Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon F.C.

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Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon
Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon's emblem
Full name Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon Football Club
Founded 1957; 60 years ago (1957)
Ground Grundman Stadium, Ramat HaSharon
Ground Capacity 4,300
Chairman Boaz Moldavsky
Manager Haim Shabo
League Liga Leumit
2015–16 Liga Leumit, 10th

Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon Football Club (Hebrew: מועדון כדורגל הפועל ניר רמת השרון‎‎) is an Israeli football based in Ramat HaSharon. They are currently members of Liga Leumit and play their home matches at the Grundman Stadium.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1957 as Hapoel Ramat HaSharon, the club was promoted to Liga Artzit (then the second division) in 1984. In the 1984–85 season they narrowly missed out on promotion to Liga Leumit (then the top division), after losing 1–0 to Hapoel Jerusalem on the final day of the season; had they won, they would have been promoted in Jerusalem's place. The following season they were relegated to Liga Alef, and two seasons later to Liga Bet. During the 1990s the club was renamed after former player Nir Itzhaki.

In 1996 the club returned to Liga Alef. In 1999–2000 they finished second in their division. Due to Beitar Tel Aviv and Shimshon Tel Aviv merging, the club was promoted to Liga Artzit (now the third tier) to fill the vacancy. In 2002–03 they narrowly avoided relegation, finishing one place above the relegation zone. The following season they won the league to earn promotion back to the second division. In the same season they also won the Liga Artzit Toto Cup.

The club escaped relegation in 2004–05 after Maccabi Ahi Nazareth had two points deducted. The following season they finished third from bottom again, but avoided the drop.

In the 2009–10 season the club made one of its biggest achievements in the club's history when the team reached the semi final of the Israel State Cup.

In the 2010–11 season the club won the Toto Cup Leumit and got promoted to the Israeli Premier League for the first time in the history of the club after they finished as champions of Liga Leumit. In June 2013, the club changed its name from Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon to Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon and resulted in a new logo.

In the 2012–13 season, the club achieved its best placing to date, when they finished sixth in the Israeli Premier League. However, in the following season, the club finished second bottom and relegated to Liga Leumit.

Current squad[edit]

As of 19 March 2017
No. Position Player
1 Israel GK Idan Tuef
2 Israel DF David Schwarzman
3 Israel DF Amiran Shkalim
4 Israel DF Or Zuzut
5 Israel DF Gal Mayo
6 Israel MF Yarden Sagiv
7 Israel DF Kobi Musa
8 Israel MF Rubi Dvora
9 Bulgaria FW Miroslav Antonov
10 Israel FW Roy Melika
11 Israel MF Ryan Gerchad
12 Israel DF Kais Ganem
13 Romania MF Florin Achim
14 Israel MF Yossi Shivhon
No. Position Player
16 Israel FW Adir Rahamim
17 Israel FW Fadi Zidan
18 Israel DF Gal Barel
19 Israel DF Itay Tuef
21 Romania MF Andrei Lungu
22 Israel GK Golan Elkaslasy
23 Israel MF Dan Friedrich
24 Israel MF Guy Badash
25 Israel MF Elad Avni
29 Israel MF Ron Ashkenazi
34 Israel DF Guy Lipka
42 Israel MF Daniel Solomon
99 Israel FW Yoel Abuhatzira

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

Honour No. Years
Second tier 1 2010–11
Third tier 1 2003–04
Fourth tier 2 1966–68, 1978–79

Cups[edit]

Honour No. Years
Toto Cup (second division) 1 2010–11
Toto Cup (third division) 1 2003–04

Managers[edit]

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