Maccabi Ironi Tirat HaCarmel F.C.

Maccabi Ironi Tirat HaCarmel Football Club (Hebrew: מועדון כדורגל מכבי עירוני טירת הכרמל‎) is an Israeli football club based in Tirat Carmel. They are currently in Liga Gimel, the fifth tier.

Maccabi Ironi Tirat HaCarmel
Full nameMaccabi Ironi Tirat HaCarmel Football Club
Founded1956; 1995; 2018
Dissolved1962; 2016
GroundTirat HaCarmel Stadium, Tirat Carmel
ChairmanEli Biton
ManagerOren Flash
LeagueLiga Bet North B
2020–21Liga Gimel Samaria, 1st (promoted)

HistoryEdit

The club spent much of its early existence in Liga Gimel, the lowest level of Israeli football. In the 1990s they were promoted to Liga Bet, where they played Hapoel Tirat HaCarmel for the first time. Hapoel, for many years the city's main club, were later relegated to Liga Gimel and folded.

In 1999–2000 the club won the North B Division of Liga Bet and were promoted to Liga Alef. In 2003–04 they finished second in the North Division, missing out on promotion. However, champions Maccabi Hadera folded in the summer, and Maccabi Ironi Tirat HaCarmel were promoted to Liga Artzit in their place.

In the 2008–09 season they were relegated to Liga Alef, and in 2010 they were relegated to Liga Bet after finishing bottom of their division. Just two seasons later in 2012, they were relegated to Liga Gimel, the lowest tier of Israeli football.[1] In 2013 the club was named after Staff Sergeant Gal (Gabriel) Kobi, who was killed in Hebron.[2][3] The club ceased operations in 2016. Another club, F.C. Tirat Carmel, which was also named after Gal Kobi was founded in 2018.

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  1. ^ Liga Bet South A 2011/12 Archived 2013-12-27 at the Wayback Machine Israel Football Association (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ IDF soldier killed in Hebron laid to rest in Haifa Ahiya Raved, 23 September 2013, YnetNews
  3. ^ "טקס לזכרו של גל גבריאל קובי ז"ל". Shifman High School (in Hebrew). Retrieved 17 February 2020.