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Laiki Bank League
Season 2011–12
Champions AEL
6th title
Relegated Aris
Anagennisi
Ermis
Champions League AEL
Europa League APOEL
Omonia
Anorthosis
Matches played 218
Goals scored 478 (2.19 per match)
Top goalscorer Freddy
(17 goals)
Biggest home win AEK 6–0 Nea Salamis
Biggest away win Ermis 1–5 Aris
Highest scoring Nea Salamis 5–2 Anagennisi

The 2011–12 Cypriot First Division was the 74th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. It began on 27 August 2011 and ended on 12 May 2012. APOEL were the defending champions. AEL Limassol won the championship one matchweek before the end of the season.

The league comprise eleven teams from the 2010–11 season and three promoted teams from the 2010–11 Second Division.

Teams[edit]

Doxa Katokopias and APOP Kinyras were relegated at the end of the first stage of the 2010–11 season after finishing in the bottom two places of the table. They were joined by AEP Paphos, who finished at the bottom of the second-phase Group C.

The relegated teams were replaced by 2010–11 Second Division champions Aris Limassol, runners-up Nea Salamis Famagusta and third-placed team Anagennisi Dherynia.

Location of clubs in 2011–12 Cypriot First Division
Club Location Venue Capacity
AEK Larnaca Neo GSZ Stadium 13,032
AEL Limassol Tsirion Stadium 13,331
Alki Larnaca Neo GSZ Stadium 13,032
Anagennisi Dherynia Dherynia Tasos Marcou Stadium 5,800
Anorthosis Larnaca Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium 10,230
APOEL Nicosia GSP Stadium 22,859
Apollon Limassol Tsirion Stadium 13,331
Aris Limassol Tsirion Stadium 13,331
Enosis Paralimni Tasos Marcou Stadium 5,800
Ermis Aradippou, Larnaca Ammochostos Stadium 5,500
Ethnikos Achna Achna, Famagusta Dasaki Stadium 7,000
Nea Salamis Larnaca Ammochostos Stadium 5,500
Olympiakos Nicosia GSP Stadium 22,859
Omonia Nicosia GSP Stadium 22,859

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AEK Netherlands Leon Vlemmings Netherlands Gregoor van Dijk Puma CytaVision
AEL Cyprus Charalambos Christodoulou Cyprus Marios Nicolaou Puma CytaVision
Alki Serbia Radmilo Ivančević Cyprus Siniša Dobrašinović Legea
Anagennisi Cyprus Adamos Adamou Cyprus Giorgos Giannakou Legea MetLife Alico
Anorthosis Israel Ronny Levy Cyprus Ioannis Okkas Puma CytaMobile Vodafone
APOEL Serbia Ivan Jovanović Cyprus Marinos Satsias Puma MTN
Apollon Germany Hagen Reeck (temporary) Cyprus Giorgos Merkis Lotto Betfair
Aris Cyprus Demetris Ioannou Cyprus Giorgos Vasiliou Puma Cytanet
Enosis Cyprus Marios Karas Cyprus Chrysis Michael Puma CYTA
Ermis Cyprus Nikos Andronikou Cyprus Andreas Papathanasiou Legea CYTA
Ethnikos Greece Nicos Papadopoulos Cyprus Christos Poyiatzis Legea CYTA
Nea Salamina Cyprus Stephen Constantine Cyprus Prodromos Therapontos Givova CytaMobile Vodafone
Olympiakos Cyprus Nikodimos Papavasiliou Cyprus Nikolas Nicolaou Givova CYTA
Omonia Cyprus Neophytos Larkou Cyprus Constantinos Makrides Adidas CytaMobile Vodafone

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Olympiakos Cyprus Charalambos Christodoulou Resigned 20 March 2011[1] Pre-season Greece Nicos Papadopoulos 14 May 2011[2]
Ermis Portugal João Carlos Pereira Mutual consent 4 May 2011[3] Pre-season Cyprus Loukas Hadjiloukas 13 May 2011[4]
Alki Israel Itzhak Shum Sacked 10 May 2011[5] Pre-season Serbia Radmilo Ivančević 14 May 2011
AEL Netherlands Raymond Atteveld Mutual consent 14 May 2011[6] Pre-season Cyprus Charalambos Christodoulou 14 May 2011[7]
Apollon Cyprus Andreas Michaelides Mutual consent 23 May 2011[8] Pre-season France Didier Ollé-Nicolle 10 July 2011[9]
Ermis Cyprus Loukas Hadjiloukas Resigned 12 August 2011[10] Pre-season Cyprus Panayiotis Xiourouppas 13 August 2011[11]
Anorthosis Bulgaria Stanimir Stoilov Sacked 25 September 2011[12] 6th Israel Ronny Levy 2 October 2011[13]
Ethnikos Serbia Svetozar Šapurić Sacked 5 October 2011[14] 12th Republic of Macedonia Čedomir Janevski 10 October 2011[15]
Ermis Cyprus Panayiotis Xiourouppas Sacked 24 October 2011[16] 14th Cyprus Nikos Andronikou 24 October 2011[17]
Apollon France Didier Ollé-Nicolle Mutual consent 5 November 2011[18] 5th Romania Mihai Stoichiţă 14 November 2011[19]
AEK Netherlands Ton Caanen Mutual consent 20 November 2011[20] 6th Netherlands Leon Vlemmings 2 December 2011[21]
Olympiakos Greece Nicos Papadopoulos Resigned 25 February 2012[22] 11th Cyprus Nikodimos Papavasiliou 26 February 2012[23]
Ethnikos Republic of Macedonia Čedomir Janevski Sacked 27 January 2012[24] 11th Greece Nicos Papadopoulos 28 January 2012[25]
Apollon Romania Mihai Stoichiţă Resigned 4 March 2012[26] 7th Germany Hagen Reeck (temporary) 4 March 2012[27]
Aris Serbia Dušan Mitošević Sacked 26 March 2012[28] 12th Cyprus Demetris Ioannou 26 March 2012[29]
Enosis Israel Nir Klinger Sacked 8 April 2012[30] 12th Cyprus Marios Karas 8 April 2012[31]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 AEL Limassol 26 18 6 2 33 7 +26 60 Qualification to the Second round, Group A
2 Omonia Nicosia 26 17 6 3 47 16 +31 57
3 APOEL 26 17 5 4 39 13 +26 56
4 Anorthosis Famagusta 26 15 7 4 30 12 +18 52
5 AEK Larnaca 26 11 9 6 33 21 +12 42 Qualification to the Second round, Group B
6 Nea Salamis Famagusta 26 10 6 10 33 41 −8 36
7 Apollon Limassol 26 10 4 12 31 39 −8 34 APOL 5–1 ALK
ALK 2–1 APOL
8 Alki Larnaca 26 10 4 12 32 40 −8 34
9 Olympiakos Nicosia 26 7 9 10 29 34 −5 30 Qualification to the Second round, Group C
10 Enosis Neon Paralimni 26 8 5 13 17 24 −7 29 ENP 0–0 ETH
ETH 1–1 ENP
11 Ethnikos Achna 26 7 8 11 21 23 −2 29
12 Aris Limassol 26 7 6 13 27 35 −8 27
13 Anagennisi Dherynia (R) 26 2 5 19 16 45 −29 11 Relegation to the Cypriot Second Division
14 Ermis Aradippou (R) 26 1 4 21 12 50 −38 7

Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head away goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AEK AEL ALK AND ANO APOE APOL ARI ENP ERM ETH NSL OLY OMO
AEK Larnaca 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 2–1 6–0 0–0 2–1
AEL Limassol 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 0–3
Alki Larnaca 2–2 1–2 4–0 1–3 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–1 4–2 0–3
Anagennisi Dherynia 0–3 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–1
Anorthosis Famagusta 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–1
APOEL 3–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0
Apollon Limassol 0–3 0–3 5–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–5
Aris Limassol 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–4 2–3 2–3 1–1
Enosis Neon Paralimni 1–0 0–4 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 1–1
Ermis Aradippou 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 1–4 0–2 1–5 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–3 0–2
Ethnikos Achna 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–3 0–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–1
Nea Salamis Famagusta 1–1 0–3 0–1 5–2 0–3 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–4
Olympiakos Nicosia 1–1 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–2 1–4 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 0–2
Omonia Nicosia 2–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 2–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0

Source: UEFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 AEL Limassol (C) 32 20 8 4 37 10 +27 68 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 APOEL 32 20 6 6 46 19 +27 66 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round APOE: 7pts
OMO: 4pts
3 Omonia Nicosia 32 20 6 6 56 23 +33 66 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
4 Anorthosis Famagusta 32 17 8 7 36 21 +15 59 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
1The 2011–12 Cypriot Cup winners, Omonia, qualified for the third qualifying round of UEFA Europa League. Since they finished third, the fourth-placed team of the league also qualified for the Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AEL ANO APOE OMO
AEL Limassol 1–0 0–0 2–0
Anorthosis Famagusta 1–1 1–2 0–4
APOEL 1–0 1–2 1–2
Omonia Nicosia 1–0 1–2 1–2

Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group B[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
5 AEK Larnaca 32 13 10 9 40 27 +13 49
6 Apollon Limassol 32 12 7 13 36 43 −7 43 APOL: 8pts
NSL: 2pts
7 Nea Salamis Famagusta 32 11 10 11 39 47 −8 43
8 Alki Larnaca 32 12 6 14 35 45 −10 42

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AEK ALK APOL NSL
AEK Larnaca 3–1 0–1 1–2
Alki Larnaca 0–2 1–0 1–0
Apollon Limassol 1–0 0–0 1–1
Nea Salamis Famagusta 1–1 0–0 2–2

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Group C[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
9 Ethnikos Achna 32 10 10 12 30 31 −1 40
10 Olympiakos Nicosia 32 10 9 13 36 44 −8 39
11 Enosis Neon Paralimni 32 11 5 16 26 30 −4 38
12 Aris Limassol (R) 32 8 8 16 32 44 −12 32 Relegation to the Cypriot Second Division

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARI ENP ETH OLY
Aris Limassol 0–2 2–2 1–0
Enosis Neon Paralimni 1–0 1–2 5–0
Ethnikos Achna 1–1 2–0 2–1
Olympiakos Nicosia 3–1 1–0 2–1

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Season statistics[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Republic of Macedonia Tričkovski, IvanIvan Tričkovski APOEL AEK 3–0 19 December 2011
Ivory Coast Vouho, PatrickPatrick Vouho AEL Enosis 0–4 7 January 2012
Cameroon Kenmogne, EmmanuelEmmanuel Kenmogne Olympiakos Ermis 3–1 24 March 2012
Cape Verde , José SemedoJosé Semedo 5 Enosis Olympiakos 5–0 12 May 2012
  • 5 Player scored 5 goals.

Scoring[edit]

Discipline[edit]

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