Proffesional football club SLAVIA
 

Proffesional football club SLAVIA

Proffesional football club SLAVIA

The football club of “Slavia” is the oldest sports’ association in Bulgaria. It was established on 10thApril, 1913 as a result of the fusion of “Botev” sports’ club (1909) and the gymnastic association “Razvitie” (literally development) (1910). Throughout the years it had different names: “Slavia’45” (1945-1946), “Stroitel” (literally constructor) (1949-1950), “Udarnik” (literally striker), and “JSK – Slavia” (1968-1971). Dimitar Blagoev-Palyo was the first chairman.

 

Most impressive achievements:

The country’s champion: - 8 times – in 1926, 1928, 1930, 1936, 1939, 1941, 1943 and 1996.

The country’s vice-champion: - 9 times – in 1932, 1934, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1967, 1980 and 1990.

Winner of bronze medal: - 12 times – in 1940, 1942, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1986, 1991 and 1997.

The Bulgaria Cup - winner: - 13 times – in 1926, 1928, 1930, 1936, 1943, 1952, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1975, 1980, 1996 and 2018.

The Bulgaria Cup - runners-up: - 6 times – in 1932, 1934, 1954, 1972, 1981 and 2011.

The Bulgaria Cup – third place: in 1990.

Bulgarian Supercup - runners-up: - in 2018

Champion of the capital: in the years when the Capital Championship was held before the National Championship: - 9 times – in 1922, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, and 1936.

Balkans Cup: winner in 1986 and 1988; runner-up – in 1977.

UEFA – “Intertoto”: winner in a group – in 1977.  

 

Participation in the European Club Tournaments:

European Cup Winners' Cup – participated 6 times, 25 matches, 9 victories, 3 draws, 13 losses – 13:31 goal difference

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup – participated 3 times, 8 matches, 3 victories, 2 draws, 3 losses – 8:10 goal difference

UEFA Cup – participated 7 times, 16 matches, 4 victories, 3 draws, 9 losses – 18:41 goal difference

UEFA Europa League - participated twice, 6 matches, 3 victories, 0 draws, 3 losses - 6:8 goal difference

Total for UEFA Europa League – participated 18 times, 55 matches, 16 victories, 8 draws, 28 losses – 63:90 goal difference 

UEFA –“Intertoto” – participated 7 times, 42 matches, 19 victories, 8 draws, 15 losses – 62:53 goal difference

Balkans Cup – participated 5 times, 24 matches, 15 victories, 2 draws, 7 losses – 53:22 goal difference

 

  • “Slavia” is the first Bulgarian team which managed to get to a semi-final in a European Club Tournament – on 8thMarch, 1967. No other Bulgarian football team has ever achieved such a success. The semi-finals for The European Cup Winners' Cup against “Rangers” (Glasgow) are held in Sofia on 19thApril and in Glasgow on 3th May.

 

“Slavia” members awarded with the title Bulgarian Footballer of the Year:

Alexander Shalamanov (Shami) – in 1963 and 1966

Simeon Simeonov (Moni) – in 1968

Bojidar Grigorov (Bobby Grig) – in 1976

Andrey Jelyazkov (Jujo) – in 1980

 

“Slavia” members awarded with The Leading Goal-scorer Cup:

Krum Milev (Palavrata) – in 1938 with 12 goals

Dimitar Isakov (Mitan) – in 1952 with 10 goals

Dobromir Tashakov (Mirko) – in 1954 with 25 goals

Dobromir Tashakov (Mirko) – in 1958 with 9 goals

Alexander Vasilev (Choko) – in 1959 with 13 goals

Todor Pramatarov – in 1997 with 26 goals

 

The individual winners of The Sportsman Cup(established in 1965)for the year are: Alexander Shalamanov (Shami) – in 1967 and 1973, Chavdar Tsvetkov (Chavo) – in 1979

 

The winners of The Best Goal-keeper Cup(established in the sixties) in the championship are:

Simeon Simeonov (Moni) – in 1966, 1968 and 1969, George Gugalov – in 1980, Zdravko Zdravkov (Fozi) – in 1996

 

In the club’s honor list for “A” (Premier) RFL (Regional Football League):

 

 

Participation

Goals

338 - Andrey Jelyazkov

134 - Andrey Jelyazkov

317 - Atanas Alexandrov

128 - Bojidar Grigorov

306 - Iliyan Aldev

104 - Chavdar Tsvetkov

301 - Bojidar Grigorov

100 – Alexander Vasilev

278 - George B. Gugalov

100 – Peter Alexandrov

264 - Ivan Haydarliev

97 -  Dobromir Tashkov

262 - Alexander Shalamanov

59 -  Atanas Alexandrov

255 - Chavdar Tsvetkov

55 -  Ilyaz Aliev

247 - Ivan Iliev

53 -  Martin Kushev

241 - Lyuben Tasev

51 -  Michail Mishev

 

In the club’s honor list for Premier (“A”) National Team:

 

 

Participation

Goals

57 - Chavdar Tsvetkov

15  - Chavdar Tsvetkov

54 - Andrey Jelyazkov

14  - Andrey Jelyazkov

42 - Alexander Shalamanov

12  - Nikola Staykov

 

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1913

Champion 1930

Champion 1930

Vicechampion 1954

Vicechampion 1954

The golden double 1996

The golden double 1996
 

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