הפועל חיפה
Hapoel Haifa
LeaguesIsraeli Super League
Founded1924 (97 years ago)
HistoryHapoel Haifa B.C.
1924–present
ArenaRomema Arena
Capacity5,000
LocationHaifa, Israel
PresidentYuval Rusman
Head coachElad Hasin[1]
Team captainOfek Avital
OwnershipVoluntary association "Hapoel Haifa B.C.- Red Heart"
Websitehapoelhaifabc.com
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Departments of Hapoel Haifa
Football Basketball Woman Basketball
Handball Swimming Judo

Hapoel Haifa Basketball Club is a professional basketball team based in Haifa, in Haifa metropolitan area, Israel. The club plays in the Israeli Basketball Premier League, the top tier of Israeli basketball. It is owned by Hapoel Haifa Supporters Trust.

History

The club was founded in 1924.[2] The club began to play basketball in the Israeli Basketball Premier League in 1955.[3]

The club had a rich history, and was part of the Israeli Basketball Premier League for many years. It finished as runner-up to Maccabi Tel Aviv in 1962 and 1965.[4][5] It came in second in the competition for the Israeli State Cup, in 1970/1971, 1984/1985, 2008/2009, and 2012/2013.[6]

In the 2011/12 season, its fans formed the club again.[3] The club was Israeli Artzit League Group North Runner-Up in 2015 and Champion in 2016, and Israeli National League Runner-Up in 2020.[2]

The team plays its home games in Romema Arena.[6]

Roster

Hapoel Haifa roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
G/F 1 United States Siggers, Jason 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 35 – (1985-08-24)24 August 1985
PG 2 United States Evans, Keenan 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 24 – (1996-08-23)23 August 1996
SF 4 Israel Mashour, Karam 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 29 – (1991-08-09)9 August 1991
PF 5 United States Buckles, Rakeem 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 30 – (1990-11-15)15 November 1990
PG 6 Israel Ben Zvi, Ziv 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 28 – (1992-05-28)28 May 1992
PG 7 Israel Wendel, Eyal 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 21 – (2000-03-01)1 March 2000
SF 8 Israel Simhon, Amit 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 31 – (1989-10-22)22 October 1989
F/C 10 United States Freeman, Lennard 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 25 – (1995-12-10)10 December 1995
PG 12 Israel Avital, Ofek (C) 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 23 – (1997-08-28)28 August 1997
C 18 Israel Nesterenko, Igor 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 30 – (1990-08-18)18 August 1990
G 21 Israel Holin, Lahav 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 21 – (1999-08-17)17 August 1999
PG 22 Montenegro Rochestie, Taylor 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 35 – (1985-07-01)1 July 1985
F/C 23 Israel Cohen, Amit 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 20 – (2000-09-20)20 September 2000
F 25 Israel Lavy, Gur 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 19 – (2001-03-27)27 March 2001
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Israel Ilan Amar
  • Israel Shahar Miller

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured

Updated: December 19, 2020

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Lennard Freeman Igor Nesterenko
PF Rakeem Buckles Amit Cohen
SF Amit Simhon Karam Mashour
SG Jason Siggers Lahav Holin
PG Keenan Evans Taylor Rochestie Ofek Avital

Honours

Romema Arena, the team's home stadium.
Romema Arena, the team's home stadium.

Notable players

Bar Timor

References

  1. ^ "Examining Israel's basketball teams and new players before season start". The Jerusalem Post.
  2. ^ a b "Basketball News, Scores, Stats, Analysis, Standings - eurobasket". Eurobasket LLC.
  3. ^ a b "English – הפועל חיפה כדורסל".
  4. ^ David A. Goldstein (2017). Alley-Oop to Aliyah; African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land
  5. ^ "הפועל חיפה חוזרת". big.one.co.il (in Hebrew). Archived from the original on 25 August 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Basketball - Maccabi Haifa B.C. (Israel): palmares, results and name". www.the-sports.org.