Hapoel Holon F.C.

Hapoel Holon (Hebrew: הפועל חולון) was an Israeli football club based in Holon. It ceased to exist in 1985 when it merged with Tzafririm Holon to form Hapoel Tzafririm Holon.[1] In summer 2014 the club was resurrected by local businessmen.[2]

Hapoel Holon
Full nameHapoel Holon Football Club
הפועל חולון
1984–85Liga Artzit, 6th

In summer 2016 Hapoel Tzafririm Holon and F.C. Holon Yaniv merged to "Hapoel Holon" and the club refounded.[3]


Founded in 1946, the club was placed in the Tel Aviv Division of Liga Meuhedet following independence in 1948.

The club was promoted to Liga Alef (then the second division) after winning Liga Bet South B division in the 1961–62 season. At the end of the 1969–70 season the club was promoted to Liga Leumit (then the top division) for the first time in their history, after winning 2–1 against Maccabi Ramat Amidar.[4] However, they finished bottom in their first season in the top flight, and were relegated back to Liga Alef. In 1972–73 they narrowly missed out on promotion, finishing as runners-up to Bnei Yehuda. They missed out on promotion by a single place in 1978–79, but were relegated to Liga Alef at the end of the 1980–81 season. They returned to the second division at the end of the 1982–83 season after winning 3–0 against Maccabi Hadera in the Promotion play-offs.[5]

In 1985 the club merged with Liga Alef club Tzafririm Holon to form Hapoel Tzafririm Holon.[1]

F.C. Holon YermiyahuEdit

F.C. Holon Yermiyahu
Full nameMoadon Kaduregel Holon Yermiyahu
מועדון כדורגל חולון ירמיהו
Founded2014 (As F.C. Holon Yaniv)
GroundMunicipal Stadium, Holon
ChairmanRafi Arazi
ManagerAvivi Zohar
LeagueLiga Alef South
2020–21Liga Alef South (Group A), 1st

In summer 2014 local businessmen Itzik Sasson and Ofer Delian, who are also the sponsors of Ironi Holon of the Israeli Beach Soccer League, initiated the re-establishment of the club. The club was due to start the 2014–15 season in Liga Gimel. Shlomi Shlomo has been appointed as head coach.[2]

Due to naming dispute with Hapoel Tzafririm Holon,[6][7] the club registered at the Israel Football Association under the name of F.C. Holon "Yaniv" (Hebrew: מועדון כדורגל חולון יניב),[8] Moadon Kaduregel Holon "Yaniv", lit. Football Club Holon "Yaniv" (or in short Hebrew: מ.כ. חולון יניב Mem Kaf Holon "Yaniv", lit. F.C. Holon "Yaniv").

On 20 October 2014, the club won the Israel State Cup for Liga Gimel Central division, following a victory of 2–1 against Maccabi Kiryat Ekron.[9] The club continued its success in the 2014–15 Israel State Cup, after they eliminated on penalties two clubs from Liga Alef, Maccabi Sha'arayim and Hapoel Asi Gilboa, and qualified for the Eighth round, in which they were defeated 1–4 by Maccabi Sektzia Ma'alot-Tarshiha.

The club finished their first season as F.C. Holon Yaniv, on top of Liga Gimel Central, and won promotion to Liga Bet.[10]

On 7 July 2016 the club merged with Hapoel Tzafririm Holon to "Hapoel Holon".[3]

At the end of 2016–17 season, the club promoted to Liga Alef, But Tzafririm retired from the club and the club changed his name to 'F.C. Holon Yermiyahu named the former player Haim Yermiyahu who died one year before.[11]

Current squadEdit

As 1 November 2021
No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ISR Idan Tuef
4 DF   ISR Guy Shelach
5 DF   ISR Roni Spector
7 MF   ISR Netanel Malka Peretz
8 MF   ISR Mohammed Agbaria
9 FW   ISR Avraham Katan
10 MF   ISR Liel Cohen
11 MF   ISR Avraham Raday
13 MF   ISR Daniel Gretz
14 DF   ISR Oz Raly
15 MF   ISR Yan Benbenisti
16 FW   ISR Gal Assulin
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   ISR Itamar Efrat
18 FW   ISR Mor Madhele
20 DF   ISR Or Bukris
22 FW   ISR Ibrahim Safouri
23 DF   ISR Itamar Greenberg
33 MF   ISR Tal Daon
77 FW   ISR Idan Vaknin
88 FW   ISR Gil Ben Shlush
97 GK   ISR Niv Belisha
99 FW   ISR Assaf Gubeza
MF   ISR Eden Ben-Menashe
MF   ISR Omer Alrameli



Honour No. Years
Second tier 1 1969–70
Third tier 1 1961–62
Fourth tier 1 1955–56
Fifth tier 1 2014–151

Cup competitionsEdit

Honour No. Years
Liga Alef Super Cup 1 1970[12]
Liga Gimel Central Division Cup 1 2014–151

1Achieved by F.C. Holon Yaniv

Notable former managersEdit


  1. ^ a b Liga Alef kicks-off in storm Maariv, 3 October 1985, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ a b Weissermann, Michael. "Restored to its former glory – Hapoel Holon". doublepass.sport5.co.il. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b קמה לתחייה: הפועל חולון גם בכדורגל Michael Wasierman, 7 July 2016 (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ a b Hapoel Holon beat Amidar 2:1 – and promoted to Liga Leumit Davar, 31 May 1970, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ Hapoel Holon returned to Artzit, defeated Maccabi Hadera 3:0 Davar, 13 July 1983, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  6. ^ Shmueli, Eli. "Holon, City of Football". doublepass.sport5.co.il. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  7. ^ Haim, Avihai. "Dispute in Holon: Tzafririm V Bnei Holon". goler1.co.il. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  8. ^ Football Club Holon Yaniv The Israel Football Association (in Hebrew)
  9. ^ First title to the cupboard: F.C. "Yaniv" Holon won in the State Cup Ziv Amoyal, Doublepass, 20 October 2014 (in Hebrew)
  10. ^ Liga Gimel Central – 2014/2015 Archived 2015-06-13 at the Wayback Machine The Israel Football Association (in Hebrew)
  11. ^ מחווה מרגשת: יניב החליפה את שמה לירמיהו חולון Shmulik Mizrahi, 13 August 2017 (in Hebrew)
  12. ^ Holon – "Champion of Champions" in Alef Maariv, 6 September 1970, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)