2002–03 Israeli Premier League

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The 2002–03 Israeli Premier League season saw Maccabi Tel Aviv win the title. It took place from the first match on 14 September 2002 to the final match on 31 May 2003.

Two teams from Liga Leumit were promoted at the end of the previous season: Hapoel Kfar Saba and Bnei Yehuda. The two teams relegated were Hapoel Haifa and Maccabi Kiryat Gat.

Final table[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA ± Pts Comments
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv (C)
33
22
3
8
66
31
+35
69
UEFA Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round
2 Maccabi Haifa
33
21
6
6
75
42
+33
69
UEFA Cup Qualifying Round
3 Hapoel Tel Aviv
33
19
10
4
53
22
+31
67
4 Maccabi Netanya
33
15
9
9
47
36
+11
54
UEFA Intertoto Cup 1st Round
5 Hapoel Be'er Sheva
33
15
6
12
56
41
+15
51
6 Maccabi Petah Tikva
33
13
11
9
45
37
+8
50
7 F.C. Ashdod
33
11
7
15
35
49
-14
40
8 Hapoel Petah Tikva
33
11
6
16
41
53
-12
39
9 Beitar Jerusalem
33
10
6
17
46
59
-13
36
10 Bnei Yehuda
33
9
7
17
39
63
-24
34
11 Hapoel Kfar Saba (R)
33
7
5
21
43
81
-38
231
Relegation to
Liga Leumit
12 Ironi Rishon LeZion (R)
33
4
6
23
35
67
-32
18

Source: Table
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; ± = Goal difference; Pts = Points
C = Champions; R = Relegated

1. Deducted 3 points.

Top goal scorers[edit]

Pos Nat Player Team Goals
1st Israel Shay Holtzman Ironi Rishon LeZion / F.C. Ashdod 18
Israel Yaniv Abargil Hapoel Kfar Saba 18
3rd Israel Kobi Refua Maccabi Petah Tikva 15
4th Israel Alon Mizrahi Hapoel Kfar Saba 14
Israel Avi Nimni Maccabi Tel Aviv 14
Israel Michael Zandberg Maccabi Haifa 14
7th Bulgaria Vladimir Andonov Bnei Yehuda 12
Israel Manor Hassan Hapoel Petah Tikva 12
Poland Andrzej Kubica Beitar Jerusalem 12
10th Israel Lior Asulin Maccabi Petah Tikva 11
Croatia Đovani Roso Maccabi Haifa 11
Israel Itzik Zohar Beitar Jerusalem 11

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