2014–15 Cypriot First Division

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Cypriot First Division
Season 2014–15
Matches played 78
Goals scored 195 (2.5 per match)
Top goalscorer Mickaël Poté
(9 goals)
Biggest home win Apollon 4–0 Othellos
(27 September 2014)
Nea Salamina 4–0 Apollon
(6 October 2014)
Biggest away win Doxa 0–4 AEL
(14 September 2014)
Ethnikos 0–4 APOEL
(1 November 2014)
Doxa 0–4 Anorthosis
(22 November 2014)
Highest scoring APOEL 4–4 AEK
(15 December 2014)
Longest winning run 5 matches
Ermis
Longest unbeaten run 13 matches
APOEL
Longest winless run 7 matches
Ayia Napa
Nea Salamina
Longest losing run 4 matches
Ayia Napa
Othellos
Nea Salamina
Highest attendance 10,931[1]
APOEL 1–0 Omonia
(30 November 2014)
Lowest attendance 9[2]
Doxa 1–0 Ayia Napa
(13 December 2014)
All statistics correct as of 15 December 2014.

The 2014–15 Cypriot First Division is the 77th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. It began on 23 August 2014 and will end on 17 May 2015.[3] APOEL are the defending champions.

The league reduced from 14 to 12 teams this season, comprised ten teams from the 2012–13 season and two promoted teams from the 2013–14 B1 Division.

Teams[edit]

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)[edit]

Enosis Neon Paralimni and Alki Larnaca were relegated at the end of the first stage of the 2013–14 season after finishing in the bottom two places of the table. They were joined by Aris Limassol and AEK Kouklia, who finished at the bottom of the second-phase relegation group.

The relegated teams were replaced by 2013–14 B1 Division champions Ayia Napa and runners-up Othellos Athienou.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Location of clubs in 2014–15 Cypriot First Division
Note: Table lists clubs in alphabetical order.
Club Location Venue[4][5] Capacity
AEK Larnaca GSZ Stadium 13,032
AEL Limassol Tsirion Stadium 13,331
Anorthosis Larnaca Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium 10,230
APOEL Nicosia GSP Stadium 22,859
Apollon Limassol Tsirion Stadium 13,331
Ayia Napa Ayia Napa Tasos Markou Stadium 5,800
Doxa Peristerona Makario Stadium 16,000
Ermis Aradippou Dasaki Stadium 7,000
Ethnikos Achna, Famagusta Dasaki Stadium 7,000
Nea Salamina Larnaca Ammochostos Stadium 5,500
Omonia Nicosia GSP Stadium 22,859
Othellos Athienou, Larnaca Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium 10,230

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 Spain Thomas Christiansen Greece Giannis Skopelitis Umbro CytaVision
AEL Cyprus Christakis Christoforou Cyprus Marios Nicolaou Nike CytaVision
Anorthosis Netherlands André Paus Cyprus Christos Marangos Macron CytaMobile-Vodafone
APOEL Greece Giorgos Donis Cyprus Constantinos Charalambides Puma MTN
Apollon Romania Ioan Andone Cyprus Giorgos Merkis Macron Cyta
Ayia Napa Cyprus Giorgos Kosma Cyprus Georgios Kolokoudias Sportika Cyta
Doxa Serbia Slobodan Krčmarević Portugal Ricardo Fernandes Legea Cytanet
Ermis Cyprus Nikodimos Papavasiliou Portugal China Legea Cyta
Ethnikos Cyprus Apostolos Makrides Cyprus Christos Poyiatzis Mitre Cyta
Nea Salamina Cyprus Nicos Panayiotou Spain Diego León GEMS CytaMobile-Vodafone
Omonia Cyprus Kostas Kaiafas Portugal Nuno Assis Nike CytaMobile-Vodafone
Othellos Cyprus Costas Sakkas Cyprus Andreas Vasiliou Joma Kleima

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Doxa Cyprus Demetris Ioannou Sacked 1 September 2014[6] 10th Serbia Slobodan Krčmarević 8 September 2014[7]
Ermis Cyprus Nicos Panayiotou Sacked 7 September 2014[8] 6th Cyprus Nikodimos Papavasiliou 8 September 2014[9]
Ayia Napa Cyprus Nikos Andronikou Mutual consent 30 September 2014[10] 12th Cyprus Giorgos Kosma 23 October 2014[11]
Apollon Cyprus Christakis Christoforou Sacked 8 October 2014[12] 2nd Romania Ioan Andone 16 October 2014[13]
AEL Bulgaria Ivaylo Petev Sacked 17 November 2014[14] 5th Cyprus Christakis Christoforou 17 November 2014[15]
Nea Salamina Cyprus Neophytos Larkou Mutual consent 16 December 2014[16] 9th Cyprus Nicos Panayiotou 16 December 2014[17]

First Phase[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 APOEL 13 9 4 0 21 6 +15 31 Qualification to Championship group
2 Apollon Limassol 13 9 1 3 26 17 +9 28
3 Ermis Aradippou 13 7 2 4 18 15 +3 23
4 AEK Larnaca 13 6 4 3 22 16 +6 22
5 Anorthosis Famagusta 13 6 1 6 19 17 +2 19 ANO: 3 pts
OMO: 3 pts
6 Omonia Nicosia 13 6 1 6 13 14 −1 19
7 AEL Limassol 13 4 5 4 21 17 +4 17 Qualification to Relegation group
8 Ethnikos Achna 13 4 4 5 14 19 −5 16
9 Nea Salamis Famagusta 13 3 4 6 13 15 −2 13
10 Othellos Athienou 13 3 2 8 7 14 −7 11
11 Doxa Katokopias 13 2 3 8 8 23 −15 9
12 Ayia Napa 13 1 5 7 13 22 −9 8

Updated to games played on 15 December 2014.
Source: UEFA, CFA
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 ANO APOE APOL AYN DOX ERM ETH NSL OMO OTH
AEK Larnaca 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–0
AEL Limassol 4–1 1–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 1–0
Anorthosis Famagusta 2–1 0–1 0–1 4–1 0–0 2–1 1–0
APOEL 4–4 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
Apollon Limassol 2–5 0–0 1–0 3–2 3–0 3–0 4–0
Ayia Napa 1–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–0 1–1
Doxa Katokopias 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1
Ermis Aradippou 1–0 1–3 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–0
Ethnikos Achna 2–1 4–2 0–4 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–0
Nea Salamis Famagusta 0–2 2–3 4–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–1
Omonia Nicosia 0–1 2–0 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–0
Othellos Athienou 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–1

Updated to games played on 15 December 2014.
Source: CFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Including matches played on 15 December 2014; Source: Cyprus Football Association
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Benin Mickaël Poté Omonia 9
2 Nigeria Ifeanyi Onyilo Ermis 8
3 Brazil Gustavo Manduca APOEL 6
Cyprus Giorgos Kolokoudias Ayia Napa 6
Argentina Gastón Sangoy Apollon 6
Greece Fotios Papoulis Apollon 6
7 Algeria Rafik Djebbour APOEL 5
Cyprus Andreas Makris Anorthosis 5
9 Spain Joan Tomàs AEK 4
Israel Roberto Colautti AEK 4
Spain Hugo López Apollon 4
Ukraine Yuriy Yakovenko Anorthosis 4
Portugal Ricardo Fernandes Doxa 4
Brazil Thiago Othellos 4
Brazil Valdo Ethnikos 4

Scoring[edit]

Discipline[edit]

References[edit]

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