FC Dunav Ruse

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Dunav Ruse
FC Dunav logo.png
Full name Football Club Dunav Ruse
Founded 1949; 65 years ago (1949)
Ground Gradski Stadium, Ruse
Ground Capacity 19,960
Chairman Simeon Simeonov
Manager Samir Mastanov
League B PFG
2012-13 North-East V AFG, 2nd
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Football Club Dunav Ruse (Bulgarian: Футболен клуб Дунав Русе) is a Bulgarian football club from the city of Ruse was founded in 1949, they were participate in the B Group, the second division of Bulgarian football. Dunav Ruse's team colours was blue and white. The team were named after the Danube River (Bulgarian: Дунав), They played their home matches at the Gradski Stadium, which has a capacity of around 22,000.


Over the years, the team has been named Sava, Napredak, Levski, Varush, Angel Kanchev, Rakovski, Rusenets, Dinamo, Spartak, DNA, Torpedo and Partizanin. They had played in professional A PFG (Disbanded between 1940–1948) between 1937–1940, 1951, 1956, 1958-1967 (10 seasons), 1968–1973, 1974–1977, 1984–1986, 1988–1991 and 1996-1998 (as Rakovski for last period).

Dunav against Roma in 1975

Among the team's achievements are a final in the Bulgarian championship in 1937, an A PFG (top division) fourth place in 1975 and Bulgarian Cup finals in 1938, 1939, 1941 and 1962. Dunav Ruse also participated in the UEFA Cup in 1975–76, when they were eliminated by A.S. Roma after a 2–0 defeat in Rome and a memorable 1–0 win over the Italian team in Ruse.

Dunav Ruse, under playing manager Engibar Engibarov, won the Cup of the Amateur League in 2003–04, the same year they returned to the B PFG after a hiatus in the amateur divisions and financial problems since the team were relegated from the A PFG in 1991.

From 5 January 2006 until 2 October, they were managed by the noted specialist Ferario Spasov and have acquired some well-known footballers and loaned talented PFC Litex Lovech youngsters in an attempt to again reach the A PFG.

The season 2009–10 was very controversial and the dream of reaching A PFG, which is the highest level of the Bulgarian football almost became a reality. Dunav finished the fall season in 1st place, leaving behind them the teams of Kaliakra Kavarna and Nesebar. The spring season started very well and the team was in a row with a couple of very significant wins, but they won only one game in their last 7 matches. However some of the players had marked their potential and showed the fans that in the next season, Dunav can really promote to "A" PFG.

The new season 2010–11 started not so well for Dunav. The team was left by some of their good players, because of the financial crisis in the team. The club has withdrawn from B PFG in February 2011 for a big finance debt and was dissolved.

European cup history[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1975/76 UEFA Cup 1 Italy AS Roma 1-0 0-2 1-2

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
2 Ivory Coast MF Mamadou Ouattara
3 Bulgaria DF Ventsislav Yordanov
5 Bulgaria DF Kristiyan Grigorov
7 Bulgaria MF Vladimir Baharov
8 Bulgaria MF Ivaylo Radentsov
9 Bulgaria FW Yordan Dimitrov
10 Bulgaria MF Hristo Kirev
11 Bulgaria MF Diyan Dimov
13 Bulgaria DF Ivelin Aladzhov (on loan from Litex Lovech)
14 Bulgaria MF Kostadin Kaftanov
15 Bulgaria MF Veselin Vasilev
No. Position Player
16 Bulgaria DF Turhan Hasanov
17 Bulgaria MF Ivaylo Lazarov
18 Bulgaria DF Stoyan Georgiev
19 Bulgaria FW Kristiyan Petkov (on loan from Litex Lovech)
20 Bulgaria DF Martin Tsirkov
21 Bulgaria DF Adnyan Dzhelilov
22 Bulgaria DF Mihail Milchev
23 Bulgaria MF Lyubomir Ivanov
33 Bulgaria GK Plamen Sashev
92 Bulgaria GK Radosvet Hristov
Bulgaria MF Angel Zdravchev (on loan from Litex Lovech)
  • Information for any football player in the squad: [1]


  • Paytashev, Rumen (2001). Svetovna Futbolna Entsiklopediya (in Bulgarian). Sofia: KK Trud. p. 126. ISBN 954-528-201-0. 

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