1996–97 Cypriot Third Division

The 1996–97 Cypriot Third Division was the 26th season of the Cypriot third-level football league. Rotsidis Mammari won their 1st title.

Cypriot Third Division
Season1996–97
ChampionsRotsidis
(1st title)
PromotedRotsidis
Iraklis G.
ASIL
RelegatedOrfeas
AEK Katholiki
Tsaggaris
Matches played182
Goals scored482 (2.65 per match)

FormatEdit

Fourteen teams participated in the 1996–97 Cypriot Third Division. All teams played against each other twice, once at their home and once away. The team with the most points at the end of the season crowned champions. The first three teams were promoted to the 1997–98 Cypriot Second Division and the last three teams were relegated to the 1997–98 Cypriot Fourth Division.

Point systemEdit

Teams received three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss.

Changes from previous seasonEdit

Teams promoted to 1996–97 Cypriot Second Division

Teams relegated from 1995–96 Cypriot Second Division

Teams promoted from 1995–96 Cypriot Fourth Division

Teams relegated to 1996–97 Cypriot Fourth Division

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Rotsidis Mammari (C, P) 26 18 5 3 54 24 +30 59 Promoted to Cypriot Second Division
2 Iraklis Gerolakkou (P) 26 15 4 7 45 28 +17 49
3 ASIL Lysi (P) 26 13 8 5 33 18 +15 47
4 Ayia Napa 26 14 4 8 47 32 +15 46
5 Kinyras Empas 26 11 10 5 29 17 +12 43
6 Othellos Athienou 26 12 3 11 41 35 +6 39
7 Anagennisi Germasogeias 26 10 6 10 39 32 +7 36
8 THOI Lakatamia 26 10 5 11 31 31 0 35
9 Elia Lythrodonta 26 9 8 9 31 34 −3 35
10 Ethnikos Latsion FC 26 9 7 10 37 38 −1 34
11 APEP Pelendriou 26 9 7 10 28 30 −2 34
12 Orfeas Nicosia (R) 26 8 5 13 32 56 −24 29 Relegated to Cypriot Fourth Division
13 AEK Katholiki (R) 26 6 4 16 35 55 −20 22
14 Tsaggaris Peledriou[a] (R) 26 0 0 26 0 52 −52 0
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal differences, 3) Goals for.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Tsaggaris Peledriou withdrew before the start of the season; all their matches were awarded 2–0 to their opponents.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK APP ASL ANG ANP THL ELL ETL IRK KIN ORF OTL RTS TSG[a]
AEK 0–0 0–0 0–2 3–4 1–4 1–2 2–3 1–2 1–2 1–2 4–0 4–3 2–0
APEP 2–0 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 3–0 4–4 0–0 2–0
ASIL 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–0 4–2 2–1 1–0 2–0
Anagennisi 2–2 2–2 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 6–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–3 0–1 2–0
Ayia Napa 1–0 2–0 0–3 2–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–2 2–0
THOI 4–0 1–0 3–2 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–3 1–1 3–0 0–1 0–2 2–0
Elia 2–3 4–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–0
Ethnikos 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–3 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–3 3–4 2–2 2–2 2–0
Iraklis 3–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 4–1 2–1 5–2 1–0 1–1 7–0 1–3 1–2 2–0
Kinyras 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–0
Orfeas 2–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–8 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–0
Othellos 1–2 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 5–0 0–2 3–0 3–2 2–1 1–3 2–0
Rotsidis 8–2 2–0 1–0 4–2 0–3 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–2 2–0 5–2 1–0 2–0
Tsaggaris[a] 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
  1. ^ Tsaggaris Peledriou withdrew before the start of the season; all their matches were awarded 2–0 to their opponents.

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • "1996/97 Cypriot Third Division". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 2016-01-14. Retrieved 2016-01-14.