2016–17 Israeli Premier League

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Israeli Premier League
Season2016–17
ChampionsHapoel Be'er Sheva
RelegatedHapoel Kfar Saba
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Champions LeagueHapoel Be'er Sheva
Europa LeagueMaccabi Tel Aviv
Beitar Jerusalem
Bnei Yehuda
Matches played240
Goals scored524 (2.18 per match)
Top goalscorerViðar Örn Kjartansson
(19 goals)
Biggest home winMaccabi Tel Aviv 5–0 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 5–0 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Maccabi Haifa 5–0 Hapoel Ashkelon
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 5–0 F.C. Ashdod
Biggest away winHapoel Ashkelon 1–5 Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Hapoel Ra'anana 0–4 Beitar Jerusalem
Highest scoringBnei Sakhnin 5–2 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Highest attendance27,819 [1]
Maccabi Haifa 1–0 Hapoel Tel Aviv
(22 August 2016)
Lowest attendance600 [2]
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 0–0 Hapoel Ra'anana
(20 August 2016)
Average attendance6,194 [3]
All statistics correct as of 11 February 2017.

The 2016–17 Israeli Premier League was the eighteenth season since its introduction in 1999 and the 75th season of top-tier football in Israel. It began on 20 August 2016 and ended on 20 May 2017.

Hapoel Be'er Sheva won a back-to-back title, finishing 13 points ahead of Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Teams[edit]

A total of fourteen teams were competing in the league, including twelve sides from the 2015–16 season and two promoted teams from the 2015–16 Liga Leumit.

Maccabi Netanya and Hapoel Acre were relegated to the 2016–17 Liga Leumit after finishing the 2015–16 Israeli Premier League in the bottom two places.

F.C. Ashdod and Hapoel Ashkelon were promoted after finishing the 2015–16 Liga Leumit in the top two places.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Beitar Jerusalem Jerusalem Teddy Stadium 31,733
Bnei Sakhnin Sakhnin Doha Stadium 8,500
Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv HaMoshava Stadium, Petah Tikva 11,500
F.C. Ashdod Ashdod Yud-Alef Stadium 8,200
Hapoel Ashkelon Ashkelon Sala Stadium 10,000
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Be'er Sheva Turner Stadium 16,126
Hapoel Haifa Haifa Sammy Ofer Stadium 30,870
Hapoel Kfar Saba Kfar Saba Levita Stadium 5,800
Hapoel Ra'anana Ra'anana Netanya Stadium, Netanya 13,610
Hapoel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv HaMoshava Stadium, Petah Tikva 11,500
Ironi Kiryat Shmona Kiryat Shmona Kiryat Shmona Stadium 5,300
Maccabi Haifa Haifa Sammy Ofer Stadium 30,870
Maccabi Petah Tikva Petah Tikva HaMoshava Stadium 11,500
Maccabi Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Netanya Stadium, Netanya 13,610
HaMoshava Stadium Netanya Stadium Sammy Ofer Stadium
Bnei Yehuda
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Petah Tikva
Hapoel Ra'anana
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Hapoel Haifa
Maccabi Haifa
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Doha Stadium Kiryat Shmona Stadium Levita Stadium
Bnei Sakhnin Ironi Kiryat Shmona Hapoel Kfar Saba
Doha Stadium01.jpg
Kiryat Shmona Municipal Stadium1.jpg Levita Stadium9.jpg
Sala Stadium Teddy Stadium Turner Stadium Yud-Alef Stadium
Hapoel Ashkelon Beitar Jerusalem Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C. Ashdod
Sala Stadium01.jpg Teddy stadium, Jerusalem.JPG Turner Stadium 03.jpg Yod alef1.JPG

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team President Manager Captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Beitar Jerusalem Israel Eli Tabib Israel Sharon Mimer Israel Dan Einbinder Givova
Bnei Sakhnin Israel Mohammed Abu Yunes Israel Yossi Abuksis Israel Khaled Khalaila Givova Scania
Bnei Yehuda Israel Barak Obramov Israel Nissan Yehezkel Israel Hasan Abu Zaid Kappa Landora Group
F.C. Ashdod Israel Jacky Ben-Zaken Israel Ran Ben Shimon Israel Moshe Ohayon Jartazi SeeMe
Hapoel Ashkelon Israel Municipality of Ashkelon Israel Yuval Naim Israel Kobi Ben Hemo Joma Albar
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel Alona Barkat Israel Barak Bakhar Israel Elyaniv Barda Puma Tadiran
Hapoel Haifa Israel Yoav Katz Israel Dani Golan Israel Oshri Roash Diadora Citrus
Hapoel Kfar Saba Israel Stav Shaham Israel Eli Cohen Israel Hen Dilmoni Macron Trigo
Hapoel Ra'anana Israel Asher Alon Israel Haim Silvas Israel Snir Shuker Umbro ME Tel Aviv
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel Nisanov Group Israel Meni Koretski Israel Avihai Yadin Nike GETDRIVE
Ironi Kiryat Shmona Israel Izzy Sheratzky Israel Tomer Kashtan Israel Ahmed Abed Umbro Ituran
Maccabi Haifa Israel Ya'akov Shahar Israel Guy Luzon Israel Dekel Keinan Nike Honda
Maccabi Petah Tikva Israel Amos Luzon Israel Kobi Refua Israel Naor Peser Macron Panorama North
Maccabi Tel Aviv Canada Mitchell Goldhar Angola Lito Vidigal Israel Gal Alberman Adidas UNICEF

Foreign players[edit]

The number of foreign players is restricted to six per team, while only five can be registered to a game.[4]

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Player 6
Beitar Jerusalem Brazil Claudemir France Johan Audel France Antoine Conte Germany Marcel Heister Slovakia Erik Sabo Spain Jesús Rueda
Bnei Sakhnin Brazil Georginho Brazil Wanderson Ivory Coast Lassina Dao Spain Abraham Paz
Bnei Yehuda Argentina Pedro Galván Croatia Antonio Mršić The Gambia Tijan Jaiteh Lithuania Nerijus Valskis Lithuania Emilijus Zubas Serbia Marko Jovanović
F.C. Ashdod Angola Dolly Menga Austria Sandro Gotal Croatia Karlo Bručić Brazil Lúcio Maranhão Brazil Alan Wigor Russia Georgi Batyayev
Hapoel Ashkelon Burkina Faso Issoumaila Lingane Central African Republic David Manga Croatia Josip Ivančić Croatia Mirko Oremuš Nigeria Dele Aiyenugba Serbia Branislav Jovanović
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Brazil William Soares Hungary Mihály Korhut Nigeria Anthony Nwakaeme Nigeria John Ogu Portugal Miguel Vítor Romania Ovidiu Hoban
Hapoel Haifa Brazil Adilson Bahia Brazil Júlio César Montenegro Žarko Korać Netherlands Piet Velthuizen Portugal Bruno Pinheiro
Hapoel Kfar Saba Brazil Bruno Andrade Brazil Diogo Kachuba Republic of the Congo Mavis Tchibota Nigeria Sunny Omoregie Serbia Dušan Matović Serbia Slobodan Simović
Hapoel Ra'anana Zambia Rodgers Kola Zambia Conlyde Luchanga Zambia Emmanuel Mbola
Hapoel Tel Aviv Chad Ezechiel N'Douassel Jamaica Michael Seaton Nigeria John Chibuike
Ironi Kiryat Shmona Brazil Kassio Brazil Mauricio Ivory Coast Didier Brossou Nigeria Jacob Njoku
Maccabi Haifa Czech Republic Kamil Vacek Iceland Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson Kosovo Enis Alushi Norway Fitim Azemi Spain Marc Valiente Uruguay Gary Kagelmacher
Maccabi Petah Tikva Brazil Allyson Brazil Romário Romania Mihai Roman Serbia Nenad Adamović Spain Aitor Spain Carlos Cuéllar
Maccabi Tel Aviv Argentina Óscar Scarione Brazil Marcelo Brazil Ramon Iceland Viðar Örn Kjartansson Portugal Rúben Micael Serbia Predrag Rajković

In bold: Players that have been capped for their national team. All Hapoel Tel Aviv foreign players were released due to budget cuts.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Ironi Kiryat Shmona Israel Shlomi Dora End of contract 16 May 2016 Pre-season Israel Motti Ivanir 18 May 2016
Bnei Yehuda Israel Yossi Mizrahi Israel Arik Benado 24 May 2016
Maccabi Petah Tikva Israel Dani Golan Israel Kobi Refua 31 May 2016
Maccabi Tel Aviv Netherlands Peter Bosz Signed by Ajax 24 May 2016 Georgia (country) Shota Arveladze 16 June 2016
Beitar Jerusalem Israel Slobodan Drapić End of contract 1 June 2016 Israel Ran Ben Shimon 4 June 2016
Maccabi Haifa Israel Ronny Levy Sacked 27 July 2016 Netherlands René Meulensteen 9 August 2016
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel Eli Guttman Became a sports director 20 September 2016 12th Israel Guy Luzon 20 September 2016
Bnei Yehuda Israel Arik Benado Sacked 24 October 2016 13th Israel Nissan Yehezkel 24 October 2016
Hapoel Haifa Israel Eli Cohen Sacked 11 December 2016 11th Israel Dani Golan 11 December 2016
Maccabi Tel Aviv Georgia (country) Shota Arveladze Sacked 2 January 2017 2nd Angola Lito Vidigal 11 February 2017
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel Guy Luzon Resign 11 January 2017 14th Israel Meni Koretski 11 January 2017
Hapoel Kfar Saba Israel Sharon Mimer Sacked 23 January 2017 12th Israel Eli Cohen 25 January 2017
Maccabi Haifa Netherlands René Meulensteen Sacked 13 February 2017 7th Israel Guy Luzon 13 February 2017
Beitar Jerusalem Israel Ran Ben Shimon Sacked 5 February 2017 5th Israel Sharon Mimer 6 February 2017
F.C. Ashdod Israel Ronny Awat Became assistant coach 14 February 2017 10th Israel Ran Ben Shimon 14 February 2017

Regular season[edit]

Regular season table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 26 18 5 3 54 13 +41 59 Qualification for the Championship round
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 26 17 5 4 45 19 +26 56
3 Maccabi Petah Tikva 26 13 9 4 36 23 +13 48
4 Beitar Jerusalem 26 10 10 6 34 27 +7 40
5 Bnei Sakhnin 26 10 9 7 26 26 0 39
6 Maccabi Haifa 26 10 8 8 30 25 +5 38
7 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 26 9 8 9 35 33 +2 35 Qualification for the Relegation round
8 Hapoel Haifa 26 8 4 14 29 36 −7 28
9 F.C. Ashdod 26 6 10 10 15 26 −11 28
10 Hapoel Ra'anana 26 7 7 12 14 29 −15 28
11 Bnei Yehuda 26 5 10 11 20 32 −12 25
12 Hapoel Kfar Saba 26 4 9 13 17 34 −17 21
13 Hapoel Ashkelon 26 3 9 14 15 39 −24 18
14 Hapoel Tel Aviv[a] 26 5 11 10 18 26 −8 17
Source: Israel Football Association, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Matches won; 4) Goals scored; 5) Head-to-head points; 6) Head-to-head goal difference; 7) Head-to-head goals scored; 8) Play-off.[6]
Notes:
  1. ^ Hapoel Tel Aviv were deducted nine points for entering administration.[5]

Regular season results[edit]

Home \ Away ASH BEI BnS BnY HAS HBS HHA HKS HRA HTA IKS MHA MPT MTA
F.C. Ashdod 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–2
Beitar Jerusalem 1–1 0–1 2–2 3–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–0
Bnei Sakhnin 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 5–2 1–0 0–1 0–3
Bnei Yehuda 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–4 1–0
Hapoel Ashkelon 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–5 3–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–2
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 5–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 5–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 2–0
Hapoel Haifa 0–1 4–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–4
Hapoel Kfar Saba 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
Hapoel Ra'anana 0–0 0–4 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–1 0–1 0–3
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–3 0–2 0–1 0–1
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 4–1 0–2 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 3–0 0–1 1–2
Maccabi Haifa 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 5–0 2–1 0–3 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 2–2
Maccabi Petah Tikva 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–1
Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 4–1 5–0 3–0 0–2 0–0
Source: Israel Football Association
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the match.

Championship round[edit]

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 26 games)

Rounds
27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 32nd 33rd 34th 35th 36th
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
6 – 1
5 – 2
4 – 3
2 – 1
3 – 5
4 – 6
6 – 2
1 – 3
5 – 4
3 – 2
4 – 1
5 – 6
6 – 3
2 – 4
1 – 5

Championship round table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hapoel Be'er Sheva (C, Q) 36 26 7 3 73 18 +55 85 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Q) 36 22 6 8 61 28 +33 72 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Beitar Jerusalem (Q) 36 16 12 8 53 36 +17 60
4 Maccabi Petah Tikva 36 15 11 10 42 34 +8 56
5 Bnei Sakhnin 36 13 9 14 32 46 −14 48
6 Maccabi Haifa 36 12 9 15 34 41 −7 45
Source: Israel Football Association, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Matches won; 4) Goals scored; 5) Head-to-head points; 6) Head-to-head goal difference; 7) Head-to-head goals scored; 8) Play-off.[6]
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Championship round results[edit]

Home \ Away BEI BnS HBS MHA MPT MTA
Beitar Jerusalem 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1
Bnei Sakhnin 1–5 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–3
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–0
Maccabi Haifa 3–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–2
Maccabi Petah Tikva 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1
Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–2 3–0 1–2 3–0 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on 20 May 2017. Source: Israel Football Association
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation round[edit]

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 26 games)

Rounds
27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 32nd 33rd
7 – 14
8 – 13
9 – 12
10 – 11
7 – 8
13 – 9
12 – 10
14 – 11
8 – 14
9 – 7
10 – 13
11 – 12
8 – 9
7 – 10
13 – 11
14 – 12
9 – 14
10 – 8
11 – 7
12 – 13
9 – 10
8 – 11
7 – 12
14 – 13
10 – 14
11 – 9
12 – 8
13 – 7

Relegation round table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
7 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 33 10 9 14 44 48 −4 39
8 Hapoel Haifa 33 10 7 16 39 46 −7 37
9 F.C. Ashdod 33 7 15 11 22 32 −10 36
10 Hapoel Ra'anana 33 9 9 15 22 40 −18 36
11 Bnei Yehuda (Q) 33 8 11 14 26 39 −13 35 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
12 Hapoel Ashkelon 33 7 11 15 24 42 −18 32
13 Hapoel Kfar Saba (R) 33 7 10 16 23 40 −17 31 Relegation to Liga Leumit
14 Hapoel Tel Aviv[b] (R) 33 8 14 11 29 34 −5 29
Source: Israel Football Association, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Matches won; 4) Goals scored; 5) Head-to-head points; 6) Head-to-head goal difference; 7) Head-to-head goals scored; 8) Play-off.[8]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Bnei Yehuda qualified for the Europa League Second qualifying round by winning the 2016–17 Israel State Cup
  2. ^ Hapoel Tel Aviv were deducted nine points for entering administration.[7]

Relegation round results[edit]

Home \ Away ASH BnY HAS HHA HKS HRA HTA IKS
F.C. Ashdod 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–1
Bnei Yehuda 2–1 1–0 0–2
Hapoel Ashkelon 0–0 1–0 2–1
Hapoel Haifa 1–1 1–1 1–4 3–3
Hapoel Kfar Saba 1–0 1–0 0–2
Hapoel Ra'anana 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–0 0–0 2–0
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 0–2 1–4 2–3 2–3
Updated to match(es) played on 13 May 2017. Source: Israel Football Association
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by round[edit]

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. Note that Championship round teams will play in 36 matchdays, and the Relegation round teams will compete in only 33 matches.

Team \ 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
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 3 6 1 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Beitar Jerusalem 6 9 9 5 8 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3
Maccabi Petah Tikva 7 4 3 2 2 3 3 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4
Bnei Sakhnin 8 5 8 11 11 13 10 6 8 9 7 7 7 8 6 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Maccabi Haifa 5 8 6 4 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 6 6 7 7 7 6 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 4 3 5 7 6 7 7 10 6 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 6 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Hapoel Haifa 10 7 10 6 4 4 6 7 9 11 9 10 11 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 8 8 9 8 8 8
F.C. Ashdod 12 14 13 13 14 14 14 14 12 10 10 12 12 12 12 10 9 9 9 9 10 11 10 10 10 9 8 10 10 10 9 9 9
Hapoel Ra'anana 11 13 12 14 12 11 8 8 10 6 8 8 8 7 8 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 10 11 9 11 8 10 10 10
Bnei Yehuda 9 10 11 8 10 9 13 12 13 13 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 13 11 11 11 10 11 11 11 11 10 11 9 11 11 11 11
Hapoel Ashkelon 2 2 4 9 9 10 12 13 14 14 14 14 13 14 14 13 13 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 12 12 12 12 12
Hapoel Kfar Saba 14 12 7 10 7 8 11 11 7 8 12 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 14 14 14 14 13
Hapoel Tel Aviv 13 11 14 12 13 12 9 9 11 12 11 9 9 10 10 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 12 13 13 13 13 14

Source: [1]

2017–18 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2017–18 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
Relegation to 2017–18 Liga Leumit

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of 20 May 2017
Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Iceland Viðar Örn Kjartansson Maccabi Tel Aviv 19
2 Israel Tal Ben Haim Maccabi Tel Aviv 15
3 Nigeria Anthony Nwakaeme Hapoel Be'er Sheva 14
Israel Ben Sahar Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Israel Itay Shechter Beitar Jerusalem
6 Israel Idan Vered Beitar Jerusalem 11
7 Israel Gidi Kanyuk Maccabi Petah Tikva 10
Israel Eli Elbaz Hapoel Kfar Saba
9 Israel Mahran Lala Hapoel Haifa 9
Israel Guy Melamed Maccabi Petah Tikva

Source: [2]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref
Burkina Faso Issoumaila Lingane Hapoel Ashkelon Hapoel Haifa 3–2 20 August 2016 [9]
Israel Yuval Avidor Bnei Sakhnin Ironi Kiryat Shmona 5–2 16 January 2017
Iceland Viðar Örn Kjartansson Maccabi Tel Aviv Ironi Kiryat Shmona 3–0 18 February 2017 [10]

Attendances[edit]

Football clubs with an average home attendance of at least 10,000:[11]

Team Home average
Maccabi Haifa 19,752
Hapoel Beer-Sheva 14,082

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League: Maccabi Haifa defeated Hapoel haifa 0 : 3" (in Hebrew). walla.co.il. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Premier League: Irony Kiryat Shmona Hapoel Raanana separated in 0: 0" (in Hebrew). walla.co.il. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Average home attendance in 2016/2017 season". walla.co.il. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  4. ^ Tuchman, Yaniv. "Moving to six foreigners in the Premier League" (in Hebrew). Walla! Sports.
  5. ^ "Hapoel Tel Aviv soccer club heading for bankruptcy". The Times of Israel. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Ligat ha'AL 2016/2017 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Hapoel Tel Aviv soccer club heading for bankruptcy". The Times of Israel. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Ligat ha'AL 2016/2017 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Hapoel Ashkelon 3 – 2 Hapoel Haifa". 20 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 – 0 Ironi Kiryat Shmona". 18 February 2017.
  11. ^ http://www.european-football-statistics.co.uk/attn.htm

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