2016–17 Bulgarian Cup

The 2016−17 Bulgarian Cup was the 35th official edition of the Bulgarian annual football knockout tournament. The competition began on 20 September 2016 with the first round and finished with the final on 24 May 2017.[1] CSKA Sofia were the defending champions, but lost in the first round to Lokomotiv Sofia. Botev Plovdiv won its third cup, after winning the final against Ludogorets Razgrad. Botev, thus, qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League.

2016–17 Bulgarian Cup
CountryBulgaria
Teams32
ChampionsBotev Plovdiv (3rd title)
Runners-upLudogorets Razgrad
Matches played33
Goals scored104 (3.15 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Brazil João Paulo
Romania Claudiu Keșerü
(6 goals)

Participating clubsEdit

The following 32 teams qualified for the competition:[2]

2016–17 First League
14 clubs
2016–17 Second League
14 non-reserve clubs
Winners of 4 regional competitions
4 clubs

Beroe Stara Zagora
Botev Plovdiv
CSKA Sofia
Cherno More Varna
Dunav Ruse
Levski Sofia
Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa
Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Ludogorets Razgrad
Montana
Neftochimic Burgas
Pirin Blagoevgrad
Slavia Sofia
Vereya Stara Zagora

Bansko
Botev Galabovo
Botev Vratsa
Etar Veliko Tarnovo
Levski Karlovo
Lokomotiv Sofia
Nesebar
Oborishte Panagyurishte
Pomorie
Sozopol
Spartak Pleven
Septemvri Sofia
Tsarsko Selo Sofia
Vitosha Bistritsa

from North-West zone:

from North-East zone:

from South-East zone:

from South-West zone:

MatchesEdit

Round of 32Edit

The draw was conducted on 7 September 2016.[3] The games were played between 20 and 22 September 2016.[4] On this stage all of the participants started their participation i.e. the 14 teams from First League, the 14 non-reserve teams from Second League and the 4 winners from the regional amateur competitions.

20 September 2016 Levski Karlovo (II)0–2 Vereya Stara Zagora Stara Zagora
16:00 EEST Report Andonov   44' (pen.)
Kostov   63'
Stadium: Trace Arena
Attendance: 120
Referee: Vihren Manev (Sofia)
20 September 2016 Spartak Pleven (II)2–3 Pirin Blagoevgrad Pleven
16:00 EEST Gadi   64'
I.Ivanov   79' (pen.)
Report Mujeci   48'
Bengyuzov   60'
Mladenov   88'
Stadium: Stadion Slavi Aleksiev
Attendance: 100
Referee: Tihomir Aleksov (Sofia)
20 September 2016 Etar Veliko Tarnovo (II)1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–4 p)
Neftochimic Burgas Veliko Tarnovo
16:00 EEST Abayián   27' Report Hazurov   70' (pen.) Stadium: Stadion Ivaylo
Attendance: 830
Referee: Stanislav Todorov (Shumen)
Penalties
Skerlev  
Genchev  
Todorov  
Plahov  
Tsvetkov  
  Hristov
  Hazurov
  Valchanov
  Rumenov
  Hadzhiev
20 September 2016 Botev Galabovo (II)2–3 Montana Galabovo
16:00 EEST Halil   40'51' Report Toshev   59'
Atanasov   69'
Petkov   74'
Stadium: Stadion Hristo Botev
Attendance: 400
Referee: Vangel Vangelov (Sofia)
20 September 2016 Botev Vratsa (II)0–4 Ludogorets Razgrad Vratsa
16:00 EEST Report Sasha   33'
Campanharo   45+1'
Terziev   60'
Anicet   90+3' (pen.)
Stadium: Stadion Hristo Botev
Attendance: 750
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Petrich)
20 September 2016 Chernomorets Balchik (III)2–5 Lokomotiv Plovdiv Balchik
16:00 EEST Popov   38'
Aleksandrov   90'
Report Marchev   12'
Velkovski   42'43'
Raynov   70'
Rashid   89'
Stadium: Stadion Balchik
Attendance: 600
Referee: Ivelin Zanev (Ruse)
21 September 2016 Vitosha Bistritsa (II)1–1 (a.e.t.)
(7–8 p)
Dunav Ruse Bistritsa
16:00 EEST Vasilev   88' Report Kostadinov   53' Stadium: Stadion Vitosha
Attendance: 140
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov (Sofia)
Penalties
Petrov  
Kochilov  
Vasilev  
Sadula  
Hristozov  
Amzin  
Uzunov  
Krastev  
Andonov  
Otofe  
Radev  
  Budinov
  Atanasov
  Dimov
  Milchev
  Ognyanov
  Shopov
  Davronov
  Patev
  Kolev
  Antonov
  Petkov
21 September 2016 Nesebar (II)1–2 Pomorie (II) Nesebar
16:00 EEST Mirchev   25' Report Lemperov   60'
Stoyanov   67'
Stadium: Stadion Nesebar
Attendance: 60
Referee: Stanislav Stavrov (Veliko Tarnovo)
21 September 2016 Bansko (II)0–1 Sozopol (II) Bansko
16:00 EEST Report Peshov   21' Stadium: Stadion Sveti Petar
Attendance: 80
Referee: Angel Bayaltsaliev (Sofia)
21 September 2016 Septemvri Sofia (II) 2–0Beroe Stara ZagoraSofia
16:00 EEST Stoichkov   42'
Tonchev   57'
Report Stadium: Stadion Dragalevtsi
Attendance: 230
Referee: Nikola Popov (Sofia)
21 September 2016 Lokomotiv Sofia (II) 2–1CSKA SofiaSofia
16:00 EEST Georgiev   6'
Hristov   71'
Report Pedro   54' Stadium: Stadion Lokomotiv
Attendance: 960
Referee: Angel Angelov (Sofia)
21 September 2016 Pirin Gotse Delchev (III)3–6 Botev Plovdiv Gotse Delchev
16:00 EEST Hazurov   38'69' (pen.)
Mehremski   77'
Report Brisola   40'75'
Nedelev   53'71' (pen.)
Paulo   55'64'
Stadium: Gradski stadion
Attendance: 700
Referee: Ivan Penchev (Stara Zagora)
21 September 2016 Rozova Dolina Kazanlak (III)1–2 Cherno More Varna Kazanlak
16:00 EEST Rachev   85' (pen.) Report Kokonov   20'
Yoskov   80'
Stadium: Stadion Sevtopolis
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Valentin Zhelezov (Burgas)
21 September 2016 Litex Lovech (III) 2–0Slavia SofiaLovech
19:00 EEST Seliminski   72'
Pisarov   83'
Report Stadium: Stadion Lovech
Attendance: 680
Referee: Ryustem Karagaren (Asenovgrad)
22 September 2016 Tsarsko Selo Sofia (II)0–2 Levski Sofia Sofia
16:00 EEST Report Adeniji   76'
Deza   90+3'
Stadium: Stadion Lokomotiv
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Stefan Pavlov (Burgas)
22 September 2016 Oborishte Panagyurishte (II) 2–0Lokomotiv Gorna OryahovitsaPanagyurishte
16:00 EEST Shterev   61'
Aytov   74'
Report Stadium: Stadion Orcho Voyvoda
Attendance: 550
Referee: Martin Stoimenov (Sofia)

Round of 16Edit

The draw was conducted on 27 September 2016.[5] The games were played between 25 and 27 October 2016.[6] On this stage the participants will be the 16 winners from the first round.

25 October 2016 Septemvri Sofia (II)0−2 Dunav Ruse Sofia
15:00 EEST Report Atanasov   13'
Shopov   18'
Stadium: Stadion Dragalevtsi
Attendance: 310
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Plovdiv)
25 October 2016 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 6−0Oborishte Panagyurishte (II)Plovdiv
18:00 EEST Raykov   12'61'
Valchev   18'
Kamburov   45'
Karageren   83'
Velkovski   86'
Report Stadium: Stadion Lokomotiv
Attendance: 430
Referee: Stefan Pavlov (Burgas)
25 October 2016 Montana0−4 Ludogorets Razgrad Razgrad
20:00 EEST Report Keșerü   9'79'
Natanael   32'
Misidjan   90'
Stadium: Ludogorets Arena
Attendance: 350
Referee: Georgi Davidov (Veliko Tarnovo)
26 October 2016 Litex Lovech (III) 1−1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p)
Lokomotiv Sofia (II)Lovech
18:00 EEST Pisarov   51' Report Bonev   54' Stadium: Stadion Lovech
Attendance: 700
Referee: Martin Stoimenov (Sofia)
Penalties
Petkov  
R. Ivanov  
I. Ivanov  
Grozev  
Seliminski  
  Peev
  Viyachki
  Goranov
  Bouzoukis
26 October 2016 Levski Sofia2−3 (a.e.t.) Cherno More Varna Sofia
19:00 EEST Adeniji   63'
Pirgov   79'
Report Tsvetkov   3'101'
Bacari   31'
Stadium: Stadion Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 1,190
Referee: Volen Chinkov (Sofia)
27 October 2016 Sozopol (II)0−1 Pirin Blagoevgrad Sozopol
16:00 EEST Report Mladenov   72' Stadium: Arena Sozopol
Attendance: 410
Referee: Angel Bayaltsaliev (Sofia)
27 October 2016 Vereya Stara Zagora 1−0Pomorie (II)Stara Zagora
17:00 EEST Dikov   42' Report Stadium: Trace Arena
Attendance: 90
Referee: Petar Dorovski (Sofia)
27 October 2016 Botev Plovdiv 3−0Neftochimic BurgasPlovdiv
20:00 EEST Terziev   8'
Paulo   25'
I. Stoyanov   28'
Report Stadium: Futbolen kompleks Botev 1912
Attendance: 1,170
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Petrich)

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw was conducted on 2 November 2016.[7] The games will be played between 4 and 6 April 2017.[8] On this stage the participants will be the 8 winners from the second round.

4 April 2017 Pirin Blagoevgrad0−1 Botev Plovdiv Blagoevgrad
20:00 EEST Report Baltanov   27' Stadium: Stadion Hristo Botev
Attendance: 3,650
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov (Sofia)
5 April 2017 Litex Lovech (III) 1−1 (a.e.t.)
(5–3 p)
Cherno More VarnaLovech
17:30 EEST Kostov   25' (pen.) Report Venkov   34' Stadium: Stadion Lovech
Attendance: 1,750
Referee: Volen Chinkov (Sofia)
Penalties
Kostov  
Balakov  
Genkov  
R. Ivanov  
Baychev  
  G. Iliev
  Tsvetkov
  Venkov
  Kokonov
5 April 2017 Lokomotiv Plovdiv0−4 Ludogorets Razgrad Plovdiv
20:00 EEST Report Marcelinho   32'
Wanderson   59'
Vidanov   62' (o.g.)
Misidjan   78'
Stadium: Stadion Lokomotiv
Attendance: 3,650
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Petrich)
6 April 2017 Vereya Stara Zagora 2−0Dunav RuseStara Zagora
20:00 EEST Eugénio   22'73' Report Stadium: Trace Arena
Attendance: 325
Referee: Stefan Apostolov (Blagoevgrad)

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw was conducted on 7 April 2017.[9] The first legs will be played on 18 and 19 April and the second legs are scheduled for 26 and 27 April 2017.[10]

First LegsEdit

18 April 2017 Ludogorets Razgrad 4−0 Litex Lovech (III) Razgrad
19:00 EEST Misidjan   2'
Campanharo   26'
Vasilev   29'
Quixadá   34'
Report Stadium: Ludogorets Arena
Attendance: 630
Referee: Stanislav Todorov (Shumen)
19 April 2017 Vereya Stara Zagora 0−1 Botev Plovdiv Stara Zagora
19:00 EEST Report Nedelev   90+6' (pen.) Stadium: Trace Arena
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Volen Chinkov (Sofia)

Second LegsEdit

26 April 2017 Botev Plovdiv 1–1
(2–1 agg.)
Vereya Stara ZagoraPlovdiv
18:00 EEST Vutov   34' Report Kaloyanov   61' Stadium: Futbolen kompleks Botev 1912
Attendance: 2,900
Referee: Angel Angelov (Sofia)
27 April 2017 Litex Lovech (III)0−7
(0−11 agg.)
Ludogorets Razgrad Lovech
18:00 EEST Report Paulo   12'52'82'
Keșerü   24'68'90' (pen.)
Misidjan   38'
Stadium: Stadion Lovech
Attendance: 300
Referee: Georgi Davidov (Veliko Tarnovo)

FinalEdit

Ludogorets Razgrad1−2Botev Plovdiv
Keșerü   80' Report Kossoko   44'
Vutov   52'
Attendance: 9,800
Referee: Nikola Popov (Sofia)[11]

BracketEdit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                
1 Ludogorets Razgrad 4
2 Botev Vratsa 0
1 Ludogorets Razgrad 4
1 Montana 0
2 Botev Galabovo 2
1 Montana 3
1 Ludogorets Razgrad 4
1 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 0
2 Oborishte Panagyurishte 2
1 Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa 0
2 Oborishte Panagyurishte 0
1 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 6
3 Chernomorets Balchik 2
1 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 5
1 Ludogorets Razgrad 4 7
3 Litex Lovech 0 0
1 Cherno More Varna 2
3 Rozova Dolina Kazanlak 0
1 Cherno More Varna (a.e.t.) 3
1 Levski Sofia 2
2 Tsarsko Selo Sofia 0
1 Levski Sofia 2
1 Cherno More Varna 1
3 Litex Lovech (a.e.t.) 2
2 Lokomotiv Sofia 2
1 CSKA Sofia 1
2 Lokomotiv Sofia 1
3 Litex Lovech (a.e.t.) 2
1 Slavia Sofia 0
3 Litex Lovech 2
1 Ludogorets Razgrad 1
1 Botev Plovdiv 2
1 Vereya Stara Zagora 2
2 Levski Karlovo 0
1 Vereya Stara Zagora 1
2 Pomorie 0
2 Nesebar 1
2 Pomorie 2
1 Vereya Stara Zagora 2
1 Dunav Ruse 0
2 Septemvri Sofia 2
1 Beroe Stara Zagora 0
2 Septemvri Sofia 0
1 Dunav Ruse 2
2 Vitosha Bistritsa 1
1 Dunav Ruse (a.e.t.) 2
1 Vereya Stara Zagora 0 1
1 Botev Plovdiv 1 1
1 Pirin Blagoevgrad 3
2 Spartak Pleven 2
1 Pirin Blagoevgrad 1
2 Sozopol 0
2 Bansko 0
2 Sozopol 1
1 Pirin Blagoevgrad 0
1 Botev Plovdiv 1
1 Neftochimic Burgas (a.e.t.) 2
2 Etar Veliko Tarnovo 1
1 Neftochimic Burgas 0
1 Botev Plovdiv 3
3 Pirin Gotse Delchev 3
1 Botev Plovdiv 6

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 24 May 2017
Rank Player Club Goals
1   João Paulo Ludogorets Razgrad[n 1] 6
  Claudiu Keșerü Ludogorets Razgrad
3   Virgil Misidjan Ludogorets Razgrad 4
4   Todor Nedelev Botev Plovdiv 3
  Dimitar Velkovski Lokomotiv Plovdiv
6 10 players 2
Notes
  1. ^ Including 3 goals for Botev Plovdiv.

ReferencesEdit

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