1955–56 Liga Gimel

The 1955–56 Liga Gimel season saw 72 clubs competing in 10 regional divisions for promotion to Liga Bet. This was the first season of fourth tier football in Israel, following the formation of Liga Leumit as the top division.

Hapoel Saded, Hapoel Kfar Ata, Hapoel Tiberias, Hapoel Zikhron Ya'akov, Hapoel Givat Haim, Hapoel Lod, Hapoel Holon, Hapoel Jaffa, Hapoel Ramla and Hapoel Be'er Sheva won their regional divisions and qualified for the Promotion play-offs.

At the Promotion play-offs, Hapoel Kfar Ata and Hapoel Tiberias were promoted to Liga Bet from the North play-offs, whilst Hapoel Ramla and Hapoel Be'er Sheva were promoted to Liga Bet from the South play-offs.

Upper Galilee DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hapoel Safed 12 21 Promotion play-offs
2 Hapoel Kfar Giladi 12 16
3 HaChalutz Safed 12 16
4 Hapoel Ayelet HaShahar 12 9
5 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 12 7
6 Hapoel Lehavot HaBashan 12 2

Hapoel She'ar Yashuv and Maccabi Safed withdrew from the league during the season.

Western Galilee DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hapoel Kfar Ata 14 25 Promotion play-offs
2 Beitar Acre 14 18
3 Hapoel Zvi Nahariya 14 18
4 Hapoel Kfar Hasidim 14 14
5 Hapoel Yas'ur 14 13
6 Hapoel Doveh Beit HaEmek 14 4
7 Hapoel Yehiam Kabri 14 2
8 Hapoel Matzuva Hanita 14 2

Jordan Valley DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hapoel Tiberias 10 18 Promotion play-offs
2 Beitar Tiberias 10 16
3 Hapoel Afikim 10 2
4 Hapoel Ma'agan 10 2
5 Hapoel Yavne'el 10 0
6 Hapoel Kinneret 10 0

North DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hapoel Zikhron Ya'akov 10 16 Promotion play-offs
2 Beitar Yehuda Haifa 10 15
3 Atid Haifa 10 10
4 Beitar Binyamina 10 9
5 Hapoel Givat Zaid 10 6
6 Beitar Pardes Hanna 10 0

Samaria DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hapoel Givat Haim 14 26 Promotion play-offs
2 Beitar Netanya 14 20
3 Hapoel Nahliel 14 18
4 Hapoel Givat Olga 14 11
5 Hapoel Yanuv 14 10
6 Hapoel Kfar Yona 14 6
7 Maccabi Meyasdim Hadera 14 5
8 Hapoel Burgata 14 2

Sharon DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hapoel Lod 8 16 Promotion play-offs
2 Hapoel Herzliya 8 12
3 Hapoel Neve Yamin 8 4
4 Hapoel Elishama 8 0
5 Hapoel Jaljulia 8 0

Dan DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hapoel Jaffa 14 21 Promotion play-offs
2 Maccabi Bat Yam 14 21
3 Hapoel Ever HaYarkon 14 20
4 Kadima Jaffa 14 17
5 Beitar Saqiya 14 12
6 Bar Kochva Tel Aviv 14 9
7 Hapoel Bat Yam 14 6
8 Beitar Bat Yam 14 4
  • Beitar Ramat Israel withdrew from the league during the season.
  • Hapoel Jaffa defeated Maccabi Bat Yam in a deciding match to qualify to the promotion play-offs.[1]

Middle DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hapoel Holon 18 33 Promotion play-offs
2 Maccabi Holon 18 29
3 Hapoel Ganei Tikva 18 28
4 Terra Santa Jaffa 18 22
5 Hapoel Beit Dagon 18 17
6 Beitar Yehuda Jerusalem 18 14
7 Beitar Holon 18 14
8 Hapoel Kochav Or Yehuda 18 8
9 Hapoel Azor 18 6
10 Beitar Beit Dagon 18 4

Central DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hapoel Ramla 14 23 Promotion play-offs
2 Beitar Lod 14 23
3 Beitar Ramla 14 18
4 Hapoel Or Yehuda 14 12
5 Hapoel Yehud 14 10
6 Hapoel Kochav HaTzafon Jerusalem 14 9
7 HaKochav Lod 14 9
8 Hapoel Hadar Ramatayim 14 8

South DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 12 23 Promotion play-offs
2 SK Nes Tziona 12 16
3 Hapoel Be'er Ya'akov 12 15
4 Hapoel Marmorek 12 10
5 Hapoel Shoval 12 8
6 Hapoel Sha'arayim 12 7
7 Kochav Nes Tziona 12 3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Football (Page 19) M. Almog, Hapoel 1956, 1956, www.infocenters.co.il (Hapoel Archive) (in Hebrew)
  1. ^ Hapoel Jaffa - Maccabi Bat Yam 4:1 (0:1) Hadshot HaSport, 25 November 1956, p. 4 (in Hebrew)