Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C.

Hapoel Tel Aviv (Hebrew הפועל תל - אביב ) is an Israeli sports club in Tel Aviv. Particularly well known is the football team of the club, which, of Ligat ha Al plays in the top division of the country. Hapoel plays its home matches at Bloomfield Stadium.

International Hapoel Tel Aviv attracted special attention, as the club won in 1967 at the Erstaustragung 'Cup champions of Asia in the final against the Malaysian representative Selangor FA. 1970 came the team again in the finals of this competition before, but lost this time to the Iranian capital club Taj, which has since been renamed Esteghlal Tehran. 2010 succeeded the first time in the club's participation in the UEFA Champions League.


The club has its origins in the Israeli labor movement (→ Histadrut ). The word means Hapoel workers in Hebrew.

Establishment attempts Hapoel go back to the year 1925. It got its present form in 1927 after an association with the Allenby FC. In 1928 he won the first football tournament of the then British mandate Palestine, the forerunner of the present-day state of Israel Cup, and defeated in the course of that Tournament teams included both Jewish and Arab and British teams. Further success in cup competitions followed in 1934, 1937, 1938 and 1939.

In 1957, nine years after the establishment of the independent State of Israel, managed the club to win the first time the Israeli championship. For more league titles followed in 1966, 1969, 1981, 1986 and 1988. Cup in Hapoel Tel Aviv was successful at this time in 1961, 1972 and 1983.

After a long break the club in 2000 was again Israeli masters. In qualifying for the UEFA Champions League 2000 /01, however, the team retired in the 2nd round against SK Sturm Graz. The following championship season 2000/ 01 Tel Aviv was runner what person entitled to participate in the UEFA Cup 2001/ 02. There, the team defeated among others, Chelsea, Lokomotiv Moscow and FC Parma. Only AC Milan Tel Aviv could stop in the quarterfinals. In the following years the club usually one of the best Israeli team and played regularly in European competitions with, failed to even if sensations as in 2001 /02. In the 2006/07 season the team reached the group stage of the UEFA Cup and qualified as a third party for the Round of 32, where you eliminated against the Glasgow Rangers 2-1 and 0-4.

In the season 2006/2007, the club failed to qualify for the UEFA Cup via the league level on points with the now successful city rivals Maccabi Tel Aviv only due to goal difference, but failed to qualify as a trophy winner yet for the UEFA Cup. In the 2009/2010 season Hapoel played in the UEFA Europa League.

In the 2009/2010 season Hapoel won the last game in stoppage time the championship. Also, could be won with the Cup victory, the Double. Thus Hapoel Tel Aviv rose in the season 2010/2011 in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League, where the FK Željezničar Sarajevo were defeated in Bosnia and then the Kazakh champions FK Aktobe in the third qualifying round. In the play-off round, they defeated the Austrian champions FC Red Bull Salzburg in return match with 3:2 and 1:1 and thus attracted into the Champions League group stage. In Group B Hapoel played with Olympique Lyon, FC Schalke 04 and SL Benfica. The first game against Benfica went 0-2 lost the second game against Olympique Lyon Hapoel lost with 1:3, in the third match against FC Schalke 04 there was a 1-3 defeat.


The club plays its home games opened in 1962 and renovated in 2000 Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa. The stadium has a capacity of about 17,500 seats. The club shares the stadium with local rivals Maccabi Terms and Bnei Yehuda.

The stadium is named after the Bloomfield fund, out of which was to finance the construction. The opening match denied on October 12, 1962 Hapoel and FC Twente Enschede in the Netherlands. From 1950 up to this time Hapoel played in Basa.

The stadium is also used for music events. Phil Collins, the Scorpions and the Black Eyed Peas had already appeared in this stadium.


  • AFC Champions League winner: 1967
  • Israeli masters: ( 13x) 1934, 1935, 1938, 1940, 1943, 1957, 1966, 1969, 1981, 1986, 1988, 2000, 2010
  • Israel State Cup winners: ( 15x) 1928, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1961, 1972, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012


Currently playing in Hapoel 16 Israelis and five players from other nations ( in Israel up to five Israeli players may not be contracted ).

Avihay Yadin

Victor Maree '

Dani Bondarv

Vincent Enyeama

The most famous players of the club are well Shavit Elimelech, Yossi Abukasis, Pini Balili Shiye fig tree, Shimon Gershon and Mark, the youngest in 2003 with 18 years top scorer ( 24 goals ) of the Israeli league was.

Other Sports

In 1992, the Chess Department at the European Cup for club teams, the European Club Cup, in part.