2008–09 Anorthosis Famagusta F.C. season

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Anorthosis Famagusta
2008–09 season
Chairman Cyprus Andreas Panteli (until December 2008)
Cyprus Chris Georgiades (from January 2009)
Manager Georgia (country) Temuri Ketsbaia
Cyprus Michalis Pamboris
Cypriot First Division 3rd
Cypriot Cup Second Round
LTV Super Cup Runners-up
Champions League Group stage
Top goalscorer League: Sosin (10 goals)
All: Sosin (14 goals)
Highest home attendance 19,259 vs Panathinaikos (1 October 2008)
Lowest home attendance 6,050 vs Atromitos (31 November 2008)

The 2008–09 season (started 19 June 2008) is Anorthosis' 60th consecutive season in the Cypriot First Division. The team finished 1st in the league in the previous season so it will represent Cyprus in the Champions League. The first training session for the season took take place at the training ground at Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium on June 18, 2008.[1] On August 27, 2008, they became the first Cypriot football club to reach the group stages of the Champions League, defeating Olympiacos of Greece in the third qualifying round.[2]

In December 2008, Andreas Panteli, the chairman of the company since 2004, resigned and he was replaced by Chris Georgiades. Manager Temuri Ketsbaia left the club by mutual consent in April 2009 and was replaced by Michalis Pamboris as caretaker.

Current squad[edit]

Last Update: 14 February 2009[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Albania GK Arjan Beqaj
3 Cyprus DF Lambros Lambrou
4 Greece DF Nikos Katsavakis
5 Cyprus MF Nikos Nicolaou (captain)
6 Montenegro MF Siniša Dobrasinović
8 Greece MF Giannis Skopelitis
9 Poland FW Łukasz Sosin
11 Greece FW Nikolaos Frousos
12 Netherlands DF Jeffrey Leiwakabessy
16 Georgia (country) FW Klimenti Tsitaishvili
17 Brazil MF Sávio
18 Romania MF Eugen Trică
19 Iraq FW Hawar Taher
20 France MF Vincent Laban
No. Position Player
21 Cyprus MF Giorgos Panagi
22 Serbia DF Predrag Ocokoljić
23 Cyprus DF Constantinos Samaras
24 Cyprus DF Andreas Constantinou
26 Cyprus FW Chrysovalantis Panayiotou
27 France MF Cédric Bardon
28 Greece DF Georgios Georgiou
30 Hungary GK Zoltán Nagy
31 Cyprus GK Demetris Leoni
32 Cyprus GK Gavriel Constantinou
33 Greece DF Traianos Dellas
67 Cyprus DF Giorgos Theodotou
70 Cyprus FW Giorgos Tofas
80 Cyprus MF Alexandros Garpozis

Transfers[edit]

Summer[edit]

In Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Serbia DF Predrag Ocokoljić (from Cyprus AEL Limassol)
Greece MF Giannis Skopelitis (from Greece Atromitos)
Cyprus MF Stefanos Voskaridis (from Greece Kallithea)
Portugal MF Tiquinho (from Cyprus AEL Limassol)
Montenegro MF Siniša Dobrašinović (from Cyprus Omonia Nicosia)
Cyprus DF Giorgos Theodotou (from Cyprus Omonia Nicosia)
Greece DF Georgios Georgiou (from Greece Atromitos)
Netherlands DF Jeffrey Leiwakabessy (from Germany Alemannia Aachen[4])
France MF Cédric Bardon (from Israel Bnei Yehuda[5])
Greece DF Traianos Dellas (from Greece AEK Athens[6])
Brazil MF Sávio (from Brazil Desportiva[7])
Iraq MF Hawar Taher (from Qatar Al-Khor[8])

Out Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Greece DF Savvas Poursaitidis (to Cyprus APOEL)
Slovenia MF Anton Žlogar (to Cyprus Omonia Nicosia)
Rwanda DF Hamad Ndikumana (to Cyprus Omonia Nicosia)
Egypt DF Amir Azmy (to Turkey Hacettepe)
Brazil MF William Boaventura (to Ukraine Metalurh Donetsk)
Cyprus DF Loukas Louka (to Cyprus Alki Larnaca)
Bulgaria MF Metodi Deyanov (released)
Serbia FW Milan Belić (to Cyprus A.E. Paphos[9])
Greece DF Theodoros Tripotseris (to Greece Levadiakos)

Winter[edit]

In: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Romania MF Eugen Trică (from Romania CFR Cluj[10])
Cyprus GK Demetris Leoni (from Cyprus A.E. Paphos[11])
Cyprus MF Alexandros Garpozis (from Cyprus Apollon Limassol[12])
Cyprus FW Giorgos Tofas (on loan from Greece AEK Athens[13])

Out: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Portugal MF Tiquinho (to Cyprus AEK Larnaca)
Portugal MF Paulo Costa (on loan to Cyprus APOEL[14])
Cyprus FW Stefanos Voskaridis (on loan to Cyprus Enosis Neon Paralimni[15])

Foreign players[edit]

Teams in the Cypriot First Division can register up to eighteen non-EU nationals and players with European ancestry.

EU Nationals

EU Nationals (Dual citizenship)

Non-EU Nationals

International players[edit]

Club[edit]

Other information[edit]

Chairman Cyprus Andreas Panteli (until December 2008)
Cyprus Chris Georgiades (from January 2009)
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium (9,782 / 105x70 m)

Source: anorthosisfc.com

Competitions[edit]

Marfin Laiki League[edit]

Classification[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 APOEL 26 22 3 1 53 14 +39 69 Qualification to Second Round Group A
2 Omonia Nicosia 26 21 1 4 61 18 +43 64
3 Anorthosis Famagusta 26 20 2 4 49 19 +30 62
4 AEL Limassol 26 13 4 9 34 30 +4 43

Updated to games played on 14 March 2009.
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
Ground H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A A
Result W W W W D L W W W W W L W W W W W D L W W W W W L W L W L D L D

Last updated: May 9, 2009.
Source: anorthosisfc.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Playoffs table[edit]

The first 12 teams are divided into three groups. Points are carried over from the first round.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 APOEL 32 26 4 2 62 17 +45 82 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Omonia Nicosia 32 25 1 6 70 22 +48 76 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Anorthosis Famagusta 32 21 4 7 52 26 +26 67 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 AEL Limassol 32 13 5 14 38 41 −3 44

Updated to games played on 10 May 2009.
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Matches[edit]

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Anorthosis left on 25 June for Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Golden Tulip Victoria athletic centre to perform most of their pre-season training.[16] The team returned on 9 July. While in Netherlands Anorthosis played four friendly matches.




2008-07-05
Bochum Germany 1–2 Cyprus Anorthosis
Dabrowski (pen) Goal 72' (Report) Sosin Goal 33' , Tiquinho Goal 73'
Stadion im Sportpark Wanne-Süd, Germany
Referee: Thomas Metzen






LTV Super Cup[edit]

Time at EET

2008-08-23
20:00
Anorthosis 0–1 APOEL
(Report) Kosowski Goal 23'
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 4,585
Referee: Stelios Trifonos

Regular season[edit]

Time at EET

2008-09-01
20:00
Anorthosis 3–0 APEP Pitsilias
Sosin Goal 46' (pen.)
Sávio Goal 52'
Dobra Goal 90'
(Report)
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 8.000
Referee: Panikos Kailis

2008-09-12
19:30
Doxa 0–1 Anorthosis
(Report) Sosin Goal 83'
Makario Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 2.001
Referee: Giannis Anastasiou

2008-09-20
20:00
Anorthosis 2–1 Ethnikos Achnas
Dobra Goal 25'
Leiwakabessy Goal 52'
(Report) Schlichting Goal 35'
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 8.000
Referee: Stelios Trifonos

2008-09-27
20:00
AEL 0–2 Anorthosis
(Report) Sosin Goal 71'
Dellas Goal 81'
Tsirion Stadium, Limassol
Attendance: 6.645
Referee: Marios Tsangaris

2008-10-19
19:00
Anorthosis 0–0 AEP Paphos
(Report)
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 6.500
Referee: Demetris Crysostomou

2008-10-27
19:00
Omonia 4–0 Anorthosis
Žlogar Goal 24'
Cafú Goal 36'
Okkas Goal 41'
ŽlogarGoal 51'
(Report)
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 16.528
Referee: Panayiotis Gerasimou

2008-10-31
19:00
Anorthosis 2–0 APOP Kinyras
Frousos Goal 88'
Frousos Goal 90+2'
(Report)
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 8.500
Referee: Stelios Trifonos

2008-11-09
17:00
Enosis 0–3 Anorthosis
(Report) Sosin Goal 70'
Hawar M. Goal 76'
Hawar M. Goal 84' (pen.)
Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni
Attendance: 3.100
Referee: Demetris Chrysostomou

2008-11-16
18:00
Anorthosis 2–1 Alki
Skopelitis Goal 25'
Hawar M. Goal 45' (pen.)
(Report) Lima Goal 13'
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 7.645
Referee: Costas Kapitanis

2008-11-22
18:00
Apollon 1–2 Anorthosis
Yovov Goal 64' (Report) Frousos Goal 74'
Sávio Goal 85'
Tsirion Stadium, Limassol
Attendance: 6.521
Referee: Panikos Kailis

2008-11-30
18:00
Anorthosis 3–0 Atromitos
Nicolaou Goal 21'
Skopelitis Goal 52'
Sávio Goal 71'
(Report)
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 6.050
Referee: Antonis Christodoulou

2008-12-04
20:00
APOEL 1–0 Anorthosis
Mirosavljević Goal 63' (Report)
GSP Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 11,566
Referee: Leontios Trattos

2008-12-14
18:00
Anorthosis 1–0 AEK
Dobra Goal 60' (Report)
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 7.927
Referee: Demetris Chrysostomou

2008-12-20
19:00
APEP 1–2 Anorthosis
Vogt Goal 41' (Report) Sosin Goal 65'
Hawar M. Goal 70' (pen.)
Tsirion Stadium, Limassol
Attendance: 2,300
Referee: Marios Stamatis

2008-12-28
18:00
Anorthosis 2–0 Doxa
Hawar M. Goal 33' (pen.)
Frousos Goal 71'
(Report)
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 6.491
Referee: Marios Tsangaris

2009-01-03
16:30
Ethnikos 0–1 Anorthosis
(Report) Nicolaou Goal 35'
Dasaki Stadium, Famagusta
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: Panayiotis Gerasimou

2009-01-10
19:00
Anorthosis 2–1 AEL
Nicolaou Goal 52'
Sosin Goal 89'
(Report) Freddy Goal 68'
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 7.000
Referee: Costas Kapitanis

2009-01-17
17:00
AEP 2–2 Anorthosis
Ba Goal 64'
Chailis Goal 75'
(Report) TsitaishviliGoal 33'
Skopelitis Goal 90+3'
Pafiako Stadium, Paphos
Attendance: 3.300
Referee: Panikos Kailis

2009-01-25
18:00
Anorthosis 1–2 Omonia
Sávio Goal 48' (Report) Aloneftis Goal 39' (pen.)
Aloneftis Goal 90+1'
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 8.000
Referee: Costas Kapitanis

2009-01-31
15:00
APOP Kinyras 0–3 Anorthosis
(Report) Hawar M. Goal 43'
Georgiou Goal 49'
Trică Goal 65'
Peyia Municipal Stadium, Peyia
Attendance: 1.500
Referee: Demetris Chrysostomou

2009-02-07
18:00
Anorthosis 1–0 Enosis
Constantinou Goal 72' (Report)
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 7.400
Referee: Stelios Trifonos

2009-02-14
19:00
Alki 0–2 Anorthosis
(Report) Bardon Goal 31'
Skopelitis Goal 52'
Rafael Group Ammochostos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 2.800
Referee: Stelios Trifonos

2009-02-21
19:00
Anorthosis 2–1 Apollon
Trică Goal 36' (pen.)
Frousos Goal 79'
(Report) Risso Goal 69'
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 7.200
Referee: Costas Kapitanis

2009-03-01
16:00
Atromitos 1–6 Anorthosis
Kimoto Goal 84' (Report) Sosin Goal 6'
Sosin Goal 18'
Bardon Goal 49'
Sosin Goal 73'
Tofas Goal 78'
Sosin Goal 90'
Pafiako Stadium, Paphos
Attendance: 2.500
Referee: Charis Glykis

2009-03-08
16:00
Anorthosis 1–2 APOEL
Frousos Goal 60' (Report) Żewłakow Goal 64'
Morais Goal 77'
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 9.500
Referee: Leontios Trattos

2009-03-15
17:00
AEK 1–3 Anorthosis
Silva Goal 29' (report) Garpozis Goal 4'
Constantinou Goal 45'
Bardon Goal 55'
GSZ Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 2.000
Referee: Savvas Zafeiris

Playoffs[edit]

2009-03-22
16:00
Anorthosis 0–2 Omonia
(report) Konstantinou Goal 64'
Christofi Goal 74'
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Asaf Kenan (Israel)

2009-04-05
18:00
Anorthosis 1–0 AEL
Frousos Goal 21' (report)
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Referee: Costas Kapitanis

2009-04-11
19:00
APOEL 2–0 Anorthosis
Kosowski Goal 14'
Michael Goal 65' (pen.)
(report)
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 10,689
Referee: Stelios Trifonos

2009-04-25
19:00
Anorthosis 1–1 APOEL
Skopelitis Goal 19' (report) Żewłakow Goal 38'
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Christos Nicolaides

2009-05-02
18:00
Omonia 1–0 Anorthosis
Kaiafas Goal 55' (report)
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 5,750
Referee: Demetris Chrysostomou

2009-05-09
18:00
AEL 1–0 Anorthosis
Gadiaga Goal 15' (report) Tofas Goal 5'
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Vasilis Demetriou

Cypriot Cup[edit]

All times at EET

Second round[edit]

2009-01-21
18:00
Anorthosis 2–1 Apollon
Sosin Goal 17'
Sávio Goal 80'
(Report) Sangoy Goal 90+2' (pen.)
Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca
Attendance: 7.500
Referee: Leontios Trattos

2008-11-22
18:00
Apollon 3–1 (a.e.t.) Anorthosis
Sangoy G. Goal 39'
Sangoy G. Goal 51'
David Goal 118'
(Report) Katsavakis Goal 69'
Tsirion Stadium, Limassol
Attendance: 10.000
Referee: Panikos Kailis

2008–09 UEFA Champions League[edit]

Time at CET

2008-07-15
19:00
Anorthosis Cyprus 1–0 Armenia Pyunik
Frousos Goal 72' (pen.) (Report)
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 6,685
Referee: Jérome Efong Nzolo (Belgium)

2008-07-23
19:00
Pyunik Armenia 0–2 Cyprus Anorthosis
(Report) Tsitaishvili Goal 29'
Frousos Goal 86'
Abovyan City, Yerevan
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Babak Rafati (Germany)

2008-07-30
20:00
Anorthosis Cyprus 3–0 Austria Rapid Wien
Skopelitis Goal 35'
Sosin Goal 47'90+2'
(Report)

2008-08-13
20:15
Rapid Wien Austria 3–1 Cyprus Anorthosis
Hoffer Goal 22'
Maierhofer Goal 63'67'
(Report) Laban Goal 13'
Gerhard Hanappi, Wien
Attendance: 16,830
Referee: Peter Rasmussen (Denmark)


Group Stage: Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Greece Panathinaikos 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
Italy Internazionale 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1 8
Germany Werder Bremen 6 1 4 1 7 9 −2 7
Cyprus Anorthosis 6 1 3 2 8 8 0 6
  ANO INT PAN BRM
Anorthosis 3–3 3–1 2–2
Internazionale 1–0 - 0–1 1–1
Panathinaikos 1–0 0–2 - 2–2
Werder Bremen 0–0 2–1 2–2

2008-09-16
20:45
Werder Bremen Germany 0–0 Cyprus Anorthosis
Report
Weserstadion, Bremen
Attendance: 34,690
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

2008-10-01
20:45
Anorthosis Cyprus 3–1 Greece Panathinaikos
Sarriegi Goal 11' (o.g.)
Dobrasinović Goal 15'
Hawar M. Goal 78'
Report Salpingidis Goal 28' (pen.)
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 19,259
Referee: Eric Braamhaar (Netherlands)

2008-10-22
20:45
Internazionale Italy 1–0 Cyprus Anorthosis
Adriano Goal 44' Report
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan
Attendance: 27,247
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

2008-11-04
20:45
Anorthosis Cyprus 3–3 Italy Internazionale
Bardon Goal 31'
Panagi Goal 45+1'
Frousos Goal 50'
Balotelli Goal 13'
Materazzi Goal 44'
Cruz Goal 80'
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 17,140
Referee: Laurent Duhamel (France)

2008-11-26
20:45
Anorthosis Cyprus 2–2 Germany Werder Bremen
Nicolaou Goal 62'
Sávio Goal 68'
Report Diego Goal 72' (pen.)
Almeida Goal 87'
GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 18,461
Referee: Manuel Mejuto González (Spain)

2008-12-09
20:45
Panathinaikos Greece 1–0 Cyprus Anorthosis
Karagounis Goal 69' Report
Olympic Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 59,872
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)

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