- PFC Slavia Sofia
Football club infobox
clubname = PFC Slavia Sofia
fullname = Professional Football Club Slavia Sofia
nickname = "The Whites"/ White Avalanche
founded = 10 April 1913
Slavia Stadium, Sofia
capacity = 32,000
chairman = flagicon|Bulgaria
manager = flagicon|Republic of Macedonia
TBI A Football Group
season = 2006/07
position = Bulgarian A PFG, 5th
PFC Slavia Sofia ( _bg. ПФК Славия София) is a
Bulgarian football club founded on 10 April 1913in Sofia.
Slavia's ground is
Ovcha Kupel Stadiumwith a capacity of 32,000. The team's colours are white and black.
The club has won the
Bulgarian Championship7 times and the Bulgarian Cup8 times coming 9 times second in the championship and reaching the cup final 5 times without winning.
Among the team's international successes are a
Cup Winners' Cupsemifinal in 1967 and a quarterfinal in 1981, as well as two consecutive Balkans Cuptrophies (1986 and 1988).
*Champion of Bulgaria – 7 times 1928,1930,1936,1939,1941,1943,1996
*Vice-champion of Bulgaria – 9 times 1932,1934,1950,1954,1955,1959,1967,1980, 1990
*Third place - bronze medals – 12 times 1940, 1942, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1986, 1991 и 1997
*Holder of National Cup – 12 times 1926, 1928, 1930, 1936, 1943, 1952, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1975, 1980 и 1996
*Participations – UEFA Cup – 7 times Semi finals – 1967, won “Swansea” (Wales), “Racing” (Strassbourg – France), “Servette” (Geneva-Switzerland); eliminated by Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) 0:1 – Sofia, 0:1 – Glasgow Participant in ? finals – 1981
*Holder of Balkan's Cup – 1986, 1988
Birth date – 10.04.1913. On this day a group of young people living near a Russian Monument in Sofia and representatives of the local capital clubs “Botev” and “Razvitie” in a coffee-house – Alabin str. in Sofia, have made a decision to establish an incorporated sport club – the fist organized sport club in Sofia and in Bulgaria. The new incorporated club has named SLAVIA.
Dimitar Blagoev – Palio, a 21 year-old student, was elected as the first president of the club. As members of the first club administrative council were elected Emanuil Geshev, Ferdinand Michailov, Zviatko Velichkov, Georgi Grigorov, Todor Kalkanjiev. On 19.04 1913 was elected the first football team of the club - Stefan Lalov, Ilia Georgiev, Emanuil Geshev, Todor Kalkandzhiev, Stefan Chumpalov, Dimitar Blagoev – Palio ( all of them from “Botev”) and Pavel Grozdanov, Ferdinand Mihaylov, Boris Sharankov, Asen Bramchev, Dimitar Cvetkov (all of them from “Razvitie”). The first sport dresses of the club were white shirts and black shorts. Since 1924 the team plays with white shirts and white shorts and up to present days it is popular as the “White pride”. Slavia plays its first match on 11.08.1913 versus the local team “Savata” and wins by 1:0. Until now Slavia has played in all championships of Bulgaria , starting from 1924 to 2003 – 2004. In its 90-year history Slavia has achieved the “double” once – winning in 1996 the championship and the cup of Buigaria, as well.
05.06.1928 Slavia won its first champion title – in the final match - Slavia – Vladislav ( Varna ) 4:0. Players in this match: Nikola Spirov, Arico Levy, Petar Kartevsky, Nikola Kalkandzhiev, Stefan Chumpalov, Hristo Minkovsky, Nikola Stoykov, Velcho Stoianov, Boris Romanov, Dimitar Manolov, Vladimir Cvetkov.
Atanas Aleksandrov- the great number of matches in Slavia – 338
Andrey Zhelyazkov– the great number of goals for Slavia – 134
Aleksandar Shalamanovplayer № 1 in Bulgaria – 1963, 1966
Simeon Simeonovplayer № 1 in Bulgaria – 1968
Bozhidar Grigorovplayer № 1 in Bulgaria – 1976
Andrey Zhelyazkovplayer № 1 in Bulgaria – 1980
Squad changes summer'2008
Blagoy Georgiev- from MSV Duisburg
Mbaye Diop- from Porto B
* Pavle Popara - from
Enosis Neon Paralimni
Slavcho Georgievski- from Zhejiang Lücheng
Zoran Belošević- to FK Sarajevo
Saša Simonović- to Lokomotiv Mezdra
* Elton - to
Iliya Iliev- to Lokomotiv Mezdra
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