2011–12 Beitar Jerusalem F.C. season

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Beitar Jerusalem
2011-12 season
Chairman Russia Arcadi Gaydamak
Manager Israel Yuval Naim
from March 2012 :
Israel Eli Cohen
Ligat Ha'Al 9th
State Cup Round of 32
Toto Cup Group Stage
Top goalscorer League:
Amit Ben-Shushan(7)
All:
Amit Ben-Shushan(7)
Highest home attendance 17,500 Vs. Maccabi Haifa (21 November 2011)
Lowest home attendance 3,000 Vs. Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C. (17 December 2011)
Average home league attendance 7,500
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011–12 season was Beitar Jerusalem's 43rd season in the Israeli Premier League. Until November 2011, Beitar played its home games at Ramat Gan Stadium because its home stadium, Teddy, was being renovated.

First team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Israel GK Ariel Harush
2 Israel DF Eli Dasa
3 Israel DF Haim Megrelashvili (on loan from Maccabi Haifa)
4 Israel DF Tal Kahila
5 Israel DF Matan Barashi
6 Israel DF Tomer Ben Yosef
7 Israel FW Amit Ben Shushan (vice captain)
8 Israel MF Aviram Baruchyan (captain)
9 Israel MF Dan Einbinder
10 Israel FW Liron Diamant
11 Brazil FW Leo
15 Israel MF Shai Haddad
16 Israel MF Evyatar Baruchyan
17 Israel MF Zahi Elihen
18 Israel MF Avi Rikan
No. Position Player
21 Israel MF Kobi Moyal
22 Israel GK Ohad Saidof
23 Argentina MF Dario Fernandez
24 Israel MF Ofir Kriaf
26 Israel MF Steven Cohen
27 Israel FW Omer Nachmani
28 Israel MF Barak Moshe
39 Ukraine DF Andriy Pylyavskyi (on loan from Maccabi Haifa)
99 Israel FW Eran Levy

Ligat Ha'Al (Premier League)[edit]

Regular season table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
9 Hapoel Ironi Acre 30 10 8 12 41 37 +4 38 Bottom Playoff
10 Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon 30 9 10 11 29 38 −9 37
11 Beitar Jerusalem 30 10 6 14 22 39 −17 0343
12 Hapoel Haifa 30 8 8 14 33 38 −5 32
13 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 30 9 5 16 33 54 −21 32
14 Maccabi Petah Tikva 30 7 9 14 31 50 −19 30
15 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 30 6 9 15 34 54 −20 27
16 Hapoel Petah Tikva 30 6 10 14 28 45 −17 0194

Source: Israel Football Association
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd matches won; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head; 6th decision match
1 Hapoel Tel Aviv were deducted three points due to crowd riots in the match against Maccabi Tel Aviv.[1]
2 Bnei Sakhnin were deducted two points due to double contracts with players and staff.[2]
3 Beitar Jerusalem were deducted two points for racist taunts from the crowd.[3]
4 Hapoel Petah Tikva were deducted nine points for entering administration.[4]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Bottom Playoff[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
9 Beitar Jerusalem 37 15 7 15 32 44 −12 0501
10 Hapoel Ironi Acre 37 13 9 15 51 46 +5 48
11 Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon 37 11 13 13 37 45 −8 46
12 Hapoel Haifa 37 11 11 15 41 43 −2 44
13 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 37 12 7 18 39 61 −22 43
14 Maccabi Petah Tikva (R) 37 11 10 16 39 57 −18 0402 Relegation to Liga Leumit
15 Hapoel Rishon LeZion (R) 37 6 9 22 39 70 −31 27
16 Hapoel Petah Tikva (R) 37 8 11 18 36 55 −19 0263

Source: Israel Football Association
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd matches won; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head; 6th decision match
1 Beitar Jerusalem were deducted two points for racist taunts from the crowd.[3]
2 Maccabi Petah Tikva were deducted three points after the team staff headbutted and kicked Hapoel Haifa player Ali El-Khatib after the match.[5]
3 Hapoel Petah Tikva were deducted nine points for entering administration.[4]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

State Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
7 February 2012 Round of 32 Bnei Lod A 0–0 (4-3p) 4,000

Toto Cup[edit]

Group D[edit]