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.

Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon
Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon's emblem
Full nameHapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon Football Club
Founded1957; 64 years ago (1957)
GroundGrundman Stadium, Ramat HaSharon
Capacity4,300
ChairmanRamat HaSharon Municipality
ManagerYigal Antebi
LeagueLiga Leumit
2019–20Liga Leumit, 8th

HistoryEdit

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.[1] 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.

The club escaped relegation in 2004–05 after Maccabi Ahi Nazareth had two points deducted. The following season they finished third from bottom again, but avoided the drop.

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.

Current squadEdit

As of 10 July 2020
No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ISR Poraz Wolkovitz
4 DF   ISR Yakir Artzi
5 DF   ISR Yogev Lerman
6 MF   ISR Solomon Daniel
7 DF   ISR Viki Kahlon
8 MF   ISR Amit Magoz
9 FW   ISR Aviel Ben Hemo
10 FW   ISR Yehonathan Levy
11 FW   NGA Benjamin Kuku
14 DF   ISR Yakov Mizrahi
15 MF   ISR Muhammad Sarsour
16 MF   ISR Or Ostvind
18 MF   SEN Romuald da Costa
19 MF   ISR Ben Binyamin
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 DF   ISR Idan Ratta
21 MF   ISR Omer Korsia
23 DF   ISR Dror Nir
24 DF   ISR Itay Ozeri
26 MF   ISR Omri Shekel
27 MF   ISR Amit Leibovich
28 MF   ISR Guy Lerer
33 DF   GAM Jarjue Abdoulie
41 GK   ISR Sahar Hasson
69 GK   ISR Idan Tuef
70 MF   ISR Omri Mansour
77 MF   ISR Roy Levy
91 FW   ISR Jonathan Aizen

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

Honour No. Years
Second tier 1 2010–11
Third tier 1 2003–04
Fourth tier 2 1966–68, 1978–79

CupsEdit

Honour No. Years
Toto Cup (second division) 1 2010–11
Toto Cup (third division) 1 2003–04

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ HCJ: A Local Council Can Choose to Fund Only One Football Team Amat Shmiel Daklo, 25 November 1996, Globes (in Hebrew)

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