PFC Rodopa Smolyan

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Rodopa
Rodopa-logo.png
Full name PFC Rodopa Smolyan
Founded 1927; 87 years ago (1927)
Ground Septemvri Stadium
Ground Capacity 6 000
Chairman Bulgarian Petar Mandzhukov
Manager Bulgarian Yulian Syurdzhiev
League South-East V AFG
2011–12 South-East V AFG, 19th /relegated/

PFC Rodopa Smolyan (ПФК Родопа Смолян) is a Bulgarian football club from the town of Smolyan, which used to play in the Bulgarian B Professional Football Group, the top division of football in Bulgaria. The team was named after the Rhodope Mountains and plays its home matches at the local Septemvri Stadium.

History[edit]

Smolyan has had various football clubs in different periods, the most notable of them being Rodopets (since 1957). FC Rodopa was formed by separating from the local sports association in 1985. However, prior to that Smolyan has football team representation in both B and V groups.

The team qualified for the top division by winning the Bulgarian B Football Group in the 2002-03 season. Another of Rodopa's successes is reaching the quarter finals of the Bulgarian Cup tournament in 2004. However, it was relegated to Bulgarian B Football Group in 2006-2007 season.

Honours[edit]

  • Tenth place in the "A" group: 2003/04
  • First place in the "B" group - 2002/03
  • Cup of Amateur Football League: 1997/98
  • Seasons in the "A" group, from 2003/04 to 2006/07
  • 1/4 Finalist in the National Cup Tournament: at that time its official name is Cup of Bulgaria - 2003/04

Current squad[edit]

As of August 1, 2010 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 Georgi Barukchiev
Bulgaria GK Genadi Asenov
Bulgaria DF Danail Bachkov
Bulgaria DF Nasko Zaimov
Bulgaria DF Boyan Georgiev
Bulgaria DF Tsvetomir Vladimirov
Bulgaria DF Vladimir Cholakov
Bulgaria DF Radi Dichev
No. Position Player
Bulgaria MF Teodor Stefanov
Bulgaria MF Hristo Balev
Bulgaria MF Marian Delchev
Bulgaria MF Aleksandar Bozov
Bulgaria MF Plamen Bashev
Bulgaria MF Daniel Kutev
Bulgaria FW Borislav Dimitrov
Bulgaria FW Vladimir Dramanliev

Former players[edit]

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