Israeli Premier League facts for kids
|Relegation to||Liga Leumit|
|Domestic cup(s)||State Cup
Toto Cup Al
|International cup(s)||Champions League
|Current champions||Hapoel Be'er Sheva (3rd title)
|Most championships||Maccabi Haifa (7 titles)|
The Israeli Premier League (Hebrew: ליגת העל, Ligat Ha'Al, literally Super League; also known as Ligat Toto) is a the first division association football league in Israel. It was created in 1999, replacing Liga Leumit as the top division. The Liga Leumit is the second division.
In the 2016–17 season, there were 14 Teams in Israeli Premier League. The winner of the league in each season is named the Ligat Winner (Hebrew: ליגת ווינר).
Members for 2018-19
The following 14 clubs will compete in the Israeli Premier League during the 2018–19 season.
|First season in
the Israeli Premier League
|Number of seasons
in the Israeli Premier League
|First season of
current spell in
Israeli Premier League
|Last top division title|
|Hapoel Be'er Sheva||1st||2001–2002||14th||2009–2010||5||2017–2018|
|Ironi Kiryat Shmona||11th||2003-2004||11th||2007-2008||1||2011-2012|
|Hapoel Tel Avivb||1st
|Maccabi Petah Tikva||11th||2003-2004||19th||2013-2014||0||Never|
|Maccabi Tel Avivab||2nd||1999–2000||20th||1999–2000||21||2014–2015|
a: Never been relegated from the Israeli Premier League
b: One of the original Israeli Premier League teams
Images for kids
Maccabi Tel Aviv celebrating their league winners title at the end of the 2012–13 season
Israeli Premier League Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.