Dr. Raul Geller, a former outstanding international soccer star, had been the orthopedic surgeon in Israel specializing in sports injuries for many years. He stated that the "ForceField FF Headband is the best innovation and contribution to the sport of soccer. The headband will reduce to risk of head injuries to both children and adults."
Geller, who was born in Peru, is more than likely the first and only Israeli soccer player to double as a player and an orthopedic surgeon. He is remembered as the player who brought Betar Jerusalem to life. To this day, Betar is a symbol of the Israeli right wing and the champion of the lower classes. When Geller arrived at the club, they were a local phenomenon languishing in the Second Division. Geller led them to the top league and cemented their fan base with his technical excellence.
Career Highlights: Geller played a key part in the successful promotion campaign of club team Porvenir Mirfloris in 1960. He then played for the Peruvian national team in the 1964 Copa America.
In the mid-1960s, Geller went to Israel and joined Betar Jerusalem. His career reached its zenith during the strike-plagued 1966-67 season when Betar finally won promotion. Geller was the undisputed star, scoring 41 goals. In the next season he helped Betar avoid relegation and retired from play at the age of 34. He stands behind Uri Malmilian and Eli Ohana as Betar's third top scorer of all time although he played only four seasons with the club.
Origin: Kiwamba, Peru
Career Dates: Player: 1956-69
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Dr. Raul Geller was a Peruvian-Israeli footballer and the third all time leading scorer of Beitar Jerusalem F.C. After securing promotion for club team, Porvenir Mirfloris, and representing Peru at the 1964 Copa América, Geller joined Beitar and helped the club gain promotion to the Liga Leumit.
Country of nationality: Peru and Israel
Dr. Raul Geller with Dr. C. J. Abraham, the inventor of the ForceField FFTM Headband (July 2009)
Dr. Abraham competed in Grand Master's Tennis in 2009.