|Israeli Premier League|
|Israeli Premier League 2008–09|
|Number of Teams|
| UEFA Champions League|
UEFA Europa League
| Israeli Cup|
Toto Cup Al
The Israeli Premier League (ליגת העל, lit. Ligat HaAl, lit. Super League), currently known as Ligat Toto (ליגת טוטו) for sponsorship reasons, is the top division in the Israeli football league system.
The top team in the league qualifies for the early qualification stages of the UEFA Champions League, this means they must win a two-legged knockout tie in order to enter the group phase. The second and third placed teams together with the State Cup winner qualify for the early qualification stages of the UEFA Cup, though if the State Cup champions finish in the top three, the State Cup's UEFA Cup spot goes to the fourth placed team in the League.
If the cup winner is not one of the top four clubs in the table, the forth club qualifies for the second stage of the UEFA Intertoto Cup that leads to qualify in the UEFA Cup. If the cup winner is one of the top four clubs in the table, the ticket to the Intertoto Cup moves to the fifth place in this league.
Abroad, rights to broadcasting in Hebrew are owned by The Israeli Network which broadcasts the matches in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Panama, Costa Rica and Europe. Currently, no company has purchased the rights to broadcast matches abroad in any other language.
Sport 5 Has purchased the rights for IFL over the internet.The games are broadcasted live at JumpTv.com since December 2006
Current National League Ranking
(see UEFA coefficients full list for more information)
|Club||Number of Championships|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||19|
|Hapoel Tel Aviv||13|
|Hapoel Petah Tikva||6|
|Hapoel Be'er Sheva||2|
|Hakoah Ramat Gan||2|
|Hapoel Kfar Saba||1|
|Hapoel Ramat Gan||1|
|1999-00||Assi Tubi||27||Maccabi Petah Tikva|
|2000-01||Avi Nimni||25||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2001-02||Kobi Refua||18||Maccabi Petah Tikva|
|2002-03|| Yaniv Abarjil|
|18||Hapoel Kfar Saba|
|2003-04|| Ofir Haim|
|16||Hapoel Be'er Sheva|
|2004-05||Roberto Colautti||19||Maccabi Haifa|
|2005-06||Shay Holtzman||18||FC Ashdod|
|2006-07||Yaniv Azran||15||FC Ashdod|
|2007-08||Samuel Yeboah||15||Hapoel Kfar Saba|
|Alon Mizrahi||1989 – 2005||207|
|Oded Machnes||1974 – 1990||196|
|Moshe Romano||1965 – 1982||193|
|Avi Nimni||1989 – 2008||172|
|Mordechai Spiegler||1963 – 1977||168|
It's time to get the ball rolling once again. With Israeli Premier League set to kick off, here is a team-by-team preview of what to look out for at both ends of the table
Aug 19, 2011; ALLON SINAI Jerusalem Post 08-19-2011 It's time to get the ball rolling once again. With Israeli Premier League set to kick off,...