History in Short

Following Avram Grant’s departure in the summer of 1995, the Club appointed Dror Kashtan as the Yellow & Blue coach which also marked the arrival of Yevgeni Kashentsev of the Belarus National Team. The striker, who was born in 1971 grew up in the Dynamo Barnaul youth system, joined Maccabi as a major acquisition from Dinamo Minsk where he had won four championships and two cups between 1991-1995.
In his first match with the Yellow & Blue, Kashentsev scored in away tilt against Swiss side Grasshopper in Champions League qualifying, a goal that gave Maccabi hope of qualifying for the group stages. However, the dream was dashed after a 1:0 loss in the second leg. In the same season he scored 12 goals across all competitions and also captured the Double.

The following campaign, Kashetnsev moved to right back under Avram Grant and scored six goals. Before leaving Maccabi, the Belarusian scored a total of 18 goals. He then played for Hapoel Taibe, Ironi Rishon Le’Zion and in 2000 returned to his roots and signed with Dynamo Barnaul where he finished his career. In 2016, Kashentsev was welcomed back to Bloomfield Stadium for the first time since leaving Israel as part of the Legends Club that Maccabi Tel Aviv introduced last season.

Top Moment

Kashentsev had plenty of amazing moments as a member of Maccabi, from the goal at Grasshopper to his goal against Spanish side Tenerife in the UEFA Cup. However, one match that will always stand out will be the contest against Hapoel Beer Sheva in the Double Season of 1995/96 when he found the back of the goal three times versus the desert city rival. Watch


Championship: 1995/96
State Cup: 1995/96