PFC Minyor Pernik

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Minyor Pernik
Minyor pernik logo.png
Full name Професионален футболен клуб Миньор Перник (Professional football club Minyor Pernik)
Nickname(s) Чуковете (The Hammers)
Миньорите (The Miners)
Founded 1919; 96 years ago (1919)
as SC Krakra
Ground Minyor Stadium,
Pernik
Ground Capacity 8,000
Owner Bulgaria Nikifor Vangelov
Chairman Bulgaria Plamen Atanasov
Manager Bulgaria Hristo Yanev
League South-West V AFG
2013–14 South-West V AFG, 4th
Website Club home page

PFC Minyor Pernik (Bulgarian: ПФК Миньор Перник) is a Bulgarian football club from the town of Pernik, which currently competes in the South-West V AFG, the third division of Bulgarian football.

Honours[edit]

Bulgarian State Football Championship:

  • Fourth place (1): 1936 (as SC Krakra)

Bulgarian A PFG:

  • Fourth place (2): 1955, 1961

Bulgarian Cup:

  • Runner-up (1): 1958
  • Semi-finalist (2): 1936, 2009

History[edit]

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.

In 1958, the club qualified for the final of the Bulgarian Cup, where the team loss from Spartak Plovdiv. In 1962, Minyor was relegated to the second division.

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.

The fans

Minyor's biggest victory in A PFG is the 6-0 win against Torpedo Pleven in 1951. Minyor's largest defeat, 0–8, was against Beroe Stara Zagora in 1973.

Previous names[edit]

  • Pernik - 1970/73
  • Krakra - 1969/70
  • Torpedo - 1948/52
  • Republicanets '46 - 1946/48

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 March 2015 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 Daniel Leontiev
2 Bulgaria DF Viktor Raychev
3 Bulgaria DF Adrian Olegov
5 Bulgaria DF Yuliyan Arsov
6 Bulgaria MF Dimitar Pantaleev
7 Bulgaria MF Daniel Stefanov
8 Bulgaria DF Sider Tomov
9 Bulgaria DF Ventsislav Bonev
10 Bulgaria MF Aleksandar Aleksandrov
13 Bulgaria DF Steven Kirilov
15 Bulgaria MF Miroslav Todorov
No. Position Player
16 Bulgaria DF Daniel Yordanov
17 Bulgaria DF Ivo Raykov
20 Bulgaria MF Tomi Kostadinov
21 Bulgaria DF Milen Kikarin
22 Bulgaria FW Martin Naydenov
23 Bulgaria MF Yordan Yordanov
24 Bulgaria MF Viktor Sofroniev
26 Bulgaria FW Kristiyan Dimitrov
28 Bulgaria MF Ivan Iliev
89 Bulgaria GK Aleks Georgiev

Notable players[edit]

Statistics and Records[edit]

Most league appearances for the club

Rank Name Nat Apps Active
1 Pavel Vladimirov Bulgaria 305 No
2 Georgi Yordanov Bulgaria 243 No
3 Evlogi Banchev Bulgaria 231 No
4 Slave Malinov Bulgaria 225 No

Most league goals for the club

Rank Name Nat Goals Active
1 Pavel Vladimirov Bulgaria 98 No
2 Georgi Yordanov Bulgaria 68 No
3 Ivan Danchev Bulgaria 56 No
4 Oleg Pavlov Bulgaria 51 No

Bulgarian league top scorer with the club

Year Name Nat Goals Active
1956 Pavel Vladimirov Bulgaria 16 No

Notes:

  • Bold signals active players
  • Correct as of 15 May 2008

Managers[edit]

Supporters[edit]

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.

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