1978–79 Liga Leumit

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Liga Leumit
Season1978-79
ChampionsMaccabi Tel Aviv
14th title
RelegatedHapoel Hadera
Hapoel Jerusalem
Hapoel Rishon LeZion
Top goalscorerOded Machnes
Eli Miali (18)

The 1978–79 Liga Leumit season saw Maccabi Tel Aviv win the title, whilst Hapoel Hadera, Hapoel Jerusalem and Hapoel Rishon LeZion (in their first season back in the top division since 1952) were relegated to Liga Artzit. Oded Machnes (Maccabi Netanya) and Eli Miali (Beitar Jerusalem) were the league's joint top scorers with 18 goals.

Final table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 30 18 8 4 47 16 31 44
2 Beitar Jerusalem 30 14 12 4 50 23 27 40
3 Maccabi Netanya 30 12 12 6 47 33 14 36 Qualified for Intertoto Cup
4 Bnei Yehuda 30 8 17 5 28 21 7 33
5 Hapoel Haifa 30 9 13 8 27 24 3 31
6 Hapoel Tel Aviv 30 9 13 8 27 30 –3 31
7 Maccabi Jaffa 30 12 7 11 38 42 –4 31
8 Hapoel Yehud 30 8 13 9 25 25 0 29
9 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 30 9 11 10 31 33 –2 29
10 Hapoel Kfar Saba 30 9 11 10 38 41 –3 29
11 Beitar Tel Aviv 30 8 11 11 30 30 0 27
12 Shimshon Tel Aviv 30 8 11 11 30 35 –5 27
13 Maccabi Petah Tikva 30 8 11 11 25 46 –21 27
14 Hapoel Hadera 30 10 5 15 35 44 –9 25 Relegated to
Liga Artzit
15 Hapoel Jerusalem 30 5 13 12 18 26 –8 23
16 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 30 4 10 16 19 46 –27 16 Two points deducted

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