2004–05 A Group

Statistics of Bulgarian A Football Group in the 2004–2005 season.

A Group
Season2004–05
ChampionsCSKA Sofia
(30th title)
RelegatedVidima-Rakovski
Nesebar
Spartak Varna
Champions LeagueCSKA Sofia
UEFA CupLevski Sofia
Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Litex Lovech
Matches played240
Goals scored638 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorerMartin Kamburov
(27 goals)
Biggest home winLevski 8–1 Belasitsa
Biggest away winSpartak 0–7 Levski
Highest scoringLevski 8–1 Belasitsa (9 goals)

OverviewEdit

It was contested by 16 teams, and CSKA Sofia won the championship.[1]

TeamsEdit

Promotion and RelegationEdit

The league was contested by 16 teams, 13 returning from the previous season, as well as three teams promoted from the 2003-04 B Group season. The promoted teams are Beroe Stara Zagora, Pirin Blagoevgrad, and Nesebar. Nesebar made their debut in the top level of Bulgarian football.

Stadiums and LocationsEdit

Sofia 2004–05 A Group football clubs
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Belasitsa Petrich Tsar Samuil 12,000
Beroe Stara Zagora Beroe 12,500
Cherno More Varna Ticha 8,250
CSKA Sofia Balgarska Armia 22,015
Levski Sofia Georgi Asparuhov 29,200
Litex Lovech Gradski (Lovech) 7,050
Lokomotiv Plovdiv Lokomotiv (Plovdiv) 20,000
Lokomotiv Sofia Lokomotiv (Sofia) 17,500
Marek Dupnitsa Bonchuk 12,500
Naftex Burgas Lazur 18,037
Nesebar Nesebar Gradski (Nesebar) 5,500
Pirin Blagoevgrad Hristo Botev 15,000
Rodopa Smolyan Septemvri 6,000
Slavia Sofia Slavia 32,000
Spartak Varna Spartak 7,500
Vidima-Rakovski Sevlievo Rakovski 6,000

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 CSKA Sofia (C) 30 25 4 1 81 16 +65 79 Qualification for Champions League second qualifying round
2 Levski Sofia 30 24 4 2 76 19 +57 76 Qualification for UEFA Cup second qualifying round
3 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 30 18 4 8 65 34 +31 58
4 Litex Lovech 30 16 4 10 45 27 +18 52
5 Slavia Sofia 30 13 9 8 43 33 +10 48
6 Lokomotiv Sofia[a] 30 14 7 9 43 35 +8 46
7 Naftex Burgas 30 10 5 15 24 38 −14 35[b]
8 Cherno More 30 10 5 15 30 38 −8 35[b]
9 Marek 30 9 8 13 34 44 −10 35[b]
10 Beroe 30 9 8 13 32 36 −4 35[b]
11 Belasitsa Petrich 30 9 7 14 25 48 −23 34
12 Rodopa Smolyan 30 9 6 15 33 43 −10 33[c]
13 Pirin Blagoevgrad 30 7 12 11 31 40 −9 33[c]
14 Vidima-Rakovski (R) 30 9 5 16 32 51 −19 32 Relegation to 2005–06 B Group
15 Nesebar (R) 30 5 5 20 26 63 −37 20
16 Spartak Varna (R) 30 5 3 22 18 73 −55 18
Source: A PFG (in Bulgarian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th head-to-head away goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th goals scored; 8th "sportsmanship" (R & Y cards); 9th draw
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Lokomotiv Sofia were docked three points for failure to pay salaries to a former player.
  2. ^ a b c d Naftex Burgas ahead of Cherno More, Marek and Beroe on head-to-head points; Naftex Burgas: 10 pts, Cherno More: 9 pts, Marek: 9 pts, Beroe: 7 pts.
  3. ^ a b Rodopa Smolyan ahead of Pirin Blagoevgrad on head-to-head away goals scored; Rodopa Smolyan–Pirin Blagoevgrad 2–0, Pirin Blagoevgrad–Rodopa Smolyan 4–2.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BEL BSZ CHM CSK LEV LIT LPL LSO MAR NAF NES PRN RDP SPV SLA VRA
Belasitsa Petrich 1–1 0–0 1–4 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 4–0 0–0 1–0
Beroe 2–0 2–0 1–3 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 2–1
Cherno More 3–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–3 2–0 0–1 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0
CSKA Sofia 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–0 5–1 5–0 3–0 5–0 2–1 1–0 6–0 4–0 3–0
Levski Sofia 8–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 5–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 4–0 5–1 4–1 3–0 2–0
Litex Lovech 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 4–2 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–0
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 3–0 3–0 2–0 4–3 2–2 4–3 4–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 4–4 4–0 5–0 1–0 4–0
Lokomotiv Sofia 5–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 4–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 5–2
Marek 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 4–1 0–2 2–2
Naftex Burgas 3–0 1–0 2–1 0–4 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 5–1 0–2 2–0
Nesebar 2–3 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–3 0–3 1–2 0–4 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–4 1–2
Pirin Blagoevgrad 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–0 1–4 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 4–2 2–0 2–2 1–1
Rodopa Smolyan 3–1 2–1 2–3 0–1 1–2 0–1 4–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 1–1
Spartak Varna 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–7 0–2 0–2 0–5 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 3–2
Slavia Sofia 4–0 3–2 3–1 1–4 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 4–1 0–0 1–3 2–1 4–1
Vidima-Rakovski 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–4 1–4 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–1
Source: todor66.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

ChampionsEdit

CSKA Sofia
Goalkeepers
01   Ivaylo Ivanov 11 0(0)
12   Hristo Bahtarliev 00 0(0)
31   Evgheni Hmaruc 19 0(0)
Defenders
02   Radoslav Zabavník 29 0(6)
03   Adalbert Zafirov 13 0(0)
04   Marcos Charras* 06 0(1)
11   Robert Caha 08 0(0)
13   Yordan Varbanov 11 0(0)
14   Valentin Iliev 18 0(4)
25   Ivan Ivanov 01 0(0)
27   Tiago Silva 15 0(0)
29   Ibrahima Gueye 23 0(1)
30   Yordan Todorov 28 0(5)
Midfielders
05   Todor Yanchev 26 0(1)
07   Hristo Yanev 29 (22)
10   Amiran Mujiri 28 0(5)
15   Benoît Cauet 15 0(0)
17   Joel Lindpere 11 0(0)
20   Yordan Yurukov 10 0(0)
23   Emil Gargorov 22 0(9)
26   Petko Iliev 02 0(0)
  Mansour Ayanda* 08 0(0)
Forwards
08   Velizar Dimitrov 10 0(4)
09   Ivan Ploshtakov 03 0(0)
18   Gerasim Zakov 10 0(1)
19   Evgeni Yordanov 23 (10)
21   Stoyko Sakaliev* 13 0(5)
31   Miroslav Manolov* 01 0(0)
Manager
  Miodrag Ješić
  • Charras, Ayanda, Sakaliev and Manolov left the club during a season.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Martin Kamburov Lokomotiv Plovdiv 27
2   Hristo Yanev CSKA Sofia 22
3   Vladislav Zlatinov Pirin Blagoevgrad 14
4   Tsvetan Genkov Lokomotiv Sofia 12
5   Emil Angelov Levski Sofia 11
  Eugen Trică Litex Lovech
  Blagoy Georgiev Slavia Sofia
  Dimitar Telkiyski Levski Sofia
  Plamen Timnev Cherno More Varna
10   Masena Moke Beroe Stara Zagora 10
  Daniel Borimirov Levski Sofia
  Evgeni Yordanov CSKA Sofia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "(2004-2005) ЦСКА слага 3 звезди след шпагати на Топчо" (in Bulgarian). temasport.com. 21 September 2013.

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