UA-52481335-2 Apollon - Football-Cyprus


Full Name: Apollon Limassol FC
Nicknames: Kianolefki (Blue-whites), O Fygas (The fugitive)
Founded: 1954
Stadium: Tsirion Stadium (13331)
Manager: Sofronis Avgousti
Chairman: Nicos Kirzis
2017-18: 2nd

Titles: 3 (Last 2005-06)
Cup: 9 (Last 2016-17)
Cypriot Super cup: 3 (Last 2017)

European Cup: 1 time (Best 2nd Round 1991-92 – Lost to Red Star Belgrade)
Cup Winners Cup: 6 times (Best 2nd Round 1998-99 – Lost to Panionios)
UEFA Cup: 6 times (Best 2nd Round 1994-95 – lost to Inter Milan)
Europa League: 6 times (Best Group Stage 2013-14 – Finished 3rd in group)
Champions League: 1 time (Best 1st qualifying round 2006-07 – Lost to Cork City)

Apollon was very strong last season and they were unlucky not to win the title. For this season they have kept the core group of players but they lack a bit of depth. They lost Alef and they will miss him for sure. Still they have a good head coach and the players love to play his style of football. They are motivated and if they can keep their defense injury-free, then they can challenge for the title.

Players in: MF Kevin Bru (Ipswich), FW David Faupala (Zorya Luhansk), MF Facundo Pereyra (Gimnasia La Plata), DF Dylan Ouedraogo (Monaco II), MF Mustapha Carayol (Ipswich), MF Richard Soumah (Maccabi Petah Tikva), MF Chambos Kyriakou (loan return Estoril), DF Leonidas Kyriakou (loan return THOI Lakatamia), FW Petros Psychas (loan return Alki Oroklini).

Players out: DF Andreas Karo (on loan FC Pafos), MF Nicolas Martinez (loan return Olympiakos), MF Alex da Silva (AEL Limassol), MF Constantinos Makrides (retired), MF Allan (loan return Liverpool), MF Miguel Bedoya (retired), MF Alastair Reynolds (released), DF Jander (FC Pafos), MF Matija Spoljaric (on loan Alki), DF Angelis Charalambous (EN Paralimni), FW Ioannis Chadjivasilis (Doxa), DF Constantinos Aristotelous (Omonoia Aradippou), FW Ioannis Pittas (on loan EN Paralimni), FW Theodoros Iosifides (CD Mostoles), MF Marios Andreou (released), MF Evdoras Silvestrou (Aris Limassol), MF Michalis Genethliou (on loan Karmiotissa), DF Olymbios Antoniades (Aris Limassol), DF Andrei Pitijan (Astra Giurgiu), GK Ellinas Sofroniou (AEZ), MF Antonio Jakolis (loan return Steaua Bukuresti), MF Alef (Braga), MF Luca Polizzi (on loan FC Pafos), MF Lisandro Semedo (Fortuna Sittard).

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