2007–08 Israeli Premier League

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Israeli Premier League
Season 2007–08
Champions Beitar Jerusalem
2nd Premier League title
6th top-flight title
Relegated Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan and Hapoel Petah Tikva
Champions League Beitar Jerusalem (second qualifying round)
Europa Cup Hapoel Tel Aviv (group stage)
Maccabi Netanya (second qualifying round)
Maccabi Tel Aviv (second qualifying round)
Goals scored 459
Average goals/game 2.318
Top goalscorer Ghana Samuel Yeboah (15)
Biggest home win Beitar Jerusalem 5-0 F.C. Ashdod (7 October 2007)
Biggest away win F.C. Ashdod 1-6 Maccabi Netanya (29 September 2007)
Highest scoring F.C. Ashdod 1-6 Maccabi Netanya (29 September 2007)
Longest unbeaten run Beitar Jerusalem (16 games)

The 2007–08 Israeli Premier League season began on 18 August 2007 and ended on 1 June 2008, with Beitar Jerusalem win their second consecutive title.

Two teams from Liga Leumit were promoted at the end of the previous season: Ironi Kiryat Shmona and Bnei Sakhnin. The two teams relegated were Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan and Hapoel Petah Tikva.

League table[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA ± Pts Comments
1 Beitar Jerusalem (C) 33 20 7 6 61 23 +38 67 UEFA Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round
2 Maccabi Netanya 33 16 10 7 40 24 +16 58 UEFA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
3 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 33 15 11 7 43 34 +9 56 UEFA Cup 1st Qualifying Round
4 Bnei Sakhnin 33 15 10 8 35 29 +6 55 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2nd Round
5 Maccabi Haifa 33 13 8 12 38 27 +11 47
6 Maccabi Tel Aviv 33 11 8 14 43 43 0 41
7 Hapoel Tel Aviv 33 12 5 16 35 40 -5 41 UEFA Cup 1st Qualifying Round1
8 F.C. Ashdod 33 11 6 16 36 52 -16 39
9 Bnei Yehuda 33 11 5 17 31 43 -12 38
10 Maccabi Petah Tikva 33 10 7 16 28 39 -11 37
11 Hapoel Kfar Saba (R) 33 9 10 14 37 54 -17 37 Relegation to
Liga Leumit
12 Maccabi Herzliya (R) 33 7 9 17 32 51 -19 30

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

Source: The Israel Football Association
1. Since Beitar Jerusalem won both Israeli State Cup and the Israeli Premier League championship, then the cup-runner-up, Hapoel Tel Aviv, awarded with entry to the 2008–09 UEFA Cup.


Results[edit]

First round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team
Round 1
Maccabi Netanya 0–0 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–1 F.C. Ashdod
Beitar Jerusalem 3–0 Bnei Yehuda
Maccabi Haifa 0–1 Bnei Sakhnin
Maccabi Petah Tikva 0–1 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 3–0 Maccabi Herzliya
Round 2
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–2 Beitar Jerusalem
F.C. Ashdod 1–0 Maccabi Haifa
Maccabi Petah Tikva 3–2 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Hapoel Kfar Saba 0–0 Bnei Yehuda
Maccabi Herzliya 1–2 Maccabi Netanya
Bnei Sakhnin 0–0 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Round 3
Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–1 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Maccabi Haifa 0–1 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Beitar Jerusalem 4–2 Maccabi Herzliya
Maccabi Netanya 1–2 Bnei Sakhnin
Bnei Yehuda 1–1 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 2–1 F.C. Ashdod
Round 4
Bnei Sakhnin 2–2 Beitar Jerusalem
Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–3 Maccabi Haifa
Maccabi Petah Tikva 3–1 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
F.C. Ashdod 1–6 Maccabi Netanya
Maccabi Herzliya 0–2 Bnei Yehuda
Hapoel Kfar Saba 1–1 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Round 5
Hapoel Tel Aviv 0–2 Maccabi Herzliya
Beitar Jerusalem 5–0 F.C. Ashdod
Bnei Yehuda 3–0 Bnei Sakhnin
Maccabi Haifa 2–1 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Maccabi Netanya 1–0 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 1–0 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Round 6
Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–2 Maccabi Netanya
Maccabi Petah Tikva 1–2 Beitar Jerusalem
F.C. Ashdod 3–0 Bnei Yehuda
Hapoel Kfar Saba 2–3 Maccabi Herzliya
Bnei Sakhnin 1–0 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Haifa 1–0 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Round 7
Hapoel Tel Aviv 0–2 F.C. Ashdod
Beitar Jerusalem 2–0 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi Netanya 2–1 Maccabi Haifa
Bnei Yehuda 0–1 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Maccabi Herzliya 0–1 Bnei Sakhnin
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 2–2 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Round 8
Maccabi Haifa 0–0 Beitar Jerusalem
Maccabi Petah Tikva 2–1 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Hapoel Kfar Saba 0–0 Bnei Sakhnin
F.C. Ashdod 0–1 Maccabi Herzliya
Maccabi Tel Aviv 3–1 Bnei Yehuda
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 0–0 Maccabi Netanya
Round 9
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–0 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Beitar Jerusalem 0–0 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Bnei Sakhnin 3–0 F.C. Ashdod
Bnei Yehuda 0–3 Maccabi Haifa
Maccabi Netanya 2–3 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Maccabi Herzliya 1–1 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Round 10
Maccabi Netanya 0–1 Beitar Jerusalem
Maccabi Haifa 2–0 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Petah Tikva 2–0 Bnei Sakhnin
Hapoel Kfar Saba 3–1 F.C. Ashdod
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–0 Maccabi Herzliya
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 2–1 Bnei Yehuda
Round 11
Hapoel Tel Aviv 0–1 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Bnei Sakhnin 3–2 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Beitar Jerusalem 4–0 Hapoel Kfar Saba
F.C. Ashdod 1–3 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Maccabi Herzliya 0–1 Maccabi Haifa
Bnei Yehuda 1–2 Maccabi Netanya

Second round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team
Round 12
Bnei Yehuda 0–3 Beitar Jerusalem
Bnei Sakhnin 1–1 Maccabi Haifa
Hapoel Tel Aviv 0–1 Maccabi Netanya
Hapoel Kfar Saba 0–0 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Maccabi Herzliya 1–3 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
F.C. Ashdod 0–0 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Round 13
Beitar Jerusalem 1–0 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–1 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Maccabi Haifa 3–0 F.C. Ashdod
Maccabi Netanya 0–0 Maccabi Herzliya
Bnei Yehuda 0–2 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 0–0 Bnei Sakhnin
Round 14
Maccabi Petah Tikva 1–1 Maccabi Haifa
Maccabi Herzliya 1–1 Beitar Jerusalem
F.C. Ashdod 0–0 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Hapoel Kfar Saba 0–3 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–0 Bnei Yehuda
Bnei Sakhnin 0–0 Maccabi Netanya
Round 15
Maccabi Haifa 3–1 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Beitar Jerusalem 0–1 Bnei Sakhnin
Bnei Yehuda 0–1 Maccabi Herzliya
Maccabi Netanya 3–0 F.C. Ashdod
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 2–1 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–2 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Round 16
F.C. Ashdod 1–2 Beitar Jerusalem
Hapoel Kfar Saba 0–3 Maccabi Haifa
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–2 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Maccabi Petah Tikva 0–0 Maccabi Netanya
Bnei Sakhnin 0–0 Bnei Yehuda
Maccabi Herzliya 2–3 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Round 17
Maccabi Netanya 1–0 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Bnei Yehuda 3–2 F.C. Ashdod
Beitar Jerusalem 2–1 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Maccabi Herzliya 0–0 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 1–1 Maccabi Haifa
Hapoel Tel Aviv 0–1 Bnei Sakhnin
Round 18
Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–0 Beitar Jerusalem
Maccabi Haifa 0–2 Maccabi Netanya
Maccabi Petah Tikva 1–0 Bnei Yehuda
Hapoel Kfar Saba 2–3 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Bnei Sakhnin 0–3 Maccabi Herzliya
F.C. Ashdod 1–1 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Round 19
Beitar Jerusalem 1–01 Maccabi Haifa
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–1 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Maccabi Herzliya 1–1 F.C. Ashdod
Maccabi Netanya 0–0 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Bnei Sakhnin 1–1 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Bnei Yehuda 0–4 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Round 20
Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–3 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 0–3 Beitar Jerusalem
Maccabi Petah Tikva 1–1 Maccabi Herzliya
F.C. Ashdod 3–1 Bnei Sakhnin
Maccabi Haifa 1–0 Bnei Yehuda
Hapoel Kfar Saba 1–2 Maccabi Netanya
Round 21
Beitar Jerusalem 2–0 Maccabi Netanya
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–0 Maccabi Haifa
F.C. Ashdod 2–4 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Maccabi Herzliya 1–3 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Bnei Sakhnin 1–0 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Bnei Yehuda 1–1 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Round 22
Hapoel Kfar Saba 1–1 Beitar Jerusalem
Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–0 Bnei Sakhnin
Maccabi Petah Tikva 0–0 F.C. Ashdod
Maccabi Haifa 1–1 Maccabi Herzliya
Maccabi Netanya 0–0 Bnei Yehuda
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 2–1 Hapoel Tel Aviv

Third round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team
Round 23
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–1 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Haifa 0–1 Beitar Jerusalem
Maccabi Petah Tikva 0–3 F.C. Ahsdod
Hapoel Kfar Saba 3–3 Maccabi Herzliya
Bnei Sakhnin 1–1 Maccabi Netanya
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 2–0 Bnei Yehuda
Round 24
Maccabi Netanya 0–2 Maccabi Haifa
F.C. Ashdod 3–1 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Maccabi Herzliya 1–0 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Beitar Jerusalem 4–0 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Bnei Yehuda 2–3 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 0–1 Bnei Sakhnin
Round 25
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–0 F.C. Ashdod
Hapoel Kfar Saba 0–4 Beitar Jerusalem
Maccabi Petah Tikva 0–1 Maccabi Netanya
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–1 Maccabi Herzliya
Maccabi Haifa 2–1 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Bnei Sakhnin 1–3 Bnei Yehuda
Round 26
Beitar Jerusalem 1–1 Maccabi Tel Aviv
F.C. Ashdod 2–1 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Bnei Yehuda 2–0 Maccabi Herzliya
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 1–0 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Maccabi Netanya 1–1 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Bnei Sakhnin 1–0 Maccabi Haifa
Round 27
Hapoel Tel Aviv 3–1 Beitar Jerusalem
Maccabi Petah Tikva 0–4 Bnei Sakhnin
Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–0 Maccabi Netanya
Maccabi Haifa 0–1 Bnei Yehuda
Hapoel Kfar Saba 1–3 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Maccabi Herzliya 2–0 F.C. Ashdod
Round 28
Beitar Jerusalem 3–12 Maccabi Herzliya
Maccabi Netanya 3–0 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Bnei Yehuda 2–0 F.C. Ashdod
Bnei Sakhnin 2–0 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 3–1 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi Haifa 0–0 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Round 29
F.C. Ashdod 1–0 Beitar Jerusalem
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–0 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Maccabi Petah Tikva 0–1 Bnei Yehuda
Maccabi Herzliya 0–2 Maccabi Netanya
Hapoel Kfar Saba 1–0 Maccabi Haifa
Maccabi Tel Aviv 3–1 Bnei Sakhnin
Round 30
Maccabi Haifa 3–3 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Beitar Jerusalem 0–1 Bnei Yehuda
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 2–2 Maccabi Herzliya
Maccabi Netanya 1–0 F.C. Ashdod
Bnei Sakhnin 0–1 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Petah Tikva 1–0 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Round 31
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–1 Maccabi Haifa
Beitar Jerusalem 3–0 Maccabi Netanya
F.C. Ashdod 2–0 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Maccabi Herzliya 0–2 Bnei Sakhnin
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–1 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Bnei Yehuda 3–0 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Round 32
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 3–2 Beitar Jerusalem
Maccabi Petah Tikva 1–2 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Hapoel Kfar Saba 2–3 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi Haifa 3–0 Maccabi Herzliya
Bnei Sakhnin 1–2 F.C. Ashdod
Maccabi Netanya 3–2 Bnei Yehuda
Round 33
Maccabi Netanya 1–2 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Maccabi Herzliya 0–1 Maccabi Petah Tikva
F.C. Ashdod 2–0 Maccabi Haifa
Hapoel Tel Aviv 0–1 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Bnei Yehuda 0–1 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Beitar Jerusalem 1–2 Bnei Sakhnin

1. Postponed due to a failure of the electricity system in Teddy Stadium.
2. Postponed due to a pitch invasion of Beitar Jerusalem's crowd.

Goals[edit]

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Position Player's name Nationality Club Goals
1 Samuel Yeboah  Ghana Hapoel Kfar Saba 15
2 Rômulo  Brazil Beitar Jerusalem 12
- Yannick Kamanan  France Maccabi Tel Aviv 12
- Moshe Biton  Israel Bnei Yehuda 12
5 Dimitar Makriev  Bulgaria F.C. Ashdod 11
6 Yero Bello  Nigeria Ironi Kiryat Shmona 10
- Yeghia Yavruyan  Armenia Bnei Sakhnin 10
8 Yossi Shivhon  Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 9
- Maor Buzaglo  Israel Bnei Sakhnin 9
- Yuval Avidor  Israel Ironi Kiryat Shmona 9

Source: The Israel Football Association

IFPA Leading Players of Season 2007–08[edit]

Best Player of the Year[edit]

Best Foreign Player of the Year[edit]

Best Manager of the Year[edit]

Discovery of the Year[edit]

Best Goalkeeper of the Year[edit]

Best Defender of the Year[edit]

See also[edit]