1937 Palestine Cup

The 1937 Palestine Cup (Hebrew: הגביע הארץ-ישראלי‎, HaGavia HaEretz-Israeli) was the eighth season of Israeli Football Association's nationwide football cup competition. The defending holders were Maccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva.

1937 Palestine Cup
Country Mandatory Palestine
Defending championsMaccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva
ChampionsHapoel Tel Aviv
(3rd title)
Runners-upHapoel HaDarom Tel Aviv
Matches played13
Goals scored59 (4.54 per match)

Reinstated after a year's hiatus, due to the outbreak of the 1936-1939 Arab revolt, the competition saw Hapoel HaDarom Tel Aviv upsetting Maccabi Tel Aviv and reaching the final, aided by suspensions that were handed to Maccabi players, forcing the club to field a youth team for the Semi-final match against Hapoel HaDarom

In the final, Hapoel Tel Aviv defeated Hapoel HaDarom 3–0 to win its third cup.


First roundEdit

Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Haifa 2–0 Hapoel HaKochav Tel Aviv
Maccabi Bar Kokhva Jerusalem 0–10 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Hapoel Tel Aviv 12–1 Maccabi Haifa
Hakoah Tel Aviv 4–1 Hapoel Jerusalem
Maccabi Nes Tziona 1–2 Maccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva
Maccabi Hadera 1–0 (a.e.t.) Hapoel Herzliya

Byes: Hapoel HaDarom Tel Aviv, Hapoel Rishon LeZion


Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Haifa 2–3 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Hapoel HaDarom Tel Aviv 5–2 Maccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva
Hakoah Tel Aviv 0–0 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi Hadera w/o Hapoel Rishon LeZion


Home Team Score Away Team
Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 Hakoah Tel Aviv


Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Tel Aviv 5–0
[note 1]
Maccabi Hadera
Hapoel HaDarom Tel Aviv 2–1 Maccabi Tel Aviv


Hapoel Tel Aviv3–0Hapoel HaDarom Tel Aviv
?   55'
Bakshi   57' (o.g.)
Poliakov   86'
Palestine Post


  1. ^ The match was abandoned after a Maccabi Hadera player attacked the referee. The result at the time of the abandonment was confirmed by the EIFA.


  • 100 Years of Football 1906–2006, Elisha Shohat (Israel), 2006

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