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APOEL F.C. is a professional football club
Sports club
A sports club or sport club, sometimes athletics club or sports association is a club for the purpose of playing one or more sports...

 based in Lefkosia (Nicosia
Nicosia
Nicosia from , known locally as Lefkosia , is the capital and largest city in Cyprus, as well as its main business center. Nicosia is the only divided capital in the world, with the southern and the northern portions divided by a Green Line...

), Cyprus
Cyprus
Cyprus , officially the Republic of Cyprus , is a Eurasian island country, member of the European Union, in the Eastern Mediterranean, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria and north of Egypt. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.The earliest known human activity on the...

 and they are one of the founding members of the Cyprus Football Association
Cyprus Football Association
The Cyprus Football Association is the governing body of football in Cyprus. It organizes the football league, whose top league is Cypriot First Division, Cypriot Cup, Cyprus FA Shield and the Cypriot national football team. It is based in Nicosia. It Football was introduced to Cyprus early in...

. APOEL is one of the most popular football teams in Cyprus and they are the most successful with an overall tally of 21 championships
Cypriot First Division
The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

, 19 cups and 12 super cups. APOEL’s greatest moment in the European
UEFA
The Union of European Football Associations , almost always referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative and controlling body for European association football, futsal and beach soccer....

 competitions came the season 2011–12
2011–12 APOEL F.C. season
The 2011–12 season is APOEL's 72nd season in the Cypriot First Division. The first training session for the season took place on 8 June 2011 at GSP Stadium...

, when the club particiapted in the group stages
2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage
This article details the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage.The group stage will feature 32 teams: the 22 automatic qualifiers and the 10 winners of the play-off round ....

 of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League
2011–12 UEFA Champions League
The 2011–12 UEFA Champions League is the 57th season of the European Cup, Europe's premier football tournament, and the 20th season in its current Champions League format. The final venue will be the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany...

 (along with FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Shakhtar Donetsk is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Donetsk. Shakhtar has appeared in several European competitions and currently is often a participant of the UEFA Champions League. The club became the first Ukrainian club to win the UEFA Cup in 2009, the last year...

 and Zenit St. Petersburg
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
Football Club Zenit is a Russian football club from the city of Saint-Petersburg. Founded in 1925 , the club plays in the Russian Premier League...

) and achieved to qualify for the Last-16
2011–12 UEFA Champions League knockout phase
The knockout phase of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League will begin on 14 February 2012 with the round of 16, and conclude on 19 May 2012 with the final at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany....

 of the competition, becoming the first and only Cypriot club to reach the UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

 knockout stages. Also, APOEL's European competitions highlights include appearances in the group stages
2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage
The 2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage matches took place between 15 September and 9 December 2009. The draw for the eight groups took place on 27 August 2009, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco....

 of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League (along with Chelsea
Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea Football Club are an English football club based in West London. Founded in 1905, they play in the Premier League and have spent most of their history in the top tier of English football. Chelsea have been English champions four times, FA Cup winners six times and League Cup winners four...

, FC Porto and Atlético Madrid), the second round of the 2002–03 UEFA Cup and the play-offs of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League. APOEL F.C. is part of the APOEL multisport club, which was founded in 1926 and maintains departments for several sports including football, basketball
APOEL B.C.
APOEL is a professional basketball team from Nicosia, Cyprus. APOEL is one of the most successful basketball clubs in Cyprus by winning 10 Championships, 11 Cups and 10 Supercups. APOEL B.C. is part of the APOEL multisport club.-History:...

, volleyball
APOEL VC
APOEL Volleyball Club is the volleyball team of APOEL, the Nicosia-based sport club. Founded in 1926, it is one of the oldest volleyball clubs in Cyprus. APOEL was a founding member of the Cyprus Volleyball Federation.-History:...

, table tennis and cycling.

1926–1929 : The early years


The club was formed as POEL on November 8, 1926. The club's formation came about when a group of forty people, with a common vision, met and set the foundations for creating a football club that would represent all Greeks of the capital
Nicosia
Nicosia from , known locally as Lefkosia , is the capital and largest city in Cyprus, as well as its main business center. Nicosia is the only divided capital in the world, with the southern and the northern portions divided by a Green Line...

. The meeting took place at a traditional confectionery, owned by Charalambos Hadjioannou, downtown in Ledra Street
Ledra Street
Ledra Street is a major shopping thoroughfare in central Nicosia, Cyprus, which links North and South Nicosia....

 and the first president of the club was Giorgos Poulias. The first clubhouse was the "Athenians Club" at the end of Ledra Street
Ledra Street
Ledra Street is a major shopping thoroughfare in central Nicosia, Cyprus, which links North and South Nicosia....

.

After a journey to the football club in Alexandria
Alexandria
Alexandria is the second-largest city of Egypt, with a population of 4.1 million, extending about along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country; it is also the largest city lying directly on the Mediterranean coast. It is Egypt's largest seaport, serving...

, Egypt
Egypt
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...

 in 1927 the General Assembly of 1928 decided the players showed that they were not just good footballers but also excellent track and field athletes. Hence it was decided to create a track and field team in addition to the football team. The name APOEL was adopted to reflect this, with the 'A' standing for 'Athletic'. Soon after a volleyball team and a table tennis team were established.

The '30s : The first championships


Cyprus did not have any country-wide league until 1932. Football clubs of the time played friendly matches only. In 1932, Pezoporikos Larnaca organised an unofficial league, the first island-wide league, and it was won by APOEL after defeating AEL Limassol
AEL Limassol
Athlitiki Enosi Lemesou , commonly known as AEL Limassol , is a Greek Cypriot multisport club based in the city of Limassol, the port of Cyprus....

 on the final with 4–0. In 1934, there was a disagreement between Trast AC
Trast AC
Trast Athletic Club was a Cypriot football club based in Nicosia. It was a founding member of the Cyprus Football Association. The disestablishment of the Pancyprian Football Organization ") in 1924 led to the creation of two new clubs: Trast AC and Panergatikos...

 and Anorthosis Famagusta
Anorthosis Famagusta FC
Αnorthosis Famagusta FC is a Cypriot football and volleyball club which is originally based in Famagusta, but is now temporarily based in Larnaca, due to the Turkish invasion. Anorthosis is one of the most successful clubs in Cypriot football, having won 13 league titles, 10 Cypriot Cups and 6...

 on the organisation of the fourth unofficial league. APOEL and AEL Limassol
AEL Limassol
Athlitiki Enosi Lemesou , commonly known as AEL Limassol , is a Greek Cypriot multisport club based in the city of Limassol, the port of Cyprus....

 organised a meeting for the foundation of a country-wide governing body and an official country-wide league. The meeting took place in APOEL's clubhouse on September 23 and the establishment of the Cyprus Football Association
Cyprus Football Association
The Cyprus Football Association is the governing body of football in Cyprus. It organizes the football league, whose top league is Cypriot First Division, Cypriot Cup, Cyprus FA Shield and the Cypriot national football team. It is based in Nicosia. It Football was introduced to Cyprus early in...

 was agreed. Two years later the APOEL football team celebrated its first championship
Cypriot First Division
The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

 title of the official Cyprus football league
Cyprus football league system
The Cyprus football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for club football in Cyprus. The system has a hierarchical format with promotion and relegation between leagues at different levels. The top four leagues are organised by the Cyprus Football Association and the rest by the...

. APOEL also won the championship for the following four years, making this a very successful period for the club with 5 consecutive championships
Cypriot First Division
The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

 (1936–1940).

The 1948 conflicts


Politics, however, would soon spark conflict within the team. On May 23, 1948 the board of the club send a telegram to the Hellenic Association of Amateur Athletics
Hellenic Association of Amateur Athletics
The Hellenic Association of Amateur Athletics is Greece's governing body for amateur sport.SEGAS was created in 1897 and has been the principal organiser of many international sporting competitions held in Greece...

 , with the opportunity of the annual Panhellenic Track and Field Competition, which included wishes that "the rebellion" is finished. Several leftist club members perceived the telegram as a political comment on the Greek Civil War
Greek Civil War
The Greek Civil War was fought from 1946 to 1949 between the Greek governmental army, backed by the United Kingdom and United States, and the Democratic Army of Greece , the military branch of the Greek Communist Party , backed by Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Albania...

 and they distanced themselves from the club. A few days later, on June 4, 1948, they founded Omonia Nicosia Football Club
AC Omonia
Athletic Club Omonoia Nicosia is a professional football club that plays in the Cyprus capital city Nicosia. The club was established in 1948 and became a member of the Cyprus Football Association in 1953...

. Omonia
AC Omonia
Athletic Club Omonoia Nicosia is a professional football club that plays in the Cyprus capital city Nicosia. The club was established in 1948 and became a member of the Cyprus Football Association in 1953...

 is to this date the arch rival of APOEL and there has been a traditional animosity between the fans of the two teams.

1955–59 period


More conflicts led to further struggles for APOEL. Athletes belonging to the club frequently participated in national clashes. During the 1955–59 national up-rise against the British, many of APOEL's athletes and members of the club were active members of EOKA
EOKA
EOKA was an anticolonial, antiimperialist nationalist organisation with the ultimate goal of "The liberation of Cyprus from the British yoke". Although not stated in its initial declaration of existence which was printed and distributed on the 1st of April 1955, EOKA also had a target of achieving...

 (the National Organisation of Cypriot Fighters), the most outstanding example being the club's track and field athlete Michalakis Karaolis
Michalis Karaolis
Michalis Karaolis was born in the village of Palechori of Pitsilia, Cyprus. He was a government clerk and a member of EOKA. He was the first to be sentenced to death and hanged alongside Andreas Dimitriou on May 10, 1956....

 who was hanged by the British colonial authorities. During this period the football team had their closest brush with relegation as most football players were actively taking part in the national struggle.

Triumph in the 1963–64 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup


The football team were quickly back to full strength and made their debut in European Competitions (the first not only for APOEL but for any Cypriot team) in 1963, when they faced the Norwegian
Norway
Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

 team SK Gjøvik-Lyn
SK Gjøvik-Lyn
SK Gjøvik/Lyn is a Norwegian football club based in Gjøvik, which was founded on 1 February 1902. Their home ground was Gjøvik Stadion.Its honours include the 1962 Norwegian Cup. The men's team played in the Third Division in 2008, and in the Second Division as late as in 2007, but ahead of the...

 in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1963-64
The season 1963-64 of the European Cup Winners' Cup football club tournament was won by Sporting CP in a replayed final victory against MTK Budapest.-Preliminary round:-First leg:-----Second leg:Manchester United won 7–2 on aggregate.----...

. Two victories for APOEL over both legs (6–0, 1–0) marked APOEL's successful European debut, as they became the first Hellenic
Greece
Greece , officially the Hellenic Republic , and historically Hellas or the Republic of Greece in English, is a country in southeastern Europe....

 team to progress in a European Competition. The next round against the tournament winners Sporting Clube de Portugal met APOEL with their heaviest defeat ever (16–1) and put an end to APOEL's European debut.

The successful participation in pan-Hellenic Greek championship


Other triumphs followed in the early 1970s. In 1973 the domestic double was achieved with coach Panos Markovic. The following year APOEL became the only Cypriot team to avoid relegation from the pan-Hellenic Greek Championship
Super League Greece
The Superleague Greece is the highest professional football league in Greece. It was formed on July 16, 2006 and replaced Alpha Ethniki at the top of the Greek football league system. The league consists of 16 teams and runs from August to May, with teams playing 30 games each...

. That was also the last season that the Cypriot champion played in the Greek Football League the following year due to the volatile situation in Cyprus during 1974. 1973 also saw triumphs for the basketball
APOEL B.C.
APOEL is a professional basketball team from Nicosia, Cyprus. APOEL is one of the most successful basketball clubs in Cyprus by winning 10 Championships, 11 Cups and 10 Supercups. APOEL B.C. is part of the APOEL multisport club.-History:...

 side of APOEL, who gained their first trophy by winning the national cup
Cypriot Basketball Cup
The Cypriot Basketball Cup is an annual cup competition, organized by the Cyprus Basketball Federation since 1969. From 2007 the cup competition format changed, and in the cup participate only the teams of the Cypriot 1st Division. The cup employs a knock-out format...

. Three years later in 1976 they succeeded in winning the first basketball championship
Cyprus Basketball Division 1
The Cypriot First Division A of the Men’s Basketball League is currently the top competition on the Cyprus Basketball calendar. It is run and governed by the Cyprus Basketball Federation...

. The volleyball side of the club experienced their most successful period between 1979 and 1985 when they won six championships
Cyprus Volleyball Division 1
Cyprus Volleyball Division 1 is the top level volleyball league in Cyprus. The league is organised by the Cyprus Volleyball Federation since 1978. The league is contested by 9 teams.-History:...

 and five cups.

The '80s : European Cup 1986–87 withdrawal


The 1980s were a relatively fruitless period for APOEL. They have only won two championships
Cypriot First Division
The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

 (1980,1986), one cup (1984) and two super cups (1984, 1986). In 1986 APOEL was drawn against Beşiktaş J.K.
Besiktas J.K.
Beşiktaş Jimnastik Kulübü , or simply Beşiktaş , is a Turkish sports club. The club's football team is one of the major teams in Turkey. The professional sports club, founded in 1903, is based in the Beşiktaş district in Istanbul, Turkey...

 for the second round of the European Cup
European Cup 1986-87
The season 1986–87 of the European Cup football club tournament was won by Porto, coming from behind in the final against Bayern Munich, giving Portugal its first title since 1962....

. This was the first time that a Cypriot team faced a Turkish team in a European football competition. The Cypriot government prohibited APOEL from playing against the Turkish team, so APOEL was punished with two years disqualification from any UEFA
UEFA
The Union of European Football Associations , almost always referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative and controlling body for European association football, futsal and beach soccer....

 competition. This penalty was later reduced to 1 year.

The '90s : The unbeaten "double" in 1995–96


The 90s were a successful decade for APOEL with 3 championships
Cypriot First Division
The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

 (1990, 1992, 1996), 5 cups (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999) and 4 super cups (1992, 1993, 1996, 1999). The most successful season in the 90s was 1995–96 in which APOEL achieved a celebratory double while remaining undefeated in the league. The basketball team
APOEL B.C.
APOEL is a professional basketball team from Nicosia, Cyprus. APOEL is one of the most successful basketball clubs in Cyprus by winning 10 Championships, 11 Cups and 10 Supercups. APOEL B.C. is part of the APOEL multisport club.-History:...

 won a double on the same season, making this the ideal season for a 70th anniversary celebration.

APOEL FC company formed


On 1996 the APOEL Football Ltd. was formed. This had a significant effect on the club because it separated the activities of the football team from those of the sports club. The formation of the company was necessitated by the financial difficulties the team faced at the time. The company began its operations with a capital of CY£600,000.

2001-present : APOEL’s golden era


APOEL is the most successful football team in Cyprus in the 2000s decade. Since 2001, the club won 5 championships
Cypriot First Division
The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

 (2002, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011), 2 cups (2006, 2008) and 5 super cups (2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011). Also, APOEL qualified twice for the UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

 group stages (2009–10
2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage
The 2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage matches took place between 15 September and 9 December 2009. The draw for the eight groups took place on 27 August 2009, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco....

 & 2011–12
2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage
This article details the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage.The group stage will feature 32 teams: the 22 automatic qualifiers and the 10 winners of the play-off round ....

), and reached the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League knockout phase
2011–12 UEFA Champions League knockout phase
The knockout phase of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League will begin on 14 February 2012 with the round of 16, and conclude on 19 May 2012 with the final at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany....

, writing the greatest chapter in the club's history.

European campaign 2002–03


In 2002, the football team embarked on an impressive European run, playing ten games before being knocked out, an impressive feat for a Cypriot club. The team participated in the Champions League
UEFA Champions League 2002-03
The 2002–03 UEFA Champions League was the 11th season of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League, since its rebranding in 1992, and the 48th European Cup tournament overall. The competition was won by Milan, who beat Juventus on penalties in the European Cup's...

 and was knocked out by AEK Athens on the third qualifying round. They entered the UEFA Cup on the first round and advanced until the second round when they were knocked out by Hertha BSC Berlin
Hertha BSC Berlin
Hertha Berliner Sport-Club von 1892, commonly known as Hertha BSC or Hertha Berlin, is a German association football club based in Berlin. A founding member of the German Football Association in Leipzig in 1900, the club has a long history as Berlin's best-supported side...

.

Champions League 2009–10 group stages






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APOEL's most frequent starting lineup in the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stages
2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage
The 2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage matches took place between 15 September and 9 December 2009. The draw for the eight groups took place on 27 August 2009, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco....

.
Group D
Team
  Chelsea
Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea Football Club are an English football club based in West London. Founded in 1905, they play in the Premier League and have spent most of their history in the top tier of English football. Chelsea have been English champions four times, FA Cup winners six times and League Cup winners four...

6 4 2 0 11 4
7
14
  Porto 6 4 0 2 8 3
5
12
  Atlético Madrid 6 0 3 3 3 12 −9 3
  APOEL 6 0 3 3 4 7 −3 3


The first big success of the club in European competitions came on August 26, 2009, when the team knocked out F.C. Copenhagen
F.C. Copenhagen
F.C. Copenhagen is a professional Danish football club in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is part of the Parken Sport & Entertainment....

 in the 2009–10 Champions League play-off round by winning 3–2 on aggregate and reached the group stages
2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage
The 2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage matches took place between 15 September and 9 December 2009. The draw for the eight groups took place on 27 August 2009, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco....

 of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League for the first time. APOEL were drawn in Group D against Chelsea FC
Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea Football Club are an English football club based in West London. Founded in 1905, they play in the Premier League and have spent most of their history in the top tier of English football. Chelsea have been English champions four times, FA Cup winners six times and League Cup winners four...

, FC Porto and Atlético Madrid. APOEL drew 0–0 against Atlético Madrid at the first game at Vicente Calderón Stadium
Vicente Calderón Stadium
The Vicente Calderón Stadium is the home stadium of La Liga football club Atlético Madrid and is located in the Arganzuela district of Spanish capital Madrid. The stadium was originally called the Manzanares Stadium, but this was later changed to the Vicente Calderón Stadium, after the famous...

 and won its first ever point in group stages. At the second game APOEL faced up English giants Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea Football Club are an English football club based in West London. Founded in 1905, they play in the Premier League and have spent most of their history in the top tier of English football. Chelsea have been English champions four times, FA Cup winners six times and League Cup winners four...

 and the Cypriot team was beaten by Nicolas Anelka
Nicolas Anelka
Abdul-Salam Bilal on 14 March 1979) is a French international footballer, who plays as a striker for English Premier League club Chelsea. Anelka was also a regular starter for the French national team...

's goal in the 18th minute. On matchday three APOEL played against FC Porto at Dragão
Estádio do Dragão
The Estádio do Dragão is a football stadium located in Porto, Portugal, with an all-seated capacity of 50,399. Inaugurated on November 16, 2003, it is the current home ground of F.C. Porto, having replaced the club's old venue, the Estádio das Antas...

. APOEL took the lead on 22’ from Alvaro Pereira
Alvaro Pereira
Álvaro Daniel Pereira Barragán is an Uruguayan footballer who plays for Futebol Clube do Porto in Portugal.On the left side, he can play as either a defender or midfielder.-Early years:...

's own goal but Hulk scored two goals on 33’ and 48’ with a penalty and finally lost 2-1. Then followed another match against FC Porto in Nicosia
Nicosia
Nicosia from , known locally as Lefkosia , is the capital and largest city in Cyprus, as well as its main business center. Nicosia is the only divided capital in the world, with the southern and the northern portions divided by a Green Line...

. APOEL stood well but lost 1-0 after Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao García Zárate , commonly known simply as Falcao, is a Colombian football striker who currently plays for Atlético Madrid....

's goal in the 84th minute. In the fifth match of the group APOEL drew with Atlético Madrid 1–1 at GSP Stadium. APOEL took the lead in the game in the 5th minute after Nenad Mirosavljević
Nenad Mirosavljevic
Nenad Mirosavljević is a Serbian football striker who plays for Olympiakos Nicosia in the Cypriot First Division.-Club career:...

 scored, but Atlético Madrid equalised with the Portuguese
Portugal
Portugal , officially the Portuguese Republic is a country situated in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The Atlantic archipelagos of the...

 international Simão Sabrosa
Simão Sabrosa
Simão Pedro Fonseca Sabrosa, OIH , commonly known as Simão , is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Beşiktaş J.K. in Turkey, mainly as a left winger - he can also play as a forward - with dribbling and set piece skills as primary attributes.Having played in his country for two of the three...

 on 62 minutes. For matchday six, on December 8, 2009 APOEL travelled to London
London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

 to play against Chelsea
Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea Football Club are an English football club based in West London. Founded in 1905, they play in the Premier League and have spent most of their history in the top tier of English football. Chelsea have been English champions four times, FA Cup winners six times and League Cup winners four...

. At Stamford Bridge
Stamford Bridge (stadium)
Stamford Bridge is a football stadium in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, West London, and is the home of Chelsea Football Club. The stadium is located within the Moore Park Estate also known as Walham Green and is often referred to as simply The Bridge...

 the team had the support of 6,000 fans who traveled from Cyprus
Cyprus
Cyprus , officially the Republic of Cyprus , is a Eurasian island country, member of the European Union, in the Eastern Mediterranean, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria and north of Egypt. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.The earliest known human activity on the...

. APOEL took the lead on 6th minute with Marcin Żewłakow, but Chelsea scored two goals with Michael Essien
Michael Essien
Michael Kojo Essien is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Ghanaian national team. He is a midfielder who has often been touted as a box-to-box midfielder for his ability to exert boundless energy in supporting offensive and defensive play...

 on 19’ and Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba
Didier Yves Drogba Tébily is an Ivorian footballer who plays in the centre forward position. He currently plays for Chelsea in the Premier League, where he is deputy vice-captain, and is the captain and all-time top scorer of the Côte d'Ivoire national football team...

 on 26' to make it 2–1. APOEL equalised after Nenad Mirosavljević
Nenad Mirosavljevic
Nenad Mirosavljević is a Serbian football striker who plays for Olympiakos Nicosia in the Cypriot First Division.-Club career:...

 scored in the 87th minute and the match ended 2–2. APOEL finished fourth in the group having equal points with Atlético Madrid, but failed to qualify to UEFA Europa League, because of the away goal that Atlético Madrid had scored in Nicosia. At the end of the season Atlético became the eventual winner of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League.

The greatest moment in APOEL's history






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The 2011–12 UEFA Champions League
2011–12 UEFA Champions League
The 2011–12 UEFA Champions League is the 57th season of the European Cup, Europe's premier football tournament, and the 20th season in its current Champions League format. The final venue will be the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany...

 starting lineup that managed to beat Zenit St. Petersburg
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
Football Club Zenit is a Russian football club from the city of Saint-Petersburg. Founded in 1925 , the club plays in the Russian Premier League...

 2–1 at home and secured APOEL's first ever UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

 group stage victory.
Group G
Team
  APOEL 5 2 3 0 6 4
2
9
  Zenit St. Petersburg
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
Football Club Zenit is a Russian football club from the city of Saint-Petersburg. Founded in 1925 , the club plays in the Russian Premier League...

5 2 2 1 7 5
2
8
  Porto 5 2 1 2 7 7 0 7
  Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Shakhtar Donetsk is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Donetsk. Shakhtar has appeared in several European competitions and currently is often a participant of the UEFA Champions League. The club became the first Ukrainian club to win the UEFA Cup in 2009, the last year...

5 0 2 3 4 8 −4 2


Two years after its first participation APOEL managed to qualify again for the UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

 group stages
2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage
This article details the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage.The group stage will feature 32 teams: the 22 automatic qualifiers and the 10 winners of the play-off round ....

. The team won the 2010–11 Cypriot First Division
2010–11 Cypriot First Division
-Personnel and kits:Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.-Managerial changes:-League table:-Results:...

 and entered the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round. A successful campaign saw them through to the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League
2011–12 UEFA Champions League
The 2011–12 UEFA Champions League is the 57th season of the European Cup, Europe's premier football tournament, and the 20th season in its current Champions League format. The final venue will be the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany...

 group stages
2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage
This article details the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage.The group stage will feature 32 teams: the 22 automatic qualifiers and the 10 winners of the play-off round ....

 by eliminating Skënderbeu Korçë (6–0 agg.), Slovan Bratislava
ŠK Slovan Bratislava
ŠK Slovan Bratislava is a football club based in Bratislava, Slovakia, that plays in the Corgoň liga. Founded as 1. ČsŠK Bratislava in 1919, the club changed its name to Slovan Bratislava in 1953...

 (2–0 agg.) and Wisła Kraków (3–2 agg.). APOEL drawn in Group G, alongside FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Shakhtar Donetsk is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Donetsk. Shakhtar has appeared in several European competitions and currently is often a participant of the UEFA Champions League. The club became the first Ukrainian club to win the UEFA Cup in 2009, the last year...

 and Zenit St. Petersburg
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
Football Club Zenit is a Russian football club from the city of Saint-Petersburg. Founded in 1925 , the club plays in the Russian Premier League...

.

On September 13, 2011, APOEL hosted Zenit St. Petersburg
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
Football Club Zenit is a Russian football club from the city of Saint-Petersburg. Founded in 1925 , the club plays in the Russian Premier League...

 in GSP Stadium and secured its first ever victory in the UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

 group stage proper with a 2–1 comeback victory against the Russian
Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

 side. Konstantin Zyryanov
Konstantin Zyryanov
Konstantin Georgiyevich Zyryanov is an association footballer who currently plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg and the Russian national team....

 put Zenit ahead in the 63rd minute when he picked up a pass from Danny and shot low past APOEL goalkeeper Dionisis Chiotis
Dionisis Chiotis
Dionisis Chiotis is a Greek goalkeeper who plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.-Club career:He has played for the football club AEK Athens for more than 10 years. He joined the club in 1994 when he was 18. He was given on loan by AEK two times, for one season to Ethnikos Piraeus and for...

. APOEL was rewarded for its attacking play 10 minutes later when Gustavo Manduca
Gustavo Manduca
Gustavo Manduca is a Brazilian footballer who plays for APOEL F.C. in Cyprus, mainly as a left winger....

 pounced on a loose ball in the box and slotted the ball into the Zenit net. The winner came two minutes later when Brazilian striker Aílton
Ailton José Almeida
Aílton José Almeida , simply known as Aílton, is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.- Örgryte IS :...

 evaded the Zenit defense and shot into the far corner past goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev.

In its second match in the group, APOEL held Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Shakhtar Donetsk is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Donetsk. Shakhtar has appeared in several European competitions and currently is often a participant of the UEFA Champions League. The club became the first Ukrainian club to win the UEFA Cup in 2009, the last year...

 to a draw at the Donbass Arena and stayed in first place in the group. APOEL took the lead when the striker Ivan Tričkovski
Ivan Trickovski
Ivan Tričkovski is a Macedonian footballer who plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.-Club career:...

 finished off a counter attack in the 61st minute. Shakhtar equalised three minutes later when Jádson
Jádson
Jádson Rodrigues da Silva , commonly known as Jádson, is an footballer who plays for Shaktar Donetsk and the Brazilian national football team.-Shakhtar Donetsk:...

 scored.

Another away match followed against FC Porto and APOEL drew 1-1 at Dragão
Estádio do Dragão
The Estádio do Dragão is a football stadium located in Porto, Portugal, with an all-seated capacity of 50,399. Inaugurated on November 16, 2003, it is the current home ground of F.C. Porto, having replaced the club's old venue, the Estádio das Antas...

 to extend its unbeaten start and keep them on the top of Group G. Brazilian forward Hulk put FC Porto ahead after 13 minutes with a curving free‑kick from distance that bounced off the ground, before flying past the APOEL goalkeeper Dionisis Chiotis
Dionisis Chiotis
Dionisis Chiotis is a Greek goalkeeper who plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.-Club career:He has played for the football club AEK Athens for more than 10 years. He joined the club in 1994 when he was 18. He was given on loan by AEK two times, for one season to Ethnikos Piraeus and for...

. APOEL levelled six minutes later when Aílton
Ailton José Almeida
Aílton José Almeida , simply known as Aílton, is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.- Örgryte IS :...

 received the ball close to the Porto area, dribbled past Fernando
Fernando Francisco Reges
Fernando Francisco Reges , simply Fernando, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for F.C. Porto in Portugal, as a defensive midfielder.-Club career:...

 and sent a diagonal shot that gave the goalkeeper Helton no chance to block. However, on the last minute of added time APOEL could have won the match, but substitute Aldo Adorno
Aldo Adorno
Aldo Adorno, , is a Paraguayan footballer who plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division. He also holds a Spanish passport, except of the Paraguayan.-Career:...

 was denied the winner by a block from Helton.

On November 1, 2011, APOEL hosted FC Porto in GSP Stadium and Gustavo Manduca
Gustavo Manduca
Gustavo Manduca is a Brazilian footballer who plays for APOEL F.C. in Cyprus, mainly as a left winger....

's last-minute winner meant APOEL remained unbeaten at the top of Group G, securing at least a place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32
2011–12 UEFA Europa League knockout phase
The knockout phase of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League will begin on 16 February 2012 with the round of 32, and conclude on 9 May 2012 with the final at Stadionul Național in Bucharest, Romania....

. On 42nd minute, Aílton
Ailton José Almeida
Aílton José Almeida , simply known as Aílton, is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.- Örgryte IS :...

 was tripped by Eliaquim Mangala
Eliaquim Mangala
Eliaquim Mangala is a French professional football player who currently plays for Portuguese club Porto in the Primeira Liga. He primarily plays as a central defender and is a France youth international having played with the under-21 team. Mangala made his debut with the team on 13 November 2009...

 as he tried to dribble past the Belgian defender and the referee immediately signaled a penalty. The Brazilian striker stepped up and sent Helton the wrong way, scoring his third goal in the competition. As the game wore on APOEL took control of possession, trying to kill off the game on the counter, but FC Porto won a penalty in the 89th minute after James Rodríguez was brought down in the area by Marcelo Oliveira
Marcelo José Oliveira
Marcelo José Oliveira , commonly known as Marcelo Oliveira, is a Brazilian football defender who plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division....

. Hulk made no mistake from the spot and equalized for the visitors. It looked like the Portuguese side had salvaged a draw, but in the 90th minute Constantinos Charalambides
Constantinos Charalambidis
Costas Charalambides is a Cypriot football midfielder currently playing for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.-Club career:...

 fired in an accurate cross and found Gustavo Manduca
Gustavo Manduca
Gustavo Manduca is a Brazilian footballer who plays for APOEL F.C. in Cyprus, mainly as a left winger....

 in the box, whose left-footed strike from close range sealed the win for APOEL. On November 23, 2011, APOEL made history and became the first Cypriot team to reach the Last-16
2011–12 UEFA Champions League knockout phase
The knockout phase of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League will begin on 14 February 2012 with the round of 16, and conclude on 19 May 2012 with the final at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany....

 of the UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

 by holding Zenit St. Petersburg
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
Football Club Zenit is a Russian football club from the city of Saint-Petersburg. Founded in 1925 , the club plays in the Russian Premier League...

 to a 0-0 draw in Petrovsky Stadium
Petrovsky Stadium
The Petrovsky Stadium is a sport complex that consists of a number of sport buildings. One of them is the Grand Sport Arena which is the home of FC Zenit of Saint Petersburg, Russia and for simplicity referred by everyone as Petrovsky Stadium. The complex also contains another football stadium,...

.

Basketball and volleyball departments


APOEL has also a great history in Basketball and Volleyball.

The basketball team of APOEL won 10 Championships
Cyprus Basketball Division 1
The Cypriot First Division A of the Men’s Basketball League is currently the top competition on the Cyprus Basketball calendar. It is run and governed by the Cyprus Basketball Federation...

, 11 Cups
Cypriot Basketball Cup
The Cypriot Basketball Cup is an annual cup competition, organized by the Cyprus Basketball Federation since 1969. From 2007 the cup competition format changed, and in the cup participate only the teams of the Cypriot 1st Division. The cup employs a knock-out format...

 and 10 Supercups in his golden history and there is no doubt that APOEL is one of the biggest basketball clubs in the country.
The volleyball team of APOEL won 8 championships
Cyprus Volleyball Division 1
Cyprus Volleyball Division 1 is the top level volleyball league in Cyprus. The league is organised by the Cyprus Volleyball Federation since 1978. The league is contested by 9 teams.-History:...

 (1 held by SEGAS, 1 by the Greek Volleyball Federation and 6 by the Cyprus Volleyball federation) and 5 Cups. Mainly, the peak years for the APOEL volleyball team were between 1980–1990. Since then some good years were being made by the team but without any title outcome.

Academy


The APOEL academy are a separate legal entity from the football club. They are responsible for the under 21 teams for football, basketball and volleyball and they have their own board of directors and budget. The football academy has produced many quality Cypriot players over the years. The following players started from the academy and are now playing for APOEL: Michalis Morfis
Michalis Morfis
Michalis Morfis is a Cypriot footballer who plays for PAEEK in Cypriot Second Division. He was a key member of APOEL FC from 1997 until 2010. He is also a member of the Cypriot National Team...

, Constantinos Charalambides, Nektarios Alexandrou
Nektarios Alexandrou
Nektarios Alexandrou is a Cypriot footballer who currently plays for APOEL in Cypriot First Division. He is mainly a left winger, but in 2010 he started to play as left fullback also.- APOEL :...

, Marinos Satsias
Marinos Satsias
Marinos Satsias is a Cypriot football midfielder and the current captain of and a member of the Cyprus national football team.-Career:He is a right-footed defender-midfielder. Satsias made his debut for in 1995 at the age of seventeen. He is known for his passion and discipline in the game.With...

 and Tasos Kissas
Anastasios Kissas
Anastasios Kissas is a goalkeeper that currently plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division. He is also member of Cyprus national team.-External links:* *...

. All of them have also competed at international level with the Cyprus National Football Team
Cyprus national football team
The Cyprus national football team represents Cyprus in association football and is controlled by the Cyprus Football Association, the governing body for football in Cyprus. Cyprus' home ground is the GSP Stadium in Nicosia and the current coach is Nikos Nioplias...

 while Charalambides and Nektarios Alexandrou
Nektarios Alexandrou
Nektarios Alexandrou is a Cypriot footballer who currently plays for APOEL in Cypriot First Division. He is mainly a left winger, but in 2010 he started to play as left fullback also.- APOEL :...

 have played for teams in the Greek Super League
Super League Greece
The Superleague Greece is the highest professional football league in Greece. It was formed on July 16, 2006 and replaced Alpha Ethniki at the top of the Greek football league system. The league consists of 16 teams and runs from August to May, with teams playing 30 games each...

 in the past.

Colours and badge



APOEL's colours are blue and yellow. Blue symbolises Greece
Greece
Greece , officially the Hellenic Republic , and historically Hellas or the Republic of Greece in English, is a country in southeastern Europe....

 and yellow symbolises Byzantium
Byzantium
Byzantium was an ancient Greek city, founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 667 BC and named after their king Byzas . The name Byzantium is a Latinization of the original name Byzantion...

. The logo is a blue and yellow shield with the name of the club written diagonally in blue. After the club won their 20th championship (season 2008–09) two stars were added over the logo to symbolise the 20 championships. Other than that, the badge has remained the same since the establishment of the club.

Stadium


APOEL plays in the 22,859 seater GSP Stadium (also known as the Pancypria Stadium), the biggest stadium in Cyprus, since October 23, 1999. They share it with local rivals Omonia
AC Omonia
Athletic Club Omonoia Nicosia is a professional football club that plays in the Cyprus capital city Nicosia. The club was established in 1948 and became a member of the Cyprus Football Association in 1953...

.

APOEL played in the Makario Stadium
Makario Stadium
Makario Stadium is an all seater Multi-purpose stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus. It was the largest and main sports venue of the capital up to the construction of the new GSP stadium in 1999. At present it is mostly used for football matches and is the home ground of Digenis Morphou and Ethnikos Assia....

 from 1978 until 1999 and in the old GSP Stadium
GSP Stadium (1902)
The Pancyprian Gymnastic Association Stadium was a football stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus. It had a capacity of 12,000 and was built in 1902 with donations given by Greek Cypriot Nicosians...

 before that.

The club's basketball and volleyball teams host their matches in the 3,000 seater Lefkotheo Indoor Arena
Lefkotheo
The Lefkotheo arena was the first major indoor sports hall to be constructed in Cyprus. Its construction was finished in 1980, and it is located next to the Makario Stadium with which it shares a common car park...

 which was built in 1980. The Lefkotheo Indoor Arena
Lefkotheo
The Lefkotheo arena was the first major indoor sports hall to be constructed in Cyprus. Its construction was finished in 1980, and it is located next to the Makario Stadium with which it shares a common car park...

 is also shared with Omonia
AC Omonia
Athletic Club Omonoia Nicosia is a professional football club that plays in the Cyprus capital city Nicosia. The club was established in 1948 and became a member of the Cyprus Football Association in 1953...

. For many years APOEL B.C.
APOEL B.C.
APOEL is a professional basketball team from Nicosia, Cyprus. APOEL is one of the most successful basketball clubs in Cyprus by winning 10 Championships, 11 Cups and 10 Supercups. APOEL B.C. is part of the APOEL multisport club.-History:...

 used as home venue the biggest indoor sport venue in the island, the Eleftheria Indoor Hall
Eleftheria Indoor Hall
The Eleftheria Athletic Center , officially named Tassos Papadopoulos Eleftheria Indoor Hall The hall is used mainly for basketball events, although can be used for badminton, gymnastics, karate, taekwondo, handball, squash, volleyball, judo, table tennis...

 with a capacity of 6,800 seats.

Supporters


APOEL is one of the most popular teams in Cyprus. APOEL fans are right-wing in their majority but there are no strong ties between the organised fans and any political party. That wasn't always the case but during the past years they have actively avoided association with any political party. During political elections the organised fans post "My (Political) Party is APOEL" (in Greek)
on banners outside the fan club, stickers etc.

The main supporter group is PAN.SY.FI . PAN.SY.FI was founded in 1979 and has branches in all major cities in Cyprus
Cyprus
Cyprus , officially the Republic of Cyprus , is a Eurasian island country, member of the European Union, in the Eastern Mediterranean, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria and north of Egypt. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.The earliest known human activity on the...

 and also in other countries. The PAN.SY.FI (and most ultras) wear orange jackets (or T-shirts). The first game they sported the orange jackets was during the first round game of the 1992–93 championship against AEL Limassol
AEL Limassol
Athlitiki Enosi Lemesou , commonly known as AEL Limassol , is a Greek Cypriot multisport club based in the city of Limassol, the port of Cyprus....

 in Makario Stadium
Makario Stadium
Makario Stadium is an all seater Multi-purpose stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus. It was the largest and main sports venue of the capital up to the construction of the new GSP stadium in 1999. At present it is mostly used for football matches and is the home ground of Digenis Morphou and Ethnikos Assia....

. APOEL decided to reserve the shirt number 79 in honour of PAN.SY.FI., as the number 79 symbolizes the foundation year (1979) of the group.

The club record for ticket sales in a single season is 141,268 (15 matches, home league games only) during the 2010–11 season
2010–11 APOEL F.C. season
The 2010–11 season is APOEL's 71st season in the Cypriot First Division. The team finished 2nd in the Cypriot championship the previous season and as such entered the UEFA Europa League 2010-11 second qualifying round. The first training session for the season took place on June 14, 2010 at GSP...

. The club record for average league games attendance in a single season is 9,418 (15 matches, home league games only) during the same season. APOEL is the first and only Cypriot club which reached 10,000 season tickets, by selling 10,325 season tickets for the 2010–11 season.

APOEL holds the record of the highest home attendance for Cyprus First Division
Cypriot First Division
The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

 in the game against Omonia
AC Omonia
Athletic Club Omonoia Nicosia is a professional football club that plays in the Cyprus capital city Nicosia. The club was established in 1948 and became a member of the Cyprus Football Association in 1953...

 with 23,043 tickets for 2002–03 season
Cypriot First Division 2002-03
- Final standings :Updated as of May 11, 2003Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = PointsSource:...

. The match was held at GSP Stadium on December 7, 2002 and ended in a goalless draw.

The club holds also the record of the highest attendance of a Cypriot team for a European Competition
UEFA
The Union of European Football Associations , almost always referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative and controlling body for European association football, futsal and beach soccer....

 game with 22,301 tickets in the match against FC Porto for the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League group G
2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage
This article details the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage.The group stage will feature 32 teams: the 22 automatic qualifiers and the 10 winners of the play-off round ....

 matchday 4. The match was held on November 1, 2011 at GSP Stadium of Nicosia
Nicosia
Nicosia from , known locally as Lefkosia , is the capital and largest city in Cyprus, as well as its main business center. Nicosia is the only divided capital in the world, with the southern and the northern portions divided by a Green Line...

 and ended with a 2–1 victory for APOEL.

On 8 December 2009, APOEL fans created another impressive record. More than 6,000 fans of the team travelled to London
London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

 at Stamford Bridge
Stamford Bridge (stadium)
Stamford Bridge is a football stadium in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, West London, and is the home of Chelsea Football Club. The stadium is located within the Moore Park Estate also known as Walham Green and is often referred to as simply The Bridge...

 for the last match of the 2009–10 Champions League group D
2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage
The 2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage matches took place between 15 September and 9 December 2009. The draw for the eight groups took place on 27 August 2009, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco....

 against Chelsea FC
Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea Football Club are an English football club based in West London. Founded in 1905, they play in the Premier League and have spent most of their history in the top tier of English football. Chelsea have been English champions four times, FA Cup winners six times and League Cup winners four...

 which ended in a 2–2 draw. This is the biggest number of fans of any Cypriot team that had ever travelled away from Cyprus
Cyprus
Cyprus , officially the Republic of Cyprus , is a Eurasian island country, member of the European Union, in the Eastern Mediterranean, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria and north of Egypt. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.The earliest known human activity on the...

.

During 2009–10 season APOEL sold in total 254,119 tickets for its home matches in all competitions (Championship
Cypriot First Division
The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

, Cup, Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

), which is the biggest number of tickets sold by a Cypriot club in a single season.

Current squad


Last Update: August 31, 2011

For recent transfers, see List of Cypriot football transfers summer 2011.

International players

Dionisis Chiotis
Dionisis Chiotis
Dionisis Chiotis is a Greek goalkeeper who plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.-Club career:He has played for the football club AEK Athens for more than 10 years. He joined the club in 1994 when he was 18. He was given on loan by AEK two times, for one season to Ethnikos Piraeus and for...

 Sanel Jahić
Sanel Jahic
Sanel Jahić is a Bosnian football player, currently playing for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.He is famous for being a utility player, capable of playing a wide number of positions...

 Ivan Tričkovski
Ivan Trickovski
Ivan Tričkovski is a Macedonian footballer who plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.-Club career:...

Nektarios Alexandrou
Nektarios Alexandrou
Nektarios Alexandrou is a Cypriot footballer who currently plays for APOEL in Cypriot First Division. He is mainly a left winger, but in 2010 he started to play as left fullback also.- APOEL :...

 Constantinos Charalambides Marios Elia
Marios Elia
Marios Elia is a Cypriot defender who currently plays for APOEL. He is also an important member of Cyprus national football team. With , Marios won 5 Championships, 3 Cups and 5 Super Cups...

 Tasos Kissas
Anastasios Kissas
Anastasios Kissas is a goalkeeper that currently plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division. He is also member of Cyprus national team.-External links:* *...

 Savvas Poursaitidis
Savvas Poursaitidis
Savvas Poursaitidis is a Greek-Cypriot footballer who currently plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.-Club career:...

 Marinos Satsias
Marinos Satsias
Marinos Satsias is a Cypriot football midfielder and the current captain of and a member of the Cyprus national football team.-Career:He is a right-footed defender-midfielder. Satsias made his debut for in 1995 at the age of seventeen. He is known for his passion and discipline in the game.With...

 Athos Solomou
Athos Solomou
Athos Solomou is a Cypriot football midfielder who currently plays for APOEL and Cyprus national football team. He is mainly a right winger but in 2010 he started to play and as right fullback also.-Club career:...

Marios Antoniades (U-21
Cyprus national under-21 football team
The Cyprus national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team for Cyprus and like the senior team, is controlled by the Cyprus Football Association....

) Andreas Christofides (U-21
Cyprus national under-21 football team
The Cyprus national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team for Cyprus and like the senior team, is controlled by the Cyprus Football Association....

) Emilios Panayiotou
Emilios Panayiotou
Emilios Panayiotou is a Midfielder that currently plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.-External links:*...

 (U-21
Cyprus national under-21 football team
The Cyprus national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team for Cyprus and like the senior team, is controlled by the Cyprus Football Association....

)

Foreign players


EU Nationals Paulo Jorge
Paulo Jorge Soares Gomes
Paulo Jorge Soares Gomes , known as Paulo Jorge, is a Portuguese footballer who plays for APOEL F.C. in Cyprus, as a central defender.-Football career:...

 Nuno Morais
Nuno Morais
Nuno Miguel Barbosa Morais is a Portuguese footballer who plays for APOEL F.C. in Cyprus. Mainly a defensive midfielder, he can also appear as a central defender.-Football career:Morais started his career at hometown F.C...

 Hélio Pinto
Helio Pinto
Hélio José Ribeiro Pinto is a Portuguese footballer who plays for APOEL F.C. in Cyprus, as a midfielder.-Football career:A product of S.L...

 Dionisis Chiotis
Dionisis Chiotis
Dionisis Chiotis is a Greek goalkeeper who plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.-Club career:He has played for the football club AEK Athens for more than 10 years. He joined the club in 1994 when he was 18. He was given on loan by AEK two times, for one season to Ethnikos Piraeus and for...

   Savvas Poursaitidis
Savvas Poursaitidis
Savvas Poursaitidis is a Greek-Cypriot footballer who currently plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.-Club career:...

   Urko Pardo
Urko Rafael Pardo
Urko Rafael Pardo Goas is a Belgian/Spanish footballer who plays for APOEL F.C. in the Cypriot First Division, as a goalkeeper.-Barcelona:...


EU Nationals (Dual citizenship)   Esteban Solari
Esteban Solari
Esteban Andrés Solari, born June 2, 1980 in Rosario Santa Fe) is an Argentine football player who currently plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.-Personal life:...

   Sanel Jahić
Sanel Jahic
Sanel Jahić is a Bosnian football player, currently playing for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.He is famous for being a utility player, capable of playing a wide number of positions...

   Gustavo Manduca
Gustavo Manduca
Gustavo Manduca is a Brazilian footballer who plays for APOEL F.C. in Cyprus, mainly as a left winger....

   Marcinho
Márcio Ivanildo da Silva
Márcio Ivanildo da Silva, better known as Marcinho , is a Brazilian footballer, who currently plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division. He is known for his quality through passes.-Career:...

   Aldo Adorno
Aldo Adorno
Aldo Adorno, , is a Paraguayan footballer who plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division. He also holds a Spanish passport, except of the Paraguayan.-Career:...

   Tijani Belaid
Tijani Belaid
Tijani Belaid is a French-born Tunisian international footballer who plays for APOEL as a midfielder.-Club career:Born in Paris, Île-de-France, Belaid started his career at Paris FC, close to his birthplace. In 2004, he signed for Internazionale's Primavera side...


Non-EU Nationals Aílton
Ailton José Almeida
Aílton José Almeida , simply known as Aílton, is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.- Örgryte IS :...

 William Boaventura
William Boaventura
William Boaventura is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for APOEL F.C. in the Cypriot First Division.-Career:...

 Kaká Marcelo Oliveira
Marcelo José Oliveira
Marcelo José Oliveira , commonly known as Marcelo Oliveira, is a Brazilian football defender who plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division....

 Ivan Tričkovski
Ivan Trickovski
Ivan Tričkovski is a Macedonian footballer who plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.-Club career:...


Retired number(s)



79 – In honour of PAN.SY.FI (APOEL Ultras
Ultras
Ultras are a type of sports fans renowned for their fanatical support and elaborate displays. They are predominantly European followers of football teams...

). The number symbolizes the foundation year (1979) of the group.

Board of directors

  • Chairman: Fivos Erotokritou
  • Vice-Chairman A': Giorgos Georgiou
  • Vice-Chairman B': Antis Polydorou
  • Vice-Chairman C': Theodoros Kyriakides
  • Secretary: Andreas Spyrides
  • Member: Andreas Hadjikyriakos
  • Member: Alkis Philippou
  • Member: Takis Antoniou
  • Member: Constantinos Constantinou
  • Member: Stelios Zambas
  • Member: Christos Hadjikyriakos
  • Member: Giannos Pantazis
  • Member: Marios Athanasiou
  • Member: Michalakis Rafael
  • Member: Costas Schizas
  • Communication Director: Panikos Hadjiliasis

Coaching staff

  • Manager:   Ivan Jovanović
    Ivan Jovanovic (coach)
    Ivan Jovanović is a Serbian football manager and former footballer. He is the coach of APOEL since January 7, 2008.-Club career:Jovanović played for FK Rad in the Yugoslav First League during the 1987–88 and 1988–89 seasons. The next season, he transferred to the Greek side Iraklis Thessaloniki...

  • Assistant Manager:   Predrag Erak
    Predrag Erak
    Predrag Erak is a Bosnian Serb football manager and former player.During his playing career, he played for NK Čelik Zenica and HNK Hajduk Split in the Yugoslav First League...

  • Fitness Coach:   Giorgos Paraskeva
  • Goalkeepers coach:   Goran Čumić

Medical staff

  • Club Doctor:   Dr. Costas Schizas
  • Physiotherapist:   Constantinos Voniatis
  • Assistant Physiotherapist:   Dimitri Stoyanov
  • Assistant Physiotherapist:   Svetlin Petrov
  • Assistant Physiotherapist:   Georgi Gospodinov
  • Team Nutritionist:   Nicoletta Michaelidou

Sponsorship


Last update: 23 September 2011; Source: apoelfc.com.cy

Main sponsors

  • Official shirt sponsor – MTN
  • Official back shirt sponsor – Βuild Land Developments
  • Official sport clothing provider – Puma
    PUMA AG
    Puma SE, officially branded as PUMA, is a major German multinational company that produces high-end athletic shoes, lifestyle footwear and other sportswear. Formed in 1924 as Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik by Adolf and Rudolf Dassler, relationships between the two brothers deteriorated until the two...

  • Official shorts sponsor – Panayiotides Gifts
  • Official sleeves sponsor – bwin
  • Official host broadcaster – LTV
    Lumiere TV
    Lumiere TV is a premium television service available in Cyprus, that broadcasts movies and series. It is owned by LTV Group Ltd. Repeaters have been set up across the country that enable more than 80% of the population to receive these services. Lumiere TV was originally available on the NOVA...

  • Official 2011–12 UEFA Champions League
    2011–12 UEFA Champions League
    The 2011–12 UEFA Champions League is the 57th season of the European Cup, Europe's premier football tournament, and the 20th season in its current Champions League format. The final venue will be the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany...

     sponsor – Cyprus Airways
    Cyprus Airways
    Cyprus Airways is the national airline of Cyprus, a public limited company with its head offices located in the capital of the island, Nicosia. It operates scheduled services to 41 destinations in Europe, the Middle East and the Gulf. It flies from both airports of the island, Larnaca and Paphos,...


Other sponsors


  • Seeyou Travel
  • NetQuest
  • Petrolina Public Ltd Cyprus
    Petrolina (company)
    Petrolina Public Limited is the largest Cypriot oil company dealing in a wide range of petroleum operations. It is based in Larnaca and has a nationwide retail network of 95 service stations. It supplies and markets motor, industrial, domestic, marine and aviation fuels...

  • Vittel
    Vittel (water)
    Vittel is a French brand of bottled water sold in many countries. Since 1992 it has been owned by Nestlé.Mineral water from the source at Vittel has been bottled and made available for curative and, increasingly, for commercial purposes since 1854....

  • Alpha Evresis Diagnostic Centre
  • Laiki Bank visa
  • Tickethour
  • D.E. Empire
  • KPMG
    KPMG
    KPMG is one of the largest professional services networks in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, Ernst & Young and PwC. Its global headquarters is located in Amstelveen, Netherlands....

  • Isostar
    Isostar
    Isostar is a sports drink sold in Europe. It is similar to Gatorade and Powerade in that it hydrates and provides energy through glucose. Isostar was first created in Switzerland in 1977.- Products :...

  • Landas Colour Ltd
  • Cyprus Tourism Organisation
  • Irodikos Sports
  • Intercity Private Schools
  • Chateau Status
  • Hyperlife Technologies Ltd
  • TITAN Office Furniture Ltd
  • Logicom Cyprus
  • David Mayer Naman


Notable former players


Cyprus Marios Agathokleous
Marios Agathokleous
Marios Agathokleous is a retired Cypriot football striker. As of October 2010 he was appointed Director of Football at AEL FC....

 (2001–2003) Takis Antoniou (1972–1986) Aristos Aristokleous
Aristos Aristokleous
Aristos Aristokleous is a former international Cypriot football defender.He started his career in 1990 from APOEL FC and he spent his career mainly in APOEL where he played for eleven years. Then, he joined with another team of Nicosia, Olympiakos for two years...

 (1990–2001) Zacharias Charalambous
Zacharias Charalambous
Zacharias Charalambous is a former international Cypriot football defender.He started his career in 1986 from Digenis Akritas Ypsonas. In 1992 he went to Anorthosis Famagusta and spent his career mainly in Anorthosis Famagusta where he played for nine years. Then, he joined with APOEL for four...

 (2001–2005) Andreas Christodoulou
Andreas Christodoulou
Andreas Christodoulou was a Cypriot football midfielder of the 1950s - 1960s era. His nickname was Pakos.Pakos played for Omonia Nicosia from 1956 until 1963. He left for Greece and played until 1966 for Panathinaikos. On his return that year to Cyprus, Pakos joined Omonia's rivals...

 (1966–1970) Georgios Christodoulou
Georgios Christodoulou
Georgios Christodoulou is a former international Cypriot football defender.He played in teams such as AC Omonia, Olympiacos F.C. and APOEL FC.-External links:*...

 (1995–2002) Costas Costa
Costas Costa
Costas Costa is a former international Cypriot football midfielder.He played in teams such as APOEL FC, FC Utrecht, Apollon Limassol and Olympiakos Nicosia....

 (1989–1999) Costas Fasouliotis (1990–2000) Demetris Daskalakis
Demetris Daskalakis
Demetris Daskalakis is a Greek-Cypriot football defender who last played for PAEEK. He also played for the national team of Cyprus. He had been a part of APOEL for eight years and won three championships and two cups . He was signed by AEK Larnaca on June 4, 2008...

 (2000–2008) Stavros Georgiou
Stavros Georgiou
Stavros Georgiou is a Cypriot professional footballer who plays for PAEEK. He had also played for Ethnikos Achnas.He had a great career while playing for APOEL from 2002 to 2007.-External links:*...

 (2002–2007) Loukas Hadjiloukas
Loukas Hadjiloukas
Loukas Hadjiloukas is a Cypriot football manager and former football player. He was the manager for Digenis Akritas Morphou and then in 2010 moved to manage ASIL Lysi. He was the chief scout for APOEL for several years.-References:...

 (1987–2000) Yiannos Ioannou
Yiannos Ioannou
Yiannos Ioannou is a former Cypriot football player. He was one of the most successful strikers in Cyprus ever and because of that he was given the nickname "Mr Goal". Playing almost 20 years for APOEL FC, he won the Cypriot Championship 4 times, the Cypriot Cup 6 times and the Cyprus FA Shield...

 (1981–2000) Nikakis Kantzilieris
Nikakis Kantzilieris
Nikakis Kantzilieris , who was born in 1943, is a former Cypriot football player. He began his football career at Othellos Athienou but he became famous playing for APOEL FC. Nikakis was known for his speed and his acuteness. He had not been a great scorer but his abilities made him a serious...

 (1961–1972) Constantinos Makrides
Constantinos Makrides
Constantinos Makrides is a Cypriot football player. He now plays and captains at AC Omonia.- Apollon :Makrides started playing football at Apollon Academies and because of his talent was soon training with the first team. Despite of this talent, the Limassol team decided to give him more time to...

 (2004–2008) Costas Malekkos
Costas Malekkos
Costas Malekkos is a former international Cypriot football midfielder and current manager of Olympiakos Nicosia U-17.Considered as one of the best Cypriot players of the 90s....

 (2001–2005) Chrysis Michael
Chrysis Michael
Chrysis Michael is a Cypriot football midfielder who currently plays for Enosis Neon Paralimni in the Cypriot First Division...

 (2003–2011) Angelos Misos
Angelos Misos
Angelos Misos is a former international Cypriot football defender.He started his career in 1993 from AEK Larnaca and he spent his career mainly there, where he totally played for six years. He had also played for teams such as APOEL FC, AEL FC, Enosis Neon Paralimni and Omonia Aradippou.-External...

 (1999–2001) Michalis Morfis
Michalis Morfis
Michalis Morfis is a Cypriot footballer who plays for PAEEK in Cypriot Second Division. He was a key member of APOEL FC from 1997 until 2010. He is also a member of the Cypriot National Team...

 (1999–2010) Marios Neophytou
Marios Neophytou
Marios Neophytou is a Cypriot football striker playing for Akritas Chlorakas.-Career:He began his career in 1993, playing for AEL Limassol. He remained to AEL until 1999, when he was transferred to Anorthosis...

 (2004–2007) Stelios Okkarides
Stelios Okkarides
Stelios Okkarides is a retired Cypriot football defender who last played for Doxa Katokopia. Apollon had signed him when he released from APOEL. He also played several years for Doxa Katokopias on loan from APOEL....

 (1997–1998, 2001–2007) Andreas Papathanasiou
Andreas Papathanasiou
Andreas Papathanasiou is a Cypriot footballer. He currently plays for Ermis Aradippou.-Club career:Papathanasiou was a key player for Ermis Aradippou and he was the top scorer in the second division for the last two seasons .APOEL offered him a 2 years contract on June 2008 and he join the club...

 (2008–2010) Nikodimos Papavasiliou
Nikodimos Papavasiliou
Nikodimos Papavasiliou is a Cypriot manager and former football midfielder. He is the only Cypriot to ever play in the FA Premier League. He was the manager for APEP Pitsilia, Olympiakos Nicosia and OFI Crete. He last managed Doxa Katokopia...

 (2002–2003) Nicos Pantziaras (1972–1987) Koullis Pantziaras (1976–1992) Antros Petridis (1984–2000) Giannakis Sampson
Giannis Sampson
Giannis Sampson is a Cypriot football defender who currently plays for AEP Paphos F.C. in the Cypriot First Division. His former teams are AEL Limassol and APOEL FC.-External links:*...

 (2005–2007) Andros Sotiriou
Andreas Sotiriou
Andreas Sotiriou is a former international Cypriot football striker.He started his career in 1987 from APOEL FC and he spent his career mainly there, where he totally played for twelve years. He had also played for Anorthosis Famagusta and Digenis Morphou.-External links:*...

 (1986–1998, 2001) Andreas Stylianou
Andreas Stylianou
Andreas Stylianou , who was born in 1942, is a former Cypriot football player. Andreas Stylianou joined APOEL in 1963. He won the Cypriot Championship twice . He also won the Cypriot Cup four times and the Cyprus FA Shield once, in 1963...

 (1963–1978) Diomidis Symeonidis
Diomidis Symeonidis
Diomidis Symeonidis was a Cypriot footballer, one of the founders of APOEL.Symeonidis was born in 1910 and was, along with his brother Christos, a footballer of Aetos - a local Nicosia club - until 1926 when he met Georgios Poulias. The two men founded POEL which evolved into APOEL...

 (1926–1929, 1934–1935) Yiasoumis Yiasoumi
Yiasoumis Yiasoumi
Yiasoumis Yiasoumi is a retired Cypriot footballer who last played for AEK Larnaca. He was also a player of Enosis Neon Paralimni, APOEL, PAOK, Aris Limassol and Ethnikos Achna....

 (1998–2001)
Albania Altin Haxhi
Altin Haxhi
Altin Haxhi is an Albanian footballer. He plays as a defender for Apollon Kalamarias F.C..-Club career:Haxhi's former clubs include KS Luftëtari Gjirokastër, Panachaiki, PFC Litex Lovech, Iraklis, PFC CSKA Sofia, Apollon Kalamarias, Anorthosis Famagusta and Ergotelis FC.APOEL announced that it...

 (2008–2010)

Argentina Esteban Solari
Esteban Solari
Esteban Andrés Solari, born June 2, 1980 in Rosario Santa Fe) is an Argentine football player who currently plays for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division.-Personal life:...

 (2005–2007)

Armenia Romik Khachatryan
Romik Khachatryan
Romik Khachatryan is an Armenian football midfielder, of Cypriot Second Division club Omonia Aradippou. He is also a member of the Armenia national team, participated in 54 international matches and scored 1 goal since his debut in away friendly match against Georgia on 30 March 1997.-National team...

 (2002–2003)

Australia Paul Okon
Paul Okon
Paul Okon is a former Australian football player who retired after playing with Australian side Newcastle United Jets....

 (2005–2006)

Austria Alfred Hörtnagl
Alfred Hörtnagl
Alfred Hörtnagl is a retired Austrian football player.-Club career:Born in Tyrol, the defensive midfielder played mostly for Tirol Innsbruck...

 (1997) Christoph Westerthaler
Christoph Westerthaler
Christoph Westerthaler is a retired Austrian football player and now football manager of lower league side SV Völs.-Club career:...

 (1997)

Brazil Zé Carlos
José Carlos Santos da Silva
José Carlos Santos da Silva, known as Zé Carlos , is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Club Bolívar in Bolivia, as a striker.-Football career:...

 (2007–2008) Veridiano Marcelo
Veridiano Marcelo
Veridiano Marcelo is a former Brazilian footballer currently working as an Assistant Manager for Veria.-Club career:His professional career started at 1986 with São Paulo. He played for São Paulo until 1989 when he was acquired by Skoda Xanthi. He instantly became the club's star scoring 11 goals...

 (1998–2000) Emerson Moisés Costa
Emerson Moisés Costa
Emerson Moisés Costa , simply Emerson, is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.As well as in his country, he played professionally in Portugal, England, Spain and Scotland...

 (2007) Jean Paulista
Jean Paulista
Jean Francisco Rodrigues "Jean Paulista" is a Brazilian footballer, who plays as a forward or attacking midfielder for Polonia Bytom.-Club career:...

 (2008–2010)

Colombia Hamilton Ricard
Hamilton Ricard
Hámilton Ricard Cuesta is a Colombian footballer who plays for Colombian team Deportes Quindío as a striker, and has played for Deportivo Cali, Middlesbrough, CSKA Sofia, Independiente, Emelec, Shonan Bellmare, APOEL, Numancia, Danubio and Concepción over the course of his career.-Career:Ricard...

 (2004–2005)

Costa Rica Rónald Gómez (2006–2007)

Croatia Ardian Kozniku
Ardian Kozniku
Ardian Kozniku is a former Croatian footballer who played as a striker. He was born in Kosovo and is of Albanian descent....

 (1997)

Czech Republic Tomáš Votava
Tomáš Votava
Tomáš Votava is a Czech former footballer who played as a defender. In his native country he won five league titles with Sparta Prague, before moving to 1860 Munich in 1999. His time in Munich was marred by injury, and he only managed 49 league games in four years, leaving for in 2003...

 (2003–2004)

England  Chris Bart-Williams
Chris Bart-Williams
Christopher Gerald Bart-Williams is a Sierra Leonean-born English former footballer. His position was defence or midfield....

 (2004–2005)
England (cont.) Dave Esser
Dave Esser
Edward David "Dave" Esser is an English-born footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League in the 1970s and 1980s....

 (1982–1983) Dean Gordon
Dean Gordon
Dean Dwight Gordon is a former English professional footballer who played in the position of left back between 1991 and 2009 in his native England as well as Cyprus and New Zealand...

 (2005) Terry McDermott
Terry McDermott
Terence "Terry" McDermott is a former football midfielder and current coach. He is currently the assistant manager at League One side Huddersfield Town.He is the father of Newcastle United player Greg McDermott and Marsaxlokk player Neale McDermott-Early career:McDermott joined Bury as a youngster...

 (1985–1987) Ian Moores
Ian Moores
Ian Richard Moores was an English footballer, at 6 foot 2 inches, the bearded blonde striker was an imposing figure on the pitch.-Playing career:...

 (1983–1988) Gary Owen
Gary Owen (footballer)
Gary Owen is a retired English football midfielder. With 22 caps, he is one of the most capped players for England Under-21s, but never made it into the senior team. He was also capped seven times for England B...

 (1988–1989)

France Jonathan Téhoué
Jonathan Téhoué
Jonathan Kahne Téhoué is a French footballer who plays for English Football League One side Leyton Orient. He is known as a super-sub amongst Leyton Orient fans, having scored nine goals after the 85th minute of various matches since he joined the club.-Club career:Téhoué previously played for FC...

 (2005–2006)  Bark Seghiri
Bark Seghiri
Bark Seghiri is a French-born Algerian football player who was playing as a defender for Panserraikos in the Greek Beta Ethniki for the season 2009-2010 and was released on summer 2010.-International career:...

 (2006–2009)

Greece Alexandros Kaklamanos
Alexandros Kaklamanos
Alexandros Kaklamanos is a football striker, who currently plays for R.U. Saint-Gilloise.- Career:He played in many teams such as Ialissos FC, Olympiacos FC, Athinaikos F.C., Panelefsiniakos F.C., R. Charleroi S.C., K.A.A. Gent, Standard Liège, APOEL, Ergotelis F.C., Kerkyra FC, Enosis Neon...

 (2005–2006) Michalis Kapsis
Michalis Kapsis
Michalis Kapsis is a Greek football player who currently plays for Ethnikos Piraeus F.C.. Kapsis played for the Greek national football team at the position of central defender...

 (2007–2008) Christos Kontis
Christos Kontis
Christos Kontis is a retired Greek footballer who finished his career playing for APOEL as a defender .-Club career:Christos Kontis started his career at Ethnikos Piraeus. In Greece he played also for Panionios, Olympiacos and AEK Athens. With Olympiacos he won 2 Greek Championships.In the summer...

 (2006–2011) Nikos Machlas
Nikos Machlas
Nikolaos Machlas is a Greek retired footballer and now chairman of OFI Crete. He finished his career as a striker for Cypriot team APOEL.-Club career:...

 (2006–2008) Spiros Marangos
Spiros Marangos
Spyridon "Spiros" Marangos is a former Greek football player. He played for Panionios, Panathinaikos, PAOK FC, AC Omonia and APOEL FC at the club level. He also made 26 appearances for the Greece national football team, and participated at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. From 2010, he coaches Enosi...

 (2000–2002) Marinos Ouzounidis
Marinos Ouzounidis
Marinos Ouzounidis is a Greek football manager and former soccer player.-Playing career:Ouzounidis started his professional career playing for Greek club Skoda Xanthi as a defender from 1987 until 1992....

 (2001–2003) Miltiadis Sapanis
Miltiadis Sapanis
Miltiadis Sapanis is a Greek football player, who now plays for Agrotikos Asteras.-Club career:Sapanis previously played for Paniliakos, Panathinaikos FC and AEK Athens in the Greek Super League. He won the double with Panathinaikos in season 2003-04. He also played for Cypriot side APOEL where he...

 (2007–2008) Ilias Solakis
Ilias Solakis
Ilias Solakis is a Greek footballer who currently plays for Asteras Tripolis in Greek Superleague.Solakis began his professional career with Veria F.C. and played for the club in the Alpha Ethniki during the 1996–97 and 1997–98 seasons. He played in the Alpha Ethniki again with...

 (2001–2002)

Hungary József Kiprich
József Kiprich
József Kiprich is a retired Hungarian football forward and currently a football manager and scout. He made his debut for the Hungarian national team in 1984, and got 70 caps and 28 goals until 1995. He was a participant at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, where Hungary failed to progress from...

 (1995–1997) Kálmán Kovács
Kálmán Kovács
Kálmán Kovács is a retired Hungarian football player.He made his debut for the Hungarian national team in 1982, and got 56 caps and 19 goals until 1995...

 (1995–1996) István Kozma (1995–1997) Barnabás Sztipánovics
Barnabás Sztipánovics
Barnabás Sztipánovics is a Hungarian football player who currently plays for SV Molln in Austria.In the season 1998/99, he was the sharing the place of the scoring leder of the Croatian First Football League with his teammate from NK Rijeka, Igor Musa, both scoring 14 goals...

 (2002–2003)

Macedonia Goran Lazarevski
Goran Lazarevski
Goran Lazarevski is a retired Macedonian international football midfielder.Lazarevski made his debut for the Macedonian national team in 1998, and got 26 caps in total...

 (2000–2001) Jane Nikolovski
Jane Nikolovski
Jane Nikolovski is a Macedonian football goalkeeper. He last played for AEP Paphos in Cyprus.-Career:Nikolovski returned from Bulgaria for FK Sloga Jugomagnat in July 2003. In 2005, he left for Iranian club Persepolis F.C.. In January 2006, he was signed by Croatian club NK Slaven Belupo...

 (2007–2008) Milan Stojanovski (2004–2005)

Morocco Mohammed Chaouch
Mohammed Chaouch
Mohamed Chaouch was a Moroccan footballer. He played at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, scoring a goal for Morocco against Saudi Arabia. He played for OGC Nice from 1993 to 1997.-References:...

 (1999–2000)

Netherlands Joost Broerse
Joost Broerse
Joost Broerse is an Dutch football player who plays for Excelsior in the Eredivisie. He is traditionally a central defender or defensive midfielder.-Club career:...

 (2008–2011) John van Loen
John van Loen
Johannes Maria van Loen is a former football striker from The Netherlands, who earned seven caps for the Netherlands national football team, in which he scored one goal. He played in the 1986 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Match and the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.-Club career...

 (1998)
Nigeria Michael Obiku
Michael Obiku
Michael Edirin Obiku is a retired Nigerian football striker. He is assistant coach at Sparta Rotterdam's youth team.-Club career:...

 (2000) Patrick Ogunsoto
Patrick Ogunsoto
Patrick Ogunsoto is a Nigerian professional footballer who currently plays as a forward.-Career:Ogunsoto started his European career at APOEL FC. One year later he was transferred to Ergotelis FC, who played in the third division at the time...

 (2001–2002) Benjamin Onwuachi
Benjamin Onwuachi
Benjamin Onwuachi is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for Cypriot side AEL Limassol.-Club career:He began his career in Reggiana academies in Italy in 2002. In 2003 he played only a game scoring one goal for Juventus F.C....

 (2008–2009)

Northern Ireland Tommy Cassidy
Tommy Cassidy
Thomas Cassidy is a former Northern Ireland international footballer who played for Newcastle United and is now a football manager....

 (1983–1985)

Poland Kamil Kosowski
Kamil Kosowski
Kamil Kosowski is a Polish footballer playing currently for GKS Bełchatów. He is an audacious winger / playmaker with good dribbling and a wide variety of passing.-Club career:...

 (2008–2010) Wojciech Kowalczyk
Wojciech Kowalczyk
Wojciech Kowalczyk is a retired Polish footballer who played as a striker.The bulk of his professional career was spent with hometown's Legia Warsaw and in Spain...

 (2003–2004) Marcin Żewłakow (2008–2010)

Portugal Ricardo Fernandes
Ricardo Ribeiro Fernandes
Ricardo Ribeiro Fernandes is a Portuguese footballer who plays for FC Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine, as an attacking midfielder.-Club career:...

 (2005–2008) Daniel Kenedy
Daniel Kenedy
Daniel Kenedy Pimentel Mateus dos Santos, known as Kenedy , is a retired Guinea-Bissauan/Portuguese footballer. As a midfielder or defender, he played on the left side of the pitch.-Club career:...

 (2005)

Romania Daniel Florea
Daniel Florea
Daniel Florea is a Romanian footballer who plays for Dunărea Galaţi.His Former clubs include: Farul Constanţa, Metalurg Zaporozhye, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Bucureşti, Oţelul Galaţi-External links:* *...

 (2006–2009)

Serbia Dragiša Binić
Dragiša Binic
Dragiša Binić is a retired Serbian footballer who played for Red Star and was part of their European Cup victory in 1991. He had 3 caps for the Yugoslavia national football team, scoring one goal...

 (1993–1994)  Siniša Gogić
Siniša Gogic
Siniša Gogić is a Cypriot football striker who played for Yugoslav clubs Radnički Niš and FK Rad, for the Greek football team Olympiacos from 1997 until 2000, the Cypriot teams APOEL FC, Anorthosis Famagusta and Olympiakos Nicosia and Cyprus national football team...

 (1989–1993, 2000–2002) Nenad Mirosavljević
Nenad Mirosavljevic
Nenad Mirosavljević is a Serbian football striker who plays for Olympiakos Nicosia in the Cypriot First Division.-Club career:...

 (2008–2011)  Svetozar Šapurić
Svetozar Šapurić
Svetozar Šapurić is a Serbian football manager and former player.On 24 November 2011, Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai signed Šapurić as new head coach of the team.-Player:FK Vojvodina...

 (1989–1993, 1995–1996)

Slovakia Mário Breška
Mário Breška
Mário Breška is a Slovak football striker who plays for the Greek team Asteras Tripolis.He won the 2009 Cypriot Super Cup and also he appeared in four official 2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage matches with APOEL. He has also played for the Slovakian national team.- External links :* * *...

 (2009–2010) Branislav Rzeszoto
Branislav Rzeszoto
Branislav Rzeszoto is an Slovak football Goalkeeper who currently plays for Ascoli Calcio.-Club career:Rzeszoto previously played for MŠK Žilina, FC Spartak Trnava and ŠK Slovan Bratislava in the Slovak Corgoň Liga. He also played for FC Tescoma Zlín and FC Vysočina Jihlava in the Czech Gambrinus...

 (2004–2005)

Slovenia Alfred Jermaniš
Alfred Jermaniš
Alfred Jermaniš is a retired Slovenian football midfielder.Jermaniš was capped 29 times and scored 1 goal for the Slovenian national team between 1992 and 1998.-References:*...

 (1996–1997) Miran Pavlin
Miran Pavlin
Miran Pavlin is a former Slovenian football player and current director of football in FC Koper.-Club career:He played for clubs such as NK Olimpija, SC Freiburg , Olympiakos Nicosia , APOEL , FC Porto and NK Olimpija.After the original NK Olimpija went bankrupt in 2005, he joined the newly...

 (2004–2005)

Togo Jean-Paul Abalo
Jean-Paul Abalo
Jean-Paul Yaovi Dosseh Abalo is a former Togolese football defender, who last plays for Al-Merrikh in Sudan.-International career:He was the captain of the Togo national football team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup...

 (2006)

Managerial history


Last Update: May 9, 2008
  • 1931–1933   Antone Jean
  • 1933–1951   József Künsztler
  • 1951–1952   Pambos Avraamides
  • 1952–1953    Béla Guttmann
    Béla Guttmann
    Béla Guttmann was a Jewish Hungarian footballer and coach. He played as a midfielder for MTK Hungária FC, SC Hakoah Wien, Hungary and several clubs in the United States. However he is perhaps best remembered as a coach and manager of some the world’s leading football teams, including AC Milan, São...

  • 1953–1954   Pambos Avraamidis
  • 1954–1955   Schwartz
  • 1955–1956   Hanz
  • 1956–1958   Kostas Talianos
  • 1958–1959   Takis Tsigkis
  • 1959–1961   Vaggelis Choumis
  • 1961–1962   Andreas Lazarides
  • 1962–1963   Jesse Carver
    Jesse Carver
    Jesse Carver was an English footballer, best remembered for his enlightened management of some of Europe's finest clubs.-Biography:...

  • 1963–1964   Neil Franklin
    Neil Franklin
    Cornelius 'Neil' Franklin was an English footballer.-Early career:Franklin had made a impression at schoolboy level, playing at both inside and centre forward...

  • 1964–1965   Kostas Talianos
  • 1965–1966   Gyula Zsengellér
    Gyula Zsengellér
    Gyula Zsengellér was a Hungarian footballer and a legend of Újpest FC, most famous for his part in taking the Hungarian national team to the 1938 World Cup Final. He was that tournament's second-highest scorer, behind Leonidas of Brazil.His first international cap came on 2 December 1936, when...

  • 1966–1967   Lajos Szendrödi
    Lajos Szendrődi
    Lajos Szendrődi was a Hungarian international footballer who played for Elöre FC Békéscsaba and Elektromos Munkas Budapest.He managed Køge BK, Denmark , Esbjerg fB, Djurgårdens IF, AIK and APOEL.-External links:...

  • 1967   Likourgos Arhontidis
  • 1967–1969   Pambos Avraamides
  • 1969–1970   Jesse Carver
    Jesse Carver
    Jesse Carver was an English footballer, best remembered for his enlightened management of some of Europe's finest clubs.-Biography:...

  • 1970–1971   Andreas Lazarides

  • 1971–1972   Ray Wood
    Ray Wood
    Raymond Ernest "Ray" Wood was a Manchester United goalkeeper who played in the 1956 and 1957 championship-winning teams. Wood was a very fast player, he had the opportunity to be a professional sprinter but chose to play football, and was very agile...

  • 1972–1974   Panos Markovic
    Panos Markovic
    Panos Markovits is a former Greek football coach and player.He was born in Drama, Macedonia in 1925...

  • 1974–1975   Andreas Lazarides
  • 1975   Panos Markovic
    Panos Markovic
    Panos Markovits is a former Greek football coach and player.He was born in Drama, Macedonia in 1925...

  • 1975–1976   Andreas Lazarides
  • 1976–1977   Savvas Partakis
  • 1977–1978   Keith Spurgeon
    Keith Spurgeon
    Keith Spurgeon was an English football manager who was manager of Ajax from 1961 to 1962.-Club career:Spurgeon spent most of his career at regional outfits such as Margate, Folkestone and Herne Bay.-Managerial career:...

  • 1978–1981   Andreas Lazarides
  • 1981–1983   Mike Ferguson
    Mike Ferguson (footballer)
    Michael Kevin "Mike" Ferguson is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Accrington Stanley, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, Queens Park Rangers, Cambridge United, Rochdale and Halifax Town, and in the North American Soccer League for the Los Angeles Aztecs.He has played...

  • 1983–1985   Panos Markovic
    Panos Markovic
    Panos Markovits is a former Greek football coach and player.He was born in Drama, Macedonia in 1925...

  • 1985–1989   Tommy Cassidy
    Tommy Cassidy
    Thomas Cassidy is a former Northern Ireland international footballer who played for Newcastle United and is now a football manager....

  • 1989–1990   Ioannis Matzourakis
    Ioannis Matzourakis
    Ioannis Matzourakis is a Greek association football manager and former player. He is currently employed by Kavala FC....

  • 1990–1991   Stanko Poklepović
    Stanko Poklepovic
    Stanko "Špaco" Poklepović is a Croatian football coach.-References:...

  • 1991–1993   Jacek Gmoch
    Jacek Gmoch
    Jacek Gmoch is a former Polish footballer, who later became a trainer and selector of the Polish National Team....

  • 1993–1994   Takis Antoniou
  • 1994–1995   Ioannis Matzourakis
    Ioannis Matzourakis
    Ioannis Matzourakis is a Greek association football manager and former player. He is currently employed by Kavala FC....

  • 1995–1996   Hristo Bonev
    Hristo Bonev
    Hristo Atanasov Bonev-Zuma is a retired Bulgarian footballer, the second all-time leading scorer for the Bulgarian national team behind Dimitar Berbatov, who surpassed his record on November 18, 2009. Currently he manages PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Bulgarian A PFG.Between 1967 and 1979, Bonev...

  • 1996   Svetozar Šapurić
    Svetozar Šapurić
    Svetozar Šapurić is a Serbian football manager and former player.On 24 November 2011, Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai signed Šapurić as new head coach of the team.-Player:FK Vojvodina...

  • 1996–1997   Jacek Gmoch
    Jacek Gmoch
    Jacek Gmoch is a former Polish footballer, who later became a trainer and selector of the Polish National Team....

  • 1997   Nikos Alefantos
    Nikos Alefantos
    Nikolaos Alefantos also known with the nickname "Kyr-Nikos", is a Greek football coach. He is well-known in Greece as a cult figure, due to his temperamental style, frequent use of harsh language and controversial views on coaching...


  • 1997–1998   Kurt Jara
    Kurt Jara
    Kurt Jara is a retired Austrian footballer.-Club career:Jara started his professional career with local side FC Wacker Innsbruck before moving to Spanish outfit Valencia CF in 1973. After two seasons in La Liga he joined German Bundesliga team MSV Duisburg where he spent 5 seasons and reached the...

  • 1998   Andreas Mouskallis
  • 1998   Costas Georgiou
  • 1998–1999   Georgios Paraschos
    Georgios Paraschos
    Georgios Paraschos is a Greek football manager and former player.-Playing career:As a football player, he began his career from the youth academy of P.A.O.K in 1967. He became a professional player in 1971 and played with the Kastoria team until 1985, making appearances for the club in the Alpha...

  • 1999   Slobodan Vuceković
  • 1999–2000   Andreas Michaelides
    Andreas Michaelides
    Andreas Michaelides is a Cypriot manager of Apollon Limassol, the president of Cypriot Managers Federation, and member of the House of Representatives of Cyprus...

  • 2000    Svetozar Šapurić
    Svetozar Šapurić
    Svetozar Šapurić is a Serbian football manager and former player.On 24 November 2011, Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai signed Šapurić as new head coach of the team.-Player:FK Vojvodina...

  • 2000   Markos Markou
  • 2000–2001   Mike Walker
  • 2001–2002    Eugène Gerards
  • 2002–2003   Takis Lemonis
    Takis Lemonis
    Takis Lemonis is a former Greek football player , former manager of Cypriot champion Omonia and current manager of Panionios.-Playing career:...

  • 2003   Dušan Uhrin
    Dušan Uhrin
    Dušan Uhrin is a Czech and Slovak football coach and former player. He was the coach of Slovan Bratislava...

  • 2003–2005    Ivan Jovanović
    Ivan Jovanovic (coach)
    Ivan Jovanović is a Serbian football manager and former footballer. He is the coach of APOEL since January 7, 2008.-Club career:Jovanović played for FK Rad in the Yugoslav First League during the 1987–88 and 1988–89 seasons. The next season, he transferred to the Greek side Iraklis Thessaloniki...

  • 2005   Loukas Hadjiloukas
    Loukas Hadjiloukas
    Loukas Hadjiloukas is a Cypriot football manager and former football player. He was the manager for Digenis Akritas Morphou and then in 2010 moved to manage ASIL Lysi. He was the chief scout for APOEL for several years.-References:...

  • 2005   Werner Lorant
    Werner Lorant
    Werner Lorant is a former German football player and manager.-Playing career:The defender and defensive midfielder commenced his professional career 1970 in the second division with Westfalia Herne. 1971 he moved to Borussia Dortmund. There he was part of a side that lost 1-11 against Bayern...

  • 2005   Marios Constantinou
    Marios Constantinou
    Marios Constantinou is a former international Cypriot football midfielder and current manager of Doxa Katokopias. In the past he was footballer of Pezoporikos and AEK Larnaca under the instructions of the first coach of AEK Larnaca Andreas Mouskallis...

  • 2005–2006   Jerzy Engel
    Jerzy Engel
    Władysław Jerzy Engel was a Polish footballer and coach. Engel began his career in football at an early age playing at local club Junak Wloclawek, before moving to Polonia Warsaw , Hutnik Warszawa and several other clubs.Engel, nicknamed "Jurek", began playing in midfield or attack before, at...

  • 2006–2008   Marinos Ouzounidis
    Marinos Ouzounidis
    Marinos Ouzounidis is a Greek football manager and former soccer player.-Playing career:Ouzounidis started his professional career playing for Greek club Skoda Xanthi as a defender from 1987 until 1992....

  • 2008–present    Ivan Jovanović
    Ivan Jovanovic (coach)
    Ivan Jovanović is a Serbian football manager and former footballer. He is the coach of APOEL since January 7, 2008.-Club career:Jovanović played for FK Rad in the Yugoslav First League during the 1987–88 and 1988–89 seasons. The next season, he transferred to the Greek side Iraklis Thessaloniki...



Presidential history


APOEL has had numerous presidents over the course of their history. Since the establishment of APOEL Football Ltd., the presidents of the board of directors of the company (chairmen) have assumed
all presidential duties for the football club. Here are complete lists of both:
Presidents:
  • 1926–1958 – Georgios Poulias
  • 1958–1967 – Efthyvolos Anthoullis
  • 1967–1968 – Mihalakis Triantafyllidis
  • 1968–1969 – Takis Skarparis
  • 1969–1971 – Constantinos Loukos
  • 1971–1974 – Mihalakis Zivanaris
  • 1974–1975 – Kikis Lazaridis
  • 1975–1983 – Iakovos Filippou
  • 1983–1988 – Mihalakis Zivanaris
  • 1988–1991 – Andreas Papaellinas
  • 1991–1992 – Kykkos Fotiades
  • 1992–1994 – Mike Ioannides
  • 1994–1996 – Christos Triantafyllidis
  • 1996–1999 – Ouranios Ioannidis
  • 1999–2000 – Dinos Palmas
  • 2002–2004 – Dinos Fysentzidis
  • 2004–2007 – Yiannos Ioannou
  • 2007–2008 – Costas Schizas
  • 2008–2009 – Christodoulos Ellinas
  • 2009–2011 – Prodromos Petridis
  • 2011–present – Aris Vasilopoulos


Chairmen:
  • 1997–1998 – Mike Ioannides
  • 1998–2000 – Christos Triantafyllidis
  • 2000–2001 – Harris Papanastasiou
  • 2001–2006 – Prodromos Petridis
  • 2006–2008 – Kyriakos Zivanaris
  • 2008–present – Fivos Erotokritou

Football

  • Cypriot Championship
    Cypriot First Division
    The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...


Winners (21): 1936
Cypriot First Division 1935-36
The Cypriot First Division 1935-36 was the 2nd season for the competition. Eight teams participated, and APOEL won the championship.-League standings:-References:*...

, 1937
Cypriot First Division 1936-37
-Locations:-League standings:-References:*...

, 1938
Cypriot First Division 1937-38
-League standings:-References:*...

, 1939
Cypriot First Division 1938-39
-League standings:-References:*...

, 1940
Cypriot First Division 1939-40
-League standings:-References:*...

, 1947
Cypriot First Division 1946-47
-League standings:-References:*...

, 1948
Cypriot First Division 1947-48
-League standings:-References:*...

, 1949
Cypriot First Division 1948-49
-League standings:-References:*...

, 1952
Cypriot First Division 1951-52
-League standings:-References:*...

, 1965
Cypriot First Division 1964-65
-League standings:-References:*...

, 1973
Cypriot First Division 1972-73
-Overview:It was contested by 14 teams, and APOEL F.C. won the championship. AC Omonia participated in the Greek championship as the previous year's champions. They finished in 18th position.-League standings:-References:*...

, 1980
Cypriot First Division 1979-80
-League standings:-References:*...

, 1986
Cypriot First Division 1985-86
-Overview:It was contested by 14 teams, and APOEL F.C. won the championship. There was no relegation this season, because the league was expanded to 16 teams in the next season.-League standings:-References:*...

, 1990
Cypriot First Division 1989-90
The Cypriot First Division 1989-90 league was performed with 14 teams, and APOEL won the championship. The defending champion was AC Omonia.-League standings:-References:*...

, 1992
Cypriot First Division 1991-92
The Cypriot First Division 1991-92 was the first season of the league that 3 points were awarded for a win . Fourteen teams participated and APOEL won the championship. The defending champion was Apollon Limassol.-League standings:...

, 1996
Cypriot First Division 1995-96
The league was performed with 14 teams, and APOEL won the championship. The defending champion was Anorthosis.-League standings:-References:*...

, 2002
Cypriot First Division 2001-02
- Final standings :Updated as of April 28, 2002Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = PointsSource:...

, 2004
Cypriot First Division 2003-04
- Final standings :Updated as of May 2, 2004Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = PointsSource:...

, 2007
Cypriot First Division 2006-07
- Final standings :Updated as of May 16, 2007Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points...

, 2009
Cypriot First Division 2008-09
The Cypriot First Division 2008–09 was the seventy-first season of top-tier football on Cyprus. It started on 30 August 2008 and ended on 10 May 2009. The defending champions were Anorthosis.APOEL won the championship three games before the end of the season....

, 2011
2010–11 Cypriot First Division
-Personnel and kits:Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.-Managerial changes:-League table:-Results:...


  • Cypriot Cup

Winners (19): 1937, 1941, 1947, 1951, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2006, 2008
Cypriot Cup 2007-08
The Cypriot Cup 2007–08 was the 66th edition of The Cypriot Football Cup, or Cypriot Cup for short. 16 clubs' entries were accepted for the competition.The competition culminated with the Cup Final, held at GSP Stadium, Nicosia on 17 May 2008...


  • LTV Super Cup

Winners (12): 1963, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011

Basketball



  • Cypriot Championship
    Cyprus Basketball Division 1
    The Cypriot First Division A of the Men’s Basketball League is currently the top competition on the Cyprus Basketball calendar. It is run and governed by the Cyprus Basketball Federation...


Winners (10): 1976, 1979, 1981, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2009, 2010

  • Cypriot Cup
    Cypriot Basketball Cup
    The Cypriot Basketball Cup is an annual cup competition, organized by the Cyprus Basketball Federation since 1969. From 2007 the cup competition format changed, and in the cup participate only the teams of the Cypriot 1st Division. The cup employs a knock-out format...


Winners (11): 1973, 1979, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2003

  • Cypriot Supercup

Winners (10): 1972, 1976, 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2010

Volleyball



  • Cypriot Championship
    Cyprus Volleyball Division 1
    Cyprus Volleyball Division 1 is the top level volleyball league in Cyprus. The league is organised by the Cyprus Volleyball Federation since 1978. The league is contested by 9 teams.-History:...


Winners (7): 1972, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985

  • Cypriot Cup

Winners (5): 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985

Records

  • Record League
    Cypriot First Division
    The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

     win: 17–1 vs   Aris Limassol (June 4, 1967) – 1966–67

  • Record League
    Cypriot First Division
    The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

     defeat: 6–1 vs   Nea Salamina (May 2, 1998) – 1997–98

  • Record European competition
    UEFA
    The Union of European Football Associations , almost always referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative and controlling body for European association football, futsal and beach soccer....

     win: 6–0 vs   SK Gjøvik-Lyn
    SK Gjøvik-Lyn
    SK Gjøvik/Lyn is a Norwegian football club based in Gjøvik, which was founded on 1 February 1902. Their home ground was Gjøvik Stadion.Its honours include the 1962 Norwegian Cup. The men's team played in the Third Division in 2008, and in the Second Division as late as in 2007, but ahead of the...

     (September 8, 1963) – UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup is one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by UEFA. The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season—but...

    , Preliminary round 1st leg, 1963–64 
    6–0 vs   HB Tórshavn
    Havnar Bóltfelag
    HB Tórshavn is one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in the Faroe Islands. The club was founded in 1904, and is based in the capital, Tórshavn.Home matches are played at the Gundadalur and they compete in the Faroe Islands Premier League....

     (August 28, 1997) – UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup is one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by UEFA. The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season—but...

    , Qualifying round 2nd leg, 1997–98

  • Record European competition
    UEFA
    The Union of European Football Associations , almost always referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative and controlling body for European association football, futsal and beach soccer....

     defeat: 16–1 vs   Sporting CP (November 13, 1963) – UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup is one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by UEFA. The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season—but...

    , 1st round 1st leg, 1963–64

  • Most consecutive League
    Cypriot First Division
    The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

     games unbeaten: 34 – From September 18, 1946 to November 23, 1949

  • Most consecutive League
    Cypriot First Division
    The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

     games won: 16 – From December 21, 2008 to April 11, 2009

  • Most League
    Cypriot First Division
    The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

     points in a season:
3 for win: 82, 2008–09 (Full season) – 69, 2008–09 (regular season)
2 for win: 51, 1976–77

  • Most League
    Cypriot First Division
    The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

     goals in a season: 89 – 1966–67

  • Record average League
    Cypriot First Division
    The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

     home attendance: 9,418 – 2010–11

  • Record League
    Cypriot First Division
    The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

     home attendance: 23,043 vs   Omonia
    AC Omonia
    Athletic Club Omonoia Nicosia is a professional football club that plays in the Cyprus capital city Nicosia. The club was established in 1948 and became a member of the Cyprus Football Association in 1953...

     (December 7, 2002) – 2002–03

  • Record European competition
    UEFA
    The Union of European Football Associations , almost always referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative and controlling body for European association football, futsal and beach soccer....

     home attendance: 22,301 vs   FC Porto (November 1, 2011) – UEFA Champions League
    UEFA Champions League
    The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

    , Group stage - Matchday 4, 2011–12
    2011–12 UEFA Champions League
    The 2011–12 UEFA Champions League is the 57th season of the European Cup, Europe's premier football tournament, and the 20th season in its current Champions League format. The final venue will be the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany...


  • Most League
    Cypriot First Division
    The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

     appearances for club: 371 –   Yiannos Ioannou
    Yiannos Ioannou
    Yiannos Ioannou is a former Cypriot football player. He was one of the most successful strikers in Cyprus ever and because of that he was given the nickname "Mr Goal". Playing almost 20 years for APOEL FC, he won the Cypriot Championship 4 times, the Cypriot Cup 6 times and the Cyprus FA Shield...


  • Most League
    Cypriot First Division
    The Cypriot Championship First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus. As of 2007 it is sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank and is hence officially known as Marfin Laiki League .-Format:...

     goals for club : 191 –   Yiannos Ioannou
    Yiannos Ioannou
    Yiannos Ioannou is a former Cypriot football player. He was one of the most successful strikers in Cyprus ever and because of that he was given the nickname "Mr Goal". Playing almost 20 years for APOEL FC, he won the Cypriot Championship 4 times, the Cypriot Cup 6 times and the Cyprus FA Shield...


European competitions record


Last Update: November 24, 2011
Competition Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
UEFA Champion's League  44 15 11 19 54 61
UEFA Cup/Europa League  50 19 13 18 75 71
UEFA Cup Winner's Cup  30 6 6 18 27 78
TOTAL 124 40 30 55 156 210


#Q = #preliminary, #R = #round, PO = play-offs, G = Group stage, R# = last #, QF = quarter finals
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1963–64 Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup is one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by UEFA. The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season—but...

Q   S.K. Gjøvik-Lyn 6–0 1–0 7–0
1R   Sporting CP 0–21 1–16 1–18
1965–66 European Cup Q   Werder Bremen
SV Werder Bremen
SV Werder Bremen is a German sports club best known for its association football team playing in Bremen, in the northwest German federal state of the same name. The club was founded on 4 February 1899 as Fußballverein Werder by a group of sixteen vocational high school students who had won a prize...

0–52 0–5 0–10
1968–69 Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup is one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by UEFA. The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season—but...

1R   Dunfermline Athletic 0–2 1–10 1–12
1969–70 Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup is one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by UEFA. The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season—but...

1R   SK Lierse 0–13 1–10 1–11
1973–74
European Cup 1973-74
The 1973–74 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won for the first time by Bayern Munich, beginning their own three year period of domination, in a replayed final against Atlético Madrid...

European Cup 1R   Zorya Luhansk
FC Zorya Luhansk
FC Zorya Luhansk , formerly known as Zorya Voroshilovgrad and Zorya-MALS, is a Ukrainian football team. Zorya Luhansk is based in the city of Luhansk , Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine.-History:...

0–1 0–2 0–3
1976–77 Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup is one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by UEFA. The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season—but...

1R   Iraklis 2–0 0–0 2–0
2R   SSC Napoli 1–1 0–2 1–3
1977–78 UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

1R   Torino Calcio 1–1 0–3 1–4
1978–79 Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup is one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by UEFA. The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season—but...

1R   Shamrock Rovers 0–2 0–1 0–3
1979–80
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1979-80
The season 1979-80 of the European Cup Winners' Cup was won on penalties by Valencia CF in a goalless final against Arsenal FC. It was the only Cup Winners' Cup to be decided in this way , and was Valencia's third European title after two Fairs Cup victories.- Preliminary round :- First round...

Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup is one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by UEFA. The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season—but...

Q   Boldklubben 1903
Boldklubben 1903
Boldklubben 1903 or B 1903 is a football club founded in 1903, located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Seven times winner of the Danish championship in 1920, 1924, 1926, 1938, 1969, 1970 and 1976 and twice winner of the Danish Cup in 1979 and 1986...

0–1 0–6 0–7
1980–81
European Cup 1980-81
The 1980–81 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won for a third time by Liverpool in the final against Real Madrid. In the 11 seasons up to and including this one, there were only four winners of the European Cup , but there were eleven different runners-up...

European Cup 1R   BFC Dynamo Berlin 2–1 0–3 2–4
1981–82 UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

1R   Argeş Piteşti
FC Arges Pitesti
FC Argeş Piteşti is a Romanian professional football club from Piteşti, Argeş county.FC Argeş was one of the most successful Romanian clubs in the 1970s, when it won the national championship twice: in 1972 and 1979, and finished twice as runner-up...

1–1 0–4 1–5
1984–85 Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup is one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by UEFA. The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season—but...

1R   Servette
Servette FC
Servette FC is a Swiss football club, based in Geneva currently playing in the Swiss Super League. They were playing in the Swiss Challenge League, the second highest tier of Swiss football having been relegated from the Swiss Super League at the end of 2004/05 season...

0–3 1–3 1–6
1985–86
UEFA Cup 1985-86
The UEFA Cup 1985-86 was won by Real Madrid on aggregate over 1. FC Köln. English clubs were banned from European football competitions for five years, with Liverpool, who had already won the UEFA Cup twice, banned for six years...

UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

1R   Lokomotiv Sofia 2–2 2–4(aet) 4–6
1986–87
European Cup 1986-87
The season 1986–87 of the European Cup football club tournament was won by Porto, coming from behind in the final against Bayern Munich, giving Portugal its first title since 1962....

European Cup 1R   HJK Helsinki
HJK Helsinki
Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi , internationally known as HJK Helsinki, is a Finnish football club, based in the capital Helsinki...

1–0 2–3 3–3(a
Away goals rule
The away goals rule is a method of breaking ties in association football and other sports when teams play each other twice, once at each team's home ground. By the away goals rule, the team that has scored more goals "away from home" will win if scores are otherwise equal...

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2R   Besiktas JK Withdrew (Political reasons)
1988–89
UEFA Cup 1988-89
The UEFA Cup 1988-89 was won by Napoli over Stuttgart.It was the fourth season for which English clubs were banned from European competitions as a result of the Heysel disaster in May 1985...

UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

1R   Velez Mostar
Velež Mostar
FK Velež , successor of RŠD Velež, is a football club from Bosnia and Herzegovina, from the city of Mostar, founded on June 22, 1922....

2–5 0–1 2–6
1990–91
European Cup 1990-91
The 1990–91 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won for the first time by Red Star Belgrade on penalties in the final against Marseille. This was only the second time that an Eastern European side had won the competition, after Steaua Bucureşti of Romania...

European Cup 1R   Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich , is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. It is best known for its professional football team, which is the most successful football club in Germany, having won 22 national titles and 15 cups....

2–3 0–4 2–7
1992–93
UEFA Champions League 1992-93
The 1992–93 UEFA Champions League was the 38th European Cup, the premier European club football tournament, and the first season under the current UEFA Champions League format ....

Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

1R   AEK Athens 2–2 1–1 3–3(a
Away goals rule
The away goals rule is a method of breaking ties in association football and other sports when teams play each other twice, once at each team's home ground. By the away goals rule, the team that has scored more goals "away from home" will win if scores are otherwise equal...

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1993–94
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1993-94
The season 1993-94 of the European Cup Winners' Cup was won by Arsenal in the final against defending champions Parma FC.- Qualifying round :-First leg:-----------------------------------------Second leg:...

Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup is one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by UEFA. The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season—but...

Q   Bangor City 2–1 1–1 3–2
1R   Paris Saint-Germain 0–1 0–2 0–3
1995–96
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1995-96
The season 1995-96 of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was won by Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the final against Austrian entrants SK Rapid Wien in Brussels on 8 May 1996.-Qualifying round:-First leg:...

Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup is one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by UEFA. The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season—but...

Q   PFC Neftchi
PFC Neftchi
Neftchi Baku PFC , also known simply as Neftchi, is an Azerbaijani football club based in the capital, Baku, that currently plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League...

3–0 0–0 3–0
1R   Deportivo de La Coruña
Deportivo de La Coruña
Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña is a professional football club based in the city of A Coruña, Galicia; founded in 1906 and currently playing in Segunda División...

0–0 0–8 0–8
1996–97
UEFA Cup 1996-97
The UEFA Cup 1996-97 was won by Schalke 04 in penalties over Internazionale.This was the last year in which the UEFA Cup Final was played in a two-legged, home-and-away format...

UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

1Q   B71 Sandur
B71 Sandur
B71 is a Faroese football club, playing their home games Inni í Dal, Sandur. The team is made up of players from all the towns on the island of Sandoy...

4–2 5–1 9–3
2Q   Iraklis 2–1 1–0 3–1
1R   RCD Español 2–2 0–1 2–3
1997–98 Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup is one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by UEFA. The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season—but...

Q   HB Tórshavn 6–0 1–1 7–1
1R   SK Sturm Graz
SK Sturm Graz
SK Sturm Graz is an Austrian association football club, based in Graz, Styria, playing in the Austrian Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1909 and the club colours are black and white....

0–1 0–3 0–4
1999-00
UEFA Cup 1999-00
The UEFA Cup 1999-2000 season was won by Galatasaray of Turkey, who defeated Arsenal of England in the final. The game was scoreless through the first ninety minutes and stayed that way through thirty minutes of extra time. The game went on to penalty kicks in which Gheorghe Popescu, the Romanian...

UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

Q   Levski Sofia 0–0 0–2 0–2
2000–01
UEFA Cup 2000-01
In perhaps the most bizarre European final ever, the 2000–01 UEFA Cup was won by Liverpool in a dramatic golden goal final against Deportivo Alavés for their third title in the competition. It completed a unique cup treble for the club, as they also won the FA Cup and the League Cup that season...

UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

Q   KS Tomori Berat
KS Tomori Berat
Futboll Klub Tomori Berat are an Albanian football club playing in the city of Berat. Their home ground is Tomori Stadium...

2–0 3–2 5–2
1R   Club Brugge
Club Brugge
Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging is a football club from Bruges in Belgium. It was founded in 1891 and is one of the top clubs in Belgium. Its home ground is the Jan Breydel Stadium, which has a capacity of 29,472....

0–1 0–2 0–3
2002–03
UEFA Champions League 2002-03
The 2002–03 UEFA Champions League was the 11th season of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League, since its rebranding in 1992, and the 48th European Cup tournament overall. The competition was won by Milan, who beat Juventus on penalties in the European Cup's...

Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

1Q   Flora Tallinn
FC Flora Tallinn
MTÜ JK FC Flora is an Estonian football club that was founded in 1990. FC Flora are a multiple winner of the Meistriliiga title and the Estonian Cup. They have for years been raising the most number of players for the national team, and have also grown players from their successful youth system...

1–0 0–0 1–0
2Q   NK Maribor
NK Maribor
Nogometni Klub Maribor , commonly referred to as NK Maribor or simply Maribor, is a professional association football club based in the city of Maribor, Slovenia. Founded on 12 December, 1960, Maribor is one of only three football clubs in the country who have never been relegated from...

4–2 1–2 5–4
3Q   AEK Athens 2–3 0–1 2–4
UEFA Cup 1R   Grazer AK
Grazer AK
Grazer AK, founded 18 August 1902 as Grazer Athletik-Sport Klub , is an Austrian sports club, from the city of Graz in the federal state of Styria . The football section is one of the most traditional Austrian clubs, most successful in the decade 1995 – 2005...

2–0 1–1 3–1
2R   Hertha BSC Berlin
Hertha BSC Berlin
Hertha Berliner Sport-Club von 1892, commonly known as Hertha BSC or Hertha Berlin, is a German association football club based in Berlin. A founding member of the German Football Association in Leipzig in 1900, the club has a long history as Berlin's best-supported side...

0–1 0–4 0–5
2003–04 UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

Q   Derry City 2–1 3–0 5–1
1R   RCD Mallorca
RCD Mallorca
Real Club Deportivo Mallorca is a Spanish football team based on Palma, Majorca, in the Balearic Islands. Founded on 5 March 1916, the team currently plays in the Spanish first division, holding home games at Son Moix....

1–2 2–4 3–6
2004–05
UEFA Champions League 2004-05
The 2004–05 UEFA Champions League was the 50th season of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, and the 13th since it was rebranded as the UEFA Champions League in 1992. The competition was won by Liverpool, who beat Milan on penalties in the final, having come back from 3–0 down...

Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

2Q   Sparta Prague 2–2 1–2 3–4
2005–06
UEFA Cup 2005-06
The UEFA Cup 2005–06 season was won by Sevilla FC, beating Middlesbrough FC in the final. It was the first victory for Sevilla in a European competition, and the first appearance by Middlesbrough in a European final. The final took place at Philips Stadion, in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The match was...

UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

1Q   Birkirkara 4–0 2–0 6–0
2Q   Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi Tel Aviv FC
Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club is an Israeli football club and part of the Maccabi Tel Aviv sports club. It is one of the oldest clubs in Israeli football, and is the most successful club in Israeli football history with 18 championships, 22 national cups, 2 Asian Champions Cups and 3 Toto cups...

1–0 2–2(aet) 3–2
1R   Hertha BSC Berlin
Hertha BSC Berlin
Hertha Berliner Sport-Club von 1892, commonly known as Hertha BSC or Hertha Berlin, is a German association football club based in Berlin. A founding member of the German Football Association in Leipzig in 1900, the club has a long history as Berlin's best-supported side...

0–1 1–3 1–4
2006–07
UEFA Cup 2006-07
The 2006–07 UEFA Cup was the 36th UEFA Cup, Europe's second tier club football tournament. On 16 May 2007, at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Sevilla won their second consecutive UEFA Cup, defeating Espanyol 3–1 on penalties after the match finished 2–2 after extra time...

UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

1Q   SS Murata 3–1 4–0 7–1
2Q   Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Trabzon, Turkey. Formed in 1967 through a merger of several local clubs, Trabzonspor won six championships in Turkish Super League. The Club won their first Championship title in 1975 which is also the Club's initiation year...

1–1 0–1 1–2
2007–08 Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

1Q   BATE Borisov 2–0 0–3(aet) 2–3
2008–09 UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

1Q   FK Pelister
FK Pelister
FK Pelister is a football club based in the city of Bitola, Republic of Macedonia. They currently play in the Macedonian Second League.-History:...

1–0 0–0 1–0
2Q   Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade is a football club from Belgrade, Serbia. The club is a part of the Red Star Sports Society.Red Star Belgrade is the most successful Serbian club, with a record of 25 national championships and 23 national cups in both Serbian and ex-Yugoslav competitions...

2–2 3–3(aet) 5–5(a
Away goals rule
The away goals rule is a method of breaking ties in association football and other sports when teams play each other twice, once at each team's home ground. By the away goals rule, the team that has scored more goals "away from home" will win if scores are otherwise equal...

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1R   Schalke 04
FC Schalke 04
Fußball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04, commonly known as simply FC Schalke 04 or Schalke , is a German, association-football club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Schalke has long been one of the most popular football teams in Germany, even though major...

1–4 1–1 2–5
2009–10 Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

2Q   EB/Streymur
EB/Streymur
EB/Streymur is an Faroese football club based in Streymnes. They play in the Vodafonedeildin, the top division in Faroese football.-History:...

3–0 2–0 5–0
3Q   FK Partizan
FK Partizan
Fudbalski klub Partizan is a professional football club based in Belgrade, Serbia. In its long history, FK Partizan won as many as 37 trophies. The club is the holder of 23 national championships, 12 national cups and 1 national supercup, and has also won the Mitropa Cup in 1978...

2–0 0–1 2–1
PO   FC Copenhagen
F.C. Copenhagen
F.C. Copenhagen is a professional Danish football club in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is part of the Parken Sport & Entertainment....

3–1 0–1 3–2
Group D   Atlético Madrid 1–1 0–0 N/A
4th
  Chelsea
Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea Football Club are an English football club based in West London. Founded in 1905, they play in the Premier League and have spent most of their history in the top tier of English football. Chelsea have been English champions four times, FA Cup winners six times and League Cup winners four...

0–1 2–2 N/A
  FC Porto 0–1 1–2 N/A
2010–11 Europa League 2Q   FK Tauras Tauragė
FK Tauras Tauragė
FK Tauras is a Lithuanian football team from the city of Tauragė. The team plays in the A Lyga, Lithuania's highest football division.- Name :During its history the club has changed its name several times:*1922 – Tauragės Sporto Sąjunga*19?? – Šauliai...

3–1 3–0 6–1
3Q   FK Jablonec 1–0 3–1 4–1
PO   Getafe CF
Getafe CF
Getafe Club de Fútbol is a Spanish La Liga football club based in Getafe, a city in the Madrid metropolitan area, founded in 1946 and refounded in 1983.In the top level since 2004-05, it holds home games at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez....

1–1(aet) 0–1 1–2
2011–12
2011–12 UEFA Champions League
The 2011–12 UEFA Champions League is the 57th season of the European Cup, Europe's premier football tournament, and the 20th season in its current Champions League format. The final venue will be the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany...

Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

2Q   Skënderbeu Korçë 4–0 2–0 6–0
3Q   Slovan Bratislava
ŠK Slovan Bratislava
ŠK Slovan Bratislava is a football club based in Bratislava, Slovakia, that plays in the Corgoň liga. Founded as 1. ČsŠK Bratislava in 1919, the club changed its name to Slovan Bratislava in 1953...

0–0 2–0 2–0
PO   Wisła Kraków 3–1 0–1 3–2
Group G   Zenit St. Petersburg
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
Football Club Zenit is a Russian football club from the city of Saint-Petersburg. Founded in 1925 , the club plays in the Russian Premier League...

2–1 0–0 N/A
TBD
  Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Shakhtar Donetsk is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Donetsk. Shakhtar has appeared in several European competitions and currently is often a participant of the UEFA Champions League. The club became the first Ukrainian club to win the UEFA Cup in 2009, the last year...

1–1 N/A
  FC Porto 2–1 1–1 N/A
R16


1: Both matches played in Portugal
Portugal
Portugal , officially the Portuguese Republic is a country situated in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The Atlantic archipelagos of the...

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2: Both matches played in Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

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3: Both matches played in Belgium
Belgium
Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

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UEFA Team ranking

Rank Country Team Points
68   Hertha BSC 26.570
69   Lazio
S.S. Lazio
Società Sportiva Lazio, commonly referred to as Lazio, is a professional Italian football club based in Rome. The team, founded in 1900, play in the Serie A and have spent most of their history in the top tier of Italian football...

25.967
  Sampdoria
U.C. Sampdoria
Unione Calcio Sampdoria is an Italian association football club based in Genoa. The club was formed in 1946 from the merger of two existing sports clubs whose roots can be traced back to the 1890s, Sampierdarenese and Andrea Doria...

25.967
71   Sparta Prague 25.470
72   APOEL 25.099
73   Saint-Étienne
AS Saint-Étienne
Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire is a French association football club based in Saint-Étienne. The club was founded in 1919 and currently play in Ligue 1, the top division of French football. Saint-Étienne plays its home matches at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard located within the city...

25.068
74   Salzburg 24.965
75   Aalborg BK 24.925


Last update: November 24, 2011

Source: xs4all.nl

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The football department of APOEL is legally owned by APOEL Football Ltd , a public limited company
Public limited company
A public limited company is a limited liability company that sells shares to the public in United Kingdom company law, in the Republic of Ireland and Commonwealth jurisdictions....

, since 1996. The company owns all the rights for the football department under an agreement with the APOEL sports club. The company pays the club CY£100,000 annually for the privilege. The agreement between the company and the club is renewed every five years. The company, besides the football club, also maintains a team boutique (Orange Shop), the APOELFC magazine and the apoelfc.com.cy website among others.

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