1959–60 Liga Bet

The 1959–60 Liga Bet season saw Hapoel HaMechonit, Hapoel Herzliya, Hapoel Lod and Maccabi Sha'arayim win their regional divisions, and qualify for promotion play-offs. Hapoel Herzliya and Maccabi Sha'arayim won the promotion play-offs and promoted to Liga Alef.

North Division AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel HaMechonit 28 81 22 +59 48 Promotion play-offs
2 Hapoel Afula 28 85 43 +42 42
3 A.S. Kiryat Bialik 28 65 40 +25 36
4 Hapoel Acre 28 59 39 +20 36
5 Hapoel Safed 28 50 33 +17 35
6 Hapoel Nahariya 28 58 50 +8 30
7 Hapoel Tel Hanan 28 55 48 +7 28
8 Hapoel Pardes Hanna[a] 27 40 40 0 26
9 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 27 44 48 −4 25
10 Hapoel Ramat David 28 47 72 −25 24
11 Maccabi Zikhron Ya'akov 28 46 53 −7 23
12 Hapoel Atlit 28 39 53 −14 21
13 Hapoel Kfar Ata 28 34 55 −21 20
14 Beitar Binyamina 28 28 78 −50 16
15 Hapoel Tirat HaCarmel 28 17 74 −57 8 Relegated to Liga Gimel
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Hapoel Pardes Hanna replaced Hapoel Hulyot, which were folded at the start of the season.[1]

Maccabi Tiberias withdrew from the league during the season and their results were nullified.[2]

North Division BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Herzliya 30 103 22 +81 52 Promotion play-offs
2 Hapoel Nahliel 30 83 18 +65 51
3 Hapoel Kiryat Ono 30 80 37 +43 39
4 Hapoel Ganei Tikva 30 55 41 +14 39
5 Hapoel Givat Haim 30 74 61 +13 37
6 Beitar Netanya 30 56 27 +29 36
7 Hapoel Even Yehuda[a] 30 77 64 +13 33 Relegated to Liga Gimel
8 Hapoel Ra'anana 30 60 54 +6 32
9 Maccabi Pardes Hanna 30 65 62 +3 26
10 Beitar Mahane Yehuda 30 59 71 −12 25
11 Hapoel Givat Olga 30 50 72 −22 23
12 Maccabi Neve Shalom 30 48 62 −14 22
13 Beitar Beit Lid 30 38 70 −32 20
14 Hapoel Dora Netanya 30 49 74 −25 19
15 Hapoel Beit Lid 30 25 62 −37 19 Relegated to Liga Gimel
16 Hapoel Tel Mond 30 18 143 −125 5
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Hapoel Even Yehuda withdrew from the league at the end of the season. as a result, the spare place in the division was filled by promoting extra club from Liga Gimel in the following season.

South Division AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Lod 30 84 22 +62 52 Promotion play-offs
2 Maccabi Ramla 30 79 33 +46 42
3 Hapoel HaTzafon Tel Aviv 30 57 36 +21 41
4 Maccabi Ramat Gan 30 69 43 +26 39
5 Maccabi Shmuel Tel Aviv 30 72 49 +23 33
6 Maccabi Ramat Amidar 30 42 43 −1 33
7 Beitar Holon 30 55 48 +7 29
8 Hapoel Kiryat Shalom 30 42 43 −1 29
9 Hapoel Yehud 30 32 37 −5 28
10 Maccabi Bat Yam 30 55 51 +4 27
11 Maccabi Jerusalem 30 45 52 −7 26
12 Hapoel Azor 30 38 54 −16 26
13 Beitar Lod 30 38 64 −26 24
14 YMCA Jerusalem 30 38 62 −24 21
15 Hapoel HaTzafon Jerusalem 30 43 78 −35 20 Relegated to Liga Gimel
16 HaKochav Or Yehuda 30 22 96 −74 8

South Division BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Sha'arayim 30 148 24 +124 55 Promotion play-offs
2 Hapoel Holon 30 99 25 +74 52
3 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 30 85 29 +56 44
4 SK Nes Tziona 30 95 31 +64 43
5 Hapoel Or Yehuda 30 67 51 +16 39
6 Hapoel Ashkelon 30 68 48 +20 38
7 Beitar Ramla 30 78 57 +21 33
8 Hapoel Be'er Ya'akov 30 58 61 −3 29
9 Hapoel Marmorek 30 61 58 +3 25
10 Beitar Be'er Sheva 30 40 74 −34 25
11 Maccabi Gedera 30 47 99 −52 20
12 Beitar Jaffa 30 47 88 −41 18
13 Hapoel Merhavim 30 28 91 −63 18
14 Hapoel Gedera 30 33 86 −53 17
15 Hapoel Shmuel Be'er Sheva 30 36 91 −55 15 Relegated to Liga Gimel
16 Hapoel Kiryat Malakhi 30 16 93 −77 9

Promotion play-offsEdit

A promotion play-off was played between the two winners of the North divisions, and another promotion play-off was played between the two winners of the South divisions. the play-offs format was of two legs, with a decisive match played in neutral venue, if two teams are level. the play-off winners set to be promoted to Liga Alef.

North play-offEdit

Hapoel HaMechonit0 – 2Hapoel Herzliya
Kiryat Haim Stadium
Attendance: 2,500
Hapoel Herzliya3 – 0Hapoel HaMechonit
Hapoel Herzliya Ground
Attendance: 4,000

Hapoel Herzliya promoted to Liga Alef.

South play-offEdit

Maccabi Sha'arayim2 – 1Hapoel Lod
Maccabi Rehovot Ground
Attendance: 4,000
Hapoel Lod1 – 0Maccabi Sha'arayim
Hapoel Lod Ground
Attendance: 5,000
Maccabi Sha'arayim1 – 0Hapoel Lod
Hapoel Stadium, Giv'atayim
Attendance: 3,500

Maccabi Sha'arayim promoted to Liga Alef.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Big surprises in Liga Bet opening matches (Page 3) Hadshot HaSport, 27.9.59, archive.football.co.il (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ Liga Bet tables (Page 4) Hadshot HaSport, 26.1.60, archive.football.co.il (in Hebrew)