Holtzman Shay HOLTZMAN


Born Jan 11, 1974
Netanya, ISRAEL
Age 49 years old
Size 1.85 m
Weight 79 kg
Position Centre forward
Hapoël Beer-Sheva Hapoël Beer-Sheva 1997
Beitar Jerusalem Beitar Jerusalem 1998
Numbers 29
Israël A
Netanya Netanya
Maccabi Haifa Maccabi Haifa
Zafririm Holon Zafririm Holon
Hapoël Beer-Sheva Hapoël Beer-Sheva
Rennes Rennes
Beitar Jerusalem Beitar Jerusalem
Hapoel Haifa Hapoel Haifa
Austria Vienne Austria Vienne
Netanya Netanya
Maccabi Petah Tikva Maccabi Petah Tikva
Rishon LeZion Rishon LeZion
Ashdod Ashdod
The Israeli goalscorer Shay Holtzman joined Stade Rennais FC in the summer of 1997 after a conclusive trial for Manager Guy David. He arrived with the reputation of a prolific goalscorer, with flattering statistics of 39 goals from 110 appearances. He had already won the Israeli League Title in 1994, and the Israeli National Cup competition in 1997 with Maccabi Haifi and Hapoël Beer Sheva respectively. Unfortunately, he would never get the chance to play at First Team level in a Rennes shirt. With too many players from outside the European Union in their squad, Holtzman was forced to play for the Reserves. He scored 5 goals at that level, and he could have helped out after Jinani left the club, but they went and successfully recruited Kaba Diawara during the Winter transfer window. Holtzman returned to Israel in February 1998 before having mixed fortunes in Austria. He went on to become top scorer in the Israeli Premier League in 2003, 2004 and 2006 and earned a total of 9 caps, scoring once for his country at international level.