The famous American magazine chose the top executives in all fields of sports from a list of thousands. "Players win championships but executives pick the players," editors wrote as they invited readers to rank their favorites.
Mizrahi was ranked as number 16 on the list, ahead of NBA Commissioner David Stern, Sepp Blatter President of FIFA, AC Milan owner Silvio
Now it will be up to readers worldwide to determine Mizrahi's final spot on the list.
"It's a great honor to be included in such a list alongside people like David Stern, but the honor is not personal – it belongs to the State of Israel and Israeli sports," Mizrahi told Ynet.
Mizrahi (67) was nominated temporary chairman of Maccabi TA in 1969, but has stayed in that role ever since. Under his leadership, Macabbi has won the Israeli championship 37 times and claimed five European titles.