Apollon Ladies F.C.

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Apollon Ladies
Full name Apollon Ladies Football Club
Founded 2007
Ground Tsirion Stadium,
Limassol
League Cypriot First Division
2016–17 1st

Apollon Ladies FC is a women's football team from Cyprus, established in 2007. It is the leading club in the country, having won nine consecutive doubles.[1] It is associated with men's side Apollon Limassol.

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 United States GK Elizabeth Stout
2 United States MF Michaela Hahn
3 Mexico DF Janelly Farias
4 Cyprus DF Margarita Sofocleous (captain)
5 Sweden DF Therese Björk
7 Cyprus DF Kostantina Pafiti
8 Greece MF Danai-Eleni Sidira (vice-captain)
9 Romania FW Laura Rus
10 Italy MF Alyssa Lagonia
11 Hungary FW Loretta Németh
No. Position Player
14 England FW Ashleigh Bullock
15 Cyprus MF Maria Zachariou
17 Cyprus DF Krystina Iordanou
18 Italy DF Martina Capelli
21 Sweden DF Julia Molin
22 England FW Rosella Ayane
23 Greece MF Kyriaki Kynossidou
25 Cyprus GK Mandalena Christou
99 Cyprus GK Antouaneta Chrysanthou
97 England Aimee Leigh Dagnall

Former internationals[edit]

For details of current and former players, see Category:Apollon Limassol FC Ladies players.

Former non-international professional players[edit]

UEFA Competitions History[edit]

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
Round of 32 1–1 (H), 2–3 (A) Czech Republic Slavia Praha

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Παλμαρές. Apollon Ladies FC (in Greek). Archived from the original on 14 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Apollon humble Umeå on goal-filled day". UEFA. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ένατος σερί τίτλος για Apollon Ladies (Apollon win ninth title in a row)" (in Greek). cfa.com.cy. 19 March 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Κυπελλούχος Γυναικών στα πέναλτι οι Apollon Ladies" (in Greek). cfa.com.cy. 6 May 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018. 

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