1962–63 Israel State Cup

The 1962–63 Israel State Cup (Hebrew: גביע המדינה‎, Gvia HaMedina) was the 24th season of Israel's nationwide football cup competition and the ninth after the Israeli Declaration of Independence.

1962–63 Israel State Cup
Country Israel
Defending championsMaccabi Haifa
ChampionsHapoel Haifa
Runners-upMaccabi Haifa

The competition began on 24 March 1962, before the completion of the previous competition. However, once again, the competition took more than a year to complete, with the final being played on 27 May 1963. Hapoel Haifa and Maccabi Haifa met in the final, at Kiryat Eliezer Stadium, Hapoel winning by a single goal to claim their first cup.


Fourth RoundEdit

Matches were held on 19 May 1962. The match between Maccabi Netanya and Hapoel Petah Tikva, the match between Shimshon Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv, and the matches which had to be replayed, were postponed for 6 October 1962, in parallel with the fifth round matches.

Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Tiberias 3–1 Hapoel Jerusalem
Beitar Tel Aviv 0–0, replay: 11–0 Hapoel Sha'ariya
Hapoel Kiryat Ono 0–0, replay: 0–4 Hapoel Ramat Gan
YMCA Jerusalem 4–0 Beitar Netanya
Hapoel Givatayim 3–2 (a.e.t.) Hapoel Safed
Hapoel Eilat 2–1 Hapoel Kiryat Haim
Maccabi Shmuel Tel Aviv 1–2 Beitar Jerusalem
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 6–1 Harari Tel Aviv
Maccabi Haifa 3–1 Hapoel Atlit
Hakoah Tel Aviv 2–4 (a.e.t.) Maccabi Petah Tikva
Hapoel Kfar Saba 4–2 Maccabi Holon
Maccabi Tel Aviv 4–2 Hapoel Sderot
Hapoel Nahliel 6–1 Hapoel Kiryat Shalom
Hapoel Mahane Yehuda 3–2 (a.e.t.) Hapoel Lod
Maccabi Hadera 5–3 Maccabi Bat Yam
Hapoel Dimona 2–1 (a.e.t.) Beitar Kiryat Shmona
Maccabi Rehovot 2–0 Hapoel Kfar Shalem
Maccabi Jaffa 10–1 Hapoel Ashdod
Beitar Ramla 3–1 Maccabi Afula
Maccabi Kiryat Gat w/o Hapoel Kfar Blum
Bnei Yehuda 7–1 Beitar Holon
Hapoel Ashkelon 7–1 Hapoel Be'eri
Hapoel Nahariya 4–2 Hapoel Givat Haim
Hapoel Haifa 3–0 Maccabi Herzliya
Hapoel Herzliya 4–0 Hapoel Netanya
Maccabi Netanya 1–2 (a.e.t.) Hapoel Petah Tikva
Shimshon Tel Aviv 0–1 Hapoel Tel Aviv

Byes: Hapoel Kfar Ata, Hapoel Ramla, Maccabi Ramat Gan, Maccabi Sha'arayim, Shefa-'Amr Club.

Fifth RoundEdit

Matches were held on 6 October 1962. The match between Beitar Tel Aviv and Maccabi Rehovot was held on 2 February 1963.[1] The match between Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Jaffa was held on 9 February 1963.[2] The match between Hapoel Petah Tikva and Hapoel Ramla and the match between Hapoel Dimona and Beitar Jerusalem were held on 12 February 1963.[3] The replayed match between Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Dimona was held on 19 February 1963.[4]

Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Kfar Blum 2–3 (a.e.t.) Maccabi Sha'arayim
Hapoel Haifa 3–2 (a.e.t.) Maccabi Hadera
Hapoel Tiberias w/o Hapoel Herzliya
Maccabi Ramat Gan 1–4 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi Haifa 3–0 Hapoel Mahane Yehuda
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1–0 Hapoel Ashkelon
Beitar Ramla 8–2 Shefa-'Amr Club
Hapoel Kfar Saba 4–0 YMCA Jerusalem
Hapoel Nahariya 2–1 Hapoel Nahliel
Hapoel Givatayim 0–3 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Hapoel Eilat w/o[5] Bnei Yehuda
Beitar Tel Aviv 4–1 Maccabi Rehovot
Hapoel Ramat Gan w/o[6] Hapoel Kfar Ata
Hapoel Tel Aviv 0–2 Maccabi Jaffa
Hapoel Petah Tikva 2–1 Hapoel Ramla
Hapoel Dimona 1–1, replay: 0–2 Beitar Jerusalem

Sixth RoundEdit

Matches were held on 2 March 1963. Hapoel Nahariya surprised by defeating Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 through a late goal. Maccabi Tel Aviv appealed the result, claiming Hapoel Nahariya fielded an ineligible player. Initially the match was given to Maccabi Tel Aviv, however, after further appeal, and based on the precedent set by Maccabi Haifa in the previous competition, the result was reinstated. Maccabi Tel Aviv appealed once more, but the appeal wasn't heard until September 1963, by which time the competition was over and the appeal was denied.

2 March 1963 Maccabi Jaffa1–2 Hapoel Petah Tikva Bloomfield Stadium
Ghouhasian   1' Nahari   51'
Stelmach   73'
Attendance: 15000
Referee: Ne'eman
2 March 1963 Beitar Ramla1–5 Maccabi Haifa
Rolnik   64' Shmulevich   7'82'
Amar   49'65'84'
Attendance: 2000
Referee: S. Mizrahi
2 March 1963 Beitar Tel Aviv1–2 Hapoel Ramat Gan Maccabiah Stadium
Bustamente   85' Heyman   30'77' Attendance: 4000
Referee: Klein
2 March 1963 Maccabi Sha'arayim 4–1Hapoel Tiberias
Levi   28'74'83'
Shukri   67'
Rogozinski   7' Attendance: 3400
Referee: Perry
2 March 1963 Hapoel Nahariya 1–0Maccabi Tel Aviv
Shushan   88' Attendance: 4000
Referee: Davidovich
2 March 1963 Beitar Jerusalem 4–1Hapoel Kfar Saba
A. Aminoff   6' (pen.)
Y. Aminoff   35'87'
Robovich   80'
Federman   12' (o.g.) Attendance: 3500
Referee: Hoze
2 March 1963 Hapoel Haifa 4–0Bnei YehudaKiryat Eliezer Stadium
Blum   51'55'
Young   72'
Goldberg   81'
Attendance: 5000
Referee: Werner
2 March 1963 Maccabi Petah Tikva 3–2Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Mendel   39'70'
Seltzer   46'
Nadan   28'
Dekel   67'
Attendance: 1000
Referee: Prohaski


Hapoel Petah Tikva5–3Hapoel Nahariya
Kofman   12'60'
Nahari   63'
Stelmach   75'
Bechar   89'
Degani   25'
Berkovich   64'78'
Attendance: 2500
Referee: Ben-Rubi
Maccabi Haifa1–0Maccabi Petah Tikva
Shmulevich   70'
Attendance: 3000
Referee: Hoze
Beitar Jerusalem1–2Hapoel Haifa
Y. Aminoff   79' Young   23'
Blum   42'
Attendance: 5000
Referee: Handwerk
Maccabi Sha'arayim3–0Hapoel Ramat Gan
Levi   5'48'
Melamed   42'
Attendance: 4000
Referee: Fried


The matches were supposed to be held on 23 April 1963. However, they were postponed because of the death of President Itzhak Ben-Zvi. The matches were set to 7 May 1963 and 11 May 1963, however, the first match, between Hapoel Haifa and Maccabi Sha'arayim was cancelled due to the falling out of Hapoel and Maccabi factions at the IFA over bribery suspicions against Maccabi Petah Tikva during the 1962–63 Liga Leumit season. The two factions reconciled in time for the second match to be played.

Hapoel Petah Tikva1–1Maccabi Haifa
Markus   38' Shmulevich   43'
Attendance: 16000
Referee: M. Mizrahi

Hapoel Haifa3–0Maccabi Sha'arayim
Oren   32'
Michaelis   54'
Goldberg   76'
Attendance: 3000
Referee: Shoshani


Maccabi Haifa1–0Hapoel Petah Tikva
Almani   12'
Attendance: 10000
Referee: Ne'eman


Maccabi Haifa0–1Hapoel Haifa
Oren   3'
Attendance: 11000
Referee: Ashkenazi


  1. ^ Beitar Tel Aviv - Maccabi Rehovot 4:1 Davar, 3.2.1963, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ In the State Cup: Maccabi Jaffa - Hapoel Tel Aviv 2:0 (1:0) Heruth, 10.2.1963, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ Hapoel Petah Tikva - Ramla 2:1 Davar, 13.2.1963, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ Beitar Jerusalem beat Hapoel Dimona in the Cup Heruth, 20.2.1963, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ Find match Bnei Yehuda Museum (in Hebrew)
  6. ^ Hapoel Ramat Gan - Hapoel Kfar Ata 3:0 (Page 4) Hadshot HaSport, 27.1.1963 (in Hebrew)

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