FC Chernomorets Balchik

Chernomorets (Bulgarian: Черноморец) is a Bulgarian football club based in Balchik, that competes in the Second League, the second tier of Bulgarian football. The team plays its home games at the local Balchik Stadium with 3,200 seats.

FC Chernomorets Balchik
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Full nameFootball Club Chernomorets Balchik
Founded1918; 102 years ago (1918)
GroundBalchik Stadium
Capacity2,618
Head coachGeorgi Ivanov
LeagueSecond League
2019–20Second League, 14th (disqualified)

HistoryEdit

 
Balchik Stadium

Chernomorets were founded as Sport Club Strela in late 1918 by English and Italian soldiers after World War I. The team finally became known as Chernomorets in 1957.

In its history, Chernomorets plays mainly in the Bulgarian amateurs divisions. Until the 1976/77 season, the team participated in either the third Bulgarian division, but gained a promotion to the B Group for the 1977/78 season. The next season was not so successful and the team was relegated back to the third division (The club finishing on 17th place in the group).

Chernomorets qualified for second time in its history for the second division by finishing on 3rd place in North-Eastern V Group in the 2007-08 season. In this period in the club worked as an assistant coach former famous football player Iliyan Kiryakov.

The club has withdrawn from B PFG in February 2011 for a big finance debt.

Between 9 November 2014 and 27 March 2016, Chernomorets won 37 consecutive games in the third division.[1] In the 2015–16 season, the team finished first and won promotion to the B Group after five years absence, but on 12 June 2016, they announced that will stay in V Group and won't compete in the professional tier due to financial reasons.[2]

HonoursEdit

PlayersEdit

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 Hristiyan Hristov
2   DF Todor Taushanov
3   DF Daniel Georgiev
6   MF Aleksandar Stefanov
7   MF Aleksandar Popov
8   MF Georgi Georgiev
10   MF Tsvetan Iliev
11   MF Viktor Mitev
12   DF Genadi Lugo (captain)
13   DF Trayan Trayanov
14   MF Lyuben Lyubenov
No. Position Player
17   MF Yunuz Yunuz
18   MF Ivan Mihaylov
20   DF Nikolay Ivanov
21   DF Miroslav Nachev
23   MF Doni Donchev
24   FW Vladislav Mirchev
27   GK Hristo Kovachev
30   GK Veselin Dobrev
38   MF Stanislav Zhelyazkov
77   FW Georgi Stoyanov

For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2019 and Transfers winter 2019–20.

Past seasonsEdit

League positionsEdit

Third Amateur Football League (Bulgaria)Second Professional Football League (Bulgaria)Third Amateur Football League (Bulgaria)Bulgarian V AFGBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian V AFG
Season League Place W D L GF GA Pts Bulgarian Cup
2011–12 V AFG (III) 10 8 7 13 43 34 36 not qualified
2012–13 V AFG 7 11 8 9 37 31 41 not qualified
2013–14 V AFG 13 8 2 20 39 63 26 not qualified
2014–15 V AFG 2 24 4 2 85 14 76 not qualified
2015–16 V AFG 1 24 1 1 79 14 73 First round
2016–17 Third League 1 24 4 0 67 9 76 First round
2017–18 Second League (II) 11 10 9 11 37 40 39 First round
2018–19 Second League 7 10 7 13 27 35 37 Second Round
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Балчик подава молба за влизане в Книгата на Гинес" (in Bulgarian). varnautre.bg. 5 April 2016.
  2. ^ Първи отбор се отказа от участие в "Б" група

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