of players.
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv was the first Israeli club to enter the European Cup
for Champions in 1958. Since then they have played 577 games, And were
the first and only Israeli club to play in a final. They have won 5 Champion
Cups (1977, 1981, 2001, 2004, 2005), and played in 11 Champions Cup
finals. In 1980 Maccabi won the Intercontinental Cup, and in 1994 and 2004
they organized the European final 4” in Tel Aviv.
In 2002/03 Maccabi took part in the Adriatic League, finishing the season in
first place with a 17-4 record. Again the final 4 was to be played in Tel Aviv,
but because of the war in Iraq they played in Ljubljana. Maccabi lost in the
final 88-91 to a team from croatia.
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv was first Israeli team to take part in the McDonald
Championship, in London in 1995. In December 1997 the club organized the
FIBA Eurostars in which top European players clashed in the game between
East and West selections. Five of Maccabi Elite players were selected to play
in the Eurostars games: Nadav Henefeld, Oded Katash, Doron Sheffer, Randy
White & Rashard Griffith. Captain Gur Shelef & Nikola Vujcic appeared In
October 2002 in the Euroleague All Star team in an exhibition game in
Madrid as part of Real Madrid Centenary celebrations. Maccabi Tel Aviv
played in December 2002 in Madrid in the final event of those celebrations.
Number Player Name Date of Birth Height Position Season Nationality
04 Regev Fanan 23/11/81 1.83 G 4th Israel
05 Maceo Baston 29/05/76 2.06 F/C 3rd USA
06 Derrick Sharp 05/10/71 1.83 PG/G 10th Israel
07 Nikola Vujcic 14/06/78 2.11 F/C 5th Croatia
08 Anthony Parker 19/06/75 1.98 SF 5th USA
09 Ilan Kadosh 18/01/79 1.89 PG 1st Israel
10 Tal Burstein 19/02/80 1.98 PG/G 6th Israel
11 Sharon Shason 16/03/78 2.06 SF 1st Israel
12 Assaf Dotan 05/03/74 1.94 G 3rd Israel
14 Omri Casspi 22/06/88 2.03 SF 1st Israel
15 Will Solomon 20/07/78 1.87 PG/G First USA
20 Kirk Penney 23/11/80 1.95 G First New Zealand
23 Jamie Arnold 10/03/75 2.02 F 1st USA
41 Yaniv Green 16/05/80 2.06 F/C 2nd Israel