2015–16 Bulgarian Cup

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2015–16 Bulgarian Cup
Country Bulgaria
Teams32
ChampionsCSKA Sofia (20th title)
Runners-upMontana
Matches played33
Goals scored92 (2.79 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Bulgaria Preslav Yordanov
(CSKA)
6 goals

The 2015–16 Bulgarian Cup was the 34th official edition of the Bulgarian annual football knockout tournament. The competition began on 23 September 2015 with the matches of the First Round and finished with the final on 24 May 2016. Cherno More Varna were the defending champions.

For the first time in the history of this competition the winner, CSKA Sofia, came from the third division of Bulgarian football. However as the club was excluded from participating in the 2016–17 European competitions by the UEFA Club Financial Control Body.,[1] its place was taken up by the runners-up of the 2015–16 A Group, Levski Sofia, who is entitled to participate in the second qualifying round of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League.

Participating clubs[edit]

The following teams competed in the cup:
(Teams still active are in bold)

2015–16 A Group
10 clubs
2015–16 B Group
14 non-reserve clubs
Winners of 4 regional competitions
8 clubs

Ludogorets Razgrad
Beroe Stara Zagora
Litex Lovech
Botev Plovdiv
Levski Sofia
Cherno More Varna
Slavia Sofia
Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Montana
Pirin Blagoevgrad

Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa
Bansko
Dobrudzha Dobrich
Sozopol
Neftochimic Burgas
Botev Galabovo
Lokomotiv 2012 Mezdra
Pirin Razlog
Vereya Stara Zagora
Septemvri Simitli
Spartak Pleven
Dunav Ruse
Pomorie
Oborishte Panagyurishte

from North-West zone:

from North-East zone:

from South-East zone:

from South-West zone:

First round[edit]

The draw was conducted on 11 September 2015.[2] The games were played between 22 and 24 September 2015. On this stage all of the participants started their participation i.e. the 10 teams from A PFG (first division), the 14 teams from the B PFG (second division) and the 8 winners from the regional amateur competitions.

Second round[edit]

The draw was conducted on 30 September 2015.[3] The games will be played between 27 and 29 October 2015.[4] On this stage the participants will be the 16 winners from the first round.

Quarterfinals[edit]

The draw was conducted on 3 November 2015.[5] The games will be played between 8 and 10 December 2015.[6] On this stage the participants will be the 8 winners from the second round.

Semifinals[edit]

The draw was to be conducted on 15 December 2015.[7] The draw was postponed because of the expulsion of Litex Lovech from the A PFG after the team was ordered off the pitch in a controversial league match against Levski Sofia.[8] At the time it was not clear how this would affect Litex's continued participation in this edition of the Bulgarian Cup. A new date for the draw was scheduled for the 16th of February 2016.[9] The first legs were played on 6 April and the second legs were played on 20 and 21 April 2016.

First Legs[edit]

Second Legs[edit]

Final[edit]

Montana0−1CSKA Sofia (III)
Report Malamov Goal 12'
Attendance: 33,345
Referee: Stanislav Todorov (Shumen)

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Bulgaria Preslav Yordanov CSKA Sofia 6
2 Bulgaria Tihomir Kanev Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa 4
Bulgaria Simeon Raykov Cherno More
4 Bulgaria Villyan Bijev Cherno More 3
Bulgaria Sergey Georgiev Montana
6 Bulgaria Georgi Andonov Beroe 2
Portugal Arsénio Litex Lovech
Bulgaria Samir Ayass CSKA Sofia
Republic of Macedonia Zoran Baldovaliev Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Bulgaria Lachezar Baltanov Botev Plovdiv
Bulgaria Atanas Chipilov Bansko
Bulgaria Kiril Despodov Litex Lovech
Bulgaria Boris Galchev CSKA Sofia
Bulgaria Atanas Iliev Montana
Bulgaria Ismail Isa Beroe
Bulgaria Borimir Karamfilov Ludogrets Razgrad
Bulgaria Bozhidar Kraev Levski Sofia
Bulgaria Georgi Minchev Litex Lovech
Bulgaria Yuliyan Nenov Dunav Ruse

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Bulgaria Tihomir Kanev Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa Chernomorets Balchik 3–0 22 September 2015
Bulgaria Villyan Bijev Cherno More Pirin Razlog 7–1 23 September 2015

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CSKA Sofia - CFCB adjudicatory chamber decision" (PDF). UEFA. 30 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Жребият размина ЦСКА и Левски, виж всички двойки за Купата". Gong.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Жребият за 1/8-финалите в Купата на България - на 30 септември". Gong.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Пак няма да има вечно дерби за Купата, виж всички двойки". Gong.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Кои са четвъртфиналистите за Купата на България". Gong.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Литекс - Левски и ЦСКА - Созопол на 1/4-финалите за Купата". Gong.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Жребият за Купата на България на 15 декември". Gong.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  8. ^ "ПФЛ потвърди, че отлага жребия за Купата, ще се тегли през януари". Gong.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Най-после определиха дата за жребия за Купата". Gong.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 25 January 2016.