2001–02 Israeli Premier League

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The 2001–02 Israeli Premier League season saw Maccabi Haifa win their second consecutive title. It took place from the first match on 25 August 2001 to the final match on 18 May 2002.

Two teams from Liga Leumit were promoted at the end of the previous season: Hapoel Be'er Sheva and Maccabi Kiryat Gat. The two teams relegated were Bnei Yehuda and Tzafririm Holon.

Final table[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA ± Pts Comments
1 Maccabi Haifa (C)
33
22
9
2
72
32
+40
75
UEFA Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round
2 Hapoel Tel Aviv
33
20
7
6
55
32
+23
67
UEFA Cup Qualifying Round
3 Maccabi Tel Aviv
33
15
12
6
43
24
+19
57
UEFA Cup Qualifying Round1
4 F.C. Ashdod
33
14
7
12
47
52
-5
49
UEFA Intertoto Cup 1st round
5 Hapoel Be'er Sheva
33
14
6
13
44
48
-4
48
6 Hapoel Petah Tikva
33
13
8
12
39
35
+4
47
7 Maccabi Netanya
33
11
7
15
41
44
-3
40
8 Maccabi Petah Tikva
33
8
12
13
36
47
-11
36
9 Ironi Rishon LeZion
33
10
5
18
39
53
-14
35
10 Beitar Jerusalem
33
7
12
14
39
49
-10
33
11 Hapoel Haifa (R)
33
7
9
17
35
50
-15
30
Relegation to
Liga Leumit
12 Maccabi Kiryat Gat (R)
33
7
6
20
34
58
-24
27

Source: Table
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; ± = Goal difference; Pts = Points
C = Champions; R = Relegated

1. Maccabi Tel Aviv won the Israeli State Cup.

Top goal scorers[edit]

Pos Nat Player Team Goals
1st Israel Kobi Refua Maccabi Petah Tikva 18
2nd Israel Shay Holtzman Ironi Rishon LeZion 17
3rd Moldova Serghei Cleşcenco Hapoel Tel-Aviv 14
4th Nigeria Yakubu Aiyegbeni Maccabi Haifa 13
Chile Rodrigo Goldberg Maccabi Tel Aviv 13
Israel Avi Nimni Maccabi Tel-Aviv 13
7th Israel Assi Tubi F.C. Ashdod 12
8th Israel Manor Hassan Beitar Jerusalem 11
Israel Itzik Zohar Beitar Jerusalem 11
10th Israel Motti Kakoun Hapoel Petah Tikva 10

See also[edit]