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December 20, 2016 12:46 pm

After Scoring Game-Winning Goal in German League Match, Israeli Player Reveals Shirt Declaring Faith in God

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Israeli soccer player Almog Cohen, a midfielder for FC Ingolstadt, reveals a shirt bearing Hebrew words after scoring a goal on Sunday. Photo: Facebook.

Israeli soccer player Almog Cohen, a midfielder for FC Ingolstadt, reveals a shirt bearing a Hebrew phrase after scoring a goal on Sunday. Photo: Facebook.

An Israeli soccer player put his Jewish faith proudly on display after scoring a crucial goal during a German Bundesliga match on Sunday.

FC Ingolstadt midfielder Almog Cohen — also a member of Israel’s national soccer team — netted what would prove to be the game-winning goal during the 73rd minute of a 2-1 upset road victory over Bayer Leverkusen.

During his post-goal celebration, the 28-year-old Cohen lifted up his jersey to reveal a shirt underneath, bearing the Hebrew words, “Hashem hu ha-elokim” (Hashem is the one God).

“I’m a man of deep belief,” Cohen told the Israeli sports media outlet ONE. “Everyone complimented me on the shirt. Even my German teammates asked me what was written there and I explained it to them.”

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