1957–58 Liga Alef

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The 1957–58 Liga Alef season saw Beitar Jerusalem win the title. However, there was no promotion to Liga Leumit or relegation to Liga Bet, after the Israel Football Association decided to abandon the league before the end of the season, due to suspicions of bribery.[1]

Final table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Beitar Jerusalem 20 13 4 3 33 16 17 30
2 Bnei Yehuda 20 12 3 5 39 26 13 27
3 Hapoel Mahane Yehuda 20 11 4 5 63 41 22 26
4 Shimshon Tel Aviv 20 8 7 5 27 16 11 23
5 Hapoel Kiryat Haim 20 8 5 7 36 36 0 21
6 Maccabi Hadera 20 7 7 6 21 33 -12 21
7 Maccabi Rehovot 20 6 6 8 33 29 4 18
8 Hapoel Hadera 20 6 6 8 26 30 -4 18
9 Hakoah Tel Aviv 20 6 6 8 32 43 -11 18
10 Hapoel Afula1 20 6 3 11 31 40 -9 15
11 Hapoel Rehovot 19 4 5 10 26 42 -16 13
12 Maccabi Sha'arayim 19 3 2 13 16 41 -25 8

1. Hapoel Balfouria which were promoted from Liga Bet, merged with Hapoel Afula in 1954.[2] however, since the 1957-58 season, they were officially known as Hapoel Afula, and also mentioned by the press in both names.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All the league matches starting this Saturday were abandoned due to the fixed matches (Page 1) Hadshot HaSport, 14 May 1958, archive.football.co.il (Hebrew)
  2. ^ FA Operated Maariv, 29.8.54, Historical Jewish Press (Hebrew)
  3. ^ Bnei Yehuda 0-3 defeat to Kiryat Haim increase chances of Beitar Heruth, 20.4.58, Historical Jewish Press (Hebrew)
  4. ^ Hapoel Balfouria and Beer Sheva in Liga Alef Davar, 14.6.59, Historical Jewish Press (Hebrew)