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 8,000
Chairman Bulgaria
Manager Bulgaria
2010–11 South-East V AFG
Home colours
Away colours

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 and are in the B PFG, the second division of Bulgarian football. 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.

Honors[edit]

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

Famous players[edit]

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