APOEL Nicosia have become the first Cypriot team to reach the quarter-finals of any European competition after beating Lyon 4-3 on penalties (1-1 on aggregate) to qualify for the last eight of the Champions League.
APOEL means Athletikos Podosferikos Omilos Ellinon Lefkosias or Athletic Football Club of Greeks of Nicosia
They have been the champions in Cyprus 21 times
Their current team includes ten different nationalities
Their average home attendance so far this season at the 22,859-capacity GSP Stadium is 9,418
Their record signing (Ailton) cost £800,000
This is only the second time theyve reached the group stages of the Champions League.
They finished bottom of Group D in 2009-10 behind Chelsea, Porto and Atletico Madrid
This seasons Champions
Updated 8th March 2012 at 09:44 AM by 11v11