PFC Akademik Svishtov

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Akademik Svishtov
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Full name PFC Akademik Svishtov
Founded 10 November 1949; 64 years ago (1949-11-10)
Ground Stadium Akademik
Ground Capacity 13,500
Chairman Bulgarian Valentin Mihov
Manager Bulgarian Angel Stankov
League B Group
2013–14 B Group, 14th /relegated/

PFC Akademik Svishtov (Bulgarian: ПФК Академик Свищов) is a Bulgarian association football club based in Svishtov who play in the B PFG, the second tier of Bulgarian football.

It plays its home matches at Akademik stadium with a capacity of 13,500 seats, and its team colours are blue and white. Akademik have spent four seasons in the Bulgarian first division in the past, the last time being the 1986–87 season.


Akademik was founded on 10 November 1949, on general assembly of the D.A. Tsenov Academy of Economics in Svishtov. Akademik's first president was professor Velislav Gavriyski.

In 1975–76 season, the club won B PFG title and with it gained promotion to the A PFG for the first time. In the following campaign, Akademik finished their debut A PFG season in 13th place. In 1977–78 season, Akademik had their best Bulgarian Cup run, beating Yantra Gabrovo, Dimitrovgrad, Benkovski Isperih and Slavia Sofia before losing to Marek Dupnitsa in the semi-finals. In the league, the club won just nine games and were relegated.

Seven years later, they won a second promotion to the top division by winning the B PFG. In 1985–86 season, Akademik achieved their highest A PFG placing of 11th. However, the next year they were relegated again.

In 2005, Akademik dropped to third division, for third time in their history. In the following 8 years, they spent their longest ever period out of the professional football. In 2012–13 season, Akademik were promoted to the B PFG as winners of the North-West V AFG.[1]

Seasons in A PFG[edit]

Season Pos M W D L G D P Notes
1976–77 13 30 9 8 13 32 45 26
1977–78 16 30 9 6 15 36 45 24 Relegated
1985–86 11 30 11 4 15 39 54 26
1986–87 15 30 7 8 15 29 51 21 Relegated

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2014 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Russia GK Ruslan Yonchev
2 Bulgaria DF Radoslav Bachev (captain)
3 Bulgaria DF Daniel Gramatikov
4 Bulgaria MF Todor Todorov
5 Bulgaria DF Teodor Koev
6 Bulgaria MF Ivaylo Mihaylov
7 Bulgaria MF Martin Metodiev
8 Bulgaria MF Todor Hristov
9 Bulgaria FW Ivan Yanchev
10 Bulgaria MF Kristiyan Tafradzhiyski
11 Bulgaria FW Desislav Rusev
12 Bulgaria GK Nikolay Mladenov
13 Bulgaria DF Aleksandar Goranov
No. Position Player
14 Bulgaria FW Preslav Antonov (on loan from Ludogorets Razgrad)
15 Bulgaria DF Plamen Angelov
16 Bulgaria MF Antoni Ivanov (on loan from Ludogorets Razgrad)
17 Bulgaria MF Ignat Damyanov
18 Bulgaria DF Kiril Fidin
19 Bulgaria MF Evgeni Ignatov
20 Bulgaria FW Martin Kolev
21 Bulgaria DF Tsvetomir Genov
Bulgaria DF Lyubomir Despotov
Bulgaria MF Stefan Traykov
Japan MF Koichiro Iizuka
Bulgaria FW Stoyan Kadifchin


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