1996–97 Cypriot First Division

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Cypriot First Division
Season 1996–97
Champions Anorthosis
(8th title)
Relegated Aris
Olympiakos
APEP
Champions League Anorthosis (1st qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Apollon (1st qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup APOEL (qualifying round; via Cypriot Cup)
UEFA Intertoto Cup Nea Salamis (group stage)
Matches played 182
Goals scored 564 (3.1 per match)
Top goalscorer Michalis Konstantinou
(17 goals)[1]

The 1996–97 Cypriot First Division was the 58th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Anorthosis won their 8th title.

Format[edit]

Fourteen teams participated in the 1996–97 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 three teams were relegated to the 1997–98 Cypriot Second Division.

The champions ensured their participation in the 1997–98 UEFA Champions League and the runners-up in the 1997–98 UEFA Cup.

The teams had to declare their interest to participate in the 1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup before the end of the championship. At the end of the championship, the higher placed team among the interested ones participated in the Intertoto Cup (if they had not secured their participation in any other UEFA competition).

Point system[edit]

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

Changes from previous season[edit]

AEL Limassol, Evagoras Paphos and Omonia Aradippou were relegated from previous season and played in the 1996–97 Cypriot Second Division. They were replaced by the first three teams of the 1995–96 Cypriot Second Division, APOP Paphos. APEP and Anagennisi Deryneia.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Venue
ΑΕΚ GSZ Stadium
Alki GSZ Stadium
Anagennisi Anagennisi Football Ground
Anorthosis Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium
APEP Kyperounda Municipal Stadium
APOEL Makario Stadium
Apollon Tsirion Stadium
APOP Pafiako Stadium
Aris Tsirion Stadium
Ethnikos Dasaki Stadium
Enosis Paralimni Municipal Stadium
Nea Salamina Ammochostos Stadium
Olympiakos Makario Stadium
Omonia Makario Stadium

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld. W. D. L. GF. GA. GF. Pts. Notes
1 Anorthosis 26 20 5 1 58 14 44 65 Champions-UEFA Champions League 1st qualifying round
2 Apollon 26 16 4 6 43 22 21 52 1997–98 UEFA Cup 1st qualifying round
3 Omonia 26 14 4 8 39 30 9 46
4 AEK 26 11 8 7 49 37 12 41
5 APOEL 26 12 4 10 57 43 14 40 Cypriot Cup Winner-1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round.
6 Ethnikos 26 11 4 11 48 36 12 37
7 Enosis Neon Paralimni 26 9 8 9 48 48 0 35
8 Nea Salamis 26 8 10 8 42 36 6 34 1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup group stage.
9 Anagennisi 26 9 5 12 27 42 -15 32
10 APOP 26 9 4 13 29 44 -15 31
11 Alki 26 8 6 12 41 49 -8 30
12 Aris 26 7 7 12 33 41 -8 28 Relegated to 1997–98 Cypriot Second Division.
13 Olympiakos 26 8 3 15 28 47 -19 27
14 APEP 26 3 2 21 22 75 -53 11

Points system: Won=3 points, Drawn=1 point, Lost=0 points

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

Results[edit]

↓Home / Away→

AEK ALK ANG ANR APE APN APL APP ARD ETH ENP NSL OLY OMO
AEK 3-0 1-1 0-1 4-0 1-2 3-3 2-2 4-1 4-1 2-2 1-0 3-0 3-2
Alki 0-2 2-2 0-0 0-2 2-5 1-0 1-3 2-0 2-3 1-0 3-3 3-2 2-4
Anagennisi 2-2 0-0 1-4 3-2 1-0 2-3 1-0 1-3 1-0 0-0 2-1 1-0 1-2
Anorthosi 2-0 2-1 2-0 5-1 1-0 0-0 5-0 1-1 1-0 5-2 2-0 4-0 2-1
APEP 4-2 1-4 0-1 0-3 2-1 1-3 2-3 1-2 0-9 1-3 1-1 0-1 2-2
APOEL 2-3 1-5 0-1 2-4 6-1 3-0 5-4 3-0 2-1 3-3 3-1 5-0 2-2
Apollon 0-0 5-1 4-1 1-0 2-0 1-0 3-0 1-0 2-0 0-1 0-3 4-0 2-0
APOP 1-1 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 3-2 0-2 3-0 0-3 1-0 0-1 0-1 2-0
Aris 2-1 2-2 3-1 0-0 2-1 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 3-4 0-2 4-2 1-2
Ethnikos 3-1 1-5 5-0 1-2 1-0 2-2 2-3 4-0 1-0 1-1 2-2 1-0 2-1
Enosis 1-2 3-0 2-1 0-5 6-0 2-3 1-0 2-2 3-3 1-2 3-3 1-0 0-2
Nea Salamis 2-3 1-1 3-1 1-1 6-0 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 2-1 2-2 2-1 0-1
Olympiakos 2-0 1-0 2-1 2-3 2-0 1-2 0-0 3-1 1-4 2-1 3-4 1-1 1-2
Omonia 1-1 3-2 0-1 0-2 2-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 1-0 2-1 3-1 0-2 0-0

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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