2009–10 Cypriot First Division

The 2009–10 Cypriot First Division was the 71st season of the Cypriot top-level football league. It started on 29 August 2009. APOEL were the defending champions.

Marfin Laiki League
Season2009–10
ChampionsOmonia
20th title
RelegatedAris
Nea Salamis
APEP
Champions LeagueOmonia
Europa LeagueAPOEL
Anorthosis
Apollon
Matches played218
Goals scored569 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorerJosé Semedo (22 goals)
Joeano (22 goals)
Biggest home winAPOEL 5–0 Aris
Biggest away winEnosis 0-4 Omonia
Highest scoringErmis 5-3 Aris

Competition modusEdit

Fourteen teams will participate in the competition. Eleven of them have also competed in the 2008–09 season while the remaining three teams were promoted from the Second Division.

Each team will play 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 will be relegated to the Second Division. The remaining twelve teams will be divided into three groups of four teams each.

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

Team changes from 2009–10Edit

Relegated to Second Division 2009–10:

Promoted from Second Division 2009–10:

OverviewEdit

Stadiums and LocationsEdit

Due to the ongoing Cypriot separation, several clubs originally located in the Turkish occupied part of the island play in the unoccupied part. Further, not all home grounds fulfil the requirements for Cypriot top-level football. Thus, the map depicts the current home ground of each team and not its original location.

Locations of home grounds for teams in Cypriot First Division 2009–10
Team Location Venue Capacity
AEL Limassol Limassol Tsirion Stadium 13,331
AEP Paphos Paphos Pafiako Stadium 10,000
Anorthosis Larnaca Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium 10,003
APEP Pitsilia Limassol Tsirion Stadium 13,331
APOEL Nicosia GSP Stadium 22,859
Apollon Limassol Limassol Tsirion Stadium 13,331
APOP Kinyras Peyias Peyia Peyia Municipal Stadium 3,828
Aris Limassol Limassol Tsirion Stadium 13,331
Doxa Katokopia Nicosia Makario Stadium 16,000
Enosis Neon Paralimni Paralimni Tasos Markou Stadium 5,800
Ermis Aradippou Achna Dasaki Stadium 7,000
Ethnikos Achna Achna Dasaki Stadium 7,000
Nea Salamis Famagusta Larnaca Ammochostos Stadium 5,500
Omonia Nicosia GSP Stadium 22,859

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Club Head coach Team Captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
AEL Limassol   Dušan Uhrin, Jr.   Dušan Kerkez Mass Sinergatiko Tamieftirio Lemesou
AEP Paphos   Demetris Ioannou   Giorgos Georgiou Puma Sinergatiko Tamieftirio Paphou
Anorthosis   Nikos Nicolaou   Nikos Katsavakis Puma Betfair
APEP Pitsilia   Stephen Constantine   Giorgos Constanti Legea KKCG
APOEL   Ivan Jovanović   Marinos Satsias Puma MTN
Apollon Limassol   Slobodan Krčmarević   Gastón Sangoy Lotto Columbia
APOP Kinyras Peyias   Giorgos Polyviou   Theodoros Galanis Puma PrimeTel
Aris Limassol   Tasos Kyriakou   Giorgos Vasiliou Kappa John Theodorou Developers Ltd
Doxa Katokopia   Charalambos Christodoulou   Kyriacos Polykarpou Puma Cytanet
Enosis Neon Paralimni   Čedomir Janevski   Demos Goumenos Lotto Entegro Cyprus Ltd
Ermis Aradippou   Dusan Mitošević   Lambros Lambrou Legea Raquel
Ethnikos Achna   Svetozar Šapurić   Christos Poyiatzis Nike Famagusta Developers
Nea Salamis Famagusta   Nir Klinger   Liasos Louka Puma CytaVision
Omonia   Takis Lemonis   Elias Charalambous Lotto Ocean Tankers

Managerial changesEdit

The following list represents every head coach change for any team during the season (1 July 2009 – 30 June 2010).

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Nea Salamina   Michalis Hadjipieris Mutual Consent April 24, 2009   Attila Supka April 24, 2009
Anorthosis FC   Michalis Pamboris Mutual Consent May 7, 2009   Ernst Middendorp May 7, 2009
Aris Limassol   Akis Agiomamitis Sacked May 17, 2009   Marios Constantinou May 17, 2009
AEL Limassol   Mihai Stoichiţă Sacked May 19, 2009   Nir Klinger May 23, 2009
APEP Pitsilia   Willy Scheepers Mutual Consent May 26, 2009   Marc Hodel May 26, 2009
AEP Paphos   Nir Klinger Mutual Consent May 23, 2009   Eyal Lahman June 9, 2009
Enosis Neon Paralimni   Antonis Kleftis & Adamos Adamou Mutual Consent June 10, 2009   Čedomir Janevski June 10, 2009
Ethnikos Achna   Stéphane Demol End of Contract May 9, 2009   Panicos Orphanides June 11, 2009
Anorthosis FC   Ernst Middendorp Sacked July 24, 2009   Slavoljub Muslin August 7, 2009
APEP Pitsilia   Marc Hodel Sacked August 24, 2009   Nikos Andronikou September 3, 2009
AEP Paphos   Eyal Lahman Sacked September 6, 2009   Tasos Kyriakou September 8, 2009
Ethnikos Achna   Panicos Orphanides Resigned September 27, 2009   Svetozar Šapurić September 29, 2009
Ermis Aradippou   Yiannos Stavrinou Sacked September 27, 2009   Dusan Mitošević September 30, 2009
Nea Salamina   Attila Supka Sacked November 1, 2009   Mirko Mihic November 2, 2009
APEP Pitsilia   Nikos Andronikou Mutual Consent December 8, 2009   Venizelos Tsiambazis December 9, 2009
Nea Salamina   Mirko Mihic Mutual Consent December 21, 2009   Louis Stefanis December 22, 2009
AEL Limassol   Nir Klinger Mutual Consent December 28, 2009   Dušan Uhrin, Jr. December 30, 2009
Nea Salamina   Louis Stefanis Mutual Consent December 30, 2009   Nir Klinger December 30, 2009
APEP Pitsilia   Venizelos Tsiambazis Mutual Consent January 5, 2010   Stephen Constantine January 5, 2010
Aris Limassol   Marios Constantinou Mutual Consent January 18, 2010   Stéphane Demol January 20, 2010
Apollon Limassol   Thomas von Heesen Mutual Consent January 28, 2010   Slobodan Krčmarević February 2, 2010
AEP Paphos   Tasos Kyriakou Sacked February 1, 2010   Savvas Kofidis February 3, 2010
Anorthosis FC   Slavoljub Muslin Sacked February 18, 2010   Nikos Nicolaou February 18, 2010
Aris Limassol   Stéphane Demol Sacked March 21, 2010   Tasos Kyriakou March 21, 2010
AEP Paphos   Savvas Kofidis Sacked March 28, 2010   Demetris Ioannou March 29, 2010

First roundEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Omonia Nicosia 26 19 5 2 52 21 +31 62 Qualification for second round, Group A
2 Anorthosis Famagusta 26 18 4 4 45 20 +25 58
3 Apollon Limassol 26 17 6 3 43 15 +28 57
4 APOEL 26 16 7 3 46 18 +28 55
5 AEL Limassol 26 14 3 9 32 22 +10 45 Qualification for second round, Group B
6 APOP Kinyras 26 10 4 12 40 44 −4 34
7 Ethnikos Achna 26 8 7 11 23 31 −8 31
8 Enosis Neon Paralimni 26 7 8 11 29 35 −6 29[a]
9 Ermis Aradippou 26 7 8 11 31 34 −3 29[a] Qualification for second round, Group C
10 Doxa Katokopias 26 6 8 12 25 37 −12 26[b]
11 AEP Paphos 26 6 8 12 27 40 −13 26[b]
12 Aris Limassol 26 4 8 14 26 47 −21 20
13 Nea Salamis Famagusta (R) 26 2 8 16 19 45 −26 14 Relegation to Cypriot Second Division
14 APEP[c] (R) 26 4 4 18 25 54 −29 10
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
Qualified teams for Group A will play for one spot for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League and two spots for the UEFA Europa League, one for the second and one for the first qualifying round.
A spot in the third qualifying round of UEFA Europa League will be awarded to the winners of the 2009–10 Cypriot Cup.
Qualified teams for Group C will play for one additional relegation spot.
Points gained in the First Round will be taken over into the Second Round groups.
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b ENP 2–0 ERM; ERM 1–0 ENP
  2. ^ a b AEP 1–2 DOX; DOX 2–2 AEP
  3. ^ APEP were docked six points because their players walked off the pitch before the end of a match against Ethnikos to protest the officiating.[1][2]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEL AEP ANO APEP APOE APOL APOP ARI DOX ENP ERM ETH NSL OMO
AEL Limassol 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–0
AEP Paphos 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 3–2 1–3 1–2 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–3
Anorthosis Famagusta 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 1–3
APEP F.C. 0–1 3–3 0–2 1–4 0–4 2–3 2–1 0–0 1–2 3–3 0–3[a] 2–1 1–1
APOEL 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 5–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–2
Apollon Limassol 0–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 4–1 0–1
APOP Kinyras 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 4–3 1–3 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–3
Aris Limassol 0–0 2–1 0–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–4 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–1 0–1
Doxa Katokopias 1–0 2–2 2–3 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–4
Enosis Neon Paralimni 1–2 5–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–3 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–4
Ermis Aradippou 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 5–3 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2
Ethnikos Achna 1–4 1–2 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1
Nea Salamis Famagusta 1–3 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–3[b] 0–1 1–2 3–2 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 0–2
Omonia Nicosia 4–0 3–2 1–1 4–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was awarded to Ethnikos by 3–0 because APEP's players walked off the pitch to protest the officiating.[1][2]
  2. ^ The match was awarded to APOEL by 3–0 after it was abandoned in the 76th minute due to a pitch invasion by Salamis' fans.[3]

Second roundEdit

Group AEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Omonia Nicosia (C) 32 22 8 2 60 25 +35 74 Qualification for Champions League second qualifying round
2 APOEL 32 19 8 5 53 24 +29 65 Qualification for Europa League second qualifying round
3 Anorthosis Famagusta 32 19 7 6 51 27 +24 64 Qualification for Europa League first qualifying round
4 Apollon Limassol 32 17 9 6 47 23 +24 60 Qualification for Europa League third qualifying round[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ANO APOE APOL OMO
Anorthosis Famagusta 1–1 2–0 2–4
APOEL 1–0 3–2 0–1
Apollon Limassol 0–0 1–2 0–0
Omonia Nicosia 1–1 1–0 1–1
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group BEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
5 AEL Limassol 32 18 4 10 50 33 +17 58
6 Enosis Neon Paralimni 32 10 10 12 40 42 −2 40
7 Ethnikos Achna 32 10 8 14 34 42 −8 38
8 APOP Kinyras 32 11 4 17 50 65 −15 37
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEL APOP ENP ETH
AEL Limassol 4–2 2–2 1–0
APOP Kinyras 2–5 1–2 3–2
Enosis Neon Paralimni 1–3 4–0 1–1
Ethnikos Achna 4–3 4–2 0–1
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: 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 Ermis Aradippou 32 12 8 12 43 38 +5 44
10 AEP Paphos 32 9 9 14 39 50 −11 36
11 Doxa Katokopias 32 9 8 15 36 46 −10 35
12 Aris Limassol (R) 32 4 9 19 30 63 −33 21 Relegation to Cypriot Second Division
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEP ARI DOX ERM
AEP Paphos 3–2 4–1 3–0
Aris Limassol 2–2 0–2 0–2
Doxa Katokopias 4–0 3–0 1–4
Ermis Aradippou 1–0 4–0 1–0
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Including matches played on 8 May 2010; Source: CFA official website

Rank Player Club Goals
1   José Semedo APOP Kinyras 22
  Joeano Ermis
3   Gastón Sangoy Apollon 13
4   Nenad Mirosavljević APOEL 11
  Michalis Konstantinou Omonia
  Efstathios Aloneftis Omonia
  Dieter Van Tornhout Enosis
8   Christos Marangos Anorthosis 10
  José Henrique Doxa
  Freddy AEL
  Cafú Anorthosis
  Andreas Avraam Apollon

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • "2009/10 Cypriot First Division". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 2016-01-14. Retrieved 2016-01-14.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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