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2018–19
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The 2018–19 Israeli Premier League, also known as Ligat Winner for sponsorship reasons, is the twenty season since its introduction in 1999 and the 77th season of top-tier football in Israel. The season will begin in 25 August 2018 and will conclude in 25 May 2019.

Teams

A total of fourteen teams are competing in the league, including twelve sides from the 2017–18 season and two promoted teams from the 2017–18 Liga Leumit.

Hapoel Akko and Hapoel Ashkelon were relegated to the 2018–19 Liga Leumit after finishing the 2017–18 Israeli Premier League in the bottom two places.

Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hapoel Hadera were promoted after finishing the 2017–18 Liga Leumit in the top two places. Both returned to league after one-year absence.

Stadiums and locations

Beitar Jerusalem Bnei Yehuda Bnei Sakhnin F.C. Ashdod
Teddy Stadium HaMoshava Stadium Doha Stadium Yud-Alef Stadium
Capacity: 31,733 Capacity: 11,500 Capacity: 8,500 Capacity: 8,200
Teddy stadium, Jerusalem אצטדיון המושבה בפתח תקוה חתוך
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Hapoel Be'er Sheva Hapoel Haifa
Turner Stadium Sammy Ofer Stadium
Capacity: 16,126 Capacity: 30,870
Turner Stadium 03 SammyOferSTD
Hapoel Hadera Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Netanya Stadium Ironi Stadium
Capacity: 13,610 Capacity: 5,300
WikiAir IL-13-05 A18 Kiryat Shmona Municipal Stadium1
Hapoel Ra'anana Hapoel Tel Aviv
Ramat Gan Stadium Netanya Stadium
Capacity: 41,583 Capacity: 11,500
Ramat Gan Stadium אצטדיון המושבה בפתח תקוה חתוך
Maccabi Haifa Maccabi Netanya Maccabi Petah Tikva Maccabi Tel Aviv
Sammy Ofer Stadium Netanya Stadium HaMoshava Stadium Netanya Stadium
Capacity: 30,870 Capacity: 11,500 Capacity: 11,500 Capacity: 13,610
SammyOferSTD WikiAir IL-13-05 A18 אצטדיון המושבה בפתח תקוה חתוך WikiAir IL-13-05 A18

Personnel and sponsorship

Team President Manager Captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Beitar Jerusalem Flag of Israel Eli Tabib Flag of Israel Luzon, GuyGuy Luzon Flag of Israel Vered, IdanIdan Vered Givova
Bnei Sakhnin Flag of Israel Abu Yunes, MohammedMohammed Abu Yunes Flag of Israel Ben Zaken, BennyBenny Ben Zaken Flag of Israel Khalaila, KhaledKhaled Khalaila Givova
Bnei Yehuda Flag of Israel Obramov, BarakBarak Obramov Flag of Israel Abukasis, YossiYossi Abukasis Flag of Israel Azuz, ItzikItzik Azuz Kappa HAP
F.C. Ashdod Flag of Israel Ben-Zaken, JackyJacky Ben-Zaken Flag of Macedonia Milevski, BlagojaBlagoja Milevski Flag of Israel Tom Ben-Zaken Nike
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Flag of Israel Barkat, AlonaAlona Barkat Flag of Israel Bakhar, BarakBarak Bakhar Flag of Israel Melikson, MaorMaor Melikson Puma Tadiran
Hapoel Haifa Flag of Israel Katz, YoavYoav Katz Flag of Israel Klinger, NirNir Klinger Diadora BOGART
Hapoel Hadera Flag of Israel Golan, OrenOren Golan Flag of Israel Avitan, NisoNiso Avitan Flag of Israel Zalka, MenasheMenashe Zalka Lotto
Ironi Kiryat Shmona Flag of Israel Sheratzky, IzzyIzzy Sheratzky Flag of Israel Silvas, HaimHaim Silvas Umbro
Hapoel Ra'anana Flag of Israel Alon, AsherAsher Alon Flag of Israel Koretski, MeniMeni Koretski Flag of Israel Shuker, SnirSnir Shuker Givova
Hapoel Tel Aviv Flag of Israel Nisanov, Itzik and SharonItzik and Sharon Nisanov Flag of Israel Refua, KobiKobi Refua Macron Arkia
Maccabi Haifa Flag of Israel Shahar, Ya'akovYa'akov Shahar Netherlands Rutten, FredFred Rutten Flag of Israel Gershon, RamiRami Gershon Nike Volvo
Maccabi Netanya Flag of Israel Segal, EyalEyal Segal Flag of Israel Drapić, SlobodanSlobodan Drapić Flag of Israel Levy, EranEran Levy Lotto
Maccabi Petah Tikva Flag of Israel Luzon, AmosAmos Luzon Flag of Israel Levy, ElishaElisha Levy Flag of Israel Peser, NaorNaor Peser Macron
Maccabi Tel Aviv Flag of Canada Goldhar, MitchellMitchell Goldhar Flag of Serbia Ivić, VladimirVladimir Ivić Flag of Israel Yeini, SheranSheran Yeini PenguinPickUp

Foreign players

The number of foreign players is restricted to six per team, while only five can be registered to a game.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Player 6
Beitar Jerusalem Flag of France Antoine Conte Flag of Spain Carlos Cuéllar Slovakia Jakub Sylvestr Brazil Georginho Slovakia Erik Sabo
Bnei Sakhnin Flag of Kosovo Alban Pnishi Flag of France Jordan Faucher Brazil Claudemir Flag of Nigeria 001 George Akpabio
Bnei Yehuda Flag of Lithuania Emilijus Zubas Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Ismaila Soro
F.C. Ashdod Croatia Karlo Bručić Flag of Bulgaria Viktor Genev Brazil Mauricio Cordeiro Flag of Nigeria 001 Blessing Eleke Flag of Ghana Leonard Owusu
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Flag of Nigeria 001 Anthony Nwakaeme Flag of Greece.svg Giannis Anestis Flag of Nigeria 001 John Ogu Flag of France Julien Cétout Flag of Czech Tomáš Pekhart
Hapoel Haifa Flag of Sweden Good one Rasmus Sjöstedt Flag of Moldova Radu Gînsari Flag of Lithuania Ernestas Šetkus Flag of Greece.svg Thanasis Papazoglou Romania Gabriel Tamaș Flag of Macedonia Risto Mitrevski
Hapoel Hadera Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Semir Bajraktarević Flag of Nigeria 001 Austin Ejide Flag of France Ange-Freddy Plumain Brazil Lúcio Maranhão
Ironi Kiryat Shmona Flag of Serbia Miloš Radivojević Brazil Marcus Diniz Netherlands Nigel Hasselbaink Flag of Portugal Afonso Taira Brazil Lucas Serafim Trinidad and Tobago Levi Garcia
Hapoel Ra'anana Flag of Zambia Emmanuel Mbola Flag of Montenegro Nemanja Nikolić Flag of Zambia Emmanuel Mayuka Croatia Mirko Oremuš Flag of Uruguay Martín Alaniz
Hapoel Tel Aviv Brazil Roger Bernardo Belgium Marvin Peersman Flag of Serbia Fejsal Mulić Flag of Lithuania Edvinas Girdvainis
Maccabi Haifa Brazil Allyson Netherlands Etiënne Reijnen Brazil Caio Alves Flag of Cameroon Ernest Mabouka Netherlands Michiel Kramer Flag of Cameroon Georges Mandjeck
Maccabi Netanya Croatia Branko Vrgoč Flag of Togo Didier Kougbenya Germany Tim Heubach Flag of Niger Ali Mohamed
Maccabi Petah Tikva Flag of Czech Tomáš Sivok Flag of France Grégory Tadé Brazil Romário Pires Flag of France Johan Martial Brazil Elivelto Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Didier Brossou
Maccabi Tel Aviv Flag of Portugal Jair Amador Flag of Spain Enric Saborit Flag of Iceland Viðar Kjartansson Flag of Nigeria 001 Chikeluba Ofoedu Flag of Italy Christian Battocchio Flag of Serbia Predrag Rajković

In bold: Players that have been capped for their national team.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Beitar Jerusalem Benny Ben Zaken 1 June 2018 Pre-season Guy Luzon
Bnei Sakhnin Tal Banin Benny Ben Zaken
Maccabi Tel Aviv Netherlands Jordi Cruyff Flag of Serbia Vladimir Ivić
Maccabi Petah Tikva Sharon Mimer Elisha Levy

Regular season

Regular season table

Template:2018–19 Israeli Premier League Regular Season table

Season statistics

Top scorers

Rank Scorer Club Goals

Source:

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date Round Reference

Top assists

Rank Player Club Assists

Source:

External links

Template:Ligat ha'Al seasons Template:2018–19 in Israeli football

201819 in European football (UEFA)
Domestic leagues

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Austria · Azerbaijan · Belarus '18 '19 · Belgium · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Bulgaria · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · England · Estonia '18 '19 · Faroe Islands '18 '19 · Finland '18 '19 · France · Georgia '18 '19 · Germany · Gibraltar · Greece · Hungary · Iceland '18 '19 · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan '18 '19 · Kosovo · Latvia '18 '19 · Lithuania '18 '19 · Luxembourg · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova '18 '19 · Montenegro · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Norway '18 '19 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '18 '19 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Scotland · Serbia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden '18 '19 · Switzerland · Turkey · Ukraine · Wales

Domestic cups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Austria · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Bulgaria · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands '18 '19 · Finland · France · Georgia '18 '19 · Germany · Gibraltar · Greece · Hungary · Iceland '18 '19 · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan '18 '19 · Kosovo · Latvia '18 '19 · Liechtenstein · Lithuania '18 '19 · Luxembourg · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova · Montenegro · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Norway '18 '19 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '18 '19 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Scotland · Serbia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Turkey · Ukraine · Wales

League cups

England · Estonia · France · Iceland '18 '19 · Israel · Latvia · Northern Ireland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '18 '19 · Scotland · Wales

Supercups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bulgaria · Cyprus · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands · France · Georgia · Germany · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan · Lithuania '18 '19 · Malta · Moldova · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Norway '18 '19 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '18 '19 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Slovakia · Spain · Turkey · Ukraine

UEFA competitions
Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round (Main Path), qualifying phase and play-off round (Champions Path) · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Super Cup
International competitions
UEFA Euro 2020 (qualification) ·

2018–19 UEFA Nations League (League A · League B · League C · League D · Finals)

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