FC Levski Karlovo

Levski Karlovo (Bulgarian: Левски Карлово) is a Bulgarian football club based in Karlovo, Plovdiv Province. Founded in 1923, it currently competes in the South-East Third League.[1] The club's colors are blue and white. Levski Karlovo is where Bulgarian international Petar Aleksandrov began his career.

FC Levski Karlovo
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Full nameFootball Club Levski Karlovo
Founded1923; 99 years ago (1923)
GroundKrepost Stadium, Hisarya
Capacity3,000
ChairmanEmil Kabaivanov
ManagerDanail Bachkov
LeagueSouth-East Third League
2020–21South-East Third League, 8th

HistoryEdit

1923–2004Edit

Since its founding in 1923, Levski has had 10 seasons in second division, finishing third in 1975, with the last one being in 1981/82, when they finished 17th.[2] Petar Aleksandrov made his debut during that season, scoring 10 goals in 22 matches, before joining Slavia Sofia.

2004–2016: Re-foundingEdit

The club was dissolved in 2004 only to be re-established later that year. It remained in third division until 2016, when it was promoted.

2016–present: Return to Professional FootballEdit

On 27 July 2016, Levski was promoted to the newly formed Bulgarian Second League.[3] On 8 August 2016, after 34 years in the amateur leagues, the club returned to professional football in a match against Lokomotiv Sofia on 8 August 2016, which they lost 2:3.[4] On 20 September 2016, Vereya beat Levski with 2:0 in the First Round of Bulgarian Cup.[5] After 9 defeats in their first 9 matches for the season, Levski finally notched a 2:0 win over PFC Bansko on 22 September 2016.[6] On 10 December 2016, they defeated group leader Etar Veliko Tarnovo 2:0.[7] After finishing 16th in the table, the club was relegated back to third division for the 2017/18 season.

HonoursEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 1 August 2020

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   BUL Tsvetan Todorov (captain)
3 DF   BUL Martin Simeonov
6 MF   BUL Ivaylo Marinov
7 FW   BUL Georgi Andonov
8 MF   BUL Ivan Toshev
9 FW   BUL Petar Glavchev
10 MF   BUL Valentin Slivov
11 MF   BUL Georgi Georgiev
12 GK   BUL Vladimir Kostov
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 DF   BUL Ivan Dikliev
15 DF   BUL Nadim Angelov
17 DF   BUL Radoslav Dimitrov
18 DF   BUL Yanko Valkanov
19 MF   BUL Petar Petrov
20 MF   BUL Todor Sultanov
22 MF   BUL Nikola Popov
30 DF   BUL Emil Ivanov
79 FW   BUL Borislav Hadzhiev

Past seasonsEdit

Season League Place W D L GF GA Pts Bulgarian Cup
2009–10 V AFG (III) 5 18 8 10 54 28 62 not qualified
2010–11 V AFG 16 12 7 19 39 71 43 not qualified
2011–12 V AFG 14 9 7 18 32 64 34 not qualified
2012–13 V AFG 11 14 8 12 52 53 50 not qualified
2013–14 V AFG 14 7 4 21 35 85 25 not qualified
2014–15 V AFG 14 7 7 16 23 48 28 not qualified
2015–16 V AFG 13 11 2 21 43 75 35 not qualified
2016–17 Second League (II) 16 5 1 24 24 71 16 First Round
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.

League positionsEdit

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

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