Liga Artzit
Founded1957; 65 years ago (1957)
CEONaftali Goshen
No. of teams25 (Two districts)
ContinentFIBA Europe
Level on pyramid3rd Tier (Israel)
Promotion toLiga Leumit
Relegation toLiga Alef
Domestic cup(s)Association Cup

Liga Artzit (Hebrew: ליגה ארצית. Artzit) is the third tier level league of basketball competition in Israel. It is the league level that is below the second tier level Liga Leumit.

League system

The league contains 12 clubs (in two districts), which compete in a home-and-away round-robin. At the end of the season, the first team from each district (South/North) is promoted to the Liga Leumit.

The two teams that finish at the bottom of the table are relegated to the fourth tier, Liga Alef.

Current teams


Team City Arena Capacity
Beitar Kfar Yona Kfar Yona Ish Shalom
Hapoel Gilboa Brosh Gan Ner Gan Ner Sports Hall 2,057
Hapoel Kfar Saba Kfar Saba hayovel 700
Hapoel Migdal/Jezreel Migdal HaEmek and Jezreel Valley Regional Council Ya'arat HaEmek 900
Hapoel Megiddo Megiddo Regional Council Mishmar HaEmek SPORT 1,000
Hapoel Nof HaGalil Nof HaGalil Alon 350
Hapoel Acre/Mateh Asher Acre and Mateh Asher Regional Council Ha'pais Moshe Sharett 200
Hapoel Emek Hefer Hefer Valley Regional Council and Bat Hefer Ruppin Academic Center Sports Arena
Hapoel Safed Galil Safed Ha'pais Safed 608
Maccabi Baqa Baqa-Jatt pais Community Baqa
Maccabi Hod HaSharon Hod HaSharon Atidim 400
Maccabi Hadera Hadera Unbox 2,582
Maccabi Ironi Karmiel Karmiel Horowitz 498
Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin Kiryat Motzkin Yitzhak Navon sport hall 600


Team City Arena Capacity
A.S. Ashkelon Ashkelon toto pais Hei 500
Elitzur Givat Shmuel Givat Shmuel Neria high school 900
Elitzur Yavne Yavne Ralph Klein Arena 1,000
Elitzur Ramla Ramla Kiryat Menachem Arena 2,000
Elitzur Nahal Sorek Nahal Sorek Regional Council Yad Binyamin sport hall 450
Hapoel Kafr Qasim Kafr Qasim makif high school
Hapoel Lod Lod lod-science atided school
Hapoel Mabu'im-Merhavim Merhavim and Mabu'im Mabu'im Community
Maccabi Petah Tikva Petah Tikva rozmarin 500
Elitzur Givatayim- Petah Tikva Givatayim and Petah Tikva Telem high school 488
Maccabi Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut Ha'pais Re'ut
Maccabi Ashdod Tzabar Ashdod makif Heth 500
Maccabi Shoham Shoham Nitzanim 500
Ironi Kiryat Ono Kiryat Ono alumim school 500

League champions

Season North champion South champion
2015–16 Hapoel Haifa Maccabi Rehovot
2016–17 Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin Elitzur Yavne
2017–18 Elitzur Netanya Elitzur Ashkelon
2018–19 A.S. Ramat Hasharon Hapoel Hevel Modi'in
2019–20 Hapoel Acre Ironi Ramat Gan
2020–21 Hapoel Migdal/Jezreel Maccabi Ma'ale Adumim
2021–22 Elitzur Shomron Maccabi Rehovot