PFC Minyor Pernik
|Full name||Професионален футболен клуб Миньор Перник (Professional football club Minyor Pernik)|
|Nickname(s)||Чуковете (The Hammers)
Миньорите (The Miners)
as SC Krakra
|League||South-West V AFG|
|2013–14||South-West V AFG, 4th|
|Website||Club home page|
- Fourth place (1): 1936 (as SC Krakra)
- Fourth place (2): 1955, 1961
- Runner-up (1): 1958
- Semi-finalist (2): 1936, 2009
The foundation of the club was back in 1919. Minyor's existence is highly anticipated by the merging of several football clubs from Pernik. In 1944, SC Krakra (of 1919), SC Svetkavitsa (of 1932), SC Benkovski (of 1936) and ZHSK (of 1941) merged to form Sport Club Rudnichar. After the World War II, Bulgaria became a People's Republic, and the club was renamed Repulicanets'46. The team finally became known as Minyor in 1952. Minyor's best season in the Bulgarian State Football Championship was in 1936 - 4th place as SC Krakra. The team joined the Bulgarian top division in 1951. In the same year, the club laid the foundations of a good team, who, until the 1961-62 season, was one of the best in Bulgaria.The first match in the division was on March 2, 1951 against Cherveno Zname Sofia. Minyor's best seasons in the top division were in 1955 and 1961 - fourth place.
In 1956, Minyor's forward and captain Pavel Vladimirov became the topscorer of the division with an 16 goals. Vladimirov holds Minyor's overall appearance record - 305 matches. The former forward is also the all-time leading scorer for the club with 98 goals.
Between 1962 and 2008, the club participated in the top and second divisions, regularly promoting and relegating. Until the 2008-09 season, Minyor has played a total of 32 seasons in the first division.
- Pernik - 1970/73
- Krakra - 1969/70
- Torpedo - 1948/52
- Republicanets '46 - 1946/48
Statistics and Records
- Bold signals active players
- Correct as of 15 May 2008
- Anton Velkov (July 2009–Sept 2010)
- Stoycho Stoev (Sept 2010–Sept 2012)
- Nikolay Todorov (Sept 2012–July 2014)
- Valeri Damyanov (July 2014-Dec 2014)
- Hristo Yanev (January 2015-)
Minyor's fans are known as the hammers or the yellow-blacks. They are famous for their passion and for violence they cause before, on and after the matches. They have legendary hatred for Levski Sofia and the fans of both teams have some big fights over the years some of which even involve rifles. Minyor's fans are also infamous for their general hatred for Sofia. Their only friends are considered to be Botev Plovdiv, also yellow-black. The Minyor's rivals call them "orcs" due to the mining heritage of the town.