FC Maritsa Plovdiv

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Maritsa
Maritsa logo.png
Full name Football Club Maritsa Plovdiv
Founded 1921; 93 years ago (1921)
Ground Maritsa Stadium, Plovdiv
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Bulgaria
Manager Bulgaria Petar Kurdov
League South-East V AFG
2013–14 Regional Group Plovdiv, 1st
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Maritsa FC (Bulgarian: Марица ФК) is a Bulgarian football club from the city of Plovdiv. Established in 1921 after the merger of Karshiaka's teams Vampir and Trite Konski Sili.

They play their home matches at their 8,000-seat Stadium in the quarter of Karshiaka. They played in Bulgarian A Professional Football Group seasons of 1967-68, 1969–70, 1970–71 and 1996-97.

Youth program[edit]

The club is particularly famous for its renowned youth program that has produced many Bulgarian talents over the years – Hristo Stoichkov, Dinko Dermendzhiev, Aleksandar Aleksandrov. Bulgarian national first-team players Georgi Georgiev, Kostadin Vidolov, Krassimir Chomakov, Valeri Domovchiyski, Yordan Todorov, Asen Nikolov had also came through the ranks at Maritsa.

Honours[edit]

  • Fourteenth place in the "A" group: 1969/70 and 1996/97.
  • Semifinalist in the National Cup tournament: 1996/97.

Current squad[edit]

As of August 1, 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 Bulgaria GK Goran Grablev
2 Bulgaria DF Stoycho Bebelekov
3 Italy DF Marco D'Argenio
4 Bulgaria DF Nikolay Angelov
5 Bulgaria MF Denis Hasan
6 Bulgaria DF Radoslav Roshlev
7 Bulgaria MF Kristian Pavlov
8 Bulgaria MF Yalmaz Syuleyman
9 Bulgaria FW Svetoslav Barashki
10 Bulgaria FW Ivan Ploshtakov (captain)
11 Bulgaria MF Georgi Georgiev
13 Bulgaria MF Kiril Angelov
No. Position Player
14 Bulgaria FW Blagomir Mastagarkov
15 Bulgaria DF Mihail Mitev
16 Bulgaria DF Videlen Serdarski
17 Bulgaria MF Asen Kochev
18 Bulgaria MF Daniel Spasov
19 Bulgaria MF Lachezar Yakaliev
20 Bulgaria DF Hristo Toshev
21 Bulgaria MF Georgi Nedelchev
22 Bulgaria DF Yordan Vlashki
23 Bulgaria MF Hakan Bayryamov
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Vuk Ćosić
31 Bulgaria GK Stefan Yonov

Famous players[edit]

Note: For a complete list of Maritsa players, see Category:FC Maritsa Plovdiv players.

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