482 (2.65 per match)
The 1996–97 Cypriot Third Division was the 26th season of the Cypriot third-level football league. Rotsidis Mammari won their 1st title.
1996–97 Cypriot Third Division Wikipedia
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.
Teams received three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss.
Teams promoted to 1996–97 Cypriot Second DivisionErmis Aradippou
Teams relegated from 1995–96 Cypriot Second DivisionEthnikos Latsion FC
Teams promoted from 1995–96 Cypriot Fourth DivisionIraklis Gerolakkou
Teams relegated to 1996–97 Cypriot Fourth DivisionDigenis Oroklinis
Digenis Akritas Ipsona
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.