PFC Chavdar Etropole

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Full name Professional Football Club Chavdar Etropole
Nickname(s) Комарджиите (The Gamblers)
Founded 1922; 93 years ago (1922)
Ground Chavdar Stadium
Ground Capacity 5 000
Chairman Bulgaria Emil Dimitrov
Manager Bulgaria Petar Penchev
League B PFG
2012–13 B PFG, 7th

PFC Chavdar (ПФК Чавдар) is a Bulgarian football club from the town of Etropole, currently playing in the West B PFG, the second division of Bulgarian football.[1]


The club was established in 1922 with the name "Balkan". In 1945 the club was renamed "Peyo Krinchev". Between 1957 and 1985 the club was named DFS "Etropole". Since 1985 the name is "Chavdar". The main kit-colours of the team are red and white. In his history the club participated in either the second or the third Bulgarian division. Currently the team is playing in the West B PFG. In 2007/2008 season Chavdar finishes 3rd in the Bulgarian South-West V AFG, and wins promotion for the 2008/2009 season.

The club qualified for the 1/16 finals of the Bulgarian Cup 1972-73 after defeating Botev Vratsa and for the 1/8 finals in 2007-08 after defeating PFC Haskovo and beating surprisingly elite Marek Dupnitsa with 5:3 (after penalty kicks) to make it to the 1/8 finals of the competition. There "Chavdar" was eliminated by the Kaliakra Kavarna after suffering a 2:0 loss. On 31 March 2010, Chavdar reached the semi-finals of the Bulgarian Cup for the first time in their history - the team from Etropole eliminated higher echelon Slavia Sofia after a penalty shootout (the score at the end of extra time was 0:0, the hosts won 4:2 in the kicks from the spot contest). They lost in the next round against Beroe by a score of 0:1.


  • Third place in the Western "B" group: 2007/08
  • Semifinalist in the National Cup tournament: this time its official name is the Cup of Bulgaria - 2009 / 10

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 June 2013 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Bulgaria GK Vladislav Mitev
3 Bulgaria DF Ivan Karakostov
5 Bulgaria DF Ivan Ivanov
6 Bulgaria DF Nikolay Stoilkov
7 Bulgaria DF Raif Muradov
8 Bulgaria MF Krasimir Iliev
9 Bulgaria FW Yordan Etov
10 Bulgaria FW Tihomir Cheneshkov
11 Bulgaria FW Nikolay Botev
12 Bulgaria GK Doncho Nikolov
13 Bulgaria MF Atanas Dimitrov (on loan from Litex Lovech)
No. Position Player
14 Bulgaria DF Denis Pidev
15 Bulgaria MF Martin Gerakov
16 Bulgaria DF Vladimir Bayrev
17 Bulgaria MF Vlado Ivanov (on loan from CSKA Sofia)
18 Bulgaria DF Chudomir Grigorov
19 Bulgaria FW Aleksandar Vasilev
20 Bulgaria DF Stiliyan Nikolov
22 Bulgaria FW Evgeni Ignatov
25 Bulgaria MF Ivaylo Tsvetanov
26 Bulgaria DF Hristo Gogovski
27 Bulgaria MF Erik Pochanski


  1. ^ "Club's Facts". 

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