Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv’s captain in perpetuity, Derrick Sharp, has signed for one more year with the club for his fifteenth straight season, at age 39!

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv is proud to announce that team captain Derrick Sharp will continue to play for the team next season, 2010 – 2011.It will mark his fifteenth straight season with the club.

Coach David Blatt had this to say today: “The decision as to whether Derrick would continue with Maccabi was one of the easiest I’ve needed to make; it was completely clear to me that Sharp must stay on the team.

Derrick personifies all of the qualities we want to see in Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv’s players: ability, character, stability, continuity, success, ambition, and an affinity for tradition and symbolism.

“Throughout the years, Derrick has, first and foremost, considered the good of the team, and never thought of himself, even though he has been personally involved in many of Maccabi’s biggest successes.

Derrick is loved by everyone – the players, the staff, the fans – and I am sure he will contribute a lot this season, both on and off the court.”

Watch Sharp Bring the Israeli Cup Back to the Club


Sharp, who will celebrate his 39th birthday at the start of the coming season, has won 12 championships, 10 Israeli Cups, and 3 European Cups with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv.

To date, Sharp has scored 1,740 points in European games for Maccabi Tel Aviv – seventh in the list of Maccabi’s all-time top scorers in Europe, and first among players still suiting up.

He needs 65 more points to pass Anthony Parker on that list.

In the Israeli league (both regular season and playoffs) Derrick has scored 3,150 points.