Israel - List of Champions


Note that the Palestine FA was formed in 1928; in 1929 a report submitted to FIFA described 3 soccer divisions in Palestine: 10 teams in the first, 20 in the second (5 of them Arab), and 39 in the third (6 of them Arab); however, apparently no official league championship was played until the 1932 edition (there were cup competitions 1928-1930).

See also the list of final tables.

Champions marked with D won the double.


Palestine 1932-1947

1931/32 D British Police      [1]
1932/33     no championship
1933/34 D Hapoel Tel-Aviv
1934/35     abandoned         [2]
1935/36   Maccabi Tel-Aviv    [3]
1936/37   Maccabi Tel-Aviv
1937/38     abandoned         [4]
1938/39     no championship   [5]
1939/40   Hapoel Tel-Aviv
1940/41     no championship   [6]  
1941/42 D Maccabi Tel-Aviv
1942/43     not finished      [7]
1943/44   Hapoel Tel-Aviv
1944/45     no championship   [8]
1945/46     no championship
1946/47 D Maccabi Tel-Aviv

[1] after a scandal which involved the annulment of a 1-0 by Hapoel
    Haifa, apparently against British Police; championship had 9
    participants.
[2] the 1934/35 championship was abandoned with Hapoel Tel-Aviv
    leading the standings; earlier sources credited them with winnning
    the title, but they were not declared champions by the PFA at the
    time.
[3] IFA earlier listed Hapoel Tel-Aviv as champions, but this was a
    mistake, meanwhile as such acknowledged by the IFA.
[4] the league was abandoned due to the Arab revolt long before the
    end of the season; some sources credit Hapoel Tel-Aviv with the
    championship but this is incorrect as other clubs could still
    overtake them in the table and the PFA did not declare them champions.
[5] no national championship was held; the Tel-Aviv district league was
    won by Maccabi Tel-Aviv, that of Jerusalem by Police Depot; the
    champions of Haifa are not known.
[6] no national championship was held; there were separate competitions
    for Hapoel clubs (won by Hapoel Tel-Aviv) and for Maccabi and Beitar
    clubs (won by Maccabi Avshalom Petah-Tikva); in addition there were
    regional leagues in Jerusalem and in the northern region.
[7] in 1942/43, three regional leagues were played, in Haifa, Jerusalem 
    and Tel-Aviv; the Haifa league was abandoned while the champions of
    Jerusalem (Homenetmen) and Tel-Aviv (Maccabi Tel-Aviv) were to play
    off for the championship; Homenetmen refused to enter and Maccabi
    were declared champions; this championship is apparently not
    considered official by the IFA.
[8] there were two regional leagues: the southern district championship
    was won by Beitar Tel-Aviv, the northern district by Hapoel Tel-Aviv.
[*] according to new research published at the end of 2002; previous IFA
    records had Hapoel Tel-Aviv as 1936 and 1938 champions and Maccabi
    Tel-Aviv as 1939 champions; district leagues were played in 1938 and
    1939 with as Tel-Aviv winners Hapoel Tel-Aviv (1938 (played in 2nd half
    of year) and 2nd half of 1939) and Maccabi Tel-Aviv (1st half of 1939).

Israel (since 1948)

1948/49     no championship
1949/50   Maccabi Tel-Aviv          24 21  1  2 103-18  43  
1950/51     no championship
1951/52   Maccabi Tel-Aviv          22 18  2  2  89-18  38 
1952/53     no championship
1953/54 D Maccabi Tel-Aviv          22 16  6  0  59-11  38
1954/55   Hapoel Petah-Tikva        26 18  4  4  68-23  40
1955/56   Maccabi Tel-Aviv          22 13  6  3  47-16  32
1956/57   Hapoel Tel-Aviv           18 13  2  3  41-19  28
1957/58 D Maccabi Tel-Aviv          22 13  9  0  50-12  35
1958/59   Hapoel Petah-Tikva        22 15  3  4  49-18  33
1959/60   Hapoel Petah-Tikva        22 14  3  5  65-29  31
1960/61   Hapoel Petah-Tikva        22 16  4  2  48-15  36
1961/62   Hapoel Petah-Tikva        22 12  4  6  35-19  28
1962/63   Hapoel Petah-Tikva        22 13  6  3  38-17  32
1963/64   Hapoel Ramat-Gan          28 17  6  5  52-33  40
1964/65   Hakoah Maccabi Ramat-Gan  30 13 11  6  42-24  37
1965/66   Hapoel Tel-Aviv           30 12 14  4  36-23  38
1966/68   Maccabi Tel-Aviv          60 30 18 12  88-50  78
1968/69   Hapoel Tel-Aviv           30 19  6  5  55-21  44
1969/70 D Maccabi Tel-Aviv          30 15  9  6  51-21  39
1970/71   Maccabi Netanya           30 20  7  3  44-18  47
1971/72   Maccabi Tel-Aviv          30 18  9  3  45-20  45
1972/73   Hakoah Maccabi Ramat-Gan  30 16 10  4  41-20  42
1973/74   Maccabi Netanya           30 13 11  6  32-19  37
1974/75   Hapoel Beer-Sheva         30 15 10  5  34-19  40
1975/76   Hapoel Beer-Sheva         34 14 14  6  40-29  42
1976/77 D Maccabi Tel-Aviv          30 16 10  4  47-26  42
1977/78 D Maccabi Netanya           26 15  8  3  50-21  38
1978/79   Maccabi Tel-Aviv          30 18  8  4  47-16  33   
1979/80   Maccabi Netanya           30 19  8  3  53-23  46
1980/81   Hapoel Tel-Aviv           30 13 12  5  50-30  38
1981/82   Hapoel Kfar-Saba          30 17  8  5  45-28  42
1982/83   Maccabi Netanya           30 18  7  5  54-31  61
1983/84   Maccabi Haifa             30 16  9  5  48-28  57
1984/85   Maccabi Haifa             30 20  5  5  57-20  65
1985/86   Hapoel Tel-Aviv           30 17  8  5  52-26  59
1986/87   Beitar Jerusalem          30 19  9  2  59-27  66
1987/88   Hapoel Tel-Aviv           33 19  9  5  43-23  66
1988/89   Maccabi Haifa             31 15 14  2  49-19  57
1989/90   Bnei-Yehuda Tel-Aviv      32 17 11  4  48-24  62
1990/91 D Maccabi Haifa             32 22  5  5  56-28  71
1991/92   Maccabi Tel-Aviv          32 23  6  3  82-29  75
1992/93   Beitar Jerusalem          33 22  5  6  64-38  71
1993/94   Maccabi Haifa             39 28 11  0  97-27  95
1994/95   Maccabi Tel-Aviv          30 19  6  5  59-27  63
1995/96 D Maccabi Tel-Aviv          30 23  5  2  59-16  74
1996/97   Beitar Jerusalem          30 21  6  3  62-20  69
1997/98   Beitar Jerusalem          30 20  9  1  71-33  69
1998/99   Hapoel Haifa              30 22  5  3  66-23  71  
1999/00 D Hapoel Tel-Aviv           39 26  7  6  76-28  85
2000/01   Maccabi Haifa             38 24 10  4  68-28  82
2001/02   Maccabi Haifa             33 22  9  2  72-32  75
2002/03   Maccabi Tel-Aviv          33 22  3  8  66-31  69
2003/04   Maccabi Haifa             33 19  6  8  54-25  63   
2004/05   Maccabi Haifa             33 21  8  4  66-27  71
2005/06   Maccabi Haifa             33 23  6  4  65-25  75
2006/07   Beitar Jerusalem          33 19 10  4  52-24  67
2007/08 D Beitar Jerusalem          33 20  7  6  61-23  67     
2008/09   Maccabi Haifa             33 19 10  4  49-24  67    
2009/10 D Hapoel Tel-Aviv           35 25  9  1  87-26  49 
2010/11   Maccabi Haifa             35 24  8  3  63-28  45  
2011/12   Hap. Ironi Kiriat Shmona  37 21 10  6  48-26  73
2012/13   Maccabi Tel-Aviv          36 25  5  6  78-30  80
2013/14   Maccabi Tel-Aviv          36 26  6  4  76-30  84
2014/15 

Number of Titles

 20 Maccabi Tel-Aviv [includes 4 before 1948]
  
 12 Maccabi Haifa 

 11 Hapoel Tel-Aviv [includes 3 before 1948]

  6 Beitar Jerusalem
    Hapoel Petah-Tikva 
    
  5 Maccabi Netanya  

  2 Hakoah Ramat-Gan 
    Hapoel Beer-Sheva

  1 Bnei-Yehuda Tel Aviv 
    British Police [before 1948]
    Hapoel Haifa
    Hapoel Kfar-Sava 
    Hapoel Ironi Kiriat Shmona
    Hapoel Ramat-Gan




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Partial source: [Sho 06] (thanks to Elisha Shohat)

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