Liga Leumit (basketball)

Liga Leumit (Hebrew: ליגה לאומית‎, lit. National League) is the second tier level league of basketball competition in Israel. It is the league level that is below the first tier Israeli Premier League.

Liga Leumit
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Founded1966; 55 years ago (1966)
First season1966–67
CountryIsrael
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams14
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toIsraeli Premier League
Relegation toLiga Artzit
Domestic cup(s)Israeli State Cup
SupercupLeumit League Cup
Current championsHapoel Galil Elyon (2020/21)
Websiteibasketball.co.il
2021–22 Israeli Basketball National League

League systemEdit

The league contains 15 clubs that compete in a home-and-away round-robin. At the end of the season, the top eight clubs advance to the play-offs. The first round is played on a best-of-three basis. The four winning clubs advance to two best-of-five playoffs, the winners of which are promoted to the Super League.

The two teams that finish at the bottom of the table are relegated to Liga Artzit.

Current teamsEdit

League Map
Team City Arena Capacity
A.S. Ramat HaSharon Ramat HaSharon Oranim Hall 900
Elitzur Eito Ashkelon Ashkelon Ashkelon Sports Arena 3,000
Elitzur Kiryat Ata Kiryat Ata Ramaz Hall 1,200
Hapoel Afula Afula Nir Ha'emak Hall 1,000
Hapoel Hevel Modi'in Hevel Modi'in Regional Council Nahshon Hall 370
Hapoel Migdal/Jezreel Migdal HaEmek and Jezreel Valley Regional Council Yearot HaEmek 900
Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim Ramat Gan and Givatayim Zisman Hall 1,200
Ironi Nahariya Nahariya Ein Sara Sport Hall 2,500
Ironi Ra'anana Ra'anana Metro West 1,850
Maccabi Ashdod Ashdod HaKiriya Arena 2,200
Maccabi Haifa Haifa Romema Arena 5,000
Maccabi Hod HaSharon Hod HaSharon Atidim Hall 400
Maccabi Ironi Ramat Gan Ramat Gan Zisman Hall 1,400
Maccabi Ma'ale Adumim Ma'ale Adumim HaPais Ma'ale Adumim 500

Promotion and relegationEdit

Season Promoted to the Premier League Relegated from the Premier League Promoted from Liga Artzit Relegated to Liga Artzit
2020/2021 Hapoel Galil Elyon
Elitzur Netanya
Ironi Nahariya
Maccabi Haifa
Hapoel Migdal/Jezreel
Maccabi Ma'ale Adumim
Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin
Hapoel Acre/Mateh Asher
Elitzur Yavne
2019/2020 Bnei Herzliya
Hapoel Haifa[1]
Maccabi Ashdod Hapoel Acre/Mateh Asher
Ironi Ramat Gan[2]
None[3]
2018/2019 Maccabi Haifa Bnei Herzliya A.S. Ramat HaSharon
Hapoel Hevel Modi'in
Hapoel Kfar Saba
Maccabi Rehovot
2017/2018 Hapoel Be'er Sheva Maccabi Haifa Elitzur Netanya
Elitzur Eito Ashkelon
Hapoel Migdal Haemek
Hapoel Haifa[4]
2016/2017 Ironi Nes Ziona Maccabi Kiryat Gat Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin
Elitzur Yavne
A.S. Ramat HaSharon
Ironi Ramat Gan
2015/2016 Hapoel Gilboa Galil Ironi Nes Ziona Hapoel Haifa
Maccabi Rehovot
Elitzur Yavne
Elitzur Ashkelon
2014/2015 Maccabi Kiryat Gat Hapoel Gilboa Galil Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim
Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Elitzur Ramla
2013/2014 Ironi Nahariya Barak Netanya[5] Iron Ra'anana
Maccabi Kiryat Gat
Hapoel Kiryat Tiv'on
Maccabi Be'er Ya'akov
2012/2013 Ironi Nes Ziona Elitzur Ashkelon Hapoel Migdal Haemek
A.S. Ramat HaSharon
Maccabi Kiryat Bialik
Maccabi Kiryat Gat
2011/2012 Hapoel Tel Aviv None[6] Hapoel Galil Elyon
Maccabi Kiryat Bialik
Maccabi Kiryat Gat
Hapoel Lev HaSharon
Hapeol Megiddo
2010/2011 Habikaa B.C. None[7] Ironi Nes Ziona
Ironi Kiryat Ata
Hapoel Be'eri
2009/2010 Maccabi Ashdod Ironi Nahariya
Ironi Ramat Gan
Hapoel Ussishkin Ironi Kiryat Ata
Hapoel Nazareth Illit
Hapoel Haifa
2008/2009 Barak Netanya
Hapoel Afula
Elitzur Givat Shmuel
Ironi Kiryat Ata
Hapoel Haifa
Maccabi Be'er Ya'akov
Ironi Nes Ziona
Beitar Binyamina
2007/2008 Maccabi Givat Shmuel
Maccabi Haifa
Ironi Kiryat Ata
Hapoel Gilboa/Afula Ironi Nes Ziona
Maccabi Kiryat Tiv'on
Hapoel Kfar Saba
Hapoel Be'eri
Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Maccabi Shoham
2006/2007 Hapoel Holon Maccabi Givat Shmuel Maccabi Haifa
Elitzur Yavne
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Hapoel Giv'atayim
2005/2006 Hapoel Gilboa/Afula[8] Hapoel Haifa/Ramat HaSharon A.S. Ramat HaSharon
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Rosh HaAyin
Maccabi Petah Tikva
2004/2005 Ironi Ramat Ef'al[9]
Ironi Ramat Gan
Maccabi Petah Tikva
B.C. Haifa/Nesher
Barak Netanya
Beitar Binyamina
Maccabi Hod HaSharon
Hapoel Yarka
Maccabi Kiryat Bialik
Ironi Ramat Ef'al
Hapoel Migdal Haemek
2003/2004 Maccabi Petah Tikva Ironi Ramat Gan Ironi Ramat Ef'al
Hapoel Yarka
Maccabi Hadera
Bnei Herzliya
2002/2003 Elitzur Ashkelon Elitzur Kiryat Ata/Motzkin Hapoel Holon
Hapoel Migdal Haemek
Hapoel Safed
Hapoel Kfar Saba
2001/2002 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Ironi Nahariya
Bnei Herzliya Maccabi Kiryat Bialik Hapoel Holon
Maccabi Karmiel
2000/2001 Elitzur Givat Shmuel Elitzur Ashkelon
Maccabi Hadera
Hapoel Haifa/Nesher
Hapoel Holon
Hapoel Safed
Maccabi Karmiel
None None

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel, the Israeli Basketball National League was stopped during the regular season. The two teams that led the league table were announced as promoted to the Israeli Basketball Premier League
  2. ^ Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel, the Israeli Basketball third League was stopped during the regular season. One team that from each district led the league table were announced as promoted to the Israeli Basketball National League
  3. ^ Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel, None teams was not Relegated
  4. ^ was not relegated due Maccabi Kiryat Gat (was Dissolved)
  5. ^ Maccabi Ashdod who finished last was not relegated due financial reasons of Barak Netanya
  6. ^ The league was expanded the following season
  7. ^ The league was expanded the following season
  8. ^ Hapoel Holon was won the champions not Promoted due financial reasons
  9. ^ was won the champions not Promoted due financial reasons

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