1999–2000 Israeli Premier League

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The 1999–2000 Israeli Premier League season was the first in its history. The league had been formed to replace the former top division, Liga Leumit, which became the country's second tier.

Before the season started Ironi Ashdod and Liga Alef side Hapoel Ashdod were merged into F.C. Ashdod.

The season took place from the first match on 14 August 1999 to the final match on 27 May 2000. Hapoel Tel Aviv won the title, teams relegated were Hapoel Kfar Saba, Maccabi Herzliya and Hapoel Jerusalem.

Final table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Hapoel Tel Aviv 39 26 7 6 76 28 48 85 UEFA Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round
2 Maccabi Haifa 39 22 10 7 86 35 51 76 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round
3 Hapoel Petah Tikva 39 23 5 11 77 52 25 74 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1st Round
4 Maccabi Petah Tikva 39 18 6 15 50 47 3 60
5 Beitar Jerusalem 39 15 14 10 61 54 7 59 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round
6 Maccabi Tel Aviv 39 18 8 13 66 42 24 58 Four points deducted
7 Hapoel Haifa 39 13 18 8 53 36 17 57
8 F.C. Ashdod 39 13 13 13 48 49 -1 52
9 Ironi Rishon LeZion 39 10 13 16 41 65 -24 43
10 Bnei Yehuda 39 10 11 18 53 71 -18 41
11 Maccabi Netanya 39 9 13 17 37 64 -27 40
12 Hapoel Kfar Saba 39 8 14 17 40 56 -16 38 Relegated to Liga Leumit
13 Maccabi Herzliya 39 9 8 22 33 73 -40 35
14 Hapoel Jerusalem 39 6 6 27 33 82 -49 24

Top scorers[edit]

Player Club Goals
Assi Tubi Maccabi Petah Tikva 27
Serghei Cleşcenco Maccabi Haifa 22
Yossi Benayoun Maccabi Haifa 19
Rafi Cohen Maccabi Haifa 18
Ronen Harazi Hapoel Tel Aviv 17
Kobi Refua Bnei Yehuda 17
Eli Abarbanel Hapoel Petah Tikva 14
Amir Turgeman Hapoel Haifa 14
Nissan Kapeta Ironi Rishon LeZion 13
Victor Pacha Beitar Jerusalem 13
Niv Tal Hapoel Petah Tikva 13

See also[edit]