1998–99 Liga Leumit

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The 1998–99 Liga Leumit season began on 22 August 1998 and ended on 29 May 1999, with Hapoel Haifa winning their first championship title ever.

Liga Leumit
Season1998-99
ChampionsHapoel Haifa
1st title
RelegatedHapoel Tzafririm Holon
Hapoel Beit She'an
Maccabi Jaffa
Top goalscorerAndrzej Kubica (21)

That season had two rounds, each team played the other teams twice. The three teams that were relegated to Liga Artzit [1] were: Hapoel Tzafririm Holon, Hapoel Beit She'an and Maccabi Jaffa.

Two team from Liga Artzit were promoted at the end of the previous season: Hapoel Tzafririm Holon and Maccabi Jaffa. The two teams relegated were: Hapoel Ashkelon and Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

Final tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Haifa (C) 30 22 5 3 66 23 +43 71 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 30 20 3 7 77 32 +45 63 Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round
3 Maccabi Haifa 30 19 3 8 62 24 +38 60 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup first round
4 Beitar Jerusalem 30 17 6 7 67 33 +34 57
5 Hapoel Tel Aviv 30 15 7 8 45 26 +19 52 Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round[a]
6 Hapoel Petah Tikva 30 13 7 10 54 47 +7 46
7 Ironi Rishon LeZion 30 12 6 12 58 61 −3 42
8 Hapoel Kfar Saba 30 11 6 13 47 66 −19 39
9 Hapoel Jerusalem 30 11 5 14 35 52 −17 38
10 Maccabi Petah Tikva 30 10 7 13 45 45 0 37
11 Bnei Yehuda 30 10 6 14 43 51 −8 36
12 Maccabi Ironi Ashdod 30 9 9 12 40 49 −9 36
13 Maccabi Herzliya 30 10 5 15 31 42 −11 35
14 Hapoel Tzafririm Holon (R) 30 8 10 12 35 38 −3 34 Relegation to Liga Artzit
15 Hapoel Beit She'an (R) 30 5 3 22 25 83 −58 18
16 Maccabi Jaffa (R) 30 2 4 24 15 73 −58 10
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Hapoel Tel Aviv won the Israeli State Cup and was awarded with entry to the UEFA Cup.


Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Andrzej Kubica Maccabi Tel Aviv 21
2   Motti Kakoun Hapoel Petah Tikva 20
3   Amir Turgeman Maccabi Ironi Ashdod 19
4   Yaniv Abargil Hapoel Kfar Saba 17
  Avi Nimni Maccabi Tel Aviv 17
  Kobi Refua Bnei Yehuda 17
  Nir Sevilia Beitar Jerusalem 17
8   Yossi Benayoun Maccabi Haifa 16
  Ofer Shitrit Beitar Jerusalem 16
10   Nissan Kapeta Ironi Rishon Lezion 14
  Alon Mizrahi Maccabi Haifa 14

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Changed to Liga Leumit in the start of next season due to a new league system.