PFC Rilski Sportist Samokov

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Rilski Sportist
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Full name PFC Rilski Sportist Samokov
Nickname(s) The skiers
Founded 1947; 68 years ago (1947)
Ground Iskar Stadium
Ground Capacity 7 000
Chairman Bulgarian TBA
Manager Bulgarian Petar Adzhov
League South-West V AFG
2010–11 Fourth division, 1st

PFC Rilski Sportist (ПФК Рилски спортист Самоков) is a Bulgarian football club from the town of Samokov founded in 1947 and currently playing in South-West V AFG, the third division of Bulgarian football. Their home stadium is Iskar Stadium.


PFC Rilski sportist founded in 1947 after the union of a few little teams from Samokov. They played in the A PFG, the first division of Bulgarian football, in 2005/06, but have also played in the top division, in season 2002/03, which is their most important achievement overall. Rilski Sportist once again qualified for the A PFG by winning the West B PFG in 2005/06. "Rilski Sportist" means "Rila sportsman" in Bulgarian. In second division "The skiers" have 23 participation (664 matches-269 wins-139-253 loses). The best success in Bulgarian Cup is a quarter-final in seasons 1950/51 and 2001/02.


  • Fourteenth place in the "A" group: 2002/03 and 2006/2007
  • Three times in the tournament quarter-National Cup: once for the Soviet Army Cup - in 1951 (as Red Flag) and twice Cup of Bulgaria - 2001/02 and 2005/06

Previous names[edit]

  • Sportclub
  • Levski Samokov
  • Benkovski
  • Cherveno zname
  • Dinamo
  • Stroitel

Old badges[edit]

1947-1960 1947-1960 1978-1990 1978-1990

Current squad[edit]

As of September 2012 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Bulgaria GK Ventsislav Zografski
Bulgaria GK Borislav Apostolov
Bulgaria GK Zdravko Georgiev
Bulgaria DF Rosen Patnikov
Bulgaria DF Ivaylo Ivanov
Bulgaria DF Svetoslav Krastev
Bulgaria DF Stoyan Mitev
Bulgaria MF Dimcho Marinov
No. Position Player
Bulgaria MF Ivan Dzhambazki
Bulgaria MF Maksim Ivanov
Bulgaria MF Vasil Kirov
Bulgaria MF Ivaylo Zahariev
Bulgaria MF Nikola Boychev
Bulgaria FW Kiril Mihaylov
Bulgaria FW Ivan Gemedzhiev
Bulgaria FW Kaloyan Kirilov


Iskar stadium is situated in the southwestern part of Samokov near the biggest park of the city - "Gradski". Built in 1972, the stadium has around 5 000 seating places, most of which are covered. The field measures 105x68 meters. The best attendance was on 22.10.2002 in the match with PFC Levski Sofia - 6 800 spectators.