2006–07 A Group

The 2006–07 A Group was the 59th season of the Bulgarian A Football Group since its establishment in 1948 and the 83rd of a Bulgarian national top football division.

A Group
Season2006–07
ChampionsLevski Sofia
(25th title)
RelegatedRilski Sportist
Rodopa
Chernomorets Burgas Sofia
Champions LeagueLevski
UEFA CupCSKA
Litex
Lokomotiv Sofia
Intertoto CupCherno More
Matches played240
Goals scored696 (2.9 per match)
Top goalscorerTsvetan Genkov
(27 goals)
Biggest home winLitex Lovech 11–0 Chernomorets Bs Sf
Biggest away winChernomorets Bs Sf 0–9 Levski Sofia
Highest scoringLitex Lovech 11–0 Chernomorets Bs Sf (11 goals)

The league was contested by 16 teams, thirteen returning from the 2005–06 season and three promoted from the B Group. Levski Sofia won the championship.[1]

Changes from last seasonEdit

Three teams were relegated at the end of the 2005-06 season: Pirin 1922 Blagoevgrad, Naftex Burgas, and FC Pirin Blagoevgrad. The latter was disqualified for financial reasons after the first two rounds.

The relegated teams were replaced by Spartak Varna and Rilski Sportist, the two regional winners of B PFG. Spartak Varna make an immediate return to the top tier, while Rilski Sportist return after a three-year absence. A further place in the league was decided through a one match playoff, between Chernomorets Burgas Sofia and Maritsa Plovdiv, the two runners-up from the two B Groups. Chernomorets won the match 3-2 and promoted to the top tier for the very first time.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Levski Sofia (C) 30 24 5 1 96 13 +83 77 Qualification for Champions League second qualifying round
2 CSKA Sofia 30 23 3 4 68 13 +55 72[a] Qualification for UEFA Cup second qualifying round
3 Lokomotiv Sofia 30 23 3 4 70 28 +42 72[a]
4 Litex Lovech 30 19 5 6 65 29 +36 62 Qualification for UEFA Cup first qualifying round
5 Slavia Sofia 30 14 7 9 47 75 −28 49
6 Cherno More 30 14 5 11 35 29 +6 47 Qualification for Intertoto Cup second round
7 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 30 13 4 13 48 43 +5 43
8 Belasitsa Petrich 30 11 5 14 38 43 −5 38
9 Vihren 30 11 4 15 27 39 −12 37[b]
10 Botev Plovdiv 30 11 4 15 41 45 −4 37[b]
11 Beroe 30 10 6 14 34 33 +1 36
12 Marek 30 9 7 14 39 58 −19 34
13 Spartak Varna 30 10 3 17 27 52 −25 33
14 Rilski Sportist (R) 30 10 0 20 31 53 −22 30 Relegation to 2007–08 B Group
15 Rodopa Smolyan (R) 30 5 4 21 22 52 −30 19
16 Chernomorets Burgas Sofia[c] (R) 30 0 1 29 8 127 −119 −2
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. ^ a b CSKA Sofia ahead of Lokomotiv Sofia on head-to-head record; Lokomotiv Sofia–CSKA Sofia 1–1, CSKA Sofia–Lokomotiv Sofia 4–1.
  2. ^ a b Vihren ahead of Botev Plovdiv on head-to-head record; Vihren–Botev Plovdiv 1–0, Botev Plovdiv–Vihren 1–2.
  3. ^ Chernomorets Burgas Sofia were docked three points for failing to register enough youth players.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BEL BSZ BOT CHM CBS CSK LEV LIT LPL LSO MAR RIL RDP SLA SPV VIH
Belasitsa Petrich 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–3 0–1 2–3 3–0 1–2 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 2–1
Beroe 0–0 2–0 2–1 6–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–5 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–0
Botev Plovdiv 3–1 1–0 2–0 5–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 3–2 1–2 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 5–1 1–2
Cherno More 1–0 1–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–2
Chernomorets Burgas Sofia 1–2 0–8 0–3 0–6 0–6 0–3[a] 0–0 0–1 0–9 1–4 0–1 1–2 0–4 0–3 0–3[b]
CSKA Sofia 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 6–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 4–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 6–1 4–0 5–0
Levski Sofia 1–0 3–0 3–0 5–0 10–0 1–0 6–2 6–1 3–0 8–0 5–0 3–0 2–0 3–0 4–0
Litex Lovech 7–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 11–0 0–1 0–0 5–1 2–1 4–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 6–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–0 5–0 0–0 4–0 2–0
Lokomotiv Sofia 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 7–0 1–1 3–5 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 5–0 2–1 2–0 1–0
Marek 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 4–1 1–0 0–8 1–2 3–1 1–2 3–2 4–2 2–2 3–1 0–1
Rilski Sportist 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0
Rodopa Smolyan 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–3 1–3 0–1 0–2 1–2 3–0 1–2 3–0 0–1
Slavia Sofia 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 8–0 0–1 0–3 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 4–1 1–1 3–1
Spartak Varna 3–3 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–0
Vihren 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–0 0–1 3–2 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 3–2 2–0
Source: todor66.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Match awarded as Chernomorets Burgas Sofia failed to register five youth players.
  2. ^ Match awarded as Chernomorets Burgas Sofia failed to engage a licensed security firm for the game.

ChampionsEdit

Levski Sofia
Goalkeepers
01   Georgi Petkov 17 0(0)
12   Bozhidar Mitrev 07 0(0)
88   Nikolay Mihaylov 05 0(0)
Defenders
03   Zhivko Milanov 18 0(1)
04   Igor Tomašić 22 0(0)
05   Borislav Stoychev 09 0(2)
11   Elin Topuzakov 23 0(0)
14   Veselin Minev 10 0(0)
15   Simeon Ivanov 01 0(0)
20   Stanislav Angelov 26 0(1)
25   Lúcio Wagner 19 0(1)
Midfielders
06   Richard Eromoigbe 24 0(1)
07   Daniel Borimirov 20 0(4)
08   Georgi Sarmov 18 0(2)
13   Eli Zizov 01 0(0)
16   Mariyan Ognyanov 05 0(0)
18   Miroslav Ivanov 23 0(5)
19   Atanas Bornosuzov 04 0(0)
21   Dimitar Telkiyski 25 0(8)
24   Nikolay Dimitrov 08 0(3)
27   Cédric Bardon 24 0(8)
30   Lachezar Baltanov 02 0(0)
77   Milan Koprivarov 15 0(5)
Forwards
09   Georgi Ivanov* 12 0(9)
10   Hristo Yovov 24 (13)
17   Valeri Domovchiyski 19 (15)
23   Ekundayo Jayeoba 06 0(4)
28   Emil Angelov 19 0(9)
Manager
  Stanimir Stoilov
  • Georgi Ivanov left the club during a season.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Tsvetan Genkov Lokomotiv Sofia 27
2   Todor Kolev Slavia Sofia 25
3   Eugen Trică CSKA Sofia 16
  Enyo Krastovchev Marek Dupnitsa
5   Valeri Domovchiyski Levski Sofia 15
6   Hristo Yovov Levski Sofia 13
7   Krum Bibishkov Litex Lovech 12
  Marquinhos Belasitsa Petrich

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Сезон 2006-07: След русенски фараон А група разсмива и бургаски фарфарон" (in Bulgarian). temasport.com. 5 October 2013.

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