Maccabi Herzliya F.C.

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Maccabi Herzliya
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Full name Maccabi Herzliya Football Club
מועדון כדורגל מכבי הרצליה
Founded 1932; 82 years ago (1932)
Ground Herzliya Municipal Stadium, Herzliya
Ground Capacity 8,100
Chairman Israel Ariel Sheiman
Manager Israel Freddy David
League Liga Leumit
2013–14 10th

Maccabi Herzliya F.C. (Hebrew: מועדון כדורגל מכבי הרצליה‎, Moadon Kaduregel Maccabi Herzliya) is an Israeli football club based in Herzliya. The club is currently in Liga Leumit and plays at the Herzliya Municipal Stadium.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1932. In 1978 they were promoted to Liga Artzit (then the second tier). However, they finished bottom in the 1980-81 season and were relegated back to Liga Alef. In 1983 they moved to the Herzliya Municipal Stadium, which they share with city rivals Hapoel Herzliya.

At the start of the 1990s the club returned to Liga Artzit, and were promoted to Liga Leumit (then the top division) for the first time in their history in 1992-93 as Artzit champions. They avoided relegation by a single point in 1994-95, and finished one place above the relegation zone again in 1996-97 and 1998-99. In the first season of the new Premier League in 1999-2000, they finished second bottom and were relegated.

In 2001-02 they finished third, narrowly missing out on promotion back to the Premier League. In 2005 they reached the State Cup final for the first time, losing to Maccabi Tel Aviv on penalties after a 2-2 draw. In 2005-06 they won Liga Leumit (now the second tier) to return to the top division. After finishing one place above the relegation zone in the 2006-07 season, In the 2007-08 season they finished bottom and relegated back to Liga Leumit.

Current Squad[edit]

As to 7 October 2014

No. Position Player
1 Israel GK Avi Ivgi
3 Israel DF Dean Akafi
4 Israel DF Dimitri Rubinski
5 Israel DF Barak Lavi
7 Israel FW Hai Avraham
8 Israel FW Nisan Danon
9 Argentina FW Adrián Fernández
10 Israel MF Orel Edri
11 Israel FW Efraim Taka
13 Israel MF Itamar Ofman
14 Israel FW Itay Manzor
No. Position Player
15 Israel MF Yinon Eliyahu
16 Israel DF Nitzan Damari
17 Israel MF Gal Kulni
18 Israel MF Gal Dvir
20 France FW Jordan Faucher
22 Israel GK Bar Manker
23 Israel MF Tomer Katzav
24 Israel DF Shahaf Helman
26 Israel MF Shimi Elmalem
27 Israel FW Stav Tawil
30 Israel MF Dor Halevi

Honours[edit]

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