PFC Bansko

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Bansko (Bulgarian: Банско) is a Bulgarian professional association football club from the town of Bansko,[1] currently playing in the South-West Third League, the third division of Bulgarian football. Its home matches take place at the Saint Petar Stadium.

PFC Bansko
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Full nameProfessional Football Club Bansko
Nickname(s)The Chamois
Founded1951; 69 years ago (1951)
GroundSt Petar Stadium, Bansko
Capacity3,000
ChairmanGeorgi Kotsev
Head coachGeorgi Galchev
LeagueSouth-West Third League
2017–18Third League, 5th

The club was founded in 1951. Until the 2008–09 season, the team participated in either the amateurs Bulgarian divisions. After the union by the two clubs from Blagoevgrad – "Pirin" and "Pirin 1931", FC Bansko took licence of Pirin for participation in the West B Group.

HistoryEdit

Bansko was founded in 1951. The team has largely played in regional leagues throughout its history. The team enjoyed more success in the 21st century. Bansko promoted to the B PFG for the first time in 2008. A strong selection of players led to success in the second tier of Bulgarian football. In their debut season, Bansko finished third, very close to securing promotion to the top tier. However, even more successful was the 2009-10 season, when Bansko managed to finish in third place once more, with 49 points, equal with Akademik Sofia on points. However, Akademik had a better goal difference, and were placed second, thus being promoted to the first tier.

HonoursEdit

B Group:

Bulgarian Cup:

Current squadEdit

As of 1 February 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Abdi Abdikov
2   DF Yordan Lechov
3   DF Kostadin Slaev (captain)
5   DF Borislav Sandev
6   MF Kristiyan Baltov
7   MF Kiril Georgiev
8   MF Vasil Vasilev
10   MF Smilen Zlatanov
11   MF Viktor Ergin
No. Position Player
12   GK Angel Yusev
14   MF Vesko Veskov
15   DF Boris Eykov
17   MF Marian Iliev
18   DF Iliya Munin
19   FW Petko Petkov
20   MF Aleksandar Kehayov
21   MF Zhoro Roshkov
40   DF Krasimir Durchov

League positionsEdit

Third Amateur Football League (Bulgaria)Second Professional Football League (Bulgaria)Bulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian V AFG

ManagersEdit

Dates Name Honours
1951–2009 unknown
2009   Boris Nikolov
2009–2010   Krasimir Manolov
2010–2013   Voyn Voynov
2013–2015   Aleksandar Tomash
2016   Ivan Atanasov
2016–2017   Petko Medvedski
2017–   Dimitar Krushovski[2]

Past seasonsEdit

Season League Place W D L GF GA Pts Bulgarian Cup
2009–10 B PFG (II) 3 17 8 5 50 22 59 First round
2010–11 B PFG 4 14 6 10 42 35 48 Second round
2011–12 B PFG 4 10 10 7 36 24 40 Second round
2012–13 B PFG 5 13 7 6 48 26 46 Third round
2013–14 B PFG 5 13 3 10 40 24 42 First round
2014–15 B PFG 4 14 11 5 38 18 53 Second round
2015–16 B PFG 9 11 6 13 42 38 39 Second round
2016–17 Second League (II) 15 6 7 17 26 55 25 First Round
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bansko Facts". Footballdatabase.eu.
  2. ^ "Димитър Крушовски е новият старши треньор на Банско" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. 3 July 2017.

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