2007–08 Cypriot First Division

The 2007-08 Cypriot First Division started on 1 September 2007. The defending champions were APOEL.

Marfin Laiki League
Season2007–08
ChampionsAnorthosis
13th title
RelegatedAris
Nea Salamina
Olympiakos
Champions LeagueAnorthosis
UEFA CupAPOEL
Omonia
Intertoto CupEthnikos
Matches played218
Goals scored591 (2.71 per match)
Top goalscorerDavid da Costa (16 goals)
Łukasz Sosin (16 goals)

This year, for the first time, the championship featured a group stage play-off system. Teams were divided into 3 groups; 1st-4th, 5th-8th and 9th-12th. Points were carried over from the first round.

Anorthosis won the championship three games before the end of the season, without losing a single match.

FormatEdit

Fourteen teams participated in the 2007–08 Cypriot First Division. Each team played against every other team twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 26 matches. After these matches, the two teams with the worst records were relegated to the 2008–09 Cypriot Second Division. The remaining twelve teams were divided into three groups: 1st-4th, 5th-8th and 9th-12th.

The teams ranked first through fourth played out the champion and the participants for the European competitions. Teams ranked ninth through 12th determined the third relegated club, while the remaining four teams played a placement round. Every team played twice against its group opponents. Regular season records are carried over without any modifications.

The champions ensured their participation in the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League and the runners-up in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup.

The teams had to declare their interest to participate in the 2008 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.

TeamsEdit

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)Edit

Digenis Morphou, Ayia Napa and AEP Paphos were relegated at the end of the 2006–07 season after finishing in the bottom three places of the table.

The relegated teams were replaced by 2006–07 Second Division champions APOP Kinyras, runners-up Alki Larnaca and third-placed team Doxa Katokopias.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Stadium
AEK GSZ Stadium
AEL Tsirion Stadium
Alki Ammochostos Stadium
APOP Kinyras Pafiako Stadium
Anorthosis Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium
APOEL GSP Stadium
Apollon Tsirion Stadium
Aris Tsirion Stadium
Doxa Makario Stadium
Ethnikos Dasaki Stadium
Enosis Paralimni Stadium
Nea Salamina Ammochostos Stadium
Olympiakos GSP Stadium
Omonia GSP Stadium

First roundEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Anorthosis Famagusta 26 19 7 0 49 13 +36 64 Qualification for second round, Group A
2 APOEL 26 16 5 5 51 19 +32 53
3 Omonia 26 14 6 6 36 22 +14 48
4 AEK Larnaca 26 12 5 9 34 32 +2 41
5 Apollon Limassol 26 10 9 7 40 33 +7 39 Qualification for second round, Group B
6 APOP Kinyras 26 10 7 9 35 35 0 37
7 Enosis Neon Paralimni 26 10 6 10 28 30 −2 36
8 Ethnikos Achna 26 11 1 14 34 35 −1 34
9 Doxa Katokopias 26 9 7 10 38 40 −2 34 Qualification for second round, Group C
10 Alki Larnaca 26 7 6 13 32 40 −8 27[a]
11 Aris Limassol 26 7 6 13 24 35 −11 27[a]
12 AEL Limassol 26 7 6 13 28 38 −10 27[a]
13 Nea Salamina (R) 26 6 6 14 28 54 −26 24 Relegation to Cypriot Second Division
14 Olympiakos Nicosia (R) 26 3 5 18 23 54 −31 14
Source: soccerway.com
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head: Alki 7 points; Aris 4 points; AEL 3 points

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK AEL ALK ANO APOE APOL APOP ARI DOX ENP ETH NEA OLY OMO
AEK 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–3 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–0
AEL 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–4 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–1
Alki 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–4 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–3 4–1 5–0 2–1
Anorthosis 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 5–1 5–0 1–0 2–0
APOEL 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–0[a] 4–0 3–0 3–2 0–1 2–1 3–1 4–0 1–0
Apollon 2–0 4–3 1–0 2–2 0–2[b] 2–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 4–1 3–2 3–3
APOP Kinyras 0–1 0–1 5–3 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 4–2 3–1 0–0
Aris 2–3 2–1 2–5 0–0 2–2 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–2
Doxa 3–3 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–3 2–0 1–0
Paralimni 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–3
Ethnikos 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 5–0 2–1 1–2
Nea Salamina 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 0–2
Olympiakos 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–4 0–1
Omonia 3–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 2–0
Source: UEFA
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Match abandoned. The score at the time was decided to be the official score.
  2. ^ Match abandoned. Score at the time was 2-2.

Second roundEdit

The first 12 teams were divided into 3 groups. Points were carried over from the first round.

Group AEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Anorthosis Famagusta (C) 32 20 12 0 58 19 +39 72 Qualification for Champions League first qualifying round
2 APOEL 32 18 7 7 58 28 +30 61 Qualification for UEFA Cup first qualifying round
3 Omonia 32 14 10 8 42 31 +11 52
4 AEK Larnaca 32 14 8 10 46 42 +4 50
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ANO APOE OMO AEK
Anorthosis 3–0 0–0 3–3
APOEL 1–1 2–2 2–1
Omonia 0–0 1–2 0–0
AEK 2–2 1–0 5–3
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group BEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
5 Apollon Limassol 32 12 11 9 49 41 +8 47 Declined Intertoto participation[a]
6 Enosis Neon Paralimni 32 13 7 12 42 45 −3 46
7 Ethnikos Achna 32 13 4 15 44 43 +1 43 Qualification for Intertoto Cup first round
8 APOP Kinyras 32 11 9 12 47 49 −2 42
  1. ^ Apollon declined their Intertoto participation

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away APOL APOP ENP ETH
Apollon 2–2 4–1 0–2
APOP Kinyras 1–2 3–4 1–0
Paralimni 1–0 4–3 1–1
Ethnikos Achnas 1–1 2–2 4–3
Source: UEFA.com standings and UEFA.com results
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group CEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
9 AEL Limassol 32 11 7 14 39 45 −6 40
10 Alki Larnaca 32 11 7 14 41 44 −3 40
11 Doxa Katokopias 32 10 9 13 43 48 −5 39
12 Aris Limassol (R) 32 8 6 18 31 48 −17 30 Relegation to Cypriot Second Division
Source:[citation needed]
(R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away DOX ALK AEL ARI
Doxa 0–0 1–2 2–0
Alki 1–0 2–1 4–1
AEL 2–2 1–0 3–2
Aris 3–0 1–2 0–2
Source: UEFA.com standings and UEFA.com results
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   David Da Costa Doxa 16
  Łukasz Sosin Anorthosis
3   Constantinos Makrides APOEL 13
4   Bernardo Vasconcelos Omonia 12
  Ignacio Risso Apollon
  Adrian Mihalcea Aris

Last Update: 11 May 2008
Source: soccerboards.com

SourcesEdit

  • "2007/08 Cypriot First Division". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

See alsoEdit

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