1955–56 Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. season

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Maccabi Tel Aviv
1955–56 season
Manager Jerry Beit haLevi
Stadium Hapoel Tel Aviv Ground, Jaffa
Liga Alef (1955)
Liga Leumit (1956)
2nd
Winners
State Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League: Yosef Merimovich (12)
All: Yosef Merimovich (16)

The 1955–56 Maccabi Tel Aviv season was the club's 50th season since its establishment in 1906, and 8th since the establishment of the State of Israel.

At the start of the season, the league which started during the previous season was completed, with the club finishing as runners-up, missing on championship in the last round.[1] The new league season, with the top division being re-named Liga Leumit, began on 3 December 1955 and was completed on 3 June 1956, with the club winning the championship, its 8th championship title.[2]

During the season, the club also competed in the State Cup, which was also carried over the summer break. The club eliminated Hapoel Hadera[3] and Maccabi Haifa[4] to reach the cup final against Hapoel Petah Tikva. Maccabi Tel Aviv won the match 3–1 and won its 8th State Cup.[5]

Match Results[edit]

Legend[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

International friendly matches[edit]

During the season Maccabi Tel Aviv played two international friendly matches, losing both.

1954–55 Liga Alef[edit]

The league began on 6 February 1955, and by the time the previous season ended, only 20 rounds of matches were completed, with the final 6 rounds being played during September and October 1955.[6]

Final table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Gr Pts Notes
1 Hapoel Petah Tikva 26 18 4 4 68 23 2.96 40 Champions
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 26 17 4 5 84 28 3.00 38
3 Hapoel Tel Aviv 26 12 9 5 49 23 2.13 33
4 Maccabi Netanya 26 13 7 6 54 43 1.26 33
5 Beitar Tel Aviv 26 12 5 9 64 47 1.36 29

Matches[edit]

Results by match[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Result W W W W L W W W W L D D W D W W L W W W W L D L W W
Position 5 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2

Last updated: 15 October 1955.
Source: 2 Dear Points
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

1955–56 Liga Leumit[edit]

Final table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GR Pts Notes
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 22 13 6 3 47 16 2.94 32 Champions
2 Hapoel Petah Tikva 22 12 5 5 54 28 1.93 29
3 Hapoel Tel Aviv 22 12 5 5 49 29 1.69 29
4 Maccabi Petah Tikva 22 10 7 5 47 34 1.38 27
5 Maccabi Haifa 22 11 3 8 51 29 1.76 25

Matches[edit]

Results by match[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Result D D W W D L L D W W W W D D L W W W W W W W
Position 5 6 6 5 4 5 7 6 6 4 3 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1

Last updated: 28 July 1956.
Source: IFA
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

State Cup[edit]

Shapira Cup[edit]

In October and November, while the promotion playoffs and the State Cup were being played, two cup competitions were organized by Liga Leumit Clubs, the second edition of the Shapira Cup, and the Netanya 25th Anniversary Cup. Maccabi Haifa, Hapoel Petah Tikva, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv played for the Shapira Cup, named after former Hapoel Tel Aviv treasurer Yosef Shapira. The competition was designed to be played as a double round-robin tournament but the competition was delayed after the teams playing only two matches each, as the third round matches were postponed due to weather conditions and then due to the 1954–55 Israel State Cup final, which involved Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Petah Tikva. As league matches started on 3 December 1955, the competition was abandoned altogether.

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 2 2 0 0 7 4 1.750 4
2 Maccabi Haifa 2 1 0 1 7 7 1.000 2
3 Hapoel Petah Tikva 2 1 0 1 6 6 1.000 2
4 Hapoel Tel Aviv 2 0 0 2 3 6 0.500 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hapoel P.T. Took the Championship Title from Maccabi T.A. After 10 Years Hadshot HaSport, 16 October 1955 (Hebrew)
  2. ^ Maccabi T.A. Won the Liga Leumit Championship After Beating Hapoel T.A. 3:0 (1:0) Davar, 3 June 1956, Historical Jewish Press (Hebrew)
  3. ^ Maccabi T.A. – Maccabi Haifa, Hapoel P.T. – Hapoel R.G. in the Semi-Finals Hadshot HaSport, 28 August 1955, p. 1 (Hebrew)
  4. ^ Studinski Repaid His Debt With Interest… Hadshot HaSport, 23 October 1955, p. 8 (Hebrew)
  5. ^ State Cup to Maccabi T.A., Beat Hapoel P.T. 3:1 Hadshot HaSport, 20 November 1955 (Hebrew)
  6. ^ 1955-1955 Liga Leumit Schedule dribblist.com (Hebrew)