2020–21 Liga Gimel

The 2020–21 Liga Gimel season is the 53rd season of fifth-tier football in Israel.

Liga Gimel
Season2020–21

Format changeEdit

To accommodate the shortened schedule caused by COVID-19 pandemic, Divisions with more than 12 teams (Sharon, Tel Aviv, Central and South division) were divided into two sub-divisions. After completion of the league schedule the two top teams from each sub-division would qualify to a promotion group of four teams, with the winning team gaining promotion to Liga Bet and the second-placed team qualify to the promotion play-offs.[1] The bottom clubs played another round of matches between themselves.

Upper Galilee (North A) DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Bnei Jadeidi Makr 18 16 2 0 77 6 +71 50 Promotion to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Ihud Bnei Sumei 18 16 1 1 81 11 +70 49 Promotion play-offs
3 Hapoel Bnei Bi'ina 18 14 1 3 61 20 +41 43
4 Maccabi Bnei Abu Snan 18 10 1 7 49 23 +26 31
5 Hapoel Nahf 18 9 2 7 42 25 +17 28[a]
6 Hapoel Tarshiha 18 8 0 10 33 44 −11 24
7 Hapoel Shlomi 18 6 0 12 19 63 −44 18
8 Bnei Deir Hanna 18 4 1 13 36 82 −46 12[a]
9 Hapoel Nahariya 18 1 1 16 17 88 −71 4
10 Abirei HaTzafon Kafr Sumei 18 1 1 16 12 65 −53 4
Source: Liga Gimel Upper Galilee IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head to head; 4) deciding match.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b The result of the 12th round match between Bnei Deir Hanna and Hapoel Nahf was set to 0–0 with no points awarded due to infringements from both teams. Deir Hanna players attacked the referee and caused the match to be abandoned and Hapoel Nahf fielded an ineligible player.

Lower Galilee (North B) DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Deir Hanna 18 14 2 2 44 9 +35 43[a] Promotion to Liga Bet
2 Ironi Bnei Sha'ab 18 13 2 3 52 16 +36 41 Promotion play-offs
3 Maccabi Basmat Tab'un 18 13 1 4 43 12 +31 40
4 Beitar Kafr Kanna 18 9 3 6 44 34 +10 30[b]
5 Al-Ahly Tamra 18 9 3 6 38 26 +12 30[b]
6 F.C. Kafr Yasif 18 8 3 7 39 30 +9 27
7 F.C. Shefa-'Amr 18 7 4 7 36 38 −2 25
8 Hapoel Bnei Deir al-Asad 18 4 3 11 32 62 −30 14[a]
9 F.C. Sallama Misgav 18 2 1 15 19 62 −43 7
10 F.C. Bu'eine Nujeidat 18 0 0 18 14 72 −58 0
Source: Liga Gimel Lower Galilee IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head to head; 4) deciding match.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b The fourth round match between Hapoel Deir Hanna and Bnei Deir al-Asad was abandoned at the 85th minute as players attacked the referee, his assistant and each other. The result of the match was set to 0–0 without points awarded.[2]
  2. ^ a b Beitar Kafr Kana wins over Al-Ahly Tamra in head-to-head (on away goals) (0–0; 2–2).

Jezreel (North C) DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Daliyat al-Karmel 18 15 1 2 74 14 +60 46 Promotion to Liga Bet
2 Tzeirei Umm al-Fahm 18 14 3 1 80 14 +66 45 Promotion play-offs
3 Hapoel Yafa 18 14 2 2 45 14 +31 44
4 Hapoel Tzeirei Nazareth 18 12 2 4 60 24 +36 38
5 Ihud Tzeirei Iksal 18 6 1 11 36 59 −23 19[a]
6 Hapoel Al-Batuf 18 6 1 11 25 48 −23 19[a]
7 Maccabi Barta'a 18 6 0 12 33 52 −19 18
8 Bnei Umm al-Fahm 18 5 1 12 23 68 −45 16
9 Maccabi Ahva Fureidis 18 3 1 14 23 64 −41 10
10 Beitar Umm al-Fahm 18 2 2 14 18 60 −42 8
Source: Liga Gimel Jezreel IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head to head; 4) deciding match.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tzeirei Iksal wins over Hapoel Al-Batuf in head-to-head (1–3; 5–2).

Samaria (North D) DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Isfiya 22 21 1 0 107 7 +100 64 Promotion to Liga Bet
2 Hapoel Kiryat Yam 22 14 4 4 71 24 +47 46 Promotion play-offs
3 Tzeirei Haifa 22 13 3 6 83 38 +45 42
4 Hapoel Kiryat Haim 22 12 4 6 73 39 +34 40
5 F.C. Or Akiva 22 12 2 8 45 43 +2 38
6 Maccabi Kiryat Yam 22 10 5 7 61 37 +24 35
7 Hapoel Bnei Jisr az-Zarqa 22 8 4 10 49 58 −9 28
8 Carmel Haifa 22 8 0 14 61 76 −15 24
9 Beitar Pardes Hanna 22 7 2 13 49 87 −38 23[a]
10 Maccabi Barkai 22 7 2 13 52 69 −17 23[a]
11 Hapoel Yokneam 22 4 2 16 32 69 −37 14
12 Beitar Kiryat Ata 22 1 1 20 25 161 −136 4
Source: Liga Gimel Samaria IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head to head; 4) deciding match.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Beitar Pardes Hanna wins over Maccabi Barkai in head-to-head (on away goals) (2–0; 2–4).

Sharon (South A) DivisionEdit

Sub-division AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bnei Ra'anana 12 10 0 2 54 17 +37 30 Promotion group
2 Bnei Herzliya 12 7 4 1 35 19 +16 25
3 Hapoel Oranit 16 9 4 3 32 19 +13 31
4 Hakoah Galei Gil Ramat Gan 16 7 0 9 33 50 −17 21
5 Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel 16 5 5 6 31 34 −3 20
6 Beitar Mateh Binyamin 16 4 3 9 42 47 −5 15
7 F.C. Kafr Qasim Nibrass 16 1 2 13 24 65 −41 5
Source: Liga Gimel Sharon IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head to head; 4) deciding match.

Sub-division BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Tzeirei Tira 14 10 0 4 47 14 +33 30 Promotion group
2 Bnei Qalansawe 14 9 3 2 43 19 +24 30
3 Ironi Ariel 19 10 3 6 41 31 +10 33
4 Bnei Tira 19 10 2 7 44 42 +2 32
5 Maccabi HaSharon Netanya 19 9 1 9 34 37 −3 28
6 Maccabi Ironi Kfar Yona 19 8 3 8 44 35 +9 27
7 F.C. Netanya 19 4 2 13 25 63 −38 14
8 Beitar Tubruk 19 2 4 13 15 52 −37 10
Source: Liga Gimel Sharon IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head to head; 4) deciding match.

Promotion groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Tzeirei Tira 6 5 0 1 10 4 +6 15 Promotion to Liga Leumit
2 Bnei Herzliya 6 3 1 2 11 11 0 10 Promotion play-offs
3 Bnei Qalansawe 6 2 0 4 16 17 −1 6
4 Bnei Ra'anana 6 1 1 4 8 13 −5 4
Source: Liga Gimel Sharon IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of wins; 4) goals scored; 5) head to head; 6) deciding match.

Tel Aviv (South B) DivisionEdit

Sub-division AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 HaMakhtesh Givatayim 12 10 0 2 77 16 +61 30 Promotion group
2 Maccabi HaShikma Hen 12 9 1 2 53 18 +35 28
3 Hapoel Neve Golan 16 10 3 3 85 35 +50 33
4 Inter Aliyah Tel Aviv 16 10 1 5 73 20 +53 31
5 Elitzur Yehud 16 5 3 8 64 62 +2 18
6 Beitar Jaffa 16 2 3 11 25 62 −37 9
7 Maccabi Pardes Katz 16 0 1 15 14 178 −164 1
Source: Liga Gimel Tel Aviv IFA (in Hebrew)

Sub-division BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Ramat Israel 14 13 1 0 64 14 +50 40 Promotion group
2 Shikun Vatikim Ramat Gan 14 11 0 3 51 19 +32 33
3 Bnei Yehud 19 9 4 6 41 24 +17 31
4 Maccabi Spartak Ramat Gan 19 8 1 10 44 58 −14 25
5 AS Holon 19 6 5 8 38 56 −18 23
6 Beitar Ezra 19 6 1 12 31 52 −21 19
7 Elitzur Jaffa Tel Aviv 19 5 5 9 42 56 −14 20
8 Maccabi Or Yehuda 19 3 3 13 30 62 −32 12
Source: Liga Gimel Tel Aviv IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head to head; 4) deciding match.

Promotion groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Ramat Israel 6 3 2 1 15 8 +7 11 Promotion to Liga Leumit
2 HaMakhtesh Givatayim 6 3 1 2 15 10 +5 10 Promotion play-offs
3 Shikun Vatikim Ramat Gan 6 2 2 2 10 14 −4 8
4 Maccabi HaShikma Hen 6 1 1 4 10 18 −8 4
Source: Liga Gimel Tel Aviv IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of wins; 4) goals scored; 5) head to head; 6) deciding match.

Central (South C) DivisionEdit

Sub-division AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 F.C. Ramla 12 12 0 0 60 7 +53 36 Promotion group
2 Beitar Givat Ze'ev 12 8 1 3 36 17 +19 25
3 Maccabi Ramla 16 6 5 5 34 32 +2 23
4 Tzeirei Lod 16 6 2 8 27 59 −32 20
5 Ashdod City 16 6 1 9 44 47 −3 19
6 Hapoel Mevaseret Zion 16 5 3 8 27 32 −5 18
7 Hapoel Matzliah 16 2 2 12 18 52 −34 6[a]
Source: Liga Gimel Central IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head to head; 4) deciding match.
Notes:
  1. ^ Hapoel Matzliah had two points deducted.

Sub-division BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Nahlat Yehuda 14 11 2 1 45 10 +35 35 Promotion group
2 Bnei Yeechalal Rehovot 14 11 1 2 39 7 +32 34
3 Hapoel Bnei Ashdod 19 12 3 4 74 29 +45 39
4 Beitar Gan Yavne 19 11 1 7 51 34 +17 34
5 F.C. Rishon LeZion 19 7 3 9 65 57 +8 24
6 Hapoel Brenner 19 6 3 10 47 59 −12 21
7 Hapoel Tirat Shalom 19 4 1 14 22 90 −68 13
8 Hapoel Ramla 19 1 2 16 25 82 −57 5
Source: Liga Gimel Central IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head to head; 4) deciding match.

Promotion groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 F.C. Ramla 6 5 1 0 20 2 +18 16 Promotion to Liga Leumit
2 Bnei Yeechalal Rehovot 6 4 1 1 17 8 +9 13 Promotion play-offs
3 Beitar Givat Ze'ev 6 1 1 4 7 18 −11 4
4 Hapoel Nahlat Yehuda 6 0 1 5 4 20 −16 1
Source: Liga Gimel Central IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of wins; 4) goals scored; 5) head to head; 6) deciding match.

South (South D) DivisionEdit

Sub-division AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Be'er Sheva 14 13 1 0 62 18 +44 40 Promotion group
2 Hapoel Segev Shalom 14 12 0 2 57 15 +42 36
3 Maccabi Ironi Hura 19 12 3 4 57 35 +22 37[a]
4 Otzma Be'er Sheva 19 10 0 9 62 54 +8 30
5 Bnei Yerucham 19 8 1 10 31 36 −5 25
6 Maccabi Dimona 19 4 1 14 33 74 −41 13[b]
7 Maccabi Yerucham 19 4 2 13 22 56 −34 13[a]
8 Tzeirei al-Hoshla 19 3 2 14 32 68 −36 10[a]
Source: Liga Gimel South IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head to head; 4) deciding match.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Two matches of Maccabi Hura, against Maccabi Yerucham and Tzeirei al-Hoshla, were given as 0–0 without points given.
  2. ^ Maccabi Dimona wins over Maccabi Yerucham in head-to-head (3–2, 2–1, 0–3).

Sub-division BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Kiryat Gat 14 12 2 0 48 9 +39 38 Promotion group
2 Hapoel Sderot 14 11 1 2 39 11 +28 34
3 Ironi Beit Shemesh 19 13 3 3 53 26 +27 42
4 F.C. Be'er Sheva Haim Levy 19 9 5 5 51 33 +18 32
5 Maccabi Ashkelon 19 5 1 13 47 67 −20 16
6 Hapoel Rahat 19 4 5 10 25 60 −35 17
7 Hapoel Bnei Kuseife 19 3 3 13 40 67 −27 12
8 Hapoel Mateh Yehuda 19 2 4 13 25 55 −30 10
Source: Liga Gimel South IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of wins; 3) head to head; 4) deciding match.

Promotion groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Segev Shalom 6 4 1 1 19 13 +6 13[a] Promotion to Liga Leumit
2 Maccabi Be'er Sheva 6 4 1 1 17 11 +6 13[a] Promotion play-offs
3 Maccabi Kiryat Gat 6 2 0 4 9 18 −9 6
4 Hapoel Sderot 6 1 0 5 12 15 −3 3
Source: Liga Gimel South IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of wins; 4) goals scored; 5) head to head; 6) deciding match.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Hapoel Segev Shalom wins over Maccabi Be'er Sheva in head-to-head (3–3, 5–3).

Promotion play-offsEdit

The promotion play-offs were played in two rounds. In the first the two runners-up from each pair of divisions (Upper Galilee and Lower Galilee, Jezreel and Samaria, Sharon and Tel Aviv and Central and South) played each other, with the winner advancing to meet the losing team of the Liga Bet relegation play-offs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "הוראת שעה ליגות א'-ג' 2020-21" [Temporary Provisions Leagues Alef to Gimel 2020-21] (PDF) (in Hebrew). 13 August 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  2. ^ Israel Football Association v. Hapoel Deir Hanna et al., IFA Disciplinary Commission 109675 (10 March 2021) (""מאחר ואחריות שתי הקבוצות לסיום המשחק טרם זמנו הינה שווה, הרי שתוצאת המשחק תיקבע על 0:0 ללא נקודות"").