OFC Akademik Svishtov

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Akademik Svishtov
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Full name OFC Akademik Svishtov
Nickname(s) The Students
Founded 10 November 1949; 67 years ago (1949-11-10)
Ground Stadium Akademik
Ground Capacity 13,500
Chairman Borislav Zamfirov
Manager Evgeni Marinov
League North-West Third League
2016–17 North-West Third League, 7th

OFC Akademik Svishtov (Bulgarian: ОФК Академик Свищов) is a Bulgarian association football club based in Svishtov who play in the North-West Third League, the third tier of Bulgarian football.

It plays its home matches at Akademik stadium with a capacity of 13,500 seats, and its team colours are blue and white. Akademik have spent four seasons in the Bulgarian first division in the past, the last time being the 1986–87 season.

History[edit]

Akademik was founded on 10 November 1949, on general assembly of the D.A. Tsenov Academy of Economics in Svishtov. Akademik's first president was professor Velislav Gavriyski.

In 1975–76 season, the club won B PFG title and with it gained promotion to the A PFG for the first time in its history. In the following campaign, Akademik finished their debut A PFG season in 13th place. In 1977–78 season, Akademik had their best Bulgarian Cup run, beating Yantra Gabrovo, Dimitrovgrad, Benkovski Isperih and Slavia Sofia before losing to Marek Dupnitsa in the semi-finals. In the league, the club won just nine games and were relegated.

Seven years later, they won a second promotion to the top division by winning the B PFG. In 1985–86 season, Akademik achieved their highest A PFG placing of 11th. However, the next year they were relegated again.

In 2005, Akademik dropped to third division, for the third time in their history. In the following 8 years, they spent their longest ever period out of the professional football. In 2012–13 season, Akademik were promoted to the B PFG as winners of the North-West V AFG.[1]

League positions[edit]

Third Amateur Football League (Bulgaria) Bulgarian V AFG Bulgarian B Football Group Bulgarian V AFG

Honours[edit]

Seasons in A Group[edit]

Season Pos M W D L G D P Notes
1976–77 13 30 9 8 13 32 45 26
1977–78 16 30 9 6 15 36 45 24 Relegated
1985–86 11 30 11 4 15 39 54 26
1986–87 15 30 7 8 15 29 51 21 Relegated

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 October 2016 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Bulgaria GK Todor Tsenov
Bulgaria GK Zdravko Angelov
Bulgaria DF Plamen Angelov
Bulgaria DF Teodor Mihaylov
Bulgaria DF Daniel Gergov
Bulgaria DF Stefan Traykov
Bulgaria DF Plamen Ivanov
Bulgaria DF Petar Petrov
No. Position Player
Bulgaria MF Krasen Karavelov
Bulgaria MF Lilyan Marinov
Bulgaria MF Pavlin Georgiev
Bulgaria MF Ivaylo Velchev
Bulgaria MF Marin Pendov
Bulgaria MF Ivaylo Dangurov
Bulgaria FW Sergey Stefanov
Bulgaria FW Stefan Ginchev

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