2004–05 Liga Alef

The 2004–2005 Liga Alef season saw Maccabi Tzur Shalom (champions of the North Division) and Hapoel Bnei Lod (champions of the South Division) winning the title and promotion to 2005–06.

At the bottom, Hapoel Tuba, Maccabi Tur'an (from North division), Hapoel Qalansawe and Hapoel Jaljulia (from South division) were all automatically relegated to Liga Bet.

North DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Maccabi Tzur Shalom 26 14 7 5 49 23 +26 49 Promoted to Liga Artzit
2 Hapoel Bnei Jadeidi 26 13 9 4 43 24 +19 48
3 Ironi Shlomi 26 14 3 9 39 32 +7 45
4 Hapoel Kafr Kanna 26 13 4 9 53 47 +6 43
5 Hapoel Afula 26 9 10 7 51 50 +1 37
6 Maccabi Tamra 26 11 4 11 33 36 −3 37
7 Hapoel Asi Gilboa 26 11 3 12 44 35 +9 36
8 Hapoel Kafr Sumei 26 9 5 12 33 36 −3 32
9 Hapoel Reineh 26 8 7 11 42 39 +3 31
10 Hapoel Makr 26 8 7 11 26 40 −14 31
11 Hapoel Beit She'an 26 6 12 8 31 39 −8 30
12 Maccabi Shefa-'Amr 26 7 8 11 24 31 −7 29 Relegation play-offs
13 Hapoel Tuba 26 7 6 13 28 45 −17 27 Relegated to Liga Bet
14 Maccabi Tur'an 26 5 9 12 32 51 −19 24

South DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hapoel Bnei Lod 26 19 5 2 51 18 +33 62 Promoted to Liga Artzit
2 Ironi Ofakim 26 15 11 0 43 14 +29 56
3 Maccabi Sha'arayim 26 13 7 6 51 21 +30 46
4 Hapoel Nahlat Yehuda 26 11 9 6 45 25 +20 42
5 F.C. Kafr Qasim 26 9 7 10 37 46 −9 34
6 Maccabi Yavne 26 9 6 11 37 42 −5 33
7 Hapoel Kfar Shalem 26 7 12 7 24 31 −7 33
8 A.S. Ramat Eliyahu 26 8 7 11 45 47 −2 31
9 Hapoel Mevaseret Zion 26 8 7 11 32 47 −15 31
10 Beitar Kiryat Gat 26 7 9 10 36 35 +1 30
11 Maccabi Kiryat Gat 26 8 5 13 33 45 −12 29
12 Beitar Giv'at Ze'ev 26 7 7 12 27 40 −13 28 Relegation play-offs
13 Hapoel Qalansawe 26 5 7 14 31 57 −26 22 Relegated to Liga Bet
14 Hapoel Jaljulia 26 4 5 17 26 50 −24 17

Relegation play-offsEdit

North play-offEdit

The 12th placed club in Liga Alef North, Maccabi Shefa-'Amr, faced Liga Bet North A and North B runners-up, Hapoel Karmiel and Hapoel Umm al-Fahm. The teams played each other in a round-robin tournament, with all matches held at a neutral venue, Nahariya Municipal Stadium.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Hapoel Umm al-Fahm 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4 Promoted to Liga Alef
2 Maccabi Shefa-'Amr 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 3 Remained in Liga Alef
3 Hapoel Karmiel 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1 Remained in Liga Bet

Hapoel Umm al-Fahm won the play-offs and was promoted to Liga Alef. Maccabi Shefa-'Amr remained in Liga Alef after Hapoel Majd al-Krum (which relegated from Liga Artzit to Liga Alef) folded during the summer.

South play-offEdit

The 12th placed club in Liga Alef South, Beitar Giv'at Ze'ev, faced Liga Bet South A and Liga Bet South B runners-up, Hapoel Azor and Ironi Nes Tziona. The teams played each other in a round-robin tournament, with all matches held at a neutral venue, Bat Yam Municipal Stadium.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Ironi Nes Tziona 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6 Promoted to Liga Alef
2 Beitar Giv'at Ze'ev 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1 Remained in Liga Alef
3 Hapoel Azor 2 0 1 1 2 4 −2 1 Remained in Liga Bet

Ironi Nes Tziona won the play-offs and was promoted to Liga Alef. Beitar Giv'at Ze'ev remained in Liga Alef after a vacancy was created in the South division, following the merger of Liga Artzit club, Maccabi Ramat Amidar, with Hakoah Ramat Gan.

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