Hapoel Be'er Sheva 2019/20 home - Ben Sahar #14 (Israel State Cup Final)

Match worn Hapoel Be'er Sheva 2019/20 Cup Final shirt, worn by Israeli striker Ben Sahar #14 vs. Maccabi Petach Tikva in the 2020 Israel State Cup Final on July 13, 2020 at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv. Sahar played 82 minutes and scored the first goal in the 2-0 victory, helping Be'er Sheva win its second ever State Cup, and first in 23 years. This was his last match for Be'er Sheva.

Sahar, who transitioned through many different countries and clubs in Europe, signed for Hapoel Be'er Sheva in summer of 2015, and would go on to have an extremely successful 5-season spell at the club until 2020. In these 5 seasons, they won 3 consecutive Israeli League titles (15/16, 16/17 and 17/18), this State Cup, one League Cup and one Super Cup.

He scored a total of 72 goals in 200 matches in all competitions (excl. the League Cup) for Be'er Sheva, before leaving for Cypriot giants APOEL Nicosia 10 days after this match. He is as such the 4th-highest goalscorer in Hapoel Be'er Sheva's history. He also has a total of 8 goals in 44 appearances for the Israel national team.

This is the 4th (and 2nd consecutive) Israeli State Cup final where match details were printed on the shirts, and the first one where both teams had them. The shirt features the match details in Hebrew in the center of the chest, while the cup final badge is, interestingly, placed on the right sleeve. In previous finals, the match details were in English. This is the first Kelme shirt in my collection.


Sahar, with the shirt, in action in the 2020 Israel State Cup Final vs. Maccabi Petach Tikva

Sahar, with the shirt, celebrating after scoring in the 2020 State Cup Final vs. Maccabi Petach Tikva

Sahar, with the shirt, scoring in the 2020 Israel State Cup Final vs. Maccabi Petach Tikva

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