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Professional Football Club Ludogorets 1945 Razgrad (Bulgarian: Професионален Футболен Клуб Лудогорец 1945 Разград), commonly known as Ludogorets Razgrad or simply Ludogorets, is a Bulgarian professional association football club based in Razgrad, which currently competes in the First Professional Football League, the top-tier of the Bulgarian football league system.

Ludogorets Razgrad
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad logo.svg
Full nameProfessional Football Club Ludogorets 1945 Razgrad
Nickname(s)Орлите (The Eagles)
Founded1945; 74 years ago (1945)
(refounded) June 18, 2001; 18 years ago (2001-06-18)
GroundLudogorets Arena, Razgrad, Bulgaria
Capacity10,422
OwnerKiril Domuschiev
ChairmanAleksandar Aleksandrov
Head coachStanislav Genchev
LeagueBulgarian First League
2018–19Regular season, 1st
Championship round, 1st
WebsiteClub website
Current season

In their inaugural 2011–12 season in A Group after promotion, Ludogorets won the treble by capturing the league championship, the Bulgarian Cup and the Bulgarian Supercup. Subsequently, the club made a significant international impact in the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League, where they reached the knockout phase of the tournament in their second only European run. Ludogorets are also the second Bulgarian team, after Levski Sofia, to enter the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, a feat which they achieved in the following 2014–15 season. During that same campaign, they became the first Bulgarian team to score points in the modern Champions League group stage following a 1–0 win over Basel in Sofia.

Since their introduction to the Bulgarian top-flight, Ludogorets have established themselves as a dominant force in Bulgarian football, claiming every possible league title since then.[1] They have also won the Bulgarian Cup twice, as well as the Bulgarian Supercup on four separate occasions.[2]

Ludogorets' traditional home colours are green and white. The club's home ground is the Ludogorets Arena in Razgrad, a stadium with a capacity of 10,500 spectators.[3]

HistoryEdit

Foundation and beginningEdit

The club was refounded in 18 June 2001 as Ludogorie Football Club. Its name was adopted from the previous name of the debt-troubled sports club in the town at that time, Razgrad 2000. The latter eventually ceased existence in 2006 after its registered association announced bankruptcy during that same year.

After playing for several years in the lower divisions of Bulgarian football, Ludogorets's successful campaign started in the 2009–10 season, when the team achieved promotion to the Bulgarian B Group. Shortly after, the club was acquired by Bulgarian entrepreneur Kiril Domuschiev. Ivaylo Petev, a former Litex Lovech midfielder, was also designated as head coach of the newly promoted second division outfit.

Domuschiev era (2010–present)Edit

In September 2010, the club was purchased by Bulgarian entrepreneur Kiril Domuschiev, with the clear intention to bring Ludogorets to the top division. The takeover was followed by a flurry of bids for high-profile players. In May 2011, with Ivaylo Petev as head coach, the team completed this feat in Domuschiev's first season of ownership by winning promotion to A Group for the first time in club history.[4]

First titleEdit

In May 2012, Ludogorets completed the domestic double when they won their first Bulgarian Cup title following a 2:1 victory against Lokomotiv Plovdiv at Lazur Stadium in Burgas,[5] and in August 2012, they won the Bulgarian Supercup, defeating Lokomotiv 3:1, thus becoming the first team to win a treble in its first season in A Group and one of the few in the history of international football to do so.

Second titleEdit

Ludogorets started the 2012–13 season with eight straight wins and nine matches without a loss, and finished the half-season in first place, as in the previous season, with just one loss and seven goals conceded out of 15 matches. However, in the 2012–13 Bulgarian Cup, the club was eliminated in the round of 32 by CSKA Sofia 2:2 on aggregate, losing on away goals. In the spring half-season, Ludogorets occupied the first place with just three matches to play before the end of the season. Nevertheless, they were defeated 1:0 by Levski Sofia and they took the lead of A Group. On the final day of the season, Ludogorets had to beat the already relegated team of Montana and hope that Slavia Sofia would prevent Levski from winning their match. In the last minutes of the Levski–Slavia match, Levski conceived an own goal which subsequently led to a 1:1 draw, allowing Ludogorets to win their second championship title in dramatic fashion again. In the 2013 Supercup, they lost 5:3 on penalties to Beroe Stara Zagora after a 1:1 draw in regular time.

EuropeanEdit

After winning the 2011–12 Bulgarian title, Ludogorets entered the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League for the 2012–13 season, but were eliminated 3:4 on aggregate with a last minute away goal by Dinamo Zagreb.

As Bulgarian champions in 2012–13 season, Ludogorets played in the UEFA Champions League where they came through the qualifiers, eliminating subsequently Slovan Bratislava and Partizan en route. Ludogorets then lost to Basel in the play-offs, but earned the right to play in the UEFA Europa League.

Ludogorets played in Group B of the 2013–14 Europa League. They were unbeaten in the group stage finishing first in the group with five wins in six games, including both home and away victories over the prominent PSV and Dinamo Zagreb.[6] Their only dropped points were a 1:1 home draw with Chornomorets Odesa. In the knockout phase, Ludogorets beat the Italian cup holders Lazio 1:0 away and drew 3:3 at home for a 4:3 aggregate win,[7] but then lost 0:3 at home and 0:4 on aggregate to Valencia in the round of 16.[8]

In the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, Ludogorets again won both their qualifiers, against F91 Dudelange of Luxembourg and Partizan.[9][10] In the play-off, they defeated Steaua București in dramatic fashion to reach the group stage for the first time.[11] Goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov was dismissed for a second yellow card in the last minute of extra time in the second leg, when Ludogorets had used all their substitutes. In the penalty shoot-out, centre-back Cosmin Moți, having converted the first penalty, went in goal and made two saves to put Ludogorets through 6:5 on penalties.[12]

 
Ludogorets playing against Steaua in a second leg play-off for the 2014–15 Champions League at the Vasil Levski National Stadium.

Ludogorets made their debut in the 2014–15 Champions League group phase on 16 September 2014, grabbing a 1:1 equalizer away against Liverpool in the 90th minute scored by Dani Abalo, but in an eventual 1:2 loss,[13] as the newly signed goalkeeper Milan Borjan gave away a penalty with a foul on Javier Manquillo, which Steven Gerrard converted to give Liverpool the victory.[13] Ludogorets made their home debut in the 2014–15 Champions League group phase on 1 October 2014, scoring a stunning goal in the sixth minute through' attacking midfielder Marcelinho against Real Madrid, but in an eventual 1:2 loss.[14] In this match, Cristiano Ronaldo took two penalties – the first was saved by goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov, while the second was scored for a 1:1 equalizer.[14] On 22 October 2014, Yordan Minev scored his first goal for Ludogorets, scoring a crucial last-minute winning goal in a 1:0 home win over Basel in the group stage of the Champions League.[15] On 26 November 2014, Dani Abalo scored in the third minute and Georgi Terziev scored his first goal in the 88th minute, grabbing a 2:2 equalizer against Liverpool, in an eventual 2:2 draw.[16]

Ludogorets won their 4th consecutive A Group title, but were left by several main squad players at the end of the season. Georgi Dermendziev was also replaced with Portuguese manager Bruno Ribeiro. The late changes saw Ludogorets being eliminated in the second qualifying round of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League by the underdog Moldovan champions Milsami Orhei.

With Georgi Dermendzhiev returning at the helm of the squad, during the 2016–17 Champions League, Ludogorets won the qualifiers against Mladost Podgorica and Red Star Belgrade respectively, followed by a success in the play-off against Viktoria Plzeň. Eventually, they became the first Bulgarian team to qualify twice for the group stage of the tournament. In the group stage, Ludogorets achieved two draws against Basel and one against Paris Saint-Germain, which were enough to secure them the third place and a transfer to the knockout phase of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League. Ludogorets however shortly exited the competition after failing to overcome Copenhagen with an initial 1:2 home loss and a 0:0 away draw.

Ludogorets failed to qualify for the groups of the next two editions of the Champion League, but however in both cases managed to enter the groups of Europe League. In the 2017–18 season they finished second in the group behind Braga, eliminating İstanbul Başakşehir and 1899 Hoffenheim, before losing in both matches to Milan in the round of 32.

 
Ludogorets Arena, the club's home ground, before a UEFA Europa League game in June 2018.

Crest, shirt and mascotEdit

 
Previous crest used until 2016.

Ludogorets' main kit colour is forest green and the away kit is white. In addition, a black alternative kit is also used in some of the domestic matches. Ludogorets's current crest is designed by the supporters and was chosen after a poll in the club's website. It was introduced to the public before the start of the 2016–17 First Professional League season.

In June 2017, Ludogorets reached a sponsorship agreement with English sportswear manufacturer Umbro for the upcoming two seasons.[17]

In June 2019, Ludogorets reached a new kit sponsorship agreement with American sportswear manufacturer Nike for the upcoming seasons.

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
2006–2010   Tomy Sport None
2010–2012   Adidas Huvepharma
2012–2014 Navibulgar / Huvepharma
2014–2016   Macron eCasino.bg
2016–2017 bet365 / Vivacom / Spetema
2017–2018   Umbro
2018–2019 Efbet / Vivacom / Spetema
2019–   Nike

Since 2014, the mascot of the team has been a female eagle called Fortuna, which was originally a gift from Lazio.[18]

 
Ludogorets's mascot Fortuna

HonoursEdit

Domestic trophiesEdit

Doubles and TreblesEdit

EuropeanEdit

European recordEdit

As of 3 October 2019
Matches M W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 44 14 11 19 67 64 +3
UEFA Europa League 40 17 15 8 61 32 +32
Total 84 31 26 27 128 96 +32

MatchesEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2012–13 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Dinamo Zagreb 1–1 2–3 3–4
2013–14 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Slovan Bratislava 3–0 1–2 4–2
3Q   Partizan 2–1 1–0 3–1
PO   Basel 2–4 0–2 2–6
UEFA Europa League Group B   PSV 2–0 2–0 1st
  Dinamo Zagreb 3–0 2–1
  Chornomorets Odesa 1–1 1–0
Round of 32   Lazio 3–3 1–0 4–3
Round of 16   Valencia 0–3 0–1 0–4
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 2Q   F91 Dudelange 4–0 1–1 5–1
3Q   Partizan 0–0 2–2 2–2 (a)
PO   Steaua București 1–0 0–1 1–1 (6–5 p.)
Group B   Real Madrid 1–2 0–4 4th
  Basel 1–0 0–4
  Liverpool 2–2 1–2
2015–16 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Milsami Orhei 0–1 1–2 1–3
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Mladost Podgorica 2–0 3–0 5–0
3Q   Red Star Belgrade 2–2 4–2 6–4
PO   Viktoria Plzeň 2–0 2–2 4–2
Group A   Paris Saint-Germain 1–3 2–2 3rd
  Arsenal 2–3 0–6
  Basel 0–0 1–1
UEFA Europa League Round of 32   Copenhagen 1–2 0–0 1–2
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Žalgiris 4–1 1–2 5–3
3Q   Hapoel Be'er Sheva 3–1 0–2 3–3 (a)
UEFA Europa League PO   Sūduva Marijampolė 2–0 0–0 2–0
Group C   Braga 1–1 2–0 2nd
  1899 Hoffenheim 2–1 1–1
  İstanbul Başakşehir 1–2 0–0
Round of 32   Milan 0–3 0–1 0–4
2018–19 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Crusaders 7–0 2–0 9–0
2Q   MOL Vidi 0–0 0–1 0–1
UEFA Europa League 3Q   Zrinjski Mostar 1–0 1–1 2–1
PO   Torpedo Kutaisi 4–0 1–0 5–0
Group A   Bayer Leverkusen 2–3 1–1 4th
  Zürich 1–1 0–1
  AEK Larnaca 0–0 1–1
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Ferencváros 2−3 1−2 3−5
UEFA Europa League 2Q   Valur 4–0 1–1 5–1
3Q   The New Saints 5–0 4–0 9–0
PO   Maribor 0–0 2–2 2–2 (a)
Group H   CSKA Moscow 5–1
  Espanyol
  Ferencváros 3–0
Notes
  • 1Q: First Qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round

UEFA rankingEdit

As of 4 October 2019[19]

Rank Team Points
56   Eintracht Frankfurt 26.000
57   Internazionale 24.000
58   Ludogorets Razgrad 24.000
59   BATE Borisov 24.000
60   Red Star Belgrade 22.750

All-time European performanceEdit

As of 3 October 2019

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponents by country Played Won Drawn Lost GD
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 1 1 0 2:1
  Croatia 4 2 1 1 8:5
  Cyprus 2 0 2 0 1:1
  Czech Republic 2 1 1 0 4:2
  Denmark 2 0 1 1 1:2
  England 4 0 1 3 5:13
  France 2 0 1 1 3:5
  Georgia 2 2 0 0 5:0
  Germany 4 1 2 1 6:6
  Hungary 5 1 1 3 6:6
  Iceland 2 1 1 0 5:1
  Israel 2 1 0 1 3:3
  Italy 4 1 1 2 4:7
  Lithuania 4 2 1 1 7:3
  Luxembourg 2 1 1 0 5:1
  Moldova 2 0 0 2 1:3
  Montenegro 2 2 0 0 5:0
  Netherlands 2 2 0 0 4:0
  Northern Ireland 2 2 0 0 9:0
  Portugal 2 1 1 0 3:1
  Romania 2 1 0 1 1:1
  Russia 1 1 0 0 5:1
  Serbia 6 3 3 0 11:7
  Slovakia 2 1 0 1 4:2
  Slovenia 2 0 2 0 2:2
  Spain 4 0 0 4 1:10
   Switzerland 8 1 3 4 5:13
  Turkey 2 0 1 1 1:2
  Ukraine 2 1 1 0 2:1
  Wales 2 2 0 0 9:0
Total 84 31 26 27 128:96

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 19 September 2019[20]

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 Jorge Broun
3   DF Anton Nedyalkov
4   DF Cicinho
5   DF Georgi Terziev
6   DF Taleb Tawatha
7   MF Dimo Bakalov
8   MF Dan Biton
10   FW Jakub Świerczok
11   DF Stanislav Manolev
12   MF Anicet Abel
13   MF Mavis Tchibota
17   MF Jorginho
18   MF Svetoslav Dyakov (captain)
21   DF Dragoș Grigore
No. Position Player
22   DF Jordan Ikoko
23   GK Plamen Iliev
25   MF Stéphane Badji
27   GK Vladislav Stoyanov
28   FW Claudiu Keșerü
30   DF Cosmin Moți
33   GK Renan
44   MF Jacek Góralski
82   MF Ivan Yordanov
84   MF Marcelinho
88   MF Wanderson
90   DF Rafael Forster
92   MF Jody Lukoki
For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2019.

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  FW Júnior Brandão (at   Persepolis until 30 June 2020)
  FW João Paulo (at   Ordabasy until 1 December 2019)
  MF David Ribeiro (at Botev Vratsa until 31 December 2019)
  MF Serkan Yusein (at Tsarsko Selo until 31 December 2019)
No. Position Player
  MF Dominik Yankov (at Botev Vratsa until 31 December 2019)
  MF Svetoslav Kovachev (at Etar until 31 December 2019)
  MF May Mahlangu (at   Ordabasy until 1 December 2019)
  MF Erol Dost (at Etar until 30 June 2020)

Reserve players with first-team appearancesEdit

Ludogorets Razgrad's reserve team, plays in the Bulgarian Second League. The following Ludogorets II players have made first-team appearances for the club.

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

No. Position Player
51   DF Ilker Budinov
58   DF Dimitar Iliev
69   GK Damyan Damyanov
No. Position Player
75   DF Martin Milkov
77   MF Georgi Valchev
87   DF Preslav Petrov

Foreign playersEdit

Up to five non-EU nationals can be registered and given a squad number for the first team in the First League, however only three can be used during a match day. Those non-EU nationals with European ancestry can claim citizenship from the nation their ancestors came from. If a player does not have European ancestry he can claim Bulgarian citizenship after playing in Bulgaria for five years.

EU Nationals

EU Nationals (Dual citizenship)

Non-EU Nationals

Records and notable statsEdit

Club RecordsEdit

  • Biggest home win in First League: Ludogorets 7–0 Beroe Stara Zagora (18 April 2018)
  • Biggest away win in First League: Minyor Pernik 0–7 Ludogorets (18 April 2012)
  • Biggest home loss in First League: Ludogorets 0–2 Cherno More Varna (29 March 2012), Ludogorets 2–4 Litex Lovech (20 October 2013), Ludogorets 0–2 Beroe Stara Zagora (20 May 2016)
  • Biggest away loss in First League: Cherno More 3–1 Ludogorets (31 August 2013), Beroe 2–0 Ludogorets (25 April 2015), Litex 4–2 Ludogorets (23 May 2015), Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2–0 Ludogorets (2 November 2015)
  • Most consecutive wins in First League (single season): 14 (2017–18)
  • Most consecutive losses in First League (single season): 3 (2011–12)
  • Most consecutive matches without win in First League (single season): 4 (2017–18)
  • Biggest European home win: Ludogorets 7–0   Crusaders (11 July 2018, UEFA Champions League First qualifying round first leg)
  • Biggest European away win:   The New Saints 0–4 Ludogorets (15 August 2019, UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round second leg)
  • Biggest European home defeat: Ludogorets 0–3   Valencia (13 March 2014, UEFA Europa League Round of 16), Ludogorets 0–3   Milan (15 February 2018, UEFA Europa League Round of 32)
  • Biggest European away defeat:   Arsenal 6–0 Ludogorets (19 October 2016, UEFA Champions League group stage)

Individual RecordsEdit

Other RecordsEdit

  • Ludogorets is the second team in the world, together with Levadia Tallinn from Estonia, that after promoting from the second to the first level of the football league pyramid of its country, wins a treble, capturing all of the local trophies – the league, the national cup and the supercup.
  • Ludogorets is the first team in Bulgaria to win 2 promotions in a row and then succeed in achieving a treble.
  • During the 2013–14 season Ludogorets became the first Bulgarian team to won a group, recording 5 wins and 1 draw.
  • Ludogorets became the first Bulgarian team to begin their group stage participation in European tournaments with 3 consecutive wins, when in the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage they recorded consecutive wins against PSV (2–0), Dinamo Zagreb (3–0) and Chornomorets Odesa (1–0), without conceding a goal in any of the games.
  • After the end of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage, Ludogorets became the first Bulgarian team to record 9 wins in European competitions in a single season, as well as the first Bulgarian team to record 5 away wins in European competitions in a single season.
  • After the end of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage, Ludogorets became the first Bulgarian team to record points in that competition when they defeated Basel 1–0 at home. This was also the first home win for a Bulgarian team in the UEFA Champions League, and was followed by a 2–2 home draw with Liverpool.
  • Ludogorets became the first Bulgarian team to qualify twice for the Champions League group stage, achieving the feat during the 2016–17 season of the tournament. During that season, the team set a new record for most goals scored (6), and became the first Bulgarian team to avoid finishing last in their group.
  • On 19 September, 2019 Ludogorets defeated CSKA Moscow 5–1 in the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League group stage, recording the biggest group stage win by a Bulgarian team.
  • On 3 October, 2019 Ludogorets defeated Ferencváros 0–3 in the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League group stage, recording the biggest away group stage win by a Bulgarian team.

Goalscoring and appearance recordsEdit

As of 6 October 2019

Most appearances for the club in all competitions

Rank Name Career Appearances
1   Marcelinho 2011– 327
2   Svetoslav Dyakov 2011– 308
3   Cosmin Moți 2012– 268
4   Wanderson 2014– 219
5   Virgil Misidjan 2013–2018 201
6   Claudiu Keșerü 2015– 187
7   Juninho Quixadá 2011–2018 175
8   Yordan Minev 2011–2017 174
9   Anicet Abel 2014– 165
10   Jody Lukoki 2015– 146


Most goals for the club in all competitions

Rank Name Career Goals
1   Claudiu Keșerü 2015– 114
2   Marcelinho 2011– 92
3   Wanderson 2014– 62
4   Virgil Misidjan 2013–2018 49
5   Juninho Quixadá 2011–2018 42
6   Cosmin Moți 2012– 32
7   Ivan Stoyanov 2011–2013 30
  Jakub Świerczok 2018– 30
9   Roman Bezjak 2012–2015 29
10   Jody Lukoki 2015– 28


As of 6 October 2019

Most appearances for the club in First League

Rank Name Career Appearances
1   Marcelinho 2011– 222
2   Svetoslav Dyakov 2011– 210
3   Cosmin Moți 2012– 172
4   Wanderson 2014– 149
5   Claudiu Keșerü 2015– 133
6   Virgil Misidjan 2013–2018 132
7   Juninho Quixadá 2011–2018 130
8   Yordan Minev 2011–2017 117
9   Anicet Abel 2014– 113
10   Vladislav Stoyanov 2013– 107


Most goals for the club in First League

Rank Name Career Goals
1   Claudiu Keșerü 2015– 91
2   Marcelinho 2011– 70
3   Wanderson 2014– 45
4   Virgil Misidjan 2013–2018 35
5   Juninho Quixadá 2011–2018 34
6   Ivan Stoyanov 2011–2013 25
7   Cosmin Moți 2012– 23
8   Roman Bezjak 2012–2015 20
9   Emil Gargorov 2011–2013 19
  Jakub Świerczok 2018– 19
  • Players in bold are still playing for Ludogorets.


As of 3 October 2019

Most appearances for the club in European competitions

Rank Name Career Appearances
1   Cosmin Moți 2012– 75
2   Marcelinho 2011– 74
3   Svetoslav Dyakov 2011– 73
4   Wanderson 2014– 57
5   Virgil Misidjan 2013–2018 51
6   Claudiu Keșerü 2015– 44
7   Vladislav Stoyanov 2013– 41
  Anicet Abel 2014– 41
9   Natanael 2015–2019 40
10   Yordan Minev 2011–2017 37
  Jody Lukoki 2015– 37

Most goals for the club in European competitions

Rank Name Career Goals
1   Marcelinho 2011– 15
2   Claudiu Keșerü 2015– 14
  Wanderson 2014– 14
4   Jakub Świerczok 2018– 10
5   Jody Lukoki 2015– 9
6   Roman Bezjak 2012–2015 8
7   Virgil Misidjan 2013–2018 7
8   Dani Abalo 2013–2015 6
  Cosmin Moți 2012– 6
10   Jonathan Cafú 2015–2017 4


As of 26 September 2019

Most appearances for the club in Bulgarian Cup

Rank Name Career Appearances
1   Marcelinho 2011– 27
2   Juninho Quixadá 2011–2018 22
3   Svetoslav Dyakov 2011– 21
4   Virgil Misidjan 2013–2018 19
5   Cosmin Moți 2012– 17
6   Júnior Caiçara 2012–2015 16
  Mihail Aleksandrov 2010–2016 16
8   Anicet Abel 2014– 15
  Fábio Espinho 2012–2015 15
  Georgi Terziev 2013– 15

Most goals for the club in Bulgarian Cup

Rank Name Career Goals
1   Claudiu Keșerü 2015– 8
2   Marcelinho 2011– 6
  Virgil Misidjan 2013–2018 6
4   Juninho Quixadá 2011–2018 5
5   Cosmin Moți 2012– 4
  Mihail Aleksandrov 2010–2016 4
  João Paulo 2017– 4
8   Ivan Stoyanov 2011–2013 3
  Christian Kabasele 2011–2012 3
  Jody Lukoki 2015– 3
  Mavis Tchibota 2019– 3
  • Players in bold are still playing for Ludogorets.


As of the 2019 Bulgarian Supercup

Most appearances for the club in Bulgarian Supercup

Rank Name Career Appearances
1   Marcelinho 2011– 7
2   Svetoslav Dyakov 2011– 6
  Cosmin Moți 2012–
4   Virgil Misidjan 2013–2018 4
5   Júnior Caiçara 2012–2015 3
  Vladislav Stoyanov 2013–
  Wanderson 2014
  Natanael 2015–2019
  Jody Lukoki 2015–
  Claudiu Keșerü 2015–
  Cicinho 2015–

Most goals for the club in Bulgarian Supercup

Rank Name Career Goals
1   Marcelinho 2011– 2
2   Júnior Caiçara 2012–2015 1
  Emil Gargorov 2011–2013
  Svetoslav Dyakov 2011–
  Virgil Misidjan 2013–2018
  Hamza Younés 2014–2015
  Wanderson 2014–
  Claudiu Keșerü 2015–
  Mavis Tchibota 2019–
  Jody Lukoki 2015–
  • Players in bold are still playing for Ludogorets.


Recent seasonsEdit

League positionsEdit

First Professional Football League (Bulgaria)Bulgarian A Football GroupBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian V AFGRegional Amateur Football Groups (Bulgaria) 
Season Position GP GW GD GL G+ G– GD Points
2011–12 30 22 4 4 73 16 +57 70
2012–13 30 22 6 2 58 13 +45 72
2013–14 38 25 9 4 74 20 +54 84
2014–15 32 18 9 5 63 24 +39 60
2015–16 32 21 7 4 55 21 +34 70
2016–17 36 25 8 3 87 28 +59 83
2017–18 36 27 7 2 91 22 +69 88
2018–19 36 23 10 3 67 19 +48 79
Total 8 titles 270 183 60 27 568 163 +405 606
Season Group Position M W D L G D P Bulgarian Cup Bulgarian Super Cup UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League Notes
2010–11 East B Group 1 24 12 8 4 38 16 44 Round of 32 Did not participate Did not participate Did not participate Promoted
2011–12 A Group 1 30 22 4 4 73 16 70 Winner Winner Did not participate Did not participate Achieved treble
2012–13 A Group 1 30 22 6 2 58 13 72 Round of 32 Finalist Second qualifying round Did not participate 2nd consecutive title
2013–14 A Group 1 38 25 9 4 74 20 84 Winner Winner Play-off round Round of 16 Achieved treble
2014–15 A Group 1 32 18 9 5 63 24 63 Semi-final Finalist Group stage Did not participate 4th consecutive title
2015–16 A Group 1 32 21 7 4 55 21 70 Round of 16 Not held Second qualifying round Did not participate 5th consecutive title
2016–17 First League 1 36 25 8 3 87 28 83 Finalist Finalist Group stage Round of 32 6th consecutive title
2017–18 First League 1 36 27 7 2 91 22 88 Quarter-final Winner Third qualifying round Round of 32 7th consecutive title
2018–19 First League 1 36 23 10 3 67 19 79 Quarter-final Winner Second qualifying round Group stage 8th consecutive title
2019–20 First League TBD Round of 16 TBD First qualifying round Group stage

RivalriesEdit

Rivalry with CSKA SofiaEdit

As of 11 August 2019

Competition Played Ludogorets Draws CSKA
First League 25 14 10 1
Bulgarian Cup 4 1 1 2
Total 29 15 11 3

Dates are in dd/mm/yyyy form.

  Ludogorets win   Draw   CSKA win

Ludogorets vs CSKA CSKA vs Ludogorets
League
Season Division / Round Date Score Date Score
2011–12 A PFG 23 May 2012 1–0 28 November 2011 2–2
2012–13 22 September 2012 1–0 11 April 2013 0–0
2013–14 10 August 2013 3–0 10 November 2013 0–2
30 April 2014 1–0 26 March 2014 0–1
2014–15 16 August 2014 2–0 22 November 2014 1–1
4 April 2015 4–0 9 May 2015 0–0
2016–17 First League 5 November 2016 2–0 1 April 2017 0–2
20 May 2017 1–1 23 April 2017 0–2
2017–18 5 November 2017 1–2 22 July 2017 0–1
6 April 2018 3–2 5 May 2018 0–0
2018–19 19 August 2018 1–0 6 December 2018 1–1
6 April 2019 0–0 11 May 2019 0–0
2019–20 11 August 2019 0–0 30 November 2019
Bulgarian Cup
2012–13 Round of 16 31 October 2012 1–2 24 November 2012 0–1
2017–18 Quarter-final 14 December 2017 2–1 (aet)
2018–19 Quarter-final 3 April 2019 0–1

Rivalry with Levski SofiaEdit

As of 6 October 2019

Competition Played Ludogorets Draws Levski
First League 27 17 6 4
Bulgarian Cup 2 0 1 1
Total 29 17 7 5

Dates are in dd/mm/yyyy form.

  Ludogorets win   Draw   Levski win

Ludogorets vs Levski Levski vs Ludogorets
League
Season Division / Round Date Score Date Score
2011–12 A PFG 25 September 2011 2–1 2 April 2012 0–1
2012–13 18 November 2012 2–1 2 April 2012 1–0
2013–14 7 December 2013 0–1 15 September 2013 0–2
9 April 2014 2–0 11 May 2014 2–3
2014–15 8 March 2015 1–0 27 September 2014 3–2
2015–16 1 August 2015 2–0 18 October 2015 1–1
21 February 2016 2–1 23 April 2016 0–0
2016–17 First League 30 November 2016 2–1 13 August 2016 1–0
14 April 2017 0–0 16 May 2017 1–3
2017–18 29 October 2017 2–0 6 September 2017 0–0
12 May 2018 2–2 14 April 2018 0–1
2018–19 20 October 2018 2–1 9 March 2019 0–2
18 May 2019 1–1 14 April 2019 0–2
2019–20 6 October 2019 2–0 7 March 2020
Bulgarian Cup
2014–15 Semi-final 8 April 2015 0–0 29 April 2015 1–0

Notable playersEdit

Notable managersEdit

Dates Name Honours
2010–2013   Ivaylo Petev 99992 A Group titles
1 B Group title
1 Bulgarian Cup title
1 Bulgarian Supercup title
2013–2014   Stoycho Stoev 99991 A Group title
1 Bulgarian Cup
2014–2015
2015–2017
  Georgi Dermendzhiev 99991 A Group title
2 First League titles
1 Bulgarian Supercup
2017–2018   Dimitar Dimitrov 99991 First League title
2018   Paulo Autuori 99991 Bulgarian Supercup title
2019   Stoycho Stoev 99991 First League title
1 Bulgarian Supercup title

CaptainsEdit

Years Name Became captain
2011–2013   Emil Gargorov 30 years
2013–   Svetoslav Dyakov 28 years

PersonnelEdit

Board of directorsEdit

Position Name Nationality
Owner Kiril Domuschiev  
President Alexander Alexandrov  
Chairman of the board of directors Temenuga Gazdova  
Managing Director Angel Petrichev  
Youth Academy Director Valentin Stanchev  
Sports Director Georgi Karamandzhukov  
Marketing Director Anna Pencheva  

Current technical bodyEdit

Position Name Nationality
Team Manager Nikolay Kirchev  
Chief Scout Yakov Paparkov  
Scout Ivan Tsvetkov  
Head Coach Stanislav Genchev  
Assistant Coach Bruno Pivetti  
Goalkeeper coach Zdravko Zdravkov  
Ludogorets II Head Coach Todor Zhivondov  
Ludogorets II Coach Ivo Gradev  
Ludogorets II Goalkeeper Coach Viktor Georgiev  
U19 Head Coach Stefan Slavov  
U19 Coach Rosen Marinov  
U19 Goalkeeper Coach Zdravko Chavdarov  
U17 Head Coach Yordan Yurukov  
U17 Coach Dilyan Georgiev  
U17 Goalkeeper Coach Dobrin Dobrev  
U16 Coach Hristo Gospodinov  
U15 Coach Emil Georgiev  
U14 Coach Emilyan Petrov  
Data Analyst Lucas Oliveira  
Conditioning Coach Ian Coll  
Conditioning Coach Ivan-Rafael Diaz  
Physiotherapist Yordan Lazarov  
Physiotherapist Marco Alves  
Physiotherapist Iulian Mircea  
Doctor Valentin Velikov  
Administrator Plamen Yordanov  
Translation Stela Simeonova  
Translation Viktor Cvetanov  
Kit Manager Ali Ali  

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