Sozopol (Bulgarian: Созопол) is a Bulgarian association football club based in Sozopol, currently playing in the Second League, the second level of Bulgarian football.

FC Sozopol
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Full nameFootball Club Sozopol
Founded2008
GroundArena Sozopol
Capacity3,500
ChairmanPanayot Reyzi
Head coachMargarit Dimov
LeagueSecond League
2020–21Second League, 8th

HistoryEdit

In 2008 Sozopol secured promotion to the South-East V AFG in their inaugural season. They spent six seasons in the division, moving to the brand-new 2000 capacity all-seater Arena Sozopol in 2012. The club finally won the South-East V group during the 2013/14 season, achieving promotion to professional football for the first time. During the same year, Sozopol reached the Round of 16 of the 2013–14 Bulgarian Cup, losing 8-1 on aggregate to Litex.

They finished their first B Group season in 6th place out of 16 teams, and expanded their stadium by building a South Stand, bringing the total capacity to 3,500. During the 2015–16 Bulgarian Cup, the team reached the quarterfinals for the first time, beating OFC Etar Veliko Tarnovo in the Round of 16 and A Group member PFC Botev Plovdiv in the 1/8 finals. They were eventually knocked out after a 3-0 defeat to CSKA Sofia, but finished the 2015-16 season in 4th place in the B Group, a record position for the club.

In 2018, Sozopol was relegated to the third tier after finishing second to last in the 2017-18 season. In 2020, Sozopol promoted to the Second League, after 2 years in the third tier.

League positionsEdit

Bulgarian Second LeagueThird Amateur Football League (Bulgaria)Bulgarian Second LeagueBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian V AFG

Current squadEdit

As of 1 December, 2021

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 Stamen Boyadzhiev
2 DF   BUL Todor Petkov
3 DF   BUL Atanas Tasholov
5 DF   BUL Georgi Radev
6 MF   BUL Stoyan Tenev
7 FW   BUL Ventsislav Hristov
8 FW   BUL Ventsislav Gyuzelev
9 FW   BUL Borislav Budinov
10 MF   BUL Yani Nikolov
11 DF   BUL Petar Kyumurdzhiev (captain)
12 GK   BUL Rosen Andonov
14 DF   BUL Venelin Filipov
15 DF   BUL Dimitar Zhekov
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   BUL Simeon Baev
18 MF   BUL Bozhidar Kiryakov
19 DF   BUL Diyan Lefterov
21 MF   BUL Sava Savov
23 DF   BUL Diyan Moldovanov
24 GK   BUL Aleksandar Pavlov
27 MF   BUL Ivan Trenchev
39 DF   BUL Mihael Orachev
77 MF   BUL Galin Dimov
91 MF   BUL Antonio Laskov
99 FW   BUL Boris Tyutyukov
MF   BUL Kristiyan Parashkevov

For recent transfers, see Transfers winter 2020–21 and Transfers summer 2021.

HonoursEdit

Bulgarian B Group:

South-East V AFG:

Bulgarian Cup:

Past seasonsEdit

Season League Place W D L GF GA Pts Bulgarian Cup
2008–09 V Group (III) 9 14 9 13 47 51 51 DNQ
2009–10 V Group 6 20 2 14 58 33 62 DNQ
2010–11 V Group 4 22 5 11 89 31 71 Second round
2011–12 V Group 8 17 5 12 54 31 56 DNQ
2012–13 V Group 9 15 6 13 51 32 51 DNQ
2013–14 V Group 1 26 3 3 104 25 81 Second round
2014–15 B Group (II) 6 12 10 8 39 25 46 First round
2015–16 B Group 4 13 10 7 44 28 49 Quarterfinals
2016–17 Second League (II) 4 14 8 8 38 25 50 Second round
2017–18 Second League 15 6 6 18 25 47 24 First round
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.

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