Cypriot First Division
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2020-2021
Location
Cyprus
Abbreviation
CYP1

Summary

The Cypriot First Division (CYP1) is the top football league in the Cyprus football system. At completion of the 2020-2021 regular season, the top 6 teams participate in the CYP1 Championship Round. Championship Round results determine how the teams qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 1st place 2020-2021 CYP1 team
  • 2021-2022 UEFA Europa Conference League - 2nd Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd place 2020-2021 CYP1 team
    • 3rd place 2020-2021 CYP1 team

The winner of the 2020-2021 Cypriot Coca-Cola Cup, typically a CYP1 team, also receives a berth in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the 2021-2022 UEFA Europa Conference League.

Due to COVID-19, no CYP1 teams were relegated after the 2019-2020 season, and two CYP2 teams were promoted to CYP1 for the 2020-2021 season.

Leagues Pyramid - Cyprus

Abbrev League # of Teams
CYP1 Cypriot First Division 14
CYP2 Cypriot Second Division 16
CYP3 Cypriot Third Division 16
CYP4 STOK Elite Division 14

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Regular
21 Aug 2020 - 12 Feb 2021
Champ/Releg Rounds
7 Mar 2021 - 22 May 2021
 14: CYP1 (12), CYP2 (2)

Season Format

The CYP1 season consists of 2 stages. In the first stage, each CYP1 team plays the other 13 CYP1 teams in Home-Away matches for a total of 26 league matches per team. The second stage consists of the Championship Round and the Relegation Round. The teams ranked 1-6 play in the Championship Round, while teams ranked 7-12 play in the Relegation Round. In both the Championship and Relegation Rounds, each team plays Home-Away matches against the other 5 CYP1 teams (10 matches) for a total of 32 league matches. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) head-to-head points, (2) head-to-head goal difference, (3) head-to-head goals scored, (4) head-to-head away goals scored (2 teams only), (5) goal difference, (6) goals scored, then (7) a playoff (only if deciding champion or berth in UEFA competitions).

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2020-2021 CYP1 Regular season, the 13th and 14th place teams are immediately relegated to the CYP2. At the end of the 2020-2021 CYP1 Relegation Round, the 11th and 12th place teams are immediately relegated to the CYP2, and the 1st and 2nd place CYP2 teams will be promoted to the 2021-2022 CYP1.


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1st Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Apollon Limassol 1912 -4-340-41162595 -2-2171688107 -2-12325817
2AEL Limassol 1812 -2-438-33171698 -1-0252461894 -1-413911-2
3AC Omonia Nicosia 1910 -7-237-31121996 -3-02113310104 -4-2161899
4Anorthosis Famagusta 1911 -3-536-30191197 -1-1221679104 -2-41414122
5AEK Larnaca FC 199 -3-730-26188106 -1-319158793 -2-41111101
6Doxa Katokopia FC 196 -7-625-2123-294 -3-21513103102 -4-410813-5
7Paphos FC 196 -6-724-2217595 -3-11817611101 -3-66511-6
8Nea Salamis Famagusta FC 197 -3-924-2127-6104 -2-4141416-293 -1-510711-4
9Olympiakos Nicosia FC 187 -3-824-1628-1293 -2-411811-394 -1-413817-9
10APOEL FC 185 -5-820-1619-3103 -3-4121011-182 -2-4868-2
11Ermis Aradippou 193 -8-817-1026-1690 -5-45414-10103 -3-412612-6
12Karmiotissa Pano Polemidia 193 -7-916-1931-12102 -4-410712-591 -3-561219-7
13Enosis Neon Paralimni 183 -6-915-1631-1591 -4-47715-892 -2-58916-7
14Ethnikos Achna FC 192 -6-1112-1331-18102 -1-77717-1090 -5-45614-8
Championship Round
Relegation Round
Relegation to CYP2

Fixtures

Fri - 15 Jan 2021
 Ermis Aradippou   Karmiotissa Pano PolemidiaDimotiko Stadio Aradippou
Sat - 16 Jan 2021
 Anorthosis Famagusta   Nea Salamis Famagusta FCStadio Antonis Papadopoulos
Sun - 17 Jan 2021
 Paphos FC   APOEL FCStelios Kyriakides Stadium
Mon - 18 Jan 2021
 Doxa Katokopia FC   AEK Larnaca FCMarkario Stadium
Wed - 20 Jan 2021
Fri - 22 Jan 2021
 Karmiotissa Pano Polemidia   Paphos FCDimotiko Stadio Pano Polemidias
 APOEL FC   Anorthosis FamagustaNeo GSP Stadium
 AEL Limassol   Doxa Katokopia FCTsirion Stadium
 AEK Larnaca FC   Ermis AradippouAEK Arena - George Karapatakis
Mon - 25 Jan 2021
 Ethnikos Achna FC   Nea Salamis Famagusta FCEthnikos Achnas Stadium
 Apollon Limassol   APOEL FCTsirion Stadium
 Anorthosis Famagusta   Karmiotissa Pano PolemidiaStadio Antonis Papadopoulos
 Paphos FC   AEK Larnaca FCStelios Kyriakides Stadium

Results

Wed - 13 Jan 2021
 APOEL FC 11 AEK Larnaca FCNeo GSP Stadium
Mon - 11 Jan 2021
 Nea Salamis Famagusta FC 20 Paphos FCAmmochostos Stadium
Sun - 10 Jan 2021
 AEK Larnaca FC 12 Enosis Neon ParalimniAEK Arena - George Karapatakis
 Karmiotissa Pano Polemidia 11 Doxa Katokopia FCStelios Kyriakides Stadium
Sat - 9 Jan 2021
 APOEL FC 30 Ermis AradippouNeo GSP Stadium
 Ethnikos Achna FC 14 Apollon LimassolEthnikos Achnas Stadium
 AEL Limassol 11 AC Omonia NicosiaTsirion Stadium
Thu - 7 Jan 2021
 Paphos FC 50 Olympiakos Nicosia FCStelios Kyriakides Stadium
Wed - 6 Jan 2021
 AEL Limassol 31 AEK Larnaca FCTsirion Stadium
 Anorthosis Famagusta 10 Ethnikos Achna FCStadio Antonis Papadopoulos
Tue - 5 Jan 2021
 Doxa Katokopia FC 21 APOEL FCMarkario Stadium
Sun - 3 Jan 2021
 AEK Larnaca FC 03 AC Omonia NicosiaAEK Arena - George Karapatakis
 Ethnikos Achna FC 21 Paphos FCEthnikos Achnas Stadium
Sat - 2 Jan 2021
 APOEL FC 02 Enosis Neon ParalimniNeo GSP Stadium