It will come as very little surprise to hear that Cypriots are football-mad along with virtually every nation in the world. Needless to say, the national team of Cyprus isn’t exactly the world’s strongest outfit, and there simply isn’t the revenue in the country to support and fund major league teams as is the case in Spain, Italy, Germany and the UK. For this reason, the gulf between Cypriot teams and the rest looks sure to endure.
In this regard, Cyprus suffers as many other smaller nations do. For example, it is difficult to ever imagine a truly competitive football team coming from Luxembourg, Malta or Estonia. That is not meant to be negative, just realistic. Most football fans are realistic enough themselves which is why teams such as Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea, Juventus and a few noteable others are able to maintain such large foreign fan bases.
This, of course, helps to provide the television and kit sales incomes that these big clubs need to survive at their level. As is so often the way in life, the winners take all of the good stuff.