Israeli 25th Anniversary Cup

The 25th Anniversary Cup (Hebrew: גביע הכ"ה למדינה‎) was a stand-alone cup competition organized to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence.

1973 20th Anniversary Cup
Country Israel
ChampionsMaccabi Petah Tikva
Runners-upMaccabi Haifa
Matches played27
Goals scored95 (3.52 per match)

The competition was played at the end of the 1972–73 season, while the national football team was involved in the 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification.[1] The cup was played as two competitions, for Liga Leumit and for Liga Alef.[2]

The Liga Leumit Cup was won by Maccabi Petah Tikva, who had beaten Maccabi Haifa in the final on penalties. The Liga Alef Cup was won by Hapoel Yehud, having beaten Hapoel Ramat Gan 2–0 in the final.

Liga Leumit CupEdit

Group AEdit

Group BEdit

Group CEdit

Group DEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Hapoel Haifa0–3Maccabi Petah Tikva
Davar M. Mizrahi   37'
I. Seltzer   67'
I. Mizrahi
Attendance: 6000
Referee: Zohar

Maccabi Haifa3–2 (a.e.t.)Maccabi Jaffa
Gruber   3'
Adler   10'
Shoshi   98' (pen.)
Davar Aroeti   21'
Kinstlich   80'
Attendance: 5000
Referee: Handwerg

FinalEdit

Maccabi Petah Tikva1–1 (a.e.t.)Maccabi Haifa
Spokoiny   70' Davar Agami   79'
Penalties
Z. Seltzer  
I. Mizrahi  
Spokoini  
Makmel  
4–2   Adler
 Karando
  Efron
  Shoshi
Hapoel Petah Tikva ground
Attendance: 4000
Referee: Yosefson

Liga Alef CupEdit

The Liga Alef cup contested by the top 8 clubs in each division of 1972–73 Liga Alef.[3]

Group AEdit

Group BEdit

Group CEdit

Group DEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Hapoel Yehud6–3Hapoel Tiberias
Alkelay   28'
Leon   45'
S. Sasson   65'84'
Haviv   70'
Shari   78'
Davar Levi   5'
Nizri   13'20'
Maccabi Hadera ground
Attendance: 1500
Referee: Arie

Hapoel Ramat Gan2–0Bnei Yehuda
Borba   53'
R. Levi   80'
Davar
Attendance: 3000

FinalEdit

Hapoel Yehud2–0Hapoel Ramat Gan
Leon   67'
S. Sasson   87'
Davar
Hapoel Petah Tikva ground
Attendance: 3000
Referee: Mizrahi


ReferencesEdit

  • 100 Years of Football 1906–2006, Elisha Shohat (Israel), 2006
  1. ^ The 25th Cup in Football Will Start a Week After the League's End Davar, 4 May 1973, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ Football Activity Will Continue With the Start of the 25th Cup Davar, 11 May 1973, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ Bnei Yehuda and Hadera Continue to Win in the 25th Cup Tournament Davar, 13 May 1973, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)