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APOEL F.C.
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Full name Athletikos Podosferikos Omilos Ellinon Lefkosias
(Athletic Football Club of Greeks of Nicosia)
Greek: Aθλητικός Ποδοσφαιρικός Όμιλος Eλλήνων Λευκωσίας
Nickname(s) Thrylos (legend) (Greek: Θρύλος)
Founded November 8, 1926
Ground GSP Stadium,
Nicosia, Cyprus
(Capacity: 22,859)
Chairman Cyprus Fivos Erotokritou
Manager SerbiaGreece Ivan Jovanović
League Cypriot First Division
2008-09 1st
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
Current season

APOEL F.C. (Greek: ΑΠΟΕΛ Ποδόσφαιρο; short for Αθλητικός Ποδοσφαιρικός Όμιλος Ελλήνων Λευκωσίας, Athlitikos Podosfairikos Omilos Ellinon Lefkosias, "Athletic Football Club of Greeks of Nicosia") is a professional football club based in Lefkosia (Nicosia), Cyprus and they are one of the founding members of the Cyprus Football Association.[1] APOEL is one of the most popular football teams in Cyprus and they are the most successful with an overall tally of 20 championships, 19 cups and 11 super cups. It's the first team in Cyprus that reached 20 championship titles. APOEL's European competitions highlights include appearances in the group stages of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League -along with Chelsea, Porto and Athletico Madrid- and the second round of the 2002–03 UEFA Cup. APOEL F.C. is part of the APOEL multisport club, which was founded in 1926 and maintains departments for several sports including football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and cycling.

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History

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1926–1929 : The early years

The club was formed as POEL (Greek: ΠΟΕΛ; Ποδοσφαιρικός Όμιλος Ελλήνων Λευκωσίας, Podosferikos Omilos Ellinon Lefkosias, Football Club of Greeks of Nicosia) on November 8, 1926. The club's formation came about when a group of forty people, with a common vision, met and set the foundations for creating a football club that would represent all Greeks of the capital. The meeting took place at a traditional confectionery, owned by Charalambos Hadjioannou, downtown in Ledra Street and the first president of the club was Giorgos Poulias[2]. The first clubhouse was the "Athenians Club" (Greek: Λέσχη Αθηναίων) at the end of Ledra Street.[2]

After a journey to the football club in Alexandria, Egypt in 1927 the General Assembly of 1928 decided the players showed that they were not just good footballers but also excellent track and field athletes. Hence it was decided to create a track and field team in addition to the football team. The name APOEL was adopted to reflect this, with the 'A' standing for 'Athletic'. Soon after a volleyball team and a table tennis team were established.

The '30s : The first championships

Cyprus did not have any country-wide league until 1932. Football clubs of the time played friendly matches only. In 1932, Pezoporikos Larnaca organised an unofficial league, the first island-wide league, and it was won by APOEL after defeating AEL Limassol on the final with 4-0. In 1934, there was a disagreement between Trast AC and Anorthosis Famagusta on the organisation of the fourth unofficial league. APOEL and AEL Limassol organised a meeting for the foundation of a country-wide governing body and an official country-wide league. The meeting took place in APOEL's clubhouse on September 23 and the establishment of the Cyprus Football Association was agreed. Two years later the APOEL football team celebrated its first championship title of the official Cyprus football league. APOEL also won the championship for the following four years, making this a very successful period for the club with 5 consecutive championships (1936-1940).[1]

The 1948 conflicts

Politics, however, would soon spark conflict within the team. On May 23, 1948 the board of the club send a telegram to the Hellenic Association of Amateur Athletics (Greek: Σ.Ε.Γ.Α.Σ.), with the opportunity of the annual Panhellenic Track and Field Competition, which included wishes that "the rebellion" is finished. Several leftist club members perceived the telegram as a political comment on the Greek Civil War and they distanced themselves from the club.[3] A few days later, on June 4, 1948, they founded Omonia Nicosia Football Club. Omonia is to this date the arch rival of APOEL and there has been a traditional animosity between the fans of the two teams.

1995–59 period

More conflicts led to further struggles for APOEL. Athletes belonging to the club frequently participated in national clashes. During the 1955-59 national up-rise against the British, many of APOEL's athletes and members of the club were active members of EOKA (the National Organisation of Cypriot Fighters), the most outstanding example being the club's track and field athlete Michalakis Karaolis who was hanged by the British colonial authorities. During this period the football team had their closest brush with relegation as most football players were actively taking part in the national struggle.

Triumph in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1963–64

The football team were quickly back to full strength and made their debut in European Competitions (the first not only for APOEL but for any Cypriot team) in 1963, when they faced the Norwegian team SK Gjøvik-Lyn in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Two victories for APOEL over both legs (6-0, 1-0) marked APOEL's successful European debut, as they became the first Hellenic team to progress in a European Competition. The next round against the tournament winners Sporting Clube de Portugal met APOEL with their heaviest defeat ever (16-1) and put an end to APOEL's European debut.[3]

The successful participation in pan-Hellenic Greek championship

Other triumphs followed in the early 1970s. In 1973 the domestic double was achieved with coach Panos Markovic. The following year APOEL became the only Cypriot team to avoid relegation from the pan-Hellenic Greek Championship. That was also the last season that the Cypriot champion played in the Greek Football League the following year due to the volatile situation in Cyprus during 1974.[3] 1973 also saw triumphs for the basketball side of APOEL, who gained their first trophy by winning the national cup. Three years later in 1976 they succeeded in winning the first basketball championship. The volleyball side of the club experienced their most successful period between 1979 and 1985 when they won six championships and five cups.

The '80s : European Cup 1986–87 withdrawal

The 1980s were a relatively fruitless period for APOEL. They have only won two championships (1980,1986), one cup (1984) and two FA shields (1984, 1986). In 1986 APOEL was drawn against Beşiktaş J.K. for the second round of the European Cup. This was the first time that a Cypriot team faced a Turkish team in a European football competition. The Cypriot government prohibited APOEL from playing against the Turkish team, so APOEL was punished with two years disqualification from any UEFA competition.[4] This penalty was later reduced to 1 year.

The '90s : The unbeaten "double" in 1995–96

The 90s were a successful decade for APOEL with 3 championships (1990, 1992, 1996), 5 cups (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999) and 4 FA shields (1992, 1993, 1996, 1999). The most successful season in the 90s was 1995-96 in which APOEL achieved a celebratory double while remaining undefeated in the league. The basketball team won a double on the same season, making this the ideal season for a 70th anniversary celebration.

APOEL FC company formed

On 1996 the APOEL Football Ltd. was formed.[5] This had a significant effect on the club because it separated the activities of the football team from those of the sports club. The formation of the company was necessitated by the financial difficulties the team faced at the time.[5] The company began its operations with a capital of CY£600,000.[5]

European campaign 2002–03

In 2002, the football team embarked on an impressive European run, playing ten games before being knocked out, an impressive feat for a Cypriot club. The team participated in the Champions League and was knocked out by AEK Athens on the third qualifying round. They entered the UEFA Cup on the first round and advanced until the second round when they were knocked out by Hertha BSC Berlin.

Champions League 2009–10 success

APOEL FC - Chelsea FC

However, the biggest success of the club in European competitions came on 26 August 2009, when the team knocked out F.C. Copenhagen from 2009-10 Champions League play-off round by winning 3-2 on aggregate and reached the group stages of 2009–10 UEFA Champions League. APOEL drawn in Group D, having to face Chelsea FC, FC Porto and Atlético Madrid. APOEL made history very early in its debut in Champions League group stages, by getting a 0-0 draw against Atlético Madrid at the first game at Vicente Calderón Stadium. At the second game faced up English giants Chelsea F.C. where the cypriot team was beaten from an early Nicolas Anelka's goal on 18th minute. On matchday three APOEL played against FC Porto at Dragão. APOEL took the lead on 22’ from Alvaro Pereira's own goal but finally lost as long as Hulk scored two goals on 33’ and 48’ with a penalty. Then followed another match against FC Porto, but in Nicosia this time. APOEL stood well but succumbed in the superiority of the Portuguese and lost in 84th minute after Radamel Falcao's late goal. The fifth match of the UEFA Champions League Group D saw APOEL drawing with Atlético Madrid 1-1 at GSP Stadium. APOEL took the lead in the game on 5' after Nenad Mirosavljević scored, but Atlético Madrid equalised with the Portuguese international Simão Sabrosa on 62'. For matchday six, on December 8, 2009 APOEL travelled to London to play against Chelsea. At Stamford Bridge the team had the support of 6,000 fans who traveled from Cyprus. APOEL bidded farewell the Champions League with the head tally while came out even with 2-2 away. APOEL took the lead early (6th minute) with Marcin Żewłakow, but Chelsea turned the score after 20 minutes with two goals of Michael Essien on 19’ and Didier Drogba on 26'. APOEL didn't gave up and equalised after Nenad Mirosavljević scored on 87th minute. Finally, APOEL finished 4th in the group having the same points with Atlético Madrid. Despite the fact that APOEL had much better results and much better total goal difference from Atlético Madrid, failed to qualify to UEFA Europa League, because of the away goal that Atlético had scored in Nicosia.

Basketball and volleyball departments

APOEL has also a great history in Volleyball and Basketball. In volleyball APOEL won 8 championships (1 held by SEGAS, 1 by the Greek Volleyball Federation and 6 by the Cyprus Volleyball federation) and 5 Cups. Mainly the peak years for the APOEL volleyball team were between 1980-1990. Since then some good years were being made by the team but without any title outcome. In Basketball APOEL has the most cups won (11) and also has 9 championships in his golden history and there is no doubt that APOEL is one of the biggest basketball clubs in the country.

Academy

The APOEL academy are a separate legal entity from the football club. They are responsible for the under 21 teams for football, basketball and volleyball and they have their own board of directors and budget. The football academy has produced many quality Cypriot players over the years. The following players started from the academy and are now playing for APOEL: Michalis Morfis, Constantinos Charalambides, Nektarios Alexandrou, Marinos Satsias and Tasos Kissas. All of them have also competed at international level with the Cyprus National Football Team while Charalambides and Nektarios Alexandrou have played for teams in the Greek Super League in the past.

Colours and badge

The club's colours and badge displayed by its supporters

APOEL's colours are blue and yellow. Blue symbolises Greece and yellow symbolises Cyprus. The logo is a blue and yellow shield with the name of the club written diagonally in blue. After the club won their 20th championship (season 2008-09) two stars were added over the logo to symbolise the 20 championships. Other than that, the badge has remained the same since the establishment of the club.

Stadium

APOEL FC supporters in GSP stadium

APOEL plays in the 22,859 seater New GSP Stadium (also known as the Pancypria Stadium), the biggest stadium in Cyprus, since October 23, 1999. They share it with local rivals Omonia.

APOEL played in the Makario Stadium from 1978 until 1999 and in the Old GSP Stadium before that.

The club's basketball and volleyball teams host their matches in the 3,000 seater Lefkotheo Indoor Arena which was built in 1980. The Lefkotheo Indoor Arena is also shared with Omonia. For many years APOEL B.C. used as home venue the biggest indoor sport venue in the island, the Eleftheria Indoor Hall with a capacity of 6,800 seats.

Supporters

APOEL FC fans
APOEL FC Ultras choreo

APOEL is one of the most popular teams in Cyprus. APOEL fans are right-wing in their majority but there are no strong ties between the organised fans and any political party. That wasn't always the case but during the past years they have actively avoided association with any political party. During political elections the organised fans post "My [Political] Party is APOEL" (in Greek) on banners outside the fan club, stickers etc.

Main supporter groups include PAN.SY.FI (Greek: ΠΑΝ.ΣΥ.ΦΙ) and Pirates. PAN.SY.FI was founded in 1979 [6] and has branches in all major cities in Cyprus and also in other countries. The PAN.SY.FI (and most ultras) wear orange jackets (or T-shirts). The first game they sported the orange jackets was during the first round game of the 1992-93 championship against AEL Limassol in Makario Stadium.[6]

The club record for ticket sales in a single season is 116,015 (13 matches, home league games only) during the 2006-07 season.[7] The average league game attendance (home) for the last 5 seasons is 8,218.[8] The number of season tickets for the 2007-08 season was 5,442.[9]

APOEL holds the record of the highest home attendance for Cyprus First Division in the game against Omonia with 23,043 tickets for 2002–03 season. The match was held at GSP Stadium on December 7, 2002.

The club holds also the record of the highest attendance for European Competition game with 21,657 tickets in the match against Chelsea FC for the 2009-10 Champions League group stage. The match was held on September 30, 2009 at GSP Stadium of Nicosia. The supporters of the club achieved a sold out in just few days and it is estimated that the game attended over 22,000 fans.

On December 8, 2009 the APOEL fans created another important record. More than 6,000 fans of the team travelled to London at Stamford Bridge for the last match of the 2009-10 Champions League group D against Chelsea FC. This is the biggest number of fans of any Cypriot team that had ever travelled away from Cyprus.

Current squad

Last Update: September 10, 2009[10]

No. Position Player
1 Cyprus GK Michalis Morfis
3 Portugal DF Paulo Jorge
4 Cyprus MF Andreas Charalambous
5 Republic of Macedonia DF Boban Grnčarov
6 Cyprus MF Demetris Kyriakou
7 Greece DF Savvas Poursaitidis
8 Poland FW Adrian Sikora
9 Cyprus FW Andreas Papathanasiou
10 Cyprus MF Constantinos Charalambides
11 Poland MF Kamil Kosowski
14 Netherlands DF Joost Broerse
15 Cyprus DF Marios Antoniades
17 Cyprus MF Marinos Satsias (captain)
18 Cyprus MF Achilleas Vasiliou
19 Cyprus DF Marios Elia
20 Brazil MF Jean Paulista
No. Position Player
21 Poland FW Marcin Żewłakow
22 Greece GK Dionisis Chiotis
23 Portugal MF Helio Pinto
24 Greece DF Christos Kontis
26 Portugal MF Nuno Morais
29 Cyprus MF Nektarios Alexandrou
30 Serbia FW Nenad Mirosavljević
32 Albania DF Altin Haxhi
33 Cyprus MF Chrysis Michael
37 Slovakia FW Mário Breška
60 Cyprus GK Kyriacos Ioannou
71 Cyprus MF Marios Theodorou
77 Cyprus MF Athos Solomou
88 Cyprus GK Tasos Kissas
TBA Cyprus GK Sofronis Avgousti

For recent transfers, see List of Cypriot football transfers summer 2009.

Club officials

Board of directors

  • President: Fivos Erotokritou
  • Vice-President: Giorgos Georgiou
  • Director of Internal Organisation of Company: Alkis Filippou
  • Director of Football: Theodoros Kyriakides
  • Legal Director: Antis Polydorou
  • Planning Director: Vassos Iliadis
  • Planning Director: Theodoros Kyriakides
  • Director of Fighting of Violence: Michalakis Rafael
  • Safety Director: Stelios Zambas
  • Marketing Director: Telis Ioannidis
  • Marketing Director: Aliki Iliadou
  • Communication Director: Panikos Hadjiliasis[11]
  • Director: Antonis Demetriou

Coaching staff

Medical staff

  • Club Doctor: Dr. Costas Schizas Cyprus
  • First Team Physiotherapist: Antonis Kentelis Cyprus
  • Assistant First Team Physiotherapist: Dimitri Stoyanov Bulgaria
  • Team Nutritionist: Nicoletta Michaelidou Cyprus

Sponsorship

  • Official Shirt Sponsor - MTN [12]
  • Official Back Shirt Sponsor - Abacus
  • Official Short Sponsor - GCC
  • Official Sport Clothing Manufacturer - Puma
  • Official Athletism Sponsor - Jeep
  • Official Stadium Sponsor - Alfa Capital Holdings
  • Official Communication Sponsor - LTV
  • Official Sport Drink - Isostar

Other sponsors

Notable former players

See also category: APOEL FC players

Cyprus
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Brazil
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Czech Republic
England
England (cont.)
France
Greece
Hungary
Macedonia
Morocco
Netherlands
Nigeria
Northern Ireland
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Togo

Managerial history

See also category: APOEL FC managers

Last Update: May 9, 2008 [14]

  • 1931-1933 Antone Jean
  • 1933-1951 Hungary József Künsztler
  • 1951-1952 Cyprus Pambos Avraamides
  • 1952-1953 HungaryAustria Béla Guttmann
  • 1953-1954 Cyprus Pambos Avraamidis
  • 1954-1955 Schwartz
  • 1955-1956 Hanz
  • 1956-1958 Cyprus Kostas Talianos
  • 1958-1959 Cyprus Takis Tsigkis
  • 1959-1961 Vaggelis Houmis
  • 1961-1962 Cyprus Andreas Lazarides
  • 1962-1963 England Jesse Carver
  • 1963-1964 England Neil Franklin
  • 1964-1965 Cyprus Kostas Talianos
  • 1965-1966 Hungary Gyula Zsengellér
  • 1966-1967 Hungary Lajos Szendrödi
  • 1967-1967 Cyprus Likourgos Arhontidis
  • 1967-1969 Cyprus Pambos Avraamides
  • 1969-1970 England Jesse Carver
  • 1970-1971 Cyprus Andreas Lazarides

Presidential history

APOEL has had numerous presidents over the course of their history. Since the establishment of APOEL Football Ltd., the presidents of the board of directors of the company (chairmen) have assumed all presidential duties for the football club. Here are complete lists of both:[15]

Presidents:

  • 1926-1958 – Georgios Poulias
  • 1958-1967 – Efthyvolos Anthoullis
  • 1967-1968 – Mihalakis Triantafyllidis
  • 1968-1969 – Takis Skarparis
  • 1969-1971 – Constantinos Loukos
  • 1971-1974 – Mihalakis Zivanaris
  • 1974-1975 – Kikis Lazaridis
  • 1975-1983 – Iakovos Filippou
  • 1983-1988 – Mihalakis Zivanaris
  • 1988-1991 – Andreas Papaellinas
  • 1991-1992 – Kykkos Fotiades
  • 1992-1994 – Mike Ioannides
  • 1994-1996 – Christos Triantafyllidis
  • 1996-1999 – Ouranios Ioannidis
  • 1999-2000 – Dinos Palmas
  • 2002-2004 – Dinos Fysentzidis
  • 2004-2007 – Yiannos Ioannou
  • 2007-2008 – Costas Schizas
  • 2008-2009 – Christodoulos Ellinas
  • 2009-present – Prodromos Petridis

Chairmen:

  • 1997-1998 – Mike Ioannides
  • 1998-2000 – Christos Triantafyllidis
  • 2000-2001 – Harris Papanastasiou
  • 2001-2006 – Prodromos Petridis
  • 2006-2008 – Kyriakos Zivanaris
  • 2008-present – Fivos Erotokritou

Achievements

Football

1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1965, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2007[16], 2009[17]
1937, 1941, 1947, 1951, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2006, 2008
1963, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009

Basketball

1976, 1979, 1981, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2009
1973, 1979, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2003
  • Cyprus Supercups: 9 (Record)
1972, 1976, 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002

Volleyball

1972, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985
  • Cypriot Cups: 5
1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985

Records

  • Most consecutive League games unbeaten: 34 - From September 18, 1946 to November 23, 1949
  • Most consecutive League games won: 16 - From December 21, 2008 to April 11, 2009
  • Most League points in a season:
3 for win: 82, 2008-09 (Full season) - 69, 2008-09 (regular season)
2 for win: 51, 1976-77
  • Record League home attendance: 23,043 vs Cyprus Omonia (December 7, 2002)

European competitions record

Last Update: December 10, 2009[21]

Competition Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
UEFA Champion's League 34 9 7 18 37 55
UEFA Cup 44 15 12 17 64 67
UEFA Cup Winner's Cup 30 6 6 18 27 78
TOTAL 108 30 25 53 128 200

#Q = #preliminary, #PO = #play-offs, #G = #Group stage, #R = #round, 1/8 = quarter finals

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1963-64 Cup Winners' Cup Q Norway S.K. Gjøvik-Lyn 6-0 1-0 7-0 Symbol keep vote.svg
1R Portugal Sporting Portugal 0-2 1-16 1-18 Symbol delete vote.svg
1965-66 European Cup Q Germany SV Werder Bremen 0-5 0-5 0-10 Symbol delete vote.svg
1968-69 Cup Winners' Cup 1R Scotland Dunfermline Athletic FC 0-2 1-10 1-12 Symbol delete vote.svg
1969-70 Cup Winners' Cup 1R Belgium SK Lierse 0-1 1-10 1-11 Symbol delete vote.svg
1973-74 European Cup 1R Soviet Union FC Zorya Luhansk 0-1 0-2 0-3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1976-77 Cup Winners' Cup 1R Greece Iraklis FC 2-0 0-0 2-0 Symbol keep vote.svg
2R Italy SSC Napoli 1-1 0-2 1-3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1977-78 UEFA Cup 1R Italy Torino Calcio 1-1 0-3 1-4 Symbol delete vote.svg
1978-79 Cup Winners' Cup 1R Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 0-2 0-1 0-3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1979-80 Cup Winners' Cup Q Denmark Boldklubben 1903 0-1 0-6 0-7 Symbol delete vote.svg
1980-81 European Cup 1R East Germany BFC Dynamo Berlin 2-1 0-3 2-4 Symbol delete vote.svg
1981-82 UEFA Cup 1R Romania FC Argeş Piteşti 1-1 0-4 1-5 Symbol delete vote.svg
1984-85 Cup Winners' Cup 1R Switzerland Servette FC 0-3 1-3 1-6 Symbol delete vote.svg
1985-86 UEFA Cup 1R Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia 2-2 2-4(aet) 4-6 Symbol delete vote.svg
1986-87 European Cup 1R Finland HJK Helsinki 1-0 2-3 3-3(a) Symbol keep vote.svg
2R Turkey Besiktas JK Withdrew (Political reasons) Symbol delete vote.svg
1988-89 UEFA Cup 1R Yugoslavia Velez Mostar 2-5 0-1 2-6 Symbol delete vote.svg
1990-91 European Cup 1R Germany FC Bayern München 2-3 0-4 2-7 Symbol delete vote.svg
1992-93 Champions League 1R Greece AEK Athens 2-2 1-1 3-3(a) Symbol delete vote.svg
1993-94 Cup Winners' Cup Q Northern Ireland Bangor FC 2-1 1-1 3-2 Symbol keep vote.svg
1R France Paris Saint-Germain 0-1 0-2 0-3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1995-96 Cup Winners' Cup Q Azerbaijan PFC Neftchi 3-0 0-0 3-0 Symbol keep vote.svg
1R Spain Deportivo de La Coruña 0-0 0-8 0-8 Symbol delete vote.svg
1996-97 UEFA Cup 1Q Faroe Islands B71 Sandur 4-2 5-1 9-3 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Greece Iraklis F.C. 2-1 1-0 3-1 Symbol keep vote.svg
1R Spain RCD Español 2-2 0-1 2-3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1997-98 Cup Winners' Cup Q Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn 6-0 1-1 7-1 Symbol keep vote.svg
1R Austria SK Sturm Graz 0-1 0-3 0-4 Symbol delete vote.svg
1999-00 UEFA Cup Q Bulgaria Levski Sofia 0-0 0-2 0-2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2000-01 UEFA Cup Q Albania KS Tomori Berat 2-0 3-2 5-2 Symbol keep vote.svg
1R Belgium Club Brugge 0-1 0-2 0-3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2002-03 Champions League 1Q Estonia FC Flora Tallinn 1-0 0-0 1-0 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Slovenia NK Maribor 4-2 1-2 5-4 Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Greece AEK Athens 2-3 0-1 2-4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2002-03 UEFA Cup 1R Austria Grazer AK 2-0 1-1 3-1 Symbol keep vote.svg
2R Germany Hertha BSC Berlin 0-1 0-4 0-5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2003-04 UEFA Cup Q Republic of Ireland Derry City FC 2-1 3-0 5-1 Symbol keep vote.svg
1R Spain RCD Mallorca 1-2 2-4 3-6 Symbol delete vote.svg
2004-05 Champions League 2Q Czech Republic Sparta Prague 2-2 1-2 3-4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2005-06 UEFA Cup 1Q Malta Birkirkara FC 4-0 2-0 6-0 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv FC 1-0 2-2(aet) 3-2 Symbol keep vote.svg
1R Germany Hertha BSC Berlin 0-1 1-3 1-4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2006-07 UEFA Cup 1Q San Marino SS Murata 3-1 4-0 7-1 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Turkey Trabzonspor 1-1 0-1 1-2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2007-08 Champions League 1Q Belarus FC BATE 2-0 0-3(aet) 2-3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2008-09 UEFA Cup 1Q Republic of Macedonia FK Pelister 1-0 0-0 1-0 Symbol keep vote.svg
2Q Serbia Red Star Belgrade 2-2 3-3(aet) 5-5(a) Symbol keep vote.svg
1R Germany FC Schalke 04 1-4 1-1 2-5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2009-10 Champions League 2Q Faroe Islands EB/Streymur 3-0 2-0 5-0 Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Serbia FK Partizan 2-0 0-1 2-1 Symbol keep vote.svg
PO Denmark FC Copenhagen 3-1 0-1 3-2 Symbol keep vote.svg
G Spain Atlético Madrid 1-1 0-0 N/A Symbol delete vote.svg
G England Chelsea FC 0-1 2-2 N/A
G Portugal FC Porto 0-1 1-2 N/A

APOEL F.C. as a company

The football department of APOEL is legally owned by APOEL Football Ltd (Greek: ΑΠΟΕΛ Ποδόσφαιρο Λτδ.), a public limited company,[22] since 1996. The company owns all the rights for the football department under an agreement with the APOEL sports club. The company pays the club CY£100,000 annually for the privilege.[5] The agreement between the company and the club is renewed every five years. The company, besides the football club, also maintains a team boutique (Orange Shop), the APOELFC (Greek: ΑΠΟΕΛFC) magazine and the apoelfc.com.cy website among others.

References

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  6. ^ a b "ΠΑΝ.ΣΥ.ΦΙ" (in Greek). APOEL FC. http://www.apoelfc.com.cy/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1438&tt=graphic&lang=l1. Retrieved 2008-05-23.  
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