AC Omonia

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Omonia
AC Omonia logo.svg
Full nameΑθλητικός Σύλλογος Ομόνοια Λευκωσίας
Nickname(s)The Queen
Founded4 June 1948;73 years ago (1948-06-04)
Ground GSP Stadium
Capacity22,859
OwnerStavros Papastavrou
ChairmanMarios Argyrides
Manager Henning Berg
League First Division
2019–20 First Division, 1st
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Athletic Club Omonoia Nicosia (Greek : Αθλητικός Σύλλογος Oμόνοιας Λευκωσίας, ΑΣΟΛ; Athlitikos Sillogos Omonoias Lefkosias, ASOL; Omonia is Greek for "amity") is a Cypriot professional football club based in Nicosia. The club was established on 4 June 1948. The football team of AC Omonia joined the Cyprus Football Association in 1953. On 14 June 2018 the football team of AC Omonoia became a professional for-profit football company. [1]

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Omonoia is the most popular and the most historically successful football clubs in Cyprus, having won 21 national championships, 14 cups and 16 super cups. [2] Omonia holds an outstanding record of 14 championships in two decades (between 1970–1989), a record of being either champion or runner-up 14 times in a row in the championship (between 1973-1986), and the record of having won the Cypriot Cup four times in a row (between 1980 and 1983).

The AC Omonia also operates basketball, [3] volleyball, [4] cycling [5] and futsal. The latter one is being particularly successful, having won the league and cup in three consecutive years since 2011. [6]

History

Creation and early years (1948–1953)

On 23 May 1948, the governing board of APOEL football club sent a telegram to the Hellenic Association of Amateur Athletics (Greek: Σ.Ε.Γ.Α.Σ.), with the opportunity of the annual Panhellenic Track and Field Competition. In its telegram, the board stated its wish for what it described as the "communist mutiny" to be ended. Club players considering this action as a specifically political comment on the Greek Civil War distanced themselves from the board and were duly expelled from APOEL. [7] On 4 June 1948, Dr. Mattheos Papapetrou organized a meeting in Nicosia that led to the creation of Omonia. Many players expelled from APOEL were present at the meeting and joined the new club. Along with other left-wing teams such as Nea Salamina, Alki Larnaca and Orfeas Nicosia, Omonia helped create in December 1948 the Cyprus Amateur Football Federation. Omonia took part in the CAFF league until 1953, having won four out of five played championships and five out of five played cups. Omonia was then accepted by the Cyprus Football Association to participate in the Cypriot First Division

Beginnings in the Cypriot First Division (1953–1969)

After joining the Cypriot First Division in 1953, Omonia only placed seventh out of nine teams in the 1953–54 season, barely avoiding relegation. During that decade, the club's best placing came during the 1956–57 season when the club finished in the third position.

The team would make its closest push for the title during the 1959–60 season after finishing second, one point behind Anorthosis Famagusta. [8] The following year, after seven seasons in the First Division, the club would win its first title in 1960–61 season. [8] Omonia, in that season, would score 91 goals in 24 matches on their way to their first ever Cyprus First Division title. Omonia won their second title during the 1965–66 season.

Golden era (1970s–1980s)

Sotiris Kaiafas is not only considered one of Omonia's all-time greatest, but the best footballer in the history of Cypriot football. Sotiris Kaiafas.jpg
Sotiris Kaiafas is not only considered one of Omonia's all-time greatest, but the best footballer in the history of Cypriot football.

Omonia won its first trophies of the decade in 1972, when the club won both the league and the cup. Led by a young Sotiris Kaiafas, Omonia won seven league titles in the 1970s, six of them were consecutive (1974–1979). [8] At the end of the decade, Omonia had a total of nine championship titles and three cups. At the end of the 1979 season, Omonia trailed its arch-rival APOEL by two championships. In 1976, Sotiris Kaiafas would go on and win the European Golden Shoe for his single-season 39-goal performance. [9] In 2003, he was awarded the UEFA Jubilee Awards for the Best Cypriot Footballer of the 20th century.

The 1980s was a successful decade for the club as it won an additional seven Cypriot League Championship titles including another five consecutive in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, and in 1987 and in 1989. [8] As the 1980s came to an end, Omonia had won 14 Cypriot championship titles, becoming the most successful team on the island at the time. [8]

General decline (1990s)

The 1990s would prove to be less successful than the previous two decades. During this time, Omonia only mustered one Cypriot League title during the 1992–93 season. It would be eight years before Omonia would see its next title. In 1997, Omonia signed the German Rainer Rauffmann, who would later become the second top goalscorer ever for the club. With the help of other Omonia great and then captain, Costas Malekkos, and a young Costas Kaiafas (the son of Sotiris Kaiafas), Rauffmann would become top scorer of the Cypriot First Division in 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00 and 2000–01 seasons and led Omonia to two titles. [10]

Revival (2000s)

After a disappointing eight seasons, the 2000s decade began with a trophy. Omonia celebrated its 18th Cypriot league championship title in 2001. Now captained by Costas Kaiafas, Omonia would win its 19th Cypriot League Championship again in 2003. Since 2003, however, the team would stumble and be without a title for the next several years. After numerous seasons of poor signings and underachieving, Omonia's reigns would be taken over by new chairman and team president, Miltiadis Neophytou in 2008.

Michalis Konstantinou, mostly credited for helping the team reach its 20th championship title. M.Konstantinou (Omonia Nicosia).JPG
Michalis Konstantinou, mostly credited for helping the team reach its 20th championship title.

The team would soon be put back on track starting in 2006, beginning with the signing of Cyprus international goalkeeper Antonis Georgallides. Omonia would continue its star-studded signings by acquiring Cypriot stars that had been playing abroad, such as Elias Charalambous and Stathis Aloneftis. Omonia would then make headlines with the shocking signing of all-time leading scorer for Cyprus, Michalis Konstantinou. In 2009, Omonia would also sign another Cypriot star, Konstantinos Makrides. En route, Omonia would also acquire young Cypriot hopefuls, 21-year-old Dimitris Christofi and 20-year-old Georgios Efrem. Efrem, who had been playing on the youth team of Arsenal and later Scottish side Rangers, would be the final piece to the puzzle needed to win its 20th Cypriot league championship. After putting the proper pieces in place, Omonia did just that. During the 2009–10 season, led by the new captain, Elias Charalambous, Omonia would not lose a single derby, including play-offs matches against either, APOEL, Anorthosis Famagusta nor Apollon.

Head coach Takis Lemonis left the club after disappointing results and Dušan Bajević became the new coach in October 2010, [12] but was fired in April 2011. [13] He was replaced by Neophytos Larkou. Omonia would not be able to repeat as Champion during the 2010–11 regular season, and instead had to settle with finishing second, [14] despite the addition of yet another young Cypriot rising star, Andreas Avraam. The club, however, was to end on a positive note: under interim coach Neophytos Larkou, Omonia defeated Apollon Limassol in the Cyprus Cup final to win their 13th cup title. [15]

Omonia spent a difficult year but won their 14th cup starring André Alves, who scored the winning goal against AEL Limassol. [16] Under the guidance of newly-appointed director of football Nickolas Danskalou, Omonia finished second in the Championship and third after the playoff rounds, all but assuring they would qualify for the second round of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League. [17]

Financial crisis (2012–2018)

Head coach Neophytos Larkou left the club in September 2012 [18] and Toni Savevski was then appointed as coach. The team began the season with a great win but found its second success after several games. A disappointing first round proved enough to exclude the club from contesting for the championship or the cup. The team managed better results in the second round, finishing the season in third place. [19] Thousands of fans answered the president's call to donate as much as they could and the financial issues of the club improved. Omonia's final match ended in a 3–1 victory over AEK Larnaca. Omonia was knocked out in the semi-finals of the cup by AEL Limassol.

In 2013, Omonia began the new season with Savevski as manager, but he was sacked halfway beside positive results. Miguel Ángel Lotina was hired as the replacer [20] but was sacked just 37 days later. [21] Kostas Kaiafas, ex-player was then appointed as the new coach. [22] The club's financial difficulties returned despite the massive fundraiser organized the previous season. Omonia ended fifth in the league, [23] finishing its worst season in 56 years since 1957–58. [8]

In August 2014, Omonia was knocked out of the Europa League playoff stages by Dynamo Moscow. The club issued a complaint to UEFA regarding the refereeing of the match by Alexandru Tudor. [24] In early September, the club stopped supplying the fans' group Gate-9 with tickets resulting in the group's abstention from matches. [25] Two weeks later, after a meeting between the president and the coach, it was decided that tickets were to be supplied again to Gate-9. [26] Omonia finished fourth in the league. The team was eliminated from the Cypriot Cup semi-finals by APOEL. [27]

The team ended the 2015–16 campaign in 4th place. [28] During this season it reached the final of the Cypriot Cup but lost to Apollon Limassol. [29] The 2016–17 season saw the club finish 5th. This meant that for the 1st time in 15 years the club would not be able to play in European qualification matches. [30] Following a general assembly at the end of the season Antonis Tzionis was elected as the new club president. [31] While the 2017–18 campaign began with high expectations Omonia ended the season in 6th place. The season was the worst in the club's history in terms of defeats and goals conceded. [32] Despite this the club sold a total of 95,222 tickets during the season, more than any other team in the league. [33]

Papastavrou era (2018–present)

The decline of the club's football department and the financial difficulties it faced convinced many that a change in the way the club was being run was needed. In May 2018 a general assembly was called and members voted to hand the football department over to Stavros Papastavrou, an American-based Cypriot businessman. [34] Papastavrou plans to invest 5 million euros into the club over the next few years and will invest more over the 20-year period that he will be in charge. [35] He has stated that he will provide funds for the development of the club's academies and training grounds and that the potential creation of a new stadium will be considered. [36]

The club finished the 2018–19 campaign in 6th place and was knocked out of the Cypriot Cup by Apollon Limassol in the second round. Manager Yannis Anastasiou was replaced by Henning Berg in June 2019. [37] The 2019–20 Cypriot season was abandoned in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of its abandonment Omonoia was tied with Anorthosis Famagusta on points, but was ranked first due to a better head to head record and thus qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League season. [38] The club would go on to win their 21st league title the following season to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the second successive season. [39]

Name

"Omonia" is the Greek word for "amity", showing the contrast of the club for discord and disruption. [40]

Colours and badge

Omonia's club colours are green, white and red. Their current alternate kit is red. This is because of the Club's close association with AKEL, the popular left-wing party of the island. Omonia's badge has a green shamrock in a white circle. Green colour symbolises hope and white colour 'happiness' [41] [40]

Stadium

Omonia's current stadium, New GSP Stadium GSP Stadium in Nicosia (Omonoia - Manchester City).jpg
Omonia's current stadium, New GSP Stadium

Since 23 October 1999, Omonia has been using the 22,859-seat New GSP Stadium, the largest stadium in Cyprus. They share the stadium with local rival APOEL. Omonia played in the Makario Stadium from 1978 until 1999 and in Old GSP Stadium from 1953 to 1978. When the club was first created, it used the Goal Stadium (1948–1953).

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors

Period Kit manufacturerShirt partner
1992–1994 Umbro Lois
1994–1998 Diadora KEO
1998–1999 Kappa
1999–2001 Umbro
2001–2004
2004–2007 Lotto LOEL juices
2007–2008miVision
2008–2010Ocean Tankers
2010–2012 Adidas CYTAmobile-Vodafone
2012–2016 Nike
2016–2017 Puma Gree
2017–2018DIMCO
2018–2019 Fonbet
2019– Macron

Supporters

Supporters Omonia Nicosia Awaymatch vs. Red Bull Salzburg.jpg

Omonia supporters are known for their left-leaning, socialist character, expressing Cypriotism with over 80% stating in a survey that they associate themselves with the Progressive Party of Working People. However, its followers recognize their nation which is Greek. They love Cyprus and the Cypriots but they consider that they are Greeks of Cyprus and they are proud of it. In addition, they believe that the Greeks who live in Greece are their brothers and that they are the same since they all have the same mentality, religion and language. [42] Omonia is also traditionally regarded as the club of Cyprus's working-class. [43] Many of Omonia's supporters can be seen waving banners bearing Che Guevara's image. [43] Gate-9, the team's ultras group, was established in 1992. [44] The group occupies the North stand at the GSP stadium during home games. [43] Gate 9 has established relations with other left wing supporters such as those of Hapoel Tel Aviv and Standard Liège. [45]

Omonia holds the record for the most league tickets sold by a Cypriot team in a single season (162,061 during the 2009–10 campaign). The club also holds the Cypriot record for the highest average attendance in a season (11,003 during the 2003–04 campaign). [46]

Financial crisis and 2013 Pan-Cypriot fundraiser

By the end of February 2013, Omonia was struggling to meet the UEFA criteria due to the economic crisis that had engulfed the club. The club's president then decided to start a fundraiser and called for the supporters of the club to donate as much as they could. Hundreds of events were organised island wide with the motto; "ΕΙΜΑΙ ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ ΔΗΛΩΝΩ ΠΑΡΩΝ" meaning, "I'M WITH OMONIA, I DECLARE MYSELF PRESENT. " [47] Current and former players contributed by signing autographs and selling club merchandise. Although the situation at the beginning was described as grim, money poured in from all over the island and from abroad including England and the United States. In about a month-and-a-half, €3.5 million was collected from the club's supporters.[ citation needed ]

Honours

Winners (21): 1960–61, 1965–66, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1992–93, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2009–10, 2020–21
Winners (14): 1964–65, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1987–88, 1990–91, 1993–94, 1999–2000, 2004–05, 2010–11, 2011–12
Winners (16) (record): 1966, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012
Winners (4) (record): 1948–49, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1951–52
Winners (5) (record): 1948–49, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1952–53

Omonia in European competitions

UEFA Club ranking

RankCountryTeamPoints
205 Flag of Denmark.svg Lyngby BK 5.575
206 Flag of Cyprus.svg Omonoia FC5.550
207 Flag of Cyprus.svg Anorthosis Famagusta FC 5.550
208 Flag of Cyprus.svg AEL Limassol FC 5.550
209 Flag of Latvia.svg Riga FC 5.500
210 Flag of Luxembourg.svg FC Progrès Niederkorn 5.500
211 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg FC Vaduz 5.500

Last update: 15 May 2020
Source: uefa.com

CompetitionPlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals Against
UEFA Champions League 481562761106
UEFA Europa League 7230182411488
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 12219723
Total132472560182217

European Cup / UEFA Champions League

European Cup / UEFA Champions League
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2021–22 Second Qualifying Round Flag of Croatia.svg Dinamo Zagreb or Flag of Iceland.svg Valur

UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League

UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League
SeasonRoundRivalHomeAwayAgg.
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Players

Current squad

As of 04 June 2021 [48]

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Cyprus.svg  CYP Constantinos Panagi
2 DF Flag of Cyprus.svg  CYP Paris Psaltis
4 MF Flag of Nigeria.svg  NGA Shehu Abdullahi
5 DF Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Kiko
6 DF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Hector Yuste
11 MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Éric Bauthéac
13 MF Flag of Cyprus.svg  CYP Fotios Papoulis
15 DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Tomáš Hubočan
16 MF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Jordi Gómez (captain)
17 DF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Jan Lecjaks
18 FW Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Michal Ďuriš
21 MF Flag of Cyprus.svg  CYP Marinos Tzionis
22 DF Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Ádám Lang
No.Pos.NationPlayer
30 DF Flag of Cyprus.svg  CYP Nikolas Panayiotou
31 MF Flag of Cyprus.svg  CYP Ioannis Kousoulos (vice captain)
40 GK Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Fabiano
44 FW Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Marko Šćepović
74 GK Flag of Poland.svg  POL Kacper Chorazka
75 MF Flag of Cyprus.svg  CYP Loizos Loizou
76 MF Flag of Cyprus.svg  CYP Charalambos Charalambous
78 MF Flag of Cyprus.svg  CYP Konstantinos Venizelou
79 MF Flag of Cyprus.svg  CYP Andreas Savva
80 FW Flag of Cyprus.svg  CYP Andronikos Kakoullis
88 FW Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Ernest Asante
98 GK Flag of Cyprus.svg  CYP Charalambos Kyriakides

Out on loan

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer

Former players

For details of former players, see Category:AC Omonia players

Retired number

12 The club supporters (the 12th man)

Staff

Management

Directors
Sports Director Flag of Cyprus.svg Neophytos Larkou
Academies Director Flag of Greece.svg Vasilis Mittas

Source: omonoiafc.com.cy

Technical staff

Coaching staff
Head coach Flag of Norway.svg Henning Berg
Assistant coach Flag of Poland.svg Kaz Sokołowski
Head of performance Flag of Cyprus.svg Efthymios Kyprianou
Physical fitness coach Flag of Cyprus.svg Giannis Georgallis
Goalkeeping coach Flag of Cyprus.svg Andreas Lougrides
Sports Scientist Flag of Cyprus.svg Christos Emmanouil
Performance Analyst Flag of Cyprus.svg Kyriakos Panagiotou
Head of Scouting Flag of Cyprus.svg Simos Tarapoulouzis
Scouter Flag of Cyprus.svg Flag of Germany.svg Rainer Rauffmann

Source: omonoiafc.com.cy

Medical staff

Medical staff
Doctor Flag of Cyprus.svg Giannakis Vasiliou
Research Associate Flag of Cyprus.svg Dr George Panagiotou
Chiropractor Flag of Cyprus.svg Giorgos Oxinos
Physiotherapists Flag of Cyprus.svg Constandinos Kapparis
Flag of Cyprus.svg Nikolas Ch
Masseur Flag of Cyprus.svg Stelios Petrou
Flag of Cyprus.svg Nicolai Temelkov
Caregiver Flag of Cyprus.svg Michalis Pitsilidis
Flag of Cyprus.svg Giorgos Karagiannis

Source: omonoia.com.cy

Management

AC Omonoia

PositionName
President Flag of Cyprus.svg Marios Argyrides
Vice President A' Flag of Cyprus.svg Matheos Papapetrou
Vice President B' Flag of Cyprus.svg Antonis Zymaras
General Secretary Flag of Cyprus.svg Pavlos Nicolaides
General Secretary B' Flag of Cyprus.svg Kiki Hadjisergi
Head of Finance Flag of Cyprus.svg Sokratis Efstratiou
Member Flag of Cyprus.svg Gianna Argyrou
Flag of Cyprus.svg Costas Vasileiou
Flag of Cyprus.svg Emilios Ioannou
Flag of Cyprus.svg Christodoulos Kountouris
Flag of Cyprus.svg Koullis Poyiadjis
Flag of Cyprus.svg Polys Poumpouris
Flag of Cyprus.svg Nikolas Philotheou
Flag of Cyprus.svg Koullis Hadjigavriel
Flag of Cyprus.svg Christos Lambrou
Source:

Omonoia FC

PositionName
President Flag of Cyprus.svg Stavros Papastavrou
Vice President Flag of Cyprus.svg Demetris Grigori
Member Flag of Cyprus.svg Marios Argyrides
Flag of Cyprus.svg Nikolas Georgiades
Flag of Cyprus.svg Loris Kyriakou
Flag of Cyprus.svg Neophytos Larkou
Flag of Cyprus.svg Demetris Nikolaou
Flag of Cyprus.svg Michalis Papapetrou
Flag of Cyprus.svg Nikos Charalampides

Managerial history

Source: trifylli.net

Presidential history

Here is the list of the previous presidents of Omonia: [49]

NameFromToHonours
Takis Nikolaidis194819744 Cypriot Championship, 3 Cypriot Cup, 1 Cypriot Super Cup, 4 CAFF Championship, 5 CAFF Cup
Kostas Limpouris197419816 Cypriot Championship, 2 Cypriot Cup, 2 Cypriot Super Cup
Kostakis Konstantinides198119896 Cypriot Championship, 3 Cypriot Cup, 5 Cypriot Super Cup
Panikos Neophytou198919961 Cypriot Championship, 2 Cypriot Cup, 3 Cypriot Super Cup
Lakis Polykarpou199620001 Cypriot Cup
Doros Seraphim200020082 Cypriot Championship, 1 Cypriot Cup, 3 Cypriot Super Cup
Miltiades Neophytou200820121 Cypriot Championship, 2 Cypriot Cup, 1 Cypriot Super Cup
Stelios Milonas201220141 Cypriot Super Cup
Doros Seraphim20142016
Antonis Tzionis20162018
Loris Kyriakou20182020
Marios Argyrides2020Present1 Cypriot Championship

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Cypriot Cup Football tournament

The Cypriot Cup is the main cup competition in Cypriot football, run by the Cyprus Football Association (CFA). It began in 1934, the same season with the Cypriot Championship. It is the second most important competition for Cypriot club teams after Cypriot Championship. Only the Cypriot First Division and the second division teams are participating in the competition.

APOEL Nicosia

APOEL is a major multi-sport club based in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Apollon Limassol FC Cypriot sports club

Apollon Limassol is a Cypriot sports club, based in Limassol. It has football, basketball and volleyball teams. Founded in 1954, Apollon FC currently plays in the Cypriot First Division and has won the championship title three times, the cup nine times and the Super Cup three times. Apollon is considered as one of the most successful clubs in the island and participated four times in the UEFA Europa League Group Stages.

Alki Larnaca FC Football club

Alki Larnaca was a Cypriot football club based in the town of Larnaca. The club was founded in 1948 and the club's colours were blue and red. They reached the Cypriot Cup final on five occasions without a win.

Efstathios "Stathis" Aloneftis is a Cypriot international footballer. He is a winger who tends to play on the left wing, highly regarded for his speed and technique.

Kostas Kaiafas Cypriot footballer

Kostas Kaiafas is Cypriot former football player and manager.

The 2008–09 Cypriot First Division was the seventy season of top-tier football on Cyprus. It started on 30 August 2008 and ended on 10 May 2009. The defending champions were Anorthosis.

Nea Salamis Famagusta FC Football club

Nea Salamis Famagusta FC or Nea Salamina Famagusta FC is a professional football club based in Ammochostos, Cyprus. It has been a refugee club since the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, when Turkey occupied the northern part of the island. The club is temporarily based in Larnaca.

The 2013–14 season is Omonia's 59th season in the Cypriot First Division and 65th year in existence as a football club.

The 2013–14 Cypriot First Division was the 75th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. It began on 31 August 2013 and ended on 31 May 2014. APOEL were the defending champions.

Gate-9

Gate-9 is a Cypriot fans' group that supports the football team People's Athletic Club Omonia 1948 and other sport departments in AC Omonia.

APOEL Futsal Football club

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.

Marios Demetriou is a Cypriot professional football player.

Constantinos Panagi is a Cypriot professional footballer, who plays for Omonia, as a goalkeeper

The 2014–15 season is Omonia's 60th season in the Cypriot First Division and 66th year in existence as a football club.

The 2015–16 Cypriot First Division was the 77th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. It began on 22 August 2015 and ended on 15 May 2016. APOEL were the defending champions.

Andreas Christodoulou is a Cypriot professional football goalkeeper who plays for Cypriot First Division club Ethnikos Achna.

Omonia Futsal is a professional futsal team based in the city of Nicosia, Cyprus and it is a part of the Omonia multi-sport club. Omonia is one of the most successful futsal clubs in Cyprus with an overall tally of 4 Championships and 5 Cups.

The 2017–18 Cypriot First Division was the 79th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. The season began on 19 August 2017 and is ended on 13 May 2018.

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