1955–56 Liga Bet

The 1955–56 Liga Bet season was the first in which Liga Bet was the third tier of Israeli football due to the formation of Liga Leumit.

Maccabi Hadera (North Division champions) and Maccabi Sha'arayim (South Division champions) qualified for the promotion/relegation play-offs against the 9th- and 10th-placed clubs in Liga Alef.

North DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Hadera 22 35 Promotion/relegation play-offs
2 Hapoel Beit Lid 22 28
3 Hapoel Netanya 22 26
4 Sport Club Atlit 22 24
5 Hapoel Even Yehuda 22 22
6 Hapoel Acre 22 22
7 Maccabi Zikhron Ya'akov 22 21
8 Hapoel Tirat HaCarmel 22 19
9 Beitar Mahane Yehuda 22 19
10 Hapoel Tel Hanan 22 18
11 Hakoah Haifa 22 15 Relegated to Liga Gimel
12 Maccabi Binyamina 22 1

South DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Sha'arayim 22 33 Promotion/relegation play-offs
2 Maccabi Shmuel Tel Aviv 22 31
3 Shimshon Tel Aviv 22 30
4 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 22 27
5 Beitar Jaffa 22 26
6 Bnei Yehuda 22 36 30 +6 21
7 Hapoel Bnei Brak\Kiryat Ono 22 20
8 Maccabi Ramla 22 18
9 Hapoel Mefalsim Sha'ar HaNegev 22 16
10 Hapoel HaMegabesh Rishon LeZion 22 15
11 Maccabi Jerusalem 22 14 Relegated to Liga Gimel
12 YMCA Jerusalem 22 7

Promotion play-offsEdit

A promotion-relegation play-off between the 9th and 10th-placed teams in Liga Alef, Ahva Notzrit Haifa and Beitar Jerusalem, and the winners of the regional divisions of Liga Bet, Maccabi Sha'arayim and Maccabi Hadera. Each team played the other three once.

17 August 1956 Ahva Notzrit Haifa 0–3 [a] Maccabi Hadera Kfar Saba
Yehuda   3' report (p. 6) (in Hebrew)   50' Karni
  70' Gvirzman
Stadium: Hapoel Ground
Attendance: 800
Referee: Sulami
25 August 1956 Ahva Notzrit Haifa 0–3 Beitar Jerusalem Kfar Saba
report (p. 6) (in Hebrew)   73'87' Hasson
  83' Zion
Stadium: Hapoel Ground
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Palman
25 August 1956 Maccabi Hadera 1–3 Maccabi Sha'arayim Tel Aviv
Gvirzman   54' report (p. 6) (in Hebrew)   34' Tzuman
  46' Gamilel
  61' Madhala
Stadium: Hatikva Neighborhood Stadium
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Sulami
1 September 1956 Beitar Jerusalem 4–2 Maccabi Hadera Tel Aviv
Ashkenazi   37'48'52'
Hasson   42'
report (p. 6) (in Hebrew)   44' Cohen
  84' Gvirzman
Stadium: Maccabi Jaffa Ground
Attendance: 500
Referee: Sulami
1 September 1956 Maccabi Sha'arayim 1–1 Ahva Notzrit Haifa Tel Aviv
Rokvan   3' report (p. 6) (in Hebrew)   5' Y. Salim Stadium: Hatikva Neighborhood Stadium
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Palman
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification
1 Beitar Jerusalem 3 3 0 0 8 2 4.000 6 Liga Alef
2 Maccabi Sha'arayim 3 1 1 1 4 3 1.333 3
3 Maccabi Hadera 3 1 0 2 5 8 0.625 2 Liga Bet
4 Ahva Notzrit Haifa 3 0 1 2 2 6 0.333 1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Abandoned at the 70th minute with the score of 2–1 to Maccabi Hadera as Ahva Notzrit Haifa players protested awarding Hadera's second goal, which they claimed was stopped by the goalkeeper before the goal line.

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