Ligat Ha'al

CountryIsraelIsrael
Season2023

Ligat Ha'al, also known as the Israeli Premier League, is the top-tier professional football league in Israel. Founded in 1928, the league is managed by the Israel Football Association (IFA). It is the highest level of the professional football league system in Israel and is contested by 14 clubs.

The league operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Liga Leumit, the second-tier football league in Israel. The season typically runs from August to May, with each team playing the others three times. The matches can be held on either Saturdays or weekdays, depending on the Jewish holidays and Shabbat.

The league's inception was marked by the dominance of clubs like Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Tel Aviv, and British Police. The early years were characterized by a lack of organization and professionalism, but the league gradually evolved over the years, adopting a more structured format.

The Israeli Premier League has produced several notable teams that have made their mark in European competitions. Maccabi Tel Aviv, for instance, reached the UEFA Champions League group stage in the 2004-2005 season. Hapoel Tel Aviv also made it to the UEFA Cup quarter-finals in the 2001-2002 season.

The league has also been a breeding ground for several notable players who have gone on to have successful careers in Europe's top leagues, including Yossi Benayoun, Eran Zahavi, and Tomer Hemed.

In 1999, the league adopted a new format, which included a playoff system to determine the champion and the teams to be relegated. This format was designed to increase competitiveness and maintain interest towards the end of the season.

The league's reputation has grown over the years, with increased media coverage and sponsorship deals. However, it has also faced challenges, including financial instability of clubs, violence among supporters, and allegations of corruption.

Despite these challenges, Ligat Ha'al continues to be a significant part of Israeli sports culture, attracting thousands of passionate fans to stadiums across the country every week. It remains a crucial platform for local talent to showcase their skills and make their mark in international football.

Ligat Ha'al Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Ligat Ha'al in 2023

Player Team Goals
maccabi-tel-aviv 11
hapoel-haifa 11
maccabi-haifa 11
hapoel-hadera 10
maccabi-haifa 10
beitar-jerusalem 9
hapoel-beer-sheva 8
maccabi-tel-aviv 7
hapoel-haifa 7
maccabi-haifa 7

Ligat Ha'al standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Maccabi Haifa players, news and schedule Maccabi Haifa 23 16 5 2 53 16 37 52
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv players, news and schedule Maccabi Tel Aviv 23 16 5 2 47 19 28 52
3 Hapoel Beer Sheva players, news and schedule Hapoel Beer Sheva 23 13 4 6 43 18 25 43
4 Hapoel Haifa players, news and schedule Hapoel Haifa 23 12 5 6 34 28 6 41
5 Bnei Sakhnin players, news and schedule Bnei Sakhnin 23 7 11 5 25 29 -4 31
6 Maccabi Bnei Raina players, news and schedule Maccabi Bnei Raina 22 7 8 7 24 23 1 29
7 Maccabi Petah Tikva players, news and schedule Maccabi Petah Tikva 23 8 5 10 29 39 -10 29
8 Maccabi Netanya players, news and schedule Maccabi Netanya 23 7 4 12 25 36 -11 25
9 Hapoel Katamon players, news and schedule Hapoel Katamon 23 6 6 11 24 31 -7 24
10 Beitar Jerusalem players, news and schedule Beitar Jerusalem 23 7 6 10 31 32 -1 23
11 Hapoel Tel Aviv players, news and schedule Hapoel Tel Aviv 23 6 6 11 29 37 -8 23
12 Hapoel Hadera players, news and schedule Hapoel Hadera 23 6 4 13 17 36 -19 22
13 Ashdod players, news and schedule Ashdod 23 5 6 12 19 38 -19 21
14 Hapoel Petah Tikva players, news and schedule Hapoel Petah Tikva 22 3 7 12 15 33 -18 16

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 92/131 70%
Over/Under 18/20 90%
League Correct %
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 20/23 87%
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 44/54 81%
First League logo First League 105/133 79%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 121/157 77%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 56/73 77%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 99/128 77%
NPFL logo NPFL 86/113 76%
Pro League logo Pro League 102/135 76%