Apollon Limassol (women)

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Apollon Limassol
Full name Apollon Limassol
Founded 2007
Ground Tsirion Stadium,
Limassol
Manager Cyprus Christoforou Christakis
League Cypriot First Division
2015–16 1st

Apollon Limassol is a women's football team from Cyprus. It is one of the leading teams in the country, having won four consecutive doubles.[1] It is associated with Apollon Limassol and was established in 2007.

Apollon made headlines after beating two-times European champion Umeå IK in their second appearance in the Champions League. This is regarded as one of the biggest surprises in European women's football.[2] Apollon reached the Round of 32, where it was knocked out by Zvezda Perm. Apollon again progressed past the qualifying stage in the 2011-12, 2012–13 and the 2013-14 season.

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Mexico GK Cecilia Santiago
3 Cyprus DF Maria Ioannou
4 Cyprus DF Margarita Sofocleous
5 Cyprus GK Antouaneta Chrysanthou
6 Cyprus FW Florentia Antoniou
8 Greece MF Danai-Eleni Sidira
9 Cyprus FW Paraskevoula Antoniou
10 Cyprus FW Antri Violari
11 Cyprus MF Loucretia Chrysostomou
12 Cyprus GK Eva Koutsofta
14 Cyprus FW Stella Oikonomidou
15 Canada FW Tiffany Cameron
No. Position Player
16 Cyprus MF Iliana Antoniou
17 United States MF Zaneta Wyne
18 United States FW Yekaterina Gokhman
19 Cyprus FW Christiana Solomou
20 Cyprus DF Krystina Iordanou
21 Malta MF Rachel Cuschieri
22 Cyprus GK Maria Nikolaou
23 Greece MF Kyriaki Kynossidou
24 Portugal MF Mónica Mendes
25 Cyprus GK Eliana Andrea Charalambous
26 United States MF Taylor Kay Rene Comeau
99 Cyprus FW Victoria Zampa

Former internationals[edit]

Former non-international professional players[edit]

UEFA Competitions History[edit]

In the last five seasons Apollon has always progressed from the qualifyying round.

Season Competition Stage Result Opponent
2009-10 Champions League Qualifying Stage 4–0 Israel Maccabi Holon
0–1 Russia Rossiyanka
2–0 Republic of Ireland St. Francis
2010-11 Champions League Qualifying Stage 6–1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
4–1 Sweden Umeå
3–0 Israel ASA Tel Aviv
Round of 32 1–2 (H), 1–2 (A) Russia Zvezda Perm
2011-12 Champions League Qualifying Stage 14–0 Luxembourg Progrès Niedercorn
8–0 Wales Swansea City
2–1 Ukraine Lehenda Chernihiv
Round of 32 2–2 (H), 1–2 (A) Czech Republic Sparta Praha
2012-13 Champions League Qualifying Stage 7–0 Faroe Islands Klaksvík
21–0 Albania Velipojë
3–0 Ukraine Kharkiv
Round of 32 2–3 (H), 1–3 (A) Italy Torres
2013-14 Champions League Qualifying Stage 2–0 Slovakia Nové Zámky
1–0 Moldova Goliador Chişinău
3–0 Israel ASA Tel Aviv
Round of 32 1–2 (H), 1–1 (A) Austria Neulengbach
2014-15 Champions League Qualifying Stage 3–1 Lithuania Gintra Universitetas
0–0 Albania KF Vllaznia Shkodër
3–1 Faroe Islands KÍ Klaksvík
Round of 32 1–0 (H) 1–3 (a.e.t.) (A) Denmark Brøndby IF
2015-16 Champions League Qualifying Stage 2–0 Faroe Islands KÍ Klaksvík
8–0 Malta Hibernians
0–2 Iceland Stjarnan
2016–17 Champions League Qualifying Stage 5–0 Faroe Islands KÍ Klaksvík
1–0 Kosovo Hajvalia
3–3 Greece PAOK

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Παλμαρές. Apollon Ladies FC (in Greek). Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Apollon humble Umeå on goal-filled day". UEFA. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  3. ^ cfa.com.cy (15 February 2016). "Η Άντρη Βιολάρη (αριστερά με τη φανέλα της Εθνικής μας) αναδείχτηκε πρώτη σκόρερ. (Eighth consecutive title for Apollon Ladies)" (in Greek). Retrieved 25 February 2016. 

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