Maccabi Petah Tikva F.C.

Country Israel Israel
City Petah Tikva
Founded 1912
Leagues
Israeli Premier League

Maccabi Petah Tikva FC is an Israeli football club based in the city of Petah Tikva. They currently feature in the Israeli Premier League.

Maccabi Petah Tikva FC were established in 1912 by a group of Jewish students who were studying at Istanbul. They were formed six years after Maccabi Tel Aviv and are therefore the second oldest Jewish football club in the country.

Maccabi won their first honour in 1935 when they emerged triumphant in the Cup. They finished fifth in the inaugural Israeli League in 1949 and finished second in the table the following season, in which they won the State Cup.

At the end of the 1965-1966 season, Maccabi Petah Tikva FC were relegated from the Israeli top flight bit returned to the first division in 1969. Maccabi then started to move to and fro of the Israeli Premier League and the second disvision but established themselves as a serious club in the 1990s.

Maccabi finished third in the table in the 2003-2004 season and made it through to the qualification rounds of the next season’s UEFA Cup. They finished second in the league in the 2004-2005 season.

Maccabi Petah Tikva FC play their home matches at the Municipal Stadium that can accommodate 6,768 spectators.

Team Roster

Name Position
David Dudu Biton Israel forward
Tal Ben Haim Israel midfielder
Armando Enrique Cooper Whitaker Panama midfielder

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