Hapoel Ra'anana A.F.C.

Hapoel Ra'anana Association Football Club (Hebrew: עמותת הפועל רעננה מחלקת כדורגל‎, Amutat Hapoel Ra'anana Mahleket Kaduregel) is an Israeli football club based in Ra'anana. They currently play in the Liga Leumit, the second division of the Israeli Football League

Hapoel Ra'anana
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Full nameHapoel Ra'anana Association Football Club
Founded1938; 83 years ago (1938) as Hapoel Ra'anana F.C.
1972; 49 years ago (1972) as Hapoel Ra'anana A.F.C.
GroundKarnei Oren Memorial Field, Ra'anana
Capacity2,500
OwnerAsher Alon
ChairmanIlan Katz
ManagerEldad Shavit
LeagueLiga Leumit
2019–20Israeli Premier League, 14th (relegated)

HistoryEdit

A Hapoel Ra'anana was established in 1938. They were placed in the South Division of Liga Bet (then the second division) in 1951–52.

The modern club was established in 1972, and in the mid-1990s was playing in Liga Gimel, the lowest tier of Israeli football. In 1995 they started a remarkable period of success after they won their division of Liga Gimel and were promoted to Liga Bet. In 1997–98, they won Liga Bet South A division and were promoted to Liga Alef. In 1998–99 they won the North Division of Liga Alef to earn promotion to Liga Artzit. After finishing third in 1999–2000, they won the league the following season and were promoted to Liga Leumit.

In 2008–09, the club was promoted to the Israeli Premier League for the first time in their history. However, they had to play its home matches at Hapoel Kfar Saba's Levita Stadium, as its home ground, the Karnei Oren Memorial Field, did not meet Premier League requirements. In January 2010, the city council published plans for a 7,500-capacity new stadium in Lev HaPark neighborhood.

After a single season in the top division, in which the club finished at the second bottom place, Ra'anana were relegated to Liga Leumit.

After three seasons in Liga Leumit, in 2012–13, Ra'anana finished runners-up and were promoted again to the Israeli Premier League. In the 2015–16 season, the club achieved its best placing to date, when they finished sixth in the Israeli Premier League.

In the 2019–20 season, Hapoel Ra'anana were relegated after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Ironi Kiryat Shmona, after 7 seasons in the top flight.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 1 August 2021

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ISR Niv Antman
2 DF   ISR Netanel Amoyal
3 DF   ISR Haim Izrin
5 DF   ISR Roy Amos
6 MF   ISR David Dean Twizer
7 DF   ISR Roei Ashkenazi
8 MF   ISR Snir Shuker (captain)
9 FW   ISR Mohammed Badarna
10 FW   NGA Bede Osuji
11 FW   GUY Emery Welshman
12 MF   ISR Dean Cohen
14 MF   ISR Yarin Sharabi
15 MF   ISR Roy Herman
17 DF   ISR Matan Ohayon
18 MF   ISR Yoav Tomer
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   ISR Golan Beni
20 FW   ISR Tal Turgeman
22 MF   ISR Abu Shaker
23 MF   ISR Itay Katzav
25 FW   NGA Peter Olawale
26 MF   ISR Alon Bar On
27 GK   ISR Daniel Benesh
29 MF   ISR Bashir Bahjat
37 DF   ISR Afek Navot
44 DF   ISR Noam Gamon
52 DF   ISR David Tiram
55 DF   ISR Shon Klimkin
77 MF   ISR Ben Savir
DF   ISR Shalev Swissa
FW   ISR Nir Abergil

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   ISR Amit Cohen (at Bnei Yehuda until 30 June 2021)

Club officialsEdit

BoardroomEdit

ManagementEdit

  • Manager (interim): Gal Cohen
  • Assistant Manager: Dani Bondar

Academy Coaching StaffEdit

  • Youth Academy Director: Ami Vazana
  • Under 23 Coach: Ronny Keidar

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • About Hapoel Ra'anana (in Hebrew)

External linksEdit