1988–89 Liga Alef

The 1988–89 Liga Alef season saw Hapoel Tirat HaCarmel (champions of the North Division) and Hapoel Rishon LeZion (champions of the South Division) win their regional divisions and promotion to Liga Artzit. The confirmation of Hapoel Tirat HaCarmel's promotion was delayed as the final round match between Maccabi Ahi Nazareth (who could overtake Hapoel Tirat HaCarmel) and Beitar Nahariya was abandoned. The IFA disciplinary committee ruled that Ahi Nazareth were responsible to the abandonment and set the match result to 2–0 to Beitar Nahariya.[1]

At the bottom, Hapoel Tira, Hapoel Kiryat Ata (from the North division), Hapoel Ramla and Hapoel Beit Shemesh (from the South division) relegated to Liga Bet.

North DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Tirat HaCarmel 30 17 9 4 52 24 +28 43 Promoted to Liga Artzit
2 Hapoel Acre 30 17 9 4 46 18 +28 43
3 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 30 16 9 5 45 22 +23 41
4 Hapoel Beit She'an 30 11 12 7 34 23 +11 34
5 Maccabi Afula 30 10 12 8 34 34 0 32
6 Maccabi Isfiya 30 11 10 9 35 41 −6 32
7 Maccabi Acre 30 7 17 6 28 30 −2 31
8 Beitar Nahariya 30 11 8 11 32 35 −3 30
9 Hapoel Bnei Nazareth 30 8 13 9 30 29 +1 29
10 Hapoel Tayibe 30 8 12 10 31 28 +3 28
11 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 30 11 6 13 28 35 −7 28
12 Maccabi Hadera 30 7 13 10 26 32 −6 27
13 Beitar Haifa 30 6 14 10 26 33 −7 26
14 Hapoel Daliyat al-Karmel 30 9 7 14 36 38 −2 25
15 Hapoel Tira 30 4 12 14 24 47 −23 20 Relegated to Liga Bet
16 Hapoel Kiryat Ata 30 2 7 21 16 53 −37 11
Updated to match(es) played on May 1989. Source: Yedioth Ahronoth (in Hebrew)

South DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 30 19 8 3 57 19 +38 46 Promoted to Liga Artzit
2 Hapoel Ashdod 30 17 8 5 44 24 +20 42
3 Hapoel Marmorek 30 14 8 8 45 28 +17 36
4 Maccabi Herzliya 30 12 11 7 37 30 +7 35
5 Hapoel Ashkelon 30 9 15 6 37 28 +9 33
6 Hakoah Ramat Gan 30 10 12 8 39 37 +2 32
7 Maccabi Lazaros Holon 30 8 13 9 33 36 −3 29
8 Hapoel Kiryat Malakhi 40 9 19 12 30 37 −7 37
9 Maccabi Shikun HaMizrah 30 7 13 10 27 39 −12 27
10 Hapoel Kiryat Ono 30 7 12 11 22 29 −7 26
11 Hapoel Be'er Ya'akov 30 6 14 10 21 29 −8 26
12 Hapoel Or Yehuda 30 7 11 12 28 35 −7 25
13 Hapoel Dimona 30 7 10 13 28 37 −9 24
14 Maccabi Kiryat Gat 30 7 10 13 26 35 −9 24
15 Hapoel Ramla 30 7 10 13 22 37 −15 24 Relegated to Liga Bet
16 Hapoel Beit Shemesh 30 7 10 13 40 57 −17 24
Updated to match(es) played on May 1989. Source: Yedioth Ahronoth (in Hebrew)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nazareth's Appeal Denied Yedioth Ahronoth (in Hebrew)