Trast AC

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Trast AC
Full name Trast Athletic Club
Founded 1924; 91 years ago (1924)
Dissolved 1938; 77 years ago (1938)
Ground Old GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Ground Capacity 12,000
League Cypriot First Division
1938 Runner Up

Trast Athletic Club was a Cypriot football club based in Nicosia. It was a founding member of the Cyprus Football Association. The disbanding of the Pancyprian Football Organization (Greek: Παγκύπρια Οργάνωση Ποδοσφαίρου, "Pagkypria Organosi Podosfairou (POP)") in 1924 led to the creation of two new clubs: Trast AC and Panergatikos. The first Cypriot Championship and first Cypriot Cup were organized in 1934/35 and Trast won both competitions, thus becoming double winners for the first time in Cypriot football history. In the cup final of 1934,/35 Trast beat APOEL 1-0 in the replay final. The first leg was 0-0.

They were again cup winners in 1935/36, when they beat LTSK 4-1, but were beaten in the final the following season by APOEL Nicosia, with the game ending 2-1. After a one year break, Trast won the cup for the third time in 1938, when they beat AEL Limassol 2-1 in the final. Despite the cups, the club's win in the first league competition in 1935 was the only Championship trophy ever won by the team. Until 1938 the team was always in second position, under the shadow of APOEL, which was constantly champion in that period. In 1938 the first Cypriot Champions disbanded their football club, because of financial problems. The colours of the club were yellow and green. Their stadium was the old GSP Stadium.

Trophies[edit]

  • Cypriot Cup:
    • Winner (3): 1935, 1936, 1938
    • Runner-up (1): 1937