2002–03 Cypriot First Division

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Cypriot First Division
Season 2002–03
Champions Omonia
(19th title)
Relegated Nea Salamina
Aris
Alki
Champions League Omonia (2nd qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Anorthosis (qualifying round)
APOEL (qualifying round; via Cypriot Cup)
UEFA Intertoto Ethnikos Achna (1st round)
Matches played 182
Goals scored 628 (3.45 per match)
Top goalscorer Marios Neophytou
(33 goals)[1]

The 2002–03 Cypriot First Division was the 64th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Omonia won their 19th title.

Format[edit]

Fourteen teams participated in the 2002–03 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 2003–04 Cypriot Second Division.

The champions ensured their participation in the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League and the runners-up in the 2003–04 UEFA Cup.

The teams had to declare their interest to participate in the 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup before the end of the championship. At the end of the championship, the higher placed teams 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]

Ethnikos Assia, Doxa Katokopias and Ermis Aradippou were relegated from previous season and played in the 2002–03 Cypriot Second Division. They were replaced by the first three teams of the 2001–02 Cypriot Second Division, Nea Salamina, Digenis Morphou and Aris Limassol.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium
AEK GSZ Stadium
AEL Tsirion Stadium
AEP Pafiako Stadium
Alki GSZ Stadium
Anorthosis Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium
APOEL GSP Stadium
Apollon Tsirion Stadium
Aris Tsirion Stadium
Digenis Makario Stadium
Ethnikos Dasaki Stadium
ENP Paralimni Stadium
Nea Salamina Ammochostos Stadium
Olympiakos GSP Stadium
Omonia GSP Stadium

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld. W. D. L. GF. GA. GF. Pts. Notes
1 Omonia 26 18 6 2 68 22 46 60 Champions-UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round.
2 Anorthosis Famagusta 26 19 2 5 65 30 35 59 Cypriot Cup Winner-2003–04 UEFA Cup.
3 APOEL 26 16 7 3 55 24 31 55 2003–04 UEFA Cup qualifying round.1
4 Olympiakos Nicosia 26 16 4 6 56 29 27 52 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1st round.
5 AEL Limassol 26 11 6 9 56 45 11 39
6 Ethnikos Achna 26 10 7 9 35 32 3 37 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1st round.
7 AEP Paphos 26 11 4 11 38 45 -7 37
8 AEK Larnaca 26 9 5 12 43 50 -7 32
9 Digenis Morphou 26 9 4 13 40 40 0 31
10 Enosis Neon Paralimni 26 8 7 11 39 40 -1 31
11 Apollon Limassol 26 8 7 11 42 46 -4 31
12 Nea Salamina 26 6 11 9 39 40 -1 29 Relegated to 2003–04 Cypriot Second Division.
13 Aris Limassol 26 2 3 21 31 92 -61 9
14 Alki Larnaca 26 1 3 22 21 93 -72 6

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

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

1The third team, APOEL, qualified to 2003–04 UEFA Cup because the second team, Anorthosis, already qualified to the same competition through 2002–03 Cypriot Cup.

Results[edit]

↓Home / Away→

AEK AEL AEP ARS ANR APN APL ARS DGN ETH ENP NSL OLM OMN
AEK 3-1 2-1 1-0 1-5 0-5 3-0 4-0 4-1 2-0 1-1 4-2 1-1 0-2
AEL 4-2 6-2 7-0 1-2 2-1 2-2 2-1 3-1 2-1 0-0 4-1 1-2 2-3
AEP 1-0 0-0 2-1 4-2 0-2 2-1 4-2 3-1 2-0 0-0 1-3 0-3 2-4
Alki 2-2 1-3 0-1 1-7 1-4 0-1 1-7 2-0 0-0 1-5 2-3 3-4 0-1
Anorthosis 4-1 2-1 2-0 3-2 4-3 4-1 9-2 1-0 2-0 1-2 0-0 2-1 3-1
APOEL 2-1 4-0 2-0 3-0 1-0 0-0 3-1 2-3 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-0
Apollon 1-0 3-3 2-2 5-0 1-2 0-1 3-1 1-2 3-0 3-2 0-0 2-4 2-3
Aris 2-4 0-4 2-1 2-2 0-4 1-3 1-5 1-4 3-3 2-3 1-4 0-4 0-3
Digenis 1-1 2-2 0-1 8-0 1-2 1-3 0-0 2-0 3-1 1-0 1-1 0-1 1-2
Ethnikos 3-2 2-1 1-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 6-1 3-1 0-0 1-4 1-1
ENP 4-1 0-1 4-2 1-0 0-1 2-5 2-2 6-0 1-3 0-3 1-0 0-1 1-1
Nea Salamina 1-1 6-1 1-2 8-1 0-2 1-1 3-1 2-2 0-3 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2
Olympiakos 2-1 3-2 3-4 2-0 1-1 0-1 2-3 6-0 1-0 2-0 3-2 4-0 0-1
Omonia 4-1 1-1 1-1 11-1 3-0 3-4 5-0 4-0 1-0 0-0 4-0 4-0 3-1

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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