1962–63 Liga Gimel

The 1962–63 Liga Gimel season saw 158 clubs competing in 14 regional divisions for promotion to Liga Bet.

Beitar Safed, Beitar Nahariya, Hapoel Migdal HaEmek, Shefa-'Amr Club, Hapoel Tirat HaCarmel, F.C. Even Yehuda, Maccabi Herzliya, Beitar Ezra, Hapoel Bnei Zion, Hapoel HaTzafon Jerusalem, Beitar Ekron, Maccabi Ashkelon, Hapoel Avraham Be'er Sheva and Hapoel Dorot won their regional divisions and promoted to Liga Bet.

Second placed clubs, Hapoel Afikim, Beitar Acre, Hapoel Pardesiya, Hapoel Kfar Shalem and Hapoel Shikun HaMizrah were also promoted.

Eastern Galilee DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Beitar Safed 14 37 6 +31 23 Promoted to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Kfar Giladi 14 30 13 +17 20
3 Hapoel Hulata 14 28 30 −2 15
4 Nevatim Safed 14 17 23 −6 15
5 Hapoel Ayelet HaShahar 14 36 23 +13 14
6 Hapoel Dan 14 23 26 −3 8
7 Beitar Tiberias 14 24 48 −24 8
8 Hapoel Kivshan 14 9 33 −24 4[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Hapoel Kivshan failed to show for three fixtures and were punished with suspension of activity by the Israel Football Association.

Western Galilee DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Beitar Nahariya 14 40 3 +37 28 Promoted to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Shlomi 14 36 16 +20 18
3 Hapoel Matzuva 14 33 25 +8 17
4 Al Ahly Majd al-Krum 14 32 24 +8 16
5 Hapoel Tarshiha 14 23 35 −12 12
6 Hapoel Hanita 14 20 29 −9 10[a]
7 Hapoel Ma'alot 14 15 34 −19 8[a]
8 Isasbest Nahariya 14 4 37 −33 3[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Hapoel Hanita, Hapoel Ma'alot and Isasbest Nahariya failed to show for more than three fixtures and were suspended by the Israel Football Association.

Valleys DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Hapoel Migdal HaEmek 28 102 14 +88 50 Promoted to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Afikim 28 129 27 +102 50
3 Maccabi Afula 28 104 15 +89 48
4 Hapoel Beit She'an 28 60 32 +28 38
5 Hapoel Sde Nahum 28 69 41 +28 38
6 Hapoel Sharona\Kfar Kama 28 56 69 −13 28
7 Hapoel Neve Eitan 28 59 42 +17 26
8 Hapoel Tel Yosef 28 50 54 −4 24
9 Hapoel Beit Keshet 28 44 71 −27 21
10 Beitar Afula 28 48 66 −18 20
11 Hapoel Yardena 28 34 59 −25 17
12 Hapoel Ein Harod 28 46 73 −27 16
13 Beitar Beit She'an 28 28 96 −68 16
14 Maccabi Beit She'an 28 27 92 −65 15
15 Hapoel Kfar Baruch 28 19 114 −95 3

Haifa DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Shefa-'Amr Club 24 70 20 +50 41 Promoted to Liga Bet
2 Beitar Acre 24 71 29 +42 39
3 Hapoel Tel Hanan 24 53 19 +34 37
4 Maccabi Kfar Ata 24 68 51 +17 31
5 Al-Amal Acre 24 51 29 +22 29
6 Hapoel Ein HaMifratz 24 50 35 +15 23
7 Beitar Kiryat Tiv'on 24 32 44 −12 21
8 Hapoel Kiryat Nazareth 24 42 52 −10 18
9 Beitar Tel Hanan 24 24 41 −17 18
10 Hapoel Yokneam 24 27 43 −16 14
11 Hapoel Kiryat Tiv'on 24 33 58 −25 13
12 Maccabi Tel Hanan 24 22 63 −41 12
13 Beitar Shprintzak 24 18 77 −59 8

Carmel DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Hapoel Tirat HaCarmel 20 95 10 +85 37 Promoted to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Karkur 20 56 23 +33 32
3 Hapoel Beit Eliezer 20 50 15 +35 29
4 Beitar Tirat HaCarmel 20 56 21 +35 26
5 Hapoel Geva HaCarmel 20 41 46 −5 21
6 Beitar Hadera 20 37 45 −8 20
7 Hapoel Or Akiva 20 32 40 −8 19
8 Hapoel Kfar Glikson 20 32 58 −26 11
9 Beitar Atlit 20 18 49 −31 10
10 Hapoel Beit Oren 20 13 54 −41 5
11 Beitar Zikhron Ya'akov 20 20 89 −69 4

Samaria DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 F.C. Even Yehuda 26 95 12 +83 48 Promoted to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Pardesiya 26 90 20 +70 45
3 Hapoel HaSharon HaTzfoni 26 66 26 +40 36
4 Hapoel Beit Yitzhak 26 66 42 +24 33
5 Beitar Zvi Netanya 26 57 40 +17 33
6 Hapoel Tel Mond 26 68 38 +30 31
7 Hapoel Mishmar HaSharon 26 69 54 +15 31
8 Hapoel Kfar Yona 26 57 57 0 25
9 Maccabi Beit Lid 26 42 67 −25 23
10 Hapoel Yanuv 26 41 61 −20 15
11 Hapoel Kadima 26 24 76 −52 14
12 Hapoel Burgata 26 27 79 −52 13
13 Maccabi Amidar Netanya 26 21 76 −55 13[a]
14 Hapoel Maor 26 6 81 −75 4[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Maccabi Amidar Netanya and Hapoel Maor failed to show for more than three fixtures and were suspended by the Israel Football Association.

Sharon DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Maccabi Herzliya 22 85 11 +74 38[a] Promoted to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Shefayim 22 72 15 +57 38
3 Hapoel Ramat HaSharon 22 95 18 +77 36
4 Hapoel Ramatayim 22 64 24 +40 32
5 Hapoel Rosh HaAyin 22 40 25 +15 26[a]
6 Hapoel Tira 22 34 40 −6 21
7 Hapoel Nof Yam 22 32 39 −7 18
8 Beitar Kfar Saba 22 37 70 −33 15
9 Beitar Ramat HaSharon 22 29 69 −40 14
10 Beitar Rosh HaAyin 22 16 64 −48 9
11 Beitar Magdiel 22 19 84 −65 9
12 Hapoel Jaljulia 22 11 72 −61 6
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Maccabi Herzliya defeated Hapoel Rosh HaAyin 1-0 in away match. The match was postponed and held at 14 September 1963. As a result, Maccabi Herzliya surpassed Hapoel Shefayim on the league table and were promoted to Liga Bet.[1]

Tel Aviv DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Beitar Ezra 25 86 21 +65 42 Promoted to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Kfar Shalem 25 74 23 +51 42[a]
3 Hapoel Sha'ariya 25 41 16 +25 35
4 HaKochav Or Yehuda 25 58 46 +12 31
5 Beitar Bat Yam 25 52 25 +27 29
6 Hapoel Ezra 25 50 36 +14 27
7 Kedma Club 25 35 38 −3 23
8 Beitar Petah Tikva 25 43 58 −15 23
9 Beitar Ganei Tikva 25 48 67 −19 23
10 Maccabi Ramat Hen 25 56 49 +7 22
11 Beitar Ramat Gan 25 42 45 −3 21
12 Maccabi Ein Ganim 25 17 62 −45 8[b]
13 Beitar Jaffa 13 16 34 −18 4[c]
14 Beitar Or Yehuda 25 19 117 −98 4
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Hapoel Kfar Shalem were promoted to Liga Bet by the Israel Football Association, after winning a special draw, in order to make an even number of clubs in Liga Bet North B division.[2]
  2. ^ Maccabi Ein Ganim failed to show in most of the second round and were suspended by the Israel Football Association.
  3. ^ Beitar Jaffa entered the league in the second round.

Central DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Hapoel Bnei Zion 22 69 30 +39 40 Promoted to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Shikun HaMizrah 22 70 19 +51 35
3 Beitar Rehovot 22 49 32 +17 30
4 Hapoel Zarnuga 22 60 31 +29 27
5 Beitar Rishon LeZion 22 46 27 +19 27
6 Beitar Mahane Israel 22 32 41 −9 21
7 Maccabi Kfar Gvirol 22 44 39 +5 20
8 Hapoel Givat Brenner 22 37 43 −6 19
9 Beitar Yehud 22 25 43 −18 15
10 Hapoel Beit Dagan 22 21 58 −37 11
11 Hapoel Zeitan 22 24 55 −31 10[a]
12 Beitar Beit Dagan 22 11 78 −67 6
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Hapoel Zeitan failed to show for away fixtures in the second round and were suspended by the Israel Football Association.

Hapoel Shmuel Ramla were suspended from the league at the beginning of the season.

Jerusalem DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Hapoel HaTzafon Jerusalem 12 36 6 +30 21 Promoted to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Beit Shemesh 12 29 6 +23 17
3 Hapoel HaDarom Jerusalem 12 19 25 −6 12
4 Hapoel Ein Karem 12 18 16 +2 11
5 Maccabi Jerusalem 12 21 27 −6 10
6 Beitar Beit Shemesh 12 16 24 −8 9
7 Beitar Ein Karem 12 8 43 −35 2

Beitar Amatzia folded at the beginning of the season.

South A DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Beitar Ekron 16 49 11 +38 30 Promoted to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Gedera 16 33 15 +18 23
3 Hapoel Kiryat Malakhi 16 39 12 +27 22
4 Maccabi Kiryat Malakhi 16 30 23 +7 17
5 Hapoel Hatzav 16 26 23 +3 15
6 Beitar Gedera 16 28 38 −10 13
7 Hapoel Yinon 16 25 41 −16 8
8 Hapoel Azrikam 16 14 39 −25 6[a]
9 Maccabi Ekron 16 14 56 −42 2
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Hapoel Azrikam failed to show in the second round fixtures and were punished with suspension of activity by the Israel Football Association.

South B DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Maccabi Ashkelon 20 52 26 +26 33 Promoted to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Gat 20 68 22 +46 32
3 Beitar Ashkelon 20 44 31 +13 27
4 Hapoel Ashdod 20 68 34 +34 26
5 Maccabi Kiryat Gat 20 27 30 −3 18
6 Hapoel Nehora 20 32 43 −11 17
7 Hapoel Shtulim 20 25 47 −22 15
8 Hapoel Sde Uziyahu 20 38 40 −2 14
9 Hapoel Beit Ezra 20 35 52 −17 14
10 Maccabi Ashdod 20 22 36 −14 13
11 Beitar Ashdod 20 20 70 −50 7

Negev A DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Hapoel Avraham Be'er Sheva 14 60 11 +49 26 Promoted to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Dimona 14 40 17 +23 21
3 Beitar Dimona 14 28 18 +10 18
4 Maccabi Be'er Sheva 14 25 27 −2 11
5 Hapoel Kfar Yeruham 14 25 23 +2 9
6 Hapoel Mashabei Sadeh 14 21 51 −30 8
7 Beitar Ofakim 14 17 45 −28 7
8 Hapoel Mitzpe Ramon 14 9 33 −24 6

Negev B DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Hapoel Dorot 20 87 22 +65 36 Promoted to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Be'eri 20 72 23 +49 32
3 Hapoel Shelahim 20 46 36 +10 24
4 Hapoel Erez 20 51 38 +13 21
5 Hapoel Or HaNer 20 47 48 −1 21
6 Hapoel Bror Hayil 20 46 53 −7 20
7 Hapoel Nir Yitzhak 20 37 52 −15 19
8 Hapoel Gevim 20 31 40 −9 17
9 Hapoel Mefalsim 20 33 50 −17 14
10 Hapoel Netivot 20 22 65 −43 8
11 Hapoel Sha'ariyot 20 20 65 −45 6

Hapoel Patish\Maslul, Hapoel Ein HaShlosha and Hapoel Yakhini were all folded during the first round.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Maccabi Herzliya promoted to Liga Bet Davar, 15 September 1963, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ FA approved: 16 in Leumit in the next season Maariv, 13 October 1963, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)