CSKA 1948 II

CSKA 1948 II (Bulgarian: ЦСКА 1948 II) or CSKA 1948 2 is a Bulgarian professional football team based in Sofia. Founded in 2019, it is the reserve team of CSKA 1948 Sofia, and currently plays in Second League, the second level of Bulgarian football.

Obliged to play one level below their main side, CSKA 1948 II is ineligible for promotion to First League and also can not compete in the Bulgarian Cup.

History

2019–2020:Foundation

Since 2015, the Bulgarian Football Union allowed Bulgarian teams to have reserve sides in the lower regional divisions. In 2019 CSKA 1948 Sofia introduced their reserve team in A OFG Sofia (capital) South, the 4th level of Bulgarian football, led by Kiril Metkov. The team finished on 2nd position, before season was ended due to COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the unknown situation, the team did not play in any league 2020-21 season.

2021–present: Second League

On 18 February 2021 one of main sponsors of CSKA 1948, Tzvetomir Naydenov, announced that the reserve team will be introduced in Second League, the second level of Bulgarian football, from 2021-22 season. On 29 May 2021 Miroslav Mindev was announced as the manager of the team, previously leading Zagorets Nova Zagora. On 27 July 2021 Atanas Apostolov was announced as the new manager of the team, after Mindev was promoted as manager to the first team.

team squad

goalkeepers
AM
40
Aleksandar Madzharov
HH
67
Hristiyan Hristov
BG
69
Boris Gruev
defenders
MD
45
Mariyan Dimitrov
EK
47
Emiliyan Krastev
MS
51
Mert Salimehmed
BZ
53
Bozhidar Zelyamov
MV
54
Martin Vlaevski
MD
55
Mario Dilchovski
BK
56
Bogdan Kostov
AG
71
Alexander Georgiev
midfielders
GM
13
Georgi Mariyanov (K)
VK
23
Velislav Kyorov
VV
35
Viktor Vasilev
AY
41
Andrey Yordanov
DR
46
Dragomir Radev
KG
49
Kristiyan Grozdanov
RM
52
Radoslav Mutafov
HD
59
Hary Denkov
AB
60
Anton Bakalov
VG
64
Vladimir Gogov
AF
65
Arif Feradov
TP
70
Tsvetoslav Popovchev
forwards
TT
14
Tsvetomir Tsanev
SV
34
Simeon Vasilev
KB
48
Krastyo Banev
VI
58
Ventsislav Ivanov
YT
62
Yasen Tsekov
SK
66
Stivan Kirilov
KI
68
Kristiyan Ivanov