Israeli Premier League

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Israeli Premier League
Country Israel
Founded 1999
Current champions
Most successful club Maccabi Haifa (7 titles)
Website football.org.il

Israeli Premier League (Hebrew: ליגת העל, Ligat Ha'Al, literally Super League) also known as Ligat Toto, was created in 1999, replacing Liga Leumit as the top division, as Liga Leumit became the second division.

In the 2009-2010 season there were 16 Teams in Israeli Premier League, for the first time ever.

Members for 2011–12[change | edit source]

The following 16 clubs will compete in the Israeli Premier League during the 2011–12 season.

Club
Position
in 2010–11
First season in
in the Israeli Premier League
Number of seasons
in the Israeli Premier League
First season of
current spell in
Israeli Premier League
Top division
titles
Last top division title
Beitar Jerusalemab 1111th 1999–2000 13 1999–2000 06 2007–08
Bnei Sakhnin 1313th 2003–04 07 2007–08 00 Never
Bnei Yehudab 044th 1999–2000 12 2002–03 01 1989–90
F.C. Ashdodab 1212th 1999–2000 13 1999–2000 00 Never
Hapoel Acrea 088th 2009–10 03 2009–10 00 Never
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 099th 2001–02 08 2009–10 02 1975–76
Hapoel Haifab 1010th 1999–2000 07 2009–10 01 1998–99
Hapoel Petah Tikvab 1414th 1999–2000 12 2008–09 06 1962–63
Hapoel Tel Avivab 022nd 1999–2000 13 1999–2000 13 2009–10
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 055th 2007–08 04 2010–11 00 Never
Ironi Ramat HaSharona 171st;
Liga Leumit
2011–12 01 2011–12 00 Never
Ironi Rishon LeZionb 182nd;
Liga Leumit
1999–2000 04 2011–12 00 Never
Maccabi Haifaab 011st 1999–2000 13 1999–2000 12 2010–11
Maccabi Netanyab 066th 1999–2000 12 2005–06 05 1982–83
Maccabi Petah Tikvaab 077th 1999–2000 13 1999–2000 00 Never
Maccabi Tel Avivab 033rd 1999–2000 13 1999–2000 18 2002–03

a: Never been relegated from the Israeli Premier League
b: One of the original 14 Israeli Premier League teams [1]

Most League Championship Winning[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]