Seventy league matches throughout history took place between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem. Maccabi won 42 Jerusalem won 16 and 12 matches ended in draws with a goal tally of 127-66.

The last league encounter between the two sides took place at Teddy stadium in March 2000 as Maccabi recorded a 4-2 victory. David Revivo, Liron Basis, Avi Nimni and Felix Halfon scored Maccabi’s goals on the night.

Since then the teams had met on three different occasions – twice in the State Cup as Maccabi won 2-1 in the round of 16 in 2002 before suffering a first round 1-0 defeat at Teddy in 2012.

Maccabi recorded their highest victory over Hapoel Jerusalem (8-1) almost 30 years ago in the 6th round of the 1991/92 season on November 2nd 1991.

This victory was recorded after a poor start to the season during which Maccabi won 2 lost 2 and drawn 1 match. After the match against Jerusalem Maccabi began a run of 13 successive victories on the way to win the championship.

The first league match between Maccabi and Hapoel Jerusalem took place almost 90 years ago (26.12.1931). Maccabi won the match at the YMCA stadium 7-1 to record their second highest victory against the Jerusalem side.

Miko Belo is Maccabi’s appearance record holder against Hapoel Jerusalem with 32 matches.

Avi Nimni and Giyora Spiegel are Maccabi’s leading goal-scorer against Jerusalem with 10 goals each.