Apollon Ladies F.C.

Apollon Ladies FC is a women's football team from Limassol, Cyprus, established in 2007. It is the leading club in the country, having won nine consecutive doubles.[1] It is associated with men's side Apollon Limassol.

Apollon Ladies
Full nameApollon Ladies Football Club
Founded2007
GroundTsirion Stadium,
Limassol
LeagueCypriot First Division
2018–191st

Apollon made headlines after beating two-times European champion Umeå IK in their second appearance in the Champions League. This is regarded as one of the biggest surprises in European women's football.[2] Apollon reached the Round of 32, where it was knocked out by Zvezda Perm. Apollon again progressed past the qualifying stage in the 2011–12, 2012–13 and the 2013–14 season.

Current squadEdit

  • As of 28 August, 2020.
  • Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   CYP Maria Matthaiou
2 DF   ITA Matilda Abramo
3 DF   CYP Maria Ioannou
4 MF   ENG Katie Lockwood
6 DF   ENG Steffi Hardy
7 MF   CYP Maria Panagiotou
8 DF   USA Amanda Paige Visco
9 FW   SVK Patrícia Hmírová
11 MF   SWE Sofia Hagman
12 DF   CYP Andria Efstratiou
14 MF   GHA Elizabeth Oppong
17 FW   CYP Marilena Georgiou
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW   POR Beatriz Fonseca
19 FW   ISL Þórdís Hrönn Sigfúsdóttir
20 DF   USA Julia Lester
21 FW   CYP Krystyna Freda
22 DF   USA Kristen Ricks
23 DF   GRE Kyriaki Kynossidou
27 MF   CYP Eleni Giannou
29 DF   NGA Margaret Etim
33 MF   GHA Olivia Anokye
83 GK   USA Audrey Baldwin
97 DF   CYP Kostantina Pafiti
99 GK   CYP Antouaneta Chrysanthou
MF   SWE Julia Spetsmark

Former internationalsEdit

For details of current and former players, see Category:Apollon Ladies F.C. players.

Former non-international professional playersEdit

UEFA Competitions HistoryEdit

Season Competition Stage Result Opponent
2009–10 Champions League Qualifying Stage 4–0   Maccabi Holon
0–1   Rossiyanka
2–0   St. Francis
2010–11 Champions League Qualifying Stage 6–1   Sarajevo
4–1   Umeå
3–0   ASA Tel Aviv
Round of 32 1–2 (H), 1–2 (A)   Zvezda Perm
2011–12 Champions League Qualifying Stage 14–0   Progrès Niedercorn
8–0   Swansea City
2–1   Lehenda Chernihiv
Round of 32 2–2 (H), 1–2 (A)   Sparta Praha
2012–13 Champions League Qualifying Stage 7–0   Klaksvík
21–0   Velipojë
3–0   Kharkiv
Round of 32 2–3 (H), 1–3 (A)   Torres
2013–14 Champions League Qualifying Stage 2–0   Nové Zámky
1–0   Goliador Chişinău
3–0   ASA Tel Aviv
Round of 32 1–2 (H), 1–1 (A)   Neulengbach
2014–15 Champions League Qualifying Stage 3–1   Gintra Universitetas
0–0   KF Vllaznia Shkodër
3–1   KÍ Klaksvík
Round of 32 1–0 (H), 1–3 (a.e.t.) (A)   Brøndby IF
2015–16 Champions League Qualifying Stage 2–0   KÍ Klaksvík
8–0   Hibernians
0–2   Stjarnan
2016–17 Champions League Qualifying Stage 5–0   KÍ Klaksvík
1–0   Hajvalia
3–3   PAOK
Round of 32 1–1 (H), 2–3 (A)   Slavia Praha

HonoursEdit

  • Cypriot First Division (10): 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010–11, 2011-12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2018–19[3]
  • Cypriot Cup (10): 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010–11, 2011-12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18[4]
  • Cypriot Super Cup (7): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Παλμαρές. Apollon Ladies FC (in Greek). Archived from the original on 14 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Apollon humble Umeå on goal-filled day". UEFA. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Ένατος σερί τίτλος για Apollon Ladies (Apollon win ninth title in a row)" (in Greek). cfa.com.cy. 19 March 2017. Archived from the original on 24 June 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Κυπελλούχος Γυναικών στα πέναλτι οι Apollon Ladies" (in Greek). cfa.com.cy. 6 May 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.


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