Maccabi Haifa football Club is an Israeli football club based in the city of Haifa. They currently feature in the Israeli first division and are one of the biggest clubs in the country.
Maccabi Haifa were established in 1913 and for the first seventy years of their existence in relative obscurity although they did reach the Israel State Cup final in 1942 but lost. 20 years later though they did win the State Cup.
Maccabi Haifa established themselves as Israeli giants in the 1980s. They won their first ever Israeli championships in the 1983-1984 season and repeated that glory again after a few years’ time.
In the 1990s, Maccabi Haifa started to make more name for themselves. They reached the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-finals in 1999 and after the appointment of Avram Grant maccabi won the championships twice.
Then Maccabi played in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League in 2002 and became the first Israeli club to feature in the Champions League.
Maccabi Haifa play their home matches at the Kiryat Eliezer that can support 14,000. They bear the nickname the Greens.
Some of the club’s achievements include:-10 Israeli first division titles-5 State Cups-4 Toto Cups