Sporting Heroes for 60 years: No. 33 Giora Spiegel

These days, news of a soccer-playing son following in his father's footsteps is far from a rarity. Think Chelsea's Frank Lampard, the son of former West Ham legend Frank Lampard, or indeed Bolton's Tamir Cohen, the son of former Liverpool star Avi Cohen. However, in the late 1960s this was a new phenomena, and Giora Spiegel bucked the trend. Spiegel made a name for himself some 20 years after his father, Eliezer, became a legendary striker at Maccabi Petah Tikva. Giora's most impressive moments came in the summer of 1970 when he played as a forward for the Israel national team at the 1970 World Cup finals in Mexico. Although Israel didn't qualify from the group stages it performed well. At club level Spiegel became one of the first Israelis to play abroad when he moved from Maccabi Tel Aviv to French side Strasbourg in 1974. He played in France for five years before returning to Maccabi Tel Aviv and winning the league championship. After retiring Spiegel became a successful coach, winning the league title with Bnei Yehuda in 1990 and Maccabi Tel Aviv in 1994. He currently works at Betar Jerusalem as manager, alongside former Israel teammate Itzhak Schum. Tomorrow: The man who made Betar Jerusalem great