1940 Liga Bet

The 1940 Liga Bet season was the second-tier league of the Palestine League organized by the EIFA. The league was split into three regional divisions: North, Samaria and South. The Samaria division was won by Degel Zion Tel Aviv, while Hapoel Hadera won the North division and a British military team, RSG, which competed in the league as a guest, won the South Division.

At the end of the season, Degel Zion, Hapoel Hadera and Hapoel Rishon LeZion (who finished as runners-up in the South division) competed for promotions to the top division. Hapoel Rishon leZion and Degel Zion won the two top places and were promoted.

Regular season resultsEdit

North divisionEdit

8 teams competed in the division, with Hapoel Hadera winning the league with a perfect record.

League Clubs:

Samaria divisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Degel Zion Tel Aviv 18 13 5 0 53 18 2.944 31
2 Egged Tel Aviv 18 13 1 4 74 25 2.960 27
3 Hapoel Ramat Gan 18 12 2 4 83 34 2.441 26
4 Hapoel Petah Tikva 18 11 3 4 71 32 2.219 25
5 Hakoah Petah Tikva 18 10 1 7 50 42 1.190 21
6 Hapoel Ra'anana 18 6 2 10 34 49 0.694 14
7 Maccabi Netanya 18 5 3 10 31 47 0.660 13
8 Hapoel Netanya 18 5 2 11 29 59 0.492 12
9 Beitar Netanya 18 3 4 11 21 67 0.313 10
10 Maccabi Ramat Gan 18 0 1 17 14 87 0.161 1

South divisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 RSG Rehovot 14 11 2 1 52 21 2.476 24
2 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 14 10 2 2 38 17 2.235 22
3 Maccabi Rehovot 14 9 2 3 31 20 1.550 20
4 Maccabi Rishon LeZion 14 6 2 6 34 20 1.700 14
5 HaTehiya Tel Aviv 14 6 1 7 27 28 0.964 13
6 Hapoel Rehovot 14 5 1 8 24 39 0.615 11
7 Hegge Tel Aviv 14 4 0 10 10 36 0.278 8
8 Maccabi Gedera 14 0 0 14 9 44 0.205 0

Promotion play-offsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts HRL DZT HHD
1 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 4 3 1 0 8 3 2.667 7 Promotion to Liga Alef 2–1 1–1
2 Degel Zion Tel Aviv 4 2 0 2 10 5 2.000 4 1–2 4–1
3 Hapoel Hadera 4 0 1 3 2 12 0.167 1 0–3 0–4
Updated to match(es) played on 18 August 1940. Source: 100 Years of Football 1906-2006, Elisha Shohat (Israel), 2006

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