2014–15 B Group
|Relegated||Botev Vratsa |
|Goals scored||586 (2.45 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Yanaki Smirnov (22 goals)|
Team changes from 2013–14Edit
Movement between A PFG and B PFGEdit
Because of the changes made in the number of teams in A PFG for this season the bottom four teams in A Group at the end of the last one were relegated to B Group for season 2014-2015. These were Chernomorets Burgas, Neftochimic Burgas, Pirin Gotse Delchev and Lyubimets 2007.
Movement between B PFG and V AFGEdit
The four V AFG champions - Sozopol (South-East), Benkovski Byala (North-East), Pirin Blagoevgrad (South-West) and Lokomotiv Mezdra (North-West) - were promoted to B PFG because of their standings in their respective groups the previous season.
Further pre-season changesEdit
On June 16 Benkovski Byala sent an official letter to the Bulgarian Football Union and declined to participate in the 2014–15 B PFG, citing financial problems. On the next day media reports suggested that three additional clubs had not met the license criteria in the initial investigation by the BFU - Lyubimets, Neftochimic and Pirin Gotse Delchev. All three clubs were in danger of being refused a spot in the group, while the 2nd placed teams in the 2013/14 V AFG were preparing themselves to make bids to replace them.
On June 19 the BFU confirmed Benkovski's withdrawal and officially invited FC Master Burgas to take their spot as the 2nd placed team in the Southeast V AFG. On June 22, the club announced it had accepted the invitation, and in addition would change its name to FC Burgas and switch colours from red and white to blue and white. On June 30, the BFU announced the final list of participants for the 2014-15 season after a six-hour session. Lyubimets, Neftochimic and Pirin Gotse Delchev were all denied a professional license for the following season due to outstanding debts and would have to compete in the V AFG or fold. The group was kept at 16 teams with the addition of Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa (2nd place in Northwest V AFG), Septemvri Simitli (2nd place in Southwest V AFG) and Vereya Stara Zagora (3rd place in Southeast V AFG). Vereya was chosen ahead of Oborishte Panagyurishte (3rd placed in Southwest V AFG) because of its higher coefficient and better infrastructure.
Stadia and locationsEdit
|Vereya||Stara Zagora||Trace Arena||1,000|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Montana (C, P)||30||25||3||2||72||16||+56||78||Promotion to 2015–16 A Group|
|2||Pirin Blagoevgrad (P)||30||17||10||3||52||15||+37||61|
|3||Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa||30||18||5||7||60||34||+26||59|
|9||Lokomotiv 2012 Mezdra||30||12||5||13||43||41||+2||41|
|13||Botev Vratsa (R)||30||8||5||17||26||43||−17||29||Relegation to 2015–16 V Group|
|14||Chernomorets Burgas (R)||30||7||7||16||25||40||−15||28|
|15||Rakovski 2011 (R)||29||6||1||22||25||71||−46||16[a]|
|16||Spartak Varna (R)||29||2||0||27||9||77||−68||6[b]|
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points; 8th Draw
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
- Rakovski 2011 decided to cancel their participation in the championship during the winter break due to financial difficulties. They were unable to register four professional players for their matches against Burgas and Botev Galabovo. All remaining fixtures are awarded 0−3 against them. The decision was confirmed by the Bulgarian Football Union on 27 February 2015. On 5 March 2015 the Union deducted 3 points due to the non-attendance of their game against PFC Burgas.
- Spartal Varna decided to cancel their participation in the championship during the winter break due to financial difficulties. They were unable to register four professional players for their match against Bansko, which was the second time a match had to be cancelled due to a fault of Spartak Varna. All remaining fixtures are awarded 0−3 against them. The decision was confirmed by the Bulgarian Football Union on 5 March 2015.
|1||Yanaki Smirnov||Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa||22|
|3||Atanas Iliev||Dobrudzha Dobrich||17|
|5||Georgi Kirilov||Botev Galabovo||12|
|6||Nikolay Tsvetkov||Lokomotiv 2012 Mezdra||11|
|7||Antoniy Balakov||Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa||10|
|8||Deyan Hristov||Chernomorets Burgas||9|
|Martin Toshev||Pirin Blagoevgrad||9|
|11||Vladimir Kaptiev||Pirin Razlog||8|
Updated on 24 May 2015
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