1988–89 A Group

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A Group
Season 1988–89
Champions CSKA Sofia
(25th title)
Relegated Spartak Varna, Minyor
European Cup CSKA Sofia
UEFA Cup Levski Sofia
Matches played 240
Goals scored 642 (2.68 per match)
Top goalscorer Hristo Stoichkov
(23 goals)

Statistics of Bulgarian A Football Group in the 1988–1989 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 16 teams, and CSKA Sofia won the championship.

League standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 CSKA Sofia 30 20 9 1 86 24 +62 49 European Cup 1989–90 First round
2 Levski Sofia 30 17 5 8 63 38 +25 39 UEFA Cup 1989–90 First round
3 Etar Veliko Tarnovo 30 13 8 9 48 30 +18 34 Intertoto Cup 1989
4 Botev Plovdiv 30 12 9 9 49 36 +13 33
5 Beroe Stara Zagora 30 13 7 10 41 46 -5 33
6 Dunav Ruse 30 12 7 11 29 32 -3 31
7 Cherno More Varna 30 10 10 10 33 43 -10 30
8 Lokomotiv Sofia 30 12 4 14 36 34 +2 28
9 Pirin Blagoevgrad 30 12 3 15 34 33 +1 27
10 Sliven 30 11 5 14 38 39 -1 27
11 Slavia Sofia 30 8 10 12 32 36 -4 26
12 Lokomotiv G. Oryahovitsa 30 11 4 15 26 45 -19 26
13 Botev Vratsa 30 9 8 13 32 53 -21 26
14 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 30 10 6 14 31 55 -24 26
15 Spartak Varna 30 7 9 14 37 54 -17 23 Relegation to B Group and Intertoto Cup 1989
16 Minyor Pernik 30 8 6 16 27 44 -17 22 Relegation to B Group

Updated to games played on 16 August 2009.
Source: RSSSF - Bulgaria Championship History 1924-2009
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference; 6th head-to-head goals scored; 7th head-to-head away goals scored;
1The champion CSKA Sofia also won the Bulgarian Cup and the losing finalists of B PFG side Chernomorets Burgas were handed the 1989–90 European Cup Winners' Cup Preliminary round spot.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Champions[edit]

CSKA Sofia
Goalkeepers
Bulgaria Iliya Valov 23 0(0)
Bulgaria Rumen Apostolov 10 0(0)
Defenders
Bulgaria Nedyalko Mladenov 22 0(0)
Bulgaria Stefan Bachev 28 0(1)
Bulgaria Krasimir Bezinski 25 0(0)
Bulgaria Georgi Dimitrov 22 0(2)
Bulgaria Kiril Kachamanov 12 0(0)
Bulgaria Trifon Ivanov 29 0(3)
Midfielders
Bulgaria Georgi Georgiev 24 0(4)
Bulgaria Kostadin Yanchev 21 0(1)
Bulgaria Ivaylo Kirov 26 0(4)
Bulgaria Petar Vitanov 24 0(3)
Bulgaria Lachezar Tanev 14 0(3)
Forwards
Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov 26 (23)
Bulgaria Emil Kostadinov 29 (12)
Bulgaria Doncho Donev 12 0(1)
Bulgaria Lyuboslav Penev 22 (21)
Bulgaria Plamen Getov* 11 0(8)
Bulgaria Rumen Stoyanov 03 0(0)
Manager
Bulgaria Dimitar Penev
  • Getov left the club during a season.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov CSKA Sofia 23
2 Bulgaria Lyuboslav Penev CSKA Sofia 21
3 Bulgaria Vasil Dragolov Levski Sofia 18

References[edit]