Last week-end Bloomfield Stadium was bubbling with life, but this particular day it wasn’t down to the match with Maccabi Netanya

Amateur Pro Evolution enthusiasts usually brag about dribbling in style with Messi or netting a free kick along with Christiano Ronaldo. Last Thursday sixteen of them got their big chance to test themselves at a Playstation tournament held at the Bloomfield Stadium’s VIP section. The hall was already kitted out when the participants arrived, with plasmas in every corner, consoles in bunches around the hall and itchy thumbs waiting to get a touch on the controls.  All sixteen winners-in-waiting competed for the right to be crowned the Maccabi Tel-Aviv Fans’ Pro Evolution Champion.

Not only did the winner get an official Maccabi Tel-Aviv player’s jersey and a collector’s version of Pro Evolution 2013. He also earned the right to go head-to-head with champion of the Maccabi Tel -Aviv club players’ tournament playoffs, Moanes Dabour.