Levski Volley

VC Levski Sofia is a professional Bulgarian volleyball team based in Sofia. It has both men's and women's teams, both playing in its respective Bulgarian Volleyball Leagues. Founded in 1943 the team plays its home games at Levski Sofia Sports Hall in Sofia. The women's team became the first Bulgarian volleyball club that were crowned European champion in 1963–64 season. Levski is also the only Bulgarian club that reached 4 times European Cup finals and 6 times CEV Cup finals.

Levski Sofia
Full nameVC Levski Sofia
NicknameСините (The Blues)
Founded1943
GroundLevski Sofia Sports Hall,
Sofia
(Capacity: 1700)
ChairmanBulgaria Vladimir Nikolov
ManagerBulgaria Hristo Iliev
LeagueBulgarian Volleyball Super League
2019–207th (Men)
2nd (Women)
Uniforms
Home
Away

Men's volleyballEdit

HonoursEdit

National competitionsEdit

  •   Bulgarian Championship: 15
1945, 1959, 1980, 1985, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009
  •   Bulgarian Cup: 17
1960, 1966, 1968, 1972, 1980, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2014

International competitionsEdit

Current Squad 2018/2019Edit

Head coach:   Andrey Zhekov
No. Name Date of birth Position
2   Boyan Yordanov (1983-03-12) March 12, 1983 (age 37) opposite
4   Metodi Ananiev (1986-02-17) February 17, 1986 (age 35) outside hitter
4   Steven Morales (1992-04-07) April 7, 1992 (age 28) outside hitter
6   Stilian Asenov (1987-10-21) October 21, 1987 (age 33) setter
7   Daan van Haarlem (1989-03-15) March 15, 1989 (age 31) setter
8   Ivaylo Lalov (1996-01-10) January 10, 1996 (age 25) libero
9   Andrey Zhekov (1980-03-12) March 12, 1980 (age 40) setter
10   Milan Milanov (1994-10-28) October 28, 1994 (age 26) outside hitter
11   Ventsislav Ragin (1992-04-08) April 8, 1992 (age 28) middle blocker
12   Ivan Krachev (1990-02-28) February 28, 1990 (age 30) opposite
14   Ivan Damianov (1987-05-31) May 31, 1987 (age 33) middle blocker
18   Strahil Svilenski (1996-09-07) September 7, 1996 (age 24) middle blocker

Notable playersEdit

Women's volleyballEdit

HonoursEdit

National competitionsEdit

  •   Bulgarian Championship: 29
1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2014
  •   Bulgarian Cup: 27
1959, 1960, 1961, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2014, 2016

International competitionsEdit

1963–64
  • Runners-up: 1975, 1976, 1981

Notable playersEdit

Team squadEdit

Season 2016–2017, as of January 2017.[1]

Number Player Position Height (m) Weight (kg) Birth date
1   Nadezhda Petrova Libero 1.73 83 (1999-05-22) 22 May 1999 (age 21)
2   Desislava Georgieva Middle Blocker 1.85 70 (1998-06-11) 11 June 1998 (age 22)
3   Kristiana Petrova Outside Hitter 1.81 70 (1997-07-13) 13 July 1997 (age 23)
4   Zornitsa Yaneva Middle Blocker 1.82 61 (1999-09-02) 2 September 1999 (age 21)
5   Maria Yordanova Opposite 1.82 72 (2002-05-25) 25 May 2002 (age 18)
6   Miroslava Paskova Outside Hitter 1.78 70 (1996-02-16) 16 February 1996 (age 25)
7   Iva Nikolova Outside Hitter 1.82 65 (1999-06-13) 13 June 1999 (age 21)
8   Mariana Yordanova Settter 1.83 78 (1999-11-27) 27 November 1999 (age 21)
9   Elena Becheva Outside Hitter 1.83 69 (1998-05-30) 30 May 1998 (age 22)
10   Gergana Becheva Setter 1.77 63 (2000-05-04) 4 May 2000 (age 20)
11   Kathryn Dimitrova Opposite 1.90 77 (1999-11-27) 27 November 1999 (age 21)
12   Viktoriya Ivanova Libero 1.69 60 (2000-05-23) 23 May 2000 (age 20)
13   Denitsa Dimitrova Middle Blocker 1.88 75 (1999-03-23) 23 March 1999 (age 21)
14   Mariela Gerenova Libero 1.66 58 (2000-04-20) 20 April 2000 (age 20)
15   Gergana Georgieva Setter 1.77 60 (1998-10-15) 15 October 1998 (age 22)
16   Anelia Dzhondrova Middle Blocker 1.93 84 (1999-12-18) 18 December 1999 (age 21)
17   Monika Krasteva Outside Hitter 1.80 68 (1999-05-09) 9 May 1999 (age 21)
18   Nasya Dimitrova Middle Blocker 1.89 70 (1992-11-06) 6 November 1992 (age 28)
Coach:   Radoslav Bakardzhiev

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Levski Sofia - Team 2016–17". CEV. Retrieved 8 January 2017.

External linksEdit