Beitar Kiryat Tiv'on F.C.

Beitar Kiryat Tiv'on (Hebrew: בית"ר קרית טבעון) was an Israeli football club based in Kiryat Tiv'on. The club played one season in Liga Alef, then the second tier of Israeli football league system.

Beitar Kiryat Tiv'on
Full nameBeitar Kiryat Tiv'on Football Club
בית"ר קרית טבעון
Founded1962
Dissolved1971
GroundKiryat Tiv'on Ground, Kiryat Tiv'on
1970–71Liga Bet North A, 15th (Relegated)

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1962 and joined Liga Gimel Haifa division. In 1963–64, their second season of existence, the club won Liga Gimel Valleys B division and qualified for the Promotion play-offs, where they beat the Valleys A division champions, Hapoel Beit She'an, by a result of 4–1, and were promoted to Liga Bet, the third tier of Israeli football at the time. After four seasons playing at the third tier, the club won Liga Bet North A division in the 1968–69 season and made historic promotion to the second tier, Liga Alef. However, the club finished bottom of Liga Alef North in the 1969–70 season and dropped back to Liga Bet. In the following season, Kiryat Tiv'on finished second bottom in the North A division and were set to be relegated to Liga Gimel, due to worst goal difference by a single goal than the third bottom club, Beitar Nahariya. After the season ended, Kiryat Tiv'on have appealed over a loss by forfeit of 0–3 to Hapoel Sde Nahum\Beit She'an for not showing up for the match. The Israel Football Association have accepted the appeal and ordered a new match,[1] which was won 2–1 by Kiryat Tiv'on and would have keep the club in Liga Bet. At that point, Beitar Nahariya have appealed over the match result, claiming the match was fixed. After Kiryat Tiv'on's chairman admitted to the match-fixing allegations, the club was permanently expelled from the Israel Football Association and eventually folded.[2]

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

Honour No. Years
Third tier 1 1968–69
Fourth tier 1 1963–64

Notable former managersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Injunction in Nazareth against league match Davar, 27.6.1971, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ Beitar Kiryat Tiv'on was permanently expelled (Page 15) Hadshot HaSport, 19.9.1971, archive.football.co.il (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ Football coach Shimon Shenhar died walla.co.il, 11.3.2012 (in Hebrew)