1966–67 Israel State Cup

The 1966–67 Israel State Cup (Hebrew: גביע המדינה‎, Gvia HaMedina) was the 28th season of Israel's nationwide football cup competition and the 13th after the Israeli Declaration of Independence.

1966–67 Israel State Cup
Country Israel
Defending championsHapoel Haifa
ChampionsMaccabi Tel Aviv
(13th Title)
Runners-upHapoel Tel Aviv

The competition started on 17 September 1966 with Liga Bet and Liga Gimel clubs. Liga Alef clubs joined the competition in the fourth round, played on 10 December 1966 and Liga Leumit entered in the sixth round, on 18 February 1967.

Later rounds, starting from the seventh round, which was due to be played on 15 April 1967 and up to the final, were delayed due to Israel youth team involvement in the 1967 AFC Youth Championship, and later due to the Six-Day War (including the preceding waiting period), and the competition was completed at the start of the following season.

For the fifth time since the establishment of the competition, and the first time since 1941 (and since the Israeli Declaration of Independence), Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv met in the final, Maccabi winning 2–1 to collect its 13th cup.


Third RoundEdit

Fourth RoundEdit

Liga Alef clubs entered the competition in this round. The IFA arranged the draw so each Liga Alef clubs wouldn't be drawn to play each other.

Fifth RoundEdit

Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Ganei Tikva 2–1 Hapoel Lod
Beitar Jerusalem 3–1 Hapoel Rishon LeZion
Hapoel Kiryat Haim 3–0 Beitar Ramla
Maccabi Petah Tikva 4–0 Hapoel Netanya
Maccabi Ramat Amidar 5–1 Hapoel Nahliel
Maccabi Hadera 3–2 Hapoel Tiberias
Hapoel Kiryat Ono 3–2 Hapoel Kfar Blum
Hapoel Marmorek 4–3 Beitar Lod
Hapoel Kfar Saba 8–0 Hapoel Yehuda
Hapoel Herzliya 5–1 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona
Hapoel Ra'anana 2–1 (a.e.t.) Hapoel Be'er Ya'akov
Hapoel Ashkelon 2–1 Hapoel Or Yehuda
Hapoel Bnei Nazareth 4–2 Hapoel Rehovot
Hapoel Hadera 4–0 Beitar Dov Netanya
Hapoel Kfar Shalem 3–0 Hapoel Shikun HaMizrach
Beitar Tel Aviv 1–0 Shimshon Nahariya

Sixth RoundEdit

Liga Leumit clubs entered the competition in this round. The IFA arranged the draw so each Liga Leumit clubs wouldn't be drawn to play each other.

Seventh RoundEdit


Hapoel Mahane Yehuda2–1Maccabi Petah Tikva
I. Ratzabi   35'
Ratzon   43'
Begbleiter   14' (pen.)
Hapoel Petah Tikva ground
Attendance: 4000
Referee: Handwerk

Bnei Yehuda1–0Maccabi Jaffa
Sharabi   64'
Attendance: 4000
Referee: Mizrahi

Hapoel Tel Aviv4–2 (a.e.t.)Maccabi Netanya
Levi   61'
Borba   68'
Hazum   107'
Nurieli   115'
Sabu   2'
Rubinstein   42'
Attendance: 7000
Referee: Fried

Hapoel Jerusalem0–1Maccabi Tel Aviv
Sandler   50'
Hapoel Jerusalem ground
Attendance: 4000
Referee: Dudai


Hapoel Tel Aviv2–2 (a.e.t.)
4–3 p.
Bnei Yehuda
Nurieli   11'
Borba   58'
Mizrahi   65'85'
Attendance: 18000
Referee: Moshe Ashkenazi

Maccabi Tel Aviv3–0Hapoel Mahane Yehuda
Asis   19'
Sandler   32'
Talbi   76'
Attendance: 20000
Referee: Klein


Maccabi Tel Aviv2–1Hapoel Tel Aviv
Kedmi   27'
Talbi   66'
Borba   62'
Attendance: 20000
Referee: Otto Fried


  1. ^ Hapoel Azor originally won the match 2–0.
  2. ^ Maccabi Ever HaYarkon originally won the match 1–0.
  3. ^ The match was played three days ahead of schedule since Maccabi Haifa was due to play Slavia Prague on 18 February 1967.
  4. ^ The match was abandoned at the 88th minute after a spectator burst to the field at hit the referee. The result stood.
  5. ^ Hakoah Maccabi Ramat Gan started the match with 7 players, due to army recruits during the waiting period before the Six-Day War. When a Hakoah player got injured at the 36th minute and had to leave the field, the match was abandoned.
  6. ^ The match was scheduled to 23 May 1967, but as Bnei Yehuda could only field 6 players (due to army recruits during the waiting period before the Six-Day War), the match wasn't played and was rescheduled


  • 100 Years of Football 1906-2006, Elisha Shohat (Israel), 2006

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