1920–21 Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. season

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Maccabi Tel Aviv
1920–21 season
Stadium Badrani Field

The 1920–21 season was Maccabi Tel Aviv's 15th season since its establishment, in 1906. As the local football association wasn't founded until July 1928, there were no officially organized competitions during the season, and the club played only friendly matches.


Following its occupation by British troops in 1917–1918, Palestine was governed by the Occupied Enemy Territory Administration. In July 1920, the military administration was replaced by a civilian administration headed by a High Commissioner,[1] allowing civil life to resume following the aftermath of The Great War. Maccabi societies resumed activities in several cities and settlements,[2] including in Tel Aviv.[3]

Known Matches[edit]

Maccabi Tel Aviv, 1921

As no governing body existed at the time, and with limited possibilities for travel, the football sections of the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv societies played matches, mostly against teams of British soldiers stationed in the vicinity, played mostly between January and March 1921. Following the Jaffa riots in May 1921, footballing activity stopped, except for one match, played on 25 May 1921.[4]

Date Opponent Venue Result[5] Scorers
21 January 1921 Cavalry regiment, Sarona Badrani Field (H) 3–0[6]
28 January 1921 Cavalry regiment, Sarona Sarona Ground (A) 2–1[6]
4 February 1921 Christian-Muslim Club Jaffa Ajami Sports Ground (A) 5–0[6][7]
12 March 1921 British Army Officers Sarona Ground (A) n/a[8] The result wasn't given, Maccabi Tel Aviv won.
16 April 1921 Maccabi Jerusalem Ratisbonne Ground (A) 4–0[9]
25 May 1921 Iron Duke XI Badrani Field n/a[4] The result wasn't given, Iron Duke won.


List of players for the match against Maccabi Jerusalem, 16 April 1921:[9]

Kurtzmann; Milo Shmurk, Yosef Vilenchik; Abie Wilson, Baruch Kushnir, Grinfeld ; Shimon Ratner (Limek), Eliezer Polani, Katsav, Tiumkin, Ephraim Rubinstein


  1. ^ Official Records of the Second Session of the General Assembly, Supplement No. 11, United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, Report to the General Assembly, Volume 1. Lake Success, NY, 1947. A/364, 3 September 1947, Chapter II.C.68. Archived 3 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ In the Maccabi Union Doar HaYom, 7 December 1920, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ The Jaffa Maccabi Branch Doar HaYom, 26 September 1920, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ a b Jaffa Echo Doar HaYom, 26 May 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ Maccabi Tel Aviv's score written first
  6. ^ a b c The Sport in Jaffa Doar HaYom, 10 February 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  7. ^ Jaffa Echo Doar HaYom, 16 February 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  8. ^ Victory of the Maccabi Doar HaYom, 14 March 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  9. ^ a b Football Contest Jaffa-Jerusalem Doar HaYom, 18 April 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)