2006–07 Cypriot First Division

The 2006–07 Cypriot First Division was the 68th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. APOEL won their 19th title.

Cypriot First Division
Season2006–07
ChampionsAPOEL
(19th title)
RelegatedDigenis
Ayia Napa
AEP
Champions LeagueAPOEL (1st qualifying round)
UEFA CupOmonia (1st qualifying round)
Anorthosis (1st qualifying round; via Cypriot Cup))
Intertoto CupEthnikos (1st round)
Matches played182
Goals scored496 (2.73 per match)
Top goalscorerEsteban Solari
(20 goals)[1]

FormatEdit

Fourteen teams participated in the 2006–07 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 2007–08 Cypriot Second Division.

The champions ensured their participation in the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League and the runners-up in the 2007–08 UEFA Cup.

The teams had to declare their interest to participate in the 2007 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

APOP Kinyras, APEP and THOI Lakatamia were relegated from previous season and played in the 2006–07 Cypriot Second Division. They were replaced by the first three teams of the 2005–06 Cypriot Second Division, AEP Paphos, Aris Limassol and Ayia Napa.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Stadium
Ayia Napa Paralimni Stadium
AEK GSZ Stadium
AEL Tsirion Stadium
AEP Pafiako Stadium
Anorthosis Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium
APOEL GSP Stadium
Apollon Tsirion Stadium
Aris Tsirion Stadium
Digenis Makario Stadium
Ethnikos Dasaki Stadium
Enosis Paralimni 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 APOEL (C) 26 20 4 2 59 22 +37 64 Qualification for Champions League first qualifying round
2 Omonia 26 18 3 5 62 22 +40 57 Qualification for UEFA Cup first qualifying round[a]
3 Anorthosis Famagusta 26 16 5 5 42 20 +22 53
4 Ethnikos Achna 26 10 7 9 38 33 +5 37 Qualification for Intertoto Cup first round
5 Enosis Neon Paralimni 26 10 5 11 31 27 +4 35[b]
6 Apollon Limassol 26 10 5 11 35 36 −1 35[b]
7 AEK Larnaca 26 8 10 8 33 32 +1 34
8 Aris Limassol 26 9 5 12 39 58 −19 32
9 AEL Limassol 26 8 6 12 31 42 −11 30[c]
10 Nea Salamina 26 7 9 10 32 41 −9 30[c]
11 Olympiakos Nicosia 26 6 10 10 24 36 −12 28
12 Digenis Morphou (R) 26 5 10 11 23 41 −18 25 Relegation to Cypriot Second Division
13 Ayia Napa (R) 26 4 8 14 26 41 −15 20
14 AEP Paphos (R) 26 3 9 14 21 45 −24 18
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head away goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Anorthosis Famagusta qualified for the UEFA Cup first qualifying round by winning the 2006–07 Cypriot Cup.
  2. ^ a b Enosis: 6pts; Apollon: 0pts
  3. ^ a b AEL: 4pts; Nea Salamina: 1pts

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ANP AEK AEL AEP ANR APN APL ARS DGN ETH ENP NSL OLM OMN
Ayia Napa 0–1 0–1 3–1 0–2 2–2 2–3 4–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–1
AEK 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–3 0–1 0–0 7–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–2
AEL 2–1 0–1 3–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 3–3 1–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 0–2
AEP 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–5 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–2
Anorthosis 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 0–2
APOEL 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 5–0 4–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 5–0 2–2
Apollon 1–0 1–1 2–4 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–3 1–2
Aris 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–3 1–2 2–2 4–2 3–1 5–2 2–0 0–5
Digenis 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–2
Ethnikos 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 3–1 5–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–3
ENP 2–0 2–3 3–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0
Nea Salamina 1–1 3–3 0–3 3–1 1–0 0–3 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 3–1 5–1 0–2
Olympiakos 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–3 2–1
Omonia 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–2 3–0 4–1 6–0 3–0 1–3 4–0 3–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: 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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