Shlomo Gerbi, who played at Maccabi Tel Aviv as a midfielder during the late 60’s and early 70’s passed away at the weekend aged 69.

Gerbi, who was born in 1952 joined Maccabi’s Youth Department and made his senior debut at the age of 17 in October of the 1969/70 season at the end pf which won the League and Cup double.

The following season (1970/71) Gerbi scored two goals against Thailand Champions Bangkok Bank FC and Republic of Korea Armed Forces on the way to Maccabi winning the Asian Champion Club Tournament.

Gerbi played for Maccabi’s senior side for two seasons during which he won 3 titles, made 30 appearances and scored 6 goals in all competitions.