1965–66 Liga Leumit

The 1965–66 Liga Leumit season saw Hapoel Tel Aviv crowned champions and qualify for the first Asian Club Championships. Moshe Romano (Shimshon Tel Aviv) and Mordechai Spiegler (Maccabi Netanya) were the joint top scorers with 17 goals each.

Liga Leumit
Season1965–66
ChampionsHapoel Tel Aviv
6th title
RelegatedMaccabi Petah Tikva
Beitar Tel Aviv
Top goalscorerMoshe Romano
Mordechai Spiegler (17)

Maccabi Petah Tikva and Beitar Tel Aviv were relegated to Liga Alef.

Rule changesEdit

Prior to the season the IFA decided to allow substitutions of one player and one goalkeeper during matches.[1]

Final tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Tel Aviv 30 12 14 4 36 23 +13 38 Qualified for Asian Club Championship
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 30 14 6 10 45 29 +16 34
3 Hapoel Petah Tikva 30 10 14 6 42 29 +13 34
4 Maccabi Netanya 30 13 8 9 49 35 +14 34
5 Hapoel Ramat Gan 30 12 10 8 40 32 +8 34
6 Shimshon Tel Aviv 30 12 8 10 37 31 +6 32
7 Hapoel Haifa 30 12 8 10 31 32 −1 32
8 Hapoel Mahane Yehuda 30 11 9 10 36 38 −2 31
9 Hakoah Ramat Gan 30 9 12 9 37 34 +3 30
10 Bnei Yehuda 30 9 10 11 31 38 −7 28
11 Maccabi Jaffa 30 9 10 11 33 41 −8 28
12 Hapoel Jerusalem 30 9 10 11 29 40 −11 28
13 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 30 9 9 12 21 25 −4 27
14 Maccabi Sha'arayim 30 10 7 13 33 40 −7 27
15 Maccabi Petah Tikva 30 7 9 14 26 43 −17 23 Relegated to Liga Alef
16 Beitar Tel Aviv 30 5 10 15 21 37 −16 20
Source: rsssf.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "כל קבוצה תתמודד פעמיים תוך שבועיים נגד אותו יריב - בעונת הכדורגל הבאה" [Each Team Would Compete Against the Same Opponent Within Two Weeks - In the Next Football Season]. Ma'ariv (in Hebrew). Tel Aviv. 2 September 1965. Retrieved 11 April 2020.