1941 Palestine Cup

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1941 Palestine Cup
Country  Palestine, British Mandate
Champions Maccabi Tel Aviv
(4th title)
Runners-up Hapoel Tel Aviv

The 1941 Palestine Cup (Hebrew: הגביע הארץ-ישראלי‎, HaGavia HaEretz-Israeli) was the twelfth season of Israeli Football Association's nationwide football cup competition. The defending holders were Beitar Tel Aviv.

The competition was delayed by disagreements within the EIFA, and instead of its usual start in early 1941 and finish at the end of the 1940–41 season, matches started on 20 September 1941, at the start of the 1941–42 season.

This competition saw a rise in the number of British and Arab teams, in part due to the heavy military presence in Palestine during the war. Among these teams were some ad-hoc teams, assembled for the competition and named after the chairmen or captain. Despite this, and for the fourth time since the competition started, the two top Tel Aviv teams, Maccabi and Hapoel met in the final. Maccabi won 2–1 to earn its 4th cup.


First round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Rishon LeZion 3–1 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
Maccabi Netanya 4–3 Hapoel Ramat Gan
Hapoel Rehovot 3–1 Hakoah Tel Aviv
Maccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva 5–2 Donaldson's XI
RAF XI 4–1 Hapoel Hadera
Imperial Haifa 4–2 Beitar Netanya
RAMC XI 2–1 Maccabi Jerusalem
Homenetmen Jerusalem 1–0 Hapoel Petah Tikva
Degel Zion Tel Aviv 3–1 Hapoel Jerusalem

Second round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team
Homenetmen Jerusalem 1–4 Beitar Tel Aviv
Degel Zion Tel Aviv 3–2 Brown's XI
Mander's Army XI 2–1 Maccabi Nes Tziona
Hapoel Rehovot 2–1 RAMC XI
Hapoel Rishon LeZion 2–1 Imperial Haifa
RAF XI 2–1 Maccabi Netanya
Maccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva 1–2 (a.e.t.) [note 1] Hapoel Tel Aviv
Hapoel Haifa 2–4 Maccabi Tel Aviv


Home Team Score Away Team
RAF XI w/o [note 2] Maccabi Tel Aviv
Mander's Army XI 0–2 Degel Zion Tel Aviv
Hapoel Rehovot 1–4 Hapoel Rishon LeZion
Beitar Tel Aviv 2–4 (a.e.t.) Hapoel Tel Aviv


Home Team Score Away Team
Maccabi Tel Aviv 4–0 Hapoel Rishon LeZion
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–0 Degel Zion Tel Aviv


15 November 1941
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–1 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Herzl Fritzner Goal 53'
Aharon Sidi Goal 87'
Yehuda Philosof Goal 43'
Maccabiah Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Markus


  1. ^ The first match was terminated at half time, when the Recruiting Committee of Petah Tikva demanded that players of both teams who were of military age should not be allowed to play. The Score at the time of abandonment was 1 – 0 to Maccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva. The tie was rearranged for the following week.
  2. ^ Due to military duty, the RAF could field only 8 men, and Maccabi was given a walkover win.


  • 100 Years of Football 1906-2006, Elisha Shohat (Israel), 2006

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