1931–32 in Mandatory Palestine football

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Football in Mandatory Palestine
Season 1931–32
1930–31 Mandatory Palestine 1932–33

The 1931–32 season was the 5th season of competitive football in the British Mandate for Palestine under the Eretz Israel Football Association.

IFA Competitions[edit]

1931–32 Palestine League[edit]

The first Palestine League season was opened on November 1931 and ended on 27 May 1932. Winners were British Police, during the season the first (and second) league derbies of Tel Aviv and Haifa were played. In Tel Aviv the first match has ended with a 1–1 draw, while Hapoel won the second match 5–1; in Haifa, Hapoel won both matches, 5–0 and 7–2.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 British Police 15 12 3 0 62 18 44 27
2 Hapoel Tel Aviv 15 11 2 2 52 13 39 24
3 Hapoel Haifa 12 8 2 2 33 15 18 18
4 Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem 15 8 2 5 35 32 3 18
5 Maccabi Tel Aviv 15 7 2 6 38 37 1 16
6 Maccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva 16 4 1 11 30 45 -15 9
7 Maccabi Haifa 14 3 2 9 20 40 -20 8
8 Maccabi Nes Tziona 15 2 3 10 16 35 -19 7
9 Hapoel Jerusalem 13 1 1 11 8 59 -51 3

1932 Palestine Cup[edit]

The 1932 Palestine Cup was won by British Police, who were awarded the final match, after it was abandoned on the 37th minute due to protest of Hapoel Haifa after the referee awarded the Police a penalty kick.

Final[edit]

Hapoel Haifa w/o
(1–0)
(abandoned '37)
British Police
Gaist Goal 22'
Maccabi Avshalem Petah Tikva field
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: MacKenzie

Notable Events[edit]

  • In the 1932 Maccabiah Games, two football matches were played between Maccabi teams from Eretz Israel (composed of Maccabi players only) and Poland. The first match between the teams ended in a 2–2 draw[1], while Poland won the second match 3–2[2]. A further friendly match between the sides ended with a 4–2 victory to Eretz Israel.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Nowy Dziennik. 1932, nr 96
  2. ^ Nowy Dziennik. 1932, nr 101
  3. ^ Shohat, Elisha (2006). 100 Years of Football 1906-2006. p. 55.