1929 Palestine Cup

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1929 Palestine Cup
Country  Palestine, British Mandate
Teams 18
Champions Maccabi Tel Aviv
Runners-up Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem
Matches played 18
Goals scored 75 (4.17 per match)

The 1929 People's Cup (Hebrew: גביע העם‎, Gvia HaAm) was the second season of Israeli Football Association's nationwide football cup competition. The joint-winners of the previous competition were Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem.

Maccabi Tel Aviv won the cup, beating Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem 4–0 in the final, which was held on Maccabi Petah Tikva ground.

For the first (and penultimate) time, teams were allowed to enter reserve teams into the competition. However, only Maccabi Tel Aviv took advantage of this, and its B team reached the quarter-finals, before falling to Maccabi Zikhron Ya'akov after a replay.


Preliminary Round[edit]

The draw for the preliminary and the first rounds was held in mid-November 1928.[1] Preliminary round matches were played on 1 December 1928.

Home Team Score Away Team
Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 P.G.H. Sarafand
Wireless Sarafand 6–0 Gaza Bedouins

First Round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Haifa 4–0 Hapoel Jerusalem
Maccabi Tel Aviv 4–3 RAF Amman
Maccabi Zikhron Ya'akov 5–0 Maccabi Tiberias
Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem 3–0 (a.e.t.) Maccabi Hadera
Wireless Sarafand 2–0 (a.e.t.) Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva 3–3 St. George
Maccabi Tel Aviv B 2–1 Palestine and Transjordan Border Patrol
Maccabi HaGibor Haifa w/o[note 1] British Police


Home Team Score Away Team
St. George 2–1 Maccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva


Matches were played on 2 February 1929, except for the match between Hapoel Haifa and Wirless Sarafand, which was postponed due to weather conditions[2] and was played on 16 February 1929.[3]

Home Team Score Away Team
Maccabi Tel Aviv 3–1 British Police
Maccabi Tel Aviv B 1–1 Maccabi Zikhron Ya'akov
Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem 4–2 St. George
Hapoel Haifa 3–0 Wireless Sarafand


Home Team Score Away Team
Maccabi Zikhron Ya'akov 2–1 Maccabi Tel Aviv B


Home Team Score Away Team
Maccabi Zikhron Ya'akov 2–9 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem 2–0 Hapoel Haifa


30 March 1929
Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem 0–4 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Goal 4'83' Zelivanski
Goal 69' (Pen.) Berger
Goal 81' Zvi
Maccabi Petah Tikva ground
Attendance: 3000
Referee: Stollery


  1. ^ The score was originally 2-0 to Haifa.


  • 100 Years of Football 1906-2006, Elisha Shohat (Israel), 2006
  1. ^ The Competition for the E.I. Cup Do'ar HaYom, 27 November 1928, Historical Jewish Press (Hebrew)
  2. ^ In Sport Do'ar HaYom, 3.2.1929, Historical Jewish Press (Hebrew)
  3. ^ Haifa Do'ar HaYom, 17.2.1929, Historical Jewish Press (Hebrew)

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