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Motti Kakoun

Motti Kakoun
Full nameMotti Kakoun
Date of birth (1972-11-16) November 16, 1972 (age 43)
Place of birthPetah Tikva, Israel
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Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Mahane Yehuda F.C.
Youth career
Hapoel Petah Tikva
Senior career*
1991–1999Hapoel Petah Tikva203(94)
1999CP Mérida13(2)
2000–2003Hapoel Petah Tikva86(37)
2003–2005Hapoel Kfar Saba57(21)
2005–2007Hapoel Petah Tikva31(3)
2010Beitar Petah Tikva9(4)
2010-2011Hapoel Mahane Yehuda15(5)
Beitar Petah Tikva10(0)
National team

Motti Kakoun (born November 16, 1972 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli footballer, who plays for Beitar Petah Tikva.

Football career

During his career, Kakoun played mainly for Hapoel Petah Tikva FC. He was appointed team captain at a young age, finishing the 1996–97 season as top league goalscorer, scoring 21 times to help his team finish second, to Beitar Jerusalem FC.

After four more seasons of scoring in double digits for Petah Tikva, twice reaching the 20-goal mark, Kakoun moved abroad, joining Spanish side CP Mérida (second division); however, after only four months, he returned to his country and previous club.

In April 2000, Kakoun reached scored 100th goal in his career, after scoring in a 4–2 derby win over Maccabi Petah Tikva FC. In the 2003 summer, aged 30, he joined second level team Hapoel Kfar Saba FC, playing there for two seasons, and helping it win the league in his second year, with subsequent promotion.

Kakoun moved to Hapoel Petah for a third time in 2005, retiring after two years, with official totals of 156 goals in 379 games.

He returned to play active football in October 2010 for Beitar Petah Tikva and two months later he moved to Hapoel Mahane Yehuda F.C.. At 2012 he returned to Beitar Petah Tikva.




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