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1996–97 Cypriot Third Division

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Season  1996–97
Matches played  182
Champions  Rotsidis (1st title)
Goals scored  482 (2.65 per match)
Promoted  Rotsidis Iraklis G. ASIL
Relegated  Orfeas AEK Katholiki Tsaggaris

The 1996–97 Cypriot Third Division was the 26th season of the Cypriot third-level football league. Rotsidis Mammari won their 1st title.



Fourteen teams participated in the 1996–97 Cypriot Third 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 first three teams were promoted to the 1997–98 Cypriot Second Division and the last three teams were relegated to the 1997–98 Cypriot Fourth Division.

Point system

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

Changes from previous season

Teams promoted to 1996–97 Cypriot Second Division

  • Ermis Aradippou
  • Achyronas Liopetriou
  • AEK Kakopetrias
  • Teams relegated from 1995–96 Cypriot Second Division

  • Ethnikos Latsion FC
  • Othellos Athienou
  • Ayia Napa
  • Teams promoted from 1995–96 Cypriot Fourth Division

  • Iraklis Gerolakkou
  • ASIL Lysi
  • Kinyras Empas
  • Teams relegated to 1996–97 Cypriot Fourth Division

  • Digenis Oroklinis
  • Digenis Akritas Ipsona
  • Fotiakos Frenarou
  • League standings

    Points system: Won=3 points, Drawn=1 point, Lost=0 points

    Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal differences, 3) Goal for

    1Tsaggaris Peledriou withdrew before the start of the season; all their matches were awarded 2-0 to their opponents.


    1996–97 Cypriot Third Division Wikipedia

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