1928–29 in Mandatory Palestine football

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Football in Mandatory Palestine
Season 1928–29
1927–28 Mandatory Palestine 1929–30

The 1928–29 season was the 2nd season of competitive football in the British Mandate for Palestine under the Eretz Israel Football Association, which was established during the previous season. The latest matches of the season were played on 17 August 1929,[1] during the preceding stages of the 1929 Palestine riots, including a match which was interrupted by rioting rabble.[2] During the riots all sport activities were cancelled and the next football match, which opened the next season, was played on 14 September 1929.[3]

IFA Competitions[edit]

1929 Palestine Cup[edit]

The second Palestine Cup saw 18 teams competing for the cup. previous season's finalist (and joint-winner), Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem made it to the final for a second year in a row, but was beaten by Maccabi Tel Aviv 4–0.

30 March 1929
Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem 0–4 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Goal 4'83' Zelivanski
Goal 69' (Pen.) Berger
Goal 81' Zvi
Maccabi Petah Tikva ground
Attendance: 3000
Referee: Stollery

Minor Cups and Leagues[edit]

Tel Aviv District Cup[edit]

This cup was contested by six teams, playing in a double round-robin league format. Three of the teams, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva were Jewish teams, and three, RAF Ramla, Wireless Sarafand and PGH Sarafand, were British military teams. The competition was won by Maccabi Tel Aviv, although it was never completed. The British teams withdrew after seven rounds of play, and the final round match between leaders Maccabi Tel Aviv and second-placed Maccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva wasn't played as Petah Tikva failed to show to the match.[4]

Jerusalem Cup[edit]

This cup was contested by five teams, playing in a double round-robin league format. Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem's senior team won the cup.[4]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem 8 6 2 0 23 5 18 14
2 St. George 8 4 2 2 25 8 17 10
3 British Police 71 5 0 2 18 11 7 10
4 Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem B 71 0 2 5 4 16 -12 2
5 Hapoel Jerusalem 8 0 2 6 6 36 -30 2

1. The match between British Police and Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem B wasn't played, as its result couldn't affect the cup winner.

Nashashibi Cup[edit]

This cup was a knock-out competition named after Raghib al-Nashashibi, mayor of Jerusalem. The cup was won by Hapoel Jerusalem.

Quarter-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Jerusalem 2–0 Maccabi Balfour
Maccabi HaSemel 6–0 Maccabi HaGibor
St. George 2–2
2–0
Hapoel Yona

Semi-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Jerusalem 4–1 British Police B
St. George 4–3 Maccabi HaSemel

Final[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Jerusalem 2–1[5] St. George

Other Cups[edit]

Jaffa Mayor Cup[edit]

This cup was contested in a single match on 30 March 1929 between Hapoel Tel Aviv and an Islamic Sports Club from Jaffa. Hapoel won the match and the cup 5–1.[6]

Mr. Guth Cup[edit]

This cup was contested in a single match by Maccabi Hasmonean and a select team from the Palestine Police Force. The match, played on 16 March 1929 ended in a 1–1 draw and a replay was arranged.[7] A replay, arranged for 6 April 1929 ended goalless,[8] and a third match, played on 14 April 1929 was won by the British Police 3–1.[9]

Notable Events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ In Sport Do'ar HaYom, 19 August 1929, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ Attack on the Bukharan Neighborhood Do'ar HaYom, 18 August 1929 Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ Tel Aviv - Football Davar, 15 September 1929, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ a b The District Cups of 1929 Eran R, 14 August 2014, israblog.co.il (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ Palestine from Day to Day – Hapoel Wins Nashashibi Cup The Palestine Bulletin, 26 April 1929, Historical Jewish Press
  6. ^ Tel Aviv – In Sport Davar, 31 March 1929, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  7. ^ In Sport Do'ar HaYom, 17 March 1929, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  8. ^ In Sport Do'ar HaYom, 7 April 1929, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  9. ^ In Sport Do'ar HaYom, 15 April 1929, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  10. ^ Tel Aviv - In Hapoel Gathering Davar, 1 October 1928, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  11. ^ Results of Hapoel Games Davar, 11 October 1928, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  12. ^ Maccabi Avshalom Celebration Do'ar HaYom, 21 October 1928, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  13. ^ Tel Aviv - In "Hapoel" at Bnei Brak Davar, 5 November 1928, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  14. ^ FA Operated Maariv, 29.8.54, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  15. ^ Bnei Brak - in Hapoel Davar, 24 December 1928, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  16. ^ In Sport – International Competitions Do'ar HaYom, 31 March 1929, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  17. ^ Tel Aviv – In Sport Davar, 2 May 1929, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  18. ^ In Sport - Hapoel T.A. in Syria Do'ar HaYom, 12 May 1929, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  19. ^ The Assault on Hapoel in Damascus Davar, 12 May 1929, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  20. ^ Hapoel's Incident in Damascus Davar, 16 May 1929, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  21. ^ In Sport - Hapoel in Syria Davar, 16 May 1929, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  22. ^ In Sport Do'ar HaYom, 20 May 1929, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  23. ^ Hapoel Tel Aviv Beat the Syrian Champions in Damascus, Asher Goldberg, 24 August 2011, football.co.il (in Hebrew)