2012–13 Maccabi Haifa F.C. season

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Maccabi Haifa
2012–13 season
Chairman Ya'akov Shahar
Manager Israel Reuven Atar (until 13 November)
Israel Arik Benado (from 25 November)
Stadium Kiryat Eliezer
Ligat Ha'Al 2nd
State Cup Elimited In Semi-final
Toto Cup Elimited In Quarter-final
Top goalscorer League: Wiyam Amashe (11)
All: Dino Ndlovu (15)
Highest home attendance 14,500 vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv (18 December 2012) and Hapoel Tel Aviv (27 January 2013)
Lowest home attendance 1,000 vs. Maccabi Netanya (12 December 2012)
Average home league attendance 11,062
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2012–13 season is Maccabi Haifa's 55th season in Israeli Premier League, and their 31st consecutive season in the top division of Israeli football.

Club[edit]

Squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age) Signed from Notes
1 Nir Davidovich Israel GK (1976-12-17) December 17, 1976 (age 40) Israel Youth Team 2nd Captain
2 Emri Zaid Israel DF (1993-03-10) March 10, 1993 (age 24) Israel Youth Team eligible for youth team
3 Samuel Scheimann Israel DF (1987-01-03) January 3, 1987 (age 30) NetherlandsSBV Excelsior
4 Orel Dgani Israel DF (1989-01-08) January 8, 1989 (age 28) Israel Maccabi Netanya
5 Liroy Zhairi Israel MF (1989-03-02) March 2, 1989 (age 28) Belgium KV Mechelen
7 Gustavo Boccoli Brazil Israel MF (1978-02-16) February 16, 1978 (age 39) Israel Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 3rd Captain
8 Hen Ezra Israel MF (1989-01-19) January 19, 1989 (age 28) Israel Maccabi Netanya
9 Shlomi Azulay Israel FW (1989-10-18) October 18, 1989 (age 27) Israel Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona
10 Idan Vered Israel MF (1989-01-01) January 1, 1989 (age 28) Israel Beitar Jerusalem INJURED
11 Dela Yampolsky Israel MF (1988-07-28) July 28, 1988 (age 28) Israel Maccabi Netanya
12 Dino Ndlovu South Africa FW (1990-02-15) February 15, 1990 (age 27) Israel Bnei Yehuda INJURED
13 Taleb Twatiha Israel DF (1992-06-21) June 21, 1992 (age 24) Israel Youth Team INJURED
14 Wiyam Amashe Israel FW (1985-08-08) August 8, 1985 (age 31) Israel Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona
15 Eyal Golasa Israel MF (1991-10-07) October 7, 1991 (age 25) Israel Youth Team INJURED
16 Ismaeel Ryan Israel MF (1994-04-24) April 24, 1994 (age 23) Israel Youth Team eligible for youth team
17 Alon Turgeman Israel FW (1991-09-06) September 6, 1991 (age 25) Israel Hapoel Petah Tikva
18 Oded Elkayam Israel DF (1988-02-09) February 9, 1988 (age 29) Israel Bnei Sakhnin
19 Daniel Haber Canada FW (1993-01-01) January 1, 1993 (age 24) United States Cornell University
20 Yaniv Katan Israel MF (1981-12-27) December 27, 1981 (age 35) England West Ham United Captain
21 Tamir Cohen Israel MF (1984-03-04) March 4, 1984 (age 33) England Bolton Wanderers
22 Amir Edri Israel GK (1985-07-26) July 26, 1985 (age 31) Israel Maccabi Netanya 5th Captain
23 Jaber Ataa Israel MF (1994-04-03) April 3, 1994 (age 23) Israel Youth Team eligible for youth team
24 Dekel Keinan Israel DF (1984-09-15) September 15, 1984 (age 32) Wales Cardiff City 4th Captain
25 Edin Cocalić Bosnia and Herzegovina DF (1987-12-05) December 5, 1987 (age 29) Greece Panionios
26 Avihai Yadin Israel MF (1986-10-26) October 26, 1986 (age 30) Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv INJURED
27 Eyal Meshumar Israel DF (1983-08-10) August 10, 1983 (age 33) Israel Hapoel Kfar Saba
29 Andriy Pylyavskyi Ukraine DF (1988-12-04) December 4, 1988 (age 28) Israel Beitar Jerusalem
33 Bojan Šaranov Serbia GK (1987-09-22) September 22, 1987 (age 29) Serbia OFK Beograd
44 Ron Shushan Israel GK (1993-06-11) June 11, 1993 (age 23) Israel Youth Team eligible for youth team

Players out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Israel FW Mohammad Ghadir (at Belgium Beveren until 30 June 2013)
Israel FW Hen Azriel (at Israel Beitar Jerusalem until 30 June 2013)
Israel MF Sintayehu Sallallich (at Israel Ironi Kiryat Shmona until 30 June 2013)
Israel DF Ali Ottman (at IsraelBnei Sakhnin until 30 June 2013)
Israel MF Mohammed Kalibat (at Israel Bnei Sakhnin until 30 June 2013)
Israel MF Acram Sarich (at Israel Bnei Sakhnin until 30 June 2013)
Israel DF Sari Falah (at Israel Bnei Yehuda until 30 June 2013)
Israel DF Guy Lipka (at Israel Hapoel Haifa until 30 June 2013)
Israel MF Zidane Ammar (at Israel Hapoel Acre until 30 June 2013)
Israel MF Noah Sadawe (at Israel Hapoel Kfar Saba F.C. until 30 June 2013)
No. Position Player
Israel MF Eran Malchin (at Israel Hapoel Nazareth Illit until 30 June 2013)
Israel MF Haythem Halabi (at Israel Hapoel Nazareth Illit until 30 June 2013)
Lithuania MF Martynas Dypkus (at Israel Hapoel Nazareth Illit until 30 June 2013)
Israel GK Ram Strauss (at Israel Maccabi Ahi Nazareth until 30 June 2013)
Israel MF Bar Abitan (at Israel Maccabi Ahi Nazareth until 30 June 2013)
Israel MF Ahmad Shaban (at Israel Hapoel Ra'anana until 30 June 2013)
Israel MF Eran Rozenbaum (at Israel Sektzia Nes Tziona until 30 June 2013)
Israel DF Arnon Rabinovich (at Israel Hapoel Herzliya until 30 June 2013)
Israel DF Gabriel Griner (at Israel Hapoel Herzliya until 30 June 2013)

Transfers[edit]

Summer transfers[edit]

Winter transfers[edit]

Current coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Israel Arik Benado
Assistant manager Israel Ori Uzan
First team coach Israel Shmulik Hanin
Goalkeeping coach Israel Avi Peretz
Fitness coach Israel Harel Uri
Club Administrator Israel Adoram Keisi
Chief Scout Israel Alon Harazi
Club doctor Israel Dr. Ami Berber
Club doctor Israel Dr. Doron Kopelman
Club doctor Israel Dr. Bezalel Fskin
Physiotherapist Israel Pinny Sharon
Masseurs Israel Alexandre Robichek
Equipment Manager Israel Ze'ev Ikshin

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Ligat Ha'Al (Regular Season)[edit]

Regular season table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 26 19 2 5 61 20 +41 59 Top Playoff
2 Maccabi Haifa 26 14 7 5 41 20 +21 49
3 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 26 11 10 5 34 25 +9 43
4 Hapoel Tel Aviv 26 12 6 8 33 29 +4 42
5 Bnei Yehuda 26 11 5 10 35 31 +4 38
6 Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon 26 11 4 11 28 30 −2 37

Updated to games played on 11 March 2013.
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.

Ligat Ha'Al (Play-off)[edit]

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv (C) 36 25 5 6 77 30 +47 80 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Maccabi Haifa 36 19 10 7 62 33 +29 67 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Hapoel Tel Aviv 36 17 7 12 47 45 +2 58 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
36 19 10 7 62 33  +29 67 12 4 2 38 14  +24 7 6 5 24 19  +5

Last updated: 3 February 2013.
Source: Competitive matches

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Ground A H A H A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H H A A H A A H
Result L L D L D W L D D D W W W W D W W W W W L W W W D W W D W W D L D L W W
Position 12 14 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 11 9 8 7 7 6 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Last updated: 28 January 2013.
Source: Competitive Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Israel State Cup[edit]

Toto Cup[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Team progressed to the Quarter-finals
Team Elimited
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Maccabi Haifa 4 2 2 0 9 1 8+ 8
2 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 4 2 1 1 4 3 1+ 7
3 Hapoel Haifa 4 1 3 0 5 4 1 6
4 Bnei Sakhnin 4 1 0 3 5 11 -6 3
5 Hapoel Acre 4 0 2 2 2 2 0 2

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Knockout phase[edit]

Maccabi Netanya won 4-3 on aggregate

Squad statistics[edit]

Updated on 30 Jen. 2013

Ligat Ha'Al State Cup Toto Cup Total
Nation No. Name GS App. Min. Goal GS App. Min. Goal GS App. Min. Goal GS App. Min. Goal
Goalkeepers
Israel 1 Nir Davidovich 2 2 180 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 248 0 5 5 428 0
Israel 22 Amir Edri 7 6 541 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 292 0 9 11 833 0
Serbia 33 Bojan Šaranov 28 28 2,520 0 4 4 390 0 0 0 0 0 32 32 3,010 0
Israel 44 Ron Shushan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
Israel 2 Habshi Eied 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 90 0 2 2 180 0
Israel 3 Samuel Scheimann 14 15 1,292 0 2 2 98 0 4 5 194 0 19 23 1,594 0
Israel 4 Orel Dgani 11 14 1,061 0 2 2 210 0 1 1 90 0 14 14 1,361 0
Israel 13 Taleb Twatiha 20 21 1,682 2 2 2 180 1 1 1 45 0 23 24 2,106 3
Israel 18 Oded Elkayam 4 5 431 0 1 1 112 0 3 5 93 0 7 11 797 0
Israel 24 Dekel Keinan 30 30 2,429 5 3 3 300 0 2 2 135 0 34 34 2,774 5
Bosnia and Herzegovina 25 Edin Cocalić 24 25 2,042 0 1 1 120 0 4 5 315 0 29 31 2,317 0
Israel 27 Eyal Meshumar 23 23 1,999 1 2 2 180 0 3 5 309 2 28 31 2,490 3
Ukraine 29 Andriy Pylyavskyi 15 15 1,300 1 3 3 270 0 5 5 540 1 22 22 1,730 2
Israel - Emri Zaid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 14 0 0 2 14 0
Israel - Youval Yossipovich 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 35 0 0 1 35 0
Midfielders
Israel 5 Liroy Zhairi 6 19 663 0 0 2 39 0 1 1 73 1 8 22 775 1
Brazil Israel 7 Gustavo Boccoli 22 23 1,663 0 4 4 359 0 3 4 174 0 28 30 1,986 0
Israel 8 Hen Ezra 34 35 2,604 9 4 4 390 0 2 4 233 0 39 43 3,447 9
Israel 10 Idan Vered 7 17 846 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 266 1 11 21 1,112 2
Israel 11 Dela Yampolsky 3 9 348 0 1 1 90 0 4 6 366 1 7 18 805 0
Israel 15 Eyal Golasa 28 30 2,414 2 3 3 270 0 3 3 258 0 '35 36 2,753 2
Israel 16 Ismaeel Ryan 2 4 150 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 99 1 4 6 249 2
Israel 20 Yaniv Katan 32 34 2,694 4 3 3 296 0 3 3 225 1 39 40 3,125 5
Israel 21 Tamir Cohen 3 3 213 0 1 1 45 0 2 3 210 0 5 7 468 0
Israel 23 Jaber Ataa 3 8 336 0 1 2 76 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 412 0
Israel 26 Avihai Yadin 12 16 1,155 0 0 1 30 0 0 0 0 0 12 17 1,185 0
Israel - Dor Kochav 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 0 0 1 17 0
Israel - Adi Kostantinos 0 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 0 0 2 39 0
Israel - Micha Luta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50 0 0 2 50 0
Ivory Coast France - Joel Damahou 6 6 476 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 180 0 8 8 656 0
Forwards
Israel 9 Shlomi Azulay 14 29 1,198 7 2 4 176 1 1 4 184 0 16 36 1,603 7
South Africa 12 Dino Ndlovu 19 22 1,429 9 1 4 195 4 9 1 37 2 19 26 1,661 15
Israel 14 Wiyam Amashe 19 23 1,798 11 3 4 240 2 4 5 271 1 26 39 2,473 14
Israel 17 Alon Turgeman 11 21 914 5 2 3 184 2 4 6 330 1 17 28 2,268 9
Canada 19 Daniel Haber 0 4 101 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 101 2
Israel - Shoval Gozlan 0 1 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 22 0 0 2 48 0

Goals[edit]

Rank Player Position Ligat Ha'Al State Cup Toto Cup Total
1 South Africa Dino Ndlovu FW 9 4 2 15
2 Israel Wiyam Amashe FW 11 2 1 14
3 Israel Hen Ezra MF 9 0 0 9
Israel Alon Turgeman FW 6 2 1 9
5 Israel Shlomi Azulay FW 6 1 0 7
6 Israel Dekel Keinan DF 5 0 0 5
Israel Yaniv Katan MF 4 0 1 5
8 Israel Taleb Twatiha DF 2 1 0 3
Israel Eyal Meshumar DF 1 0 2 3
10 Canada Daniel Haber FW 2 0 0 2
Israel Idan Vered MF 1 0 1 2
Ukraine Andriy Pylyavskyi DF 1 0 1 2
Israel Ismaeel Ryan MF 1 0 1 2
14 Israel Liroy Zhairi MF 0 0 1 1
Israel Dela Yampolsky MF 0 0 1 1
Own goals 2 0 0 2
Total 62 10 12 84

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos. Name Ligat Ha'Al State Cup Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
24 DF Dekel Keinan 7 0 1 0 8 0
13 DF Taleb Twatiha 7 0 0 0 7 0
27 DF Eyal Meshumar 6 0 1 0 7 0
7 MF Gustavo Boccoli 7 1 0 0 7 1
15 MF Eyal Golasa 6 0 0 0 6 0
26 MF Avihai Yadin 6 0 0 0 6 0
12 FW Dino Ndlovu 5 0 1 0 6 0
25 DF Edin Cocalić 5 1 1 0 6 1
29 DF Andriy Pylyavskyi 4 0 0 0 4 0
20 MF Yaniv Katan 4 0 0 0 4 0
4 DF Orel Dgani 4 0 1 0 5 0
5 MF Liroy Zhairi 2 0 1 0 3 0
8 MF Hen Ezra 3 0 0 0 3 0
44 GK Ron Shushan 3 1 0 0 3 1
2 DF Emri Zaid 3 0 0 0 3 0
21 MF Tamir Cohen 2 0 0 0 2 0
3 DF Samuel Scheimann 2 0 0 0 2 0
10 MF Idan Vered 1 0 0 0 1 0
11 MF Dela Yampolsky 1 0 0 0 1 0
18 DF Oded Elkayam 1 0 0 0 1 0
33 GK Bojan Šaranov 1 0 0 0 1 0
23 MF Jaber Ataa 1 1 0 0 0 2
Total 71 2 7 0 87 2

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