Under the Turkish influence, horse race, running, wrestling and swimming are the Palestine’s traditional sport. These games generally became a stepping stone in the path of Palestinian sports. It was only under the British when the sports played were modernized and football gained popularity over time.
The Palestine National Football Team represents the country internationally; their biggest win was 11-0 over Guam. Furthermore, the team successfully reached an all-time high position of 94th Ranking after winning the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup. The country named Ashraf Nu’man Al Fawaghra as their top goal scorer with 13 goals. He played for the Palestine at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2012 AFC Challenge Cup Qualification, and in 2010 WAFF Championship. The most recent top goal scorer known in Palestine is Ahmad Maher Wridat. He plays as a midfielder for the Palestine National Football team. Wridat was known for helping his team in taking the third place in the Philippines Peace Cup for scoring 5 goals.
A road running event called The Palestine Marathon started in the year 2013 and is held on the streets of Palestine commonly, Bethlehem. The marathon is done for a purpose of letting the world know the situation of the people and their limited freedom of movement.
Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Palestine. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please let us know.
Popular sports of Palestine
Palestine Sporting Success
- 2014 AFC Challenge Cup champions
Great athletes from Palestine
Palestine Sports trivia
Palestine at major events
Past sporting events hosted in Palestine
Upcoming sporting events in Palestine
Annual sporting events held in Palestine
- The Palestine Marathon