Lee Falkon

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Lee Falkon
Lee Sima Falkon.jpg
Falkon playing for MSV Duisburg in 2016
Personal information
Full name Lee Sima Falkon
Date of birth (1992-05-07) 7 May 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Mishmar HaEmek, Israel
Playing position Forward/midfielder
Club information
Current team
Western Sydney Wanderers
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 ASA Tel Aviv University
2013–2014 SC Sand 1 (0)
2014–2015 Brøndby IF
2015–2017 MSV Duisburg 32 (2)
2017– Western Sydney Wanderers 12 (1)
National team
2008–2010 Israel U19 17 (4)
2009– Israel 43 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 February 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 October 2017

Lee Falkon (born 7 May 1992) is an Israeli football player who plays as a forward for Western Sydney Wanderers.

Club career

ASA Tel Aviv University

After a few seasons training with Bnot Tiv'on Falkon started playing in the local senior league, where she joined ASA Tel Aviv University as she was attracted to their "eternal losers" tag. During her time at ASA Tel Aviv University, the club won 5 Ligat Nashim titles and 3 Israeli Women's Cup wins. At the age of 18, after receiving an "elite sportswoman" status from the army, Falkon decided to go to college in Kentucky to further her professional development, but returned to ASA Tel Aviv University when she discovered it wasn't what she expected.[1]

SC Sand

After finishing her army service, Falkon was invited to join SC Sand in the 2. Frauen-Bundesliga. She arrived after recovering from a nine-month injury and had a hard time fitting in, so after a few months she returned to Israel.[1]

Brøndby IF

After scoring a goal in Israel's away match against Denmark in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification, Falkon received an offer to sign with local Danish club Brøndby IF.[2] She had a great season with them including making the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-finals, but left as she wasn't making enough money to function financially.[1]

MSV Duisburg

In August 2015, Falkon joined recently relegated MSV Duisburg together with Israeli teammate Mairav Shamir on one-year contracts with an extension option.[3] Falkon helped MSV Duisburg get promoted back to the Frauen-Bundesliga, and in April 2017 was the first Israeli footballer to be selected by Adidas to be sponsored.[4]

Western Sydney Wanderers

Falkon joined Western Sydney Wanderers ahead of the 2017–18 season.[5]

International career

At the age of 13, Falkon joined Israel U19 team to give her a framework to play in, as there were no women's junior leagues functioning in Israel.[1]

Falkon became a leading player in the senior side too, having over 30 international caps.[1]

Honours

ASA Tel Aviv University

Winner

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Malach, Dotan (23 June 2017). "ליגה משלה: לי פלקון בועטת במוסכמות" [Her Own League: Lee Falkon Kicks at the Conventions]. nrg (in Hebrew).
  2. ^ Tzafrir, Irad (20 September 2014). "לי פלקון: "אפשר לעשות את מה שהגברים כרגע לא מצליחים"" [Lee Falkon: It is possible to do what the men are currently not managing to do]. Haaretz (in Hebrew).
  3. ^ Ackerman, Assaf (13 August 2015). "לי פלקון ומירב שמיר חתמו יחד בדואיסבורג" [Lee Falkon and Mairav Shamir signed together with Duisburg] (in Hebrew). Sport 5.
  4. ^ "לראשונה: אדידס תאמץ שחקנית כדורגל ישראלית" [For the first time: Adidas will sponsor an Israeli footballer]. ONE (in Hebrew). 6 April 2017.
  5. ^ Odong, Ann (8 September 2017). "Western Sydney Wanderers' Season 10 squad takes shape". The Women's Game.

External links

  • Lee Falkon at Soccerway
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