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: Ronny Levy
Chairman: Andreas Panteli
2016-17: 6th

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 had a poor last season but they did manage to save it by making it into the top-6 and into the semifinals of the Cypriot Cup. They had changed most of their players prior to last season and it took them a long time to make it work. Now they have done a bit similar but the manager is still the same and they did keep a couple of key players. It seems like all the Top-5 teams have gotten stronger so it will be very difficult for Anorthosis to break into that group and get into Europe.

Players in: DF Ivan Bandalovski (Vereya), DF Panayiotis Artymatas (West Bromwich Albion), FW Demba Camara (Paris), MF Nikolas Mattheou (on loan from PAOK), MF Miguel Palanca (Korona Kielce), GK Ariel Harush (Hapoel Tel Aviv), DF Gordon Schildenfeld (Dinamo Zagreb), DF Douglao (Free), MF Daniel Pranjic (Koper), MF Vladimir Gadzhev (Coventry City)

Players out: DF Gabriel (released), MF Pele (released), MF Filipe Oliveira (released), FW Airam (Extremadura), DF Inigo Calderon (Chennaiyin FC ), MF Alberto (FC Cartagena), DF Dimitris Giannoulis (loan return to PAOK), DF Guilherme Santos (Fortaleza), GK Jan Koprivec (Pafos), GK Dimitris Katsimitros (released)

There is a clear difference between them and the teams below them so they are comfortable top table team.

Prediction 6th.