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Slivnishki Geroy
Full nameFootball Club Slivnishki Geroy
Founded1923; 101 years ago (1923)
GroundSlivnishki Geroy Stadium
ChairmanVentsislav Balikov
LeagueSouth-West Third League
2023–24South-West Third League, 5th of 20
WebsiteClub website

Football Club Slivnishki Geroy (Bulgarian: ФК "Сливнишки герой", lit. Hero of Slivnitsa FC) is a Bulgarian association football club based in Slivnitsa, Sofia Province, currently playing in the South-West Third League. Their home ground since 1966 has been Slivnishki Geroy Stadium. The club has played in its traditional blue and white stripes throughout most of its history.



Slivnishki Geroy in 1975

The club was founded in 1923 and was named after Alexander of Battenberg, the knyaz who led Bulgaria to victory in the Battle of Slivnitsa, earning the name "the hero of Slivnitsa".

Slivnishki geroy has 13 seasons in the B PFG, the second level of Bulgarian football, including continuously from 1970 to 1983. The club's highest achievement to date is finishing at 4th place in the second division in 1975.

During the 1982–83 season, Slivnishki Geroi won just eleven games in the B PFG campaign and was relegated to the amateur V AFG, the third tier of the Bulgarian football pyramid. A year later, the club was relegated to the fourth division.

In 2001, Slivnishki Geroi secured promotion to the third division. In 2004, Radoslav Zdravkov was appointed manager on a two-year contract.

Slivnishki Geroi finished the 2010–11 South-West V AFG as champions and returned to the B PFG during 2011–12 for the first time in 28 years.

League positions[edit]

Third Amateur Football League (Bulgaria)Bulgarian V AFGBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian V AFG


Between 1924 and 1966, Slivnishki Geroi played at two grounds in the town, on the military division in Slivnitsa and on the Machine-tractor stations, but in 1966, the club moved to Slivnishki Geroi Stadium and have played there ever since. The stadium has a current capacity of 7,000.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 July 2019 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Bulgaria BUL Martin Minev
2 DF Bulgaria BUL Stefan Iliev
3 MF Bulgaria BUL Georgi Kuzovski
4 DF Bulgaria BUL Sibil Karagyozov
5 DF Bulgaria BUL Lyubomir Despotov
6 DF Bulgaria BUL Mario Petrov
7 MF Bulgaria BUL Vesislav Ivanov
8 MF Bulgaria BUL Rosen Kolev
9 FW Bulgaria BUL Yordan Popov
10 MF Bulgaria BUL Nikolay Marinov
11 MF Bulgaria BUL Dimitar Maymunkov
13 FW Bulgaria BUL Kristiyan Milanov
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 DF Bulgaria BUL Emil Trendafilov
15 FW Bulgaria BUL Marian Hadzhiev
16 MF Bulgaria BUL Antonio Mihov
17 FW Bulgaria BUL Nicho Nichev
18 MF Bulgaria BUL Teodor Nikiforov
20 MF Bulgaria BUL Aleksandar Manolov
21 FW Bulgaria BUL Atanas Kurdov
22 DF Bulgaria BUL Viktor Georgiev (captain)
24 DF Bulgaria BUL Kristiyan Zdravkov
77 GK Bulgaria BUL Svetoslav Kamenov
90 GK Bulgaria BUL Tervel Asenov

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