Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona F.C.

Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona ( Hebrew: מועדון כדורגל הפועל עירוני קרית שמונה, Moadon Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona Kaduregel ) is an Israeli football club based in Kiryat Shmona.


The club was formed in 2000 from the merger of the clubs Hapoel Kiryat Shmona and Maccabi Kiryat Shmona, both played at the time in lower leagues. 2007 reached the summit in the Ligat ha Al. In order for a football team from the north Israeli city was represented in the highest Israeli League for the first time. With a third place to qualify for the 2008 UEFA Cup qualification. After a win against FK Mogren Hapoel failed in the second round by Litex Lovech. 2009, the club was relegated a year later, however, succeeded in the immediate re- emergence as the First Place League Leumit. 2012, Kiryat Shmona secured with four games left this season for the first time in club history to win the Israeli Cup.

In the Champions League qualifiers for the 2012/2013 season, Hapoel sat against MŠK Žilina (0-1, 2-0) and Neftchi Baku (4-0, 2-2 ) by. In the decisive playoff to qualify for the group stage Hapoel failed in the Belarusian champion and two-time CL BATE Borisov participants with 0:2 in the first leg and a 1-1 draw. Due to the achieved last CL qualifying round, however, Hapoel automatically qualified for the Europa League. There one was solved with Olympique Lyon, Sparta Prague and Athletic Bilbao in a group in which you retired as the last with just two points and without a victory. In the league, only reached the 5th place, which you missed a renewed participation in the European Cup.


  • League Cup of Israel ( first division ) 2011; League Cup of Israel ( second division ) in 2007; 2010
  • Israeli champion: 2012