What happens when Maccabi returns from the International break?
Over the seasons Maccabi has played 301 League matches after the International break: The record: 141 wins, 90 draws, 70 losses
The Yellow & Blue have played Raanana twice after the International break and won both encounters by the score of 3:0 in 2009/10 and 2015/16.
Maccabi opening up the Jewish New Year
The upcoming contest against Raanana will open up the 70th Jewish New Year since the founding of the State of Israel, while in 1950-51 (5711) there were no games.
The most frequent opponents on the first Matchday after the Jewish New Year have been Maccabi Haifa and Maccabi Netanya each playing 8 matches against the Yellow & Blue.
Maccabi has faced Raanana once on the Matchday after the Jewish New Year – 2015/16 (5776) which resulted in a 2:1 defeat at Bloomfield Stadium.
The biggest win on the Matchday following the Jewish New Year was 9:1 over Maccabi Rishon Le’Zion in 1951/52. Yosele Merimovitch scored 6 goals, the most by a player on the Matchday which opened the Jewish New Year.
This Saturday, Maccabi will look to win their first match following the Jewish New Year for the first time in four seasons.
This is the longest winless streak on the opening Matchday after the Jewish New Year since the 1960’s.
The fastest goal in the first match following the Jewish New Year was in 1994/95 (5755) when it took only 30 seconds for Yuri Shukanov to find the back of the goal against Maccabi Netanya.
Miko Belo started the most matches with 17 following the beginning of the Jewish New Year.