Omonia (1st round)
EPA (1st round)
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Omonia Aradippou, Ermis Aradippou FC
1985–86 Cypriot First Division
The 1986–87 Cypriot First Division was the 48th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Omonia won their 15th title.
1986–87 Cypriot First Division Wikipedia
Sixteen teams participated in the 1986–87 Cypriot First Division. All teams played against each other twice, once at their home and once away. The team with the most points at the end of the season crowned champions. The last two teams were relegated to the 1987–88 Cypriot Second Division.
The champions ensured their participation in the 1987–88 European Cup and the runners-up in the 1987–88 UEFA Cup.
Teams received two points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss.
No team was relegated from the previous season. The first two teams of the 1985–86 Cypriot Second Division, Ethnikos Achna and Omonia Aradippou were promoted and added to the First Division.
Points system: Won=2 points, Drawn=1 point, Lost=0 points
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal differences, 3) Goal for
1In 1986 APOEL was drawn against Besiktas J.K. for the second round of the 1986-87 European Cup. This was the first time that a Cypriot team faced a Turkish team in a European football competition (see Cyprus dispute). The Cypriot government prohibited APOEL from playing against the Turkish team, so APOEL was punished with one year disqualification from any UEFA competition. So, the third team of the table, EPA, took APOEL place in 1987-88 UEFA Cup.