2014–15 Israeli Premier League

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Israeli Premier League
Season 2014–15
Matches played 91
Goals scored 254 (2.79 per match)
Top goalscorer Eran Zahavi (15 goals)
Biggest home win Hapoel Ra'anana 4–0 Hapoel Petah Tikva (13 September 2014)
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 4–0 Maccabi Netanya
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 4-0 Hapoel Haifa
Biggest away win Maccabi Netanya 0–4 Maccabi Haifa (3 December 2014)
Hapoel Haifa 0-4 Maccabi Haifa (14 December 2014)
Highest scoring Maccabi Netanya 4–4 Maccabi Petah Tikva (20 September 2014)
Longest winning run 5 games
Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Longest losing run 4 games
Maccabi Haifa
All statistics correct as of 8 December 2014.

The 2014–15 Israeli Premier League is the sixteenth season since its introduction in 1999 and the 72nd season of top-tier football in Israel. It began in the end of August 2014 and will end in May 2015. Maccabi Tel Aviv are the defending champions, having won their third Premier League title, and 20th championship last season.

Teams[edit]

A total of fourteen teams are competing in the league, including twelve sides from the 2013–14 season and two promoted team from the 2013–14 Liga Leumit.

Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon and Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C. were relegated to the 2014–15 Liga Leumit after finishing the 2013–14 season in the bottom two places.

Maccabi Netanya and Hapoel Petah Tikva were promoted after finishing the 2013–14 Liga Leumit in the top two places.

Club Home City Stadium Capacity
Beitar Jerusalem Jerusalem Teddy Stadium 32,700
Bnei Sakhnin Sakhnin Doha Stadium 8,500
F.C. Ashdod Ashdod Yud-Alef Stadium 7,420
Hapoel Ironi Acre Acre Acre Municipal Stadium 5,000
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Be'er Sheva Vasermil Stadium 13,000
Hapoel Haifa Haifa Sammy Ofer Stadium 30,820
Hapoel Petah Tikva Petah Tikva HaMoshava Stadium 11,500
Hapoel Ra'anana Ra'anana Netanya Stadium [1] 13,800
Hapoel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Bloomfield Stadium 14,413
Ironi Kiryat Shmona Kiryat Shmona Ironi Stadium 5,300
Maccabi Haifa Haifa Sammy Ofer Stadium 30,820
Maccabi Netanya Netanya Netanya Stadium 13,800
Maccabi Petah Tikva Petah Tikva HaMoshava Stadium 11,500
Maccabi Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Bloomfield Stadium 14,413


Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team President Manager Captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Beitar Jerusalem Israel Tabib, EliEli Tabib Israel Koretski, MeniMeni Koretski Israel Kriaf, OfirOfir Kriaf Puma itrader
Bnei Sakhnin Israel Abu Yunes, MohammedMohammed Abu Yunes Israel Levy, GuyGuy Levy Israel Khalaila, KhaledKhaled Khalaila Umbro Toyga
F.C. Ashdod Israel Ben-Zaken, JackyJacky Ben-Zaken Israel Klinger, NirNir Klinger Israel Martziano, OfirOfir Martziano Nike
Hapoel Ironi Acre Israel Barshishat, YehudaYehuda Barshishat Israel Harazi, AlonAlon Harazi Israel Goresh, DavidDavid Goresh Macron Azrieli Group
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel Barkat, AlonaAlona Barkat Israel Levy, ElishaElisha Levy Israel Barda, ElyanivElyaniv Barda Kappa Mobli
Hapoel Haifa Israel Katz, YoavYoav Katz Israel Atar, ReuvenReuven Atar Israel Roash, OshriOshri Roash Diadora Hatama
Hapoel Petah Tikva Israel Lalluz, AviAvi Lalluz Israel Bar-On, IdoIdo Bar-On Israel Asulin, LiorLior Asulin Lotto
Hapoel Ra'anana Israel Katz, IlanIlan Katz Israel Silvas, HaimHaim Silvas Israel Shuker, SnirSnir Shuker Umbro ME Tel Aviv
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel Ramon, HaimHaim Ramon Israel Domb, AsiAsi Domb Israel Abutbul, ShayShay Abutbul Umbro Fujicom
Ironi Kiryat Shmona Israel Sheratzky, IzzyIzzy Sheratzky Israel Bakhar, BarakBarak Bakhar Israel Tzedek, ShirShir Tzedek Puma Ituran
Maccabi Haifa Israel Shahar, Ya'akovYa'akov Shahar Serbia Stanojević, AleksandarAleksandar Stanojević Israel Benayoun, YossiYossi Benayoun Nike Honda
Maccabi Netanya Israel Baladev, KobiKobi Baladev Israel Mizrahi, YossiYossi Mizrahi Israel Levi, EranEran Levi Joma Burgus Burger Bar
Maccabi Petah Tikva Israel Luzon, AmosAmos Luzon Israel Ben Shimon, RanRan Ben Shimon Israel Peser, NaorNaor Peser Macron Panorama North
Maccabi Tel Aviv Canada Goldhar, MitchellMitchell Goldhar Spain Ayestarán, PakoPako Ayestarán Israel Yeini, SheranSheran Yeini Adidas

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Maccabi Haifa Israel Arik Benado Sacked 14 April 2014 Pre-season Serbia Aleksandar Stanojević 1 May 2014
Beitar Jerusalem Israel Ronny Levy Sacked 10 May 2014 Israel Meni Koretski 10 May 2014
Hapoel Haifa Israel Shlomi Dora End of contract 14 May 2014 Israel Reuven Atar 14 May 2014
Hapoel Ironi Acre Israel Naim, YuvalYuval Naim Sacked Israel Harazi, AlonAlon Harazi
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel Ran Ben Shimon Sacked 26 May 2014 Israel Asi Domb 27 May 2014
Hapoel Ra'anana Israel Meni Koretski Resigned Israel Haim Silvas
Maccabi Tel Aviv Portugal Sousa, PauloPaulo Sousa Signed by Basel 28 May 2014 Spain Óscar García 2 June 2014
Maccabi Petah Tikva Israel Yetav Luzon Resigned 11 June 2014 Israel Ran Ben Shimon 12 June 2014
Bnei Sakhnin Israel Marco Balbul End of contract 19 June 2014 Israel Guy Levy 19 June 2014
Maccabi Tel Aviv Spain Óscar García Resigned 26 August 2014 Spain Pako Ayestarán 26 August 2014
Bnei Sakhnin Israel Guy Levy Sacked 5 December 2014 13th Israel Eli Cohen 5 December 2014

Regular season[edit]

Regular season table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 13 8 5 0 25 9 +16 29 Top Playoff
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 13 9 2 2 33 13 +20 0271
3 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 13 7 4 2 28 13 +15 25
4 Maccabi Petah Tikva 13 5 4 4 17 23 −6 19
5 Maccabi Haifa 13 6 0 7 21 17 +4 18
6 F.C. Ashdod 13 4 5 4 16 17 −1 17
7 Beitar Jerusalem 13 3 7 3 14 12 +2 16 Bottom Playoff
8 Hapoel Tel Aviv 13 5 2 6 14 19 −5 0152
9 Maccabi Netanya 13 4 3 6 17 25 −8 15
10 Bnei Sakhnin 13 3 5 5 18 21 −3 14
11 Hapoel Ra'anana 13 3 4 6 12 13 −1 13
12 Hapoel Petah Tikva 13 4 1 8 18 28 −10 13
13 Hapoel Ironi Acre 13 2 6 5 14 19 −5 12
14 Hapoel Haifa 13 3 2 8 7 25 −18 11

Updated to games played on 16 December 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 Maccabi Tel Aviv deduced one point.[2]
2 Hapoel Tel Aviv deduced one point.[2]
(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 BnS FCA HAC HBS HHA IKS HPT HRA HTA MHA MNE MPT MTA
Beitar Jerusalem 1–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–3
Bnei Sakhnin 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–3
F.C. Ashdod 2–2 0–0 1–3 1–2 3–1 1–0
Hapoel Ironi Acre 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–4
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1–1 2–1 4–0 2–0 4–0 3–2
Hapoel Haifa 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–4 3–2 0–1
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–1
Hapoel Petah Tikva 2–1 4–1 1–3 1–3 0–1 1–3
Hapoel Ra'anana 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 4–0 0–1
Hapoel Tel Aviv 0–2 1–3 3–2 3–0 1–0 1–2 0–02
Maccabi Haifa 4–2 1–0 1–3 3–1 0–2 3–1
Maccabi Netanya 2–1 0–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 0–4 4–4
Maccabi Petah Tikva 1–1 0–0 0–4 1–2 3–2 1–0 0–3
Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–1 5–2 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–1

Updated to games played on 16 December 2014.
Source: Israel Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2 The match originally was abandoned after supporter violence while the score was 1–1.[3] The Israel Football Association declared the match a 0–0 draw, with neither teams receiving any points and closing the stands for four matches.[2]
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The club will play their home games at a neutral venue because their own ground does not meet League requirements.
  2. ^ a b c Bar Dayan, Shirly (24 November 2014). "Hapoel, Maccabi each deducted one point for TA derby debacle". Sport5. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Sinai, Allon (11 November 2014). "Maccabi, Hapoel Tel Aviv await repercussions of derby violence". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 11 November 2014.