2013–14 Liga Leumit

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Liga Leumit
Season 2013–14
Champions Maccabi Netanya F.C.
Promoted Maccabi Netanya F.C.
Hapoel Petah Tikva
Relegated Maccabi Umm al-Fahm F.C.
Hapoel Ashkelon
Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem
Matches played 288
Goals scored 763 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorer Shahar Hirsh (20)
Biggest home win Maccabi Yavne 9–1 Maccabi Umm al-Fahm
Biggest away win Maccabi Umm al-Fahm 0–8 Hapoel Ashkelon
Highest scoring Maccabi Yavne 9–1 Maccabi Umm al-Fahm

The 2013–14 Liga Leumit is the fifteen season since its introduction in 1999 and the 72nd season of second-tier football in Israel. It began on 8 September 2013 and will end in May 2014.

A total of sixteen teams are contesting in the league, including twelve sides from the 2012–13 season, two promoted team from the 2012–13 Liga Alef and two relegated teams from the 2012–13 Israeli Premier League.

Changes from 2012–13 season[edit]

Team changes[edit]

Location of teams in the 2013–14 Liga Leumit

Maccabi Petah Tikva, and Hapoel Ra'anana, were promoted to the 2013–14 Israeli Premier League.

Maccabi Netanya, and Hapoel Ramat Gan were directly relegated to the 2013–14 Liga Leumit after finishing the 2012–13 Israeli Premier League season in the bottom two places.

Sektzia Nes Tziona, and Hapoel Kfar Saba were directly relegated to Liga Alef after finishing in the previous season in last two league places. They were replaced by Hapoel Afula who finished first in Liga Alef North, and Hapoel Katamon who finished first in Liga Alef South.

Overview[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Stadium Capacity
Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla Ramla Municipal Stadium 06,500
Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan Winter Stadium 08,000
Hapoel Afula Green Stadium[A] 04,000
Hapoel Ashkelon Sala Stadium 10,000
Hapoel Bnei Lod Lod Municipal Stadium 04,000
Hapoel Jerusalem Teddy Stadium 34,000
Hapoel Katamon Teddy Stadium 34,000
Hapoel Nazareth Illit Green Stadium 04,000
Hapoel Petah Tikva HaMoshava Stadium 11,500
Hapoel Ramat Gan Winter Stadium 08,000
Hapoel Rishon LeZion Haberfeld Stadium 06,000
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth Ilut Stadium 04,932
Maccabi Herzliya Herzliya Municipal Stadium 08,100
Maccabi Netanya Netanya Stadium 13,800
Maccabi Umm al-Fahm Ilut Stadium[B] 04,932
Maccabi Yavne Ness Ziona Stadium[C] 03,500

^A While Afula Municipal Stadium is under construction. Hapoel Afula will host their home games in Green Stadium.
^B The club is playing their home games at a neutral venue because their own ground does not meet Premier League requirements.
^C While Yavne Municipal Stadium is under construction. Maccabi Yavne will host their home games in Ness Ziona Stadium until January 2014.

Regular season[edit]

Regular season table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Maccabi Netanya 30 20 7 3 51 26 +25 67 Top Playoff
2 Hapoel Petah Tikva 30 15 7 8 38 30 +8 52
3 Hapoel Bnei Lod 30 13 10 7 56 29 +27 49
4 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 30 12 9 9 41 34 +7 45
5 Hapoel Nazareth Illit 30 11 10 9 29 34 −5 43
6 Hapoel Ramat Gan 30 10 11 9 39 30 +9 41
7 Hapoel Afula 30 9 13 8 48 32 +16 40
8 Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla 30 9 13 8 32 30 +2 40
9 Maccabi Herzliya 30 10 9 11 36 31 +5 39 Bottom Playoff
10 Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan 30 11 9 10 33 37 −4 0391
11 Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem 30 10 9 11 41 45 −4 39
12 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 30 11 6 13 43 49 −6 39
13 Hapoel Ashkelon 30 9 11 10 47 34 +13 38
14 Hapoel Jerusalem 30 8 13 9 35 31 +4 37
15 Maccabi Yavne 30 10 6 14 43 45 −2 36
16 Maccabi Umm al-Fahm (R) 30 0 1 29 16 111 −95 0-42

Updated to games played on 3 March 2014.
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 Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan were deducted three points for violation of the budgetary control authority regulations.
2 Maccabi Umm al-Fahm were deducted two points for violation of the budgetary control authority regulations
Maccabi Umm al-Fahm were deducted three points for fielding a suspended player.
3 Winners of 2013–14 Israel State Cup qualify for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
(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] BTR HAR HAF HAS HBL HJE HKN HNI HPT HRG HRL MAN MHE MNE MUF MYA
Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–0
Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–3 1–2 2–0 4–2
Hapoel Afula 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 6–1 0–1 0–0 2–2 3–1 1–1
Hapoel Ashkelon 4–1 2–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–0 0–2
Hapoel Bnei Lod 0–0 4–3 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 7–0 4–1
Hapoel Jerusalem 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–0
Hapoel Katamon 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–3 0–3 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–4 3–0 0–3 2–0 0–1 5–0 3–2
Hapoel Nazareth Illit 1–1 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0
Hapoel Petah Tikva 1–0 3–1 0–2 3–3 1–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–3 2–1 1–1
Hapoel Ramat Gan 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–3 3–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–0
Hapoel Rishon LeZion 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 4–1 0–1 2–3 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–5 3–0 2–1
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 0–0 0–1 5–4 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 0–1 4–1 2–1
Maccabi Herzliya 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 0–3 2–1 0–2 3–2 4–0 0–1
Maccabi Netanya 2–1 4–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–0
Maccabi Umm al-Fahm 0–2 0–2 0–7 0–8 0–7 0–6 2–4 0–4 2–3 0–2 2–2 0–3 0–5 0–1 2–4
Maccabi Yavne 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 2–4 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 9–1

Updated to games played on 13 February 2014.
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 30 games):

Rounds
31st 32nd 33rd 34th 35th 36th 37th
1 – 8
2 – 7
3 – 6
4 – 5
1 – 2
6 – 4
7 – 3
8 – 5
2 – 8
3 – 1
4 – 7
5 – 6
1 – 4
2 – 3
7 – 5
8 – 6
3 – 8
4 – 2
5 – 1
6 – 7
1 – 6
2 – 5
3 – 4
8 – 7
4 – 8
5 – 3
6 – 2
7 – 1
09 – 16
10 – 15
11 – 14
12 – 13
09 – 10
14 – 12
15 – 11
16 – 13
10 – 16
11 – 90
12 – 15
13 – 14
09 – 12
10 – 11
15 – 13
16 – 14
11 – 16
12 – 10
13 – 90
14 – 15
09 – 14
10 – 13
11 – 12
16 – 15
12 – 16
13 – 11
14 – 10
15 – 90

Top Playoff[edit]

Top Playoff table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Maccabi Netanya (P) 37 24 9 4 67 35 +32 81 Promotion to Israeli Premier League
2 Hapoel Petah Tikva (P) 37 18 10 9 50 39 +11 64
3 Hapoel Bnei Lod 37 16 12 9 67 36 +31 60
4 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 37 15 12 10 52 43 +9 57
5 Hapoel Ramat Gan 37 13 13 11 52 38 +14 52
6 Hapoel Afula 37 11 16 10 60 43 +17 49
7 Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla 37 10 15 12 39 45 −6 45
8 Hapoel Nazareth Illit 37 11 11 15 34 53 −19 44

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] BTR HAF HBL HNI HPT HRG MAN MNE
Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla 0–4 2–0 0–0 1–2
Hapoel Afula 0–4 0–2 2–2 3–2
Hapoel Bnei Lod 4–1 0–1 1–1 1–1
Hapoel Nazareth Illit 1–3 2–0 1–6 1–2
Hapoel Petah Tikva 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–0
Hapoel Ramat Gan 3–1 2–2 0–0 1–2
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–2
Maccabi Netanya 3–1 4–1 0–0 2–2

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
9 Maccabi Yavne 37 14 9 14 55 46 +9 51
10 Maccabi Herzliya 37 13 11 13 49 38 +11 50
11 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 37 14 8 15 53 55 −2 50
12 Hapoel Jerusalem 37 11 16 10 47 39 +8 49
13 Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan 37 13 12 12 45 46 −1 0481
14 Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem (R) 37 12 12 13 52 56 −4 48 Relegation to Liga Alef
15 Hapoel Ashkelon (R) 37 11 13 13 55 45 +10 46
16 Maccabi Umm al-Fahm (R) 37 0 1 36 17 139 −122 0-42

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 Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan were deducted three points for violation of the budgetary control authority regulations.[1]
2 Maccabi Umm al-Fahm were deducted five points for entering administration.[1]
(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] HAR HAS HJE HKN HRL MHE MUF MYA
Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 6–0
Hapoel Ashkelon 4–1 2–3 0–2 0–0
Hapoel Jerusalem 3–2 2–2 0–0
Hapoel Katamon 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1
Hapoel Rishon LeZion 2–1 2–3 1–1 0–1
Maccabi Herzliya 3–2 2–2 2–0 5–0
Maccabi Umm al-Fahm 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–6
Maccabi Yavne 0–0 3–0 1–0

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.

Relegation playoff[edit]

Relegation playoff[edit]

The 14th-placed Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem faced 2013–14 Liga Alef promotion play-offs winner, Ironi Tiberias. The matches took place on May 23 and 27, 2014.

23 May 2013
16:00 UTC+3
Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem 0 - 3 Ironi Tiberias
Report (Hebrew) Elimelech Goal 31'
Lazmi Goal 39' Goal 85'

Ironi Tiberias won 5–1 on aggregate and promoted to Liga Leumit. Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem relegated to Liga Alef.

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Israel Ben Shimon, RanRan Ben Shimon Hapoel Bnei Lod Maccabi Umm al-Fahm 7–0[2] 5 November 2013
Ghana Mawuli, OseiOsei Mawuli4 Hapoel Ashkelon Maccabi Umm al-Fahm 8–0[3] 15 November 2013
Nigeria Kayode, OlarenwajuOlarenwaju Kayode Maccabi Netanya Hapoel Rishon LeZion 5–1[4] 18 November 2013
Israel Ben Lulu, MosheMoshe Ben Lulu4 Hapoel Bnei Lod Maccabi Umm al-Fahm 7–0[5] 27 December 2013
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

Season statistics[edit]

Top Scores[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Israel Shahar Hirsh Hapoel Afula 20
2 Ghana Osei Mawuli Hapoel Ashkelon 18
3 Israel Murad Abu Anza Hapoel Bnei Lod 15
Israel Ran Ben Shimon Hapoel Ramat Gan
5 Israel Eran Levi Maccabi Netanya 14
Israel Maor Peretz Maccabi Yavne

Updated: 14 May 2014
Source: Israel Football Association

Scoring[edit]

Discipline[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan were deducted two points". (Hebrew). ONE. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hapoel Bnei Lod 7–0 Maccabi Umm al-Fahm". Israel Football Association. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Maccabi Umm al-Fahm 0–8 Hapoel Ashkelon". Israel Football Association. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Maccabi Netanya 5–1 Hapoel Rishon LeZion". Israel Football Association. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Maccabi Umm al-Fahm 0–7 Hapoel Bnei Lod". Israel Football Association. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Maccabi Herzliya 0–1 Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla". Israel Football Association. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hapoel Rishon LeZion 0–1 Hapoel Jerusalem". Israel Football Association. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.