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FC Vereya

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Full name Professional Football Club Vereya Stara Zagora
Founded July 15, 2001; 15 years ago (2001-07-15)
Ground Trace Arena, Stara Zagora
Ground Capacity 3,500
Owner Galin Mihaylov
Chairman Hristiyan Parvanov
Head coach Aleksandar Tomash
League Bulgarian First League
2015–16 B Group, 8th /promoted/
Website Club home page

Football Club Vereya (Bulgarian: Футболен клуб Верея) is a Bulgarian football club based in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. They play in the First League, the top division of Bulgarian football.


Foundation and beginning[edit]

The club was founded in 2001 by a founding board led by Hristiyan Parvanov, Galin Mihaylov, Slavcho Tanev, Tonko Totev and Dimo Hristov. Until 2005/06 season is playing in Regional groups until the promote in V AFG under the name FC Vereya-Arsenal after marge with Arsenal Kazanlak, but after season 2006/07 Vereya-Arsenal become Arsenal Kazanlak and the 2nd team Vereya Bulsatkom moved to Stara Zagora again and was registered as FC Vereya. They won A RFG 3 times in next 5 season, getting the promotion in 2011–12 season.

Trace Group ownership (2012–present)[edit]

Trace Group started to invest the team and in 2012 they started building the new stadium Trace Arena. On May 21, 2014 the club won the Cup of Bulgarian Amateur Football League after defeating Minyor Pernik 2–0 in the final.[1] In the same season 2013/14 they finished 3rd in V Group and promoted to the professional football group B PFG.

In 2016, team applied for the new Bulgarian First League. On June 1, 2016, one of the new signs, the Brazilian Elias Alves da Silva, told the press that he joined the club, because they will play in the top league of Bulgaria, but still no official information was given for the teams that will play in the new league.[2]

On June 7, 2016, Vereya, alongside five other B Group outfits, received a license following the adoption of new criteria for the A Group and thus were promoted and will compete in the 2016-17 Bulgarian First League season.

Shirt and sponsors[edit]

Vereya main colors are blue and white.

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
2006–2012 Flag of None.svg Unknown Bulsatcom / Trace Group
2012–2014 Bulgaria Tomy Sport Trace Group
2014–2016 United States Nike
2016– Italy Erreà


Current squad[edit]

As of 8 September 2016 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 Plamen Kolev
3 Bulgaria DF Vladimir Zafirov
5 Bulgaria DF Iliya Munin
6 France DF Ilias Hassani
7 Bulgaria MF Momchil Tsvetanov
8 Moldova MF Alexandru Pașcenco
9 France FW Amadou Soukouna
10 Brazil MF Elias (captain)
11 Bulgaria MF Iliyan Yordanov
12 Bulgaria GK Ivan Karadzhov
14 Bulgaria FW Georgi Andonov
No. Position Player
15 Bulgaria DF Kostadin Slaev
21 Bulgaria DF Zdravko Iliev
25 Bulgaria DF Georgi Angelov
27 Bulgaria MF Svetoslav Dikov
32 Bulgaria FW Vasil Kaloyanov
33 Bulgaria DF Miroslav Enchev
39 Bulgaria FW Metodi Kostov
71 Bulgaria MF Ivan Vinkov
77 Portugal DF Pedro Eugénio
95 France MF Adama Guidiala

For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2016.

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
No. Position Player

Foreign players[edit]

Up to five non-EU nationals can be registered and given a squad number for the first team in the A PFG however only three can be used during a match day. Those non-EU nationals with European ancestry can claim citizenship from the nation their ancestors came from. If a player does not have European ancestry he can claim Bulgarian citizenship after playing in Bulgaria for 5 years.

EU Nationals

EU Nationals (Dual citizenship)

Non-EU Nationals

Club officials[edit]

Current technical body[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Head Coach Aleksandar Tomash Bulgaria
Assistant Coach Konstantin Mirchev Bulgaria
Goalkeeper Coach Todor Kyuchukov Bulgaria


Season to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Bulgarian Cup
2001–02 4 A RFG N/A Did Not Play
2002–03 4 A RFG N/A DNP
2003–04 4 A RFG N/A DNP
2004–05 4 A RFG N/A DNP
2005–06 4 A RFG 1st ↑ DNP
2006–07 3 V AFG 7th ↓ DNP
Season Tier Division Place Bulgarian Cup
2007–08 4 A RFG 4th DNP
2008–09 4 A RFG 1st DNP
2009–10 4 A RFG 2nd DNP
2010–11 4 A RFG 1st DNP
2011–12 4 A RFG 1st ↑ Second round
2012–13 3 V AFG 5th DNP
Season Tier Division Place Bulgarian Cup
2013–14 3 V AFG 3rd ↑ DNP
2014–15 2 B PFG 11th First round
2015–16 2 B PFG 8th ↑ First round
2016–17 1 First League TBC


Zhivko Zhelev was appointed Vereya playing head coach in March 2015
Dates Name Honours
2001–11 Unknown
2011–13 Bulgaria Kolyo Hristov
2013–14 Bulgaria Petar Kostadinov 99991 Amateur Cup title
1 Promote to B Group
2014 Bulgaria Krasimir Manolov
2014 Bulgaria Gospodin Mirchev
2014–15 Bulgaria Radostin Kishishev
2015–16 Bulgaria Zhivko Zhelev
Bulgaria Vladislav Yanush
2016– Bulgaria Aleksandar Tomash

Vereya II[edit]

Vereya II
Founded July 1, 2012; 4 years ago (2012-07-01)
Ground Trace Arena, Stara Zagora
Ground Capacity 1,714
Chairman Hristiyan Parvanov
Head coach Dimo Hristov
League Third League
2015–16 A Regional Group, 2nd /Promoted/

The club's reserve team, Vereya Stara Zagora II, played in the tier four A RFG in 2015–16, where it finished on 2nd place and won the playoff agnist Arda Kardzhali and is playing in Third League in 2016–17 season.


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

No. Position Player
Bulgaria GK Aleksandar Petrunov
Bulgaria DF Kostadin Stoyanov
Bulgaria MF Aleksandar Todorov
No. Position Player
Bulgaria MF Aleksandar Manolov
Bulgaria FW Nikolay Stoichkov

Past seasons[edit]

Season League Place W D L GF GA Pts
2012–13 A RFG (IV) 6 18 5 11 75 49 59
2013–14 A RFG 9 10 2 11 39 46 32
2014–15 A RFG 3 17 0 5 79 21 51
2015–16 A RFG 2 19 1 4 67 24 58
2016–17 Third League (III)
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.


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