Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club is an Israeli football club and part of the Maccabi Tel Aviv sports club.
Founded in 1906 as the HaRishon Le Zion-Yafo Association, it is the oldest, largest and most decorated football club in Israel. With the establishment of the city of Tel Aviv in 1909, the club changed its name to Maccabi Tel Aviv. In 1922, it became the first Jewish football club to participate in local competitions. The meaning of the name Maccabi – 'there is no one like you among the gods' – forms an integral part of the character of the team, which took the Star of David as their logo to represent the Jewish people. Maccabi Tel Aviv have won more titles than any other Israeli club, winning 22 League Championships, 23 prestigious State Cups and an additional five Toto Cups, as well as two Asian Champion Club Tournaments until Israel were expelled from the AFC in 1974.
Maccabi Tel Aviv is the only Israeli football team that have never been relegated from the Israeli Premier League and one of only three Israeli teams to ever progress to the UEFA Champions League group stage. The club is named after the Maccabees and invest a lot in the development and nurturing of young talent.