2012–13 Israeli Premier League

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Israeli Premier League
Season 2012–13
Champions Maccabi Tel Aviv
2nd Premier League title
19th Israeli title overall
Relegated Maccabi Netanya
Hapoel Ramat Gan
Champions League Maccabi Tel Aviv
(Second qualifying round)
Europa League Hapoel Ramat Gan
(Third qualifying round)
Maccabi Haifa (Second qualifying round)
Hapoel Tel Aviv (Second qualifying round)
Matches played 240
Goals scored 608 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorer Eliran Atar (22 goals)
Biggest home win Maccabi Haifa 6–0 Ironi Ramat HaSharon
Biggest away win Bnei Sakhnin 0–4 Ironi Ramat HaSharon
Highest scoring Maccabi Tel Aviv 6–2 Hapoel Haifa
Hapoel Acre 4–4 Maccabi Netanya
Maccabi Netanya 3–5 Bnei Yehuda
Longest winning run 8 games
Maccabi Tel Aviv[1]
Longest unbeaten run 16 games
Maccabi Tel Aviv[1]
Longest winless run 16 games
Hapoel Acre[2]
Longest losing run 6 games
Hapoel Acre[2]
Highest attendance 33,000 - Ironi Ramat HaSharon 0–2 Maccabi Tel Aviv (22 April 2013)[3]
Lowest attendance 150
Ironi Ramat HaSharon 3–1 Hapoel Acre[4]
Average attendance 4,916[5]

The 2012–13 Israeli Premier League was the fourteenth season since its introduction in 1999 and the 71st season of top-tier football in Israel. It began on 25 August 2012 and ended on 20 May 2013. Ironi Kiryat Shmona were the defending champions, having won their first Premier League title last season.

Maccabi Tel Aviv secured the title with a 2–0 win against Ironi Ramat HaSharon on 22 April 2012. This was their 19th Israeli league title, this win gave Maccabi Tel Aviv a 13 point advantage over the second-place team Maccabi Haifa with four more rounds to go.

Structural changes[edit]

There were three structural changes:[6]

  • Only fourteen teams competed in this season, reducing from sixteen teams.
  • The top playoff were contested by six teams which were played against each other twice, and the bottom playoff was contested by eight teams which were played against each other once.
  • There were two relegated teams, and two promoted team from Liga Leumit.

Teams[edit]

Location of teams in the 2012–13 Israeli Premier League

A total of fourteen teams competed in the league, including thirteen sides from the 2011–12 season and one promoted team from the 2011–12 Liga Leumit.

Hapoel Petah Tikva, Hapoel Rishon LeZion, and Maccabi Petah Tikva were relegated to the 2012–13 Liga Leumit after finishing the 2011–12 season in the bottom three places. Maccabi Petah Tikva were relegated after 21 straight seasons, Hapoel Petah Tikva after four years consecutively and Hapoel Rishon LeZion after just one year on the top division.

Hapoel Ramat Gan were promoted to the 2012–13 Israeli Premier League after beating Hapoel Bnei Lod in the 2011–12 Liga Leumit promotion playoff. They last played in the top division in the 2010–11 Season.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Home City Stadium Capacity
Beitar Jerusalem Jerusalem Teddy Stadium 21,600
Bnei Sakhnin Sakhnin Doha Stadium 8,500
Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv Bloomfield Stadium 14,413
F.C. Ashdod Ashdod Yud-Alef Stadium 8,200
Hapoel Acre Acre Acre Municipal Stadium 5,000
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Be'er Sheva Vasermil Stadium 13,000
Hapoel Haifa Haifa Kiryat Eliezer Stadium 14,002
Hapoel Ramat Gan Ramat Gan Ramat Gan Stadium[A] 41,583
Hapoel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Bloomfield Stadium 14,413
Ironi Kiryat Shmona Kiryat Shmona Kiryat Shmona Stadium 5,300
Ironi Ramat HaSharon Ramat HaSharon Grundman Stadium 4,300
Maccabi Haifa Haifa Kiryat Eliezer Stadium 14,002
Maccabi Netanya Netanya Netanya Stadium[B] 13,800
Maccabi Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Bloomfield Stadium 14,413

^ A: The club plays its home games at a neutral venue because their own ground does not meet Premier League requirements.
^ B: While Netanya Stadium was under construction. Maccabi Netanya hosted their home games in Ramat Gan Stadium until 6 October 2012.

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team President Manager Captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Beitar Jerusalem Russia Gaydamak, ArcadiArcadi Gaydamak Israel Cohen, EliEli Cohen (b. 1951) Israel Ben Shushan, AmitAmit Ben Shushan Diadora Eldan
Bnei Sakhnin Israel Khalaila, ShaherShaher Khalaila Israel Balbul, MarcoMarco Balbul Israel Khalaila, KhaledKhaled Khalaila Lotto Bank Leumi
Bnei Yehuda Israel Damaio, MosheMoshe Damaio Israel Kashtan, DrorDror Kashtan Israel Edri, KfirKfir Edri Puma Strauss
F.C. Ashdod Israel Ben-Zaken, JackyJacky Ben-Zaken Israel Mizrahi, YossiYossi Mizrahi Israel Revivo, DavidDavid Revivo Nike Sektor Town
Hapoel Acre Israel Weitzman, TzionTzion Weitzman Israel Naim, YuvalYuval Naim Israel Goresh, DavidDavid Goresh Nike Shahaf Security
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel Barkat, AlonaAlona Barkat Israel Levy, ElishaElisha Levy Israel Iluz, AviatarAviatar Iluz Kappa Mobli, Dell
Hapoel Haifa Israel Katz, YoavYoav Katz Israel Klinger, NirNir Klinger Israel Tartazky, EyalEyal Tartazky Diadora Hatama Security
Hapoel Ramat Gan Israel Arkin, NirNir Arkin Israel Cohen, EliEli Cohen (b. 1961) Israel Ben Ami, TamirTamir Ben Ami Puma Avi Sofer
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel Ramon, HaimHaim Ramon Israel David, FreddyFreddy David Israel Badir, WalidWalid Badir Kappa Bonnie Hatichon, Shlomo Sixt
Ironi Kiryat Shmona Israel Sheratzky, IzzyIzzy Sheratzky Israel Bakhar, BarakBarak Bakhar Israel Rochet, AdrianAdrian Rochet Lotto Ituran
Ironi Ramat HaSharon Israel Moldavsky, BoazBoaz Moldavsky Israel Tabak, BeniBeni Tabak Israel Nir, GalGal Nir Lotto
Maccabi Haifa Israel Shahar, Ya'akovYa'akov Shahar Israel Benado, ArikArik Benado Israel Katan, YanivYaniv Katan Nike Honda, Herbalife
Maccabi Netanya Israel Baladev, KobiKobi Baladev Israel Atar, ReuvenReuven Atar Israel Saba'a, AchmadAchmad Saba'a Diadora Burgus Burger Bar
Maccabi Tel Aviv Canada Goldhar, MitchellMitchell Goldhar Spain García, ÓscarÓscar García Israel Yeini, SheranSheran Yeini Under Armour Nivea

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment Final position
Hapoel Acre Israel Eli Cohen (b. 1961) End of contract 13 May 2012[7] 10th (11–12) Israel Shimon Edri 28 May 2012[8] 14th
Hapoel Haifa Israel Tal Banin End of contract 13 May 2012[9] 12th (11–12) Israel Nir Klinger 23 May 2012[10] 9th
Maccabi Netanya Israel Reuven Atar End of contract 13 May 2012[11] 4th (11–12) Israel Tal Banin 13 May 2012[12] 12th
Bnei Yehuda Israel Yossi Abukasis End of contract 13 May 2012[13] 3rd (11–12) Israel Dror Kashtan 13 May 2012[13] 5th
Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona Israel Ran Ben Shimon End of contract 13 May 2012[14] 1st (11–12) Israel Gili Landau 13 May 2012[14] 7th
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel Nir Levine End of contract 13 May 2012 6th (11–12) Spain Óscar García 22 May 2012[15] 1st
Ironi Ramat HaSharon Israel Yehoshua Feigenbaum End of contract 13 May 2012 11th (11–12) Israel Nissan Yehezkel 14 May 2012[16] 6th
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel Guy Levy End of contract 13 May 2012 13th (11–12) Israel Elisha Levy 16 May 2012[17] 10th
Maccabi Haifa Israel Elisha Levy End of contract 16 May 2012[11] 5th (11–12) Israel Reuven Atar 16 May 2012[11] 13th
Ironi Ramat HaSharon Israel Nissan Yehezkel Sacked 2 September 2012[18] 6th Israel Beni Tabak (joint manager)
Israel Meni Koretski (joint manager)
4 September 2012[19] 5th
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel Nitzan Shirazi Stepped down for health reasons 27 September 2012[20] 3rd Israel Yossi Abukasis 27 September 2012[20] 3rd
Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona Israel Gili Landau Sacked 3 October 2012[21] 7th Israel Barak Bakhar (caretaker) 3 October 2012[21] 4th
Maccabi Haifa Israel Reuven Atar Sacked 13 November 2012[22] 13th Israel Arik Benado[C] 17 November 2012[23] 2nd
Hapoel Ramat Gan Israel Freddy David Sacked 28 November 2012[24] 13th Israel Eli Cohen (b. 1961) 28 November 2012[24] 12th
Ironi Ramat HaSharon Israel Meni Koretski (joint manager) Resigned 12 January 2013[25] 5th Israel Beni Tabak (sole manager) 12 January 2013[25] 6th
Hapoel Acre Israel Shimon Edri Sacked 31 January 2013[26] 14th Israel Yuval Naim 31 January 2013[24] 11th
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel Yossi Abukasis Sacked 16 February 2013[27] 3rd Israel Freddy David 18 February 2013[28] 3rd
Bnei Sakhnin Israel Shlomi Dora Sacked 10 March 2013[29] 12th Israel Marco Balbul 11 March 2013[30] 13th
Maccabi Netanya Israel Tal Banin Sacked 18 March 2013[31] 12th Israel Reuven Atar 19 March 2013[32] 14th

^C Arik Benado was acted as caretaker manager for eight days until his appointment as manager on 25 November 2012.[33]

Regular season[edit]

Regular season table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 26 19 2 5 61 20 +41 59 Top Playoff
2 Maccabi Haifa 26 14 7 5 41 20 +21 49
3 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 26 11 10 5 34 25 +9 43
4 Hapoel Tel Aviv 26 12 6 8 33 29 +4 42
5 Bnei Yehuda 26 11 5 10 35 31 +4 38
6 Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon 26 11 4 11 28 30 −2 37
7 F.C. Ashdod 26 10 5 11 30 30 0 35 Bottom Playoff
8 Beitar Jerusalem 26 8 9 9 36 42 −6 33
9 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 26 7 9 10 23 35 −12 30
10 Hapoel Haifa 26 6 10 10 28 40 −12 28
11 Maccabi Netanya 26 6 9 11 32 39 −7 27
12 Bnei Sakhnin 26 6 8 12 25 45 −20 26
13 Hapoel Ramat Gan 26 6 7 13 32 39 −7 25
14 Hapoel Acre 26 5 9 12 29 42 −13 24

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
(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.

Regular season results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BEI BnY BnS FCA HAC HBS HHA HRG HTA IKS IRH MHA MNE MTA
Beitar Jerusalem 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 3–2 3–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–1
Bnei Yehuda 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–3
Bnei Sakhnin 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–3 0–3 1–3 0–4 0–1 0–0 0–3
F.C. Ashdod 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–3 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–4 3–0 1–0
Hapoel Ironi Acre 2–3 1–1 5–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–3 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 4–4 0–2
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–3 3–1
Hapoel Haifa 3–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 0–3 0–0 1–3
Hapoel Ramat Gan 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 0–1
Hapoel Tel Aviv 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–3 1–0
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 3–2 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0
Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon 1–0 2–1 1–3 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–4
Maccabi Haifa 4–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–3 4–0 1–0 1–0
Maccabi Netanya 2–3 3–5 0–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–4 1–2 1–2 0–1
Maccabi Tel Aviv 5–0 0–1 4–0 2–1 4–0 5–0 6–2 3–1 4–0 4–0 1–0 2–1 2–1

Source: Israel Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoffs[edit]

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 26 games):[34]

Rounds
27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 32nd 33rd 34th 35th 36th
1 – 6
2 – 5
3 – 4
1 – 2
5 – 3
6 – 4
2 – 6
3 – 1
4 – 5
1 – 4
2 – 3
6 – 5
3 – 6
4 – 2
5 – 1
6 – 1
5 – 2
4 – 3
2 – 1
3 – 5
4 – 6
6 – 2
1 – 3
5 – 4
3 – 2
4 – 1
5 – 6
6 – 3
2 – 4
1 – 5
7 – 14
8 – 13
9 – 12
10 – 11
7 – 8
13 – 9
12 – 10
14 – 11
8 – 14
9 – 7
10 – 13
11 – 12
8 – 9
7 – 10
13 – 11
14 – 12
9 – 14
10 – 8
11 – 7
12 – 13
9 – 10
8 – 11
7 – 12
14 – 13
10 – 14
11 – 9
12 – 8
13 – 7
 

Top Playoff[edit]

Top Playoff table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv (C) (Q) 36 25 5 6 78 30 +48 80 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Maccabi Haifa (Q) 36 19 10 7 62 33 +29 67 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Hapoel Tel Aviv (Q) 36 17 7 12 47 45 +2 58
4 Bnei Yehuda 36 16 7 13 50 40 +10 55
5 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 36 14 11 11 45 38 +7 53
6 Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon 36 12 4 20 31 50 −19 40

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
(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.

Top Playoff results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BnY HTA IKS IRH MHA MTA
Bnei Yehuda 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–2
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–1 1–4 2–0 2–2 2–4
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–3
Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon 0–3 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–2
Maccabi Haifa 1–0 3–2 3–2 6–0 2–2
Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–3 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0

Source: Israel Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Bottom Playoff[edit]

Bottom Playoff table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 F.C. Ashdod 33 12 7 14 38 40 −2 43
8 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 33 10 11 12 32 39 −7 41
9 Hapoel Haifa 33 9 12 12 36 45 −9 39
10 Beitar Jerusalem 33 9 12 12 44 54 −10 39
11 Hapoel Acre 33 8 13 12 37 47 −10 37
12 Bnei Sakhnin 33 8 13 12 31 49 −18 37
13 Maccabi Netanya (R) 33 8 11 14 38 50 −12 35 Relegation to Liga Leumit
14 Hapoel Ramat Gan (R) (Q) 33 7 9 17 38 46 –8 30 Relegation to Liga Leumit
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round1

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 Ramat Gan qualified for the Third qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League after winning the 2012–13 Israel State Cup.
(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 results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BEI BnS FCA HAC HBS HHA HRG MNE
Beitar Jerusalem 2–2 1–0 1–2 1–3
Bnei Sakhnin 0–0 0–0 1–0
F.C. Ashdod 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–0
Hapoel Ironi Acre 1–1 2–1 2–0
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–0
Hapoel Haifa 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–0
Hapoel Ramat Gan 1–2 1–1 0–0
Maccabi Netanya 1–1 2–1 0–3

Source: Israel Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Israel Eliran Atar Maccabi Tel Aviv 22
2 Israel Shimon Abuhatzira Ironi Kiryat Shmona 15
3 Israel Ohad Kadousi Hapoel Acre 14
4 Israel Omer Damari Hapoel Tel Aviv 13
5 Israel Weaam Amasha Maccabi Haifa 11
Israel Avi Reikan Beitar Jerusalem 11
Argentina Pedro Galván Bnei Yehuda 11
8 Central African Republic David Manga Hapoel Ramat Gan 10
Israel Toto Tamuz Hapoel Tel Aviv 10
Israel Dovev Gabay Hapoel Be'er Sheva 10
Israel Moanes Dabour Maccabi Tel Aviv 10
Israel Achmad Saba'a Maccabi Netanya 10
Total 680
Average per game 2.53

Source: Israel Football Association

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Israel Atar, EliranEliran Atar Maccabi Tel Aviv Hapoel Haifa 3–1[35] 15 September 2012
Israel Kadousi, OhadOhad Kadousi Hapoel Acre Bnei Sakhnin 5–1[36] 15 September 2012
Israel Tamuz, TotoToto Tamuz Hapoel Tel Aviv Hapoel Be'er Sheva 4–1[37] 26 November 2012
Central African Republic Manga, DavidDavid Manga Hapoel Ramat Gan Hapoel Acre 3–0[38] 1 December 2012
Argentina Galván, PedroPedro Galván Bnei Yehuda Maccabi Netanya 5–3[39] 9 February 2013
South Africa Ndlovu, DinoDino Ndlovu4 Maccabi Haifa Ironi Ramat HaSharon 6–0[40] 2 April 2013
Israel Abuhatzira, ShimonShimon Abuhatzira4 Ironi Kiryat Shmona Hapoel Tel Aviv 4–1[41] 20 April 2013
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

Scoring[edit]

Discipline[edit]

Clean sheets[edit]

  • Most clean sheets: 17
    • Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • Fewest clean sheets: 4
    • Hapoel Ramat Gan[47]

See also[edit]

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