Maccabi’s State Cup Final!

May 3rd 1930

Maccabi began the fourth decade of the previous century by winning the Eretz Israel Cup after beating the 48th Northamptonshire Regiment 2-1 in the final. Menachem Heresh (88) scored Maccabi’s winning goal after Pierce (32) canceled Shmuel Bachar’s (20) early lead in-front of 8000 spectators at the Palms stadium in Florentin, Tel Aviv.

The Eretz Israel league gets underway!

November 22nd 1931

History in the making! For the first time in Israel’s history the Eretz Israel league season is launched.

The Eretz Israel Cup returns to Maccabi!

June 10th 1933

The Eretz Israel league wasn’t played that year and for the first time in history a Tel Aviv derby between Maccabi and Hapoel took place at the Cup Final. Avraham Ya’acobi’s 89th minute goal settled the derby in dramatic style in front of 5000 spectators at Maccabi Petah Tikva’s stadium.

Maccabi in the America

October 1st 1936

Maccabi sailed to a dream tour for the first time in the club’s history with two 17-year-old future stars featured in the squad: Natan Panz and Gael Mechlis.

A historic championship

December 17th 1936

With the 1936 “Arab revolt” and the violent uprising of Palestinian Arabs attacking the Hebrew national home in the background, Maccabi finished the 1936 season top of the table with a dramatic 3-2 victory over second place Hakoach Tel Aviv on the last day of the season.

A second successive championship

November 27th 1937

Maccabi Tel Aviv finished top and above Hakoach Tel Aviv to win the second league championship in succession.

A third championship in a decade

November 11th 1939

Preparations for the tour to Australia didn’t prevent Maccabi from winning the third Eretz Israel league title after finishing the regular season ahead of bitter rivals Hapoel Tel Aviv on goal difference.

Sailing to Australia

May 24th 1939

While Europe was in the middle of World War II, Maccabi Tel Aviv sailed for their second and longest tour in that decade to Australia (128 days). Maccabi ended the long tour with 11 victories, 3 draws and 5 defeats.