Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C.
|Full name||Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C.|
|Ground||Bloomfield Stadium, Jaffa
|League||Israeli Premier League|
Hapoel Tel Aviv Football Club (Hebrew: מועדון כדורגל הפועל תל אביב) is an Israeli Football Club that 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]
The club was founded on 31 May 1927. There were two other attempts to found the club. In 1927 the united with Allenby F.C and created the club in his modern form. The club is part of the Hapoel sport organisation, which is connected with the Histadrut trade union. Till independence of Israel in 1948 the club often won the Palestine League (5 titles). After the independence Hapoel joined the Israeli League. 1988/1989 they were relegated to the second league for the first time of their existence. Next year they came back. Since 1948 the won 8 national titels. At all the won 13 national titles and 13 State Cups. The bigest success in international football was the victory in the first Asian Club Championship in 1967 and the UEFA Championsleague group stage in 2011.
Honours[change | change source]
Domestic[change | change source]
- Israeli Championships
- State Cup
- Winners 1928, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1961, 1972, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2010
- Toto Cup
- Winners 2002
International[change | change source]
Current squad[change | change source]
As of July 2011
Foreigners 2009–10[change | change source]
Only up to five non-Israeli nationals can be in an Israeli club squad. Those with Jewish ancestry, married to an Israeli or who have played in Israel for an extended period of time can however claim a passport or permanent residency which would allow them to play with Israeli status.