UA-52481335-2 AEL - Football-Cyprus


Full Name: Αθλητική Ένωση Λεμεσού, Athlitiki Enosi Lemesou
Founded: 1930
Stadium: Tsirion Stadium (13331)
Manager: Bruno Baltazar
Chairman: Andreas Sofocleous
2016-17: 3rd

Titles: 6 (Last 2011-12)
Cup: 6 (Last 1988-89)
Cypriot Super cup: 4 (Last 2015)

European Cup: 1 time (Best 1st Round 1968-69 – Lost to Real Madrid)
Cup Winners Cup: 3 times (Best 1st Round 1989-90 – Lost to Admira Wacker)
UEFA Cup: 1 time (Best qualifying Round 2003-04 – lost to Ferencvaros)
Europa League: 3 times (Best Group Stage 2012-13 – Finished 4th in group)
Champions League: 2 times (Best playoff round 2012-13 – Lost to Anderlecht)

AEL had a decent last season where they managed to make it into Europe. They also had a decent European campaign only to be knocked out narrowly by Austria Vienna. They manager is the same and the team is mainly the same with a few good additions. It will be difficult to do better than last season as both Omonia and Anorthosis look to be stronger than last season. They are a good side though and can take points from the Top-3.

Players in: GK Vozinha (Gil Vicente), DF Andre Teixeira (Leixoes), MF Leandro Silva (Porto B), MF Andreas Avraam (AEL Larissa), MF Fidelis Irhene (Porto B), FW Tiago Leonco (Vendsyssel), MF Aldair (Olhanense), DF Christos Wheeler (Apollon), MF Dani Benitez (Racing Ferrol), MF Arthur (Gil Vicente), MF Davor Zdravkovski (Makedonija)

Players out: GK Rafael Romo (APOEL), MF Lucas Souza (APOEL), Aly Savana (Released), MF Andreas Neofytou (on loan to Karmiotissa), DF Nurio Fortuna (loan return to Braga B), GK Andreas Kittos (Ayia Napa), DF Sotiris Vasiliou (on loan to Karmiotissa), DF Konstantinos Kyriakou (on loan to Ethnikos Assia), MF Stylianos Panteli (on loan to Olympiakos Nicosia), MF Piti (Lamia), MF Giorgos Georgiadis (released), MF Alain Eizmendi (Racing de Ferrol)

They are unlikely to improve

Prediction 5th.