2007–08 Liga Alef

The 2007–08 Liga Alef season saw Hapoel Umm al-Fahm (champions of the North Division) and Maccabi Ironi Bat Yam (champions of the South Division) winning the title and promotion to Liga Artzit.

At the bottom, the bottom two clubs in each division, Hapoel Ahva Haifa, Hapoel Makr (from North division), Maccabi Ironi Amishav Petah Tikva and Ironi Ofakim (from South division) were all automatically relegated to Liga Bet, whilst the two clubs which were ranked in 12th place in each division, Beitar Haifa and Hapoel Tzafririm Holon entered a promotion/relegation play-offs, and both relegated to Liga Bet after losing the play-offs.

Changes from last seasonEdit

Team changesEdit

North DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hapoel Umm al-Fahm 26 20 2 4 55 12 +43 62 Promoted to Liga Artzit
2 Ironi Sayid Umm al-Fahm 26 13 9 4 32 21 +11 48
3 Hapoel Asi Gilboa 26 14 4 8 34 25 +9 46
4 Hapoel Herzliya 26 12 6 8 48 25 +23 42
5 Hapoel Kafr Kanna 26 12 5 9 44 24 +20 41
6 Beitar Safed 26 10 8 8 28 26 +2 38
7 Maccabi Tzur Shalom 26 10 7 9 29 24 +5 37
8 Hapoel Afula 26 10 5 11 32 30 +2 35
9 Beitar Ihud Mashhad 26 9 7 10 34 33 +1 34
10 Ironi Tiberias 26 10 4 12 29 32 −3 34
11 Maccabi Ironi Shlomi/Nahariya 26 9 5 12 41 38 +3 32
12 Beitar Haifa 26 7 9 10 35 30 +5 30 Relegation play-offs
13 Hapoel Ahva Haifa 26 5 5 16 22 48 −26 20 Relegated to Liga Bet
14 Hapoel Makr 26 1 4 21 9 104 −95 7 Relegated to Liga Bet, folded

South DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Maccabi Ironi Bat Yam 26 17 4 5 56 22 +34 55 Promoted to Liga Artzit
2 Hapoel Mevaseret Zion 26 16 6 4 48 24 +24 54
3 Maccabi Ironi Kfar Yona 26 13 8 5 42 25 +17 47
4 Maccabi Be'er Sheva 26 11 8 7 32 20 +12 41
5 Maccabi Yavne 26 12 4 10 47 34 +13 40
6 Beitar Kfar Saba 26 11 6 9 45 41 +4 39
7 Hapoel Nahlat Yehuda 26 10 7 9 29 28 +1 37
8 Maccabi Kiryat Malakhi 26 9 9 8 38 36 +2 36
9 Maccabi Ironi Netivot 26 10 5 11 36 44 −8 35
10 Ironi Ramla 26 10 4 12 35 41 −6 34
11 Maccabi Kiryat Gat 26 8 6 12 25 30 −5 30
12 Hapoel Tzafririm Holon 26 7 8 11 28 34 −6 29 Relegation play-offs
13 Maccabi Ironi Amishav Petah Tikva 26 4 6 16 23 56 −33 18 Relegated to Liga Bet
14 Ironi Ofakim 26 0 7 19 14 63 −49 7 Relegated to Liga Bet, folded

Relegation play-offsEdit

North play-offEdit

The 12th placed club in Liga Alef North, Beitar Haifa, faced Liga Bet North B runners-up, Maccabi Tamra in a two legged play-off. The Liga Bet North A runners-up, Hapoel Iksal was suspended from the play-offs, following an attempt for match fixing, prior to their scheduled match against Beitar Haifa.[1]

Maccabi Tamra won 4-2 on aggregate and was promoted to Liga Alef.

South play-offEdit

The 12th placed club in Liga Alef South, Hapoel Tzafririm Holon, faced the Liga Bet South A and Liga Bet South B runners-up, Hapoel Mahane Yehuda and Hapoel Arad. The teams faced each other in a round-robin tournament.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hapoel Arad 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 6 Promoted to Liga Alef
2 Hapoel Tzafririm Holon 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 3 Relegated to Liga Bet
3 Hapoel Mahane Yehuda 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0 Remained in Liga Bet

Hapoel Arad won the play-offs and was promoted to Liga Alef.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Iksal dismissed from the play-offs Asher Goldberg, telesport.co.il, 22.5.2008 (in Hebrew)