1920–21 in Mandatory Palestine football

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Football in Mandatory Palestine
Season 1920–21
Mandatory Palestine 1921–22

The following article is a summary of the 1920–21 football in Mandatory Palestine. As the local football association wasn't founded until July 1928, there were no officially organized competitions during the season.

Overview[edit]

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 Jerusalem, Tel Aviv,[3] Petah Tikva[4] and Hadera.[5] In Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Sports Club was established by the British in April 1921.[6]

Known Matches[edit]

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.[7]

Date Venue Home Away Result Notes
25 September 1920 Ratisbonne Ground Maccabi Jerusalem Yorkshire Regiment 0–0[8]
20 November 1920 Ratisbonne Ground Maccabi Jerusalem Red Cross 0–2[9]
21 January 1921 Badrani Field Maccabi Tel Aviv Cavalry regiment, Sarona 3–0[10]
28 January 1921 Sarona Ground Cavalry regiment, Sarona Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–2[10]
4 February 1921 Ajami Sports Ground Christian-Muslim Club Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–5[10][11]
5 February 1921 Ratisbonne Ground Maccabi Jerusalem Lancashire Reginment 2–1[12] Goals for Maccabi: Itzhak Melamed, Peretz Kornfeld
12 February 1921 Ratisbonne Ground Maccabi Jerusalem Lancashire Reginment 4–6[13] First goal for Maccabi: Itzhak Melamed
12 March 1921 Sarona Ground British Army Officers Maccabi Tel Aviv n/a[14] The result wasn't given, Maccabi Tel Aviv won.
16 April 1921 Ratisbonne Ground Maccabi Jerusalem Maccabi Tel Aviv 0–4[15]
25 May 1921 Badrani Field Maccabi Tel Aviv Iron Duke XI n/a[7] The result wasn't given, Iron Duke won.

Notable Events[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Our Special Reports Doar HaYom, 28 November 1920, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ Hadera Doar HaYom, 21 January 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  6. ^ Khalidi, Issam (2014). "Sports and Aspirations: Football in Palestine, 1900-1948" (PDF). Jerusalem Quarterly (58): 75. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Jaffa Echo Doar HaYom, 26 May 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  8. ^ Jerusalem Day by Day Doar HaYom, 26 September 1920, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  9. ^ Jerusalem Day by Day Doar HaYom, 22 November 1920, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  10. ^ a b c The Sport in Jaffa Doar HaYom, 10 February 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  11. ^ Jaffa Echo Doar HaYom, 16 February 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  12. ^ Interesting Contest Doar HaYom, 7 February 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  13. ^ The Contest on 4th Adar Aleph Doar HaYom, 14 February 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  14. ^ Victory of the Maccabi Doar HaYom, 14 March 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  15. ^ Football Contest Jaffa-Jerusalem Doar HaYom, 18 April 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  16. ^ Latest News Doar HaYom, 25 January 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  17. ^ Palestine Student Killed in Football Game The Sentinel, 4 March 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  18. ^ Gissin, Avshalom Izkor (in Hebrew)
  19. ^ Avshalom Gissin, Willy Berger and Gaul Machlis Set a Tradition for the Luzons Asher Goldberg, 27 April 2003, HaAretz (in Hebrew)