2010–11 Liga Leumit

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Liga Leumit
Season2010–11
ChampionsIroni Ramat HaSharon
PromotedIroni Ramat HaSharon
Hapoel Rishon LeZion
RelegatedMaccabi Ironi Jatt
Ahva Arraba
Matches played276
Goals scored638 (2.31 per match)
Top goalscorerOren Nissim (18)

The 2010–11 Liga Leumit was the twelfth season since its introduction in 1999 and the 69th season of second-tier football in Israel. It began on 21 August 2010 and ended on 20 May 2011.[1]

A total of sixteen teams contested the league, including twelve sides from the 2009–10 season, two promoted teams from the 2009–10 Liga Alef and two relegated teams from the 2009–10 Israeli Premier League.

Changes from 2009–10 season[edit]

Location of teams in the 2010–11 Liga Leumit

Team changes[edit]

Ironi Kiryat Shmona and Hapoel Ashkelon were directly promoted to the 2010–11 Israeli Premier League after finishing the 2009–10 season in the two top places.

Maccabi Ahi Nazareth and Hapoel Ra'anana were directly relegated to the 2010–11 Liga Leumit after finishing the 2009–10 season in the bottom two places.

Overview[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Stadium Capacity
Ahva Arraba Doha Stadium 08,500
Beitar Shimshon Tel Aviv Hatikva Neighborhood Stadium 06,500
Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan Winter Stadium 08,000
Hapoel Bnei Lod Lod Municipal Stadium 02,000
Hapoel Herzliya Herzliya Municipal Stadium 08,100
Hapoel Kfar Saba Levita Stadium 05,500
Hapoel Nazareth Illit Green Stadium 04,000
Hapoel Ra'anana Levita Stadium 0005,500[A]
Hapoel Rishon LeZion Haberfeld Stadium 06,000
Ironi Bat Yam Bat Yam Municipal Stadium 03,100
Ironi Ramat HaSharon Grundman Stadium 04,000
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth Ilut Stadium 04,932
Maccabi Be'er Sheva Vasermil Stadium 13,000
Maccabi Herzliya Herzliya Municipal Stadium 08,100
Maccabi Ironi Jatt Ilut Stadium 0004,932[A]
Sektzia Nes Tziona Ness Ziona Stadium 03,500

^A The club played their home games at a neutral venue because their own ground did not meet Premier League requirements.

Regular season[edit]

Regular season table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hapoel Kfar Saba 30 20 6 4 49 27 +22 66 Top Playoff
2 Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon 30 17 9 4 48 24 +24 60
3 Maccabi Herzliya 30 15 8 7 33 15 +18 53
4 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 30 15 7 8 49 26 +23 52
5 Hapoel Ra'anana 30 12 10 8 35 21 +14 46
6 Sektzia Nes Tziona 30 12 10 8 27 19 +8 46
7 Hapoel Herzliya 30 13 7 10 41 34 +7 46 Middle Playoff
8 Hapoel Bnei Lod 30 11 12 7 33 26 +7 45
9 Beitar Shimshon Tel Aviv 30 9 7 14 40 42 −2 34
10 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 30 11 9 10 41 37 +4 33[a]
11 Maccabi Be'er Sheva 30 7 11 12 29 38 −9 32 Bottom Playoff
12 Ironi Bat Yam 30 5 14 11 23 36 −13 29
13 Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan 30 5 9 16 28 48 −20 24
14 Hapoel Nazareth Illit 30 9 5 16 31 43 −12 23[b]
15 Maccabi Ironi Jatt Al-Ahli 30 3 10 17 22 59 −37 19
16 Ahva Arraba 30 5 8 17 19 53 −34 13[c]
Source: Israel Football Association
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd matches won; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head; 6th decision match
Notes:
  1. ^ Maccabi Ahi Nazareth were deducted nine for entering administration.[2]
  2. ^ Hapoel Nazareth Illit were docked nine points for entering administration.
  3. ^ Ahva Arraba were docked one point due to double contracts with players and staff in the previous year and nine points for entering administration.[3]

Regular season results[edit]

Home \ Away AHV BTA HAR HBL HHE HKS HNI HRA HRL IBY IRH MAN MBS MHE MIJ SNT
Ahva Arraba 0–4 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–4 3–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–0 0–1
Beitar Shimshon Tel Aviv 4–0 1–3 0–4 2–2 1–2 4–0 0–0 2–5 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–2 3–2 2–0
Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–6 0–0 1–3 0–4 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1
Hapoel Bnei Lod 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–3 0–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–0
Hapoel Herzliya 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–3 1–3 1–0 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–3 4–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–1
Hapoel Kfar Saba 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1
Hapoel Nazareth Illit 1–2 0–1 3–2 4–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 3–0 4–0 0–2 1–2 0–1
Hapoel Ra'anana 6–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
Hapoel Rishon LeZion 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 2–0 2–3 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–1
Ironi Bat Yam 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–5 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2
Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–4 5–1 2–0
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 5–0 2–1
Maccabi Be'er Sheva 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 1–1
Maccabi Herzliya 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1
Maccabi Ironi Jatt Al-Ahli 0–0 1–3 1–0 0–3 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–6 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–4 1–2 0–0
Sektzia Nes Tziona 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 0–1 4–0
Source: Israel Football Association
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoffs[edit]

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 30 games):

Rounds
31st 32nd 33rd 34th 35th
1 – 6
2 – 5
3 – 4
1 – 2
5 – 3
6 – 4
2 – 6
3 – 1
4 – 5
1 – 4
2 – 3
6 – 5
3 – 6
4 – 2
5 – 1
07 – 10
8 – 9
7 – 8
10 – 90
08 – 10
9 – 7
0
0
0
0
11 – 16
12 – 15
13 – 14
11 – 12
15 – 13
16 – 14
12 – 16
13 – 11
14 – 15
11 – 14
12 – 13
16 – 15
13 – 16
14 – 12
15 – 11

Top playoff[edit]

The points obtained during the regular season were halved (and rounded up) before the start of the playoff. Thus, Hapoel Kfar Saba started with 33 points, Ironi Ramat HaSharon with 30, Maccabi Herzliya with 27, Hapoel Rishon LeZion with 26, Hapoel Ra'anana with 23 and Sektzia Nes Tziona started with 23.

Top playoff table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon (C, P) 35 19 11 5 55 28 +27 38 Promotion to Israeli Premier League
2 Hapoel Rishon LeZion (P) 35 18 8 9 57 31 +26 36
3 Hapoel Kfar Saba 35 20 9 6 54 36 +18 36 Qualification for promotion play-offs
4 Maccabi Herzliya 35 17 10 8 41 21 +20 35
5 Hapoel Ra'anana 35 14 11 10 43 27 +16 30
6 Sektzia Nes Tziona 35 13 11 11 31 29 +2 27
Source: Israel Football Association
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd matches won; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head; 6th decision match
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.

Top playoff results[edit]

Home \ Away HKS HRA HRL IRH MHE SNT
Hapoel Kfar Saba 0–3 0–0 2–3
Hapoel Ra'anana 1–1 1–3
Hapoel Rishon LeZion 1–4 2–1
Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon 1–0 1–1 4–1
Maccabi Herzliya 2–2 0–2 2–0
Sektzia Nes Tziona 0–2 0–0
Source: Israel Football Association
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Middle playoff[edit]

The points obtained during the regular season were halved (and rounded up) before the start of the playoff. Thus, Hapoel Herzliya started with 23 points, Hapoel Bnei Lod with 23, Maccabi Ahi Nazareth with 17 and Beitar Shimshon Tel Aviv started with 17.

Middle playoff table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
7 Hapoel Herzliya 33 15 8 10 46 37 +9 30
8 Hapoel Bnei Lod 33 11 13 9 36 31 +5 24
9 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 33 12 11 10 46 41 +5 22
10 Beitar Shimshon Tel Aviv 33 9 9 15 44 47 −3 19
Source: Israel Football Association
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd matches won; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head; 6th decision match

Middle playoff results[edit]

Home \ Away BTA HBL HHE MAN
Beitar Shimshon Tel Aviv 2–3
Hapoel Bnei Lod 1–1 2–3
Hapoel Herzliya 1–0 1–1
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 1–1
Source: Israel Football Association
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Bottom playoff[edit]

The points obtained during the regular season were halved (and rounded up) before the start of the playoff. Thus, Maccabi Be'er Sheva started with 16 points, Ironi Bat Yam with 15, Hapoel Nazareth Illit with 12, Hakoah Ramat Gan with 12, Maccabi Ironi Jatt with 10 and Ahva Arraba started with 7.

Bottom playoff table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
11 Hapoel Nazareth Illit 35 12 7 16 43 46 −3 23
12 Maccabi Be'er Sheva 35 8 14 13 33 42 −9 22
13 Ironi Bat Yam 35 7 15 13 29 44 −15 22
14 Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan (O) 35 7 12 16 32 50 −18 21 Qualification for relegation play-offs
15 Maccabi Ironi Jatt Al-Ahli (R) 35 4 11 20 27 66 −39 14 Relegation to Liga Alef
16 Ahva Arraba (R) 35 6 8 21 21 62 −41 10
Source: Israel Football Association
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd matches won; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head; 6th decision match
(O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

Bottom playoff results[edit]

Home \ Away AHV HAR HNI IBY MIJ MBS
Ahva Arraba 0–3 1–0
Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan 2–1 1–1 0–0
Hapoel Nazareth Illit 5–1 3–1
Ironi Bat Yam 2–0 0–1 2–1
Maccabi Ironi Jatt Al-Ahli 0–0 3–1
Maccabi Be'er Sheva 2–0 0–0 1–1
Source: Israel Football Association
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion and Relegation playoff[edit]

Promotion playoff[edit]

The 3rd-placed Hapoel Kfar Saba faced the 14th-placed Israeli Premier League team Hapoel Petah Tikva. Hapoel Petah Tikva, the winner on aggregate earned a spot in the 2011–12 Israeli Premier League. The matches took place on May 24 and 27, 2011.


Hapoel Petah Tikva won 5–1 on aggregate.

Relegation playoff[edit]

The 14th-placed Hakoah Ramat Gan faced the 3rd-placed Liga Alef team Maccabi Kabilio Jaffa. Hakoah Ramat Gan, the winner on aggregate earned a spot in the 2011–12 Liga Leumit. The matches took place on May 26 and 31, 2011.


Hakoah Ramat Gan won 3–2 on aggregate.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Israel Oren Nissim Ironi Ramat HaSharon 18
2 Israel Murad Abu Anza1 Hapoel Bnei Lod 15
3 Israel Sharon Gormanzo Beitar Shimshon Tel Aviv 14
Argentina David Gomez Hapoel Rishon LeZion 14
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo Alain Masudi Maccabi Herzliya 13
6 Israel Enon Barda Maccabi Be'er Sheva / Hapoel Rishon LeZion 11
Zambia Rodgers Kola Hapoel Rishon LeZion 11
8 Israel Moshe Abutbul Ironi Bat Yam / Ironi Ramat HaSharon 10
9 Israel Raz Cohen Hapoel Ra'anana 09
Israel Yossi Janah Maccabi Ironi Jatt 09
Israel Ran Itzhak Hapoel Rishon LeZion 09
Israel Moti Malka Hapoel Nazareth Illit 09
Brazil Guilherme Weisheimer Ahva Arraba / Maccabi Herzliya 09
Israel Fody Mohamed Hapoel Ra'anana 09
Israel Patrick Doeplah2 Hapoel Kfar Saba 09
Total 638
Average per game 2.31

Source: Israel Football Association

  • ^1 Murad Abu Anza was transferred to Maccabi Petah Tikva during the winter transfer window.
  • ^2 Patrick Doeplah died on 22 March 2011.

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Discipline[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Not resting for a moment: The 2011–11 will start in July". . Ynet (in Hebrew). Yedioth Ahronoth. 26 April 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Shimon Edri: Will do everything to stay in the league" (in Hebrew). . ONE. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Budget Control Association: Reduced nine points to Ahva Arraba" (in Hebrew). . Walla!. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Ironi Bat Yam 0–2 Sektzia Nes Tziona". Israel Football Association. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Hapoel Ra'anana 6–0 Ahva Arraba". Israel Football Association. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Hakoah Ramat Gan 1–6 Hapoel Rishon LeZion". Israel Football Association. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.