UA-52481335-2 Anorthosis - Football-Cyprus


Full Name: Anorthosis Famagusta FC
Nicknames: The Great Lady, The Blue white
Founded: 1911
Stadium: Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium 10230
Manager: Jurgen Streppel
Chairman: Andreas Panteli
2017-18: 3rd

Titles: 13 (Last 2008)
Cup: 10 (Last 2007)
Cypriot Super cup: 7 (Last 2007)

European Cup: 1 time (Best  qualifying round 1963- 64 – Lost to Partizan)
Cup Winners Cup: 3 times (Best 1st qualifying Round 1975-76 – Lost to Ararat Yerevan)
UEFA Cup: 5 times (Best 2nd qualifying Round 1994-95 – lost to Athletic Bilbao)
Europa League: 2 times (Best 3rd qualifying round 2012-13 – Lost to Dila Gori)
Champions League: 3 times (Best Group stages 2008-09 – Finished 4th)

Anorthosis did really hard work last season when they managed to make it into Europe with their 3rd place. Everything seemed to be in order when the season started but somehow they got knocked out from the 1st qualifying round already to Albanian team Laci. They have kept the core group of players and if Duris can have the same season as last year, then Anorthosis might be high again. Most likely not in the Top-3 though.

Players in: GK Mario Felgueiras (Pacos Ferrereira), MF Nikos Englezou (AEK Larnaca), FW Nika Kacharava (Rostov), DF Vincent Bessat (Caen), FW Beka Mikdeltadze (Rustavi), FW Michal Duris (Orenburg), FW Ricardo Laborde (Krasnodar), MF Neofytos Kyriakou (Doxa), GK Ivan Vargic (Lazio), DF Constantinos Sotiriou (Olympiakos Nicosia), MF Gojko Kacar (Augsburg), GK David Stemmer (Wals-Grunau)

Players out: GK Ariel Harush (Hapoel Be´ er Sheva), MF Carlitos (Wisla Plock), FW Andre Alves (Mezokovesdi), MF Miguel Palanca (Goa), FW Demba Camara (Troyes), MF Araz Abdullayev (Gabala), MF Nikolas Mattheou (Loan return PAOK), MF Vladimir Gadzhev (Released), GK Giorgos Papadopoulos (Nea Salamina), DF Pavlos Correa (Aris Limassol), DF Foivos Christodolou (Omonoia)

Prediction 6th.