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1986–87 Cypriot First Division

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Season  1986–87
European Cup  Omonia (1st round)
Start date  1986
Matches played  240
Champions  Omonia (15th title)
UEFA Cup  EPA (1st round)
Goals scored  677
1986–87 Cypriot First Division
Cup Winners' Cup  AEL (1st round; via Cypriot Cup)
Top goalscorer  Spas Dzhevizov (32 goals)
Relegated  Omonia Aradippou, Ermis Aradippou FC
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The 1986–87 Cypriot First Division was the 48th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Omonia won their 15th title.

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Format

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.

Point system

Teams received two points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss.

Changes from previous season

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.

League standings

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.

References

1986–87 Cypriot First Division Wikipedia


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