1997–98 A Group

Statistics of Bulgarian A Football Group in the 1997–1998 season.

A Group
Season1997–98
ChampionsLitex Lovech
(1st title)
Relegated
Champions LeagueLitex
UEFA CupCSKA
Matches played240
Goals scored696 (2.9 per match)
Top goalscorer (17 goals each)

OverviewEdit

It was contested by 16 teams, and Litex Lovech won the championship.

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Litex Lovech (C) 30 21 6 3 73 25 +48 69 Qualification for Champions League first qualifying round
2 Levski Sofia 30 19 7 4 73 27 +46 64 Qualification for Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round
3 CSKA Sofia 30 18 7 5 71 29 +42 61 Qualification for UEFA Cup first qualifying round
4 Neftochimic Burgas 30 17 4 9 59 31 +28 55
5 Slavia Sofia 30 15 9 6 51 30 +21 54
6 Levski Kyustendil 30 15 1 14 45 40 +5 46
7 Spartak Varna 30 12 6 12 42 36 +6 42 Qualification for Intertoto Cup first round
8 Minyor Pernik 30 12 5 13 32 35 −3 41
9 Lokomotiv Sofia 30 11 6 13 42 40 +2 39
10 Metalurg Pernik 30 11 4 15 28 36 −8 37
11 Botev Plovdiv 30 11 3 16 35 48 −13 36
12 Dobrudzha Dobrich 30 11 3 16 33 55 −22 36
13 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 30 11 3 16 31 58 −27 36
14 Olimpik Galata (R) 30 11 2 17 26 47 −21 35 Relegation to 1998–99 B Group
15 Spartak Pleven (R) 30 7 0 23 32 75 −43 21
16 Etar Veliko Tarnovo (R) 30 4 2 24 21 82 −61 14
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BOT CSK DOB ETA LVK LEV LIT LPL LSO MET MIN NEF OLI SLA SPL SPV
Botev Plovdiv 3–1 1–0 5–1 0–0 2–4 2–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–0
CSKA Sofia 3–0 4–1 5–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 5–0 3–0 5–0 1–1 5–0 2–1
Dobrudzha Dobrich 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–4 1–1 2–0 0–5[a] 1–0 1–0 0–0 4–2 1–0 4–0 2–0
Etar Veliko Tarnovo 1–0 0–2 1–2 1–4 0–3 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–1 3–4 0–2 1–3
Levski Kyustendil 4–0 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–3 3–0[b] 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0
Levski Sofia 1–0 3–3 3–1 5–0 4–0 1–1 5–0 1–0 7–0 1–0 2–3 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–1
Litex Lovech 3–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 3–0 0–4[c] 6–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 4–0 4–0
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1–0 1–4 2–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–0
Lokomotiv Sofia 0–0 1–2 4–2 1–0 4–2 0–0 0–3 2–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–1
Metalurg Pernik 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–3 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–0
Minyor Pernik 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1
Neftochimic Burgas 2–0 1–3 4–1 7–0 3–1 3–0 3–2 4–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 5–0 0–1 4–1 0–0
Olimpik Galata 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–4 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–0
Slavia Sofia 5–3 2–3 3–1 4–0 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–0 0–1
Spartak Pleven 4–2 0–3 5–1 4–1 0–1 2–5 1–4 2–0 1–3 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 0–1 1–3
Spartak Varna 4–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 5–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 3–1
Source: A PFG (in Bulgarian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Match awarded after was abandoned at 65th minute by the result 0–2.
  2. ^ Match awarded as Litex Lovech fielded ineligible player Radostin Kishishev (originally finished 0–0).
  3. ^ Match awarded as Litex Lovech fielded ineligible player Radostin Kishishev (originally finished 1–1).

ChampionsEdit

Litex Lovech
Goalkeepers
  Vitomir Vutov 28 0(0)
  Stoyan Stavrev 02 0(0)
Defenders
  Petar Kushev 16 0(2)
  Stefan Kolev 21 0(1)
  Nikolay Dimitrov 24 0(1)
  Dimitar Karadaliev 01 0(0)
  Zlatomir Zagorčić 27 0(0)
  Ivaylo Petkov 27 0(3)
  Radostin Kishishev 05 0(0)
  Dimitar Balabanov 06 0(0)
  Rosen Kirilov 28 0(0)
  Koycho Ivanov 01 0(0)
Midfielders
  Rosen Emilov 17 0(1)
  Mariyan Todorov 28 0(6)
  Stoycho Stoilov 30 0(8)
  Daniel Ostrovski 05 0(0)
  Dragoljub Simonović 22 0(6)
  Ivaylo Petev* 12 0(2)
  Veselin Sarbakov 16 0(3)
  Emil Tsanev* 02 0(0)
Forwards
  Stefan Yurukov* 14 (13)
  Dimcho Belyakov* 14 0(5)
  Alban Bushi 15 0(4)
  Svetoslav Todorov 19 0(9)
  Luis Carlos Mota 05 0(1)
  Igor Bogdanović 15 0(6)
  Metodi Stoynev 08 0(1)
Manager
  Dimitar Dimitrov
  • Petev, Tsanev, Yurukov and Belyakov left the club during a season.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Anton Spasov Neftochimic Burgas 17
  Boncho Genchev CSKA Sofia
3   Stefan Yurukov Litex Lovech 13
  Danilo Dončić Lokomotiv Sofia
5   Stanimir Stoilov Slavia Sofia 12
  Valentin Stanchev Spartak Varna
7   Ivaylo Andonov CSKA Sofia 11
8   Aleksandar Aleksandrov Levski Sofia 10
  Plamen Petrov Levski Kyustendil
  Georgi Ivanov Levski Sofia
  Iliya Voynov Spartak Pleven

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