2001–02 Israeli Premier League

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Israeli Premier League
Season2001–02
ChampionsMaccabi Haifa
7th title
RelegatedHapoel Haifa
Maccabi Kiryat Gat
Top goalscorerKobi Refua (18)

The 2001–02 Israeli Premier League season saw Maccabi Haifa win their second consecutive title. It took place from the first match on 25 August 2001 to the final match on 18 May 2002.

Two teams from Liga Leumit were promoted at the end of the previous season: Hapoel Be'er Sheva and Maccabi Kiryat Gat. The two teams relegated were Bnei Yehuda and Tzafririm Holon.

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Haifa (C) 33 22 9 2 72 32 +40 75 UEFA Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round
2 Hapoel Tel Aviv 33 20 7 6 55 32 +23 67 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round
3 Maccabi Tel Aviv 33 15 12 6 43 24 +19 57 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round[a]
4 F.C. Ashdod 33 14 7 12 47 52 −5 49 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1st round
5 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 33 14 6 13 44 48 −4 48
6 Hapoel Petah Tikva 33 13 8 12 39 35 +4 47
7 Maccabi Netanya 33 11 7 15 41 44 −3 40
8 Maccabi Petah Tikva 33 8 12 13 36 47 −11 36
9 Ironi Rishon LeZion 33 10 5 18 39 53 −14 35
10 Beitar Jerusalem 33 7 12 14 39 49 −10 33
11 Hapoel Haifa (R) 33 7 9 17 35 50 −15 30 Relegation to Liga Leumit
12 Maccabi Kiryat Gat (R) 33 7 6 20 34 58 −24 27
Source: futbol24.com
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Maccabi Tel Aviv won the Israeli State Cup.

Top goal scorers[edit]

Pos Nat Player Team Goals
1st Israel Kobi Refua Maccabi Petah Tikva 18
2nd Israel Shay Holtzman Ironi Rishon LeZion 17
3rd Moldova Serghei Cleşcenco Hapoel Tel-Aviv 14
4th Nigeria Yakubu Maccabi Haifa 13
Chile Rodrigo Goldberg Maccabi Tel Aviv 13
Israel Avi Nimni Maccabi Tel-Aviv 13
7th Israel Assi Tubi F.C. Ashdod 12
8th Israel Manor Hassan Beitar Jerusalem 11
Israel Itzik Zohar Beitar Jerusalem 11
10th Israel Motti Kakoun Hapoel Petah Tikva 10

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