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APOEL
APOEL (Sports Club) Logo.png
Full name Athletikos Podosferikos Omilos Ellinon Lefkosias
Nickname Τhrylos (The Legend)
Founded 1928; 89 years ago (1928)
Ground Lefkotheo Indoor Arena,
Nicosia, Cyprus
(Capacity: 3,000[1])
Chairman Cyprus Christoforos Potamitis
Coach Ukraine Yuriy Filippov
League Cypriot First Division
2016–17 4th
Website Club home page
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APOEL Volleyball Club is a professional volleyball team based in the city of Nicosia, Cyprus and it is a part of the APOEL multi-sport club.

History[edit]

APOEL was formed in 1926, but the volleyball team was formed in 1928.[2] APOEL was also a founding member of the Cyprus Volleyball Federation.

The volleyball team of APOEL won 10 championships (4 held by the Cypriot Local Committee for Sports and 6 held by the Cyprus Volleyball Federation) and 5 Cups. The 1980s was the most successful decade for the team, winning 6 Championships and 5 Cups between 1979 and 1985. Also, the decade of the 1990s was amazing for the youth teams of APOEL (U15, U17, U21) by winning 16 trophies in just 7 years.

Since then, the team had some good seasons with participations in 2003–04 CEV Top Teams Cup and 2004–05 CEV Cup, but without any title outcome. In the 2008–09 season APOEL relegated to the Second Division and suspended its activities due to financial difficulties. That was the first and only time which a team from APOEL multisport club was relegated.

In season 2012–13, the volleyball club of APOEL was reactivated and participated in the Cypriot Second Division. They became champions by winning all their league matches (15 wins out of 15 matches) and promoted to the Cypriot First Division for the 2013–14 season.

Current squad[edit]

As of: 31 October 2016[3][4]

No. Player Position Age
1 Cyprus Lambros Hadjipavlou Middle Blocker 32
3 Brazil Bruno Godoi Outside Hitter 29
4 Cyprus Ioannis Chasikos Middle Blocker 33
5 Cyprus Nicos Kolas Outside Hitter 34
6 Cyprus Elias Halloumis Setter 33
7 Cyprus Gavriel Georgiou Opposite 28
9 Cyprus Matheos Averkiou Middle Blocker 23
10 Croatia Nikola Šcerbakov Setter 21
11 Cyprus Pantelis Panteli Libero 32
12 Cyprus Kyrillos Farhan Outside Hitter 21
16 Venezuela José Verdi Middle Blocker 26
17 Cyprus Neophytos Kyprianou Middle Blocker 22
18 Cyprus Stavros Lagos
Coach: Ukraine Yuriy Filippov
Assistant coach: Cyprus Demetris Pampakas

League Positions[edit]

 
Season Div. Pos.
1971–72 Div.1 1st
1972–73 Div.1 4th
1973–74 Div.1 4th
1974–75 Div.1 3rd
1975–76 Div.1 4th
1976–77 Div.1 4th
1977–78 Div.1 4th
 
Season Div. Pos.
1978–79 Div.1 1st
1979–80 Div.1 1st
1980–81 Div.1 1st
1981–82 Div.1 2nd
1982–83 Div.1 1st
1983–84 Div.1 1st
1984–85 Div.1 1st
 
Season Div. Pos.
1985–86 Div.1 2nd
1986–87 Div.1 2nd
1987–88 Div.1 2nd
1988–89 Div.1 2nd
1989–90 Div.1 3rd
1990–91 Div.1 8th
1991–92 Div.1 4th
 
Season Div. Pos.
1992–93 Div.1 5th
1993–94 Div.1 5th
1994–95 Div.1 9th
1995–96 Div.1 4th
1996–97 Div.1 4th
1997–98 Div.1 6th
1998–99 Div.1 5th
 
Season Div. Pos.
1999–00 Div.1 3rd
2000–01 Div.1 7th
2001–02 Div.1 4th
2002–03 Div.1 5th
2003–04 Div.1 5th
2004–05 Div.1 6th
2005–06 Div.1 8th
 
Season Div. Pos.
2006–07 Div.1 7th
2007–08 Div.1 6th
2008–09 Div.1 8th
2009–10 Team was
inactive
2010–11
2011–12
2012–13 Div.2 1st
 
Season Div. Pos.
2013–14 Div.1 7th
2014–15 Div.1 6th
2015–16 Div.1 7th
2016–17 Div.1 4th

Honours[2][edit]

Winners (10): 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85
  • Cypriot Cup
Winners (5): 1978–79, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1984–85
  • Cypriot Second Division
Winners (1): 2012–13
  • Youth trophies (16):
U21: 3 Championships (1991–92, 1992–93, 1995–96)
0000 2 Cups (1994–95, 1995–96)
U18: 5 Championships (1990–91, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97)
U16: 6 Championships (1988–89, 1990–91, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96)

Women's team[edit]

History[edit]

APOEL women's volleyball team was formed in 1974. The women's team won their only title in 1977, when they managed to win AEL Limassol 3–2 in the season's Cup final. The team suspended its operation in 1990, due to financial problems.

League Positions[edit]

 
Season Div. Pos.
1977–78 Div.1 2nd
1978–79 Div.1 2nd
1979–80 Div.1 2nd
 
Season Div. Pos.
1980–81 Div.1 4th
1981–82 Div.1 4th
1982–83 Div.1 4th
 
Season Div. Pos.
1983–84 Div.1 2nd
1984–85 Div.1 2nd
1985–86 Div.1 2nd
 
Season Div. Pos.
1986–87 Div.1 2nd
1987–88 Div.1 2nd
1988–89 Div.1 3rd
 
Season Div. Pos.
1989–90 Div.1 6th

Honours[edit]

  • Women's Cup
Winners (1): 1976–77

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lefkotheo" Sport Center
  2. ^ a b ΤΑΥΤΟΤΗΤΑ (in Greek). apoel.com.cy. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Πρώτο σερβίς με Α.Ε Καραβά (Αναλυτικά το ρόστερ) (in Greek). APOEL. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Πρωτάθλημα ΟΠΑΠ Α΄ Ανδρών 2016-17 (in Greek). volleyball.org.cy. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 

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