1980–81 Cypriot First Division

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Cypriot First Division
Season 1980–81
Champions Omonia
(10th title)
Relegated Alki
Aris
European Cup Omonia (1st round)
UEFA Cup APOEL (1st round)
Cup Winners' Cup Enosis (1st round; via Cypriot Cup)
Matches played 182
Goals scored 450 (2.47 per match)
Top goalscorer Sotiris Kaiafas
(14 goals)[1]

The 1980–81 Cypriot First Division was the 43rd season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Omonia won their 10th title.

Format[edit]

Fourteen teams participated in the 1980–81 Cypriot First Division. All teams played against each other twice, once at their home and once away. The team with the most points at the end of the season crowned champions. The last two teams were relegated to the 1981–82 Cypriot Second Division.

The champions ensured their participation in the 1981–82 European Cup and the runners-up in the 1981–82 UEFA Cup.

Point system[edit]

Teams received two points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss.

Changes from previous season[edit]

APOP Paphos and Evagoras Paphos were relegated from previous season and played in the 1980–81 Cypriot Second Division. They were replaced by the first team of the 1979–80 Cypriot Second Division, Nea Salamina.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Venue
AEL Tsirion Stadium
Alki GSZ Stadium
Anorthosis Dasaki Stadium
APOEL Makario Stadium
Apollon Tsirion Stadium
Aris Tsirion Stadium
Enosis Neon Paralimni Paralimni Stadium
EPA GSZ Stadium
Keravnos Keravnos Strovolou Stadium
Nea Salamina GSZ Stadium
Olympiakos GSP Stadium
Omonia Ar. Aradippou Municipal Stadium
Omonia Makario Stadium
Pezoporikos GSZ Stadium

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld. W. D. L. GF. GA. GF. Pts. Notes
1 Omonia 26 16 6 4 56 21 35 38 Champions-1981–82 European Cup 1st Round.
2 APOEL 26 13 10 3 41 16 25 36 1981–82 UEFA Cup 1st Round.
3 Pezoporikos Larnaca 26 14 6 6 45 33 12 34
4 Enosis Neon Paralimni 26 11 10 5 32 21 11 32 Cypriot Cup Finalist-1981–82 European Cup Winners' Cup 1st Round.1
5 Anorthosis Famagusta 26 9 9 8 37 34 3 27
6 Apollon Limassol 26 10 6 10 32 32 0 26
7 Nea Salamina 26 8 8 10 29 32 -3 24
8 Omonia Aradippou 26 7 9 10 30 41 -11 23
9 Keravnos 26 8 7 11 27 40 -13 23
10 EPA Larnaca 26 6 9 11 25 27 -2 21
11 Olympiakos Nicosia 26 7 7 12 23 30 -7 21
12 AEL Limassol 26 7 7 12 19 31 -12 21
13 Alki Larnaca 26 7 7 12 25 40 -15 21 Relegated to 1981–82 Cypriot Second Division.
14 Aris Limassol 26 7 3 16 29 52 -23 17

Points system: Won=2 points, Drawn=1 point, Lost=0 points

Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal differences, 3) Goal for

1Enosis Neon Paralimni qualified to 1981–82 European Cup Winners' Cup because Cypriot Cup winner, Omonia, already qualified to 1981–82 European Cup.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyprus - List of Topscorers". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 2015-06-25. Archived from the original on 2015-08-18. Retrieved 2015-08-05. 

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