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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: 24/07/2014 10:54 CET
HJKAPOEL
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Helsinki Football Stadium, Helsinki (FIN)
07/24/2014 16:27:53
APOELHJK
Referee: TBD – Stadium: GSP Stadium, Nicosia (CYP)
07/25/2014 13:17:29
23 August 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOELAnorthosis
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
07/15/2014 13:52:11
30 August 2014 - Cypriot First Division
AEK LarnacaAPOEL
Referee: TBD – Larnaca
07/15/2014 13:51:38
13 September 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOELErmis
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
07/15/2014 13:51:07
20 September 2014 - Cypriot First Division
Ayia NapaAPOEL
Referee: TBD – Ayia Napa
07/15/2014 13:51:01
27 September 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOELAEL
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
07/15/2014 13:51:07
4 October 2014 - Cypriot First Division
Othellos AthienouAPOEL
Referee: TBD
07/15/2014 13:51:07
25 October 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOELNea Salamis
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
07/15/2014 13:51:07
1 November 2014 - Cypriot First Division
Ethnikos AchnasAPOEL
Referee: TBD – Achna
07/15/2014 13:50:38
8 November 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOELDoxa
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
07/15/2014 13:50:31
22 November 2014 - Cypriot First Division
ApollonAPOEL
Referee: TBD – Limassol
07/15/2014 13:52:18
29 November 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOELOmonia
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
07/15/2014 13:52:11
6 December 2014 - Cypriot First Division
AnorthosisAPOEL
Referee: TBD – Larnaca
07/15/2014 13:52:22
13 December 2014 - Cypriot First Division
APOELAEK Larnaca
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
07/15/2014 13:52:14
20 December 2014 - Cypriot First Division
ErmisAPOEL
Referee: TBD – Larnaca
07/15/2014 14:38:26
3 January 2015 - Cypriot First Division
APOELAyia Napa
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
07/15/2014 14:38:27
10 January 2015 - Cypriot First Division
AELAPOEL
Referee: TBD – Limassol
07/15/2014 14:38:26
17 January 2015 - Cypriot First Division
APOELOthellos Athienou
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
07/15/2014 14:38:27
24 January 2015 - Cypriot First Division
Nea SalamisAPOEL
Referee: TBD – Larnaca
07/15/2014 14:38:27
31 January 2015 - Cypriot First Division
APOELEthnikos Achnas
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
07/15/2014 14:38:27
7 February 2015 - Cypriot First Division
DoxaAPOEL
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
07/15/2014 14:38:26
14 February 2015 - Cypriot First Division
APOELApollon
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
07/15/2014 14:38:27
21 February 2015 - Cypriot First Division
OmoniaAPOEL
Referee: TBD – Nicosia
07/15/2014 14:38:27

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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