Ligat ha'Al
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2020-2021
Location
Israel
Abbreviation
ISR1

Summary

The Ligat ha'Al (ISR1), or Ligat Winner, or officially the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange League, is the top football league in Israel's football system. At completion of the 2020-2021 regular season, the top 6 teams participate in the ISR1 Championship Round. Championship Round results determine how the teams qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 1st place 2020-2021 ISR1 team
  • 2021-2022 UEFA Europa Conference League - 2nd Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd and 3rd place 2020-2021 ISR1 teams

The winner of the 2020-2021 Israel State Cup, typically a ISR1 team, also receives a berth in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the 2021-2022 UEFA Europa Conference League.

Leagues Pyramid - Israel

Abbrev League # of Teams
ISR1 Ligat ha'Al 14
ISR2 Liga Leumit 16
ISR3 Liga Alef 32
ISR4 Liga Bet 64
ISR5 Liga Gimel 128

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Regular
28 Aug 2020 - 12 Mar 2021
Champ/Releg Rounds
16 Mar 2021 - 31 May 2021
 14: ISR1 (12), ISR2 (2)

Season Format

The ISR1 season consists of 2 stages. In the first stage, each ISR1 team plays the other 13 ISR1 teams in Home-Away matches for a total of 26 league matches. The second stage consists of the Championship Round and the Relegation Round. In the Championship Round, the top six teams play each other twice (10 more matches) to determine final rankings for 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League and 2021-2022 UEFA Europa League placements. In the Relegation Round, the bottom eight teams play each other a 3rd time (7 more matches) to determine the relegation placements. Total points are for all 33 matches. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) matches won, (3) goals scored, (4) head-to-head points, (5) head-to-head goal difference, (6) head-to-head goals scored, then (7) a playoff.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2020-2021 ISR1 Regulation Round, the 7th and 8th place ISR1 Relegation Round teams will be relegated directly to the ISR2, and the 1st and 2nd place ISR2 teams will be promoted to the 2021-2022 ISR1.


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1st Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Maccabi Haifa 1511 -2-235-30121876 -1-0191441085 -1-2161688
2Maccabi Tel Aviv 157 -6-227-25151073 -3-112117484 -3-1151486
3FC Ashdod 148 -1-525-1912775 -0-215126673 -1-310761
4Hapoel Be'er Sheva FC 156 -6-324-2218472 -4-1101110184 -2-2141183
5Maccabi Petah Tikva FC 157 -2-623-1513284 -1-31374373 -1-31089-1
6Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 146 -3-521-1210273 -2-21166073 -1-310642
7Maccabi Netanya FC 155 -5-520-2319474 -1-213156981 -4-37813-5
8Hapoel Haifa FC 155 -4-619-1922-384 -1-31388071 -3-361114-3
9Beitar Jerusalem FC 144 -5-517-1915482 -3-391210262 -2-28752
10Hapoel Kfar Saba FC 154 -4-716-1420-674 -1-213117480 -3-53313-10
11Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv FC 154 -4-716-1220-883 -3-21279-271 -1-54511-6
12Ihoud Bnei Sakhnin FC 144 -3-715-924-1561 -0-53210-883 -3-212714-7
13Hapoel Hadera FC 153 -5-714-1520-582 -3-391112-171 -2-4548-4
14Hapoel Tel Aviv 152 -4-910-620-1481 -4-37311-871 -0-6339-6
Championship Round
Relegation Round

Fixtures

Fri - 22 Jan 2021
 Ihoud Bnei Sakhnin FC   Hapoel Hadera FCDoha Stadium (Sakhnin)
 Hapoel Be'er Sheva FC   Maccabi Tel AvivYaakov Turner Toto Stadium
 Maccabi Haifa   Hapoel Kfar Saba FCSammey Ofer Stadium
 Maccabi Netanya FC   FC AshdodNetanya Stadium
Tue - 26 Jan 2021
 Beitar Jerusalem FC   Hapoel Tel AvivTeddi Malcha Stadium
Wed - 27 Jan 2021
 Maccabi Tel Aviv   Maccabi HaifaNetanya Stadium
Thu - 28 Jan 2021
Fri - 29 Jan 2021
 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona   Maccabi Petah Tikva FCKiryat Shmona Municipal Stadium
 Hapoel Haifa FC   Maccabi Netanya FCSammey Ofer Stadium
 FC Ashdod   Maccabi HaifaYud-Alef Stadium

Results

Fri - 8 Jan 2021
 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona PSPD Beitar Jerusalem FCKiryat Shmona Municipal Stadium
 Hapoel Tel Aviv PSPD Hapoel Haifa FCBloomfield Stadium
 Hapoel Be'er Sheva FC PSPD Hapoel Hadera FCYaakov Turner Toto Stadium
Thu - 7 Jan 2021
 FC Ashdod 21 Hapoel Tel AvivYud-Alef Stadium
Wed - 6 Jan 2021
 Ihoud Bnei Sakhnin FC 01 Maccabi Netanya FCDoha Stadium (Sakhnin)
Tue - 5 Jan 2021
 Hapoel Be'er Sheva FC 11 Maccabi HaifaTeddi Malcha Stadium
 Hapoel Haifa FC 02 Hapoel Kiryat ShmonaSammey Ofer Stadium
Mon - 4 Jan 2021
Sun - 3 Jan 2021
Sat - 2 Jan 2021
 Beitar Jerusalem FC 33 Hapoel Haifa FCTeddi Malcha Stadium
 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona PSPD FC AshdodKiryat Shmona Municipal Stadium
 Maccabi Haifa 10 Hapoel Hadera FCSammey Ofer Stadium