2017–18 Liga Leumit

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The 2017–18 Liga Leumit was the 19th season as second tier since its re-alignment in 1999 and the 76th season of second-tier football in Israel.

Liga Leumit
Season2017–18
ChampionsHapoel Tel Aviv
PromotedHapoel Tel Aviv
Hapoel Hadera
RelegatedMaccabi Herzliya
Ironi Nesher
Matches played221
Goals scored685 (3.1 per match)
Top goalscorerGuy Dayan and Roy Zikri (13)
Biggest home win4-0 (6 times)
5-1 (twice)
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Biggest away win5-0 (3 times)
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Highest scoring7 goals (4 times)

A total of sixteen teams were contesting in the league, including twelve sides from the 2016–17 season, the two promoted teams from 2016–17 Liga Alef and the two relegated teams from 2016–17 Israeli Premier League.

Changes from 2016–17 seasonEdit

Team changesEdit

Maccabi Netanya and Hapoel Acre, were promoted to the 2017–18 Israeli Premier League.

Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hapoel Kfar Saba were relegated after finishing as the two bottom-placed clubs in the 2016–17 Israeli Premier League.

Maccabi Sha'arayim, and Hapoel Jerusalem were directly relegated to Liga Alef after finishing in the previous season in last two league places. They were replaced the top placed teams from each division of 2016–17 Liga Alef, Hapoel Marmorek (from South Division) and Hapoel Hadera (from North Division).

OverviewEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Home City Stadium Capacity
Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla Tel Aviv and Ramla Ramla Municipal Stadium 2,000
Hapoel Afula Afula Afula Illit Stadium 3,000
Hapoel Bnei Lod Lod Lod Municipal Stadium 3,000
Hapoel Hadera Hadera Afula Illit Stadium[A] 3,000
Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem Jerusalem Teddy Stadium 34,000
Hapoel Kfar Saba Kfar Saba Levita Stadium 5,800
Hapoel Marmorek Rehovot Ramla Municipal Stadium[A] 2,000
Hapoel Nazareth Illit Nazareth Illit Green Stadium 4,000
Hapoel Petah Tikva Petah Tikva HaMoshava Stadium 11,500
Hapoel Ramat Gan Ramat Gan Ramat Gan Stadium 13,370
Hapoel Ramat HaSharon Ramat HaSharon Grundman Stadium 4,300
Hapoel Rishon LeZion Rishon LeZion Haberfeld Stadium 6,000
Hapoel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv HaMoshava Stadium 11,500
Ironi Nesher Nesher Nesher Stadium 2,500
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth Nazareth Ilut Stadium 4,932
Maccabi Herzliya Herzliya Herzliya Municipal Stadium 8,100

^A The club is playing their home games at a neutral venue because their own ground does not meet league requirements.

Regular seasonEdit

Regular season tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Hapoel Tel Aviv 30 20 5 5 46 17 +29 65 Qualification for the Promotion playoffs
2 Hapoel Hadera 30 15 8 7 45 36 +9 53
3 Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem 30 13 9 8 35 27 +8 48
4 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 30 13 9 8 30 30 0 48
5 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 30 13 7 10 30 26 +4 46
6 Hapoel Nazareth Illit 30 13 6 11 41 32 +9 45
7 Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla 30 12 8 10 40 38 +2 44
8 Hapoel Afula 30 10 12 8 33 28 +5 42
9 Hapoel Bnei Lod 30 11 9 10 32 28 +4 42 Qualification for the Relegation playoffs
10 Hapoel Kfar Saba 30 12 5 13 41 39 +2 41
11 Hapoel Ramat HaSharon 30 12 4 14 30 30 0 40
12 Hapoel Marmorek 30 11 5 14 33 37 −4 38
13 Hapoel Petah Tikva 30 9 10 11 31 34 −3 37
14 Hapoel Ramat Gan 30 8 11 11 29 28 +1 35
15 Maccabi Herzliya 30 6 7 17 28 55 −27 25
16 Ironi Nesher 30 2 5 23 16 55 −39 11
Source: Liga Leumit IFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of wins; 4) goals scored; 5) head to head; 6) deciding match.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away TAR HAF HBL HHD HKJ HKS HMR HNI HPT HRG HRS HRL HTA INE MAN MHZ
Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–4 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–2 3–0 2–0 1–3
Hapoel Afula 1–1 1–2 0–2 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–3 2–0 0–2 1–1
Hapoel Bnei Lod 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 3–1
Hapoel Hadera 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–3 1–0 0–3[a] 2–4 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 4–3 0–3[b] 3–0
Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 3–2 0–1 1–3
Hapoel Kfar Saba 2–3 0–3 2–0 0–2 1–4 1–0 3–0 4–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–0 4–0 4–0
Hapoel Marmorek 2–3 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–3 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1
Hapoel Nazareth Illit 0–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 5–1
Hapoel Petah Tikva 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1
Hapoel Ramat Gan 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 4–0 0–1 3–0
Hapoel Ramat HaSharon 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–4 0–0 4–1 4–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–1
Hapoel Rishon LeZion 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–4 0–0 1–1 0–5 0–1 3–1 3–2 1–0 0–3 2–1 0–0 0–0
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 4–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 3–0 0–2 2–0
Ironi Nesher 2–2 1–2 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 0–1 2–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–1
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–0
Maccabi Herzliya 2–1 0–2 2–4 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–3 0–2 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 2–1
Source: Liga Leumit IFA
Legend: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Hapoel Hadera fielded an ineligible player and the match was given to Hapoel Marmorek. The original score was 2–3 to Marmorek.[1]
  2. ^ Hapoel Hadera fielded an ineligible player and the match was given to Maccabi Ahi Nazareth. The original score was 1–1.[2]

PlayoffsEdit

Top PlayoffEdit

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 30 games)

Rounds
31st 32nd 33rd 34th 35th 36th 37th
1 – 5
2 – 7
3 – 6
4 – 8
1 – 2
7 – 3
6 – 4
5 – 8
3 – 1
2 – 5
4 – 7
8 – 6
1 – 4
2 – 3
5 – 6
7 – 8
8 – 1
4 – 2
3 – 5
6 – 7
1 – 6
2 – 8
3 – 4
5 – 7
7 – 1
6 – 2
8 – 3
4 – 5

Top Playoff tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Hapoel Tel Aviv (P) 37 23 7 7 59 26 +33 76 Promoted to Israeli Premier League
2 Hapoel Hadera (P) 37 18 11 8 50 39 +11 65
3 Hapoel Rishon LeZion 37 18 10 9 38 34 +4 64
4 Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla 37 17 9 11 56 43 +13 60
5 Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem 37 15 10 12 42 37 +5 55
6 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 37 15 8 14 35 39 −4 53
7 Hapoel Nazareth Illit 37 14 7 16 48 43 +5 49
8 Hapoel Afula 37 12 12 13 39 40 −1 48
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of wins; 4) goals scored; 5) head to head; 6)deciding match.
(P) Promoted

Top Playoff resultsEdit

Home \ Away TAR HAF HHD HKJ HNI HRL HTA MAN
Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla 5–1 3–0 2–0
Hapoel Afula 0–2 0–1 0–3
Hapoel Hadera 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0
Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–2
Hapoel Nazareth Illit 1–2 0–1 1–2
Hapoel Rishon LeZion 1–0 0–2 1–0 3–1
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–1 4–3 0–0 3–0
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 1–3 0–3 1–0
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Bottom PlayoffEdit

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 30 games)

Rounds
31st 32nd 33rd 34th 35th 36th 37th
9 – 13
10 – 15
11 – 14
12 – 16
9 – 10
15 – 11
14 – 12
13 – 16
11 – 9
10 – 13
12 – 15
16 – 14
9 – 12
10 – 11
13 – 14
15 – 16
16 – 9
12 – 10
11 – 13
14 – 15
9 – 14
10 – 16
11 – 12
13 – 15
15 – 9
14 – 10
16 – 11
12 – 13

Bottom Playoff tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
9 Hapoel Petah Tikva 37 15 10 12 45 39 +6 55
10 Hapoel Bnei Lod 37 15 9 13 44 40 +4 54
11 Hapoel Ramat HaSharon 37 15 5 17 39 39 0 50
12 Hapoel Marmorek 37 14 6 17 39 41 −2 48
13 Hapoel Ramat Gan 37 12 11 14 40 36 +4 47
14 Hapoel Kfar Saba (O) 37 14 5 18 50 49 +1 47 Qualification for the Relegation Playoffs
15 Maccabi Herzliya (R) 37 10 7 20 41 63 −22 37 Relegated to Liga Alef
16 Ironi Nesher (R) 37 3 5 29 20 77 −57 14
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of wins; 4) goals scored; 5) head to head; 6)deciding match.
(O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated

Bottom Playoff resultsEdit

Home \ Away HBL HKS HMR HPT HRG HRS INE MHZ
Hapoel Bnei Lod 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–2
Hapoel Kfar Saba 0–2 0–1 3–0 0–1
Hapoel Marmorek 4–0 0–1 0–1 1–0
Hapoel Petah Tikva 2–1 3–0 4–2
Hapoel Ramat Gan 0–5 0–1 2–0
Hapoel Ramat HaSharon 3–1 0–0 0–2 0–4
Ironi Nesher 3–4 0–2 0–5
Maccabi Herzliya 3–1 2–0 5–0
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 17.

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1 2 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Hapoel Hadera 11 6 11 13 14 11 10 9 9 10 10 8 8 10 9 6 7 8 5 5 7 6 7 6 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Hapoel Rishon LeZion 16 15 15 10 8 6 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 4 2 3 2 2 3 3 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3
Beitar Tel Aviv Ramla 3 4 6 8 11 8 6 5 4 5 7 6 6 7 7 8 6 6 9 8 6 5 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 7 8 6 7 5 4 4 4
Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem 9 9 8 9 5 7 8 6 6 6 5 5 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 7 6 7 8 6 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 6 6 5
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 12 7 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 5 6 6 8 8 8 9 7 9 9 7 4 5 6 8 8 6 5 5 6
Hapoel Nazareth Illit 9 14 10 6 6 9 9 10 10 9 9 9 11 11 12 11 11 11 13 10 9 9 9 8 9 8 5 5 6 6 5 7 5 7 7 7 7
Hapoel Afula 3 7 12 7 9 10 11 11 12 13 11 11 9 9 10 10 10 9 7 7 4 3 5 5 5 5 7 6 7 8 7 5 6 8 8 8 8
Hapoel Petah Tikva 7 12 5 4 4 4 5 7 8 8 8 10 10 8 6 7 9 10 8 9 10 10 10 13 14 12 12 12 12 13 14 12 11 10 10 10 9
Hapoel Bnei Lod 3 5 7 11 13 14 14 14 11 14 14 14 13 14 14 13 14 14 14 14 13 14 12 11 11 11 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10
Hapoel Ramat HaSharon 2 3 2 5 6 5 7 8 7 7 6 7 7 6 8 9 8 7 10 11 11 12 13 12 13 13 13 14 13 11 11 13 12 11 12 13 11
Hapoel Marmorek 7 9 13 14 10 13 12 12 13 11 12 12 14 13 13 14 13 12 11 12 14 11 11 10 10 10 11 11 11 12 13 11 10 12 11 11 12
Hapoel Ramat Gan 12 11 9 12 12 12 13 13 14 12 13 13 12 12 11 12 12 13 12 13 12 13 14 14 12 14 14 13 14 14 12 14 13 13 13 12 13
Hapoel Kfar Saba 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 3 3 6 8 8 10 10 10 14 14 14 14 14
Maccabi Herzliya 12 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Ironi Nesher 12 13 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 16 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Source: IFA Source: [1][permanent dead link]

Leader and promotion to 2018–19 Israeli Premier League
Promotion to 2018–19 Israeli Premier League
Qualification to relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2018–19 Liga Alef

Promotion/Relegation playoffEdit

The 14th-placed team, Hapoel Kfar Saba, faced 2017–18 Liga Alef promotion play-offs winner Ironi Tiberias in a two-legged tie. The matches took place on 25 and 29 May 2018.

Hapoel Kfar Saba4–2Ironi Tiberias
Fadida   56'
Nesikovsky   60'72'
David   90+1'
Report   26' Rothstein
  61' Tza'adon

Ironi Tiberias1–1Hapoel Kfar Saba
Gabai   40' Report   90' Peretz

Hapoel Kfar Saba won 5–3 on aggregate and remained in Liga Leumit. Ironi Tiberias remained in Liga Alef.

See alsoEdit

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