Hapoel Mahane Yehuda F.C.

Hapoel Mahane Yehuda (Hebrew: הפועל מחנה יהודה‎) is an Israeli football club based in the Mahane Yehuda neighbourhood of Petah Tikva. The club currently plays in Liga Alef, the third level of Israeli football, though in the past they have played in the top division.

Hapoel Mahane Yehuda
Full nameHapoel Mahane Yehuda Football Club
Founded1949
GroundZecharia Ratzabi Stadium
ChairmanYaron Garia
ManagerRami Zvi
LeagueLiga Bet South A
2020–21Liga Bet South A, 8th

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1949 as Mahane Yehuda Dror. When it joined the Israel Football Association in 1950, the current name was adopted.

In 1965 the club was promoted to Liga Leumit, then the top division. In their first season they finished 8th. However, the 1966–68 season saw the club finish second bottom of the division, resulting in relegation back to Liga Alef. Since then they have remained in the lower divisions.

Between 1990 and 1993 the club was managed by Eyal Lahman.

In the 2012–13 season, the club won Liga Bet South A division and made a return to Liga Alef after 36 years.

Recent SeasonsEdit

Season League Israel State Cup Top league goalscorer(s)
Division Pos P W D L F A Pts Name Goals
1955–56 Liga Alef (2nd out of 4th) 6th 22 7 6 9 31 34 20 Not held David Atuar 13
1956–57 Liga Alef (2nd out of 4th) 7th 22 8 6 6 35 30 22 Sixth Round Avshalom Ratzabi 12
1957–58 Liga Alef (2nd out of 4th) 3rd 20 11 4 5 41 22 26 Sixth Round Avshalom Ratzabi 28
1962–63 Liga Alef (2nd out of 4th) 5th 30 13 7 10 60 45 33 Fifth Round Benny Ratzon 15
1964–65 Liga Alef North (2nd out of 4th) 1st 30 20 6 4 76 23 46 Fifth Round Benny Ratzon 21
1965–66 Liga Leumit (1st out of 4th) 8th 30 11 9 10 36 38 31 Seventh Round Zecharia Ratzabi 9
1966–68 Liga Leumit (1st out of 4th) 15th 60 13 23 24 51 82 49 1967 – Semi-finals
1968 – Fifth Round
Zecharia Ratzabi 11
2006–07 Liga Bet South A (5th out of 6th) 8 30 9 9 12 37 44 36 First Round Ido Ratzon 11
2007–08 Liga Bet South A (5th out of 6th) 2 30 21 4 5 76 25 67 Second Round Tomer Shafat 18
2008–09 Liga Bet South A (5th out of 6th) 4 30 17 4 9 57 33 55 Fourth Round Tomer Shafat 13
2009–10 Liga Bet South A (4th out of 5th) 11 30 10 6 14 30 48 36 Third Round Ido Ratzon 7
2010–11 Liga Bet South A (4th out of 5th) 2 30 20 6 4 57 24 66 First Round Tomer Shafat 14
2011–12 Liga Bet South A 3 30 13 8 7 44 30 47 First Round Tomer Shafat 11
2012–13 Liga Bet South A 1st 30 22 5 3 81 21 71 First Round Nethanel Va'aknin 27
2013–14 Liga Alef South 10 30 11 5 14 30 42 38 Seventh Round Nethanel Va'aknin 11
2014–15 Liga Alef South 6 30 12 8 10 45 34 44 Fifth Round Eliran Magol 9

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

Honour No. Years
Second tier 1 1964–65
Third tier 2 1951–52, 1974–75
Fourth tier 1 2012–13

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