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Israeli Premier League
Season 2009–10
Matches played 208
Goals scored 544 (2.62 per match)
Top goalscorer Shlomi Arbeitman (23)
Biggest home win Hapoel Tel Aviv 7–1 Hapoel Petah Tikva
Biggest away win Hapoel Ramat Gan 0–5 Maccabi Haifa
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 0–5 Maccabi Haifa
Highest scoring Hapoel Tel Aviv 7–1 Hapoel Petah Tikva

The 2009–10 Israeli Premier League is the eleventh season since its introduction in 1999 and the 67th season of top-tier football in Israel. It began on 22 August 2009 and will end on 15 May 2010. Maccabi Haifa are the defending champions.

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Changes from 2008–09 season

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Structure changes

League size has been increased from twelve to sixteen teams for this season, teams will thus play a home-and-away round-robin schedule for a total of 30 matches.

After the conclusion of this "regular season", teams will be split up into three playoff groups according to their league position. Points earned during the season will be halved and taken over to the respective playoff group. The best six teams will compete for the championship and the European qualification spots. Clubs ranked 7th through 10th will engage in a placement round, while the bottom six teams will play out two relegation spots.

Team changes

Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona were directly relegated to the 2009–10 Liga Leumit after finishing the 2008–09 season in last place.

Due to the increase in the number of teams, five teams were directly promoted from the 2008–09 Liga Leumit. These were champions Hapoel Haifa, runners-up Hapoel Acre, third-placed Hapoel Be'er Sheva, fourth-placed Hapoel Ramat Gan and fifth-placed Hapoel Ra'anana.

Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan as eleventh-placed team of the Premier League and Maccabi Ahi Nazareth as sixth-placed team of Liga Leumit competed in a two-legged playoff for another spot. Maccabi Ahi Nazareth won both matches by an aggregated score of 4–2 and were promoted to the Premier League. In turn, Hakoah Ramat Gan were relegated to Liga Leumit.

Overview

Stadia and locations

Club Stadium Capacity
Beitar Jerusalem Teddy Stadium 21,600
Bnei Sakhnin Doha Stadium 08,500
Bnei Yehuda Bloomfield Stadium 0015,700[A]
F.C. Ashdod Yud-Alef Stadium 07,420
Hapoel Acre Green Stadium 0003,000[A]
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Vasermil Stadium 13,000
Hapoel Haifa Kiryat Eliezer Stadium 14,002
Hapoel Petah Tikva Petah Tikva Municipal Stadium 06,768
Hapoel Ra'anana Levita Stadium 0007,000[A]
Hapoel Ramat Gan Winter Stadium 0008,000[A]
Hapoel Tel Aviv Bloomfield Stadium 15,700
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth Ilut Stadium 04,932
Maccabi Haifa Kiryat Eliezer Stadium 14,002
Maccabi Netanya Sar-Tov Stadium 07,500
Maccabi Petah Tikva Petah Tikva Municipal Stadium 06,768
Maccabi Tel Aviv Bloomfield Stadium 15,700

^ ^ ^ ^A The club is playing their home games at a neutral venue because their own ground does not meet Premier League requirements.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Beitar Jerusalem Israel Reuven Atar Sacked 21 July 2009[1] 3rd (08–09) Israel Itzhak Shum 21 July 2009[1] Pre-Season
Maccabi Netanya Israel Nati Azaria Stepped down to
assistant position
29 September 2009[2] 16th Israel Reuven Atar 29 September 2009[2] 16th
Bnei Sakhnin Israel Eran Kulik Sacked 19 October 2009[3] 14th Israel Marco Balbul 21 October 2009[4] 14th
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel Marco Balbul Resigned 21 October 2009[4] 3rd Israel Nir Levine 21 October 2009 3rd
Maccabi Petah Tikva Israel Ronny Levy Resigned 21 November 2009[5] 9th Israel Freddy David 22 November 2009[6] 9th
Hapoel Petah Tikva Israel Danny Nir'on Resigned 21 November 2009[7] 14th Israel Shavit Elimelech 22 November 2009[8] 15th
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth Israel Eli Mahpud Sacked 8 December 2009[9] 16th England John Gregory 8 December 2009[9] 16th
Hapoel Petah Tikva Israel Shavit Elimelech Stepped down to
assistant position
16 December 2009[10] 15th Israel Eli Mahpud 16 December 2009[10] 15th
Beitar Jerusalem Israel Itzhak Shum Sacked 20 February 2010[11] 7th Israel David Amsalem 20 February 2010[11] 7th
Hapoel Ra'anana Israel Eli Cohen Sacked 28 February 2010[12] 16th Israel Ami Vazana 28 February 2010[12] 16th
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel Guy Azouri Resigned 28 February 2010[13] 8th Israel Viko Hadad 3 March 2010[14] 8th
Beitar Jerusalem Israel David Amsalem Stepped down to
assistant position
18 March 2010[15] 5th Israel Shimon Hadari 18 March 2010[15] 5th

League table

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Haifa  (Q) 26 23 1 2 58 10 +48 70 Top Playoffs
2 Hapoel Tel Aviv  (Q) 26 17 8 1 65 19 +46 59
3 Maccabi Tel Aviv  (Q) 26 14 6 6 43 27 +16 48
4 Bnei Yehuda 26 11 7 8 34 27 +7 0401
5 Beitar Jerusalem 26 11 6 9 38 32 +6 39
6 F.C. Ashdod 26 9 10 7 27 27 0 0371
7 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 26 9 8 9 41 47 −6 35 Middle Playoffs
8 Maccabi Netanya 26 9 7 10 36 33 +3 34
9 Maccabi Petah Tikva 26 8 9 9 30 34 −4 33
10 Hapoel Haifa 26 8 5 13 36 41 −5 29
11 Bnei Sakhnin 26 7 8 11 21 27 −6 29 Bottom Playoffs
12 Hapoel Ramat Gan 26 7 8 11 24 42 −18 29
13 Hapoel Petah Tikva 26 4 13 9 19 35 −16 25
14 Hapoel Acre  (Q) 26 3 12 11 24 36 −12 21
15 Maccabi Ahi Nazareth  (Q) 26 4 6 16 25 60 −35 18
16 Hapoel Ra'anana  (Q) 26 3 8 15 22 47 −25 17

Updated to games played on 15 March 2010
Source: Israel Football Association
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd matches won; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head; 6th decision match.
Winners of 2009–10 Israel State Cup qualify for the 3rd qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
1F.C. Ashdod received a technical loss of 3–0 to Bnei Yehuda for fielding an ineligible player. The original game finished in a 1–1 draw.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results

Home \ Away1 BEI BnY BnS FCA HAC HBS HHA HPT HRG HRA HTA MAN MHA MNE MPT MTA
Beitar Jerusalem 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–3 3–1 1–2
Bnei Yehuda 0–0 2–1 2–3 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–1
Bnei Sakhnin 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–3 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–3 3–4 0–0
F.C. Ashdod 2–0 0–32 0–0 1–0 5–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–4 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–1
Hapoel Acre 0–3 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–3 1–1 2–3
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–3 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–0 0–1 1–3
Hapoel Haifa 3–2 0–3 0–1 0–1 2–4 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 3–1
Hapoel Petah Tikva 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–4 1–1 0–2
Hapoel Ramat Gan 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–2 0–0 0–3 2–3 0–5 1–0 0–3 1–4
Hapoel Ra'anana 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 0–3
Hapoel Tel Aviv 4–3 4–0 1–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 7–1 5–0 4–0 1–2 3–3 1–1 1–0
Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–4 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–4 0–5 1–3 1–2 3–3
Maccabi Haifa 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–0
Maccabi Netanya 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–3 1–1 0–3 5–0 1–0 2–2 1–0
Maccabi Petah Tikva 1–3 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–3 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–3 2–1
Maccabi Tel Aviv 4–3 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 2–4 1–0 1–1

Updated to games played on 15 March 2010
Source: Israel Football Association
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2F.C. Ashdod received a technical lose of 3–0 to Bnei Yehuda for fielding an ineligible player, The original game was finished in a 1–1 draw.[16]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics

Scoring

Discipline

Top scorers

Rank Scorer Club Goals[20]
1 Israel Shlomi Arbeitman Maccabi Haifa 23
2 Israel Itay Shechter Hapoel Tel Aviv 19
3 Georgia (country) Vladimir Dvalishvili Maccabi Haifa 14
4 Argentina Pedro Galván Bnei Yehuda 12
Israel Barak Yitzhaki Beitar Jerusalem 12
Bulgaria Dimitar Makriev F.C. Ashdod 0012[B]
7 Israel Toto Tamuz Beitar Jerusalem 10
8 Israel Dedi Ben Dayan Hapoel Tel Aviv 9
Israel Yossi Shivhon Maccabi Tel Aviv 9
10 Israel Maor Melikson Hapoel Be'er Sheva 8
Israel Idan Shriki F.C. Ashdod 8
Nigeria Yero Bello Hapoel Haifa 8
Total 544
Average per game 2.62
Last Update: March 15, 2010

^B The IFA also recognize Dimitar Makrievs goal in favour of F.C. Ashdod against Bnei Yehuda game which was later annulled because F.C. Ashdod fielded an ineligible player, for that F.C. Ashdod received a technical lose of 3-0, The original game was finished in a 1-1 draw.[16]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Beitar Jerusalem selected Itzhak Shum as their new manager". (Hebrew). ONE. 21 July 2009. http://www.one.co.il/Article/141041.html. Retrieved 21 July 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Daniel Jammer meat with Reuven Atar and Nati Azaria". (Hebrew). ONE. 29 September 2009. http://www.one.co.il/Cat/Articles/Article.aspx?id=144984&categoryId=1&tableid=1&bz=27. Retrieved 29 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Eran Kulik sacked from Bnei Sakhnin". (Hebrew). ONE. 19 October 2009. http://www.one.co.il/Article/09-10/1,1,17,0/146164.html. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Marco Balbul left Maccabi Tel Aviv and will coach Bnei Sakhnin". (Hebrew). ONE. 21 October 2009. http://one.co.il/Article/146245.html. Retrieved 21 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Ronny Levy resigned from Maccabi Petah Tikva". (Hebrew). ONE. 21 November 2009. http://one.co.il/Article/09-10/1,1,10,0/148031.html. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Ronny Levy substitute: Freddy David signed at Maccabi Petah Tikva". (Hebrew). ONE. 22 November 2009. http://www.one.co.il/Article/148049.html. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Danny Nir'on resigned from Hapoel Petah Tikva". (Hebrew). ONE. 21 November 2009. http://one.co.il/Article/148039.html. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Shavit Elimelech will coach Hapoel Petah Tikva until the end of the season". (Hebrew). ONE. 22 November 2009. http://www.one.co.il/cat/articles/article.aspx?id=148055&bz=76. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Gregory appointed. Mahpud sacked". (Hebrew). ONE. 8 December 2009. http://www.one.co.il/Article/148966.html. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Mahpud signed for a year and a half, Elimelech will be his assistant". (Hebrew). ONE. 16 December 2009. http://one.co.il/Article/149470.html. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Itzhak Shum sacked from Beitar Jerusalem, David Amsalem will replace him". (Hebrew). ONE. 20 February 2010. http://one.co.il/Article/153415.html. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "Eli Cohen was sacked from Hapoel Ra'anana, Ami Vazana will replace him". (Hebrew). ONE. 28 February 2010. http://www.one.co.il/Article/153870.html. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  13. ^ "Guy Azouri left Hapoel Be'er Sheva". (Hebrew). ONE. 28 February 2010. http://one.co.il/Cat/Articles/Article.aspx?id=153898&categoryId=1&tableid=1&bz=19. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  14. ^ "Viko Hadad will coach Hapoel Be'er Sheva until the end of the season". (Hebrew). Sport 5. 3 March 2010. http://www.sport5.co.il/HTML/articles/Article.64.74596.html. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  15. ^ a b "Shimon Hadari appointed as Beitar Jerusalem new coach". (Hebrew). ONE. 18 March 2010. http://one.co.il/Article/154925.html. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  16. ^ a b "F.C. Ashdod received a 0–3 technical lose to Bnei Yehuda". Israel Football Association. August 2009. http://eng.football.org.il/Leagues/Pages/LeagueGameDetails.aspx?GAME_ID=211602. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  17. ^ a b "Maccabi Ahi Nazareth 1–2 Hapoel Petah Tikva". Israel Football Association. 22 August 2009. http://eng.football.org.il/Leagues/Pages/LeagueGameDetails.aspx?GAME_ID=212933#GameEvents. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 
  18. ^ a b "Hapoel Tel Aviv 7–1 Hapoel Petah Tikva". Israel Football Association. 21 November 2009. http://eng.football.org.il/Leagues/Pages/LeagueGameDetails.aspx?GAME_ID=211672#GameEvents. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  19. ^ "Maccabi Haifa 2–1 Hapoel Acre". Israel Football Association. 22 August 2009. http://eng.football.org.il/Leagues/Pages/LeagueGameDetails.aspx?GAME_ID=211600#GameEvents. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 
  20. ^ "Israeli Premier League Top Scorers". Israel Football Association. http://eng.football.org.il/Leagues/Pages/PlayerTopGoals.aspx?LEAGUE_ID=40&SEASON_ID=11. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 

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