FC Sportist Svoge
|Full name||FC Sportist Svoge|
|League||South–West Third League|
|2017–18||Sofia West A OFG, 1st (promoted)|
FC Sportist Svoge (Bulgarian: ФК Спортист Своге) is a Bulgarian football club from the town of Svoge, which currently competes in the Third League, the third tier of Bulgarian football. The club was founded in 1924 and their home ground is the Chavdar Tsvetkov Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 3,500 spectators. The club's all-time success is the promotion to the Bulgarian A PFG in 2009.
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Sportist Svoge was formed in 1924, as a sports club characterized by a blue and white check jersey. In 1949, after reorganization, the club was renamed to DSNM Svoge. In the years between 1952 and 1954, the sports club competes with the name of Minyor Svoge, and in the period between 1954 and 1957 carries the simple name FC Svoge. The club finally became known as Sportist Svoge in 1957, the name, which is known to date.
Until 2007, Sportist participated in either the third or the fourth amateurs divisions, but in 2006-07 the team were promoted for the first time to second division. In their first season in professional football, the club finished in 6th place. In 2008 manager Aleksandar Aleksandrov laid the foundations of a good team. The 2008-09 season in the domestic league was successful for the team, which finished 2nd, and managed to participate in the play-off for promotion in the Bulgarian A PFG. On June 17, 2009, Sportist surprisingly won the play-off against Naftex Burgas with a result of 6:4 in the penalty shoot-out and qualified for the A PFG for first time in the club's history.
On August 10, 2009, in the first match of the club in the top division of Bulgarian football, Sportist finished with a 1:1 draw against Slavia Sofia. The first goal for the club in the A PFG scored Georgi Semerdzhiev. The first win came in the 5th round against Lokomotiv Plovdiv, with 2:1 at the Chavdar Cvetkov Stadium. Sportist won just five games in their first A PFG campaign and were relegated at the end of the season.
- 15th place in the "A" group: 2009/10
- 1/8 finalist 1950 and 2007/08
The club's home ground is the Chavdar Tsvetkov Stadium. It was opened in 1967.
Until 2007, the stadium was called Iskar. The same year, the stadium underwent serious renovation and its capacity was increased to 1,600 spectators and was renamed after the legendary striker of the club - Chavdar Tsvetkov. The stadium also has a parking lot with 120 parking spaces, including 10 for disabled people.
In 2009, the stadium's capacity was expanded to 3,500 spectators. The record attendance at the stadium is 3,250 spectators and was achieved at the game between Sportist and Levski Sofia on October 25, 2009.
As of February 16, 2012 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
This is a list of the last six Sportist Svoge managers:
|Ivan Atanasov||June 2007||5 January 2008||–|
|Atanas Dzhambazki||5 January 2008||4 November 2008||–|
|Aleksandar Aleksandrov||5 November 2008||31 August 2009||–|
|Ivan Atanasov||31 August 2009||24 December 2009||–|
|Stoycho Stoev||24 December 2009||19 April 2010||–|
|Ivan Atanasov||19 April 2010||present||–|
As of 19 April 2010
Hristo Iovov, 4avdar Cvetkov, La4ezar Mladenov, Miroslav Antonov, Stoi4o Mladenov, Aleksandar Stoianov, Simeon Atanasov,Deian Borisov,