Ironi Ramat HaSharon

Ramat-ha’Sharon, Israel

About Ironi Ramat HaSharon

Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon Football Club, known until 2013 as Ironi Ramat HaSharon Football Club, was founded in 1957. Throughout history, the team have spent the vast majority of their time in Israel's lower divisions, where they have occasionally picked up trophies, although they have appeared in the top tier in recent seasons. Part of the club's name refers to former player, Nir Itzhaki. 

At the end of the 1983-84 season, the club gained promotion to Liga Artzit, which at that stage was the country's second tier. Then, in the 1984-85 season, they almost gained promotion to the top flight. Going into their final game, against Hapoel Jerusalem, the team knew that a win would see them secure promotion, but unfortunately they lost the match 1-0. The following year, they suffered relegation back to the third tier and subsequently fell as far as the fourth level.

Soon after the turn of the millennium, Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon returned to the third tier, due in part to the merger of Beitar Tel Aviv and Shimshon Tel Aviv, which created an extra spot in the division. Then, in 2003-04, they won the third tier's Toto Cup and finished top of the league, allowing them to secure promotion back to the second level. In the years that followed, the side were able to establish themselves in the league and avoid relegation. In 2009-10, they reached the semi final of the Israel State Cup, while in 2010-11, they lifted the Toto Cup Leumit. At the conclusion of the 2010-11 season, they finished as Liga Leumit champions and gained promotion to the Israeli Premier League for the first time.

Grundman Stadium in Ramat HaSharon serves as the venue for the club's home matches. The stadium was originally built in 1998 and underwent a renovations process in 2012. It is named after Ya'akov Grundman, a former manager of the Israel national football team, and can hold up to 4,300 supporters.

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