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1998–99 Liga Leumit

1998–99 Liga Leumit

The 1998–99 Liga Leumit season began on 22 August 1998 and ended on 29 May 1999, with Hapoel Haifa winning their first championship title ever.

That season had two rounds, each team played the other teams twice. The three teams that were relegated to Liga Artzit [1] were: Hapoel Tzafririm Holon, Hapoel Beit She'an and Maccabi Jaffa.

Two team from Liga Artzit were promoted at the end of the previous season: Hapoel Tzafririm Holon and Maccabi Jaffa. The two teams relegated were: Hapoel Ashkelon and Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

Liga Leumit
ChampionsHapoel Haifa
1st title
RelegatedHapoel Tzafririm Holon
Hapoel Beit She'an
Maccabi Jaffa
Top goalscorerAndrzej Kubica (21)
← 1997–98
1999–2000 →

Final table

Qualification or relegation
1Hapoel Haifa (C)3022536623+4371UEFA Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round
2Maccabi Tel Aviv3020377732+4563UEFA Cup Qualifying Round
3Maccabi Haifa3019386224+3860UEFA Intertoto Cup 1st Round
4Beitar Jerusalem3017676733+3457
5Hapoel Tel Aviv3015784526+1952UEFA Cup Qualifying Round1
6Hapoel Petah Tikva30137105447
  • 7
7Ironi Rishon LeZion30126125861
  • 3
8Hapoel Kfar Saba30116134766-1939
9Hapoel Jerusalem30115143552-1738
10Maccabi Petah Tikva30107134545037
11Bnei Yehuda30106144351
  • 8
12Maccabi Ironi Ashdod3099124049
  • 9
13Maccabi Herzliya30105153142-1135
14Hapoel Tzafririm Holon (R)30810123538-334Relegation to
Liga Artzit
15Hapoel Beit She'an (R)3053222583-5818
16Maccabi Jaffa (R)3024241573-5810

1 Hapoel Tel Aviv won the Israeli State Cup and was awarded with entry to the UEFA Cup.

Top scorers

1stPolandAndrzej KubicaMaccabi Tel Aviv21
2ndIsraelMotti KakounHapoel Petah Tikva20
3rdIsraelAmir TurgemanMaccabi Ironi Ashdod19
4thIsraelYaniv AbargilHapoel Kfar Saba17
IsraelAvi NimniMaccabi Tel Aviv17
IsraelKobi RefuaBnei Yehuda17
IsraelNir SeviliaBeitar Jerusalem17
8thIsraelYossi BenayounMaccabi Haifa16
IsraelOfer ShitritBeitar Jerusalem16
10thIsraelNissan KapetaIroni Rishon Lezion14
IsraelAlon MizrahiMaccabi Haifa14


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