Israeli Female Basketball Premier League

The Israeli Female Basketball Premier League or Ligat ha'Al (Hebrew : ליגת העל בכדורסל נשים), is a women's professional basketball league in Israel. It is currently composed of eleven teams.[1]

Israeli Female Basketball Premier League
ליגת העל בכדורסל נשים
Current season, competition or edition:
Ligat ha'Al 2013–2014
Sportbasketball
Founded1957
No. of teams11
Country Israel
Continent FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent
champion(s)
Maccabi Bnot Ashdod (2nd title)
Most titlesElitzur Tel Aviv (15 titles)
TV partner(s)ONE TV
Official websitewww.ibba.one.co.il

The league was founded in 1957. Initially the most predominant teams in the league were veteran women basketball clubs such as Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv, who won almost yearly during the first two decades after the establishment of the league. This changed in 1976 when the team Elitzur Tel Aviv began winning all of the league's championships for 19 years straight. During the 1990s the trend again changed as the most prominent championship winners became Electra Ramat Hasharon and Elitzur Ramla.

The champions of the 2010/2011 season were Elitzur Ramla.[2] Elitzur Tel Aviv and Elitzur Holon share the distinction of having won the most championship trophies 20 amongst themselves.,[3] although the union that was established in 1990 between the two team was disbanded in 2008.

In 2011/12 season Maccabi Bnot Ashdod reached double winning, for the first time, national league and national cup in one season.

History

The League's teams (2014/15 season)

Club City
Elektra Ramat Hasharon Ramat Hasharon
Maccabi Bnot Ashdod Ashdod
Elitzur Ramla Ramla
Maccabi Ramat Hen Ramat Gan
Elitzur Netanya Netanya
Elitzur Holon Holon
Bnot Hasharon Herzliya
Hapoel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv
Hapoel Rishon LeZion Rishon LeZion
ASA Jerusalem Jerusalem
Hapoel Petah Tikva Petah Tikva

Championships by teams

Place Team Championships
1Elitzur Tel Aviv15
2Maccabi Tel Aviv11
3Elitzur Ramla9
4Hapoel Tel Aviv7
5Electra Ramat Hasharon6
-Elitzur Holon6
6Maccabi Bnot Ashdod5
-Hapoel Jerusalem1
-Hapoel Yagur1

References

  1. "Israeli basketball Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings". Eurobasket.com. 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  2. ליגת העל נשים. ONE.co.il (in Hebrew). 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  3. ליגת העל נשים. ONE.co.il (in Hebrew). 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
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