2015–16 B Group

The 2015–16 B Group was the 61st season of the Bulgarian B Football Group, the second tier of the Bulgarian football league system.

B Group
Season2015–16
PromotedDunav Ruse
Vereya
Loko GO
Neftochimic
Matches played240
Goals scored580 (2.42 per match)
Top goalscorerTihomir Kanev
(14 goals)

A total of 16 teams contested the league: 10 of which returning from the 2014–15 season, 4 of which promoted from third division and two new teams - the reserves team of Ludogorets Razgrad and Litex Lovech.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team City Stadium Capacity
Bansko Bansko Saint Peter 3,000
Botev Galabovo Energetik 3,000
Dobrudzha Dobrich Druzhba 12,500
Dunav Ruse Gradski Stadium 19,960
Litex II Lovech Lovech Stadium 8,100
Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa Lokomotiv 12,000
Lokomotiv 2012 Mezdra Lokomotiv 5,000
Ludogorets II Razgrad Ludogorets Arena 7,500
Neftochimic Burgas Lazur Stadium 18,037
Oborishte Panagyurishte Orcho Voyvoda 3,000
Pirin Razlog Razlog Stadium 6,500
Pomorie Pomorie Pomorie Stadium 2,000
Septemvri Simitli Struma 8,000
Sozopol Sozopol Arena Sozopol 3,500
Spartak Pleven Pleven Stadium 22,000
Vereya Stara Zagora Trace Arena 1,714

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Dunav Ruse (P) 30 18 10 2 53 19 +34 64 Promotion to 2016–17 Parva Liga
2 Pomorie (Q) 30 15 9 6 36 23 +13 54 Qualification for Promotion playoff
3 Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa (P) 30 13 11 6 42 26 +16 50 Promotion to 2016–17 Parva Liga
4 Sozopol 30 13 10 7 44 28 +16 49[a]
5 Litex II (R) 30 14 7 9 50 38 +12 49[a][b] Relegation to 2016–17 Treta Liga
6 Botev Galabovo 30 12 5 13 32 47 −15 41[c]
7 Ludogorets Razgrad II 30 12 5 13 41 41 0 41[c]
8 Vereya (P) 30 10 10 10 33 27 +6 40 Promotion to 2016–17 Parva Liga
9 Bansko 30 11 6 13 42 38 +4 39[d]
10 Oborishte 30 11 6 13 29 33 −4 39[d]
11 Pirin Razlog 30 10 8 12 31 41 −10 38[e]
12 Neftochimic (P) 30 8 14 8 31 39 −8 38[e] Promotion to 2016–17 Parva Liga
13 Spartak Pleven 30 9 9 12 35 42 −7 36
14 Dobrudzha Dobrich (R) 30 8 10 12 27 33 −6 34 Relegation to 2016–17 Treta Liga
15 Septemvri Simitli (R) 30 6 5 19 26 50 −24 23
16 Lokomotiv 2012 Mezdra (R) 30 5 5 20 28 55 −27 20
Source: Soccerway
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
(P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b SOZ 3−1 LIT; LIT 3−1 SOZ
  2. ^ Litex II will be relegated to V AFG regardless of their position at the end of the season, due to the relegation of the first team.
  3. ^ a b LUD 0−1 GAL; GAL 3−1 LUD
  4. ^ a b OBO 2−2 BAN; BAN 2−1 OBO
  5. ^ a b PRZ 3−1 NEF; NEF 1−0 PRZ

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAN GAL DOB DUN LIT LGO LM12 LUD NEF OBO PRZ POM SIM SOZ SPL VER
Bansko 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 5–0
Botev Galabovo 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 4–2 0–3 4–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–0
Dobrudzha Dobrich 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1
Dunav Ruse 3–1 5–0 2–2 4–1 0–0 3–0 4–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–0
Litex II 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 1–4 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 4–1 1–0
Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 4–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 5–1 1–0
Lokomotiv 2012 Mezdra 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–5 4–2 1–1 1–4 0–0 1–3 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–1 0–3
Ludogorets Razgrad II 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–3 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 5–0 3–2 3–1 1–1
Neftochimic 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–6 2–2 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1
Oborishte 2–2 3–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–3 2–0 0–0
Pirin Razlog 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1
Pomorie 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–4 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 5–1 3–2 2–1 1–0 4–1
Septemvri Simitli 2–3 0–1 0–1 0–4 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 2–0 4–2
Sozopol 2–1 5–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–0
Spartak Pleven 1–3 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–3 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0
Vereya 3–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 5–0 2–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 1–0
Source: Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion play-offsEdit

Montana2−1Pomorie
S. Georgiev   54'
Iliev   86'
Report Bozhinov   73' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Nikola Popov (Sofia)

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Tihomir Kanev Lokomotiv GO 14
2   Vasil Kaloyanov Sozopol 13
3   Petar Dimitrov Lokomotiv Mezdra 12
4   Yanaki Smirnov Ludogorets Razgrad II 11
5   Diyan Dimov Dunav Ruse 10
6   Lyubomir Bozhinov Pomorie 9
7   Grigor Dolapchiev Spartak Pleven 8
  Borislav Hazurov Bansko
  Georgi Kirilov Botev Galabovo
  Ivan Kolev Oborishte
  Emanuil Manev Sozopol
  Yuliyan Nenov Dunav Ruse

Updated on 1 June 2016

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Borislav Borisov Neftochimic Burgas Spartak Pleven 3–3 29 August 2015
  Atanas Chipilov Bansko Vereya Stara Zagora 5–0 17 October 2015
  Tihomir Kanev Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa Spartak Pleven 5–1 23 April 2016

ReferencesEdit