APOEL's colours are blue and yellow. Blue symbolizes Greece and yellow symbolizes Byzantium. The logo is a blue and yellow shield with the name of the club written diagonally in blue. After the club won their 20th championship (2008–09 season), two stars were added above the logo to symbolize the 20 championship titles (one star for every ten championships won). Other than that, the badge has remained the same since the establishment of the club.
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• Heaviest away defeat 16-1: Sporting Clube de Portugal v APOEL13/11/63, European Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg
• Heaviest away defeat4-0: AFC Ajax v APOEL FC10/12/14, group stage
During 2009–10 season APOEL sold in total 244,977 tickets for its home matches in all competitions (Championship, Cup, Champions League), which is the biggest number of tickets sold by a Cypriot club in a single season.
After a journey to the football club in Alexandria, Egypt in 1927 the General Assembly of 1928 decided the players showed that they were not just good footballers but also excellent track and field athletes. Hence it was decided to create a track and field team in addition to the football team. The name APOEL was adopted to reflect this, with the 'A' standing for 'Athletic'. Soon after a volleyball team and a table tennis team were established.
1: Both matches played in Portugal. 2: Both matches played in Germany. 3: Both matches played in Belgium. 4: APOEL reinstated in the Europa League by random draw after Fenerbahçe's exclusion from the UEFA competitions due to match-fixing.
APOEL began their 2013–14 European campaign in the third qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League against Slovenian side NK Maribor. In the first leg, the two teams drew 1–1 at GSP Stadium, but in the second leg at Slovenia, APOEL only managed a goalless draw and eliminated by NK Maribor on away goals rule after a 1–1 aggregate score.
• Heaviest home defeat2-5: APOEL v FK Velež05/10/88, first round second leg1-4: APOEL v FC Schalke 0416/09/08, first round first leg0-3: APOEL v FC Schalke 0417/09/15, group stage0-3: APOEL v Eintracht Frankfurt03/10/13, group stage
For recent transfers, see List of Cypriot football transfers summer 2016.
List of former players with national team appearances or having won multiple titles with the club:
• Biggest away win 1-5: B71 Sandur v APOEL17/07/96, UEFA Cup preliminary round first leg0-4: SS Murata v APOEL27/07/06, UEFA Cup first qualifying round second leg
UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup• Biggest home win4-0: APOEL v Birkirkara FC28/07/05, first qualifying round second leg
• Heaviest away defeat4-0 twice, most recently v Hertha BSC Berlin07/11/02, second round second leg
APOEL FC is part of the APOEL multi-sport club, which was founded in 1926 and maintains departments for several sports including football, basketball, volleyball, futsal, table tennis, bowling, cycling, archery, swimming and water polo. APOEL is one of the founding members of the Cyprus Football Association and also an ordinary member of the European Club Association, an organization that replaced the previous G-14 which consists of major football clubs in Europe.
RecordsUEFA club competition • Biggest home win 6-0: twice, most recently v HB Tórshavn28/08/97, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round second leg
Other triumphs followed in the early 1970s. In 1973 the domestic double was achieved with coach Panos Markovic. The following year APOEL became the only Cypriot team to avoid relegation from the pan-Hellenic Greek Championship. That was also the last season that the Cypriot champion played in the Greek Football League the following year due to the volatile situation in Cyprus during 1974.
Loan deals expire at the end of 2016–17 season
UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)• Biggest home win2-1: twice, most recently v FC Porto01/11/11, group stage1-0: APOEL v Olympique Lyonnais07/03/12, round of 16 second leg
• Biggest away win1-5: B71 Sandur v APOEL (see above)0-4: SS Murata v APOEL (see above)
APOEL began their 2015–16 European campaign in the second qualifying round of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League, eliminating FK Vardar on away goals rule after a 0–0 draw at home and a 1–1 away draw. In the third qualifying round they eliminated Danish champions FC Midtjylland again on away goals rule after a 2–1 away win and a 0–1 home defeat. APOEL were eliminated by Kazakh champions FC Astana in the play-off round, losing 0–1 at Kazakhstan and drawing 1–1 at Nicosia.
Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)League title: 24 (2015)Cypriot Cup: 21 (2015)
APOEL FC (Greek: ΑΠΟΕΛ; short for Αθλητικός Ποδοσφαιρικός Όμιλος Ελλήνων Λευκωσίας, Athletikos Podosferikos Omilos Ellinon Lefkosias, "Athletic Football Club of Greeks of Nicosia") is a professional football club based in Nicosia, Cyprus. APOEL is the most popular football team in Cyprus and they are the most successful with an overall tally of 25 championships, 21 cups and 13 super cups.
The 1990s were a successful decade for APOEL with 3 championships (1990, 1992, 1996), 5 cups (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999) and 4 super cups (1992, 1993, 1996, 1999). The most successful season in the 1990s was 1995–96 in which APOEL achieved a celebratory double while remaining undefeated in the league. The basketball team won a double on the same season, making this the ideal season for a 70th anniversary celebration.
Before moving to GSP Stadium, APOEL used as home grounds the Makario Stadium (from 1978 until 1999) and the old GSP Stadium (prior to 1978).
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ΑΠΟΕΛ 2-0 Δόξα Κατωκοπιάς 02/10/2016 - Κυριακή 20:00 Match review
APOEL holds the record of the highest home attendance for Cyprus First Division in the game against Omonia with 23,043 tickets for 2002–03 season. The match was held at GSP Stadium on 7 December 2002 and ended in a goalless draw.
ΑΕΖ Ζακακίου VS ΑΠΟΕΛ Παφιακό Στάδιο 15/10/2016 - Σάββατο 18:00
• Heaviest home defeat 0-5: APOEL v Werder Bremen (match played in Hamburg)06/10/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round first leg
APOEL's U19 team participated for the first time in the UEFA Youth League group stage during 2014–15 season, drawn in Group F alongside Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax. APOEL managed to collect only one point after drawing 0–0 with Ajax at home and lost their other five Group F matches. They lost twice to Barcelona (2–3 at home, 0–3 away), lost twice to Paris Saint-Germain (0–3 at home, 0–6 away) and also lost to Ajax 1–4 away, finishing fourth in their group.
Three years after their surprising run to the quarter-finals of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League, APOEL qualified again for the UEFA Champions League group stages, for the third time in their history. They eliminated HJK Helsinki in the third qualifying round by drawing 2–2 at Finland and winning 2–0 at home and trashed Aalborg BK in the play-off round by drawing 1–1 at Denmark and winning 4–0 at home. APOEL were drawn in Group F alongside Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax.
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Three-time European champions United must negotiate a competitive group if they are to win one of the few titles that has eluded them.
The club holds also the record of the highest attendance of a Cypriot team for a European Competition game with 22,701 tickets in the match against Olympique Lyonnais for the return leg of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League last 16. The match which was held on 7 March 2012 at GSP Stadium of Nicosia ended with a 1–0 win for APOEL after extra time and 4–3 win on penalties.
APOEL has had numerous presidents over the course of their history. Since the establishment of APOEL Football Ltd, the presidents of the board of directors of the company (chairmen) have assumed all presidential duties for the football club. Here are complete lists of both:
APOEL were also in last season’s Europa League group stage, winning one and losing five of their six matches.
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