Officially and Professionally I am a Business Adviser to Entrepreneurs and an angel investor. But really I am a Football (Soccer for North Americans) Fanatic with a capital F.
I grew up playing Football. I was pretty good at it. At the age of 16 I was promoted to the first team of my home town club Macabbi Rehovoth which was then in the Israeli premier league. I was mainly warming the bench as a substitute on a good day and did not make the squad in many other matches. But I did substitute and later started a few matches and showed some promise. At the time Israeli football was an amateur sport. You had to pay to play and buy your own cleats if your parents could afford it or wear the cleats that the top team players discarded.
My hardly illustrious career ended at the age of 18 however Football continued to flow in my veins. Later in Canada I coached youth soccer including coaching my two sons to whom I transmitted the Football bug. I am spiritually inspired by Football and my virtual mentor is the great Pele whose signed picture hangs in my home office and during my professional career in every office I ever occupied.