1962–63 Liga Leumit

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The 1962–63 Liga Leumit season saw Hapoel Petah Tikva crowned champions for the fifth successive season, a record which remains unbeaten. Hapoel's Zharia Ratzabi was the league's top scorer with 12 goals.

Although Maccabi Petah Tikva finished bottom, they were not relegated as the Israel Football Association made a decision to enlarge the league to 15 clubs the following season.

Final table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Hapoel Petah Tikva 22 13 6 3 38 17 21 32
2 Hapoel Tel Aviv 22 9 9 4 31 16 15 27
3 Maccabi Jaffa 22 10 4 8 35 24 11 24*
4 Shimshon Tel Aviv 22 9 6 7 32 33 -1 24
5 Bnei Yehuda 22 9 4 9 30 33 -3 22
6 Hapoel Jerusalem 22 9 3 10 21 24 -3 21
7 Maccabi Tel Aviv 22 7 7 8 22 26 -4 21
8 Hapoel Tiberias 22 8 4 10 26 29 -3 20
9 Maccabi Haifa 22 7 5 10 36 41 -5 19
10 Hakoah Ramat Gan 22 5 8 9 20 31 -11 18
11 Hapoel Haifa 22 6 5 11 20 26 -6 17
12 Maccabi Petah Tikva 22 6 5 11 19 30 -11 17*

* No points or goals were awarded for the Maccabi Petah Tikva-Maccabi Jaffa game due to suspicions of bribery in the match, which ended 3-1.

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