2014–15 Liga Leumit

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Liga Leumit
Season 2014–15
Matches played 16
Goals scored 41 (2.56 per match)
Top goalscorer Yossi Ofir (Maccabi Yavne) (3)
Biggest home win Hapoel Bnei Lod 3–1 Hapoel Nazareth Illit
(8 September 2014)
Maccabi Herzliya 3–1 Hapoel Rishon LeZion
(15 September 2014)
Biggest away win Hapoel Ramat Gan 0–4 Bnei Yehuda
(12 September 2014)
Highest scoring Hapoel Jerusalem 3–3 Maccabi Yavne
(5 September 2014)
Hapoel Nazareth Illit 3–3 Ironi Tiberias
(12 September 2014)
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The 2014–15 Liga Leumit is the 16th season as second tier since its re-alignment in 1999 and the 73rd season of second-tier football in Israel.

A total of sixteen teams are contesting in the league, including eleven sides from the 2013–14 season, the three promoted teams from 2013–14 Liga Alef and the two relegated teams from 2013–14 Israeli Premier League.

Changes from 2013–14 season[edit]

Team changes[edit]

Location of teams in the 2014–15 Liga Leumit

Maccabi Netanya, and Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon, were promoted to the 2013–14 Israeli Premier League.

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

Hapoel Ashkelon, and Maccabi Umm al-Fahm were directly relegated to Liga Alef after finishing in the previous season in last two league places. They were replaced by Hapoel Kfar Saba who finished first in Liga Alef North, and Maccabi Kiryat Gat who finished first in Liga Alef South. Ironi Tiberias won the Liga Alef playoff, and after relegation play-offs replaced Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem in the Liga Leumit.

Overview[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Home City Stadium Capacity
Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla Ramla Ramla Municipal Stadium 06,500
Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv Bloomfield Stadium 14,960
Hakoah Ramat Gan Ramat Gan Winter Stadium 08,000
Hapoel Afula Afula Afula Illit Stadium 05,000
Bnei Lod Lod Lod Municipal Stadium 04,000
Hapoel Jerusalem Jerusalem Teddy Stadium 34,000
Hapoel Nazareth Illit Nazareth Illit Green Stadium 04,000
Hapoel Ramat HaSharon Ramat HaSharon Grundman Stadium 4,300
Hapoel Ramat Gan Ramat Gan Winter Stadium 08,000
Hapoel Rishon LeZion Rishon LeZion Haberfeld Stadium 06,000
Ironi Tiberias Tiberias Afula Illit Stadium [A] 5,000
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth Nazareth Ilut Stadium 04,932
Maccabi Herzliya Herzliya Herzliya Municipal Stadium 08,100
Hapoel Kfar Saba Kfar Saba Levita Stadium 5,800
Maccabi Kiryat Gat Kiryat Gat Sala Stadium[B] 010,000
Maccabi Yavne Yavne Ness Ziona Stadium[C] 03,500

^A The club is playing their home games at a neutral venue because their own ground does not meet Premier League requirements.
^B While Kiryat Gat Municipal Stadium is under construction. Maccabi Kiryat Gat will host their home games in Sala Stadium.
^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 Hapoel Bnei Lod 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6 Top Playoff
2 Maccabi Herzliya 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6
3 Maccabi Kiryat Gat 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 6
4 Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv 2 1 1 0 4 0 +4 4
5 Maccabi Yavne 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 4
6 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
7 Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
8 Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
9 Hapoel Afula 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 Bottom Playoff
10 Hapoel Jerusalem 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1
11 Ironi Tiberias 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 1
12 Hapoel Nazareth Illit 2 0 1 1 4 6 −2 1
13 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 2 0 1 1 2 4 −2 1
14 Hapoel Kfar Saba 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2 1
15 Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
16 Hapoel Ramat Gan 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5 0

Updated to games played on 6 September 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 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.

Regular season results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BTR BnY HAR HAF HBL HJE HKS HNI HRH HRG HRL ITI MAN MHE MKG MYA
Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla 1–0
Bnei Yehuda 0–0
Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan 0–2
Hapoel Afula 0–0
Hapoel Bnei Lod 3–1
Hapoel Jerusalem 3–3
Hapoel Kfar Saba 0–2
Hapoel Nazareth Illit 3–3
Hapoel Ramat HaSharon 1–0
Hapoel Ramat Gan 0–4
Hapoel Rishon LeZion 1–1
Ironi Tibieras 0–1
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 3–2
Maccabi Herzliya 3–1
Maccabi Kiryat Gat 1–0
Maccabi Yavne 2–0

Updated to games played on 28 May 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.

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[1]
1 Israel Yossi Ofir Maccabi Yavne 3
2 Israel Eli Elbaz Ahi Nazareth 2
Israel Shalom Akiva Ironi Tiberias
Israel Yinon Barda Hapoel Bnei Lod
Argentina Pedro Galván Bnei Yehuda
France Jordan Faucher Maccabi Herzliya

Discipline[edit]

Player[edit]

Club[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "League Goal Scorers 2014–15". football.org.il. Israeli Football Association. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Liga Leumit Yellows Accumulation". football.org.il. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Liga Leumit Reds Accumulation". football.org.il. Retrieved 9 September 2014.