1979–80 Liga Alef

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The 1979–80 Liga Alef season saw Hapoel Kiryat Shmona (champions of the North Division) and Maccabi Yavne (champions of the South Division) win the title and promotion to Liga Artzit.

Promotion play-offs, played in two legs, which both held in neutral venue, contested between the second placed clubs in each regional division. Beitar Ramla won over Hapoel Ramat HaSharon, and became the third promoted club.

North Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 26 15 7 4 42 16 26 37 Promoted to Liga Artzit
2 Hapoel Ramat HaSharon 26 14 7 5 36 22 14 35 Promotion play-offs
3 Maccabi Hadera 26 12 11 3 39 16 23 33 Two points deducted
4 Hapoel Givat Olga 26 12 9 5 34 24 10 33
5 Hapoel Netanya 26 11 10 5 44 24 20 32
6 Hapoel Tel Hanan 26 11 8 7 36 23 13 30
7 Beitar Netanya 26 8 11 7 27 20 7 27
8 Hapoel Ra'anana 26 9 8 9 27 24 3 26
9 Hapoel Afikim 26 8 9 9 46 37 9 25
10 Hapoel Kiryat Ata 26 7 9 10 29 28 1 23
11 Hapoel Bnei Nazareth 26 5 10 11 26 37 -11 20
12 Hapoel Nahariya 26 5 8 13 22 32 -10 18
13 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 1 26 4 9 13 25 37 -12 16 Relegated to Liga Bet
14 Hapoel Umm al-Fahm 1 26 1 4 21 9 104 -95 5

1. No points or goals were awarded for Maccabi Ahi Nazareth - Hapoel Umm al-Fahm due to suspicions of bribery in the match, which ended 21-1.[1]

South Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Maccabi Yavne 26 15 6 5 34 19 15 36 Promoted to Liga Artzit
2 Beitar Ramla 26 12 9 5 32 20 12 33 Promotion play-offs
3 Hapoel Ramla 26 12 10 4 29 13 16 32 Two points deducted
4 Beitar Be'er Sheva 26 11 10 5 30 20 10 32
5 Maccabi Sha'arayim 26 9 11 6 38 30 8 27 Two points deducted
6 Maccabi Kiryat Gat 26 9 9 8 22 22 0 27
7 Hapoel Ashkelon 26 9 7 10 28 25 3 25
8 Hapoel Ashdod 26 9 7 10 28 32 -4 25
9 Hapoel Dimona 26 8 5 13 31 34 -3 21
10 Hapoel Kiryat Ono 26 7 9 10 29 35 -6 21 Two points deducted
11 Hapoel Marmorek 26 4 13 9 23 30 -7 21
12 Lazarus Holon 26 6 9 11 22 33 -11 21
13 Hapoel Or Yehuda 26 4 12 10 19 31 -12 20 Relegated to Liga Bet
14 Hapoel Kafr Qasim 26 5 7 14 26 47 -21 17

Promotion play-offs[edit]

10.5.1980
Hapoel Ramat HaSharon 0 – 0 Beitar Ramla
Hapoel Petah Tikva

17.5.1980
Beitar Ramla 2 – 1 Hapoel Ramat HaSharon
Hapoel Petah Tikva
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Abraham Klein

Beitar Ramla promoted to Liga Artzit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maccabi Ahi Nazareth relegated to Liga Bet Davar, 18.7.80, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)