1988–89 Maccabi Haifa F.C. season

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Maccabi Haifa
1988–89 season
Manager Israel Amazzia Levkovic
1988–89 Liga Leumit 1st
State Cup Runners-up
Highest home attendance 15,000 vs Hapoel Petah Tikva
(13 May 1989)
Lowest home attendance 4,000 vs Hapoel Petah Tikva
(24 September 1988)
Average home league attendance 7,633
Home colours

The 1988–89 season was Maccabi Haifa's 31st season in the Liga Leumit, and their 8th consecutive season in the top division of Israeli football.

The season was a great success for the club winning the league and coming extremely close to winning the State Cup to go with it.

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
17 September 1988 Hapoel Kfar Saba H 2 – 2 Mordechai, Merili 6,000
24 September 1988 Hapoel Petah Tikva H 3 – 0 Givol, Mordechai, Armeli 4,000
1 October 1988 Shimshon Tel Aviv A 2 – 1 Merili, Armeli 1,500
8 October 1988 Beitar Jerusalem H 0 – 0 12,000
15 October 1988 Hapoel Beersheba A 0 – 0 7,000
22 October 1988 Hapoel Tiberias H 2 – 1 Mizrahi, Atar 7,000
29 October 1988 Maccabi Tel Aviv A 1 – 1 Armeli 8,000
5 November 1988 Beitar Tel Aviv H 0 – 0 8,000
30 October 1988 Maccabi Netanya A 3 – 1 Malka, Atar, Armeli 5,000
19 November 1988 Hapoel Jerusalem H 1 – 1 Sayegh 6,500
26 November 1988 Hapoel Tel Aviv A 4 – 1 Givol, Klinger, Atar, Armeli 2,000
3 December 1988 Bnei Yehuda H 3 – 1 Atar, own goal, Klinger 8,000
9 December 1988 Zafririm Holon A 1 – 1 Klinger 4,000
17 December 1988 Hapoel Kfar Saba A 1 – 1 Givol 3,000
24 December 1988 Hapoel Petah Tikva A 0 – 2 2,000
31 December 1988 Shimshon Tel Aviv H 1 – 1 Armeli 6,000
7 January 1989 Beitar Jerusalem A 2 – 2 Atar, Armeli 2,000
14 January 1989 Hapoel Beersheba H 0 – 0 6,000
21 January 1989 Hapoel Tiberias A 3 – 0 Armeli, Mizrahi, Merili 2,000
28 January 1989 Maccabi Tel Aviv H 5 – 0 Klinger (3), Mizrahi, Atar 6,000
4 February 1989 Beitar Tel Aviv A 2 – 0 Merili, Klinger 10,000
11 February 1989 Maccabi Netanya H 2 – 0 Givol, Armeli 12,000
18 February 1989 Hapoel Jerusalem A 0 – 0 4,000
25 February 1989 Hapoel Tel Aviv A 2 – 0 Technical Win 3,000
11 March 1989 Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv A 0 – 0 3,000
25 March 1989 Zafririm Holon H 1 – 0 Armeli 5,000
22 April 1989 Hapoel Beersheba H 3 – 0 Klinger, Atar, Armeli 5,000
29 April 1989 Maccabi Netanya A 2 – 0 Merili, Armeli 8,000
6 May 1989 Shimshon Tel Aviv H 2 – 1 Mizrahi, Reuven Atar 8,000
13 May 1989 Hapoel Petah Tikva H 1 – 1 Mizrahi 15,000
20 May 1989 Beitar Tel Aviv A 0 – 1 3,000


Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Maccabi Haifa 31 15 14 2 49 19 +30 57
2 Hapoel Petah Tikva 31 15 11 5 37 20 +17 54
3 Maccabi Netanya 31 14 10 7 36 33 +3 72

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

State Cup[edit]

Toto Cup[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name League State Cup Toto Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Israel Giora Antman 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Israel Eitan Aharoni 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Israel Marco Balbul 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Argentina Fabian Grimberg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Israel David Levy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Israel Zion Merili 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Israel Yossi Tsarfati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Israel Avraham Abukarat 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Israel Reuven Atar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Israel Yaron Givol 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Israel Nir Klinger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Israel Yossi Kramer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Argentina Fabian Lagman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Israel Zahi Armeli 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Israel Avi Golder 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Israel Zadok Malka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Israel Offer Mizrahi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Israel Itai Mordechai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Israel Raffi Osmo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Argentina Patricio Sayegh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0