1997–98 Cypriot First Division

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Cypriot First Division
Season 1997–98
Champions Anorthosis
(9th title)
Relegated Anagennisi
APOP
Ethnikos Assia
Champions League Anorthosis (1st qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Omonia (1st qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Apollon (qualifying round; via Cypriot Cup)
UEFA Intertoto Cup Ethnikos Achna (1st round)
Matches played 182
Goals scored 657 (3.61 per match)
Top goalscorer Rainer Rauffmann
(42 goals)[1]

The 1997–98 Cypriot First Division was the 59th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Anorthosis won their 9th title.

Format[edit]

Fourteen teams participated in the 1997–98 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 1998–99 Cypriot Second Division.

The champions ensured their participation in the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League and the runners-up in the 1998–99 UEFA Cup.

The teams had to declare their interest to participate in the 1998 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]

Aris Limassol, Olympiakos Nicosia and APEP were relegated from previous season and played in the 1997–98 Cypriot Second Division. They were replaced by the first three teams of the 1996–97 Cypriot Second Division, AEL Limassol, Evagoras Paphos and Ethnikos Assia.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Venue
ΑΕΚ GSZ Stadium
AEL Tsirion Stadium
Alki GSZ Stadium
Anagennisi Anagennisi Football Ground
Anorthosis Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium
APOEL Makario Stadium
Apollon Tsirion Stadium
APOP Pafiako Stadium
Ethnikos Achna Dasaki Stadium
Ethnikos Assia Kykkos Stadium
Enosis Paralimni Municipal Stadium
Evagoras Pafiako Stadium
Nea Salamina Ammochostos Stadium
Omonia Makario Stadium

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld. W. D. L. GF. GA. GF. Pts. Notes
1 Anorthosis 26 21 3 2 87 18 69 66 Champions-UEFA Champions League 1st qualifying round
2 Omonis 26 19 5 2 90 20 70 62 1998–99 UEFA Cup 1st qualifying round
3 Apollon 26 16 7 3 50 25 25 55 Cypriot Cup Finalist-1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.1
4 Ethnikos Achna 26 13 8 5 35 28 7 47 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1st round
5 AEK 26 9 7 10 42 40 2 34
6 Enosis Neon Paralimni 26 10 3 13 45 49 -4 33
7 APOEL 26 8 7 11 48 51 -3 31
8 Nea Salamis 26 10 1 15 43 59 -16 31
9 AEL 26 7 8 11 37 50 -13 29
10 Alki 26 9 2 15 46 65 -19 29
11 Evagoras 26 8 5 13 29 52 -23 29
12 Anagennisi 26 7 6 13 37 65 -28 27 Relegated to 1998–99 Cypriot Second Division.
13 APOP 26 7 5 14 40 59 -19 26
14 Ethnikos Assia 26 3 3 20 28 76 -48 12

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

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

1Apollon qualified to 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup becauce Cypriot Cup winner, Anorthosis, already qualified to UEFA Champions League

Results[edit]

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AEK AEL ALK ANG ANR APN APL APP EAC EAS ENP EVG NSL OMO
AEK 3-1 1-4 1-3 1-1 3-2 1-1 2-2 1-2 0-1 5-1 5-1 1-3 0-1
AEL 0-0 1-4 3-1 2-3 1-3 0-0 2-0 0-0 1-1 3-1 0-1 1-3 0-4
Alki 1-3 1-2 4-1 1-4 3-3 2-3 1-3 7-2 1-0 1-4 1-0 3-2 3-5
Anagennisi 2-2 0-1 1-2 0-5 1-1 0-2 1-1 4-1 3-2 1-2 1-0 2-0 0-7
Anorthosis 3-0 5-1 3-1 5-0 1-0 4-2 7-0 5-0 0-2 4-1 6-0 7-1 0-1
APOEL 0-2 3-1 4-2 3-6 0-1 2-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-3 2-0 5-0 0-0
Apollon 2-0 0-0 2-0 4-1 1-1 3-1 2-1 4-0 1-2 2-1 3-1 2-0 3-0
APOP 2-1 3-3 5-1 1-0 0-4 3-4 1-2 3-2 1-2 2-3 3-0 1-2 2-4
Ethnikos Assia 1-4 2-5 2-0 1-1 1-2 1-4 1-2 0-2 1-2 1-2 2-4 1-5 0-1
Ethnikos Achna 1-1 1-1 3-0 1-0 1-3 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-0 0-0 4-1 0-0
Enosis 2-0 3-3 2-2 2-3 0-2 0-2 0-1 3-0 2-1 6-1 1-1 2-3 1-3
Evagoras 2-2 2-1 1-0 2-2 0-6 4-2 1-3 1-0 2-2 1-2 1-0 2-0 1-3
Nea Salamis 1-2 1-3 0-1 2-2 0-3 6-1 2-0 2-1 3-1 0-1 2-3 3-1 0-3
Omonia 0-1 5-1 8-0 10-1 2-2 1-1 2-2 8-1 8-0 4-0 2-0 2-0 6-1

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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