PFC Pirin Gotse Delchev

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Pirin Gotse Delchev
Gotse delchev logo.png
Full name Professional Football Club Pirin Gotse Delchev
Nickname(s) Nevrokopchani
Founded 1925; 89 years ago (1925)
Ground Gradski,
Gotse Delchev
Ground Capacity 5,000
Manager Bulgaria Yordan Bozdanski
League South-West V AFG
2013–14 A Group, 13th /relegated/
Website Club home page

Professional Football Club Pirin (Bulgarian: Професионален футболен клуб Пирин) is a Bulgarian professional football club, based in Gotse Delchev. The club currently plays in the South-West V AFG, the third level of Bulgarian football.

History[edit]

Pirin Gotse Delchev were founded in 1925 as Pirin Nevrokop[1] (Nevrokop being the former name of Gotse Delchev),[2] and their traditional colours are green and white. In 1981–82 Pirin were promoted for the first time to B PFG. The club spent three years in second division, before being relegated in 1985 to third division.

After 8 years in the lowers divisions of Bulgarian football, in 1993 Pirin returned to B PFG. In their first season back in second division Pirin finished in eight place in the league. In the following 1994–95 season was a poor one for the club, ending with the team in second lowest place and relegated back to the third division.

In 2005 they won the third promotion to the B PFG in its history.[3] In December 2005, Yordan Bozdanski was appointed as manager.[4] Pirin finished the 2006–07 season in third place in the West B PFG, their highest finish in the league since their еstablishment.

On 27 June 2011, Yakov Paparkov was officially announced as the club's new manager.[5] In the 2011–12 season, Pirin won the West B PFG with a 62 points, scoring 41 goals and losing only three times. Pirin were promoted to Bulgarian football's top division for the first time in their history.

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

West B PFG

Current squad[edit]

As of 8 August 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 Korshumov
2 Bulgaria DF Zefir Katunchev
4 Bulgaria DF Alish Kalyonski
5 Bulgaria MF Dimitar Mavrodiev
6 Bulgaria FW Ibrahim Alim
7 Bulgaria MF Mariyan Lovkov
8 Bulgaria MF Zhivko Grozdanov
9 Bulgaria DF Georgi Zlatkov
10 Bulgaria MF Martin Gaziev
11 Bulgaria FW Blagoy Paskov
14 Bulgaria DF Georgi Samokishev
No. Position Player
15 Bulgaria MF Hristo Kirev
16 Bulgaria MF Ivan Makriev
18 Bulgaria MF Rumen Lapantov
21 Bulgaria DF Boris Boyanchev
23 Bulgaria DF Murad Ibrahim
25 Bulgaria MF Radoslav Mollov
26 Bulgaria MF Ibraim Mehremski
30 Bulgaria DF Ivan Spahiev
33 Bulgaria GK Kostadin Yanev
59 Bulgaria MF Nikolay Shokolarev
77 Bulgaria MF Yordan Shkevov

Managers[edit]

Managers in the 21st century
Year Trainers
2004–05 Bulgaria Ventsislav Davidkov
2005 Bulgaria Valentin Lazarov
2005–07 Bulgaria Yordan Bozdanski
2007 Bulgaria Petar Zehtinski
2008–10 Bulgaria Yordan Bozdanski
2010 Bulgaria Krasimir Traykov
2010–11 Bulgaria Dimitar Sokolov
2011 Bulgaria Ivan Atanasov
2011–12 Bulgaria Yakov Paparkov
Aug 1, 2012–Aug 27, 2013 Bulgaria Tencho Tenev
Aug 27, 2013–Jan 1, 2014 Bulgaria Kostadin Angelov
Jan 16, 2014– Bulgaria Yordan Bozdanski

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bulgaria – List of Foundation Dates, Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
  2. ^ Michev, Nikolay; Koledarov, Petar, "Dictionary of towns and villages in Bulgaria (1878–1987), Sofia, 1989
  3. ^ "Пирин ГД – историческо завръщане в елита" (in Bulgarian). viara-online.com. Retrieved 2005-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Зико каза "да" на Пирин ГД" (in Bulgarian). viara-online.com. Retrieved 2005-12-28. 
  5. ^ "Яков Папарков пое Пирин Гоце Делчев" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 

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