2014–15 Israeli Premier League

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Israeli Premier League
Season 2014–15

The 2014–15 Israeli Premier League is the sixteen season since its introduction in 1999 and the 72nd season of top-tier football in Israel. It will begin 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.


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 2012–13 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 Harush, ArielAriel Harush Puma itrader
Bnei Sakhnin Israel Abu Yunes, MohammedMohammed Abu Yunes Israel Levy, GuyGuy Levy Israel Khalaila, KhaledKhaled Khalaila Lotto Toyga
F.C. Ashdod Israel Ben-Zaken, JackyJacky Ben-Zaken Israel Klinger, NirNir Klinger Israel Tzarfati, GuyGuy Tzarfati Legea Radio Jerusalem
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 Elkaslasy, ItayItay Elkaslasy Lotto
Hapoel Ra'anana Israel Katz, IlanIlan Katz Israel Silvas, HaimHaim Silvas Israel Cohen, TamirTamir Cohen Joma 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 buy&drive
Maccabi Petah Tikva Israel Luzon, AmosAmos Luzon Israel Ben Shimon, RanRan Ben Shimon Israel Damari, NitzanNitzan Damari Macron Panorama North
Maccabi Tel Aviv Canada Goldhar, MitchellMitchell Goldhar Spain García, ÓscarÓscar García 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

Regular season[edit]

Regular season table[edit]

Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Top Playoff
2 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Hapoel Tel Aviv 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Maccabi Haifa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Bnei Sakhnin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Beitar Jerusalem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bottom Playoff
8 F.C. Ashdod 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Hapoel Ra'anana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Hapoel Ironi Acre 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Hapoel Haifa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Maccabi Petah Tikva 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Maccabi Netanya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Hapoel Petah Tikva 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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.
Winners of 2014–15 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The club will play their home games at a neutral venue because their own ground does not meet League requirements.