Ironi Ofakim F.C.

Ironi Ofakim was an Israeli football club based in Ofakim.

Ironi Ofakim
Full nameIroni Ofakim Football Club
Founded1996
Dissolved2008
LeagueLiga Alef
2007–0814th (relegated)

HistoryEdit

The club was founded before the 1996–97 season and was placed in Liga Bet, replacing Hapoel Ofakim. In 2001 the club won the South B division and was promoted to Liga Alef, then fourth tier. During that season the club also qualified to the 9th round of the State Cup, losing 2–7 to Maccabi Tel Aviv.[1][2]

The club played in Liga Alef for the next seven seasons, finishing as runners-up in 2004–05. in 2007 the club was due to fold, as the city council withdrew its financial support of the club. However, the club continued operating for another season upon voluntary basis and at the end of the 2007–08 the club finished bottom of the league and folded.[3][4]

CultureEdit

The football club, its ground and some of its players featured in the Israeli film Beitar Provence, as the fictional football club Beitar Givat Zurim.[5]

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

Honour No. Years
Fifth tier 1 2000–01

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ State Cup: Cosmic Optimism Yaniv Hermesh, 5 March 2001, Ynet (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ Maccabi Tel Aviv – Ironi Ofakim Maccabi Tel Aviv Official Site (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ Comeback for Ironi Ofakim Football Club? Carmel Kushnir, 16 March 2009, MyNet (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ The Year Niso Avitan Would Rather Forget Shai Mugilevski, 1 December 2018, Ynet (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ Beitar Provence IMDB