2015–16 Cypriot Third Division

The 2015–16 Cypriot Third Division was the 45th season of the Cypriot third-level football league. Akritas Chlorakas won their 3rd title.

Cypriot Third Division
Season2015–16
ChampionsAkritas
(3rd title)
PromotedAkritas
Alki
Ethnikos A.
RelegatedKouris
Amathus
Matches played240
Goals scored677 (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorerDion Esajas (27 goals)

FormatEdit

Sixteen teams participated in the 2015–16 Cypriot Third 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 first three teams were promoted to the 2016–17 Cypriot Second Division and the last three teams were relegated to the 2016–17 STOK Elite Division.[1][2] However, after the end of the season Nikos & Sokratis Erimis withdrew from the 2016–17 Cypriot Third Division, and so the 14th-placed team remained to Third Division.[3]

Point systemEdit

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

Changes from previous seasonEdit

Teams promoted to 2015–16 Cypriot Second Division

Teams relegated from 2014–15 Cypriot Second Division

Teams promoted from 2014–15 Cypriot Fourth Division

Teams relegated to 2015-16 STOK Elite Division

Stadia and locationsEdit

Locations of the 2015–16 Cypriot Third Division teams.
Club Venue
Akritas Chloraka Municipal Stadium
Alki Oroklini Oroklini Municipal Stadium
Amathus Ayios Tychonas Municipal Stadium
APEP Kyperounda Municipal Stadium
Achyronas Liopetri Municipal Stadium
Digenis Makario Stadium
Ethnikos A. Makario Stadium
Ethnikos L. Latsia Municipal Stadium
ENY-Digenis Stelios Chari Stadium
Iraklis Gerolakkou Kykkos Stadium
Kouris Erimis Erimi Municipal Stadium
MEAP Theodorio Koinotiko
Olympias Lympion Olympias Lympion Stadium
P.O. Xylotymbou Xylotympou Municipal Stadium
Ormideia FC Ormideia Municipal Stadium
Chalkanoras Chalkanoras Stadium

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Akritas Chlorakas (C, P) 30 21 4 5 72 21 +51 67[a] Promoted to Cypriot Second Division
2 Alki Oroklini (P) 30 21 4 5 62 25 +37 67[a]
3 Ethnikos Assia (P) 30 18 3 9 64 34 +30 57
4 MEAP Nisou 30 14 8 8 51 33 +18 50
5 Achyronas Liopetriou 30 14 7 9 44 36 +8 49
6 Chalkanoras Idaliou 30 14 5 11 44 34 +10 47
7 P.O. Xylotymbou 30 12 8 10 36 43 −7 44
8 Enosi Neon Ypsona-Digenis Ipsona 30 10 9 11 31 38 −7 39
9 Olympias Lympion 30 11 5 14 38 48 −10 38[b]
10 Iraklis Gerolakkou 30 10 8 12 39 41 −2 38[b]
11 Digenis Akritas Morphou 30 9 7 14 44 59 −15 34[c]
12 Ormideia FC 30 9 7 14 37 50 −13 34[c]
13 Ethnikos Latsion 30 8 9 13 24 39 −15 33[d]
14 APEP 30 9 6 15 38 55 −17 33[d] Spared from relegation[e]
15 Kouris Erimis (R) 30 5 5 20 27 53 −26 20 Relegated to STOK Elite Division
16 Amathus Ayiou Tychona (R) 30 2 11 17 26 68 −42 17
Source: League standings at CFA
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; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Akritas-Alki 3–0, Alki-Akritas 1–0
  2. ^ a b Olympias-Iraklis 1–1, Iraklis-Olympias 0–1
  3. ^ a b Digenis-Ormidia FC 0–2, Ormidia FC-Digenis 2–4
  4. ^ a b Ethnikos Latsion-APEP 4–0, APEP-Etnikos Latsion 1–0
  5. ^ APEP were relegated at the end of the season. However, they maintained their place in the Cypriot Third Division, after replacing Nikos & Sokratis Erimis which withdrew before the start of the 2016–17 Cypriot Third Division.[3]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AKR ALK AMT APP ACH DGN ETS ENL ENY IRK KRS MPN POX ORM OLM CHL
Akritas 3–0 3–1 7–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 4–0 5–1 4–0 2–1 6–1 5–0 3–0 3–1
Alki 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 4–0 2–1 0–0 4–3 1–1 3–0 3–2 4–0 0–1
Amathus 0–2 0–2 0–3 1–1 2–1 2–5 0–1 3–3 0–3 1–0 2–7 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1
APEP 1–0 0–2 5–0 3–3 3–3 0–3 1–0 1–1 0–3[a] 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–3
Achyronas 0–1 0–4 2–0 3–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 4–0 5–3 2–0
Digenis 4–1 0–5 1–1 1–1 5–3 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–3 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–1 0–2
Ethnikos Assia 1–1 0–2 4–0 2–1 0–1 3–1 3–1 4–2 3–2 5–0 2–1 4–0 0–1 0–1 1–2
Ethnikos Latsion 0–2 1–3 0–0 4–0 0–1 0–0 1–4 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 1–2 1–0
ENY-Digenis 0–0 2–3 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
Iraklis 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–4 0–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–1
Kouris 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–1
MEAP 3–2 3–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 6–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 1–3 3–1 4–2 1–1 2–1 2–0
POX 0–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 3–1 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–2
Ormideia FC 1–1 1–3 5–2 3–2 0–1 2–4 2–3 1–1 0–2 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 4–1 0–2
Olympias 0–2 0–1 2–0 4–1 1–3 3–2 1–3 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1
Chalkanoras 0–0 1–1 5–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 1–0 4–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 0–0
Source: Results
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ APEP Pitsilia – Iraklis Gerolakkou awarded 0–3. Originally 2–2.[4]

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • "2015/16 Cypriot Third Division". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2016-10-14.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • "League standings" (in Greek). Cyprus Football Association. Retrieved 2015-12-18.[permanent dead link]
  • "Results" (in Greek). Cyprus Football Association. Archived from the original on 2017-10-08. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  • "Teams" (in Greek). Cyprus Football Association. Retrieved 2015-12-18.[permanent dead link]
  • "Scorers" (in Greek). Cyprus Football Association. Retrieved 2015-12-18.[permanent dead link]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Προγραμματισμός 2015 – 2016. www.cfa.com.cy (in Greek). ΚΟΠ. 2015-05-13. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  3. ^ a b Ειδήσεις – Παραμένει η ΑΠΕΠ. www.cfa.com.cy (in Greek). ΚΟΠ. 2016-07-27. Archived from the original on 2016-07-28. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  4. ^ "Στους 6 βαθμούς". www.cfa.com.cy. 2015-09-30. Archived from the original on 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2016-04-03.