Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon F.C.
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Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon Football Club (Hebrew: מועדון כדורגל הפועל ניר רמת השרון) is an Israeli football based in Ramat HaSharon. They are currently members of Liga Leumit and play their home matches at the Grundman Stadium.
|Full name||Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon Football Club|
|Ground||Grundman Stadium, Ramat HaSharon|
|Chairman||Ramat HaSharon Municipality|
|2019–20||Liga Leumit, 8th|
The club was founded in 1957 as Hapoel Ramat HaSharon, the club was promoted to Liga Artzit (then the second division) in 1984. In the 1984–85 season they narrowly missed out on promotion to Liga Leumit (then the top division), after losing 1–0 to Hapoel Jerusalem on the final day of the season; had they won, they would have been promoted in Jerusalem's place. The following season they were relegated to Liga Alef, and two seasons later to Liga Bet.
In 1996 the club returned to Liga Alef and in summer 1997 merged with Maccabi Nir Ramat HaSharon, a club which was named after Nir Itzhaki, by his brother and the club's chairmen, Meir Itzhaki, after Maccabi was refused funding by the local council. The merged club took the name Hapoel Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon.
In 1999–2000 they finished second in their division. Due to Beitar Tel Aviv and Shimshon Tel Aviv merging, the club was promoted to Liga Artzit (now the third tier) to fill the vacancy. In 2002–03 they narrowly avoided relegation, finishing one place above the relegation zone. The following season they won the league to earn promotion back to the second division. In the same season they also won the Liga Artzit Toto Cup.
In the 2009–10 season the club made one of its biggest achievements in the club's history when the team reached the semi final of the Israel State Cup.
In the 2010–11 season the club won the Toto Cup Leumit and got promoted to the Israeli Premier League for the first time in the history of the club after they finished as champions of Liga Leumit. In June 2013, the club changed its name from Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon to Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon and changed it logo.
In the 2012–13 season, the club achieved its best placing to date, when they finished sixth in the Israeli Premier League. However, in the following season, the club finished second bottom and relegated to Liga Leumit.
- As of 10 July 2020
|Fourth tier||2||1966–68, 1978–79|
|Toto Cup (second division)||1||2010–11|
|Toto Cup (third division)||1||2003–04|
- Tzvika Tzemah (July 1, 2004 – July 30, 2008)
- Eran Kulik (2010)
- Guy Levy (July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011)
- Meni Koretski (interim) (2011)
- Yehoshua Feigenbaum (Dec 5, 2011 – May 13, 2012)
- Nissan Yehezkel (May 14, 2012 – Sept 4, 2012)
- Benny Tabak (Sept 4, 2012 – June 30, 2013)
- Rephael Cohen (July 1, 2013 – Oct 7, 2013)
- Haim Shabo (Oct 8, 2013 – Jun 8,2015)
- Lior Zada (Jun 8, 2015–2016)
- Meni Koretski (2016)
- Haim Shabo (2016-2018)
- Oren Rotem (2018)
- Eli Cohen (2018-2019)
- Noam Shoham (2019-)
- HCJ: A Local Council Can Choose to Fund Only One Football Team Amat Shmiel Daklo, 25 November 1996, Globes (in Hebrew)
- Official website (in Hebrew)