2007–08 in Israeli football

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Football in Israel
Season 2007–08
2006–07 Israel 2008–09

The 2007–08 season was the 76th season of competitive football in Israel.

2007–08 Israeli Premier League[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA ± Pts Comments
1 Beitar Jerusalem (C)
33
20
7
6
61
23
+38
67
UEFA Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round
2 Maccabi Netanya
33
16
10
7
40
24
+16
58
UEFA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
3 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
33
15
11
7
43
34
+9
56
UEFA Cup 1st Qualifying Round
4 Bnei Sakhnin
33
15
10
8
35
29
+6
55
UEFA Intertoto Cup 2nd Round
5 Maccabi Haifa
33
13
8
12
38
27
+11
47
6 Maccabi Tel Aviv
33
11
8
14
43
43
0
41
7 Hapoel Tel Aviv
33
12
5
16
35
40
-5
41
UEFA Cup 1st Qualifying Round1
8 F.C. Ashdod
33
11
6
16
36
52
-16
39
9 Bnei Yehuda
33
11
5
17
31
43
-12
38
10 Maccabi Petah Tikva
33
10
7
16
28
39
-11
37
11 Hapoel Kfar Saba (R)
33
9
10
14
37
54
-17
37
Relegation to
Liga Leumit
12 Maccabi Herzliya (R)
33
7
9
17
32
51
-19
30

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; ± = Goal difference; Pts = Points
C = Champions; R = Relegated

Source: The Israel Football Association
1. Since Beitar Jerusalem won both Israeli State Cup and the Israeli Premier League championship, then the cup-runner-up, Hapoel Tel Aviv, awarded with entry to the 2008–09 UEFA Cup.

Israeli Premier League Transfers 2007–08[edit]

List of Israeli football transfers 2007–08

2007–08 Liga Leumit[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA ± Pts Comments
1 Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan (C) (P)
33
16
9
8
41
30
+11
57
Promotion to
Israeli Premier League
2 Hapoel Petah Tikva (P)
33
16
6
11
40
27
+13
54
3 Hapoel Haifa
33
15
17
11
36
29
+7
52
4 Hapoel Be'er Sheva
33
14
9
10
31
18
+13
51
5 Hapoel Bnei Lod
33
14
7
12
41
42
-1
49
6 Hapoel Ramat Gan
33
13
9
11
33
38
-5
48
7 Hapoel Ra'anana
33
11
13
9
34
31
+3
46
8 Ironi Ramat HaSharon
33
11
10
12
33
37
-4
43
9 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth
33
10
11
12
37
39
-2
41
10 Hapoel Acre
33
9
10
14
29
32
-3
37
11 Ironi Rishon LeZion (R)
33
5
7
21
28
53
-7
37
Relegation to
Liga Artzit
12 Hapoel Nazareth Illit (R)
33
5
7
21
28
53
-25
22

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; ± = Goal difference; Pts = Points
C = Champions; R = Relegated

2007–08 State Cup[edit]

2007–08 Israel State Cup Final:

Hapoel Tel Aviv
4 – 5 (p)
0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
Beitar Jerusalem
Yigal Antebi Goal (pen.)
Walid Badir Goal (pen.)
Fábio Jr. Goal (pen.)
Shay Abutbul Goal (pen.)
Baruch Dego Penalty missed
Reuven Oved Penalty missed
Gal Alberman Goal (pen.)
Michael Zandberg Goal (pen.)
Idan Tal Goal (pen.)
Derek Boateng Penalty missed
Toto Tamuz Goal (pen.)
Shimon Gershon Goal (pen.)
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Meir Levi

Beitar Jerusalem wins the 2007–08 Israeli State Cup

2007–08 Toto Cup Al[edit]

Maccabi Haifa wins the 2007–08 Toto Cup Al.

European Competitions[edit]

2007–08 UEFA Champions League[edit]

Second Qualifying Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
F.C. Copenhagen Denmark 2 – 1 Israel Beitar Jerusalem 1 – 0 1 – 1

2007–08 UEFA Cup[edit]

First Qualifying Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FC Santa Coloma Andorra 1 – 4 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 – 0 0 – 4

Second Qualifying Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
UD Leiria Portugal 1 – 0 Israel Maccabi Netanya 0 – 0 1 – 0
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 2 – 4 Turkey Kayseri Erciyesspor 1 – 1 1 – 3
NK Široki Brijeg Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 – 6 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 0 – 3 0 – 3

First Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel 1 – 0 Sweden AIK 0 – 0 1 – 0

Group Stage

Group G

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Getafe 4 3 0 1 7 5 +2 9
England Tottenham Hotspur 4 2 1 1 7 5 +2 7
Belgium Anderlecht 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 5
Denmark Aalborg 4 1 1 2 7 7 0 4
Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 4 1 0 3 3 8 -5 3
25 October 2007
Anderlecht 2 – 0 Hapoel Tel Aviv
8 November 2007
Hapoel Tel Aviv 0 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur
29 November 2007
Getafe 1 – 2 Hapoel Tel Aviv
19 December 2007
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1 – 3 Aalborg

2007–08 UEFA Intertoto Cup[edit]

Second Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Maccabi Haifa Israel 2 – 2 (p) Romania CF Gloria 1922 Bistriţa 0 – 2 2 – 0

National team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score Competition Scorers
22 August 2007 Dinamo Stadium, Belarus (A)  Belarus 1 – 2 F Shimon Gershon
8 September 2007 Wembley Stadium, London (A)  England 0 – 3 ECQ --
13 October 2007 Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb (A)  Croatia 0 – 1 ECQ --
17 October 2007 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan (H)  Belarus 2 – 1 F Gal Alberman, Aviram Baruchyan
17 November 2007 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan (H)  Russia 2 – 1 ECQ Elyaniv Barda, Omer Golan
21 November 2007 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan (H)  Macedonia 1 – 0 ECQ Elyaniv Barda
6 February 2008 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan (H)  Romania 1 – 0 F Yossi Benayoun
Key
  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • F = Friendly
  • ECQ = European Championship qualifier