1982–83 Liga Leumit

The 1982–83 Liga Leumit season saw Maccabi Netanya win the title, with the club's Oded Machnes finishing as the league's top scorer with 22 goals. Hapoel Ramat Gan, Hapoel Jerusalem and Hapoel Kfar Saba (who finished bottom of the league a year after winning the title) were relegated to Liga Artzit. It was also the first season that the Three points for a win system was introduced.[1]

Liga Leumit
Season1982–83
ChampionsMaccabi Netanya
5th title
RelegatedHapoel Ramat Gan
Hapoel Jerusalem
Hapoel Kfar Saba
Top goalscorerOded Machnes (22)

Final tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Netanya (C) 30 18 7 5 54 31 +23 61 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup
2 Shimshon Tel Aviv 30 12 11 7 35 27 +8 47
3 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 30 11 13 6 33 23 +10 46
4 Hapoel Tel Aviv 30 13 7 10 33 26 +7 46
5 Maccabi Tel Aviv 30 10 11 9 27 23 +4 41
6 Maccabi Haifa 30 8 14 8 31 31 0 38
7 Hapoel Lod 30 7 15 8 33 28 +5 36
8 Beitar Jerusalem 30 7 15 8 34 33 +1 36
9 Maccabi Petah Tikva 30 8 12 10 25 30 −5 36
10 Maccabi Yavne 30 7 15 8 25 31 −6 36
11 Hapoel Yehud 30 8 12 10 18 26 −8 36
12 Bnei Yehuda 30 7 15 8 26 35 −9 36
13 Maccabi Jaffa 30 6 15 9 22 24 −2 33
14 Hapoel Ramat Gan (R) 30 6 15 9 15 21 −6 33 Relegated to Liga Artzit
15 Hapoel Jerusalem (R) 30 8 7 15 29 44 −15 31
16 Hapoel Kfar Saba (R) 30 6 12 12 33 40 −7 30
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 3 League points for win will be awarded in Leumit and Artzit Davar, 10 August 1982, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)