STOK Elite Division
Founded2015; 6 years ago (2015)
Country Cyprus
Number of teams14
Level on pyramid4
Promotion toCypriot Third Division
Relegation toCypriot regional levels
Domestic cup(s)Cypriot Cup for lower divisions
Current championsIraklis Gerolakkou
(2018–19)
WebsiteSTOK
Current: 2020–21 STOK Elite Division

The STOK Elite Division is the fourth tier and the last professional football league competition in Cyprus, run by the STOK Federation of the Cypriot levels.

History

The STOK Elite Division Championship was initiated by the Cyprus Football Association and by STOK in the 2015–16 football season as the fourth level of Cypriot football in order to replace the folded Cypriot Fourth Division.

Structure

Current format

Sixteen clubs are competing in the league, playing each other twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 30 games per team. The top four clubs are promoted to the Cypriot Third Division and the bottom four are relegated to Cypriot regional levels.

Teams

The twenty four teams participating in the 2021–22 season are:

Group A

Group B

Winners

The following teams have won the STOK Elite Division:

Season Winner
2015–16 Livadiakos/Salamina Livadion
2016–17 Onisilos Sotira
2017–18 Kouris Erimis
2018–19 Iraklis Gerolakkou
2019–20 Interrupted
2020–21 Interrupted

Performance by club

Club Winners Winning seasons
Livadiakos/Salamina Livadion 1 2015–16
Onisilos Sotira 2014 1 2016–17
Kouris Erimis 1 2017–18
Iraklis Gerolakkou 1 2018–19

Number of participating, promoted and relegated teams per season

The number of the participated teams and the number of the teams that were promoted to the Cypriot Third Division and the teams that were relegated were changed many times over the years.

Season N P. R.
2015–16 14 3 2
2016–17 14 4 4
2017–18 14 3 4
2018–19 14 4 2
2019–20 16 4 0

Participations per club[edit]

So far, 30 teams participated in the STOK Elite Division since 2015–16 (including the 2018–19 season).[1]

Team Par.
AEN 3
ASPIS Pylas 3
Atlas Aglandjias 3
Doxa Paliometochou 3
Finikas 3
Frenaros FC 3
Kornos FC 3
Amathus 2
APEA Akrotiriou 2
Elia Lythrodonta 2
Team Par.
Elpida Astromeriti 2
Iraklis Gerolakkou 2
Kouris Erimis 2
Lenas Limassol 2
Livadiakos/Salamina Livadion 2
Onisilos Sotira 2
Orfeas Nicosia 2
Rotsidis Mammari 2
Spartakos Kitiou 2
Adonis Idaliou 1
Team Par.
AEK Korakou 1
APEP FC 1
APONA Anageias 1
Elpida Xylofagou 1
Enosis Kokkinotrimithia 1
Koloni Geroskipou 1
Kormakitis 1
Omonia Psevda 1
Peyia 2014 1
Poseidonas Giolou 1

League or status at 2018–19:

2018–19 Cypriot Second Division (1)
2018–19 Cypriot Third Division (6)
2018–19 STOK Elite Division (14)
No longer affiliated with CFA (9)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyprus - Participations per club at Cypriot Fourth Level". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 17 April 2018.