PFC Kaliakra Kavarna

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Kaliakra
Kaliakra logo 2009.png
Full name Футболен клуб Калиакра Каварна
(Football club Kaliakra Kavarna)
Nickname(s) Каляри (Cagliari)
Founded 1922; 92 years ago (1922)
Ground Kavarna Stadium,
Kavarna
Ground Capacity 5,000
Owner Tsonko Tsonev
Chairman Krasimir Todorov
Manager Dimitar Trendafilov
League B Group
2013-14 B Group, 12th /relegated/
Website Club home page

PFC Kaliakra Kavarna (Bulgarian: ПФК Калиакра Каварна) is a Bulgarian football club from the town of Kavarna, which currently participates in the B PFG, the second division of Bulgarian football.

Founded in 1922 as Kaliakra Sport Club, the club spent most of its history in amateur football before making a rapid ascent to the second-flight of Bulgarian football in 1980. Kaliakra Kavarna's name is derived from the Kaliakra cape, which is located nearby the town.

Address and team information[edit]

  • Address:

"Sava Ganchev" street, Stadium "Kavarna", Kavarna 9650, Bulgaria

Official sponsor[edit]

  • Municipality Kavarna

Equipment[edit]

  • Uhlsport

Currently the team's home kit is blue and away kit is white.A various combinations of blue and white can be seen through the years. But blue remains the basic colour of the team.

Staff[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Chairman Ventsislav Vasilev Bulgaria
Director of Sport Krasimir Todorov Bulgaria
Head Coach Radostin Trifonov Bulgaria
Assistant Coach Stefan Slavov Bulgaria
Assistant Coach Martin Zafirov Bulgaria
Goalkeeper Coach Dobrin Dobrev Bulgaria

History[edit]

Kaliakra was established in 1922, and has its current name since 1957. The official colors were chosen blue-white. In his history the club was named also Venus Venera, Bizone, SC Dobrotich, SC Spartak and Cherveno zname.

The club spent most of its history in amateur football before won promotion for the second-flight of Bulgarian football in 1980. In the first campaign in B PFG, Kaliakra survived relegation back to third division at the end of 1980–81, but with only point more than rivals, Chernolomets Popovo. The next season meant a 14th place for the team, but in 1982-83 Kaliakra won just eleven games in campaign and were relegated.

Kaliakra spent the next 22 years in third division, before in 2004-05 season the team were promoted for the second time to B PFG. The first campaign after the promotion, meant a 10th place finish at the end of the 2005–06 season.

In 2007-08 season Kaliakra had their best Bulgarian Cup run in the history, beating Chavdar Etropole and elite Lokomotiv Plovdiv before losing to Cherno More Varna in the semi-finals. The season in the domestic league was also successful for the team, which finished 2nd, and qualified for the play-off for promotion in the top division. But on May 24, 2008, Kaliakra loss against Minyor Pernik with a result of 6:7 (after penalties) in the play-off.

In 2009–10 Kaliakra reached the Bulgarian Cup semi-finals for second time in the club's history, but lost 5–3 (after penalties) to Chernomorets Pomorie at Pomorie Stadium. A month later they won a first promotion to the A PFG by winning the Eastern B PFG.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Bulgarian A PFG:

Bulgarian B Group

Bulgarian Cup:

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 Bulgaria GK Dimitar Iliev
2 Bulgaria DF Nikolay Iliev
4 Bulgaria DF Latin Venkov
5 Bulgaria DF Georgi Hristov
6 Bulgaria DF Rostislav Yankov
7 Bulgaria MF Hristian Kozhuharov
8 Bulgaria DF Darin Andonov
9 Bulgaria FW Ivan Petkov
10 Bulgaria MF Yanislav Ivanov
12 Bulgaria MF Plamen Kozhuharov
13 Bulgaria MF Plamen Atanasov
No. Position Player
14 Bulgaria DF Ivan Raychev
16 Bulgaria DF Nikolay Zlatanov
17 Bulgaria MF Georgi Kichukov
18 Bulgaria FW Aleksandar Vasilev
19 Bulgaria MF Stanislav Stamatov
20 Bulgaria MF Dzhuneyt Yashar
21 Bulgaria MF Plamen Dimitrov
22 Bulgaria DF Mihail Minkov
23 Bulgaria FW Georgi Stanchev
30 Bulgaria DF Milen Bonev
33 Bulgaria GK Miroslav Markov

Foreign players[edit]

Up to one non-EU national can be registered and given a squad number for the first team in the B PFG. Those non-EU nationals with European ancestry can claim citizenship from the nation their ancestors came from. If a player does not have European ancestry he can claim Bulgarian citizenship after playing in Bulgaria for 5 years.

EU Nationals

EU Nationals (Dual citizenship)

Non-EU Nationals

Stadium[edit]

PFC Kaliakra currently plays its home matches at the Kavarna Stadium. The club's home stadium was built in 1967. It is situated in the Kaliakra Sport Complex, in the south side of Kavarna. Years later, the ground underwent a total reconstruction in 2007 and was brought to a suitable stand in 2008. It has approximately 5,000 seats with pitch dimensions of 103 x 68 metres. In 2008, the stadium was also equipped with electric lighting of 1200 lx. The record attendance of the stadium is 4,540 spectators and it was achieved at the game against Cherno More Varna on April 16, 2008 in the semi-final of the Bulgarian Cup.

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