1948–49 Israel Youth State Cup

The 1948–49 Israel Youth State Cup (Hebrew: גביע המדינה‎, Gvia HaMedina) was the first season of Israeli Football Association's nationwide football cup competition for youth footballers.

1948–49 Israel Youth State Cup
Country Israel
ChampionsMaccabi Avraham Tel Aviv
Runners-upMaccabi Ramat Gan
Matches played13
Goals scored44 (3.38 per match)

14 teams registered to play for the cup and the competition began of 30 October 1948. In the final, played at Hapoel Tel Aviv's Basa Stadium, Maccabi Avraham Tel Aviv defeated Maccabi Ramat Gan 3–0.


First roundEdit

Home Team Score Away Team
Matches played on 30 October 1948
Hapoel Ra'anana 6–0 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Avraham Tel Aviv 8–0 Hapoel Hadera
Maccabi Petah Tikva 3–1 Maccabi Haifa
Hapoel Petah Tikva 2–0 Hakoah Tel Aviv
Matches played on 6 November 1948
Hapoel Ramat Gan 1–2 HaShachar Israel
HaShachar Nissim 3–0 Beitar Tel Aviv
Maccabi Ramat Gan w/o [note 1] Maccabi Menachem Tel Aviv


As 7 clubs progressed to the quarter-finals, one club, Maccabi Ramat Gan received a bye to the semi-finals. The quarter-finals were played on 19 November 1948.

Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Ra'anana 2–1 HaShachar Israel
Maccabi Avraham Tel Aviv 1–0 Hapoel Petah Tikva
Maccabi Petah Tikva 3–1 HaShachar Nissim


Due to weather conditions, the semi-final matches were delayed until 8 January 1949. Both matches were played at Basa Stadium.

Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Ra'anana 0–3 Maccabi Ramat Gan
Maccabi Avraham Tel Aviv 1–0 Maccabi Petah Tikva



  1. ^ Maccabi Menachem originally won the match 2–1.


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

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