HistoryFor more details on this topic, see History of Anorthosis Famagusta FC.
The club was founded in Famagusta on January 30, 1911. After the 1974 Cypriot coup d'état and subsequent Turkish invasion of Cyprus, Anorthosis was relocated to Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium of Larnaca. Anorthosis' former home stadium in Famagusta, G.S.E. (Gymnastic Club Evagoras), has been abandoned since 1974 and is in poor condition.
Ammochostos, or better Varoshi, around 1910 was a small town of about 4,000 inhabitants: farmers, fishermen and a few shop-keepers. The only place of recreation was the coffee shop. At this time a few, spirited and enthusiastic men of that small community of Ammochostos set a goal and managed to create a "reading club" in hospitable rooms where they could gather and educate the youth in cultural and national matters.
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