Hapoel Azor F.C.

Hapoel Azor (Hebrew: הפועל אזור) is an Israeli football club based in Azor. The club currently plays in Liga Alef South division.

Hapoel Azor
Full nameHapoel Azor Football Club
הפועל אזור
Nickname(s)Azuria
Founded1954
GroundAzor Stadium, Azor
ChairmanShimon Sinwani
ManagerLior Reuven
LeagueLiga Alef South
2021–22Liga Alef South, 15th (relegated)

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1954, and in 1959 was promoted to Liga Bet, the third tier of Israeli football at the time,[1] where they played up until relegation in the 1965–66 season. fifteen years later, the club returned to the third tier (now Liga Alef), in the 1981–82 season, and reached the third place in the 1986–87 season. however, they were relegated to Liga Bet in the following season, and it took the club twenty four years[2] to make a return to Liga Alef, following a successful promotion play-off victory over Maccabi Ironi Netivot.[3]

In their comeback season to Liga Alef, the club finished in the fourth place, and qualified to the promotion play-offs, where they won 1–0 against Ironi Bat Yam, and were eliminated in the second round, after losing 0–1 to Beitar Kfar Saba. the following season was even more successful, as the club equaled their record placing from 1987, by finishing in the third place, and once again qualified to the promotion play-offs, where they won 4–1 after extra time against Hapoel Marmorek, and 2–0 against Beitar Kfar Saba. However, Azor were eliminated in the third round, after losing on penalties 2–4 to the Liga Alef North play-offs winner, Ironi Tiberias, after the match ended in 1–1 draw.

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

Honour No. Years
Fourth tier 2 1980–81, 2011–12
Fifth tier 1 1977–78

CupsEdit

Honour No. Years
Liga Bet divisional State Cup 3 2007–08, 2008–09, 2011–12

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Who and who in Liga Bet? Heruth, 20.9.59, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ Team in a day: Hapoel Azor Doublepass (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ Hapoel Azor 1–0 Maccabi Ironi Netivot The Israel Football Association (in Hebrew)