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APOEL FC

APOEL FC
APOEL celebrate a goal against Madrid in the 2012 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals ©AFP/Getty Images

APOEL FC

Formed: 1926
Nickname: Thrylos (Legend)

UEFA club competition honours
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 22 (2013)
• Cypriot Cup: 19 (2008)

History
• The club was founded at a confectionery shop in November 1926, born out of a desire to create a side representing Nicosia's Greek-Cypriot population. Initially named POEL, they added an A two years later with the creation of a track and field athletics division.

• Within a decade they were Cypriot champions, announcing themselves with a title in the second edition of the top flight, then underlining their early dominance with a further four in a row. APOEL collected another four championships in eight seasons after the Second World War.

• The emergence of AEL Limassol FC, Anorthosis Famagusta FC and especially AC Omonia ended APOEL's hegemony. The Thrylos added only three more titles over the next 31 seasons and though they became the first Cypriot club to win a European tie in 1963, any kudos vanished when they lost 16-1 to Sporting Clube de Portugal next time out. That UEFA Cup Winners' Cup second round first-leg loss remains a UEFA club competition record.

• The 1990s brought a returned to prominence for APOEL, a haul of three championships and five cup successes reaching a peak in 1995/96 when they responded to Super Cup disappointment by going through the season unbeaten. The revival continued and, 25 years after losing the status to Omonia, they re-established themselves as Cyprus' most successful side in 2009.

• It would prove APOEL's annus mirabilis, as that autumn they defeated FK Partizan and FC København to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage. The foray into unknown European territory brought no repeat of 1963, either, as they twice held Club Atlético de Madrid and drew 2-2 at Chelsea FC. Two years later they booked a return, progressing through a section including FC Porto, FC Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Zenit St Petersburg to the knockout stage, where they defeated Olympique Lyonnais on penalties before losing to Real Madrid CF in the last eight.

* Last updated 24 June 2013

Last updated: 23/01/14 14.04CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/04/2014 19:36 CET
APOEL1-1Maribor
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR) – Stadium: GSP Stadium, Nicosia (CYP)
08/01/2013 01:48:12
Maribor0-0APOEL
Aggregate: 1-1 Maribor win on away goals
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR) – Stadium: Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor (SVN)
08/14/2013 06:49:31
22 August 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Play-offs
Zulte Waregem1-1APOEL
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO) – Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
08/23/2013 06:36:31
29 August 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Play-offs
APOEL1-2Zulte Waregem
Aggregate: 2-3
Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG) – Stadium: GSP Stadium, Nicosia (CYP)
08/30/2013 07:25:13
2 September 2013 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL3-0Paralimni
Referee: not available – Nicosia
02/20/2014 09:14:15
14 September 2013 - Cypriot First Division
AEL2-1APOEL
Referee: not available – Limassol
09/14/2013 22:28:39
19 September 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group F)
M. Tel-Aviv0-0APOEL
Referee: Carlos Gómez (ESP) – Stadium: Bloomfield, Tel Aviv (ISR)
09/25/2013 15:03:59
23 September 2013 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL1-1AEK Larnaca
Referee: not available – Nicosia
02/20/2014 09:14:25
28 September 2013 - Cypriot First Division
Nea Salamis0-1APOEL
Referee: not available – Larnaca
09/28/2013 21:48:38
APOEL0-3Eintracht Frankfurt
Referee: Alexandru Dan Tudor (ROU) – Stadium: GSP Stadium, Nicosia (CYP)
10/08/2013 13:12:55
7 October 2013 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL1-0Aris Limassol
Referee: not available – Nicosia
02/20/2014 09:14:25
19 October 2013 - Cypriot First Division
Ermis2-0APOEL
Referee: not available – Larnaca
10/19/2013 21:35:01
Bordeaux2-1APOEL
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE) – Stadium: Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux (FRA)
02/03/2014 17:22:25
28 October 2013 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL1-0Anorthosis
Referee: not available – Nicosia
02/20/2014 09:14:26
2 November 2013 - Cypriot First Division
Apollon2-0APOEL
Referee: not available – Limassol
11/02/2013 17:18:40
APOEL2-1Bordeaux
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL) – Stadium: GSP Stadium, Nicosia (CYP)
02/03/2014 17:22:38
11 November 2013 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL3-0Alki
Referee: not available – Nicosia
02/20/2014 09:14:27
23 November 2013 - Cypriot First Division
Doxa1-1APOEL
Referee: not available – Nicosia
11/23/2013 19:38:57
28 November 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group F)
APOEL0-0M. Tel-Aviv
Referee: István Vad (HUN) – Stadium: GSP Stadium, Nicosia (CYP)
02/03/2014 17:22:54
2 December 2013 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL5-0AEK Kouklia
Referee: not available – Nicosia
02/20/2014 09:14:27
7 December 2013 - Cypriot First Division
Ethnikos Achnas0-2APOEL
Referee: not available – Achna
12/07/2013 20:36:40
12 December 2013 - UEFA Europa League, Group stage (Group F)
Eintracht Frankfurt2-0APOEL
Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI) – Stadium: Frankfurt Stadion, Frankfurt am Main (GER)
02/03/2014 17:23:09
16 December 2013 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL2-0Omonia
Referee: not available – Nicosia
02/20/2014 09:14:37
19 December 2013 - Cypriot Cup, First round
AS Digenis Voroklinis2-4APOEL
APOEL win after extra time
Referee: not available
02/20/2014 09:20:12
22 December 2013 - Cypriot First Division
Paralimni0-3APOEL
Referee: not available – Paralimni
12/22/2013 18:18:00
4 January 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL2-2AEL
Referee: not available – Nicosia
02/20/2014 09:14:38
8 January 2014 - Cypriot Cup, Second round
APOEL1-0AEL
Referee: not available – Nicosia
02/19/2014 15:05:44
11 January 2014 - Cypriot First Division
AEK Larnaca1-1APOEL
Referee: not available – Larnaca
01/11/2014 17:12:11
19 January 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL3-1Nea Salamis
Referee: not available – Nicosia
02/20/2014 09:14:38
22 January 2014 - Cypriot Cup, Second round
AEL0-1APOEL
Aggregate: 0-2
Referee: not available – Limassol
02/03/2014 20:05:44
25 January 2014 - Cypriot First Division
Aris Limassol1-3APOEL
Referee: not available – Limassol
01/25/2014 18:09:18
1 February 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL3-0Ermis
Referee: not available – Nicosia
02/20/2014 09:14:39
5 February 2014 - Cypriot First Division
Anorthosis1-2APOEL
Referee: not available – Larnaca
02/05/2014 21:19:54
9 February 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL2-1Apollon
Referee: not available – Nicosia
02/20/2014 09:14:39
12 February 2014 - Cypriot Cup, Quarter-finals
Alki0-0APOEL
Referee: not available – Larnaca
02/12/2014 19:57:00
15 February 2014 - Cypriot First Division
Alki1-3APOEL
Referee: not available – Larnaca
02/15/2014 18:14:34
19 February 2014 - Cypriot Cup, Quarter-finals
APOEL3-0Alki
Aggregate: 3-0
Referee: not available – Nicosia
02/19/2014 17:00:06
22 February 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL5-1Doxa
Referee: not available – Nicosia
02/22/2014 19:52:45
9 March 2014 - Cypriot First Division
AEK Kouklia1-6APOEL
Referee: not available
03/09/2014 21:43:17
15 March 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL2-0Ethnikos Achnas
Referee: not available – Nicosia
03/16/2014 09:52:20
19 March 2014 - Cypriot First Division
Omonia0-0APOEL
Referee: not available – Nicosia
03/19/2014 18:38:03
23 March 2014 - Cypriot First Division
Ermis1-2APOEL
Referee: not available – Larnaca
03/25/2014 10:42:52
29 March 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL3-0Apollon
Referee: not available – Nicosia
03/29/2014 18:57:54
2 April 2014 - Cypriot Cup, Semi-finals
APOEL4-1Doxa
Referee: not available – Nicosia
04/02/2014 20:48:36
5 April 2014 - Cypriot First Division
Omonia0-0APOEL
Referee: not available – Nicosia
04/05/2014 19:26:27
9 April 2014 - Cypriot Cup, Semi-finals
Doxa0-4APOEL
Aggregate: 1-8
Referee: not available – Nicosia
04/09/2014 16:10:54
13 April 2014 - Cypriot First Division
Anorthosis0-1APOEL
Referee: not available – Larnaca
04/13/2014 21:36:12
22 April 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOEL3-0AEL
Referee: not available
26 April 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOELErmis
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
04/07/2014 11:57:53
ApollonAPOEL
Referee: TBD – Limassol
04/07/2014 12:13:08
APOELOmonia
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
04/07/2014 12:13:24
APOELAnorthosis
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
04/07/2014 12:13:39
AELAPOEL
Referee: TBD – Limassol
04/07/2014 12:14:09
21 May 2014
APOEL
17.00
Ermis
Referee: TBD – Larnaca
04/10/2014 15:20:55

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    28/08/1997, APOEL 6-0 HB, Nicosia
    08/09/1963, APOEL 6-0 Lyn, Nicosia
  • Biggest defeat:
    13/11/1963, Sporting 16-1 APOEL, Lisbon
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  12
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  10
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  15
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 69
    Constantinos Charalambides (  CYP)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 9
    Andreas Sotiriou (  CYP)
    Aílton (  BRA)
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