1922–23 in Mandatory Palestine football

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Football in Mandatory Palestine
Season 1922–23
1921–22 Mandatory Palestine 1923–24

The following article is a summary of the 1922–23 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]

This season saw a great rise in footballing activity throughout the country. In the Hebrew sector, footballing sections in places such as Petah Tikva,[1] Rishon LeZion,[2] Haifa[3] and Hadera.[4] were resurrected, while new football clubs were formed, including the first Hapoel club, Hapoel Tel Aviv.[5][6]In the Arab sector, the first conference of Orthodox Christian clubs and societies, held in July 1923, led to the establishment of the Orthodox Club in Jaffa, with other clubs following suit in later years.[7][8]

The Jerusalem Sports Club organized a cup competition, which was competed mainly by British teams, along with Maccabi Tel Aviv.[9] The cup was won the RAF Ramla, who had beaten a British military team which was stationed in Haifa 2–1 in the final.[10] Maccabi Tel Aviv organized a cup competition for the Hebrew teams under the name "The Hebrew Cup",[9] which was won by Maccabi Nes Tziona,[11] and an 8-team league competition which was called Mis'chakei HaBechora (Hebrew: משחקי הבכורה‬, lit. The Premier Games),[12] and was played during the summer months and completed during the following season. An attempt to organize a similar league in Jerusalem, which was announced on July 1923,[13] was abandoned after several weeks in order to re-organize the league.[14]

Competitions[edit]

Palestine Cup[edit]

The competition was organized by the British operated Jerusalem Sports Club.[15] Of the Jewish teams, only Maccabi Tel Aviv participated in the tournament, losing to Palestine General Hospital 2–9 in a tie that required two replays, as the first two encounters ended with a 2–2 and 4–4 draws.[16] The final was played on 8 April 1923, and was won by the No. 14 Squadron RAF team, which was stationed in Ramla.[10]

The Hebrew Cup[edit]

The competition was organized by Maccabi Tel Aviv for Hebrew clubs that were not admitted to the Palestine Cup.[9] Nine teams competed in the competition. In order to allow Maccabi Haifa to compete without burdening the newly re-founded club with expenses, the club was given a bye to the final.[17]

Results[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2
First Round
Maccabi Nes Tziona 3–0 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
Second Round
Ayala Tel Aviv 1–1; 3–0 (R) Ofer Tel Aviv
Maccabi Tel Aviv B 5–0 Beranovich Tel Aviv
Maccabi Nes Tziona 3–0 Maccabi Rehovot
Quarter-finals
Maccabi Nes Tziona 3–0 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Ayala Tel Aviv 2–1 Maccabi Tel Aviv B
Semi-final
Maccabi Nes Tziona 2–1 Ayala Tel Aviv
Final
Maccabi Nes Tziona 2–0 Maccabi Haifa

Mis'chakei HaBechora[edit]

Following the successful Hebrew Cup competitions, Maccabi Tel Aviv organized a league competition for clubs from Tel Aviv area. Eight teams competed in the league, which started on 9 June 1923.[18] The competition was completed during the following season.

Table (as of 21 July 1923)[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 3 0 0 7 1 7.000 6
2 Maccabi Nes Tziona 4 3 0 1 11 8 1.375 6
3 Maccabi Petah Tikva 4 2 1 1 12 3 4.000 5
4 Nordia Rishon LeZion 5 1 3 1 7 5 1.400 5
5 Hakoah Tel Aviv 3 1 1 1 5 3 1.667 3
6 Ayala 2 1 0 1 5 5 1.000 2
7 Ofer 4 0 1 3 1 14 0.071 1
8 Rehovot 3 0 0 3 1 10 0.100 0
Updated to match(es) played on 21 July 1923. Source: Do'ar HaYom

Clubs founded[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Petah Tikva Doar HaYom, 17 October 1922, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ A Sportive Team in R.L.Z. S. Vilozhni-Hovav, 22 September 1922, Doar HaYom, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ Haifa Doar HaYom, 8 February 1923, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ Hadera Doar HaYom, 16 April 1923, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ A Research Determines: Hapoel Tel Aviv Was Established in 1923 Erez Na'aman, 12 June 2015, One (in Hebrew)
  6. ^ Kaufman, Haim (1996). "The Establishment of The Hapoel Sport Organization" (PDF). Katedra (80): 122–149. Retrieved 31 March 2017.  (in Hebrew)
  7. ^ Khalidi, Issam (2014). "Sports and Aspirations: Football in Palestine, 1900-1948" (PDF). Jerusalem Quarterly (58): 74–88. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  8. ^ Orthodox clubs and their role in the development of the sports movement in Palestine 1923-1948 Issam Khalidi, 9 February 2015, History of Palestine Sports (in Arabic)
  9. ^ a b c The Football "Hebrew Cup" Doar HaYom, 11 May 1923, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  10. ^ a b HaAretz, 12 April 1923, quoted in The History and Nostalgia of the Eretz Israel Football David Sela, Nostalgia Online (in Hebrew)
  11. ^ The Hebrew E.I. Cup in Football Moshe Kirinski, 3 May 1923, Doar HaYom, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  12. ^ Mis'chakei HaBechora Doar HaYom, 8 June 1923 Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  13. ^ The Sport Movement Doar HaYom, 20 July 1923 Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  14. ^ In the Central Management of the Hebrew Sport Clubs in Jerusalem Doar HaYom, 3 August 1923, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  15. ^ Harif, Haggai; Galily, Yair (2003). "̳Sport and Politics in Palestine, 1918 - 1948: Football as a Mirror Reflecting the Relations between Jews and Britons" (PDF). Soccer and Society. 4 (1): 41–56. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  16. ^ Kaufman, Haim (2006). "The Beginning of the Hebrew Football in Eretz Israel 1910 1928" (PDF). BiTnu'aa (8): 20–54. Retrieved 31 March 2017.  (in Hebrew)
  17. ^ Maccabi Haifa First Final Loss 24 May 2016, Kaduregel Vintage (in Hebrew)
  18. ^ The Football Premier Matches Doar HaYom, 22 June 1923, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  19. ^ Within 41 Years, in Three Reincarnations, "Harari" Climbed High Shimon Vilenchik, 12 June 1964, Hadshot HaSport, p. 5 (in Hebrew)