Avi Cohen

Date of birth14 November 1956
Place of birthEgypt
NationalityIsraeli
PositionDefender

Israeli international Avi Cohen famously scored an own goal in the 1980- title-decider against Aston Villa before scoring at the other end to put Liverpool in front.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Maccabi Tel Aviv 01 Jul 1979
Liverpool 01 Jul 1979

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1979-80 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1979-80 Liverpool League Division One 3
1
1
1980-81 Liverpool European Cup 2
1
1980-81 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1980-81 Liverpool League Cup 1
1980-81 Liverpool League Division One 13
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Sep 1979 Leeds United v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1980 Stoke City v Liverpool W 0-2 League Division One
01 May 1980 Arsenal v Liverpool L 1-0 FA Cup Semi-final 3rd replay
03 May 1980 Liverpool v Aston Villa W 4-1 League Division One
06 May 1980 Middlesbrough v Liverpool L 1-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1980 Birmingham City v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
13 Sep 1980 Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion W 4-0 League Division One
17 Sep 1980 Oulun PS v Liverpool D 1-1 European Cup 1st round 1st leg
20 Sep 1980 Southampton v Liverpool D 2-2 League Division One
23 Sep 1980 Liverpool v Swindon Town W 5-0 League Cup 3rd round
27 Sep 1980 Liverpool v Brighton and Hove Albion W 4-1 League Division One
01 Oct 1980 Liverpool v Oulun PS W 10-1
Agg: 11-2
European Cup 1st round 2nd leg
04 Oct 1980 Manchester City v Liverpool W 0-3 League Division One
07 Oct 1980 Liverpool v Middlesbrough W 4-2 League Division One
11 Oct 1980 Liverpool v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
18 Oct 1980 Everton v Liverpool D 2-2 League Division One
05 Nov 1980 Liverpool v Aberdeen W 4-0
Agg: 5-0
European Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
08 Nov 1980 Liverpool v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division One
15 Nov 1980 Crystal Palace v Liverpool D 2-2 League Division One
22 Nov 1980 Liverpool v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division One
25 Nov 1980 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool L 4-1 League Division One
24 Jan 1981 Everton v Liverpool L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1981 Liverpool v Leicester City L 1-2 League Division One
21 Feb 1981 Brighton and Hove Albion v Liverpool D 2-2 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1976-77 Israel FIFA World Cup 4
1976-77 Israel International Friendly 6
1976-77 Israel Olympics 3
1
1977-78 Israel International Friendly 2
1978-79 Israel International Friendly 4
1978-79 Israel Olympics 2
1979-80 Israel FIFA World Cup 2
1
1980-81 Israel FIFA World Cup 3
1
1981-82 Israel FIFA World Cup 2
1
1983-84 Israel International Friendly 2
1984-85 Israel International Friendly 8
1
1985-86 Israel FIFA World Cup 5
1
1985-86 Israel International Friendly 2
1986-87 Israel B v OT 1
1986-87 Israel International Friendly 2
1987-88 Israel International Friendly 3
1987-88 Israel Olympics 6


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Jul 1976 Israel v Guatemala D 0-0 Olympics Group B
23 Jul 1976 France v Israel D 1-1 Olympics Group B
25 Jul 1976 Brazil v Israel L 4-1 Olympics Quarter-final
22 Sep 1976 Greece v Israel W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Nov 1976 Israel v Australia D 1-1 International Friendly
15 Dec 1976 Israel v Austria L 1-3 International Friendly
29 Dec 1976 Israel v West Germany L 0-1 Olympics
26 Jan 1977 Israel v Greece D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 1977 Australia v Israel D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Feb 1977 Australia v Israel D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Feb 1977 Israel v Korea Republic D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Asia group 2
06 Mar 1977 Israel v Japan W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Asia group 2
10 Mar 1977 Israel v Japan W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Asia group 2
20 Mar 1977 Korea Republic v Israel L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Asia group 2
08 Feb 1978 Israel v Denmark W 2-0 International Friendly
22 Feb 1978 Israel v Netherlands L 1-2 International Friendly
15 Nov 1978 Israel v Belgium W 1-0 International Friendly
19 Dec 1978 Israel v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
30 Jan 1979 Israel v Austria L 0-1 International Friendly
14 Feb 1979 Israel v Greece W 4-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 1979 Israel v Belgium L 0-2 Olympics Group 3
09 May 1979 Spain v Israel D 1-1 Olympics
26 Mar 1980 Israel v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
18 Jun 1980 Sweden v Israel D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
12 Nov 1980 Israel v Sweden D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
25 Feb 1981 Israel v Scotland L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
28 Apr 1981 Scotland v Israel L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
28 Oct 1981 Israel v Portugal W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
18 Nov 1981 Northern Ireland v Israel L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
04 Apr 1984 Israel v Republic of Ireland W 3-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 1984 Israel v Wales D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 1984 Israel v Malta W 2-1 International Friendly
09 Oct 1984 Greece v Israel D 2-2 International Friendly
16 Oct 1984 Northern Ireland v Israel L 3-0 International Friendly
21 Nov 1984 Israel v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
19 Dec 1984 Israel v Luxembourg W 2-0 International Friendly
09 Jan 1985 Israel v Greece L 0-2 International Friendly
27 Feb 1985 Israel v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
01 May 1985 Israel v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 1985 Israel v Taiwan W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania 1st round
08 Sep 1985 Israel v Taiwan W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania 1st round
08 Oct 1985 Israel v Australia L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Oceania 1st round
20 Oct 1985 Australia v Israel D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Oceania 1st round
26 Oct 1985 New Zealand v Israel L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Oceania 1st round
28 Jan 1986 Israel v Scotland L 0-1 International Friendly
04 May 1986 Israel v Argentina L 2-7 International Friendly
08 Oct 1986 Israel v Romania L 2-4 International Friendly
25 Mar 1987 Israel v West Germany L 0-2 International Friendly
25 Mar 1987 Israel v West Germany L 1-2 B v OT
19 Jan 1988 Israel v Belgium L 2-3 International Friendly
27 Jan 1988 Israel v France D 1-1 International Friendly
17 Feb 1988 Israel v England D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Mar 1988 Australia v Israel L 2-0 Olympics Oceania final group
09 Mar 1988 Israel v New Zealand W 2-0 Olympics Oceania final group
13 Mar 1988 Israel v Taiwan W 5-1 Olympics Oceania final group
20 Mar 1988 Australia v Israel D 0-0 Olympics Oceania final group
23 Mar 1988 Israel v Taiwan W 9-0 Olympics Oceania final group
27 Mar 1988 New Zealand v Israel W 0-1 Olympics Oceania final group


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.