2007–08 A PFG

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A PFG
Season 2007-08
Champions CSKA Sofia
31st Bulgarian title
Relegated Beroe Stara Zagora
Vidima-Rakovski Sevlievo
Marek Dupnitsa
Champions League Levski Sofia
UEFA Cup Lokomotiv Sofia
Litex Lovech
Cherno More Varna
Intertoto Cup Chernomorets Burgas
Matches played 240
Goals scored 558 (2.33 per match)
Top goalscorer Georgi Hristov (21)
Biggest home win Cherno More Varna 7–0 Vidima-Rakovski Sevlievo
Biggest away win Belasitsa Petrich 1–6 Chernomorets Burgas
Highest scoring Levski Sofia 6–2 Botev Plovdiv (8 goals)

The 2007–08 A PFG was the 60th season of the Bulgarian A Professional Football Group since its establishment in 1948 and the 84th of a Bulgarian national top football division. The season began on 11 August 2007 and ended on 17 May 2008. CSKA Sofia won their 31st record league title. Last time they scooped the title was in 2004-05 season. CSKA managed to win the league without a single defeat, 16 points ahead of their arch rival Levski Sofia.

Despite the convincing results during the season, CSKA failed to get a UEFA license to participate in the Champions League due to unpaid debts. The guilt for the disaster in the club was taken by their chairman Aleksandar Tomov.[1][2]

The league was contested by 16 teams, thirteen returning from the 2006-07 season and three promoted from the Bulgarian B Professional Football Group. The defending champion was Levski Sofia. Chernomorets Burgas and Pirin Blagoevgrad gained automatic promotion as winners of East and West B PFG. Vidima-Rakovski Sevlievo gained promotion through the Promotion Play-Off beating Naftex Burgas 1–0 on 2 June 2007.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 CSKA Sofia (C) 30 24 6 0 53 11 +42 78 Excluded from European competitions 1
2 Levski Sofia 30 19 5 6 56 19 +37 62 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Lokomotiv Sofia 30 16 9 5 47 28 +19 57 2008–09 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round 2
4 Litex Lovech 30 16 8 6 51 26 +25 56
5 Cherno More Varna 30 13 9 8 39 28 +11 48 2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
6 Chernomorets Burgas 30 13 8 9 39 32 +7 47 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
7 Slavia Sofia 30 13 8 9 38 28 +10 47
8 Pirin Blagoevgrad 30 13 7 10 33 29 +4 46
9 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 30 12 7 11 37 28 +9 43
10 Vihren Sandanski 30 9 6 15 26 29 −3 33
11 Spartak Varna 30 8 7 15 21 34 −13 31
12 Botev Plovdiv 30 8 6 16 36 54 −18 30
13 Belasitsa Petrich 30 7 5 18 23 43 −20 26
14 Beroe Stara Zagora (R) 30 6 8 16 23 39 −16 26 Relegation to 2008–09 B PFG
15 Vidima-Rakovski Sevlievo (R) 30 4 6 20 17 61 −44 18
16 Marek Dupnitsa (R) 30 5 3 22 16 66 −50 18

Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th head-to-head away goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th goals scored.
1 CSKA failed to get a license for the competition due to unpaid debts
2 Litex qualify via 2007–08 Bulgarian Cup
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BEL BSZ BOT CHM CHB CSK LEV LIT LPL LSO MAR PIR SLA SPV VRA VIH
Belasitsa Petrich 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–6 1–3 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0
Beroe Stara Zagora 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 2–0
Botev Plovdiv 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 0–3 1–2 1–2 2–2 4–0 0–0 3–0 2–0 5–0 1–0
Cherno More Varna 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 7–0 1–0
Chernomorets Burgas 0–0 2–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–4 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
CSKA Sofia 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–0 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–0
Levski Sofia 4–0 1–0 6–2 4–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 3–1 0–1 4–2 4–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 1–0
Litex Lovech 2–0 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–0
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 6–1 2–1
Lokomotiv Sofia 1–0 3–0 2–2 4–3 4–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–3 1–2 1–0 2–0 3–2
Marek Dupnitsa 0–3 0–1 1–0 1–4 1–4 1–3 0–4 0–3 2–1 1–4 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–3
Pirin Blagoevgrad 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 0–0
Slavia Sofia 3–1 2–0 4–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 5–0 2–0 0–0
Spartak Varna 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–1
Vidima-Rakovski Sevlievo 1–0 3–1 0–1 0–3 1–1 0–0 1–3 3–2 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1
Vihren Sandanski 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1

Updated to games played on 17 May 2008.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Belasitsa Petrich Tsar Samuil Stadium 15,000
Beroe Stara Zagora Beroe Stadium 13,512
Botev Plovdiv Hristo Botev Stadium 22,000
Cherno More Varna Ticha Stadium 12,500
Chernomorets Burgas Lazur Stadium 18,037
CSKA Sofia Balgarska Armiya Stadium 22,015
Levski Sofia Georgi Asparuhov Stadium 29,200
Litex Lovech Lovech Stadium 7,050
Lokomotiv Plovdiv Lokomotiv 13,800
Lokomotiv Sofia Lokomotiv Sofia 22,000
Marek Dupnitsa Bonchuk Stadium 16,050
Pirin Blagoevgrad Hristo Botev Stadium1 11,000
Slavia Sofia Ovcha Kupel Stadium 18,000
Spartak Varna Spartak Stadium 7,500
Vidima-Rakovski Sevlievo Rakovski Stadium 8,816
Vihren Sandanski Sandanski Stadium 6,000

1^. Stadiums of Botev Plovdiv and Pirin Blagoevgrad have the same names, but they are placed in different cities.

Season statistics[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Bulgaria Georgi Hristov Botev Plovdiv
21
2 Bulgaria Marcho Dafchev Lokomotiv Sofia
15
3 Brazil Nei CSKA Sofia
13
4 Bulgaria Aleksandar Aleksandrov Cherno More Varna
12
5 Republic of Macedonia Zoran Baldovaliev Lokomotiv Sofia
11
Bulgaria Plamen Krumov Chernomorets Burgas
Romania Florentin Petre CSKA Sofia
Bulgaria Ivelin Popov Litex Lovech
6 Argentina Herman Pietrobon Pirin Blagoevgrad
10
7 Bulgaria Anatoli Todorov Lokomotiv Plovdiv
9
Bulgaria Miroslav Manolov Cherno More Varna
Bulgaria Ivan Naydenov Spartak Varna

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