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The 2011–12 Cypriot First Division was the 73rd season of the Cypriot top-level football league. It began on 27 August 2011 and ended on 12 May 2012. APOEL were the defending champions. AEL Limassol won the championship one matchweek before the end of the season.

Laiki Bank League
Season2011–12
ChampionsAEL
6th title
RelegatedAris
Anagennisi
Ermis
Champions LeagueAEL
Europa LeagueAPOEL
Omonia
Anorthosis
Matches played218
Goals scored478 (2.19 per match)
Top goalscorerFreddy
(17 goals)
Biggest home winAEK 6–0 Nea Salamis
Biggest away winErmis 1–5 Aris
Highest scoringNea Salamis 5–2 Anagennisi

The league comprise eleven teams from the 2010–11 season and three promoted teams from the 2010–11 Second Division.

Contents

TeamsEdit

Doxa Katokopias and APOP Kinyras were relegated at the end of the first stage of the 2010–11 season after finishing in the bottom two places of the table. They were joined by AEP Paphos, who finished at the bottom of the second-phase Group C.

The relegated teams were replaced by 2010–11 Second Division champions Aris Limassol, runners-up Nea Salamis Famagusta and third-placed team Anagennisi Dherynia.

Location of clubs in 2011–12 Cypriot First Division
Club Location Venue Capacity
AEK Larnaca Neo GSZ Stadium 13,032
AEL Limassol Tsirion Stadium 13,331
Alki Larnaca Neo GSZ Stadium 13,032
Anagennisi Dherynia Dherynia Tasos Marcou Stadium 5,800
Anorthosis Larnaca Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium 10,230
APOEL Nicosia GSP Stadium 22,859
Apollon Limassol Tsirion Stadium 13,331
Aris Limassol Tsirion Stadium 13,331
Enosis Paralimni Tasos Marcou Stadium 5,800
Ermis Aradippou, Larnaca Ammochostos Stadium 5,500
Ethnikos Achna Achna, Famagusta Dasaki Stadium 7,000
Nea Salamis Larnaca Ammochostos Stadium 5,500
Olympiakos Nicosia GSP Stadium 22,859
Omonia Nicosia GSP Stadium 22,859

Personnel and kitsEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AEK   Leon Vlemmings   Gregoor van Dijk Puma CytaVision
AEL   Charalambos Christodoulou   Marios Nicolaou Puma CytaVision
Alki   Radmilo Ivančević   Siniša Dobrašinović Legea
Anagennisi   Adamos Adamou   Giorgos Giannakou Legea MetLife Alico
Anorthosis   Ronny Levy   Ioannis Okkas Puma CytaMobile Vodafone
APOEL   Ivan Jovanović   Marinos Satsias Puma MTN
Apollon   Hagen Reeck (temporary)   Giorgos Merkis Lotto Betfair
Aris   Demetris Ioannou   Giorgos Vasiliou Puma Cytanet
Enosis   Marios Karas   Chrysis Michael Puma CYTA
Ermis   Nikos Andronikou   Andreas Papathanasiou Legea CYTA
Ethnikos   Nicos Papadopoulos   Christos Poyiatzis Legea CYTA
Nea Salamina   Stephen Constantine   Prodromos Therapontos Givova CytaMobile Vodafone
Olympiakos   Nikodimos Papavasiliou   Nikolas Nicolaou Givova CYTA
Omonia   Neophytos Larkou   Constantinos Makrides Adidas CytaMobile Vodafone

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Olympiakos   Charalambos Christodoulou Resigned 20 March 2011[1] Pre-season   Nicos Papadopoulos 14 May 2011[2]
Ermis   João Carlos Pereira Mutual consent 4 May 2011[3] Pre-season   Loukas Hadjiloukas 13 May 2011[4]
Alki   Itzhak Shum Sacked 10 May 2011[5] Pre-season   Radmilo Ivančević 14 May 2011
AEL   Raymond Atteveld Mutual consent 14 May 2011[6] Pre-season   Charalambos Christodoulou 14 May 2011[7]
Apollon   Andreas Michaelides Mutual consent 23 May 2011[8] Pre-season   Didier Ollé-Nicolle 10 July 2011[9]
Ermis   Loukas Hadjiloukas Resigned 12 August 2011[10] Pre-season   Panayiotis Xiourouppas 13 August 2011[11]
Anorthosis   Stanimir Stoilov Sacked 25 September 2011[12] 6th   Ronny Levy 2 October 2011[13]
Ethnikos   Svetozar Šapurić Sacked 5 October 2011[14] 12th   Čedomir Janevski 10 October 2011[15]
Ermis   Panayiotis Xiourouppas Sacked 24 October 2011[16] 14th   Nikos Andronikou 24 October 2011[17]
Apollon   Didier Ollé-Nicolle Mutual consent 5 November 2011[18] 5th   Mihai Stoichiţă 14 November 2011[19]
AEK   Ton Caanen Mutual consent 20 November 2011[20] 6th   Leon Vlemmings 2 December 2011[21]
Olympiakos   Nicos Papadopoulos Resigned 25 February 2012[22] 11th   Nikodimos Papavasiliou 26 February 2012[23]
Ethnikos   Čedomir Janevski Sacked 27 January 2012[24] 11th   Nicos Papadopoulos 28 January 2012[25]
Apollon   Mihai Stoichiţă Resigned 4 March 2012[26] 7th   Hagen Reeck (temporary) 4 March 2012[27]
Aris   Dušan Mitošević Sacked 26 March 2012[28] 12th   Demetris Ioannou 26 March 2012[28]
Enosis   Nir Klinger Sacked 8 April 2012[29] 12th   Marios Karas 8 April 2012[29]

First roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 AEL Limassol 26 18 6 2 33 7 +26 60 Qualification for Second round, Group A
2 Omonia Nicosia 26 17 6 3 47 16 +31 57
3 APOEL 26 17 5 4 39 13 +26 56
4 Anorthosis Famagusta 26 15 7 4 30 12 +18 52
5 AEK Larnaca 26 11 9 6 33 21 +12 42 Qualification for Second round, Group B
6 Nea Salamis Famagusta 26 10 6 10 33 41 −8 36
7 Apollon Limassol 26 10 4 12 31 39 −8 34[a]
8 Alki Larnaca 26 10 4 12 32 40 −8 34[a]
9 Olympiakos Nicosia 26 7 9 10 29 34 −5 30 Qualification for Second round, Group C
10 Enosis Neon Paralimni 26 8 5 13 17 24 −7 29[b]
11 Ethnikos Achna 26 7 8 11 21 23 −2 29[b]
12 Aris Limassol 26 7 6 13 27 35 −8 27
13 Anagennisi Deryneia (R) 26 2 5 19 16 45 −29 11 Relegation to Cypriot Second Division
14 Ermis Aradippou (R) 26 1 4 21 12 50 −38 7
Source: UEFA
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
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b APOL 5–1 ALK; ALK 2–1 APOL
  2. ^ a b ENP 0–0 ETH; ETH 1–1 ENP
Home \ Away AEK AEL ALK AND ANO APOE APOL ARI ENP ERM ETH NSL OLY OMO
AEK Larnaca 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 2–1 6–0 0–0 2–1
AEL Limassol 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 0–3
Alki Larnaca 2–2 1–2 4–0 1–3 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–1 4–2 0–3
Anagennisi Deryneia 0–3 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–1
Anorthosis Famagusta 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–1
APOEL 3–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0
Apollon Limassol 0–3 0–3 5–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–5
Aris Limassol 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–4 2–3 2–3 1–1
Enosis Neon Paralimni 1–0 0–4 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 1–1
Ermis Aradippou 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 1–4 0–2 1–5 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–3 0–2
Ethnikos Achna 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–3 0–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–1
Nea Salamis Famagusta 1–1 0–3 0–1 5–2 0–3 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–4
Olympiakos Nicosia 1–1 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–2 1–4 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 0–2
Omonia Nicosia 2–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 2–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0
Source: UEFA
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 AEL Limassol (C) 32 20 8 4 37 10 +27 68 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 APOEL 32 20 6 6 46 19 +27 66[a] 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Omonia Nicosia 32 20 6 6 56 23 +33 66[a] 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round[b]
4 Anorthosis Famagusta 32 17 8 7 36 21 +15 59 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[b]
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:
  1. ^ a b APOE: 7pts; OMO: 4pts
  2. ^ a b The 2011–12 Cypriot Cup winners, Omonia, qualified for the third qualifying round of UEFA Europa League. Since they finished third, the fourth-placed team of the league also qualified for the Europa League.
Home \ Away AEL ANO APOE OMO
AEL Limassol 1–0 0–0 2–0
Anorthosis Famagusta 1–1 1–2 0–4
APOEL 1–0 1–2 1–2
Omonia Nicosia 1–0 1–2 1–2
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
5 AEK Larnaca 32 13 10 9 40 27 +13 49
6 Apollon Limassol 32 12 7 13 36 43 −7 43[a]
7 Nea Salamis Famagusta 32 11 10 11 39 47 −8 43[a]
8 Alki Larnaca 32 12 6 14 35 45 −10 42
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b APOL: 8pts; NSL: 2pts
Home \ Away AEK ALK APOL NSL
AEK Larnaca 3–1 0–1 1–2
Alki Larnaca 0–2 1–0 1–0
Apollon Limassol 1–0 0–0 1–1
Nea Salamis Famagusta 1–1 0–0 2–2
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
9 Ethnikos Achna 32 10 10 12 30 31 −1 40
10 Olympiakos Nicosia 32 10 9 13 36 44 −8 39
11 Enosis Neon Paralimni 32 11 5 16 26 30 −4 38
12 Aris Limassol (R) 32 8 8 16 32 44 −12 32 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.
Home \ Away ARI ENP ETH OLY
Aris Limassol 0–2 2–2 1–0
Enosis Neon Paralimni 1–0 1–2 5–0
Ethnikos Achna 1–1 2–0 2–1
Olympiakos Nicosia 3–1 1–0 2–1
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Source: Cyprus Football Association

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Freddy Omonia 17
2   Esteban Solari APOEL 10
3   Arnal Llibert Alki 9
  Patrick Vouho AEL 9
5   Gonzalo García AEK 8
  Chris Dickson Nea Salamina/AEL 8
7   Miljan Mrdaković AEK 7
  Constantinos Charalambides APOEL 7
  Gelson Aris 7
10   Mustapha Bangura Apollon 6
  Georgios Efrem Omonia 6
  Christos Chatzipantelidis Nea Salamina 6
  Jan Rezek Anorthosis 6
  Hristijan Kirovski Apollon 6
  Emmanuel Kenmogne Olympiakos 6

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Ivan Tričkovski APOEL AEK 3–0 19 December 2011
  Patrick Vouho AEL Enosis 0–4 7 January 2012
  Emmanuel Kenmogne Olympiakos Ermis 3–1 24 March 2012
  José Semedo 5 Enosis Olympiakos 5–0 12 May 2012
  • 5 Player scored 5 goals.

ScoringEdit

DisciplineEdit

SourcesEdit

  • "2011/12 Cypriot First Division". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016.

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