1998–99 A Group

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A Group
Season 1998–99
Champions Litex Lovech
(2nd title)
Relegated Metalurg
Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Septemvri
Champions League Litex Lovech
UEFA Cup Levski Sofia
CSKA Sofia
Matches played 239
Goals scored 719 (3.01 per match)
Top goalscorer Dimcho Belyakov
(21 goals)

Statistics of Bulgarian A Football Group in the 1998–1999 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 16 teams, and Litex Lovech won the championship.[1]

League standings[edit]

Key to colors in league table
Champion and Champions League place
Qualify for UEFA Cup
Qualify for Intertoto Cup
Relegated to B Group at the end of season
Pos Club P W D L F A Pts GD
1 Litex Lovech 30 24 4 2 83 25 73 +68
2 Levski Sofia 30 23 5 2 51 11 71 +40
3 Levski Kyustendil 30 18 4 8 57 29 57 +28
4 Lokomotiv Sofia 30 17 4 9 46 30 55 +16
5 CSKA Sofia 30 15 6 9 54 39 50 +17
6 Neftochimic Burgas 30 15 4 11 52 38 49 +14
7 Slavia Sofia 30 11 8 11 47 36 41 +11
8 Minyor Pernik 30 11 7 12 44 46 40 -2
9 Dobrudzha Dobrich 30 11 3 16 45 55 36 -10
10 Metalurg Pernik 30 11 2 17 33 46 35 -13
11 Pirin Blagoevgrad 30 10 4 16 35 58 34 -23
12 Spartak Varna 30 10 4 16 39 50 34 -11
13 Botev Plovdiv 30 9 5 16 34 55 32 -21
14 Shumen 30 8 8 14 36 56 32 -20
15 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 30 4 5 21 26 73 17 -47
16 Septemvri Sofia 30 4 5 21 34 73 17 -39
  • Metalurg Pernik relegated by Bulgarian Football Union for match fixing
  • Litex and Levski three points deducted for winning fixed matches against Metalurg
  • Levski (Kyustendil) and CSKA (Sofia) awarded no points following April 11 match abandoned at half-time.
  • Litex (Lovech) have changed name to Lovech

Champions[edit]

Litex Lovech
Goalkeepers
01 Bulgaria Vitomir Vutov 19 0(0)
12 Bulgaria Stoyan Stavrev 11 0(0)
Defenders
03 Bulgaria Zhivko Zhelev 08 0(1)
04 Bulgaria Stefan Kolev 26 0(0)
13 Bulgaria Nikolay Dimitrov 22 0(0)
16 Bulgaria Dimitar Karadaliev 16 0(1)
17 Bulgaria Zlatomir Zagorčić 19 0(1)
22 Albania Altin Haxhi 24 0(6)
25 Bulgaria Radostin Kishishev 26 0(1)
Bulgaria Dimitar Balabanov* 01 0(0)
Bulgaria Veselin Ignatov* 05 0(1)
Bulgaria Rosen Kirilov* 11 0(1)
Midfielders
02 Romania Laurențiu Reghecampf 14 0(4)
06 Bulgaria Rosen Emilov 15 0(0)
07 Bulgaria Mariyan Todorov 21 0(2)
08 Bulgaria Stoycho Stoilov 24 0(9)
10 Bulgaria Vasil Kirov 16 0(1)
15 Serbia and Montenegro Dragoljub Simonović 24 0(9)
18 Bulgaria Ivaylo Petev 05 0(0)
19 Bulgaria Veselin Sarbakov* 02 0(0)
23 Bulgaria Svetlan Kondev 02 0(0)
Forwards
09 Bulgaria Stefan Yurukov 19 0(7)
11 Bulgaria Dimcho Belyakov 25 (21)
14 Albania Alban Bushi 22 (10)
20 Bulgaria Svetoslav Todorov 12 0(2)
24 Brazil Luis Carlos Mota 11 0(1)
Bulgaria Georgi Bogdanov 03 0(0)
Serbia and Montenegro Igor Bogdanović* 09 0(5)
Bulgaria Metodi Stoynev* 01 0(0)
Bulgaria Ivan Gemedzhiev 02 0(0)
Manager
Bulgaria Ferario Spasov
  • Ignatov, Kirilov, Balabanov, Sarbakov, Bogdanović and Stoynev left the club during a season.

Top goalscorers[edit]

21 goals
17 goals
16 goals

References[edit]

External links[edit]