1987–88 Liga Leumit

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The 1987–88 Liga Leumit season saw the league experiment with a split-league system. After the first two rounds (26 matches), the league split, with the top eight clubs forming a Championship group and the bottom six forming a Relegation group. Within the groups, the clubs played each other once more.

Hapoel Tel Aviv won the title whilst Hapoel Lod and Maccabi Petah Tikva were relegated to Liga Artzit. Zahi Armeli of Maccabi Haifa was the league's top scorer with 25 goals.

The following season the league continued to use the split league system, but had six clubs in the Championship group and eight in the Relegation group.

Final table[edit]

Championship group[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Hapoel Tel Aviv 33 19 9 5 43 23 20 66 Qualified for Intertoto Cup
2 Maccabi Netanya 33 16 12 5 56 35 21 60
3 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 33 13 13 7 33 22 11 52
4 Shimshon Tel Aviv 33 13 11 9 35 33 2 50 Qualified for Intertoto Cup
5 Hapoel Petah Tikva 33 12 10 11 47 41 6 46
6 Hapoel Kfar Saba 33 11 12 10 33 31 2 45
7 Beitar Tel Aviv 33 9 13 11 38 40 -2 40
8 Tzafririm Holon 33 9 13 11 32 34 -2 40

Relegation group[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
9 Maccabi Haifa 31 13 8 10 56 33 23 47
10 Bnei Yehuda 31 11 11 9 28 23 5 44
11 Beitar Jerusalem 31 10 9 12 38 42 -4 39 Qualified for Intertoto Cup
12 Maccabi Tel Aviv 31 8 12 11 43 43 0 36
13 Hapoel Lod 31 3 9 19 17 69 -52 18 Relegated to
Liga Artzit
14 Maccabi Petah Tikva 31 3 8 20 19 49 -30 17

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