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APOEL Futsal

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Nickname(s)  Τhrylos (The Legend)
Chairman  Christoforos Potamitis
Founded  July 2012
Ground Capacity  3,000
League  Cypriot First Division
Ground  Lefkotheo
APOEL Futsal httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaencc2APO
Full name  Athletikos Podosferikos Omilos Ellinon Lefkosias
Manager  Chrysostomos Chrysostomou

APOEL Futsal is a professional futsal team based in the city of Nicosia, Cyprus and it is a part of the APOEL multi-sport club. APOEL is one of the most successful futsal clubs in Cyprus with an overall tally of 3 Championships, 3 Cups and 1 Super Cup.

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History

APOEL's futsal team was formed in 2012 as APOEL City Futsal F.S.C., after APOEL board came to an agreement with City Futsal F.S.C. to take their place in the Cypriot First Division for the 2012–13 season. The team had a successful first season, finishing fourth in the league and reaching the semi-finals of the cup. One year after its establishment, the club was renamed to APOEL.

In the 2013–14 season, the team achieved their first domestic double, winning both the season's Cypriot First Division and the Cypriot Cup, their first two major trophies after only two years of existence as a futsal club. The next season (2014–15), APOEL became double winners for second year in a row, after winning again the Cypriot First Division and the Cypriot Cup. During the 2015–16 season, APOEL achieved a historical domestic treble by winning all the Cypriot competitions trophies, the league, the cup and the super cup.

European campaigns

After winning the double in the 2013–14 season, APOEL qualified for the first time for the European competitions, participating in the 2014–15 UEFA Futsal Cup. They entered the preliminary round of the competition and they hosted all the Group D matches in Nicosia's Tasos Papadopoulos - Eleftheria Indoor Hall. APOEL managed to qualify for the main round by winning all their matches, beating FC Anzhi Tallin 5–3, KF Flamurtari Vlorë 9–1 and NAFI Stuttgart 10–1. APOEL were eventually eliminated at the main round of the UEFA Futsal Cup, finishing in the third place of Group 6 with 4 points, after losing 1–5 against Slov-Matic Bratislava, beating MVFC Berettjóújfalu 3–2 and drawing 3–3 with Vegakameratene.

In the 2016–17 season, APOEL participated for the third consecutive time in the UEFA Futsal Cup. They entered the preliminary round of the competition and they managed to qualify for the main round by winning AFM Maniacs 9–7, JB Gentofte 4–3 and drawing 7–7 with the hosts ASUE Yerevan. APOEL were eventually eliminated at the main round of the UEFA Futsal Cup, finishing in the third place of Group 6 with 4 points, after drawing 3–3 with City'US Târgu Mureș, losing 0–7 against Era-Pack Chrudim and beating 6–5 ŠK Pinerola Bratislava.

Current Squad

Last Update: 1 January 2017

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

League and Cup history

R16 = Last 16, QF = Quarter-finals, SF = Semi-finals, RU = Runners-up, W = Winners .

Last update: 6 January 2017

A. ^ Competed as APOEL City Futsal F.S.C. B. ^ APOEL achieved their first domestic double. C. ^ APOEL's debut in the European competitions. D. ^ APOEL achieved their first domestic treble.

Honours

  • Cypriot Championship
  • Winners (3): 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Cypriot Cup
  • Winners (3): 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Cypriot Super Cup
  • Winners (1): 2015

    European competitions record

    Last update: 14 October 2016

    Matches

    P = Preliminary round, M = Main round, E = Elite round, FF = Final Four, F = Final

    References

    APOEL Futsal Wikipedia


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