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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; 53 years ago (1966)
First season1966–67
Country Israel
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 championsMaccabi Haifa
2019–20 Israeli Basketball National League

League systemEdit

The league contains 14 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 championsEdit

Season Champions Other promoted team
2001–02 Hapoel Tel Aviv A.S. Ramat HaSharon, Ironi Nahariya
2002–03 Elitzur Ashkelon -
2003–04 Maccabi Petach Tikva -
2004–05 Ironi Ramat Gan -
2005–06 Hapoel Gilboa/Afula -
2006–07 Hapoel Holon -
2007–08 Maccabi Haifa Ironi Kiryat Ata, Maccabi Givat Shmuel
2008–09 Barak Netanya Hapoel Afula
2009–10 Maccabi Ashdod -
2010–11 Habikaa B.C. -
2011–12 Hapoel Tel Aviv -
2012–13 Ironi Nes Ziona -
2013–14 Ironi Nahariya -
2014–15 Maccabi Kiryat Gat -
2015–16 Hapoel Gilboa Galil -
2016–17 Ironi Nes Ziona -
2017–18 Hapoel Be'er Sheva -
2018–19 Maccabi Haifa -

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