2005–06 Cypriot First Division

The 2005–06 Cypriot First Division was the 67th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Apollon won their 3rd title.

Cypriot First Division
Season2005–06
ChampionsApollon
(3rd title)
RelegatedAPOP
APEP
THOI
Champions LeagueApollon (1st qualifying round)
UEFA CupOmonia (1st qualifying round)
APOEL (1st qualifying round; via Cypriot Cup))
Intertoto CupEthnikos (1st round)
Matches played182
Goals scored603 (3.31 per match)
Top goalscorerŁukasz Sosin
(28 goals)[1]

FormatEdit

Fourteen teams participated in the 2005–06 Cypriot First 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 last three teams were relegated to the 2006–07 Cypriot Second Division.

The champions ensured their participation in the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League and the runners-up in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup.

The teams had to declare their interest to participate in the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup before the end of the championship. At the end of the championship, the higher placed team among the interested ones participated in the Intertoto Cup (if they had not secured their participation in any other UEFA competition).

Point systemEdit

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

Changes from previous seasonEdit

AEP Paphos, Alki Larnaca and Aris Limassol were relegated from previous season and played in the 2005–06 Cypriot Second Division. They were replaced by the first three teams of the 2004–05 Cypriot Second Division, APOP Kinyras, APEP and THOI Lakatamia.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Stadium
AEK GSZ Stadium
AEL Tsirion Stadium
Anorthosis Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium
APEP THOI Stadium
APOEL GSP Stadium
Apollon Tsirion Stadium
APOP Pafiako Stadium
Digenis Makario Stadium
Ethnikos Achna Dasaki Stadium
Enosis Neon Paralimni Paralimni Stadium
THOI THOI Stadium
Nea Salamina Ammochostos Stadium
Olympiakos GSP Stadium
Omonia GSP Stadium

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Apollon Limassol (C) 26 19 7 0 68 24 +44 64 Qualification for Champions League first qualifying round
2 Omonia 26 20 3 3 59 20 +39 63 Qualification for UEFA Cup first qualifying round[a]
3 APOEL 26 19 5 2 63 22 +41 62
4 Anorthosis Famagusta 26 15 8 3 55 26 +29 53
5 Enosis Neon Paralimni 26 12 7 7 40 28 +12 43
6 Nea Salamina 26 12 5 9 53 48 +5 41
7 AEL Limassol 26 10 5 11 44 48 −4 35
8 AEK Larnaca 26 9 4 13 39 37 +2 31
9 Ethnikos Achna 26 8 4 14 42 43 −1 28 Qualification for Intertoto Cup first round
10 Digenis Morphou 26 7 7 12 33 45 −12 28
11 Olympiakos Nicosia 26 6 9 11 40 50 −10 27
12 APOP Kinyras (R) 26 5 3 18 35 65 −30 18 Relegation to Cypriot Second Division
13 APEP (R) 26 1 5 20 17 72 −55 8
14 THOI Lakatamia (R) 26 1 4 21 15 75 −60 7
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal differences, 3) Goals for
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK AEL ANR APP APN APL APK DGN ETH ENP ENT NSL OLM OMN
AEK 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–3 5–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–3
AEL 1–1 3–0 4–0 1–1 1–4 4–3 3–0 2–3 2–1 3–2 0–3 2–2 1–2
Anorthosis 1–0 5–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 6–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1
APEP 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–3 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–5
APOEL 3–0 2–0 5–3 2–0 2–2 5–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 5–1 5–3 2–2 2–1
Apollon 3–0 2–0 3–1 5–1 1–1 4–0 3–2 2–1 3–0 4–0 5–1 4–0 0–0
APOP 1–2 1–3 1–2 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–3 3–2 0–2 7–1 1–1 3–3 1–2
Digenis 1–0 2–2 1–1 3–3 0–1 2–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–4
Ethnikos Achna 2–1 0–0 0–5 4–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 4–2 0–1 1–1 2–4 4–0 0–1
ENP 1–0 3–5 0–1 6–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 3–3 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–1
ENTHOI 1–4 1–2 0–6 0–0 0–7 1–4 0–3 1–1 0–6 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–5
Nea Salamina 3–2 2–1 2–5 5–0 0–2 2–2 2–1 4–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 5–1 0–1
Olympiakos 3–2 3–2 1–2 8–0 1–3 2–3 3–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–3
Omonia 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 3–0 3–2 0–1 2–1 6–2 1–0
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cyprus - List of Topscorers". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 2015-06-25. Archived from the original on 2015-08-18. Retrieved 2015-08-05.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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