1941–42 Palestine League

The 1941–42 Palestine League was the ninth season of league football in the British Mandate for Palestine. The defending champions were Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Palestine League
Season1941–42
ChampionsMaccabi Tel Aviv
3rd title
1940

The Palestine League was divided into three regional divisions (Haifa, Jerusalem, Southern) with playoffs at the end of the season,[1] with the league winners and the Southern League runners-up qualifying for a championship playoff.[2]

The Haifa League was cancelled on 5 March 1942 [3] and a cup competition was played instead. Homenetmen Jerusalem won the Jerusalem League, and Maccabi Rishon LeZion won the Southern League. This meant that the two league winners, along with runner-up Maccabi Tel Aviv qualified to the championship playoff.

The championship playoff was won by Maccabi Tel Aviv.[4]

Southern LeagueEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Rishon LeZion 26 20 3 3 87 22 3.955 43 Championship Playoffs
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 26 21 1 4 82 26 3.154 43
3 Maccabi Nes Tziona 26 19 3 4 69 31 2.226 41
4 Hapoel Tel Aviv 26 19 2 5 87 23 3.783 40
5 Maccabi Petah Tikva 26 15 2 9 54 38 1.421 32
6 Hapoel Petah Tikva 26 13 5 8 55 49 1.122 31
7 Beitar Tel Aviv 26 11 4 11 50 48 1.042 25[a]
8 National Sport Club Jaffa 26 11 3 12 55 55 1.000 25
9 Hapoel Ramat Gan 26 9 4 13 54 67 0.806 22
10 Maccabi Rehovot 26 8 5 13 34 50 0.680 21
11 Hapoel Herzliya 26 4 3 19 27 66 0.409 11
12 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 26 5 2 19 26 71 0.366 10[a]
13 Hakoah Tel Aviv 26 4 1 21 27 95 0.284 9
14 Degel Zion Tel Aviv 26 1 6 19 11 77 0.143 7[a]
Updated to match(es) played on 4 September 1943. Source: Memo no. 11, p. 3 IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal ratio.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Hapoel Rishon LeZion's matches against Beitar Tel Aviv and Degel Zion Tel Aviv were both given as 0–0 without points due to infringements from both involved clubs (in each match).[5]


Jerusalem LeagueEdit

Homenetmen Jerusalem won the Jerusalem League. R.A.M.C. Jerusalem and Elitzur Jerusalem withdrew from the league.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Homenetmen Jerusalem 14 10 3 1 38 10 3.800 23
2 Maccabi Jerusalem 14 10 2 2 28 9 3.111 22
3 Hapoel Jerusalem 14 8 3 3 28 12 2.333 19
4 Degel Zion Jerusalem 14 5 5 4 15 16 0.938 14[a]
5 Christian Club Jerusalem 14 5 2 7 19 23 0.826 11[a]
6 Hoyetchmen Club Jerusalem 14 4 2 8 21 36 0.583 10
7 R.A.P.C. 14 3 1 10 11 30 0.367 7
8 Araks Jerusalem 14 2 0 12 8 32 0.250 4
9 R.A.M.C.[b] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew
10 Elitzur Jerusalem[c] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Updated to match(es) played on 4 September 1943. Source: Memo no. 11, p. 3 IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal ratio.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b The match between Degel Zion Jerusalem and Christian Club Jerusalem was given as a 0–0 without points, due to infringements on behalf of both teams.[6]
  2. ^ The team representing the Royal Army Medical Corps withdrew from the competition and its results were annulled.
  3. ^ Elitzur Jerusalem withdrew from the competition and its results were annulled.


Championship play-offEdit

At the conclusion of the regional leagues a championship play-off was held, with the two league winners and Maccabi Tel Aviv, runner-up of the Southern League. The matches between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccabi Rishon LeZion were held first, with Maccabi Tel Aviv winning the matches 2–0[7] and 5–0.[8] Next, Maccabi Rishon LeZion and Homenetmen Jerusalem drew their match 3–3,[9] but later Homenetmen chose to forfeit their matches against Maccabi Tel Aviv,[10][11] after which Homenetmen were ejected from the play-offs and Maccabi Tel Aviv was declared winner.[4]

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification or relegation MTA MRL HOM
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 4 4 0 0 13 0 8 Champions 5–0 3–0
2 Maccabi Rishon LeZion 4 1 1 2 6 10 0.600 3 0–2 3–0
3 Homenetmen Jerusalem 4 0 1 3 3 12 0.250 1 3–0 3–3
Updated to match(es) played on 30 October 1943. Source: League and Cup Committee Meeting 1.11.43 Israeli Football Association (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal ratio.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Palestine Football League 1941/42". RSSSF.
  2. ^ Peace in the Sport of Eretz Israel Football HaBoker, 24 August 1941, via archive.football.org.il (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ Memo No. 33 IFA, 8 March 1942 (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ a b League and Cup Committee Meeting 1.11.43 Israeli Football Association (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ Memo No. 38 IFA, 28 May 1942 (in Hebrew)
  6. ^ Memo No 3/43 IFA, 2 February 1943 (in Hebrew)
  7. ^ Saturday Results[permanent dead link] Al HaMishmar, 12 September 1943, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  8. ^ Saturday Results[permanent dead link] Al HaMishmar, 19 September 1943, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  9. ^ Saturday Results[permanent dead link] Al HaMishmar, 3 October 1943, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  10. ^ Saturday Results[permanent dead link] Al HaMishmar, 17 October 1943, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  11. ^ Saturday Results[permanent dead link] Al HaMishmar, 31 October 1943, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)