PFC Akademik Svishtov

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Akademik Svishtov
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Full name PFC Akademik Svishtov
Nickname(s) The Students
Founded 10 November 1949; 66 years ago (1949-11-10)
Ground Stadium Akademik
Ground Capacity 13,500
Chairman Bulgarian Borislav Zamfirov
Manager Bulgarian Borislav Borisov
League North-West V AFG
2015–16 North-West V AFG,3-rd

PFC Akademik Svishtov (Bulgarian: ПФК Академик Свищов) is a Bulgarian association football club based in Svishtov who play in the North-West V AFG, 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.


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]

Seasons in A PFG[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 29 June 2015 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Bulgaria GK Dilyan Stefkov
2 Bulgaria DF Blagovest Angelov
3 Bulgaria DF Ivan Ganev
4 Bulgaria MF Todor Todorov
5 Bulgaria MF Ivaylo Todorov
6 Bulgaria DF Pavlin Ivanov
7 Bulgaria MF Martin Metodiev
8 Bulgaria MF Krasen Karavelov
9 Bulgaria FW Dobrin Petrov
10 Bulgaria FW Stefan Ginchev
No. Position Player
11 Bulgaria MF Velislav Denchev
14 Bulgaria FW Ivaylo Raychev
15 Bulgaria DF Plamen Angelov
16 Bulgaria DF Ivo Sokolov
17 Bulgaria MF Radosvet Chanov
18 Bulgaria DF Kiril Fidin
19 Bulgaria MF Lyuboslav Mladenov
20 Bulgaria FW Martin Kolev
21 Bulgaria MF Desimir Karavelov


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