2018–19 First Professional Football League (Bulgaria)

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First Professional Football League
Season2018–19
ChampionsLudogorets Razgrad (8th title)
RelegatedVereya[1]
Septemvri Sofia[2]
Champions LeagueLudogorets Razgrad
Europa LeagueCSKA Sofia
Levski Sofia
Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Matches played252
Goals scored615 (2.44 per match)
Top goalscorerBulgaria Stanislav Kostov
(24 goals)
Best goalkeeperLithuania Vytautas Černiauskas
(20 clean sheets)
Biggest home winLevski Sofia 7–0 Vereya
(26 October 2018)[3]
Biggest away winCherno More 1–5 Septemvri Sofia
(4 August 2018)[4]
Highest scoringSlavia Sofia 3–5 Dunav Ruse
(12 April 2019)[5]
Longest winning run11 games by Ludogorets[6]
Longest unbeaten run19 games by Ludogorets[6]
Longest winless run32 games by Vereya[6]
Longest losing run10 games by Septemvri Sofia[6]
Highest attendance23,000
CSKA Sofia 0–1 Levski Sofia
(29 September 2018)[7]
Lowest attendance30
Septemvri Sofia 2–1 Dunav Ruse
(9 December 2018)[8]
All statistics correct as of 29 May 2019.

The 2018–19 First Professional Football League was the 95th season of the top division of the Bulgarian football league system, the 70th since a league format was adopted for the national competition of A Group as a top tier of the pyramid and also the 3rd season of the First Professional Football League, which decides the Bulgarian champion. The season began on 20 July 2018 and finished on 30 May 2019. Ludogorets Razgrad became champions for the 8th consecutive time, on the final matchday of the season, with a 4-1 home win over Cherno More Varna.[9]

Teams[edit]

Fourteen teams are competing in the league – the top thirteen teams from the previous season, and one team promoted from the Second League.[10]

Botev Vratsa were promoted as champions of the 2017–18 Second League.[11] The promoted club replaced Pirin Blagoevgrad, who were relegated after elimination in the relegation play-offs by Vitosha Bistritsa. Botev Vratsa return to the top tier after a 5-year absence, while Pirin Blagoevgrad ended a 3-year stay in the top flight.[12]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Sofia 2018–19 First League football clubs
Team Location Stadium Capacity (seating)
Beroe Stara Zagora Beroe 12,128
Botev Plovdiv Botev 1912 Football Complex 4,000
Botev Vratsa Hristo Botev 12,000
Cherno More Varna Ticha 8,250
CSKA Sofia Balgarska Armiya 18,495
Dunav Ruse Gradski 12,400
Etar Veliko Tarnovo Ivaylo 18,000
Levski Sofia Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov 25,000
Lokomotiv Plovdiv Lokomotiv 13,000
Ludogorets Razgrad Ludogorets Arena 10,422
Septemvri Sofia Vasil Levski National Stadium 43,230
Slavia Sofia Slavia
Vasil Levski National Stadium
25,556
43,230
Vereya Stara Zagora Trace Arena 3,500
Vitosha Bistritsa Stadion Nikolay Stanislavov 2,500

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor Additional
Beroe Bulgaria Aleksandar Tomash Bulgaria Martin Kamburov Germany Uhlsport[13] Refan, Ajax Group
Botev Plovdiv Bulgaria Nikolay Kirov Bulgaria Lachezar Baltanov Germany Uhlsport[14] WinBet[15]
Botev Vratsa Bulgaria Sasho Angelov Bulgaria Ivaylo Mihaylov Spain Joma WinBet Kozloduy NPP
CSKA Sofia Bulgaria Dobromir Mitov Bulgaria Nikolay Bodurov Germany adidas A1 Bulgaria WinBet, Baristo
Cherno More Bulgaria Ilian Iliev Bulgaria Georgi Iliev Germany Uhlsport Armeets
Dunav Bulgaria Lyudmil Kirov Bulgaria Martin Kovachev Spain Joma WinBet SanSi
Etar Bulgaria Krasimir Balakov Bulgaria Ivan Stoyanov Spain Joma[16] WinBet
Levski Sofia Bulgaria Georgi Todorov Bulgaria Zhivko Milanov United States Nike Efbet Strabag
Lokomotiv Plovdiv Bosnia and Herzegovina Bruno Akrapović Bulgaria Bircent Karagaren Germany Uhlsport[17] Efbet General Broker
Ludogorets Bulgaria Stoycho Stoev Bulgaria Svetoslav Dyakov England Umbro[18] Efbet[19] Vivacom, Spetema
Septemvri Sofia Bulgaria Hristo Arangelov Bulgaria Boris Galchev Germany Uhlsport[20] Efbet[20]
Slavia Sofia Bulgaria Zlatomir Zagorčić Bulgaria Georgi Petkov Spain Joma bet365
Vereya Bulgaria Ivan Vutov Bulgaria Ivo Ivanov Germany Uhlsport Efbet Spetema
Vitosha Bistritsa Bulgaria Rosen Kirilov Bulgaria Georgi Amzin Bulgaria Jumper[21] Efbet[22]

Note: Individual clubs may wear jerseys with advertising. However, only one sponsorship is permitted per jersey for official tournaments organised by UEFA in addition to that of the kit manufacturer (exceptions are made for non-profit organisations). Clubs in the domestic league can have more than one sponsorship per jersey which can feature on the front of the shirt, incorporated with the main sponsor or in place of it; or on the back, either below the squad number or on the collar area. Shorts also have space available for advertisement.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Vitosha Bistritsa Bulgaria Kostadin Angelov Promoted to Director of football 30 May 2018 Pre-season Bulgaria Rosen Kirilov 1 June 2018[23]
Vereya Brazil Elias Demoted to assistant1 4 June 2018 Bulgaria Ivan Kolev 4 June 2018[24]
Ludogorets Bulgaria Dimitar Dimitrov Mutual consent 6 June 2018 Brazil Paulo Autuori 6 June 2018[25]
CSKA Sofia Bulgaria Hristo Yanev End of caretaker tenure 7 June 2018 England Nestor El Maestro 7 June 2018[26]
Levski Sofia Italy Delio Rossi Mutual consent 18 July 2018 Bulgaria Todor Simov (caretaker) 18 July 2018[27]
Bulgaria Todor Simov End of caretaker tenure 31 July 2018 4th Slovenia Slaviša Stojanovič 31 July 2018[28]
Vereya Bulgaria Ivan Kolev Mutual consent 14 August 2018 14th Serbia Nebojša Miličić 14 August 2018[29]
Dunav Bulgaria Malin Orachev Mutual consent 17 September 2018 12th Bulgaria Tsvetomir Mladenov (caretaker) 17 September 2018[30]
Septemvri Bulgaria Nikolay Mitov Mutual consent 28 September 2018 13th Bulgaria Hristo Arangelov (caretaker) 28 September 2018[31]
Dunav Bulgaria Tsvetomir Mladenov End of caretaker tenure 1 October 2018 12th Bulgaria Lyudmil Kirov 1 October 2018[32]
Ludogorets Brazil Paulo Autuori Mutual consent 9 October 2018 2nd Bulgaria Antoni Zdravkov 9 October 2018[33]
Vereya Serbia Nebojša Miličić Mutual consent 10 January 2019[34] 14th Ukraine Oleksandr Sevidov 18 January 2019[35]
Levski Sofia Slovenia Slaviša Stojanovič Mutual consent 21 January 2019[36] 3rd Bulgaria Georgi Dermendzhiev 21 January 2019[37]
CSKA Sofia England Nestor El Maestro Mutual consent 7 February 2019 2nd Bulgaria Lyuboslav Penev 8 February 2019[38]
Ludogorets Bulgaria Antoni Zdravkov Mutual consent 6 March 2019 1st Bulgaria Stoycho Stoev 6 March 2019[39]
Vereya Ukraine Oleksandr Sevidov Mutual consent 25 March 2019 14th Bulgaria Ivan Vutov 26 March 2019[40]
Levski Sofia Bulgaria Georgi Dermendzhiev Mutual consent 29 April 2019[41] 3rd Bulgaria Georgi Todorov (caretaker) 29 April 2019
CSKA Sofia Bulgaria Lyuboslav Penev Resigned 3 May 2019[42] 2nd Bulgaria Dobromir Mitov (caretaker) 3 May 2019

1.^ No license for First League.

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Ludogorets Razgrad 26 19 5 2 53 14 +39 62 Qualification for the Championship round
2 CSKA Sofia 26 18 3 5 47 14 +33 57
3 Levski Sofia 26 17 3 6 51 24 +27 54
4 Botev Plovdiv 26 13 6 7 39 21 +18 45
5 Cherno More 26 12 6 8 36 34 +2 42
6 Beroe 26 12 6 8 32 23 +9 42
7 Etar 26 12 4 10 30 27 +3 40 Qualification for the Relegation round
8 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 26 10 5 11 32 28 +4 35
9 Slavia Sofia 26 9 6 11 28 31 −3 33
10 Botev Vratsa 26 9 4 13 29 40 −11 31
11 Vitosha Bistritsa 26 7 4 15 17 39 −22 25
12 Septemvri Sofia 26 6 3 17 23 52 −29 21
13 Dunav Ruse 26 5 5 16 25 47 −22 20
14 Vereya 26 0 6 20 12 60 −48 6
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Fairplay ranking; 9) Draw.[43]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BER BPD BVR CHM CSK DUN ETA LEV LPL LUD SEP SLA VER VIT
Beroe 2–1 4–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 6–0 0–1
Botev Plovdiv 4–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–3 2–0 1–0 4–0 3–0
Botev Vratsa 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–2 0–0 1–4 4–1 1–3 3–0 1–0
Cherno More 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–5 1–2 4–2 1–0
CSKA Sofia 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 3–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 5–1 2–1 4–0 3–0
Dunav Ruse 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–4 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–0
Etar 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–3 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–4 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–0
Levski Sofia 1–0 4–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 7–0 4–1
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 4–1 0–2 4–0 0–2 0–1 4–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–4 3–0 2–1
Ludogorets Razgrad 1–0 1–1 2–0 5–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 6–0 2–0 2–1 3–0
Septemvri Sofia 1–0 0–2 1–2 2–1 0–3 2–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–4 1–2 1–0 0–0
Slavia Sofia 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–3 1–1 0–0 3–1 4–0 0–2
Vereya 0–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–4 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1
Vitosha Bistritsa 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–0
Source: bulgarian-football.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
Ludogorets Razgrad55843433322111111111111111
CSKA Sofia11112221133333222222223322
Levski Sofia43221112211222333333332233
Botev Plovdiv127359677866555555445444444
Cherno More22988556797877676666666665
Beroe610535344444444444554555556
Etar138111112131199108988768777777777
Lokomotiv Plovdiv1414126576555566689999891010998
Slavia Sofia747107991068107991010101010101098889
Botev Vratsa1013141310111011111111111110987889889101010
Vitosha Bistritsa364768881079101012121111111111111111111111
Septemvri Sofia8126911121313131313131313131313131313121212121212
Dunav Ruse119101213101212121212121211111212121212131313131313
Vereya911131414141414141414141414141414141414141414141414

Results by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
BeroeDDWWDWLWDDWWDWLWLLWWLWWLLL
Botev PlovdivLWWLLWDDLWWWWLWLWWWLWDWDDD
Botev VratsaLLLWWLDDLWLDLWWWWLLLWLLLWD
Cherno MoreWDLDDWWLLLWLWLWLWWWDWLWWDD
CSKA SofiaWWWWLWDWWLWWDWWWLDWWLWLWWW
Dunav RuseLWLLLWLLDDLWLWLLLDLLLWLDLD
EtarLWLDLLWWDDWLWLWWLWLWWLWDLW
Levski SofiaWDWWWWWLWWWLWWLLWDWLDWWWLW
Lokomotiv PlovdivLLWWWLDWWDLLWLDLDLLWDLWWWW
Ludogorets RazgradWDLWWDWWWWWWWWWWWDWWDDLWWW
Septemvri SofiaDLWLLLLLLLLLLWLWLDWLWWDLLL
Slavia SofiaDWLLWDDDWLLWLLDLWDLWLWWLWL
VereyaDLLLLLDLDLLDLLLLDLLLDLLLLL
Vitosha BistritsaWLWLWLLDLWLLLLLWLWLDLLDDWL
Source: bulgarian-football.com
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Championship round[edit]

Points and goals will carry over in full from regular season.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LUD CSK LEV BSZ CHM BOT
1 Ludogorets Razgrad (C) 36 23 10 3 67 19 +48 79 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round 0–0 1–1 0–0 4–1 3–0
2 CSKA Sofia 36 24 6 6 57 17 +40 78 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0
3 Levski Sofia (O) 36 20 6 10 64 37 +27 66 Qualification for the European play-off final 0–2 0–2 1–2 5–1 1–1
4 Beroe 36 16 10 10 42 30 +12 58 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–1
5 Cherno More 36 15 7 14 44 51 −7 52 2–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–0
6 Botev Plovdiv 36 14 8 14 44 36 +8 50 0–2 2–0 1–3 0–1 0–2
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Fairplay ranking; 9) Draw.[44]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner.

Positions by round[edit]

Below the positions per round are shown. As teams did not all start with an equal number of points, the initial pre-playoffs positions are also given.

Team ╲ RoundInitial12345678910
Beroe65565544444
Botev Plovdiv44444455666
Cherno More56656666555
CSKA Sofia22222222222
Levski Sofia33333333333
Ludogorets Razgrad11111111111

Relegation round[edit]

Points and goals will carry over in full from regular season.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation ETA BVR VIT VER
1 Etar 32 15 6 11 39 31 +8 51 Qualification for the European play-off quarter-finals 0–0 2–0 3–0
2 Botev Vratsa 32 13 6 13 49 44 +5 45 1–1 3–0 5–0
3 Vitosha Bistritsa 32 10 4 18 26 49 −23 34 Qualification for the relegation play-offs 3–0 2–5 2–0
4 Vereya (R, D) 32 0 6 26 13 81 −68 6 Disqualified and relegated to the Second League[a] 0–3 1–6 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 2 May 2019. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Fairplay ranking; 9) Draw.[48]
(D) Disqualified; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ On 7 May 2019, Vereya were disqualified from the league for match fixing. All results from played matches involving Vereya were retained with the Bulgarian Football Union awarding Septemvri Sofia two wins by 3–0 from their scheduled relegation play-off matches with Vereya and the loser from the relegation play-off match between Dunav Ruse and Vitosha Bistritsa will now face directly the second-placed team from Second League.[45][46][47]

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation SLA LPL SEP DUN
1 Slavia Sofia 32 10 9 13 37 42 −5 39 Qualification for the European play-off quarter-finals 2–2 0–0 3–5
2 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 32 10 8 14 37 37 0 38 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a] 1–1 1–2 1–1
3 Septemvri Sofia (R) 32 9 6 17 32 58 −26 33 Qualification for the relegation play-offs 3–2 1–0 1–1
4 Dunav Ruse 32 7 8 17 36 55 −19 29 0–1 2–0 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2019. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Fairplay ranking; 9) Draw.[49]
(R) Relegated.
Notes:

European play-offs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
                
Quarter-final 1
Etar213
Semi-final
Lokomotiv Plovdiv00 0
Etar022
Quarter-final 2
Slavia Sofia10 1
Slavia Sofia011
Final
Botev Vratsa00 0
Levski Sofia1
Etar0

European play-off quarter-finals[edit]

Botev Vratsa0–0Slavia Sofia
Report
Attendance: 600
Referee: Valentin Zhelezov (Burgas)
Slavia Sofia1−0 (a.e.t.)Botev Vratsa
Chunchukov Goal 99' Report
Attendance: 370
Referee: Dragomir Draganov (Varna)

Lokomotiv Plovdiv0–2Etar
Report Mladenov Goal 24'
Sarmov Goal 39' (pen.)
Attendance: 380
Referee: Stefan Apostolov (Simitli)
Etar1−0Lokomotiv Plovdiv
K. Stoyanov Goal 63' Report
Attendance: 370
Referee: Vladimir Valkov (Plovdiv)

European play-off semi-finals[edit]

Slavia Sofia1−0Etar
Yomov Goal 45+1' Report
Attendance: 370
Referee: Georgi Ivanov (Sofia)
Etar2−0Slavia Sofia
Pehlivanov Goal 23'
Angelov Goal 37'
Report
Attendance: 1,700
Referee: Nikola Popov (Sofia)

European play-off final[edit]

Levski Sofia1−0Etar
Report
Attendance: 7,300
Referee: Volen Chinkov (Sofia)

Relegation play-offs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

First roundSecond roundThird round
                      
Match 1
Vitosha Bistritsa000
Match 3
Dunav Ruse01 1
Dunav Ruse033
Match 2
Septemvri Sofia12 3
Septemvri Sofia336
Match 5
Vereya00 0
Septemvri Sofia0
Arda1
Match 4
Vitosha Bistritsa336
Vereya00 0
Match 6
Vitosha Bistritsa3
Montana0

Winners of matches 3, 5 and 6 will play in the top division next season

First round[edit]

Dunav Ruse0–0Vitosha Bistritsa
Report
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Dragomir Draganov (Varna)
Vitosha Bistritsa0−1Dunav Ruse
Report Isa Goal 16'
Attendance: 340
Referee: Nedelcho Gadzhalov (Plovdiv)

Vereya0–3 (Awarded)Septemvri Sofia
Report
Septemvri Sofia3–0 (Awarded)Vereya
Report

Second round[edit]

Dunav Ruse0−1Septemvri Sofia
Report Mandiangu Goal 65'
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Vladimir Valkov (Plovdiv)
Septemvri Sofia2−3Dunav Ruse
Z. Dimitrov Goal 5'
Galchev Goal 67'
Report Isa Goal 41'
Shterev Goal 44'73'
Attendance: 330
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov (Sofia)

Vereya0–3 (Awarded)Vitosha Bistritsa
Report
Vitosha Bistritsa3–0 (Awarded)Vereya
Report

Vereya are relegated to the Second League.

Third round[edit]

Septemvri Sofia0–1 (a.e.t.)Arda
Report Osman Goal 111'
Attendance: 3,700

Septemvri Sofia are relegated to the Second League.

Vitosha Bistritsa3−0Montana
Dolapchiev Goal 52'
Gargorov Goal 90'90+3'
Report
Attendance: 520
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov (Sofia)

Top scorers[edit]

As of match(es) played on 24 May 2019[50]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Bulgaria Stanislav Kostov Levski Sofia 24
2 Romania Claudiu Keșerü Ludogorets 20
3 Bulgaria Martin Kamburov Beroe 16
4 Bulgaria Todor Nedelev Botev Plovdiv 14
5 The Gambia Ali Sowe CSKA Sofia 11
Bulgaria Daniel Mladenov Etar
Switzerland Davide Mariani Levski Sofia
Poland Jakub Świerczok Ludogorets
Bulgaria Tsvetelin Chunchukov Slavia Sofia
5 Bulgaria Georgi Iliev Cherno More 11
Bulgaria Valeri Bojinov[a] Levski Sofia
12 Brazil Maurides CSKA Sofia 9
Bulgaria Dimitar Iliev Lokomotiv Plovdiv
14 Bulgaria Valeri Domovchiyski Botev Vratsa 8
Bulgaria Kiril Despodov CSKA Sofia
Portugal Tiago Rodrigues CSKA Sofia
Bulgaria Ahmed Ahmedov Dunav Ruse
Cape Verde Jerson Cabral Levski Sofia
Bulgaria Marcelinho Ludogorets
20 Bulgaria Borislav Tsonev Beroe 7
Bulgaria Petar Atanasov Botev Vratsa
Bulgaria Ismail Isa Dunav Ruse
Montenegro Veljko Batrović Etar
Slovenia Alen Ožbolt Lokomotiv Plovdiv
  1. ^ Includes 7 goals for Botev Vratsa

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
France Chris Gadi Septemvri Sofia Cherno More 5–1[51] 4 August 2018
Romania Claudiu Keșerü Ludogorets Botev Vratsa 4–1[52] 7 October 2018
Romania Claudiu Keșerü Ludogorets Etar 4–1[53] 4 November 2018
Bulgaria Borislav Tsonev Beroe Vereya 6–0[54] 25 November 2018
Bulgaria Todor Nedelev Botev Plovdiv Vitosha Bistritsa 3–0[55] 10 December 2018
The Gambia Ali Sowe CSKA Sofia Septemvri Sofia 5–1[56] 2 March 2019
Bulgaria Ivan Petkov Etar Vereya 3–0[57] 21 April 2019
Bulgaria Emil Stoev Botev Vratsa Vitosha Bistritsa 5–2[58] 22 April 2019
Poland Jakub Świerczok Ludogorets Cherno More 4–1[59] 24 May 2019

Clean sheets[edit]

As of match(es) played on 24 May 2019[60]
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Lithuania Vytautas Černiauskas CSKA Sofia 20
2 Bulgaria Hristo Ivanov Etar 16
3 Slovakia Dušan Perniš Beroe 14
4 Poland Daniel Kajzer Botev Plovdiv 13
5 Bulgaria Krasimir Kostov Botev Vratsa 10
Brazil Renan Ludogorets
7 Bulgaria Blagoy Makendzhiev[a] Dunav Ruse 8
8 Bulgaria Martin Lukov Lokomotiv Plovdiv 7
Bulgaria Plamen Iliev Ludogorets
Bulgaria Yanko Georgiev Septemvri Sofia
Bulgaria Georgi Petkov Slavia Sofia
Bulgaria Nikolay Georgiev Vitosha Bistritsa
13 Slovakia Martin Polaček Levski Sofia 6
14 Bulgaria Ivan Dyulgerov Cherno More 5
Bulgaria Georgi Kitanov Cherno More
Bulgaria Nikolay Mihaylov Levski Sofia
Bulgaria Hristiyan Vasilev Vitosha Bistritsa
  1. ^ Includes 4 clean sheets for Cherno More

Transfers[edit]

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