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 - 22 Feb 2021
Champ/Releg Rounds
26 Feb 2021 - 7 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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2nd Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
Championship
1AC Omonia Nicosia 3523 -9-378-5416381712 -5-041245191811 -4-337301119
2Apollon Limassol 3521 -10-473-6729381811 -5-2383114171710 -5-235361521
3AEL Limassol 3521 -5-968-5732251814 -1-343401426177 -4-6251718-1
4Anorthosis Famagusta 3516 -9-1057-443591710 -3-43324168186 -6-62420191
5AEK Larnaca FC 3514 -5-1647-424021810 -2-63225169174 -3-10151724-7
6Olympiakos Nicosia FC 3513 -5-1744-3650-14176 -2-9201621-5187 -3-8242029-9
Relegation
1Paphos FC 3413 -9-1248-4333101710 -4-334341816173 -5-914915-6
2APOEL FC 3513 -8-1447-37370188 -4-62821165175 -4-8191621-5
3Doxa Katokopia FC 3510 -12-1342-3438-4187 -7-42822166173 -5-9141222-10
4Ethnikos Achna FC 3511 -8-1641-3652-16175 -3-9181525-10186 -5-7232127-6
5Nea Salamis Famagusta FC 3510 -8-1738-4053-13186 -4-8222627-1174 -4-9161426-12
6Enosis Neon Paralimni 358 -9-1833-3252-20184 -7-7191624-8174 -2-11141628-12
7Ermis Aradippou 357 -11-1732-2852-24173 -6-8151424-10184 -5-9171428-14
8Karmiotissa Pano Polemidia 344 -12-1824-3465-31163 -7-6161624-8181 -5-1281841-23
2021-2022 UEFACL
2021-2022 UEFAEL
Relegation to CYP2

1st Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1AC Omonia Nicosia 2616 -8-256-431330139 -4-03119415137 -4-22524915
2AEL Limassol 2617 -4-555-4523221312 -1-03732824135 -3-5181315-2
3Apollon Limassol 2616 -6-454-522230139 -2-229241014137 -4-225281216
4Anorthosis Famagusta 2615 -6-551-3721161310 -2-13221813135 -4-41916133
5AEK Larnaca FC 2612 -5-941-362511138 -2-326211011134 -3-61515150
6Olympiakos Nicosia FC 2610 -4-1234-2738-11134 -2-7141217-5136 -2-5201521-6
7Paphos FC 268 -8-1032-30273137 -3-324251510131 -5-78512-7
8APOEL FC 268 -6-1230-2731-4134 -4-51615150134 -2-7141216-4
9Doxa Katokopia FC 267 -9-1030-2432-8135 -5-32014131132 -4-7101019-9
10Nea Salamis Famagusta FC 268 -5-1329-2938-9135 -3-51820191133 -2-811919-10
11Enosis Neon Paralimni 266 -6-1424-2239-17133 -4-6131018-8133 -2-8111221-9
12Ermis Aradippou 265 -9-1224-1838-20132 -6-5121019-9133 -3-712819-11
13Ethnikos Achna FC 265 -7-1422-2343-20133 -2-8111121-10132 -5-6111222-10
14Karmiotissa Pano Polemidia 263 -9-1418-2245-23132 -6-512816-8131 -3-961429-15
Championship Round
Relegation Round

Fixtures

Sun - 9 May 2021
 Anorthosis Famagusta   AEK Larnaca FCStadio Antonis Papadopoulos
Mon - 10 May 2021

Results

Fri - 7 May 2021
Thu - 6 May 2021
Wed - 5 May 2021
 APOEL FC 01 Paphos FCNeo GSP Stadium
Tue - 4 May 2021
 AEK Larnaca FC 01 AC Omonia NicosiaAEK Arena - George Karapatakis
Wed - 28 Apr 2021
 Enosis Neon Paralimni 21 Paphos FCParalimni Stadium
Mon - 26 Apr 2021
 AC Omonia Nicosia 21 AEL LimassolNeo GSP Stadium
 Anorthosis Famagusta 02 Olympiakos Nicosia FCStadio Antonis Papadopoulos
Sun - 25 Apr 2021
 Ethnikos Achna FC 11 APOEL FCEthnikos Achnas Stadium
Sat - 24 Apr 2021
Fri - 23 Apr 2021
 Ermis Aradippou 01 Doxa Katokopia FCAmmochostos Stadium
Mon - 19 Apr 2021
 Ethnikos Achna FC 02 Paphos FCEthnikos Achnas Stadium
Sun - 18 Apr 2021
 AEL Limassol 12 Apollon LimassolTsirion Stadium
Sat - 17 Apr 2021
 Anorthosis Famagusta 02 AC Omonia NicosiaStadio Antonis Papadopoulos