Founded In
Peristerona, Cyprus


About Doxa

Doxa Katokopias Football Club, often known more simply as Doxa, was first established in the village of Katokopia back in 1954. However, since the Turkish invasion of 1974, they have been unable to play their matches there and have instead become a refugee club, based out of Peristerona. The team have risen to prominence within Cyprus in recent years and have earned a reputation for operating on a tight budget and signing a large number of Portuguese players.

For the first few decades of the club's existence, Doxa competed in the lower tiers of the Cypriot league system. The team made their first appearance in the First Division in 1998, but finished the season just above the bottom of the table and were subsequently relegated.

The team were able to immediately bounce back to the top flight, but suffered another relegation in 2002. In the years that followed, the team gained promotion multiple times, but also endured further relegations. Their longest uninterrupted spell in the top tier came between 2007 and 2011. After suffering another relegation at the end of the 2010-11 campaign, the team returned to the top flight ahead of the 2012-13 campaign, where they eventually finished 7th and survived the drop. To date, they have been unable to win any of the major honours on offer to them within the country and also never competed in a major continental tournament.

Some of the notable players to have played for the club include Georgios Eleftheriou, Nikolas Nicolaou and Henrique.

Since 2007, the club have played the majority of their home matches at Makario Stadium. The venue, which has housed various other teams from the area, first opened in 1978 and is one of the largest football stadiums in the country. It is currently able to hold up to 16,000 supporters.