1921–22 in Mandatory Palestine football

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Football in Mandatory Palestine
Season 1921–22
1920–21 Mandatory Palestine 1922–23

The following article is a summary of the 1921–22 football in Mandatory Palestine. As the local football association wasn't founded until July 1928, there were no officially organized competitions during the season.


During the season there was little activity with only a handful of matches being played or reported. However, football began to spread throughout the country, being played between schoolboys on field trips, such as a match played in Rishon LeZion between the local Scouts branch and visiting Scouts from Ramla[1] and a match played in Safed between the visiting pupils of Hebrew Reali School and local Arab pupils, which resulted in a 4–1 win for the Reali.[2] In Haifa the manager of the Train Depot arranged an inter-departmental cup match, which needed extra time to be settled.[3]

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. Several matches were reported as they were to be played, but no result was given for the match afterwards, and it is not known if the matches were played.

Date Venue Home Away Result Notes
15 October 1921 Ratisbonne Ground Maccabi Jerusalem Lancashire Regiment 2–3[4]
31 December 1921 Select Ground H.E.I. (British Army) Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–3[5]
4 February 1922 Rec. Ground Jerusalem Sports Club Maccabi Tel Aviv 4–2[6]


  1. ^ Rishon LeZion Doar HaYom, 12 March 1922, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ Safed Doar HaYom, 21 April 1922, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ Haifa Doar HaYom, 25 April 1922, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ Jerusalem Day by Day Doar HaYom, 16 October 1921, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ Latest News Doar HaYom, 2 January 1922, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  6. ^ Jerusalem Day by Day Doar HaYom, 4 February 1922, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)