Match worn/issued Maccabi Haifa 2011/12 home shirt, issued to/worn by Nigerian-born Israeli midfielder Dele Yampolsky #26 in the 2011/12 Europa League group stage. This was Maccabi Haifa's first ever Europa League campaign, and they ended up finishing in third place in their group which contained Schalke 04, Steaua Bucharest and AEK Larnaca. Yampolsky appeared as a substitute in 3 of the 6 group stage matches, playing a total 136 minutes and registering one assist in the 2-1 away defeat against Larnaca. This was Yampolsky's first season at Maccabi Haifa having joined from Maccabi Netanya, and it was pretty decent as he made 42 appearances and scored 8 goals in all competitions, including two in the Champions League qualifiers as well as an equalizing goal in the 2012 Israeli Cup final, which Maccabi lost in the end. His second season was very unsuccessful as he made only 9 appearances (mostly as a substitute) before being released at the end of the season.
|Yampolsky (left) in action against Schalke 04 at home|
|Yampolsky (left) celebrating one of Maccabi's goals against Steaua (c) Adobe|