1981–82 Cypriot First Division

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Cypriot First Division
Season 1981–82
Champions Omonia
(11th title)
Relegated Keravnos
Evagoras
European Cup Omonia (1st round)
UEFA Cup Pezoporikos (1st round)
Cup Winners' Cup Apollon (1st round; via Cypriot Cup)
Matches played 182
Goals scored 414 (2.27 per match)
Top goalscorer Sotiris Kaiafas
(19 goals)[1]

The 1981–82 Cypriot First Division was the 44th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Omonia won their 11th title.

Format[edit]

Fourteen teams participated in the 1981–82 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 1982–83 Cypriot Second Division.

The champions ensured their participation in the 1982–83 European Cup and the runners-up in the 1982–83 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]

Alki Larnaca and Aris Limassol were relegated from previous season and played in the 1981–82 Cypriot Second Division. They were replaced by the first two teams of the 1980–81 Cypriot Second Division, Evagoras Paphos and APOP Paphos.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Venue
AEL Tsirion Stadium
Anorthosis GSZ Stadium
APOEL Makario Stadium
Apollon Tsirion Stadium
APOP GSK Stadium
Enosis Neon Paralimni Paralimni Stadium
EPA GSZ Stadium
Evagoras GSK Stadium
Keravnos Keravnos Strovolou Stadium
Nea Salamina Dasaki Stadium
Olynpiakos 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 20 4 2 61 9 52 44 Champions-1982–83 European Cup 1st Round.
2 Pezoporikos Larnaca 26 13 8 5 38 17 21 34 1982–83 UEFA Cup 1st Round.
3 APOEL 26 10 14 2 29 14 15 34
4 Apollon Limassol 26 13 8 5 34 23 11 34 Cypriot Cup Finalist-1982–83 European Cup Winners' Cup 1st Round.1
5 AEL Limassol 26 9 10 7 29 22 7 28
6 Nea Salamina 26 8 9 9 34 30 4 25
7 Omonia Aradippou 26 8 9 9 27 33 -6 25
8 Enosis Neon Paralimni 26 8 7 11 25 32 -7 23
9 Anorthosis Famagusta 26 8 6 12 23 34 -11 22
10 Olympiakos Nicosia 26 7 8 11 26 40 -14 22
11 EPA Larnaca 26 6 10 10 24 41 -17 22
12 APOP Paphos 26 5 9 12 24 35 -11 19
13 Keravnos 26 7 5 14 22 37 -15 19 Relegated to 1982–83 Cypriot Second Division.
14 Evagoras Paphos 26 2 9 15 18 47 -29 13

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

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

1Apollon qualified to 1982–83 European Cup Winners' Cup because Cypriot Cup winner, Omonia, already qualified to 1982–83 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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