The Maccabi Haifa Football Club – also known as "The Greens" was founded in 1913.
The club won its 12th Israeli Football League Championship in 2011 and has made 13 appearances in National Cup Finals, winning the trophy on five occasions.
In 1992, the club was taken over by Kesher Sport Ltd, a company owned by Ya'akov Shachar and Israel Kass, owners of the Mayer Group.
Since its inception, Maccabi Haifa has developed dramatically, setting new management standards which have turned the club into the most popular in the country.
In the 2002/2003 season, for the first time in Israel's history, the club qualified for the UEFA Champions League. And repeated the achievement in 2009/2010. Maccabi Haifa is known as the club that offers the best opportunity for young players to improve on their way to joining some of the top European leagues. Its Youth Department nurtures more than 1,000 youngsters between the ages of 8-18. Most of the young teams win trophies every year, the best players go on to live the dream and join the senior professional squad in the top division or serve as Maccabi Haifa ambassadors in the lower leagues too.