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 - 22 Mar 2021
Champ/Releg Rounds
2 Apr 2021 - 21 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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2nd Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
Championship
1Maccabi Haifa 3222 -5-571-6424401612 -3-1393410241610 -2-432301416
2Maccabi Tel Aviv 3219 -10-367-5628281610 -5-135311516169 -5-232251312
3FC Ashdod 3214 -8-1050-423210169 -4-331231112165 -4-7191921-2
4Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 3212 -8-1244-3137-6166 -5-5231720-3166 -3-7211417-3
5Maccabi Petah Tikva FC 3212 -7-1343-29290166 -4-62213112166 -3-7211618-2
6Hapoel Be'er Sheva FC 329 -14-941-36360164 -7-5191820-2165 -7-42218162
Relegation
1Maccabi Netanya FC 3112 -8-1144-39327167 -2-72322148155 -6-4211718-1
2Hapoel Hadera FC 3112 -8-1144-35323166 -5-52320164156 -3-6211516-1
3Hapoel Haifa FC 3110 -9-1239-3744-7166 -4-6221820-2154 -5-6171924-5
4Beitar Jerusalem FC 319 -10-1237-3739-2154 -5-61722220165 -5-6201517-2
5Hapoel Tel Aviv 318 -11-1235-2132-11161 -9-612921-12157 -2-62312111
6Ihoud Bnei Sakhnin FC 319 -7-1534-1939-20154 -2-914817-9165 -5-6201122-11
7Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv FC 316 -9-1627-2445-21154 -3-8151222-10162 -6-8121223-11
8Hapoel Kfar Saba FC 316 -6-1924-2344-21154 -2-9141215-3162 -4-10101129-18
2021-2022 UEFACL
2021-2022 UEFAECL
Relegation to ISR2

1st Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Maccabi Haifa 2619 -2-559-5220321311 -1-13428820138 -1-425241212
2Maccabi Tel Aviv 2617 -7-258-482127138 -4-128251213139 -3-13023914
3FC Ashdod 2613 -4-943-372512139 -2-22922715134 -2-7141518-3
4Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 2611 -5-1038-2628-2135 -3-5181318-5136 -2-52013103
5Hapoel Be'er Sheva FC 269 -10-737-31292134 -5-4171516-1135 -5-32016133
6Maccabi Petah Tikva FC 2611 -4-1137-24231135 -3-5181091136 -1-61914140
7Maccabi Netanya FC 269 -7-1034-35305136 -1-61921138133 -6-4151417-3
8Beitar Jerusalem FC 268 -8-1032-3132-1133 -4-6131719-2135 -4-41914131
9Hapoel Hadera FC 268 -8-1032-2628-2134 -5-41716151134 -3-6151013-3
10Hapoel Haifa FC 267 -9-1030-3037-7134 -4-5161316-3133 -5-5141721-4
11Ihoud Bnei Sakhnin FC 268 -5-1329-1536-21133 -1-910416-12135 -4-4191120-9
12Hapoel Tel Aviv 266 -9-1127-1728-11131 -7-510717-10135 -2-6171011-1
13Hapoel Kfar Saba FC 266 -5-1523-1933-14134 -2-7141112-1132 -3-89821-13
14Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv FC 265 -7-1422-1536-21134 -3-615917-8131 -4-87619-13
Championship Round
Relegation Round

Fixtures

Sat - 8 May 2021
 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona   Maccabi Petah Tikva FCKiryat Shmona Municipal Stadium
 Hapoel Haifa FC   Hapoel Kfar Saba FCSammey Ofer Stadium
Sun - 9 May 2021
 Maccabi Tel Aviv   Maccabi HaifaBloomfield Stadium
Mon - 10 May 2021
 FC Ashdod   Hapoel Be'er Sheva FCYud-Alef Stadium
Tue - 11 May 2021
 Maccabi Haifa   FC AshdodSammey Ofer Stadium
 Hapoel Be'er Sheva FC   Hapoel Kiryat ShmonaYaakov Turner Toto Stadium
Fri - 14 May 2021
 Hapoel Be'er Sheva FC   Maccabi Petah Tikva FCYaakov Turner Toto Stadium
 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona   Maccabi HaifaQiryat Shmona Municipal Stadium
 FC Ashdod   Maccabi Tel AvivYud-Alef Stadium
Sat - 15 May 2021
 Beitar Jerusalem FC   Hapoel Hadera FCTeddi Malcha Stadium
 Ihoud Bnei Sakhnin FC   Hapoel Tel AvivDoha Stadium (Sakhnin)
Fri - 21 May 2021
 Maccabi Petah Tikva FC   FC AshdodHaMoshava Stadium
 Maccabi Haifa   Hapoel Be'er Sheva FCSammey Ofer Stadium

Results

Mon - 3 May 2021
 Hapoel Be'er Sheva FC 11 Maccabi Tel AvivYaakov Turner Toto Stadium
 Hapoel Haifa FC 31 Beitar Jerusalem FCSammey Ofer Stadium
 Hapoel Tel Aviv 22 Hapoel Kfar Saba FCBloomfield Stadium
Sat - 1 May 2021
 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 11 FC AshdodKiryat Shmona Municipal Stadium
Mon - 26 Apr 2021
 Hapoel Be'er Sheva FC 11 Maccabi HaifaYaakov Turner Toto Stadium
Sun - 25 Apr 2021
 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 20 Maccabi Tel AvivKiryat Shmona Municipal Stadium
 FC Ashdod 00 Maccabi Petah Tikva FCYud-Alef Stadium
Sat - 24 Apr 2021
 Hapoel Tel Aviv 00 Beitar Jerusalem FCBloomfield Stadium
Mon - 19 Apr 2021
Sun - 18 Apr 2021
 Maccabi Tel Aviv 11 FC AshdodBloomfield Stadium
Sat - 17 Apr 2021
 Maccabi Haifa 40 Hapoel Kiryat ShmonaSammey Ofer Stadium