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Maccabi Haifa
Full name Maccabi Haifa Football Club
מועדון הכדורגל מכבי חיפה
Nickname(s) The Greens
הירוקים (Hayerukim)
Founded 1913
Ground Sammy ofer, Haifa
Ground Capacity 30,780
Chairman Israel Ya'akov Shahar
League Israeli Premier League
2008-09 1st (Champions)
Third colours

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.

Maccabi Haifa F. C. is a professional football (soccer) club in Israel. Founded in 1913, it is Israel's most successful club both domestically and in European competitions.

Club Titles

Leagues Won

Cups Won

  • Israel Cup - 6 Times Won
  • Toto Cup - 4 Times Won

Famous Players ever in Maccabi Haifa F.C.

Avi Ran, Adoram Keisi, Eyal Berkovic, Yaniv Katan, Yossi Benayoun, Reuven Atar and Alon Mizrahi

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

Fan Organization

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.

No. Position Player
1 Israel GK Nir Davidovitch (vice-captain2)
3 Israel DF Alon Harazi (vice-captain)
4 Israel DF Shai Maimon
5 Portugal DF Jorge Teixeira
7 Brazil MF Gustavo Boccoli (holds Teudat Zehut)
8 Colombia MF John Culma
9 Georgia (country) FW Vladimir Dvalishvili
12 Argentina FW Eial Strahman (holds Teudat Zehut)
13 Israel DF Taleb Twatiha
14 Brazil MF Tiago Dutra
15 Israel MF Eyal Golasa
16 Israel FW Mohammad Ghadir
No. Position Player
17 South Africa DF Peter Masilela
18 Israel DF Ali Ottman
19 Israel FW Shlomi Arbeitman
20 Israel FW Yaniv Katan (captain)
21 Israel DF Dekel Keinan
22 Israel GK Amir Edri
23 Israel MF Biram Kayal
24 Israel MF Yisrael Zaguri
26 Israel MF Lior Rafaelov
27 Israel DF Eyal Meshumar
28 Israel MF Sintayehu Sallallich
44 Israel GK Haim Susskind

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