About the club
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Football Club was founded in 1949, and has established itself as the biggest football team in the south of Israel.
Hapoel Be'er Sheva is a symbol for the people of the South. The club enjoys a loving fan base, which is reflected in the slogan on the clubs’ crest: “The Pride of Negev”.
Fans of the club accompany the team to all the games across the country. Our fans serve as role models and won the tile of "fair audience".
The management group, headed by Ms. Alona Barkat, the owner, sees football as an educational tool for social empowerment, using football as education for young people on the values of excellence, tolerance and sportsmanship.
The club has a rich history and tradition of achievements, titles and trophies. Recently Hapoel Be'er Sheva FC has established its position at the top of the Israeli Premier League, and over the years Hapoel Beer Sheva FC has won a number of titles:
1974/75, 1975/76, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18
Israeli Premier League Toto Cup
1988/89, 1995/96, 2016/17
Champion of Champions (Israeli Super Cup)
Israeli National League Toto Cup
Hapoel Beer Sheva FC - Much More Than Football
"Our vision of Hapoel Be'er Sheva Football club is much more than a football team. It is an organization that unites, represents and acts in the Negev community. Football has a very significant force in education, culture and community life."
Over the years, Hapoel Be'er Sheva has done a lot for the community in the city and in the South of Israel in general. The club takes part in large number of social projects, including the adoption of special education schools, adoption of young people at risk, projects with children with Down syndrome etc. The team is the leading line is education for tolerance and acceptance of others emphasizing cooperationwith various communities that make up the diversified Negev region.
The youth division of Hapoel Be'er Sheva has always been a source of pride to the city and the club. The division annually trains hundreds of young people, deals with education achievements, excellence together with the values of tolerance, knowledge and helping others. Over the years, the number of youth division Hapoel Be'er Sheva players who make it into senior team in Israel and major European teams has increased. These include Elyaniv Barda. the senior team captain, Yossi Benayun and many others.
Youth Team titles:
1969/70, 1970/71, 1975/76, 1984/85
Youth Super Cup
A Look into the Future - Be'er Sheva Stadium Named After Yaakov Turner
The Wassermiel stadium first opened in 1959. As Hapoel Be'er Sheva's popularity grew and the stands continued to fill, the city's residents and the fans of the team began their cry for a new stadium
In 2011, the mayor of Be'er Sheva, Mr. Rubik Danilovich, laid the foundation for a project that had been widely discussed, the building of a new and modern football stadium to serve as the home of the city's football teams, especially Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
The stadium was to have 16,000 seats, all set to meet the strict standards of the UEFA and FIFA
Most of the funding for the project, which totaled approximately 200 million NIS, was provided by Toto. It was for this reason that in 2011 it was decided that the stadium would be named The Toto Stadium in Be'er Sheva
The local government wanted to include the culture of Be'er Sheva in the stadium and therefore decided to add the name of the former mayor, Mr. Yaakov Terner to the name of the stadium. This made the name of the stadium the Toto Stadium in Be'er Sheva named after Yaakov Turner
The stadium is located in the North end of Be'er Sheva, next to the Nahal Ashan neighborhood and is part of the Sports Complex of Be'er Sheva
The complex consists of five training fields, the multi-sports center known as "The Conch". which seats 3000 people and has a swimming pool. The center also has the Association House which is used for offices in Be'er Sheva
Building of the stadium was completed in time for the opening of the 2015/2016 season. The opening match saw Hapoel Be'er Sheva host Maccabi Haifa in a game that ended in a draw at 0-0.The first goal in the stadium was later scored by Tony Nwakaeme against Maccabi Petah Tikva FC
Hapoel Beer Sheva at the international games
In 1976 Hapoel Be'er Sheva FC together with Beitar Jerusalem were the first Israeli teams to play internationally.
The team has taken part over the years in various games in Europe, including:
UEFA Europa League (Qualifiers)
UEFA Europa League (Group Stage)
UEFA Europa League (Round of 32)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (Qualifiers)
UEFA Cup (Qualifiers)
1976/1977, 1994/1995, 2004/2005