1978–79 Liga Alef

The 1978–79 Liga Alef season saw Hapoel Nazareth Illit (champions of the North Division) and Hapoel Beit Shemesh (champions of the South Division) win the title and promotion to Liga Artzit.

Promotion play-offs, held in neutral venue, introduced between the second placed clubs in each regional division. Hapoel Herzliya won over Maccabi Kiryat Gat, and became the third promoted club.

North DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hapoel Nazareth Illit 26 16 6 4 45 29 +16 38 Promoted to Liga Artzit
2 Hapoel Herzliya 26 11 10 5 32 21 +11 32 Promotion play-offs
3 Maccabi Hadera 26 14 3 9 41 21 +20 31
4 Hapoel Givat Olga 26 10 9 7 22 20 +2 29
5 Hapoel Nahariya 26 10 9 7 32 32 0 29
6 Hapoel Afikim 26 11 5 10 43 31 +12 27
7 Beitar Netanya 26 11 5 10 39 31 +8 27
8 Hapoel Ra'anana 26 11 5 10 41 37 +4 27
9 Hapoel Kiryat Ata 26 7 9 10 24 26 −2 23
10 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 26 8 7 11 30 36 −6 23
11 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 26 7 9 10 28 37 −9 23
12 Hapoel Tel Hanan 25 8 6 11 21 23 −2 22
13 Hapoel Nahliel 26 4 10 12 14 29 −15 18 Relegated to Liga Bet
14 Hapoel Givat Haim 25 3 7 15 21 60 −39 13

South DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hapoel Beit Shemesh 26 16 5 5 53 22 +31 37 Promoted to Liga Artzit
2 Maccabi Kiryat Gat 26 11 13 2 35 16 +19 35 Promotion play-offs
3 Hapoel Kafr Qasim 26 12 10 4 40 35 +5 34
4 Maccabi Sha'arayim 26 11 10 5 43 25 +18 32
5 Beitar Ramla 26 10 11 5 30 22 +8 31
6 Hapoel Ashkelon 26 9 7 10 41 38 +3 25
7 Lazarus Holon 26 9 6 11 34 39 −5 24
8 Hapoel Ramla 26 5 13 8 30 33 −3 23
9 Maccabi Yavne 26 6 11 9 22 26 −4 23
10 Hapoel Dimona 26 7 9 10 28 40 −12 23
11 Hapoel Or Yehuda 26 7 8 11 29 35 −6 22
12 Hapoel Kiryat Ono 26 6 9 11 23 33 −10 21
13 SK Nes Tziona 26 5 8 13 27 41 −14 16[a] Relegated to Liga Bet
14 Beitar Ashdod 26 4 8 14 25 55 −30 16
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ 2 points deducted.

Promotion play-offsEdit

Hapoel Herzliya3 – 1Maccabi Kiryat Gat
Hapoel Petah Tikva
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Yair Tilinger

Hapoel Herzliya promoted to Liga Artzit.

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