Despite the fact that the team has managed to stay in the Israeli first league, it played the 2006–07 season in the second league due to lack of funds. The lack of funds and managerial disorders, as well as a completely new team based on youth players, led to dismay and the team finished last in the second league and was relegated to the third division at the end of that season.
After playing at three different stadiums, the club moved to the old Bloomfield Stadium in 1949, after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. In 1962 the ground was renovated using donation from the Bloomfield family, thus receiving its official name. The ground was owned by Tel-Aviv histadrut branch, who were also owners of Hapoel, although today it is a municipal stadium.
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Celtic, who beat Kazakh side Astana 3-2 on aggregate in the third qualifying round, have lost at the play-off stage two years in a row, with defeats to Maribor in 2014 and then to Malmo last season.
Backed with an astronomical budget in 5th-tier terms of over 300,000 NIS. The team finished its first season with a perfect record of 22-0 and had qualified to the 4th division. The club also managed to win another title by taking the Israeli 5th Division Union Cup, also without losing a single game.
Before the beginning of the 2016-17 season, Maccabi hired Shota Arveladze as their new coach and signed several new players such as Viðar Örn Kjartansson from Malmö FF and Yossi Benayoun from Maccabi Haifa. They started the season well, defeating Hapoel Tel Aviv 5-0 on 25 September 2016, with goals from Nosa Igiebor, Tal Ben Haim, and Viðar Örn Kjartansson for their biggest win in the Tel Aviv derby game since 1970.
In the 2011-12 season the club finally Achieved promotion to the First Division, following a playoff win over Maccabi Beér Yaacov, thefore returning to the top tier after six years, and being the first fan-owned club in Israel to participate in a top tier league.
Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club (Hebrew: מועדון כדורגל מכבי תל אביב; Moadon Kaduregel Maccabi Tel Aviv) is an Israeli football club and part of the Maccabi Tel Aviv sports club.
Since 1995 the club competes in European club competitions, and has the highest rank among all Israeli clubs, with some outstanding achievements, such as wins against Chelsea, Milan, Hamburg, Paris Saint-Germain, Benfica, Rangers, and Celtic. It is also one of the only 3 Israeli teams to have been qualified to the UEFA Champions League group stage.
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Ultras Hapoel, the sole fan organization, unroll banners emblazoned with the faces of Che Guevara and Karl Marx, and banners with the political slogan "Workers of the world, unite!". The club ultras has a friendship with antifa supporter groups all over the world and strong bonds with fans of FC St. Pauli, Standard Liège, Omonia Nicosia and Celtic F.C..
The HUTA player of the year award is voted for by fans in time for the final home game of the season. Previous winners have been:
Before the 2009-2010 season started, it was decided that Hapoel Ussishkin would not play in the same district as Hapoel Tel Aviv, which plays in the 3rd division as well, thus avoiding an intriguing match-up. The team qualified to Liga Leumit with a perfect record and won the Israeli 4th and 3rd Division Union Cup, winning over Elitzur Kohav-Yair/Keffar-Sabba in the final game.
Hapoel Tel Aviv B.C. (Hebrew: הפועל תל אביב) is an Israeli basketball club. The second most successful side in Israeli basketball, the club is owned by Hapoel Tel Aviv Supporters Trust and is currently in Ligat Winner, the first tier.
A Haaretz poll published on June 2011 identified Hapoel Tel Aviv as the second most popular football team among Israeli Arabs, behind Maccabi Haifa.
The team is the standard-bearer of the Israeli left. It was the last club to cut formal links with politics, in this case the trade union movement and Labour Party, and the two communist parties Mapam and Maki.
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Celtic will be visiting the Turner Stadium in the desert of southern Israel, the most southerly stadium in European competition history, Uefa has confirmed.
In 2002 the club won its first Toto Cup. They won the State Cup in 2006, beating Bnei Yehuda 1–0 in the final, and also won it the following season, when they defeated second division Hapoel Ashkelon on penalties. They reached the final again in 2007–08, but lost 5–4 on penalties to Beitar Jerusalem after a 0–0 draw.
In the 1965–66 season Hapoel won the title, and qualified for the first Asian Club Championships. In the tournament Hapoel were given byes all the way to the final, where they beat Selangor 2–1 to become Asia's first club champions. The club also reached the State Cup final that year, but lost 2–1 to Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Maccabi Tel Aviv FC invest a lot of money in the development and nurturing of young talent. The club's youth system operate football academies at three sites in the Tel Aviv area, working with over 750 children aged 6–15. The club also runs 17 youth teams with 400 players between 9 and 19 years old. These teams tend to compete very successfully in local and national leagues.
Champions League play-off round winners progress to the group stage of the competition while losing sides drop into the Europa League group stage.
The club name, "Hapoel", translates to "The Worker", and combined with its red Hammer and sickle crest represents the club ties to Socialism and working class. For many years, the club was owned by Israeli largest trade union, and to this date its fans are considered "lefties".
This season was also finished with a perfect record, 22-0, and the team qualified to the 3rd division. On Thursday, April 30, 2009, the team won the Israeli 4th and 3rd Division Union Cup, winning over Hapoel Keffar-Sabba in the final game.
Brendan Rodgers men will be at home for the first leg on Wednesday 17 August.
A survey conducted in March 2012 by Yedioth showed that Maccabi Tel Aviv was the second most popular team among Israeli football fans (23%). Same survey revealed that 33% of Tel Aviv residents support the team.
Hapoel Tel Aviv Football Club (Hebrew: הפועל תל-אביב, Moadon HaKaduregel Hapoel Tel Aviv, nicknamed "The Reds") is an Israeli football club based in Tel Aviv. The club currently competes in the Israeli Premier League and plays its home matches at the Bloomfield Stadium. To date, the club has won thirteen championships and sixteen State Cups. In 1967 Hapoel Tel Aviv became the first club to win the Asian Club Championships.
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Another survey had been conducted in March 2012 by Yedioth showed that Hapoel is the fourth most popular team among Israeli football fans (nineteen percent). Same survey revealed that thirty-two percent of Tel Aviv residents support the team.
Hapoel main fans' gate is gate 5, where Ultras Hapoel leads the chirring, and away crowds sit oppositely, on Gate 11.
The stadium, located in Jaffa, is an upgraded version of the older stadium called "Basa". The first match at the new Bloomfield was played on 12 December 1962 against FC Twente, the game ending in a 1–1 draw. The stadium is currently shared with city rivals Maccabi (who moved to the ground in 2000) and Bnei Yehuda (since 2004).
It is Beer Sheva's first time in the Champions League; beating Moldovans Sheriff Tiraspol before Shir Tzedek's goal 12 minutes from time knocked out Greek champions Olympiacos 1-0 on aggregate.
Following Israeli independence, Hapoel joined the new Israeli League. They won the title in 1956–57 and the State Cup in 1961, beating Hapoel Petah Tikva 2–1.
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Hapoel two bitters rivals are Maccabi Tel Aviv, whose game against them consist of the Tel Aviv derby, and Beitar Jerusalem, which is considered the team of the Israeli right wing- both Revisionist and Kahanist.
Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. was originally established in 1923, but was disbanded soon after. The club was re-formed in 1925, and then for a third time in May 1926. In 1927 the club merged with Allenby F.C., giving the club its modern form. It is part of the Hapoel sports association which was affiliated with the Histadrut trade union, and supporters of the club were often referred to as communists.
They then face the return in Israel a week later on 23 August.
Unbeaten at home all last season, they won their first title since the 1970s, seeing off more established Israeli clubs including Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa.