1985 Bulgarian Cup Final

The 1985 Bulgarian Cup Final was the 45th final of the Bulgarian Cup, and was contested between CSKA Sofia and Levski Sofia on 19 June 1985 at Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia. CSKA won the final 2–1.[1][2]

1985 Bulgarian Cup Final
Event1984–85 Bulgarian Cup
Date19 June 1985
VenueVasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
RefereeAhmed Yasharov (Sofia)


The game ran on high emotions fueled by the streak of consecutive victories of Levski over CSKA in the 2 years prior to the game. The controversial decisions of the referee led to confrontations both on the field and on the stands. By а decree of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party some of the leading players both of the Levski and CSKA teams were suspended from the sport for different lengths, including in the case of Hristo Stoichkov for life. The championship title of the club for 1985 was suspended. However, the suspensions were lifted in 1986. PFC Levski Sofia was renamed to Vitosha, while CSKA was renamed to Sredets, with the previous names being restored in 1989.


CSKA Sofia2 – 1Levski Sofia
Slavkov   26'
Voynov   53'
Sirakov   69' (pen.)
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Ahmed Yasharov (Sofia)
GK 1   Krasimir Dossev
DF 2   Krasimir Bezinski
MF 3   Radoslav Zdravkov   74'
DF 4   Vasil Tinchev
DF 5   Georgi Dimitrov (c)
MF 6   Kostadin Yanchev   78'
MF 7   Iliya Voynov
FW 8   Georgi Slavkov
MF 9   Lachezar Tanev
MF 10   Plamen Markov   89'
FW 11   Hristo Stoichkov
DF   Pavlin Shoylevski   74'
MF   Yordan Dimitrov   89'
  Manol Manolov
GK 1   Borislav Mihaylov
DF 2   Plamen Nikolov   73'
DF 3   Antoni Zdravkov   59'
DF 4   Petar Petrov
DF 5   Nikolay Iliev
MF 6   Emil Velev
MF 7   Rusi Gochev (c)
FW 8   Nasko Sirakov
FW 9   Mihail Valchev
MF 10   Emil Spasov   78'
MF 11   Nikolay Todorov   59'
DF   Kalin Bankov   59'
MF   Miroslav Baychev   59'
  Vasil Metodiev

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ЦСКА бие "Левски" с 2:1 в скандалния мач през 1985 година" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. 19 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Архивите са живи: 30 години от кървавият финал между ЦСКА и Левски" (in Bulgarian). gol.bg. 19 June 2015.