2009–10 Liga Alef
Promotion and relegation play-offs held. however, from the promotion play-offs, no club achieved promotion to Liga Leumit, as Liga Alef second placed play-off winner, Maccabi HaShikma Ramat Hen went down to Maccabi Be'er Sheva of Liga Leumit in the decisive match.
Changes from last season
- Following the scrapping of Liga Artzit, Liga Alef became the third tier of the Israeli football league system.
- Both divisions were expanded from 14 clubs to 16 clubs.
- The runners-up would participate in a promotion play-offs, first playing against each other, then the winner playing the 14th placed Liga Leumit club.
- The third-from-bottom clubs in each division would participate in a relegation play-offs, playing against the winner of the Liga Bet promotion play-offs.
- Ahva Arraba and Maccabi Be'er Sheva F.C. were promoted to Liga Leumit; Maccabi Ironi Kiryat Ata (to North division) were relegated from Liga Leumit.
- Hapoel Bnei Jadeidi, Maccabi Kafr Kanna, Maccabi Tirat HaCarmel and Hapoel Bnei Tamra from Liga Artzit were placed in North division.
- Hapoel Herzliya and Maccabi HaShikma Ramat Hen were transferred from North division to South division.
- Beitar Safed merged with Liga Bet team Hapoel Karmiel to form F.C. Karmiel Safed. The merged team was placed in North division.
- Maccabi Ironi Shlomi/Nahariya and Beitar Ihud Mashhad were relegated to Liga Bet from North division; Maccabi Ironi Jatt and Maccabi Umm al-Fahm were promoted to the North division from Liga Bet.
- Ironi Ramla and Hapoel Masos/Segev Shalom were relegated to Liga Bet from South division; Shimshon Bnei Tayibe and Hapoel Tzafririm Holon were promoted to the South division from Liga Bet.
- As a further place was available in South division, Maccabi Amishav Petah Tikva, as the best runner-up in the Liga Bet, was also promoted.
|1||Maccabi Ironi Jatt||30||22||5||3||64||21||43||71||Promoted to Liga Leumit|
|2||Ironi Sayid Umm al-Fahm||30||23||6||1||64||16||48||469||Promotion play-offs|
|4||Hapoel Asi Gilboa||30||14||4||12||42||37||5||46|
|5||Maccabi Ironi Kiryat Ata||30||13||6||11||43||39||4||45|
|6||Maccabi Kafr Qara||30||10||9||11||31||33||-2||39|
|8||Maccabi Kafr Kanna||30||10||8||12||40||40||0||38|
|9||F.C. Karmiel Safed||30||9||10||11||31||31||0||37|
|10||Hapoel Kafr Kanna||30||11||4||15||33||41||-8||37|
|11||Maccabi Tzur Shalom||30||10||6||14||33||48||-15||36|
|13||Maccabi Umm al-Fahm||30||9||7||14||42||58||-16||34|
|14||Hapoel Bnei Tamra1||30||8||10||12||30||45||-15||233||Relegated to Liga Bet|
|15||Hapoel Bnei Jadeidi||30||7||6||17||28||53||-25||325||Relegation play-offs|
|16||Maccabi Tirat HaCarmel||30||5||6||19||27||70||-43||21||Relegated to Liga Bet|
2. One points deducted.
3. Two points deducted.
4. Six points deducted.
|1||Hapoel Herzliya||30||20||7||3||63||20||43||67||Promoted to Liga Leumit|
|2||Maccabi HaShikma Ramat Hen||30||16||9||5||44||25||19||57||Promotion play-offs|
|5||Maccabi Ironi Netivot||30||12||6||12||39||32||7||42|
|6||Hapoel Kfar Shalem||30||9||14||7||34||34||0||41|
|7||Hapoel Nahlat Yehuda||30||11||8||11||26||28||-2||41|
|8||Maccabi Ironi Kfar Yona||30||11||7||12||32||36||-4||40|
|9||Maccabi Kiryat Gat||30||12||4||14||37||42||-5||40|
|11||Maccabi Kiryat Malakhi||30||8||11||11||27||31||-4||35|
|13||Maccabi Amishav Petah Tikva||30||7||10||13||26||35||-9||31|
|14||Shimshon Bnei Tayibe||30||7||10||13||28||38||-10||31||Relegation play-offs|
|15||Beitar Kfar Saba||30||8||6||16||28||53||-25||30||Relegated to Liga Bet|
|16||Hapoel Mevaseret Zion||30||7||8||15||25||49||-24||29|
The 2nd placed clubs in each division, Ironi Sayid Umm al-Fahm and Maccabi HaShikma Ramat Hen faced each other in Haberfeld Stadium, Rishon LeZion, and the winner advanced to the decisive play-off match against the 14th placed Liga Leumit club Maccabi Be'er Sheva.
28 May 2010
|Maccabi HaShikma Ramat Hen||0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
|Ironi Sayid Umm al-Fahm|
|Report (in Hebrew)|
Maccabi HaShikma Ramat Hen qualified for the decisive play-off match against Maccabi Be'er Sheva.
31 May 2010
|Maccabi Be'er Sheva||2 – 0||Maccabi HaShikma Ramat Hen|
|Barda 74' 90+5'||Report (in Hebrew)|
Maccabi Be'er Sheva remained in Liga Leumit.
Hapoel Bnei Jadeidi (which replaced the disqualified 14th placed club in Liga Alef North, Hapoel Bnei Tamra) faced the Liga Bet play-offs winner, Hapoel Ramot Menashe Megiddo. the winner earned a spot in the 2010–11 Liga Alef.
31 May 2010
|Hapoel Bnei Jadeidi||2 – 3||Hapoel Ramot Menashe Megiddo|
Levi 45' (o.g.)
|Report (in Hebrew)||Elkanati 75' 90+'
Hapoel Bnei Jadeidi relegated to Liga Bet.
The 14th placed club in Liga Alef South, Shimshon Bnei Tayibe, faced the Liga Bet play-offs winner, Ironi Ramla. the winner earned a spot in the 2010–11 Liga Alef.
18 May 2010
|Ironi Ramla||0 – 1||Shimshon Bnei Tayibe|
|Report (in Hebrew)||Yassine 20'|
Shimshon Bnei Tayibe remained in Liga Alef.
- Liga Alef North 2009/2010 The Israel Football Association (in Hebrew)
- Liga Alef South 2009/2010 The Israel Football Association (in Hebrew)
- War on corruption goes on: Tamra demoted to Liga Bet One, 24.5.2010 (in Hebrew)