Toto Cup


Toto Cup

The Toto Cup ( _he. גביע הטוטו) is a minor cup competition in Israeli football, but nevertheless carries the highest annual prize. In 2006, it was worth 1.25 million Israeli new sheqels. There are three competitions, one for the clubs of the Ligat ha'Al, Liga Leumit and the Liga Artzit. There are no playoffs between the individual winners.It is a pre-season tournament and was originally introduced in 1982 as League Cup. In 1984 it was renamed Toto Cup and divided along the two highest leagues (Liga Leumit and Liga Artzit at the time). In 1999, after the introduction of the Ligat ha'Al, the clubs from Ligat ha'Al and Liga Leumit competed in the same group, until 2002, when the competition was extended into three groups, one for each league.

History

Winners

As League Cup (1982-1984)

As Toto Cup Al, Toto Cup Leumit & Toto Cup Artzit (2004-present)

Number of wins

Including only the 25 'top' competitions since 1982

*4: Hapoel Petah Tikva, Maccabi Haifa
*3: Maccabi Petah Tikva
*2: Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv, Hapoel Be'er Sheva, Maccabi Netanya, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Shimshon Tel Aviv
*1: Beitar Jerusalem, Hapoel Haifa, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Maccabi Herzliya, Maccabi Yavne

External links

* [http://access.fifa.com/en/article/0,4151,115730,00.html FIFA Website]
* [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/isratotocup05.html RSSSF Archives]


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