1999–2000 Israeli Premier League

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The 1999–2000 Israeli Premier League season was the first in its history. The league had been formed to replace the former top division, Liga Leumit, which became the country's second tier.

Israeli Premier League
Season1999–2000
ChampionsHapoel Tel Aviv
11th title
RelegatedHapoel Kfar Saba
Maccabi Herzliya
Hapoel Jerusalem
Top goalscorerAssi Tubi (27)

Before the season started Ironi Ashdod and Liga Alef side Hapoel Ashdod were merged into F.C. Ashdod.

The season took place from the first match on 14 August 1999 to the final match on 27 May 2000. Hapoel Tel Aviv won the title, teams relegated were Hapoel Kfar Saba, Maccabi Herzliya and Hapoel Jerusalem.

Final tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Tel Aviv (C) 39 26 7 6 76 28 +48 85 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Maccabi Haifa 39 22 10 7 86 35 +51 76 Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round
3 Hapoel Petah Tikva 39 23 5 11 77 52 +25 74 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup first round
4 Maccabi Petah Tikva 39 18 6 15 50 47 +3 60
5 Beitar Jerusalem 39 15 14 10 61 54 +7 59 Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round
6 Maccabi Tel Aviv[a] 39 18 8 13 66 42 +24 58
7 Hapoel Haifa 39 13 18 8 53 36 +17 57
8 F.C. Ashdod 39 13 13 13 48 49 −1 52
9 Ironi Rishon LeZion 39 10 13 16 41 65 −24 43
10 Maccabi Netanya 39 10 11 18 53 71 −18 41
11 Bnei Yehuda 39 9 13 17 37 64 −27 40
12 Hapoel Kfar Saba (R) 39 8 14 17 40 56 −16 38 Relegated to Liga Leumit
13 Maccabi Herzliya (R) 39 9 8 22 33 73 −40 35
14 Hapoel Jerusalem (R) 39 6 6 27 33 82 −49 24
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Maccabi Tel Aviv had four points deducted as Kfir Edri tested positive for Ephedrine.[1]


Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Assi Tubi Maccabi Petah Tikva 27
2   Serghei Cleşcenco Maccabi Haifa 22
3   Yossi Benayoun Maccabi Haifa 19
4   Rafi Cohen Maccabi Haifa 18
5   Ronen Harazi Hapoel Tel Aviv 17
  Kobi Refua Bnei Yehuda 17
7   Eli Abarbanel Hapoel Petah Tikva 14
  Amir Turgeman Hapoel Haifa 14
9   Nissan Kapeta Ironi Rishon LeZion 13
  Viktor Paço Beitar Jerusalem 13
  Niv Tal Hapoel Petah Tikva 13

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ לא סמים לזה סוף Avino'am Porat, 23 June 2015, Ynet (in Hebrew)