2019–20 Israeli Premier League

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Israeli Premier League
Season2019–20

The 2019–20 Israeli Premier League, also known as Ligat Tel Aviv Stock Exchange[1] for sponsorship reasons, is the twenty season since its introduction in 1999 and the 78th season of top-tier football in Israel. The season will begin in August 2019 and will conclude in May 2020.

Teams[edit]

A total of fourteen teams are competing in the league, including twelve sides from the 2018–19 season and two promoted teams from the 2018–19 Liga Leumit.

Bnei Sakhnin and Maccabi Petah Tikva were relegated to the 2019–20 Liga Leumit after finishing the 2018–19 Israeli Premier League in the bottom two places.

Sektzia Nes Tziona were promoted as the winners of the 2018–19 Liga Leumit. This marked the return of Nes Tziona to the top division after 51 years of absence.

Hapoel Kfar Saba were promoted as the Runner-ups of the 2018–19 Liga Leumit. This ends the team's three years absence from the top division.


Stadiums and locations[edit]

Beitar Jerusalem Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Teddy Stadium
Bloomfield Stadium
Turner Stadium
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Maccabi Netanya
Hapoel Hadera
Hapoel Ra'anana
Hapoel Haifa
Maccabi Haifa
Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Netanya Stadium
Sammy Ofer Stadium
Kiryat Shmona Municipal Stadium
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F.C. Ashdod Sektzia Nes Tziona
Hapoel Kfar Saba
Yud-Alef Stadium HaMoshava Stadium
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Team Location Stadium Capacity
Beitar Jerusalem Jerusalem Teddy Stadium[2] 31,733
Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv Bloomfield Stadium 29,150
F.C. Ashdod Ashdod Yud-Alef Stadium[3] 8,200
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Be'er Sheva Turner Stadium[4] 16,126
Hapoel Hadera Hadera Netanya Stadium[5], Netanya 13,610
Hapoel Haifa Haifa Sammy Ofer Stadium[6] 30,870
Hapoel Kfar Saba Kfar Saba HaMoshava Stadium,[7] Petah Tikva 11,500
Hapoel Ra'anana Ra'anana Netanya Stadium, Netanya 41,583
Hapoel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Bloomfield Stadium 29,150
Ironi Kiryat Shmona Kiryat Shmona Kiryat Shmona Stadium[8] 5,300
Maccabi Haifa Haifa Sammy Ofer Stadium[9] 30,870
Maccabi Netanya Netanya Netanya Stadium[10] 13,610
Maccabi Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Bloomfield Stadium 29,150
Sektzia Nes Tziona Nes Tziona HaMoshava Stadium,[11] Petah Tikva 11,500

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team President Manager Captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Beitar Jerusalem Israel Moshe Hogeg Israel Ronny Levy Israel Idan Vered Umbro Milenium Group
Bnei Yehuda Israel Barak Abramov Israel Yossi Abukasis Israel Itzik Azuz Kappa ——
F.C. Ashdod Israel Jacky Ben-Zaken Israel Ronny Awat Israel Tom Ben Zaken Nike ——
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel Alona Barkat Israel Barak Bakhar Israel Maor Melikson Kelme Tadiran
Hapoel Hadera Israel Oren Golan Israel Ori Guttman Israel Menashe Zalka Lotto Printer Center
Hapoel Haifa Israel Yoav Katz Israel Haim Silvas Israel Gil Vermouth Diadora Moked Hat'ama
Hapoel Kfar Saba Israel Itzhak Shum Israel Ofir Haim —— Macron Advice
Hapoel Ra'anana Israel Asher Alon Israel Meni Koretski Israel Snir Shuker Givova ME Group
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel Itzik and Sharon Nisanov Israel Nisso Avitan Israel Orel Dgani Macron Arkia
Ironi Kiryat Shmona Israel Izzy Sheratzky Israel Messay Dego Israel Idan Nachmias Kappa Ituran
Maccabi Haifa Israel Ya'akov Shahar Israel Marco Balbul Israel Neta Lavi Nike Volvo
Maccabi Netanya Israel Eyal Segal Israel Slobodan Drapić Israel Almog Cohen Lotto Panorama North
Maccabi Tel Aviv Canada Mitchell Goldhar Serbia Vladimir Ivić Israel Sheran Yeini Fila PenguinPickUp
Sektzia Nes Tziona Israel Kobi Kaduri Israel Amir Turgeman Israel Sahar Levy Diadora Alhom

Foreign players[edit]

The number of foreign players is restricted to six per team, while only five can be registered to a game.[12]

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Player 6
Beitar Jerusalem France Antoine Conte France Ange-Freddy Plumain Trinidad and Tobago Levi Garcia Portugal Afonso Taira Niger Ali Mohamed
Bnei Yehuda Lithuania Emilijus Zubas Ivory Coast Ismaila Soro Kosovo Alban Pnishi
F.C. Ashdod Uganda Timothy Awany Ghana Leonard Owusu Ghana Montari Kamaheni Ghana Samuel Alabi
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Lithuania Ernestas Šetkus Portugal Miguel Vítor Spain José Ángel Carrillo Costa Rica Jimmy Marín Netherlands Nigel Hasselbaink
Hapoel Hadera Togo Didier Kougbenya United States George Fochive Ivory Coast Jonathan Cissé Nigeria Austin Ejide Brazil Lúcio Maranhão
Hapoel Haifa France Kevin Tapoko Guyana Emery Welshman Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmin Burić Guinea-Bissau Francisco Júnior
Hapoel Kfar Saba Nigeria Sodiq Atanda Hungary Richárd Vernes Nigeria Benjamin Kuku Senegal Boubacar Traorè
Hapoel Ra'anana Ghana Eugene Ansah Ghana Divine Naah Spain David Mateos Ivory Coast Yaya Kone Colombia Carlos Rivas
Hapoel Tel Aviv Belgium Marvin Peersman Ghana Emmanuel Boateng Brazil Claudemir Ghana Francis Kyeremeh
Ironi Kiryat Shmona Brazil Marcus Diniz Costa Rica John Jairo Ruiz Nigeria James Adeniyi Republic of Ireland Cillian Sheridan Lithuania Džiugas Bartkus
Maccabi Haifa Brazil Allyson Nigeria Ikouwem Utin[A] Netherlands Tjaronn Chery Cameroon Ernest Mabouka Netherlands Yanic Wildschut
Maccabi Netanya Albania Jahmir Hyka Montenegro Fatos Bećiraj Germany Tim Heubach Spain Borja Herrera Spain Román Golobart
Maccabi Tel Aviv Portugal Jair Amador Spain Enric Saborit Nigeria Chikeluba Ofoedu Greece Andreas Gianniotis Portugal André Geraldes Serbia Uroš Nikolić
Sektzia Nes Tziona The Gambia Njie Kabaha Republic of the Congo Ramaric Etou Albania Sabien Lilaj The Gambia Turai Seahaw

In bold: Players that have been capped for their national team .

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Hapoel Tel Aviv Kobi Refua Sacked 14 May 2019 Pre-season Nisso Avitan 15 May 2019
Sektzia Nes Tziona Ofer Talsesefa End of contract 20 May 2019 Amir Turgeman 27 May 2019
Hapoel Hadera Ron Kelar Caretaking spell over 26 May 2019 Ori Guttman 26 May 2019
F.C. Ashdod Avi Bohbot End of contract 27 May 2019 Ronny Awat and Moshe Ohayon 27 May 2019
Beitar Jerusalem Nir Klinger Sacked 4 June 2019 Ronny Levy 6 June 2019

Regular season[edit]

Regular season table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 F.C. Ashdod 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the Championship round
2 Beitar Jerusalem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Bnei Yehuda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Hapoel Hadera 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Hapoel Haifa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hapoel Kfar Saba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the Relegation round
8 Hapoel Ra'anana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Hapoel Tel Aviv 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Maccabi Haifa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Maccabi Netanya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Maccabi Tel Aviv 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Sektzia Nes Tziona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: [https://int.soccerway.com/national/israel/ligat-haal/20192020/regular-season/r53556/ 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.[13]

Regular season results[edit]

Home \ Away ASH BEI BnY HAH HBS HHA HKS HRA HTA IKS MHA MNE MTA NES
F.C. Ashdod
Beitar Jerusalem
Bnei Yehuda
Hapoel Hadera
Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Hapoel Haifa
Hapoel Kfar Saba
Hapoel Ra'anana
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Maccabi Haifa
Maccabi Netanya
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Sektzia Nes Tziona
Updated to match(es) played on 20 May 2019. Source: Israel Football Association
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Source: [3]

Positions by round[edit]

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals

Source:

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Round Reference

Top Assists[edit]

Rank Player Club Assists

Source:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ U21 National Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "רשמית: הבורסה הפכה לספונסרית של ליגת העל". One.co.il.
  2. ^ Beitar Jerusalem venue
  3. ^ F.C. Ashdod venue
  4. ^ Hapoel Be'er Sheva venue
  5. ^ Hapoel Hadera venue
  6. ^ Hapoel Haifa venue
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Ironi Kiryat Shmona venue
  9. ^ Maccabi Haifa venue
  10. ^ Maccabi Netanya venue
  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^ Tuchman, Yaniv. "Moving to six foreigners in the Premier League" (in Hebrew). Walla! Sports.
  13. ^ "Ligat ha'AL 2019/2020 - Season rules". Scoresway.

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