1954–55 Liga Bet

The 1954–55 Liga Bet season was the last in which Liga Bet was the second tier of Israeli football, as the new Liga Leumit became the top division and Liga Alef became the second tier.

Hapoel Kiryat Haim (North Division champions) and Maccabi Jaffa (South Division champions) qualify for promotion\relegation play-offs with the 11th- and 12th-placed clubs in Liga Alef.

North DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Kiryat Haim 20 15 1 4 89 25 +64 31 Promotion/relegation play-offs
2 Ahva Notzrit Haifa 20 10 7 3 38 25 +13 27
3 Hapoel Nahariya 20 10 5 5 35 30 +5 25
4 Hapoel Ra'anana 20 11 2 7 47 39 +8 24
5 Hapoel Beit Lid 20 7 8 5 27 27 0 22 Relegated to Liga Bet
6 Hakoah Haifa 20 7 6 7 27 35 −8 20
7 Hapoel Acre 20 7 3 10 28 43 −15 17
8 Sport Club Atlit 20 6 5 9 33 49 −16 17
9 Maccabi Hadera 20 6 4 10 43 38 +5 16
10 Maccabi Zikhron Ya'akov 20 5 2 13 24 57 −33 12
11 Hapoel Netanya 20 3 3 14 30 53 −23 9

South DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Jaffa 22 16 4 2 73 21 +52 36 Promotion/relegation play-offs
2 Hakoah Tel Aviv 22 16 3 3 55 16 +39 35
3 Hapoel Jerusalem 22 13 6 3 60 31 +29 32
4 Hapoel Mahane Yehuda 22 11 4 7 56 42 +14 26
5 Hapoel Rehovot 22 10 4 8 62 44 +18 24
6 Maccabi Ramat Gan 22 9 3 10 41 34 +7 21
7 Maccabi Jerusalem 22 8 6 8 37 42 −5 21[a] Relegated to Liga Bet
8 Bnei Yehuda 22 9 3 10 36 44 −8 20[a]
9 Maccabi Sha'arayim 22 6 3 13 21 42 −21 15
10 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 22 5 4 13 29 44 −15 14
11 Beitar Jaffa 22 5 4 13 29 54 −25 14
12 YMCA Jerusalem 22 0 4 18 23 97 −74 4
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b 1 point deducted

Promotion-relegation play-offEdit

A promotion-relegation play-off between the 12th and 11th-placed teams in Liga Alef, Hapoel Kfar Saba and Beitar Jerusalem, and the winners of the regional divisions of Liga Bet, Maccabi Jaffa and Hapoel Kiryat Haim. Each team played the other three once.

Hapoel Kfar Saba3 – 1Beitar Jerusalem
Netanya
Maccabi Jaffa4 – 1Hapoel Kiryat Haim
Petah Tikva
Hapoel Kiryat Haim3 – 2Beitar Jerusalem
Petah Tikva
Hapoel Kfar Saba1 – 1Maccabi Jaffa
Haifa
Hapoel Kiryat Haim1 – 1Hapoel Kfar Saba
Netanya
Maccabi Jaffa3 – 0Beitar Jerusalem
Haifa
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Maccabi Jaffa 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 5 Liga Leumit
2 Hapoel Kfar Saba 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 4
3 Hapoel Kiryat Haim 3 1 1 1 5 7 −2 3 Liga Alef
4 Beitar Jerusalem 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0

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