1949–50 Israeli League
The 1949–50 season was the first and only edition of the Israeli League. It was the first season after independence in 1948, and the eleventh season of league football in what had been Mandatory Palestine. The season started on 28 May 1949 and ended on 24 June 1950, with the league played on the basis of two points for a win and one for a draw.
Originally 14 teams were due to contest the league, the same line-up as the league for the abandoned 1947–48 season. However Hapoel HaTzafon Tel Aviv had disbanded and after failing to play their first three matches, the rest of the club's fixtures were cancelled and the league was contested by 13 clubs.
The title was won by Maccabi Tel Aviv. In early March 1950, Maccabi Nes Tziona, after failing to turn up to three consecutive matches, were ejected from the league and forfeited the rest of their matches. Therefore, the club finished bottom of the league and were relegated.
|1||Maccabi Tel Aviv||24||21||1||2||103||18||85||43|
|2||Hapoel Tel Aviv||24||17||3||4||59||12||47||37|
|4||Hapoel Petah Tikva||231||15||3||5||63||31||32||33|
|5||Maccabi Petah Tikva||24||13||5||6||84||47||37||31|
|6||Beitar Tel Aviv||231||12||2||9||57||41||16||26|
|10||Hapoel Ramat Gan||24||8||0||16||47||62||-15||16|
|11||Hapoel Rishon LeZion||24||6||2||16||27||65||-38||14|
|12||Maccabi Rishon LeZion||24||3||2||19||20||111||-91||8|
|13||Maccabi Nes Tziona||24||0||0||24||7||95||-88||0||Relegated to Liga Bet|
1. The result of the match between Hapoel Petah Tikva and Beitar Tel Aviv (2–3) was annulled and no points were awarded.
|Home ╲ Away||BTA||HHA||HPT||HRG||HRL||HTA||MHA||MNZ||MNE||MPT||MRV||MRL||MTA|
|Beitar Tel Aviv||7–1||7–0||3–1||3–0||1–5||1–3||5–2||1–1||3–1||0–3||4–1||1–5|
|Hapoel Petah Tikva||0–0||1–0||5–2||7–0||1–5||2–1||10–1||5–0||2–3||2–1||3–0||1–2|
|Hapoel Ramat Gan||3–0||1–2||1–2||2–3||0–3||2–1||5–1||4–1||1–3||1–6||10–1||2–3|
|Hapoel Rishon LeZion||0–1||3–3||0–2||2–1||0–3||3–6||1–0||1–0||1–3||0–1||2–1||0–3|
|Hapoel Tel Aviv||1–0||3–0||0–0||3–0||2–0||5–0||3–0||4–0||1–0||2–0||3–0||0–3|
|Maccabi Nes Tziona||0–6||0–3||0–3||0–3||0–5||0–4||0–3||1–7||0–3||0–3||1–3||0–3|
|Maccabi Petah Tikva||2–2||2–2||1–1||8–1||6–1||3–3||5–4||3–0||10–1||2–1||7–1||1–4|
|Maccabi Rishon LeZion||0–8||0–3||0–3||3–1||2–2||0–6||1–7||3–0||2–2||1–6||0–3||0–3|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||5–0||4–0||2–3||5–1||5–0||1–0||6–0||7–1||7–1||5–2||2–2||13–0|
Source: 100 Years of Football 1906-2006, Elisha Shohat (Israel), 2006
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
- Israel - List of Final Tables RSSSF
- 100 Years of Football 1906-2006, Elisha Shohat (Israel), 2006