CSKA 1948

Football Club Central Sports Club of the Army 1948 Sofia (Bulgarian: Футболен Клуб Централен Спортен Клуб на Армията 1948 София) is a Bulgarian football club from the city of Sofia. The team plays its home matches at the Vasil Levski National Stadium and competes in Bulgaria's First League. The colours of the club are red and white.

The club was founded in 2016, after a dispute between some members of the club CSKA Sofia, which was relegated to the third tier after the 2014–15 season for financial reasons. The owner of the original CSKA, Grisha Ganchev. This led to disagreements and controversies among members of the CSKA Sofia and resulted in the creation of CSKA 1948.

History

Foundation

The club was founded on 19 July 2016, at a meeting at the Central Military Club in Sofia. The members of the Constituent Assembly announced partnership with Errea and a new crest close to CSKA Septemvriisko Zname.

2016–2018: Amateur Leagues

On 21 August 2016, FC CSKA 1948 won its first cup in a friendly four-team tournament in Kokalyane. The team defeated Akademik Sofia 1–0 in the final.

In its first official game for the 2016–17 season in A OFG Sofia (capital) South, CSKA 1948 won 8–0 against Lyulin Sofia. The club began playing its home games at Vasil Levski Stadium, but later during the season used the stadiums in Obelya and German. CSKA 1948 won its group and became champion of the whole A OFG Sofia (capital) after victory 4–3 against Nadezhda Dobroslavtsi. Then, on 7 June 2017, the team played with Bratsigovo in order to qualify for the Third League and won after penalties (7–6). Beside that, CSKA 1948 reached the final for the Cup of Bulgarian Amateur Football League, which they lost on 25 May 2017 to the club from the Third league FC Chernomorets Balchik.

For their first season in the third division of the Bulgarian football (2017–18), the club moved to Dragalevtsi Stadium, in order to comply with the requirements of the

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CSKA 1948