Botev Plovdiv II

Botev Plovdiv II (Bulgarian: Ботев Пловдив II) or Botev 2 is a Bulgarian professional football team based in Plovdiv. Founded in 2021, it is the reserve team of Botev Plovdiv, and currently plays in Second League, the second level of Bulgarian football.

Obliged to play one level below their main side, Botev II is ineligible for promotion to First League and also can not compete in the Bulgarian Cup.

History

2021–:Foundation

Since 2015, the Bulgarian Football Union allowed Bulgarian teams to have reserve sides in the lower regional divisions. In the beginning of 2021 Botev Plovdiv announced their intentions to create a reserve team in Second league. In May 2021, the team had doubts about starting the team, but eventually the team was officially announced on 4 June. On 7 June, Stefan Stoyanov was announced as the manager of the team, with Botev U19 team, joining the reserve team.

team squad

goalkeepers
HK
1
Hristiyan Karastoykov
MP
21
Martin Panev
HS
84
Hristiyan Slavkov
defenders
MH
3
Martin Hristov
II
4
Ivan Ivanov
IV
13
Ivan Velichkov
BV
24
Blagovest Velichkov
GZ
26
Gabriel Zemyarski
DB
27
Dimitar Balinov (Captain) (K)
VB
67
Ventsislav Bogdanov
SP
77
Stefan Popov
AC
79
Atanas Chernev
midfielders
MR
6
Martin Rusev
BD
7
Blagovest Danchev
PI
8
Petar Itov
BB
14
Biser Bonev
DP
16
Dimitar Proychev
AS
17
Atanas Stoimenov
DG
23
Daniel Gichev
forwards
IV
9
Ivan Vasilev
NG
10
Nikola Gelin
GT
18
Georgi Trifonov
YK
29
Yusein Kasov
IK
30
Ivo Kazakov
EK
99
Emil Kolev