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The Cypriot First Division is the top division of women's football in Cyprus. It has been running since its establishment by the Cyprus Football Association (C.F.A) and its originator Mr. Tassos Katsikidis (vice-president of the board) during the 1998–99 season.

Cypriot First Division
Founded1998
Country Cyprus
ConfederationUEFA
Divisions1
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Domestic cup(s)Cypriot Women's Cup,
Cypriot Women's Super Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
Current championsApollon Limassol (10th title)
(2018–19)
Most championshipsApollon Limassol (10 titles)

The winning team of the league qualifies for a spot in the UEFA Women's Champions League. Although a Cypriot team entered the Champions League every year from 2003–04 onwards, in 2008–09 Apollon Limassol became the first team to win a point in those competitions. There is no second league in Cyprus as of 2014, thus there is no relegation in place.[1]

2017–18 teamsEdit

2018–19 teamsEdit

2019–20 teamsEdit

The season will start at 15th of September 2019.

Teams
Apollon Ladies FC
Apollon Lympion
Chrysomilia
Geroskipou F.C. Ladies
Football Academy of Ypsona Limassol Champions
Lakatamia F.C
Lefkothea Nicosia
Nea Salamina Famagusta
Omonia Nicosia
Pyrgos Limassol F.C.

Current formatEdit

Each club plays the other sides twice, for a total of 18 games for each club. In the second round the teams ranked 1-5 play off for the title and teams finishing 6-10 play each other. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. The league champions qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League.

List of championsEdit

Champions so far are:[2]

Season Winner
1998–99 Lefkothea Latsion
1999-00 AEK Kokkinochorion
2000–01 AEK Kokkinochorion
2001–02 Lefkothea Latsion
2002–03 Ledra Nicosia
2003–04 Ledra Nicosia
2004–05 AEK Kokkinochorion
2005–06 AEK Kokkinochorion
2006–07 AEK Kokkinochorion
2007–08 Vamos Idaliou
2008–09 Apollon Limassol
2009–10 Apollon Limassol
2010–11 Apollon Limassol
2011–12 Apollon Limassol
2012–13 Apollon Limassol
2013–14[3] Apollon Limassol
2014–15[4] Apollon Limassol
2015–16[5] Apollon Limassol
2016–17 Apollon Limassol
2017–18 Barcelona FA
2018–19 Apollon Limassol

Performance by clubEdit

Club Winners Winning seasons
Apollon Limassol 10 2009–2017,2019
AEK Kokkinochorion 5 2000,2001,2005,2006,2007
Lefkothea Latsion 2 1999,2002
Ledra Nicosia 2 2003,2004
Vamos Idaliou 1 2008
Barcelona FA 1 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's football across the national associations (2013/14)" (PDF). UEFA. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Cyprus – List of Women Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Apollon wins sixth title in a row" (in Greek). apollon365.com. 9 February 2014. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Apollon wins seventh title in a row" (in Greek). apollon.com.cy. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  5. ^ 15 February 2016. "Η Άντρη Βιολάρη (αριστερά με τη φανέλα της Εθνικής μας) αναδείχτηκε πρώτη σκόρερ. (Eighth consecutive title for Apollon Ladies)" (in Greek). Retrieved 25 February 2016.[permanent dead link]

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