1997–98 A Group

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A Group
Season 1997–98
Champions Litex Lovech
(1st title)
Relegated Olimpik
Spartak Pleven
Etar
Champions League Litex
UEFA Cup CSKA
Matches played 240
Goals scored 696 (2.9 per match)
Top goalscorer Boncho Genchev
Anton Spasov
(17 goals each)

Statistics of Bulgarian A Football Group in the 1997–1998 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 16 teams, and Litex Lovech won the championship.

League standings[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Litex Lovech 30 21 6 3 73 25 69 1998–99 Champions League first qualifying round
2 Levski Sofia 30 19 7 4 73 27 64 1998–99 Cup Winners' Cup qualifying round
3 CSKA Sofia 30 18 7 5 71 29 61 1998–99 UEFA Cup first qualifying round
4 Neftochimic Burgas 30 17 4 9 59 31 55
5 Slavia Sofia 30 15 9 6 51 30 54
6 Levski Kyustendil 30 15 1 14 45 40 46
7 Spartak Varna 30 12 6 12 42 36 42
8 Minyor Pernik 30 12 5 13 32 35 41
9 Lokomotiv Sofia 30 11 6 13 42 40 39
10 Metalurg Pernik 30 11 4 15 28 36 37
11 Botev Plovdiv 30 11 3 16 35 48 36
12 Dobrudzha Dobrich 30 11 3 16 33 55 36
13 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 30 11 3 16 31 58 36
14 Olimpik Teteven 30 11 2 17 26 47 35 Relegation to B Group
15 Spartak Pleven 30 7 0 23 32 75 21 Relegation to B Group
16 Etar Veliko Tarnovo 30 4 2 24 21 82 14 Relegation to B Group

Champions[edit]

Litex Lovech
Goalkeepers
Bulgaria Vitomir Vutov 28 0(0)
Bulgaria Stoyan Stavrev 02 0(0)
Defenders
Bulgaria Petar Kushev 16 0(2)
Bulgaria Stefan Kolev 21 0(1)
Bulgaria Nikolay Dimitrov 24 0(1)
Bulgaria Dimitar Karadaliev 01 0(0)
Bulgaria Zlatomir Zagorčić 27 0(0)
Bulgaria Ivaylo Petkov 27 0(3)
Bulgaria Radostin Kishishev 05 0(0)
Bulgaria Dimitar Balabanov 06 0(0)
Bulgaria Rosen Kirilov 28 0(0)
Bulgaria Koycho Ivanov 01 0(0)
Midfielders
Bulgaria Rosen Emilov 17 0(1)
Bulgaria Mariyan Todorov 28 0(6)
Bulgaria Stoycho Stoilov 30 0(8)
Bulgaria Daniel Ostrovski 05 0(0)
Serbia and Montenegro Dragoljub Simonović 22 0(6)
Bulgaria Ivaylo Petev* 12 0(2)
Bulgaria Veselin Sarbakov 16 0(3)
Bulgaria Emil Tsanev* 02 0(0)
Forwards
Bulgaria Stefan Yurukov* 14 (13)
Bulgaria Dimcho Belyakov* 14 0(5)
Albania Alban Bushi 15 0(4)
Bulgaria Svetoslav Todorov 19 0(9)
Brazil Luis Carlos Mota 05 0(1)
Serbia and Montenegro Igor Bogdanović 15 0(6)
Bulgaria Metodi Stoynev 08 0(1)
Manager
Bulgaria Dimitar Dimitrov
  • Petev, Tsanev, Yurukov and Belyakov left the club during a season.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Bulgaria Boncho Genchev CSKA Sofia 17
Bulgaria Anton Spasov Neftochimic Burgas
3 Bulgaria Stefan Yurukov Litex Lovech 13
Serbia and Montenegro Danilo Dončić Lokomotiv Sofia

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