|Full name||APOP Kinyras Peyias|
Αθλητικός Ποδοσφαιρικός Ομιλος Πέγειας Κινύρας
|Ground|| Peyia Municipal Stadium, |
|League||Cypriot Fourth Division|
APOP Kinyras Peyias (Greek : Α.Π.Ο.Π – Αθλητικός Ποδοσφαιρικός Ομιλος Πέγειας Κινύρας, Athlitikos Podosfairikos Omilos Pegeias Kinyras, "Athletic Football Club Peyia Kinyras") was a Cypriot football club from the village of Peyia of Paphos District. The club formed in 2003 following the merger of lower division outfits APOP Peyias FC and Kinyras Empas FC. The club's name APOP means Athlitikos Podosferikos Omilos Pegeias (Athletic Football Club Peyia) and Kinyras' name coming from the mythical king Kinyras who was the founder of Paphos. In the summer of 2012, after a large bankruptcy the club was dissolved.
Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece, Cyprus and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning more than 3000 years of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary, were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Armenian, Coptic, Gothic, and many other writing systems.
Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece.
Pafos District is one of the six districts of Cyprus and it is situated in the western part of Cyprus. Its main town and capital is Pafos. The entire district is controlled by the internationally recognized government of Cyprus. There are four municipalities in Paphos District: Paphos, Yeroskipou, Peyia, and Polis Chrysochous.
In May 2009, APOP Kinyras caused a major stir by winning the Cypriot Cup final, upsetting overwhelming favourites AC Omonia, APOEL FC and AEL Limassol, becoming the first club from Paphos to win a major trophy. In July 2009, APOP Kinyras become the first team from the Paphos region to play in a UEFA competition, visiting Rapid Wien in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.
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The club's started their history in the 3rd division on the 2003/04 season where they promoted to Second Division as Champions.The following season they won the second division championship and they were promoted as Second Division Champions to the Cypriot First Division for the first time in their history. However, the team finished 12th in the 2005–06 season and they were relegated back to the second division . In 2007 the team won the Second Division championship and they were promoted to First Division for the second time. They finished 8th in the 2007–08 first division championship and in the 2008–09 season finished seventh.
The Cypriot First Division is the top tier football league competition in Cyprus, run by the Cyprus Football Association. Since February 2016, it is sponsored by Cyta and thus officially known as Cyta Championship. The league is contested by 14 teams and runs from August to May, with the three lowest-placed teams relegated to the Cypriot Second Division and replaced by the top three teams in that division. At the seasons 2018-19 and 2019-2020 the league will be contested by 12 teams and will also be run from August to May, with the two lowest-placed teams relegated to the Cypriot Second Division and replaced by the top two teams in that division.
Few gave APOP Kinyras any chance of clinching silverware that season, although under coach Giorgos Polyviou, manage to create quite a stir when they upset overwhelming favourites and win the Cypriot Cup final against AEL Limassol. After the success, the team became the first club from Paphos to win a major trophy since the foundation of the Cyprus Football Association in 1934. After overcoming AC Omonia in quarterfinals and APOEL FC in semifinals, the Paphos side withstood some intense AEL pressure before scoring two late goals through Angelos Efthymiou and Fangio Buyse to seal a remarkable triumph in Nicosia's GSP Stadium.
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In their first European game APOP Kinyras played in Vienna on July 30, 2009; losing against Rapid Wien 2–1 in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. In the second leg, Rapid needed Trimmel's exta-time goal (2–2) to eliminate the Paphos side, which impressed at the match sending it to overtime, coming from 0–1 down to 2–1 lead with two goals from Edgar Marcelino and Sebastián González.
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In 2011, after 4 consecutive seasons in the first division, a record for the club, they were relegated back to the Cypriot Second Division.
In 2012, in after a lot of scandals the club was relegated by CFA and UEFA from the Second to Fourth Division. The same year, after a large bankruptcy the club was dissolved.
The club's colours were yellow and blue.
The club's home was Peyia Municipal Stadium which has capacity of 3,828 spectators. In 2005/06, when the team participated in the First Division, they were not allowed to use Pegeia Stadium, for the reason that the stadium does not satisfy the criteria of First Division and the team used for home the Pafiako Stadium. In 2007 expansions have been made in Pegeia stadium and APOP/Kinyras was allowed to use the Peyia Municipal Stadium.
Peyia Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Peyia, Cyprus. It is currently used mostly for football matches and was the home ground of APOP Kinyras Peyias FC. Since 2014 the stadium is the home ground of Peyia 2014. The stadium holds 3,828 people and the municipality of Peyia expects to extend the gradines so the capacity will reach the 7.500 people.
For a complete list of APOP Kinyras Peyias players, see APOP Kinyras Peyias players
|2009–10||UEFA Europa League||3rd Qualifying||Rapid Wien||2–2 (aet)||1–2||3–4|
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The 2000–01 Cypriot First Division was the 62nd season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Omonia won their 18th title.
The 1999–2000 Cypriot First Division was the 61st season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Anorthosis won their 11th title.
The 1980–81 Cypriot First Division was the 42nd season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Omonia won their 10th title.
The 1981–82 Cypriot First Division was the 43rd season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Omonia won their 11th title.
The 1982–83 Cypriot First Division was the 44th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Omonia won their 12th title.
The 1985–86 Cypriot First Division was the 47th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. APOEL won their 13th title.
The 1991–92 Cypriot First Division was the 53rd season of the Cypriot top-level football league. APOEL won their 15th title.
The 1993–94 Cypriot First Division was the 55th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Apollon Limassol won their 2nd title.
The 1996–97 Cypriot First Division was the 58th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Anorthosis won their 8th title.
The 1997–98 Cypriot First Division was the 59th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Anorthosis won their 9th title.
The 1998–99 Cypriot First Division was the 60th season of the Cypriot top-level football league. Anorthosis won their 10th title.
The 2008–09 Cypriot Cup was the 67th edition of the Cypriot Cup. A total of 28 clubs entered the competition. It began on 23 September 2008 with the first round and concluded on 10 May 2009 with the final which was held at GSP Stadium. APOP Kinyras won their 1st Cypriot Cup trophy after beating AEL 2–0 in the final.