1940 Palestine Cup

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1940 Palestine Cup
Tournament details
Country Mandatory Palestine
Defending championsHapoel Tel Aviv
Final positions
ChampionsBeitar Tel Aviv
Runner-upMaccabi Tel Aviv
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1941 →

The 1940 Palestine Cup (Hebrew: הגביע הארץ-ישראלי, HaGavia HaEretz-Israeli) was the eleventh season of Israeli Football Association's nationwide football cup competition.

The defending holders, Hapoel Tel Aviv, fell to city rival Maccabi Tel Aviv at the semi-final. Maccabi met the emerging team of Beitar Tel Aviv at the final and lost 1–3.


First round[edit]

Draw for the round was held in early January 1940. The 6 teams from the Tel Aviv division of the 1939 Palestine League were given a bye to the second round, along with Hapoel Haifa. Hapoel Ramat Gan also received a bye during the draw.[1]

Home Team Score Away Team
17th Heavy Battery 2–1 (a.e.t.)
annulled [note 1]
ROAC Haifa
Hapoel Ra'anana 1–2 RAF Ramla
Hapoel Rishon LeZion 0–1 Maccabi-Hakoah Petah Tikva
Maccabi Rehovot 3–3 (a.e.t.) Degel Zion Tel Aviv
Beitar Tel Aviv 7–0 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
Maccabi Hadera 1–5 RSG Rehovot
Hapoel Petah Tikva 3–1 Hapoel Hadera
Hegge Tel Aviv 1–4 Egged Tel Aviv


Home Team Score Away Team
17th Heavy Battery 5–3 ROAC Haifa
Degel Zion Tel Aviv 2–1 (a.e.t.) Maccabi Rehovot

Second round[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team
Beitar Tel Aviv 4–1 RSG Rehovot
RAF Ramla 2–3 Hapoel Haifa
Hakoah Tel Aviv 0–5 Maccabi Tel Aviv
17th Heavy Battery 2–1 Maccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva
Hapoel Tel Aviv 5–1 Maccabi-Hakoah Petah Tikva
Hapoel Ramat Gan 1–4 Egged Tel Aviv
Maccabi Nes Tziona 1–3 Degel Zion Tel Aviv
Hapoel Petah Tikva w/o Hapoel Herzliya


Home Team Score Away Team
Egged Tel Aviv 3–6 17th Heavy Battery
Hapoel Petah Tikva 0–3 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Tel Aviv 5–1 Degel Zion Tel Aviv
Beitar Tel Aviv 3–0 Hapoel Haifa


Home Team Score Away Team
Maccabi Tel Aviv 4–0 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Beitar Tel Aviv 1–0 (a.e.t.) 17th Heavy Battery


Maccabi Tel Aviv1–3Beitar Tel Aviv
Beit HaLevi 9' Kretchman 6'
Bogdanov 60'
Panz 88'
Attendance: 8000
Referee: Chodshoni


  1. ^ As this match was played for 80 minutes (regular time) and 20 minutes of extra time, the EIFA annulled the result and ordered a replay.


  • 100 Years of Football 1906–2006, Elisha Shohat (Israel), 2006
  1. ^ The Cup Matches for 1940 Are Drawn HaBoker, 7 January 1940, via archive.football.org.il (in Hebrew)

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