Anorthosis Famagusta FC

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Anorthosis Famagusta FC (Greek: Ανόρθωση Αμμοχώστου = Anorthosi Ammochostou) is a Cypriot football club, which comes from Famagusta. It was founded in January 30, 1911. After the north of Cyprus was occupied by Turkey in 1974, Anorthosis became a refugee team and are currently based in Larnaca. They have won 13 championship titles, their last in season 2007-2008. They have won the Cyprus Cup 10 times (1949, 1959, 1962, 1964, 1971, 1975, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2007).

On July 26, 2005 they achieved one of the greatest results in Cypriot football history when they beat Turkish team Trabzonspor 3-1 in the first leg of their second round Champions League qualifying match. They lost the second leg 1-0 in Turkey, but progressed 3-2 on aggregate to a third-round qualifying tie against Scottish power Rangers.

On August 13, 2008, they stunned Olympiakos 3-0 in a CL 3rd qualifying round match in Larnaca. On August 27, they completed the upset at Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium with a 0-1 loss (3-1 aggregate win) to become the first Cypriot club to play in the CL group stage.

Titles

  • Cyprus Championship (13 in total): 1950, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1963,1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008
  • Cyprus Cup (10 in total): 1949, 1959, 1962, 1964, 1971, 1975, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2007

Players

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