2007–08 Cypriot First Division

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Marfin Laiki League
Season 2007–08
Champions Anorthosis
13th title
Relegated Aris
Nea Salamina
Olympiakos
Champions League Anorthosis
UEFA Cup APOEL
Omonia
UEFA Intertoto Ethnikos
Matches played 218
Goals scored 591 (2.71 per match)
Top goalscorer David da Costa (16 goals)
Łukasz Sosin (16 goals)

The 2007-08 Cypriot First Division started on 1 September 2007. The defending champions were APOEL.

This year, for the first time, the championship featured a group stage play-off system. Teams were divided into 3 groups; 1st-4th, 5th-8th and 9th-12th. Points were carried over from the first round.

Anorthosis won the championship three games before the end of the season, without losing a single match.

Format[edit]

Fourteen teams participated in the 2007–08 Cypriot First Division. Each team played against every other team twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 26 matches. After these matches, the two teams with the worst records were relegated to the 2008–09 Cypriot Second Division. The remaining twelve teams were divided into three groups: 1st-4th, 5th-8th and 9th-12th.

The teams ranked first through fourth played out the champion and the participants for the European competitions. Teams ranked ninth through 12th determined the third relegated club, while the remaining four teams played a placement round. Every team played twice against its group opponents. Regular season records are carried over without any modifications.

The champions ensured their participation in the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League and the runners-up in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup.

The teams had to declare their interest to participate in the 2008 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.

Teams[edit]

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)[edit]

Digenis Morphou, Ayia Napa and AEP Paphos were relegated at the end of the 2006–07 season after finishing in the bottom three places of the table.

The relegated teams were replaced by 2006–07 Second Division champions APOP Kinyras, runners-up Alki Larnaca and third-placed team Doxa Katokopias.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium
AEK GSZ Stadium
AEL Tsirion Stadium
Alki Ammochostos Stadium
APOP Kinyras Pafiako Stadium
Anorthosis Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium
APOEL GSP Stadium
Apollon Tsirion Stadium
Aris Tsirion Stadium
Doxa Makario Stadium
Ethnikos Dasaki Stadium
Enosis Paralimni Stadium
Nea Salamina Ammochostos Stadium
Olympiakos GSP Stadium
Omonia GSP Stadium

First round[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA GD Pts Notes Head-to-head
1 Anorthosis Famagusta 26 19 7 0 49 13 +36 64 Second Round Group A
2 APOEL 26 16 5 5 51 19 +32 53
3 Omonia 26 14 6 6 36 22 +14 48
4 AEK Larnaca 26 12 5 9 34 32 +2 41
5 Apollon Limassol 26 10 9 7 40 33 +7 39 Second Round Group B
6 APOP Kinyras 26 10 7 9 35 35 0 37
7 Enosis Neon Paralimni 26 10 6 10 28 30 -2 36
8 Ethnikos Achna 26 11 1 14 34 35 -1 34
9 Doxa Katokopias 26 9 7 10 38 40 -2 34 Second Round Group C
10 Alki Larnaca 26 7 6 13 32 40 -8 27 Alki 7 points
Aris 4 points
AEL 3 points
11 Aris Limassol 26 7 6 13 24 35 -11 27
12 AEL Limassol 26 7 6 13 28 38 -10 27
13 Nea Salamina (R) 26 6 6 14 28 54 -26 24 Relegated to Second Division
14 Olympiakos Nicosia (R) 26 3 5 18 23 54 -31 14

Last Update: 23 Mar 2008
Source: soccerway.com
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Home/Away

AEK AEL ALK ANO APOE APOL APOP ARI DOX ENP ETH NEA OLY OMO
AEK 2-2 2-0 1-1 0-3 0-2 1-1 1-0 1-2 1-3 1-0 2-2 2-1 1-0
AEL 0-2 2-0 1-2 1-1 0-0 0-2 0-0 2-1 1-4 1-2 1-0 3-1 1-1
Alki 0-2 2-0 0-0 0-4 1-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 0-1 1-3 4-1 5-0 2-1
Anorthosis 2-1 3-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 3-1 4-0 2-1 1-0 5-1 5-0 1-0 2-0
APOEL 1-0 2-0 3-0 0-1 2-0[1] 4-0 3-0 3-2 0-1 2-1 3-1 4-0 1-0
Apollon 2-0 4-3 1-0 2-2 0-2[2] 2-0 2-1 2-2 3-0 2-1 4-1 3-2 3-3
APOP Kinyras 0-1 0-1 5-3 0-2 1-1 1-0 1-0 3-1 1-1 2-1 4-2 3-1 0-0
Aris 2-3 2-1 2-5 0-0 2-2 3-1 1-2 1-0 2-1 0-1 1-0 3-0 1-2
Doxa 3-3 2-1 1-0 1-1 2-2 1-0 2-2 2-1 2-2 2-1 2-3 2-0 1-0
Paralimni 0-1 1-1 2-1 1-2 1-0 2-2 0-2 1-0 0-1 0-2 1-0 0-1 1-3
Ethnikos 0-2 2-1 1-1 0-1 0-2 2-1 2-1 2-0 3-1 0-1 5-0 2-1 1-2
Nea Salamina 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-4 1-3 0-0 1-1 0-0 2-1 1-1 2-0 4-2 0-2
Olympiakos 0-2 1-2 1-1 0-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 0-1 2-1 2-2 1-0 2-4 0-1
Omonia 3-2 1-0 3-0 1-1 2-1 1-1 1-0 0-0 2-1 0-1 2-1 3-0 2-0

Last Update: 23 Mar 2008.
Source : UEFA

Second round[edit]

The first 12 teams were divided into 3 groups. Points were carried over from the first round.

Group A[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Anorthosis Famagusta (C) 32 20 12 0 58 19 +39 72 Champions League 1st Qualifying Round
2 APOEL 32 18 7 7 58 28 +30 61 UEFA Cup 1st Qualifying Round
3 Omonia 32 14 10 8 42 31 +11 52
4 AEK Larnaca 32 14 8 10 46 42 +4 50

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ANO APOE OMO AEK
Anorthosis 3-0 0-0 3-3
APOEL 1-1 2-2 2-1
Omonia 0-0 1-2 0-0
AEK 2-2 1-0 5-3

Group B[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA GD Pts Notes
5 Apollon Limassol 32 12 11 9 49 41 +8 47 [3]
6 Enosis Neon Paralimni 32 13 7 12 42 45 -3 46
7 Ethnikos Achna 32 13 4 15 44 43 +1 43 UEFA Intertoto Cup
8 APOP Kinyras 32 11 9 12 47 49 -2 42

Results[edit]

Home \ Away APOL APOP ENP ETH
Apollon 2-2 4-1 0-2
APOP Kinyras 1-2 3-4 1-0
Paralimni 1-0 4-3 1-1
Ethnikos Achnas 1-1 2-2 4-3

Group C[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA GD Pts Notes
9 AEL Limassol 32 11 7 14 39 45 -6 40
10 Alki Larnaca 32 11 7 14 41 44 -3 40
11 Doxa Katokopias 32 10 9 13 43 48 -5 39
12 Aris Limassol (R) 32 8 6 18 31 48 -17 30 Relegated to Second Division

Results[edit]

Home \ Away DOX ALK AEL ARI
Doxa 0-0 1-2 2-0
Alki 1-0 2-1 4-1
AEL 2-2 1-0 3-2
Aris 3-0 1-2 0-2

Last Update: 11 May 2008
Source (League Table): UEFA.com
Source (Results): UEFA.com

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Brazil David Da Costa Doxa 16
Poland Łukasz Sosin Anorthosis
3 Cyprus Constantinos Makrides APOEL 13
4 Portugal Bernardo Vasconcelos Omonia 12
Uruguay Ignacio Risso Apollon
Romania Adrian Mihalcea Aris

Last Update: 11 May 2008
Source: soccerboards.com

Sources[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Match abandoned. The score at the time was decided to be the official score.
  2. ^ Match abandoned. Score at the time was 2-2.
  3. ^ Apollon declined their Intertoto participation