2012–13 A Group
|Champions League||Ludogorets Razgrad|
|Europa League||Levski Sofia
|Goals scored||600 (2.5 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Basile de Carvalho
|Biggest home win||Levski 7–1 Etar 1924|
|Biggest away win||Pirin 0–5 CSKA Sofia|
|Highest scoring||Levski 7–1 Etar 1924|
The 2012–13 A Group was the 89th season of the Bulgarian national top football division, and the 65th of A Group as the top tier football league in the country. The season began on 11 August 2012 and ended with the last games on 25 May 2013. Ludogorets Razgrad won the A Group title for a second consecutive season, after Levski were leading prior to the last round match, but made a draw with Slavia.
The relegated teams were replaced by Pirin (Gotse Delchev), champions of West B Group, Etar 1924 (Veliko Tarnovo), champions of East B Group and promotion play-off winners Botev (Plovdiv). Botev returned to A Group after three years of absence, while Pirin made their debut on the highest level of Bulgarian football. For Etar 1924 this is the first season in A Group since 1997–98.
Stadia and locations
Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
|Etar 1924||Veliko Tarnovo||Ivaylo||18,000|
Personnel and sponsoring
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Ludogorets Razgrad (C)||30||22||6||2||58||13||+45||72||2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round|
|2||Levski Sofia||30||22||5||3||59||20||+39||71||2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round|
|3||CSKA Sofia||30||19||6||5||54||20||+34||63||Excluded from European competitions 1|
|4||Botev Plovdiv||30||18||6||6||51||21||+30||60||2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round|
|7||Beroe Stara Zagora||30||13||6||11||36||38||−2||45||2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 2|
|10||Cherno More Varna||30||9||8||13||33||39||−6||35|
|11||Pirin Gotse Delchev||30||10||4||16||27||57||−30||34|
|12||Lokomotiv Sofia||30||7||10||13||27||38||−11||31||LSO 3–0 BVR
BVR 0–0 LSO
|13||Botev Vratsa (R)||30||8||7||15||23||51||−28||31||Relegation to 2013–14 B PFG|
|14||Minyor Pernik (R)||30||5||5||20||20||49||−29||20|
|15||Etar Veliko Tarnovo (R)||30||4||4||22||20||75||−55||16||MON 2–3 ETA
ETA 2–1 MON
Source: A PFG (Bulgarian)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th head-to-head away goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th goals scored
1PFC CSKA Sofia were excluded from European competitions due to debts.
2Beroe Stara Zagora qualified for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round by winning the 2012–13 Bulgarian Cup.
(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.
|Home ╲ Away||BSZ||BOT||BVR||CHM||CHB||CSK||ETA||LEV||LIT||LPL||LSO||LUD||MIN||MON||PGD||SLA|
|Beroe Stara Zagora||2–1||4–0||1–0||0–1||0–1||1–0||1–2||1–0||1–2||1–1||0–0||1–0||2–2||2–3||2–1|
|Cherno More Varna||2–1||0–0||1–1||1–1||0–0||0–1||1–1||1–0||3–0||2–0||0–3||2–0||2–1||5–1||0–0|
|Etar Veliko Tarnovo||0–2||1–2||1–0||0–1||0–3||0–4||0–3||0–4||1–1||2–2||1–5||0–3||2–1||0–1||1–1|
|Pirin Gotse Delchev||0–0||0–1||2–1||3–2||0–1||0–5||2–2||1–1||0–2||2–1||2–0||0–2||2–1||4–2||0–3|