On the occasion of Borussia Dortmund‘s visit to Israel, the delegation of the eight-time German champions led by CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has engaged in pleasant meetings and fruitful conversations with representatives from Maccabi Netanya.

Following their visit of Maccabi‘s crucial home match vs Hapoel Tel Aviv, BVB‘s delegation that also consisted of CMO Carsten Cramer, Technical Director Edin Terzic and 1997 UEFA Champions League Winner and 1990 World Champion Karl-Heinz Riedle, sent out an invitation for a return visit of Maccabi Netanya to Dortmund for a home match at Signal Iduna Park.

More importantly, both clubs in close alignment with Comtecgroup spoke about potential dates for the recently postponed friendly match between FCMN and BVB.

To further enhance the grown ties between them, the clubs have agreed to exchange and co-operate on different levels, such as know-how exchanges in fields like communications, fan liaison management, marketing, but as a very concrete measure also joint grassroots projects that will include a presence of the BVB Evonik football academy with BVB coaches in Israel in autumn of 2022.

Niv Goldstein, Maccabi Netanya CEO: “The Maccabi Netanya Club is proud of its unique cooperation with one of the leading clubs in the world. I have no doubt that the combination of forces between the two clubs will lead to new standards that will move Israeli football in general and Maccabi Netanya in particular on various and varied issues. Borussia Dortmund's exciting visit to Israel has proven that the game of football is an international language that bridges cultures and people as well as its ability to unite and bring us all together in an age of wars and struggles.“