2001–02 B Group

The 2001–02 B Group was the 47th season of the Bulgarian B Football Group, the second tier of the Bulgarian football league system. A total of 13 teams contested the league.[1]

Bulgarian B Group
Season2001–02
ChampionsRilski Sportist
PromotedRilski Sportist, Dobrudzha, Botev Plovdiv
RelegatedSvilengrad, Minyor, Devnya
Top goalscorerBulgaria Rumen Shankulov
(14 goals)

Team changesEdit

The following teams had changed division after the 2000–01 season.

To B GroupEdit

  Promoted from V Group     Relegated from A Group  

From B GroupEdit

  Promoted to A Group     Relegated to V Group  

TeamsEdit

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Locations of the 2001–02 Bulgarian B Group teams
Team City Stadium Capacity
Akademik Svishtov Akademik 13,500
Belite Orli Pleven Belite Orli 15,000
Botev Plovdiv Hristo Botev (Plovdiv) 20,000
Botev Vratsa Hristo Botev (Vratsa) 32,000
Devnya Devnya Povelyanovo 3,000
Dobrudzha Dobrich Druzhba 16,000
Dunav Ruse Dunav 12,000
Minyor Pernik Minyor 20,000
Pirin Blagoevgrad Hristo Botev (Blagoevgrad) 15,000
Rilski Sportist Samokov Iskar 7,000
Svetkavitsa Targovishte Dimitar Burkov 8,000
Svilengrad Svilengrad Kolodruma 1,750
Vidima-Rakovski Sevlievo Rakovski 8,816

PersonnelEdit

Team Manager Captain
Akademik Svishtov   Stoycho Stoev  
Belite Orli    
Botev Plovdiv   Tencho Tenev  
Botev Vratsa    
Devnya    
Dobrudzha   Eduard Eranosyan  
Dunav   Ignat Mladenov   Dragomir Grigorov
Minyor    
Pirin    
Rilski Sportist   Ivan Marinov  
Svetkavitsa   Miroslav Mironov  
Svilengrad    
Vidima-Rakovski   Dimitar Todorov  

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment
Botev Plovdiv   Petar Kurdov Sacked September 2001   Krasimir Manolov September 2001
Vidima-Rakovski   Plamen Markov Signed by Bulgaria December 2001   Dimitar Todorov December 2001
Botev Plovdiv   Krasimir Manolov Sacked February 2002   Tencho Tenev February 2002
Dunav Ruse   Nikola Hristov Mutual consent March 2002   Ignat Mladenov March 2002[2]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Rilski Sportist (P) 24 15 6 3 44 16 +28 51 Promotion to 2002–03 A Group
2 Dobrudzha Dobrich (P) 24 14 6 4 42 21 +21 48
3 Botev Plovdiv (P) 24 13 7 4 36 19 +17 46
4 Svetkavitsa Targovishte 24 12 5 7 35 24 +11 41
5 Vidima-Rakovski 24 11 7 6 39 20 +19 40
6 Akademik Svishtov 24 10 7 7 35 28 +7 37
7 Pirin Blagoevgrad 24 9 6 9 32 29 +3 33
8 Botev Vratsa 24 9 6 9 35 40 −5 33
9 Belite Orli Pleven 24 7 6 11 26 35 −9 27
10 Dunav Ruse 24 6 8 10 21 26 −5 26
11 Svilengrad (R) 24 6 2 16 24 46 −22 20 Relegation to 2002–03 V Group
12 Minyor Pernik (R) 24 3 7 14 10 47 −37 16
13 Devnya (R) 24 2 5 17 14 42 −28 11
Source: 2001–02 B Group futbolbg.dir.bg
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Rumen Shankulov Vidima-Rakovski 14
2   Borislav Dimitrov Botev Plovdiv 13
3   Vasil Kirov Rilski Sportist 12
4   Georgi Kichukov Botev Vratsa 11
5   Desislav Rusev Akademik Svishtov 9
  Spas Urumov Akademik Svishtov
7   Nikolay Filipov Dobrudzha 7
  Stanislav Rumenov Svetkavitsa
9   Emil Angelov Svilengrad 6
  Todor Pramatarov Pirin
  Georgi Zdravkov Dobrudzha
  Milen Kunchev Botev Plovdiv
  Valentin Ignatov Vidima-Rakovski

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Б" група сезон 2001/02" (in Bulgarian). futbolbg.dir.bg.
  2. ^ "Игнат Младенов пое Дунав" (in Bulgarian). segabg.com. 28 March 2002.