2014–15 B PFG

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Bulgarian B Professional Football Group
Season 2014–15
Matches played 120
Goals scored 310 (2.58 per match)

The 2014–15 B PFG season will be the 60th season of the Bulgarian B PFG, the second tier of the Bulgarian football league system.

Team changes from 2013/14[edit]

Movement between A PFG and B PFG[edit]

At the end of last season the first two teams of the second division of Bulgarian football were promoted to the top division - A PFG. These were Marek Dupnitsa and Haskovo 2009.

Because of the changes made in the number of teams in A PFG for this season the bottom four teams in A Group at the end of the last one were relegated to B Group for season 2014-2015. These were Chernomorets Burgas, Neftochimic Burgas, Pirin Gotse Delchev and Lyubimets 2007.

Movement between B PFG and V AFG[edit]

The four V AFG champions - Sozopol (South-East), Benkovski Byala (North-East), Pirin Blagoevgrad (South-West) and Lokomotiv Mezdra (North-West) - were promoted to B PFG because of their standings in their respective groups the previous season.

Further pre-season changes[edit]

On June 16 Benkovski Byala sent an official letter to the Bulgarian Football Union and declined to participate in the 2014–15 B PFG, citing financial problems.[1] On the next day media reports suggested that three additional clubs did not meet the license criteria in the initial investigation by the BFU - Lyubimets, Neftochimic and Pirin Gotse Delchev. All three clubs were in danger of being refused a spot in the group, while the 2nd placed teams in the 2013/14 V AFG were preparing to make bids to replace them.[2]

On June 19 the BFU confirmed Benkovski's withdrawal and officially invited FC Master Burgas to take their spot as the 2nd placed team in the Southeast V AFG.[3] On June 22 the club announced it has accepted the invitation, and in addition will change its name to FC Burgas and switch colours from red and white to blue and white.[4]

On June 30, the BFU announced the final list of participants for the 2014-15 season after a six hour session. Lyubimets, Neftochimic and Pirin Gotse Delchev were all denied a professional license for the following season due to outstanding debts and would have to compete in the V AFG or fold. The group was kept at 16 teams with the addition of Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa (2nd place in Northwest V AFG), Septemvri Simitli (2nd place in Southwest V AFG) and Vereya Stara Zagora (3rd place in Southeast V AFG). Vereya was chosen ahead of Oborishte Panagyurishte (3rd placed in Southwest V AFG) because of its higher coefficient and better infrastructure.[5]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity
Bansko Bansko Saint Peter 3,000
Botev Galabovo Energetik 3,000
Botev Vratsa Hristo Botev 32,000
Burgas Burgas Balgarovo 3,000
Chernomorets Burgas Lazur 18,037
Dobrudzha Dobrich Druzhba 12,500
Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa Lokomotiv 12,000
Lokomotiv Mezdra Lokomotiv 5,000
Montana Montana Ogosta 8,000
Pirin Blagoevgrad Hristo Botev 11,000
Pirin Razlog Pirin 2,000
Rakovski Rakovski Legia 3,000
Septemvri Simitli Struma 8,000
Sozopol Sozopol Arena Sozopol 3,000
Spartak Varna Spartak 8,000
Vereya Stara Zagora Trace Arena 1,000

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Montana 15 11 2 2 32 13 +19 35 Promotion to 2015–16 A PFG
2 Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa 15 11 1 3 35 20 +15 34
3 Pirin Blagoevgrad 15 9 4 2 22 8 +14 31
4 Bansko 15 7 6 2 19 10 +9 27
5 Pirin Razlog 15 7 5 3 19 18 +1 26
6 Dobrudzha Dobrich 15 7 2 6 22 15 +7 23
7 Sozopol 15 5 5 5 22 15 +7 20
8 Burgas 15 5 5 5 14 15 −1 20
9 Septemvri Simitli 15 6 1 8 16 23 −7 19
10 Rakovski 2011 15 6 1 8 25 29 −4 19
11 Botev Galabovo 15 5 3 7 18 26 −8 18
12 Lokomotiv Mezdra 15 4 4 7 18 23 −5 16
13 Vereya Stara Zagora 15 5 1 9 14 18 −4 16 Relegation to V AFG
14 Botev Vratsa 15 4 2 9 15 23 −8 14
15 Chernomorets Burgas 15 3 4 8 11 20 −9 13
16 Spartak Varna 15 2 0 13 9 35 −26 6

Updated to games played on 29 November 2014.
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points; 8th Draw
(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] BAN GAL BVR BUR CHB DOB LGO LME MON PIR PRZ RAK SIM SOZ SPV VER
Bansko 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–0
Botev Galabovo 2–1 1–2 1–3 2–2 4–2 1–0 1–0
Botev Vratsa 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–4 0–1 5–0
Burgas 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–0
Chernomorets Burgas 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–1
Dobrudzha Dobrich 2–2 1–0 3–4 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–0
Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa 2–2 3–2 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 4–3
Lokomotiv Mezdra 0–4 0–1 0–4 1–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 4–1
Montana 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 3–3 3–0 2–0
Pirin Blagoevgrad 4–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–0
Pirin Razlog 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–1
Rakovski 2011 2–0 3–2 0–1 4–1 0–3 3–0 3–6 2–0
Septemvri Simitli 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 1–4 0–3
Sozopol 6–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 4–0
Spartak Varna 1–2 0–3 0–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–1
Vereya Stara Zagora 2–1 4–0 0–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–0

Updated to games played on 29 November 2014.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

References[edit]