Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club – the management, the players and the entire staff – express their sincerest condolences to the family of renowned Israeli entertainer and ardent Maccabi Tel Aviv fan, Yosef "Seffi" Rivlin, whose early passing after a long battle with cancer has saddened the heart of each and every member of the Maccabi family. Rivlin, one of the greatest actors and comedians Israel has ever produced, was a Maccabi Tel Aviv fan in body and soul and took every opportunity to attend the team's home matches at Bloomfield Stadium. His unforgettable big smile, such a familiar sight to every child in Israel, will be sorely missed by everyone and the club will make every effort to perpetuate his memory.

In the photograph – Maccabi Tel Aviv owner Mitch Goldhar presents the late Seffi Rivlin with a framed team jersey as a token of the club's esteem at the start of the 2012/13 season.