1986–87 Liga Leumit

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The 1986–87 Liga Leumit season saw Beitar Jerusalem win their first title. Maccabi Yavne, Maccabi Jaffa and Beitar Netanya (in their first, and to date only season in the top division) were all relegated to Liga Artzit. Eli Yani of Hapoel Kfar Saba was the league's top scorer with 16 goals.

Format changes[edit]

On 1 September 1986 the IFA board confirmed a proposal through which the number of teams in Liga Leumit would decrease to 14 teams. For this season three teams would relegate to Liga Artzit (as it was in previous seasons), and only one team would be promoted to Liga Leumit.[1]

Final table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Beitar Jerusalem 30 19 9 2 59 27 32 66 Qualified for
Intertoto Cup
2 Bnei Yehuda 30 11 18 1 37 25 12 51
3 Maccabi Tel Aviv 30 12 11 7 43 25 18 47
4 Hapoel Lod 30 11 12 7 35 21 14 45
5 Shimshon Tel Aviv 30 10 15 5 33 20 13 45
6 Maccabi Petah Tikva 30 11 12 7 29 21 8 45
7 Maccabi Netanya 30 12 8 10 30 30 0 44
8 Hapoel Kfar Saba 30 11 9 10 44 40 4 42
9 Maccabi Haifa 30 9 12 9 35 28 7 39
10 Hapoel Petah Tikva 30 9 11 10 31 30 1 38
11 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 30 7 15 8 20 19 1 36
12 Hapoel Tel Aviv 30 6 16 8 20 22 -2 34
13 Beitar Tel Aviv 30 7 13 10 33 39 -6 34
14 Maccabi Yavne 30 6 12 12 28 35 -7 30 Relegated to
Liga Artzit
15 Maccabi Jaffa 30 4 10 16 23 48 -25 22
16 Beitar Netanya 30 3 1 26 22 92 -70 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ 3 Teams Will Be Relegated from the Leumit and Only One Team Will Advance from the Artzit Ma'ariv, 2 September 1986, Historical Jewish Press (Hebrew)