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Maccabi Haifa FC Stats & History
Founded in 1913, Maccabi Haifa FC didn’t start playing competitive Israeli soccer matches until 1928. In the early years, Maccabi Haifa struggled, and their rivals, Hapoel Haifa, were more prominent. In 1942, Maccabi Haifa reached the Israeli State Cup final for the first time. However, Beitar Tel Aviv defeated Maccabi Haifa 12-1.
The first major trophy in the Maccabi Haifa FC stats was an Israeli Cup win in 1962. They defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv 5-2 in the final. Still, Maccabi Haifa bounced around the lower Israeli soccer leagues in the coming years.
Finally, Maccabi Haifa established themselves as one of the best Israeli clubs in the 1980s. They won the first Israeli soccer league title in the Maccabi Haifa stats in the 1983-84 season. The Yerukim, or Greens, became known for their attacking style of play, which resulted in entertaining matches. They’d often play with four strikers under manager Shlomo Scharf. Maccabi Haifa repeated as Israeli soccer champions in the 1984-85 season, and added another title in 1988-89.
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Maccabi Haifa became the first team from Israel to make the Champions League group stage, in 2002. They performed respectably, getting wins over Manchester United and Olympiacos, finishing third in their group. The Yerukim were the dominant force in Israeli soccer in the 2000s, with six Israeli Premier League titles. Throughout the 21st century, they’ve been regulars in European competitions.
In the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, Maccabi Haifa won back-to-back Israeli Premier League titles. After the latter championship, Maccabi Haifa progressed through the Champions League qualifying rounds. With a playoff round win over Red Star Belgrade, they made the UCL group stage for the first time since 2009-10.
The 2022-23 Champions League odds price Maccabi Haifa as massive +15000 underdogs to advance from Group H. Betting advice recommends tempering expectations, since Maccabi Haifa finished last in their group at the UEFA Europa Conference League last season.
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