Maccabi Herzliya F.C.

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Maccabi Herzliya
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Full name Maccabi Herzliya Football Club
מועדון כדורגל מכבי הרצליה
Founded 1932; 85 years ago (1932)
Ground Herzliya Municipal Stadium, Herzliya
Ground Capacity 8,300
Chairman Israel Ariel Sheiman
Manager Israel Patricio Sayegh
League Liga Leumit
2015–16 Liga Leumit, 5th

Maccabi Herzliya F.C. (Hebrew: מועדון כדורגל מכבי הרצליה‎‎, Moadon Kaduregel Maccabi Herzliya) is an Israeli football club based in Herzliya. The club is currently in Liga Leumit and plays at the Herzliya Municipal Stadium.

History[edit]

A football section of the Maccabi Herzliya Sports Club existed and played several matches since 1929,[1][2] including competing in the 1930 Palestine Cup.[3] The club was formally established in 1932.[citation needed] In 1978 they were promoted to Liga Artzit (then the second tier). However, they finished bottom in the 1980–81 season and were relegated back to Liga Alef. In 1983 they moved to the Herzliya Municipal Stadium, which they share with city rivals Hapoel Herzliya.

At the start of the 1990s the club returned to Liga Artzit, and were promoted to Liga Leumit (then the top division) for the first time in their history in 1992–93 as Artzit champions. They avoided relegation by a single point in 1994–95, and finished one place above the relegation zone again in 1996–97 and 1998–99. In the first season of the new Premier League in 1999–2000, they finished second bottom and were relegated.

In 2001–02 they finished third, narrowly missing out on promotion back to the Premier League. In 2005 they reached the State Cup final for the first time, losing to Maccabi Tel Aviv on penalties after a 2–2 draw. In 2005–06 they won Liga Leumit (now the second tier) to return to the top division. After finishing one place above the relegation zone in the 2006–07 season, In the 2007–08 season they finished bottom and relegated back to Liga Leumit.

Current Squad[edit]

As to 26 January 2017
No. Position Player
2 Argentina DF Matías Cortave
5 Israel DF Barak Lavi
6 Israel DF Daniel Shurzboim
7 Israel MF Mor Shaked
8 Israel DF Sagiv Cohen
9 France FW Jordan Faucher
10 Israel MF Diego Nicolaievsky
11 Senegal FW Mamadou Touré
12 Israel FW Dor Avinu
14 Israel MF Ben Malka
15 Israel MF Stav Nesikovsky
17 Israel MF Gal Kulni
No. Position Player
18 Israel DF Gal Dvir
19 Israel MF Noy Hamani
20 Israel MF Ofir Amram
22 Israel GK Bar Manker
23 Israel MF Refael Fulber
24 Israel MF Ibrahim Mubrashem
25 Israel DF Guy Gomberg
26 Israel MF Shimi Elmalem
27 Israel MF Oren Ben Asif
28 Israel DF Bar Yerucham
29 Israel DF Oren Asher
30 Israel GK Dvir Koren

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ In Sport Do'ar HaYom, 4 August 1929, Historical Jewish Press (Hebrew)
  2. ^ Tel Aviv-Jaffa – In Sport Do'ar HaYom, 24 December 1929, Historical Jewish Press (Hebrew)
  3. ^ In Sport Do'ar HaYom, 21 February 1930, Historical Jewish Press (Hebrew)

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