FC Levski Karlovo

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FC Levski Karlovo
FC Levski Karlovo Emblem.png
Full nameFootball Club Levski Karlovo
Founded1923; 96 years ago (1923)
GroundKrepost Stadium, Hisarya
Capacity3,000
ChairmanEmil Kabaivanov
ManagerKrasimir Manolov
LeagueSouth-East Third League
2017–18South-East Third League, 8th

Levski Karlovo (Bulgarian: Левски Карлово) is a Bulgarian football club based in Karlovo, Plovdiv Province. Founded in 1923, it currently competes in the South-East Third League.[1] The club's colors are blue and white. Levski Karlovo is where Bulgarian international Petar Aleksandrov began his career.

History[edit]

1923–2004[edit]

Since its founding in 1923, Levski has had 10 seasons in second division, finishing third in 1975, with the last one being in 1981/82, when they finished 17th.[2] Petar Aleksandrov made his debut during that season, scoring 10 goals in 22 matches, before joining Slavia Sofia.

2004–2016: Re-founding[edit]

The club was dissolved in 2004 only to be re-established later that year. It remained in third division until 2016, when it was promoted.

2016–present: Return to Professional Football[edit]

On 27 July 2016, Levski was promoted to the newly formed Bulgarian Second League.[3] On 8 August 2016, after 34 years in the amateur leagues, the club returned to professional football in a match against Lokomotiv Sofia on 8 August 2016, which they lost 2:3.[4] On 20 September 2016, Vereya beat Levski with 2:0 in the First Round of Bulgarian Cup.[5] After 9 defeats in their first 9 matches for the season, Levski finally notched a 2:0 win over PFC Bansko on 22 September 2016.[6] On 10 December 2016, they defeated group leader Etar Veliko Tarnovo 2:0.[7] After finishing 16th in the table, the club was relegated back to third division for the 2017/18 season.

Honours[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 August 2017

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 Tsvetan Todorov (captain)
4 Bulgaria DF Boris Biserov
5 Bulgaria DF Nikola Danchev
6 Bulgaria DF Hristiyan Momchilov
7 Bulgaria FW Veselin Filipov
8 Bulgaria MF Vasil Stefanov
9 Bulgaria FW Stefan Chilingirov
10 Bulgaria MF Lachezar Angelov
11 Bulgaria MF Stoyan Angelov
12 Bulgaria GK Todor Kolev
14 Bulgaria MF Atanas Dzhaferov
15 Bulgaria DF Yordan Kovachev
No. Position Player
16 Bulgaria MF Plamen Krislov
17 Bulgaria MF Petar Trichkov
18 Bulgaria MF Dzhevat Dunchev
19 Bulgaria MF Biser Vlaykov
20 Bulgaria MF Dimo Vangelov
21 Bulgaria MF Zdravko Kostadinov
30 Bulgaria FW Vasil Vasilev
Bulgaria DF Petar Petrov
Bulgaria DF Danail Tsonkov
Bulgaria MF Ivelin Kostov
Bulgaria MF Ivan Tilev

Past seasons[edit]

Season League Place W D L GF GA Pts Bulgarian Cup
2009–10 V AFG (III) 5 18 8 10 54 28 62 not qualified
2010–11 V AFG 16 12 7 19 39 71 43 not qualified
2011–12 V AFG 14 9 7 18 32 64 34 not qualified
2012–13 V AFG 11 14 8 12 52 53 50 not qualified
2013–14 V AFG 14 7 4 21 35 85 25 not qualified
2014–15 V AFG 14 7 7 16 23 48 28 not qualified
2015–16 V AFG 13 11 2 21 43 75 35 not qualified
2016–17 Second League (II) 16 5 1 24 24 71 16 First Round
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.

League positions[edit]

Third Amateur Football League (Bulgaria)Second Professional Football League (Bulgaria)Bulgarian V AFG

References[edit]

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