Bulgarian State Football Championship

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Bulgarian State Football Championship
Sport Football
Founded 1924
Ceased 1944
No. of teams Various
Country Bulgaria
Most titles Slavia Sofia
(6 titles)
Related
competitions
Republic Championship
Bulgarian A Football Group

The State Football Championship was the first national football competition in Bulgaria. It was organised between 1924 and 1944 by the Bulgarian National Sport Federation.

The championship didn't finish in years 1924, 1927 and 1944 because of different reasons. After 1944 it was replaced by the Republic Championship.

Format[edit]

The championship was a knockout tournament featuring six clubs that had won six regional divisions. These divisions were round-robin tournaments that included football clubs that were founded in different geographic areas. The winners of each division were drawn in pairs at random for each of the three one-match rounds. Two of the clubs qualified directly for the second round (the semi-final stage) and the other four had to play two quarter-final matches.

The championship had many changes in its format during the years, mainly in the number of legs played in each round and the number of teams that qualified from the regional divisions. In seasons 1937–38, 1938–39 and 1939–40 the championship was reorganised to a 10 club National Football Division but it proved to be an unsuccessful decision and from season 1940–41 the division was reverted to a knockout tournament.

Bulgarian State Football Championship Champions[edit]

Season Champions (titles) Runner-up Third place
1924 Not finished
1925 Vladislav Varna (1) Levski Sofia
1926 Vladislav Varna (2) Slavia Sofia
1927 Not held
1928 Slavia Sofia (1) Vladislav Varna
1929 Botev Plovdiv (1) Levski Sofia
1930 Slavia Sofia (2) Vladislav Varna
1931 AS 23 Sofia (1) Spartak Varna
1932 Spartak Varna (1) Slavia Sofia
1933 Levski Sofia (1) Spartak Varna
1934 Vladislav Varna (3) Slavia Sofia
1935 Sportklub Sofia (1) Ticha Varna
1936 Slavia Sofia (3) Ticha Varna
1937 Levski Sofia (2) Levski Ruse
1937–38 Ticha Varna (1) Vladislav Varna Shipka Sofia
1938–39 Slavia Sofia (4) Vladislav Varna Ticha Varna
1939–40 Lokomotiv Sofia (1) Levski Sofia Slavia Sofia
1941 Slavia Sofia (5) Lokomotiv Sofia
1942 Levski Sofia (3) Makedonija Skopie
1943 Slavia Sofia (6) Levski Sofia
1944 Not finished

Performances[edit]

Performances by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Third place
Slavia Sofia
6
3
1
Vladislav Varnadagger
3
4
Levski Sofia
3
4
Shipchenski Sokol
1
2
Ticha Varnadagger
1
2
1
ZhSK Sofia
1
1
Botev Plovdiv
1
Athletic Slava 1923
1
Sportklub Sofia
1
Levski Ruse
1
Makedonija
1
Shipka Sofia
1

Notes:

Performances by city[edit]

City Winners Runners-up Third place
BG Sofia coa.svg Sofia
12
8
2
Герб на Варна, България.svg Varna
5
8
1
Plovdiv-coat-of-arms.svg Plovdiv
1
Rousse-coat-of-arms.svg Ruse
1
Coat of arms of Skopje.svg Skopje
1

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