Maccabi Haifa F.C. facts for kids
|Full name||Maccabi Haifa Football Club
מועדון הכדורגל מכבי חיפה
|Ground||Sammy ofer, Haifa|
|League||Israeli Premier League|
Maccabi Haifa Football Club (Hebrew: מועדון הכדורגל מכבי חיפה, Moadon HaKaduregel Maccabi Haifa) is an Israeli football team from the city of Haifa, a section of Maccabi Haifa sports club. The club has won 11 championships, 5 State Cups and 3 Toto Cups. The club was founded in 1913, and it is one of the country's most successful teams in Europe, being the first Israeli club to qualify for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
First seventy years of obscurity
Maccabi Haifa Football Club was established in 1913 in the port city of Haifa. It was a small, struggling club that spent most of its time bouncing between the Liga Leumit and the lower leagues.
The club was overshadowed by their city rivals Hapoel Haifa, who were then the darling club of the city of Haifa and especially of then mayor Abba Hushi. But even in its first years the club adapted a very adventurous and offensive style of play based on technique and short passes. In 1942, the club reached the Israel State Cup final, but was humiliated 12-1 by Beitar Tel Aviv in the final, which is the club's worst defeat ever. In 1962, the club won its only honour until the 80s, when the team defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv 5-2 in the State Cup final. In 1963 they reached the final again, but failed to defend their title losing to arch-rivals Hapoel Haifa 1-0.
- Israel Premier League - 12 Times Won
- Israel Cup - 6 Times Won
- Toto Cup - 4 Times Won
Famous Players ever in Maccabi Haifa F.C.
Best Club Records
Most Goals in season - 1993/1994
Most Games played without losing strike - 46 Games (From Seasons 1993-1995)
Most Away Undefeated Strike - 30
Most Points in a Year - 96 Points
Maccabi Haifa has three fan organizations. One of them and the biggest one, is the Green Apes, founded in 2002. Second, is Inferno Verde, which means The Green Hell, founded in 2010. Third, is Ultra Boys.
The Green Apes (aka: The Ultras) consist of 2,400 people, while Inferno Verde includes 100.
As of September 1 2009.
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