1943 Bulgarian State Football Championship

Statistics of Bulgarian State Football Championship in the 1943 season.

1943 Bulgarian State Football Championship
CountryBulgaria
ChampionsSlavia Sofia
Runners-up Levski Sofia
1942
1944

OverviewEdit

It was contested by 26 teams, and PFC Slavia Sofia won the championship. Besides teams from the present borders of Bulgaria, the 1943 season also involved teams from the areas under Bulgarian administration during much of World War II. Football clubs from Bitola and Skopje in Vardar Macedonia and Kavala in Greek Macedonia took part in the competition.

TeamsEdit

The teams that participated in the competition were the winners of their local sport districts. According to the format of the competition - Sofia is having five seeds and Varna and Plovdiv two seeds each. Note that Makedonia Skopie was competing in the Sofia sport district during that season of the championship.

Sport District Team
Sofia Levski Sofia
Slavia Sofia
Makedonia Skopie
ZhSK Sofia
Sportist Sofia
Varna Ticha Varna
Vladislav Varna
Plovdiv Levski Plovdiv
Botev Plovdiv
Pleven SP 39 Pleven
Ruse ZhSK Ruse
Bdin Knyaginya Maria Luisa Lom
Dobrich Levski Dobrich
Shumen Han Kubrat Popovo
Tarnovo Knyaz Simeon Tarnovski Pavlikeni
Balkan Chardafon Gabrovo
Rila Atletik Dupnitsa
Pirin Botev Gorna Dzhumaya
Skopje ZhSK Skopie
Bitolya Makedonia Bitolya
West Thrace Belomorets Kavala
Haskovo Botev Haskovo
Stara Zagora Tritsvet Chirpan
Seaside Chernomorets Burgas
Tundzha Georgi Drazhev Yambol


First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Levski Dobrich 4–8 ZhSK Ruse 2–4 2–4
Belomorets Kavala 6–2 Botev Haskovo 4–1 2–1
Orel-Chegan 30 Vratsa 3–6 Knyaginya Maria Luisa Lom 1–2 2–4
Georgi Drazhev Yambol 3–4 Chernomorets Burgas 2–1 1–3(a.e.t.)
Knyaz Simeon Tarnovski Pavlikeni 6–0 Chardafon Gabrovo 3–0 3–0
SP 39 Pleven 1–7 Sportist Sofia 1–4 0–3
ZhSK Skopie 4–0 Makedonia Bitolya 3–0 1–0
Han Kubrat Popovo 1–4 Vladislav Varna 1–1 0–3
Tritsvet Chirpan 1–7 Botev Plovdiv 1–4 0–3
ZhSK Sofia 2–0 Ticha Varna 2–0 0–0
Botev Gorna Dzhumaya 1–6 Atletik Dupnitsa 1–3 0–3

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sportist Sofia 9–0 Knyaginya Maria Luisa Lom 5–0 4–0
ZhSK Ruse 8–5 Vladislav Varna 2–4 6–1
Knyaz Simeon Tarnovski Pavlikeni 4–6 Chernomorets Burgas 3–4 1–2
Belomorets Kavala 2–3 Botev Plovdiv 2–1 0–2 (a.e.t.)
Levski Sofia 6–2 Atletik Dupnitsa 2–1 4–1
Levski Plovdiv 5–2 ZhSK Skopie 3–1 2–1
ZhSK Sofia 6–0 Makedonia Skopie 3–0 3–0

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Levski Sofia 4–3 ZhSK Sofia 2–2 2–1
Sportist Sofia 2–3 Slavia Sofia 2–2 0–1
Chernomorets Burgas 0–4 Botev Plovdiv 0–1 0–3
Levski Plovdiv 7–4 ZhSK Ruse 6–1 1–3

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Levski Sofia 5–1 Levski Plovdiv 3–1 2–0
Botev Plovdiv 2–6 Slavia Sofia 1–1 1–5

FinalEdit

10 October 1943 First leg Slavia Sofia 1–0Levski SofiaSofia
14:30 Manol Nikolov   46' Report Stadium: Yunak Stadium
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Boyan Angelov
17 October 1943 Second legLevski Sofia0–1 Slavia Sofia Skopje
14:30 Report Aleksandаr Popov   16' Attendance: 13,500

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