1958–59 Israel State Cup

The 1958–59 Israel State Cup (Hebrew: גביע המדינה, Gvia HaMedina) was the 21st season of Israel's nationwide football cup competition and the sixth after the Israeli Declaration of Independence.

1958–59 Israel State Cup
Country Israel
Defending championsMaccabi Tel Aviv
ChampionsMaccabi Tel Aviv
(10th Title)
Runners-upHapoel Petah Tikva

The competition began on 6 December 1958, with 136 Liga Gimel teams competing at the first round. Further rounds, until round 5 were played during the remainder of the 1958–59 season. Liga Lemuit teams entered the competition on the sixth round, on 12 September 1959.

The final was held at the Ramat Gan Stadium on 19 November 1959. Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Hapoel Petah Tikva 4–3, after leading 4–0, and almost losing the advantage during the last ten minutes of the match. The result gave Maccabi Tel Aviv its second consecutive cup and 10th cup overall.


First roundEdit

The teams were divided into regions, corresponding with Liga Gimel and Liga Dalet divisions.[1]

Known results:

Home Team Score Away Team
Upper Galilee division
Beitar Safed 0–6 Hapoel Dan
Maccabi Tiberias 0–3 Hapoel Hulyot
North division
Beitar Binyamina 4–2 HaCarmel Haifa
Beitar Haifa 2–1 Hapoel Zikhron Ya'akov
Beitar Tel Amal 6–2 HaAtid Haifa
Samaria division
Hapoel Beit Eliezer 2–4 Hapoel Givat Haim
Hapoel Nahliel 11–0 Hapoel Karkur
Sharon division
Hapoel Ein Ya'akov 4–3 (a.e.t.) Hapoel Beit Yitzhak
Hapoel Yanuv 7–0 Beitar Beit Lid
Hapoel Tel Mond 4–1 Beitar Ra'anana
Middle-Dan division
Hapoel Or Yehuda 2–2 (a.e.t.) Hapoel Herzliya
Beitar Or Yehuda 1–3 (a.e.t.) Hapoel HaKochav Or Yehuda
Tel Aviv division
Beitar Holon 1–3 (a.e.t.) Hapoel HaTzafon Tel Aviv
Maccabi Bat Yam 3–1 Hapoel Bat Yam
Hapoel Kiryat Shalom w/o Maccabi Holon
Center division
Beitar Be'er Ya'akov 0–3 Hapoel Marmorek
Hapoel Ekron w/o Beitar Nes Tziona
Jerusalem division
Hapoel Beit Shemesh 1–2 YMCA Jerusalem
Maccabi Jerusalem 4–2 Hapoel HaTzafon Jerusalem
South division
Hapoel Sderot 1–0 Hapoel Ofakim
Beitar Amatzia w/o Hapoel Gedera
Hapoel Ashkelon 6–0 Hapoel Tel Re'im
Hapoel Hatzav w/o Beitar Be'er Sheva
Hapoel Shmuel Be'er Sheva 2–3 Hapoel Merhavim


Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Herzliya w/o Hapoel Or Yehuda

Second roundEdit

As in the first round, the second round matches were regionalized.[2]

Known results:

Home Team Score Away Team
Upper Galilee division
Hapoel Hulyot w/o Hapoel Kiryat Shmona
North division
Maccabi Zikhron Ya'akov 1–3 Beitar Binyamina
Beitar Haifa 4–1 Maccabi Elro'i
Samaria & Sharon divisions
Beitar Ein Ya'akov w/o Hapoel Nahliel
Hapoel Shvut Am 0–2 Maccabi Beit Lid
Hapoel Kadima 0–16 Hapoel Givat Haim
Hapoel Tel Mond 2–0 Hapoel Givat Olga
Middle, Dan and Center divisions
Hapoel HaKochav Or Yehuda 1–2 Beitar Nes Tziona
Hapoel Ramatayim 0–5 Hapoel Zarnuga
Tel Aviv division
Maccabi Bat Yam 5–0 Beitar HaTzafon Tel Aviv
Hapoel Kiryat Shalom 5–0 Hapoel Azor
Jerusalem division
Hapoel Zikhronot 0–2 YMCA Jerusalem
Maccabi Jerusalem 13–0 Hapoel Maoz Zion

Third RoundEdit

Liga Bet teams joined the competition. The draw, in which the 27 matches of the round was set, was unseeded and wasn't regionalized. Only 17 matches were played, with the remaining ten matches given as a walkover victory either due to away teams failing to appear to the match or due to home teams not sending referee invitations to the IFA.[3]

Home Team Score Away Team
Beitar Beit Shemesh w/o Hapoel Burgata
Beitar Mahane Yehuda w/o Beitar Binyamina
Beitar Nes Tziona 2–0 Beitar Netanya
Beitar Tel Amal w/o Hapoel Nahliel
Hapoel Acre 4–0 Beitar Haifa
Hapoel Ashkelon 3–2 Hapoel Lod
Hapoel Even Yehuda w/o Hapoel Be'er Ya'akov
Hapoel Gedera 1–4 Hapoel Netanya
Hapoel Givat Haim w/o Maccabi Beit Lid
Hapoel HaDarom Tel Aviv w/o Hapoel Nahariya
Hapoel Kiryat Ono 6–0 Hapoel HaDarom Jerusalem
Hapoel Kiryat Shalom 2–1 Hapoel Herzliya
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 2–1 Hapoel Dan
Hapoel Ofakim w/o Hapoel Shoval
Hapoel Pardes Hanna 3–0 Hapoel Ein Ya'akov
Hapoel Ra'anana 0–1 Maccabi Ramat Amidar
Hapoel Ramla w/o Hapoel Atlit
Hapoel Rishon Lezion 3–0 Hapoel Holon
Hapoel Safed 6–5 Hapoel Beit Dagan
Hapoel Tel Hanan 12–0 Maccabi Kiryat Shmona
Hapoel Tel Mond w/o YMCA Jerusalem
Hapoel Tiberias w/o Maccabi Ramla
Hapoel Tirat HaCarmel 3–0 Hapoel Ramatayim
Hapoel Yehud 3–1 Hapoel Yanuv
Maccabi Bat Yam 2–0 Hapoel Kfar Ata
Maccabi Jerusalem w/o Hapoel Beit Lid
SK Nes Tziona 5–0 Hapoel Kiryat Gat

Fourth roundEdit

Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Kiryat Haim 3–1 Hapoel Safed
Hapoel Hadera 7–1 Hapoel Nahariya
Shimshon Tel Aviv 1–5 Maccabi Ramat Gan
Hapoel Netanya 2–1 Maccabi Rehovot
Hapoel Givat Haim 2–4 Hapoel Mahane Yehuda
Maccabi Hadera 8–1 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona
Hapoel Tiberias w/o Hapoel Tel Hanan
Hapoel Rehovot 3–2 Hapoel Yehud
Hapoel Afula 10–0 Hapoel Ein Karem
Sektzia Nes Tziona 6–3 (a.e.t.) Maccabi Shmuel Tel Aviv
Hapoel Acre 0–3 Hapoel HaMechonit
YMCA Jerusalem 1–5 (a.e.t.) Hapoel Be'er Ya'akov
Hapoel Shoval 0–0 (a.e.t.) Hapoel Ashkelon
Maccabi Bat Yam 2–0 Hapoel Ramla
Hapoel Rishon LeZion 6–3 Hapoel Kiryat Shalom
Maccabi Ramat Amidar 3–3 (a.e.t.) Beitar Jaffa
Hapoel Tirat HaCarmel w/o Hapoel Pardes Hanna
Hapoel Kiryat Ono 0–1 Beitar Binyamina
Beitar Nes Tziona 1–4 Hapoel Nahliel

Bye: Maccabi Jerusalem, Hapoel Burgata


Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Ashkelon 3–1 Hapoel Shoval
Beitar Jaffa 0–1 Maccabi Ramat Amidar

Fifth roundEdit

An intermediate round, intended to leave 16 teams advancing to the sixth round. 10 of the remaining 21 teams played each other, with the rest receiving a bye to the next round.

Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Tiberias 4–0 Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv
Hapoel Pardes Hanna 4–1 Hapoel Burgata
Hapoel Afula 0–2 Hakoah Tel Aviv
Hapoel Nahliel 6–0 Maccabi Sha'arayim
Beitar Jerusalem 2–0 Hapoel Netanya

Sixth roundEdit

5 September 1959 Hapoel Nahliel1–7 Hapoel Petah Tikva
Hamami   15' (pen.) Z. Ratzabi   2'
Nahari   18', 83', 85'
Stelmach   20', 39', 73'
12 September 1959 Hapoel Haifa 2–1Hapoel TiberiasKiryat Eliezer Stadium
S. Levi   44'
Čajkovski   75'
M. Faraj   13' Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Weinreb
12 September 1959 Hapoel Mahane Yehuda 2–1Beitar JerusalemMahane Yehuda Field, Petah Tikva
Rabayov   11', 15' Aminoff   52' Attendance: 800
Referee: Marin
12 September 1959 Sektzia Nes Tziona 2–1Maccabi Bat YamMaccabi Nes Tziona ground
Ben-Gera   25'
Ashkenazi   85'
Meshulam   4' Attendance: 1250
Referee: A. Levi
12 September 1959 Hapoel Tel Aviv 4–0Hapoel RehovotBasa Stadium, Tel Aviv
Fuchs   4'
Rosenbaum   22'
Menahem   65'
Sapozhnikov   67'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Prohaski
12 September 1959 Maccabi Petah Tikva1–1Hapoel Ramat Gan
Begbleiter   11' Pulver   75' Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Frizner
12 September 1959 Maccabi Ramat Gan 1–0Maccabi NetanyaGalei Gil Stadium
Babayov   31' Attendance: 1500
Referee: Gaon
12 September 1959 Maccabi Hadera 8–4 (a.e.t.)Hapoel Rishon LeZionMaccabi Hadera ground
Heller   15', 106'
Mendel   41', 100'
Portnoi   81', 107'
Bitton   102', 112'
Madmoni   3'
Reingold   18'
Feldklein   64', 115' (pen.)
Attendance: 500
Referee: Strogno
12 September 1959 Hapoel Hadera0–4 Maccabi Jaffa Hapoel Hadera ground
Ghouhasian   49'
Arie   60', 66'
Ashkenazi   63'
Attendance: 1500
Referee: Klein
12 September 1959 Maccabi Jerusalem0–6 Maccabi Haifa
Mimran   40' (o.g.)
Amar   60'
Menchel  69'
Hanukkah   78' (o.g.)
Ben-Zvi   87'
Harari   89'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Shapira
12 September 1959 Hapoel Kiryat Haim1–3 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Galsberg   15' R. Levi   17'
Nahmias   59'
Vilenski   63'
12 September 1959 Hapoel Jerusalem 6–2Hapoel AshkelonMahane Yehuda Field, Petah Tikva
M. Cohen   14'
Yatzkan   19'
Zakai   29'
Yehudayoff   77', 87'
Shushan 83   83'
Margolis   30'
Shain   40'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Asa
12 September 1959 Hapoel Kfar Saba 5–1Beitar Tel Aviv
Rosmarin   40'
H. Glazer   59'
S. Cohen   66'
A. Cohen   78'
Vidra   89'
A. Levi   51' Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Ashkenazi


24 September 1959 Hapoel Ramat Gan 1–2Maccabi Petah Tikva
Kochavi   7' Becker   64'
Litner   79'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Frizner

Seventh roundEdit

26 September 1959 Sektzia Nes Tziona0–6 Maccabi Tel Aviv
  7' (o.g.)
Y. Glazer   15'
Nahmias   17', 37'
R. Levi   36'
Goldstein   66'
26 September 1959 Hapoel Kfar Saba0–2 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Litner   31'
Begbleiter   36' (pen)
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Wilenski
26 September 1959 Hapoel Petah Tikva 10–2Beitar Binyamina
Z. Ratzabi   ?', ?', ?', ?'
Stelmach   ?', ?'
Kaufmann   ?', ?'
Atuar   ?'
Gayer   ?'
Ben-Ya'akov   ?', ?' Attendance: 1,500
26 September 1959 Hapoel Tel Aviv 5–0Maccabi Ramat GanBasa Stadium, Tel Aviv
Sakal   3'
Menahem   35' (pen)
Rosebnaum   77', 79', 81'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Schleifer
26 September 1959 Hapoel Haifa 5–1Hapoel Jerusalem
Hanuni   5' (o.g.)
Čajkovski   26' (pen)
Parselani   39'
S. Levi   ?', ?'
Hamawi   68' Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Dudai
26 September 1959 Maccabi Haifa 5–2Hakoah Tel Aviv
Menchel   24', 60'
Hardy   27'
Ben-Zvi   53'
Almani   63'
Moshe   44' (pen)
Siman Tov   49'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Handwerk
26 September 1959 Hapoel Mahane Yehuda0–1 Maccabi Jaffa
Romi   15' Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Ron
26 September 1959 Maccabi Ramat Amidar1–2 Maccabi Hadera
Damari   Bitton  


Hapoel Peath Tikva2–0Hapoel Haifa
Stelmach   69'
Z. Ratzabi   88'
Ginzburg   12'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Fried

Maccabi Petah Tikva5–0Hapoel Tel Aviv
Levkovich   2'
Bar-Zion   52'
Ben-Dror   72' (pen)
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Schleifer

Maccabi Haifa3–0Maccabi Jaffa
Held   5', 52', 57'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Dudai

Maccabi Tel Aviv3–0Maccabi Hadera
Wilenski   6'
R. Levi   8'
Nahmias   68'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Admoni


Maccabi Tel Aviv2–1Maccabi Petah Tikva
Y. Glazer   44'
R. Levi   60'
Aharonov   74'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Mizrahi

Hapoel Petah Tikva4–2Maccabi Haifa
Z. Ratzabi   14', 36'
Kaufmann   37'
Stelmach   42'
Held   61'
Haldi   69' (o.g.)
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ben-Rubi


Maccabi Tel Aviv4–3Hapoel Petah Tikva
R. Levi   20' (pen.)
Y. Glazer   32', 71'
Aharonskind   79'
Z. Ratzabi   80'
Kofman   82'
Markus   84'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Schleifer


  • 100 Years of Football 1906-2006, Elisha Shohat (Israel), 2006
  1. ^ 138 Liga Gimel Teams Will Compete This Saturday in the 1st Round of the State Cup Hadshot HaSport, 4 December 1958, p. 2 (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ Derbies in Gedera and Pardes Hanna in the State Cup 2nd Round Hadshot HaSport, 15 January 1959, p. 3 (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ All Eyeing the "Israeli Wembley" Moshe Kashtan, 15 February 1959, Hadshot HaSport, p. 2 (in Hebrew)

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