PFC Septemvri Sofia

Septemvri (Bulgarian: Септември) is a Bulgarian professional association football club based in Sofia, who compete in the Second League, the second tier of Bulgarian football. Its home ground is the Septemvri Stadium, but due to its poor condition the team plays its home matches at the Bistritsa Stadium and 57th Public School's FIFA-certified football field.

The club's biggest success to date is the winning of the Bulgarian Cup in 1960 and finishing 5th in the Bulgarian first division during the same season. Septemvri is known for its strong youth academy, which over the years has developed numerous players for Bulgaria's elite clubs and the national team.

History

Early ages

On November 5, 1944 the clubs Sportclub Sofia, Sokol and Vazrazhdane unite under the name of FC Septemvri Sofia. On March 26, 1945, the additional clubs of Botev (Konyovitsa), Ustrem (Zaharna fabrika), Pobeda (Krasna Polyana), and Svoboda (Tri kladentsi) merge into the club. In May 1948, the club, then playing in the 1st Sofia Division, is briefly merged with second-division CDV/Chavdar (Sofia) and the unified club wins the 1948 Bulgarian Championship by overcoming Levski Sofia in the final.

Septemvri starts the 1948–49 season in the newly formed A Republican Football Group, but only six months later is separated from CDV (Chavdar) and removed from the division, with the current title given to CDNV, Chavdar's new name, which would ultimately become CSKA Sofia. At the end of the 1948–49 season, Septemvri is allowed to take part in a two-match play-off for entering first division against Marek Dupnitsa. After both matches end with a 2:0 win for each team, a third game is played in which Septemvri falls 1:0 and remains in second division.

From 1949 to 1969, Septemvri exists as an independent club, during which period it reaches the height of its success. In 1959, the club finishes first in the B PFG and is promoted to first division for the 1959–60 season. That same season,

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PFC Septemvri Sofia

team squad

goalkeepers
NB
1
Nikolay Bankov
PZ
12
Pavel Zdravkov
Bozhidar Mitrev
21
Bozhidar Mitrev
defenders
KS
3
Kaloyan Simeonov
IA
4
Ivan Arsov
AT
8
Aleksandar Todorovski
AS
11
Asparuh Smilkov
Angel Granchov
15
Angel Granchov
AG
22
Asen Georgiev
PS
23
Pfc Slavia Sofia
Ivan Stoyanov
25
Ivan Stoyanov
midfielders
GS
5
Georgi Sarmov (K)
TV
7
Tsvetomir Vachev
AK
10
Atanas Kabov
KP
16
Kristiyan Peshov
SA
17
Simeon Aleksandrov
MS
18
Martin Stoychev
AV
20
Aleksandar Videnov
SG
24
Stefan Gavrilov
MF
26
Martin Filipov
RK
29
Redi Kasa
forwards
KK
6
Kiril Kirov
MI
14
Mario Ilievski
KT
19
Kristian Taskov