2000–01 Israeli Premier League

The 2000–01 Israeli Premier League season had Maccabi Haifa win the title, while Bnei Yehuda and Tzafririm Holon were relegated.

Israeli Premier League
Season2000–01
ChampionsMaccabi Haifa
6th title
RelegatedBnei Yehuda
Hapoel Tzafririm Holon
Top goalscorerAvi Nimni (25)

The regular season took place from the first match on 12 August 2000 to the final match on 22 April 2001. The table was then divided into two groups, the upper and lower, which had six teams each. Then each team played the other five in their group once. The second stage was held between 27 April 2001 and 26 May 2001.

One team from Liga Leumit was promoted at the end of the previous season: Hapoel Tzafririm Holon. The three teams relegated were: Hapoel Kfar Saba, Maccabi Herzliya and Hapoel Jerusalem.

Final tableEdit

First 6 teams played in the top playoffs while the last 6 teams played in the bottom playoffs.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Haifa (C) 38 24 10 4 68 28 +40 82 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Hapoel Tel Aviv 38 21 12 5 55 29 +26 75 Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round
3 Hapoel Haifa 38 20 11 7 59 38 +21 71 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup first round
4 Maccabi Tel Aviv 38 19 11 8 73 33 +40 68 Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round[a]
5 Beitar Jerusalem[b] 38 18 9 11 49 42 +7 62
6 Hapoel Petah Tikva 38 12 10 16 58 66 −8 46
7 Maccabi Netanya 38 13 10 15 63 61 +2 49
8 Maccabi Petah Tikva 38 13 8 17 43 52 −9 47
9 Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion 38 11 8 19 41 61 −20 41
10 F.C. Ashdod 38 10 8 20 44 57 −13 38
11 Bnei Yehuda (R) 38 8 9 21 38 64 −26 33 Relegation to Liga Leumit
12 Tzafririm Holon (R) 38 4 4 30 25 85 −60 16
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Maccabi Tel Aviv won the Israeli State Cup.
  2. ^ Deducted 1 point.

ResultsEdit

SeasonEdit

Upper GroupEdit

Round 34
Maccabi Haifa 4–0 Hapoel Petah Tikva
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–1 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Hapoel Haifa 1–0 Beitar Jerusalem
Round 35
Hapoel Haifa 3–1 Hapoel Petah Tikva
Maccabi Tel Aviv 7–0 Beitar Jerusalem
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–0 Maccabi Haifa
Round 36
Hapoel Petah Tikva 1–1 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Beitar Jerusalem 0–2 Maccabi Haifa
Maccabi Tel Aviv 4–0 Hapoel Haifa
Round 37
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–0 Hapoel Petah Tikva
Maccabi Haifa 1–3 Hapoel Haifa
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–0 Beitar Jerusalem
Round 38
Hapoel Petah Tikva 4–4 Beitar Jerusalem
Hapoel Haifa 2–0 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Haifa 0–2* Maccabi Tel Aviv

*Technical victory

Lower GroupEdit

Round 34
Tzafririm Holon 2–3 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Bnei Yehuda 0–1 Maccabi Netanya
F.C. Ashdod 0–0 Ironi Rishon LeZion
Round 35
F.C. Ashdod 1–0 Tzafririm Holon
Ironi Rishon LeZion 0–1 Bnei Yehuda
Maccabi Netanya 6–1 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Round 36
Maccabi Netanya 1–1 Tzafririm Holon
Ironi Rishon LeZion 2–0 Maccabi Petah Tikva
F.C. Ashdod 3–1 Bnei Yehuda
Round 37
Bnei Yehuda 1–0 Tzafririm Holon
Maccabi Petah Tikva 2–1 F.C. Ashdod
Ironi Rishon LeZion 4–4 Maccabi Netanya
Round 38
Ironi Rishon LeZion 2–0 Tzafririm Holon
F.C. Ashdod 3–5 Maccabi Netanya
Bnei Yehuda 1–2 Maccabi Petah Tikva

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Avi Nimni Maccabi Tel-Aviv 25
2   Motti Kakoun Hapoel Petah Tikva 19
3   Viorel Tănase Maccabi Netanya 14
  Liron Vilner Maccabi Netanya 14
  Itzik Zohar Maccabi Netanya 14
6   Yossi Benayoun Maccabi Haifa 13
  Rafi Cohen Maccabi Haifa 13
  Amir Turgeman Hapoel Haifa 13
9   Alon Mizrahi Beitar Jerusalem 12
  Klimenti Tsitaishvili Ironi Rishon LeZion 12

See alsoEdit