2012–13 Beitar Jerusalem F.C. season

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Beitar Jerusalem
2012–13 season
Chairman Arcadi Gaydamak
Manager Eli Cohen
Ligat Ha'Al 10th
State Cup Quarter finals
Toto Cup Group stage
Top goalscorer League:
Avi Reikan(11)

All:
Avi Reikan(11)
Highest home attendance 29,000 vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv (10 December 2012)
Lowest home attendance 1,700 vs. Hapoel Ramat Gan F.C. (17 March 2013)
Average home league attendance 7,500
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012–13 season was Beitar Jerusalem's 44th season in the Israeli Premier League. Beitar started the season with two victories vs its enemy Hapoel Tel Aviv. After the victory vs Hapoel in Bloomfield (0:2),[clarification needed]

Chairman Arcadi Gaydamak decided to bring two Muslim-Russian players Zaur Sadayev and Dzhabrail Kadiyev from Terek Grozny FC. This proved controversial with many Beitar fans, and the new signings were subject to verbal abuse from the stands. The hardcore right-wing fan group "La familia" were behind much of this, and organised a boycott for part of the season.

The two Chechen players signed with Beitar near the top of the table. Their arrival triggered a losing run which eventually left Beitar at the bottom of the table, narrowly avoiding relegation.

First team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Israel GK Ariel Harush
2 Israel DF Eli Dasa
3 Israel DF Haim Megrelashvili (on loan from Maccabi Haifa)
4 Israel DF Tal Kachila
5 Israel DF Matan Barashi
7 Israel FW Amit Ben Shushan (captain)
11 Israel FW Hen Azriel (on loan from Maccabi Haifa)
13 Russia FW Zaur Sadayev
15 Israel MF Shai Haddad
16 Israel MF Evyatar Baruchyan
17 Israel MF Tzahi Elihen
18 Israel MF Avi Rikan
No. Position Player
19 Croatia MF Dominik Glavina
21 Israel MF Kobi Moyal
22 Israel GK Ohad Saidof
23 Argentina MF Dario Fernandez
24 Israel MF Ofir Kriaf
25 Croatia DF Dino Škvorc
26 Israel MF Steven Cohen
27 Israel FW Omer Nachmani
28 Israel MF Barak Moshe
44 Russia DF Dzhabrail Kadiyev
99 Israel FW Eran Levy

Ligat Ha'Al (Premier League)[edit]

Regular season table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 F.C. Ashdod 26 10 5 11 30 30 0 35 Bottom Playoff
8 Beitar Jerusalem 26 8 9 9 36 42 −6 33
9 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 26 7 9 10 23 35 −12 30
10 Hapoel Haifa 26 6 10 10 28 40 −12 28
11 Maccabi Netanya 26 6 9 11 32 39 −7 27
12 Bnei Sakhnin 26 6 8 12 25 45 −20 26
13 Hapoel Ramat Gan 26 6 7 13 32 39 −7 25
14 Hapoel Acre 26 5 9 12 29 42 −13 24

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; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Bottom Playoff[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 F.C. Ashdod 33 12 7 14 38 40 −2 43
8 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 33 10 11 12 32 39 −7 41
9 Hapoel Haifa 33 9 12 12 36 45 −9 39
10 Beitar Jerusalem 33 9 12 12 44 54 −10 39
11 Hapoel Acre 33 8 13 12 37 47 −10 37
12 Bnei Sakhnin 33 8 13 12 31 49 −18 37
13 Maccabi Netanya (R) 33 8 11 14 38 50 −12 35 Relegation to Liga Leumit
14 Hapoel Ramat Gan (R) (Q) 33 7 9 17 38 46 –8 30 Relegation to Liga Leumit
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round1

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
1 Hapoel Ramat Gan qualified for the Third qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League after winning the 2012–13 Israel State Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

State Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
29 January 2013 Round of 32 Um Al-Fahm F.C. H 5–0 Levy 8',38',53'; Glavina 64',89' 8,000
27 February 2013 Round of 16 Maccabi Tel Aviv A 0–2 Azriel 30'; Glavina 90' 14,500
13 April 2013 Quarter Final Maccabi Haifa H 0–3 12,000

Toto Cup[edit]

Group C[edit]