Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C.

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Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C.
Full nameHapoel Tel Aviv F.C.
Founded1926
GroundBloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv
Ground Capacity29,400
ChairmanIsrael Moni Harel
ManagerIsrael Guy Levy
LeagueIsraeli Premier League

Hapoel Tel Aviv Football Club (Hebrew: מועדון כדורגל הפועל תל אביב‎) is an Israeli Football club based in Tel Aviv and created in 1926. Their city rival is Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.. The club is second behind Maccabi Tel Aviv in the number of national titles. They play in the Bloomfield Stadium.

History[change | change source]

UEFA Champions League away play off match against Red Bull Salzburg on 18 August 2010

The club was founded on 31 May 1927. There were two other attempts to found the club. In 1927 they united with Allenby F.C and created the club in its modern form. The club is part of the Hapoel Sport Organisation, which is connected with the Histadrut trade union.[1] Until the independence of Israel in 1948 the club often won the Palestine League (5 titles). After the independence Hapoel joined the Israeli League. In 1988-1989 they were relegated to the second league for the first time of their existence. Next year they came back. Since 1948 they have won 8 national titles. Overall they have won 13 national titles and 13 State Cups. They have had many big successes in international football, for example the victory in the first Asian Club Championship in 1967, beating Red Bull Salzburg and Benfica in the 2010-11 Champions League, and finishing first in their group in the 2010-11 Europa League.

Honours[change | change source]

Domestic[change | change source]

International[change | change source]

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 30 January 2020

No. Position Player
1 Israel GK Yoav Gerafi
2 Israel DF Abbade Farhat
4 Israel DF Orel Dgani (captain)
5 Israel DF Eyad Abu Abaid
6 Israel DF Yarin Peretz
7 Israel MF Omri Altman
9 Nigeria FW Michael Olaha
10 Uruguay MF Felipe Rodríguez
11 Israel MF Maor Buzaglo
13 Israel GK Roei Sharon
14 Israel DF Denny Gruper
15 Israel MF Nir Lax
16 Israel FW Omer Damari (vice-captain)
No. Position Player
17 Israel FW Shahar Hirsh
18 Israel MF Osher Davida
20 Israel DF Idan Cohen
21 Israel MF Moti Barshazki
22 Israel GK Arik Yanko
23 Israel DF Raz Shlomo
26 Ghana MF Emmanuel Boateng
27 Israel FW Ali Kna'ana
29 Israel MF Shay Eisen
30 Israel MF Raz Cohen
43 Belgium DF Marvin Peersman
65 Israel GK Muayen Halabi

Foreigners 2019–20[change | change source]

Only up to six non-Israeli nationals can be in an Israeli club, but only five can play at the same time on the pitch. Those with Jewish ancestry, married to an Israeli, or have played in Israel for an extended period of time, can claim a passport or permanent residency which would allow them to play with Israeli status.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hapoel Tel-Aviv Football Club (Israel)". crwflags.com.