1996–97 Liga Leumit

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The 1996–97 Liga Leumit season saw Beitar Jerusalem win their third title. Hapoel Tayibe (the first Arab club to play in the top flight) and Tzafririm Holon were relegated to Liga Artzit. Moti Kakun of Hapoel Petah Tikva was the league's top scorer with 20 goals.

Final table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Beitar Jerusalem 30 21 6 3 62 20 42 69 Qualified for Champions League
2 Hapoel Petah Tikva 30 18 6 6 57 37 20 60 Qualified for UEFA Cup
3 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 30 19 3 8 44 25 19 60 Qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
4 Maccabi Petah Tikva 30 14 10 6 39 22 +17 52 Qualified for Intertoto Cup
5 Maccabi Haifa 30 13 9 8 48 34 14 48
6 Maccabi Tel Aviv 30 13 7 10 47 34 13 46
7 Hapoel Haifa 30 12 7 11 34 33 1 43
8 Hapoel Kfar Saba 30 11 7 12 34 39 -5 40
9 Ironi Rishon LeZion 30 11 7 12 35 47 -12 40
10 Bnei Yehuda 30 10 8 12 32 40 -8 38
11 Hapoel Beit She'an 30 9 7 14 29 34 -5 34
12 Hapoel Jerusalem 30 9 7 14 30 41 -11 34
13 Hapoel Tel Aviv 30 8 9 13 29 32 -3 33
14 Maccabi Herzliya 30 9 5 16 19 28 -9 32
15 Tzafririm Holon 30 4 9 17 17 43 -26 21 Relegated to
Liga Artzit
16 Hapoel Tayibe 30 4 3 23 19 66 -47 15

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