2016–17 Cypriot Third Division

The 2016–17 Cypriot Third Division was the 46th season of the Cypriot third-level football league. P.O. Xylotymbous won their 1st title.

Cypriot Third Division
Season2016–17
ChampionsP.O. Xylotymbou
(1st title)
PromotedP.O. Xylotymbou
Digenis Oroklinis
Chalkanoras
RelegatedIraklis Gerolakkou
Elpida Xylofagou
AEN
Matches played240
Goals scored677 (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorerAntreas Anastasiou
(22 goals)
Biggest home winEthnikos 6–0 Iraklis
(12 November 2016)[1]
Biggest away winOlympias 0–7 Ethnikos
(29 April 2017)[2]
Highest scoringENY-Digenis 5–4 Elpida
(30 April 2017)[3]
All statistics correct as of 30 April 2017.

FormatEdit

Sixteen teams participated in the 2016–17 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.[4][5] 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.

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 2016–17 Cypriot Second Division

Teams relegated from 2015–16 Cypriot Second Division

Teams promoted from 2015–16 STOK Elite Division

Teams relegated to 2016–17 STOK Elite Division

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Venue
Achyronas Liopetri Municipal Stadium
AEN Ayiou Georgiou Vrysoullon-Acheritou Olympos Acheritou Stadium
APEP Kyperounda Municipal Stadium
Chalkanoras Chalkanoras Stadium
Digenis Akritas Morphou Makario Stadium
Digenis Oroklinis Koinotiko Stadio Oroklinis
Ethnikos L. Latsia Municipal Stadium
Elpida Michalonikeio Stadio Xylofagou
ENY-Digenis Stelios Chari Stadium
Iraklis Gerolakkou Kykkos Stadium
Livadiakos/Salamina Livadion Ayia Pasaskevi Livadion Municipality Stadium
MEAP Theodorio Koinotiko
Olympias Lympion Olympias Lympion Stadium
Ormideia FC Ormideia Municipal Stadium
Peyia 2014 Peyia Municipal Stadium
P.O. Xylotymbou Xylotympou Municipal Stadium

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 P.O. Xylotymbou (C, P) 30 22 4 4 54 22 +32 70 Promotion to the Cypriot Second Division
2 Digenis Oroklinis (P) 30 16 9 5 57 35 +22 57
3 Chalkanoras Idaliou (P) 30 16 8 6 52 39 +13 56
4 Ethnikos Latsion 30 15 9 6 59 25 +34 54
5 Olympias Lympion 30 13 7 10 42 47 −5 46
6 Enosi Neon Ypsona-Digenis Ipsona 30 12 7 11 42 45 −3 43
7 Digenis Akritas Morphou 30 12 6 12 48 48 0 42
8 Achyronas Liopetriou 30 11 6 13 38 38 0 39
9 Peyia 2014 30 10 8 12 41 38 +3 38
10 MEAP Nisou 30 9 9 12 34 44 −10 36
11 Ormideia FC 30 10 5 15 30 34 −4 35[a]
12 APEP FC 30 8 11 11 32 40 −8 35[a]
13 Livadiakos/Salamina Livadion 30 9 7 14 44 48 −4 34
14 Iraklis Gerolakkou (R) 30 8 8 14 41 48 −7 32 Relegation to the STOK Elite Division
15 Elpida Xylofagou (R) 30 8 5 17 36 54 −18 29
16 AEN Ayiou Georgiou Vrysoullon-Acheritou (R) 30 5 3 22 27 71 −44 18
Source: CFA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Play-off (only if deciding championship round, relegation round or relegation).[6]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Heaf to head record: Ormideia 3–1 APEP, APEP 1–0.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ACH AEN APEP CHA DMO DOR ETH ELP ENY IRA LSL MEAP OLY OFC PEY POX
Achyronas Liopetriou 3–2 1–0 3–1 1–4 1–2 0–2 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 1–2 0–1 2–1
AEN Ayiou Georgiou Vrysoullon-Acheritou 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–1 0–4 0–3 2–1 0–1 1–2 3–2 1–3 0–0 3–2 1–3
APEP 2–1 3–0 1–2 3–1 2–3 0–0 0–2 3–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–3
Chalkanoras Idaliou 1–0 3–2 0–0 1–4 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 1–0 5–3 5–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1
Digenis Akritas Morphou 1–2 3–0 3–0 1–3 4–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 5–2 0–4 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–2
Digenis Oroklinis 0–0 4–0 3–3 1–0 5–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 5–3 1–0 0–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 3–2
Ethnikos Latsion 0–0 3–0 3–1 1–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 5–0 6–0 1–0 1–1 2–4 2–1 1–0 2–1
Elpida Xylofagou 2–1 2–1 3–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–4 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1
ENY-Digenis 3–0 4–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–4 2–0 5–4 1–1 3–1 0–3 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–0
Iraklis Gerolakkou 1–0 4–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 4–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–2
Livadiakos/Salamina Livadion 0–0 3–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 2–3 4–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–3
MEAP Nisou 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–4 0–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–4 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1
Olympias Lympion 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–7 3–2 2–0 3–3 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1
Ormideia FC 1–3 3–0 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–1
Peyia 2014 2–2 1–0 4–1 3–1 3–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 3–2 0–1 4–1 0–0 1–2
P.O. Xylotymbou 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 5–0 1–1 1–0 5–3
Source: Cyprus Football Association
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Including matches played on 30 April 2017; Source: Cyprus Football Association
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Antreas Anastasiou D. Oroklinis 22
2   Héctor González P.O. Xylotymbou 18
3   Omar Rowe Ethnikos L. 17
4   Pantelis Tavrou P.O. Xylotymbou 14
5   Christos Makris Peyia 2014 12
  Nikolas Papazaxariou MEAP
  Andreas Christodoulou Elpida
8   Nikolas Peppos Livadiakos 11
9   Konstantinos Dionisiou Chalkanoras 10
  George Ohenebeng D. Morphou
  Michalakis Kalogirou AEN
  Nikolas Christofides Peyia 2014

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]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ethnikos Vs Iraklis 6–0". Soccerway. 12 November 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Olympias Vs Ethnikos 0–7". Soccerway. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  3. ^ "ENY-Digenis Vs Elpida 5–4". Soccerway. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  4. ^ Προκήρυξη Πρωταθλήματος Γ' Κατηγορίας 2016/17 (PDF) (in Greek). CFA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-12-23. Retrieved 2015-07-07.
  5. ^ Προγραμματισμός 2015 – 2016. www.cfa.com.cy (in Greek). ΚΟΠ. 2015-05-13. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  6. ^ "1. Division 2015/2016 - Rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 13 August 2015.