Last updated : Saturday, 25 November 2023
IntroductionThe Manchester Jewish Soccer League (MJSL) is an amateur football league in Manchester, England. It was founded in 1919 and is the oldest Jewish football league in the world. The MJSL currently has over 40 teams competing in various divisions.
The MJSL is a member of the Jewish Football Association (JFA), which is the governing body for Jewish football in England. The JFA also organizes the Maccabiah Games, which is an international Jewish sporting event that takes place every four years.
HistoryThe MJSL was founded in 1919 by a group of Jewish footballers who wanted to create a league where they could play against other Jewish teams. The league initially had just six teams, but it has grown steadily over the years and now has over 40 teams.
The MJSL has played a significant role in the development of Jewish football in England. The league has produced many talented players who have gone on to play professional football, including Mark Lazarus, who played for Manchester United and England.
DivisionsThe MJSL currently has 10 divisions, ranging from the Premier Division to the Division 7. The Premier Division is the top division in the league and is contested by the best teams in the MJSL.
The MJSL also organizes a number of cup competitions, including the Challenge Cup, the League Cup, and the President's Cup. The Challenge Cup is the oldest cup competition in the MJSL and is contested by all teams in the league.