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2000–01 Israeli Premier League

The 2000–01 Israeli Premier League season had Maccabi Haifa win the title, while Bnei Yehuda and Tzafririm Holon were relegated.

The regular season took place from the first match on 12 August 2000 to the final match on 22 April 2001. The table was then divided into two groups, the upper and lower, which had six teams each. Then each team played the other five in their group once. The second stage was held between 27 April 2001 and 26 May 2001.

One team from Liga Leumit was promoted at the end of the previous season: Hapoel Tzafririm Holon. The three teams relegated were: Hapoel Kfar Saba, Maccabi Herzliya and Hapoel Jerusalem.

Final table

First 6 teams played in the top playoffs while the last 6 teams played in the bottom playoffs.

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA ± Pts Comments
1 Maccabi Haifa (C)
38
24
10
4
68
28
+40
82
UEFA Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round
2 Hapoel Tel Aviv
38
21
12
5
55
29
+26
75
UEFA Cup Qualifying Round
3 Hapoel Haifa
38
20
11
7
59
38
+21
71
UEFA Intertoto Cup 1st Round
4 Maccabi Tel Aviv
38
19
11
8
73
33
+40
68
UEFA Cup Qualifying Round1
5 Beitar Jerusalem
38
18
9
11
49
42
+7
622
6 Hapoel Petah Tikva
38
12
10
16
58
66
-8
46
7 Maccabi Netanya
38
13
10
15
63
61
+2
49
8 Maccabi Petah Tikva
38
13
8
17
43
52
-9
47
9 Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion
38
11
8
19
41
61
-20
41
10 F.C. Ashdod
38
10
8
20
44
57
-13
38
11 Bnei Yehuda (R)
38
8
9
21
38
64
-26
33
Relegation to
Liga Leumit
12 Tzafririm Holon (R)
38
4
4
30
25
85
-60
16

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; ± = Goal difference; Pts = Points
C = Champions; R = Relegated

1. Maccabi Tel Aviv won the Israeli State Cup.
2. Deducted 1 point.

Results

Season

Upper Group

Round 34
Maccabi Haifa 4–0 Hapoel Petah Tikva
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–1 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Hapoel Haifa 1–0 Beitar Jerusalem
Round 35
Hapoel Haifa 3–1 Hapoel Petah Tikva
Maccabi Tel Aviv 7–0 Beitar Jerusalem
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–0 Maccabi Haifa
Round 36
Hapoel Petah Tikva 1–1 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Beitar Jerusalem 0–2 Maccabi Haifa
Maccabi Tel Aviv 4–0 Hapoel Haifa
Round 37
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–0 Hapoel Petah Tikva
Maccabi Haifa 1–3 Hapoel Haifa
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–0 Beitar Jerusalem
Round 38
Hapoel Petah Tikva 4–4 Beitar Jerusalem
Hapoel Haifa 2–0 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Haifa 0–2* Maccabi Tel Aviv

*Technical victory

Lower Group

Round 34
Tzafririm Holon 2–3 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Bnei Yehuda 0–1 Maccabi Netanya
F.C. Ashdod 0–0 Ironi Rishon LeZion
Round 35
F.C. Ashdod 1–0 Tzafririm Holon
Ironi Rishon LeZion 0–1 Bnei Yehuda
Maccabi Netanya 6–1 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Round 36
Maccabi Netanya 1–1 Tzafririm Holon
Ironi Rishon LeZion 2–0 Maccabi Petah Tikva
F.C. Ashdod 3–1 Bnei Yehuda
Round 37
Bnei Yehuda 1–0 Tzafririm Holon
Maccabi Petah Tikva 2–1 F.C. Ashdod
Ironi Rishon LeZion 4–4 Maccabi Netanya
Round 38
Ironi Rishon LeZion 2–0 Tzafririm Holon
F.C. Ashdod 3–5 Maccabi Netanya
Bnei Yehuda 1–2 Maccabi Petah Tikva

Top scorers

Pos Nat Player Team Goals
1st Israel Avi Nimni Maccabi Tel-Aviv 25
2nd Israel Motti Kakoun Hapoel Petah Tikva 19
3rd Romania Viorel Tănase Maccabi Nethanya 14
Israel Liron Vilner Maccabi Nethanya 14
Israel Itzik Zohar Maccabi Nethanya 14
6th Israel Yossi Benayoun Maccabi Haifa 13
Israel Rafi Cohen Maccabi Haifa 13
Israel Amir Turgeman Hapoel Haifa 13
9th Israel Alon Mizrahi Beitar Jerusalem 12
Georgia (country) Klimenti Tsitaishvili Ironi Rishon LeZion 12

See also

  • 2000–01 Toto Cup Al
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