Levski Volley

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Levski Sofia
Full nameVC Levski Sofia
NicknameСините (The Blues)
Founded1943
GroundSikonko Hall,
Sofia
(Capacity: 1000)
ChairmanBulgaria Vladimir Nikolov
ManagerBulgaria Hristo Iliev
LeagueNVL
2015-169th
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VC Levski Sofia is a professional Bulgarian volleyball team based in Sofia. It has both men's and women's teams, both playing in its respective Bulgarian Volleyball Leagues. Founded in 1943 the team plays its home games at Sikonko Hall in Sofia. The women's team were crowned European champions in 1963–64.

Men's volleyball[edit]

Honours[edit]

National competitions[edit]

  • Simple cup icon.svg Bulgarian Championship: 15
1945, 1959, 1980, 1985, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009
  • Simple cup icon.svg Bulgarian Cup: 17
1960, 1966, 1968, 1972, 1980, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2014

International competitions[edit]

Current Squad 2018/2019[edit]

Head coach: Bulgaria Andrey Zhekov
No. Name Date of birth Position
2 Bulgaria Boyan Yordanov (1983-03-12) March 12, 1983 (age 36) opposite
4 Bulgaria Metodi Ananiev (1986-02-17) February 17, 1986 (age 33) outside hitter
4 Puerto Rico Steven Morales (1992-04-07) April 7, 1992 (age 27) outside hitter
6 Bulgaria Stilian Asenov (1987-10-21) October 21, 1987 (age 32) setter
7 Netherlands Daan van Haarlem (1989-03-15) March 15, 1989 (age 30) setter
8 Bulgaria Ivaylo Lalov (1996-01-10) January 10, 1996 (age 24) libero
9 Bulgaria Andrey Zhekov (1980-03-12) March 12, 1980 (age 39) setter
10 Bulgaria Milan Milanov (1994-10-28) October 28, 1994 (age 25) outside hitter
11 Bulgaria Ventsislav Ragin (1992-04-08) April 8, 1992 (age 27) middle blocker
12 Bulgaria Ivan Krachev (1990-02-28) February 28, 1990 (age 29) opposite
14 Bulgaria Ivan Damianov (1987-05-31) May 31, 1987 (age 32) middle blocker
18 Bulgaria Strahil Svilenski (1996-09-07) September 7, 1996 (age 23) middle blocker

Notable players[edit]

Women's volleyball[edit]

Honours[edit]

National competitions[edit]

  • Simple cup icon.svg Bulgarian Championship: 29
1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2014
  • Simple cup icon.svg Bulgarian Cup: 27
1959, 1960, 1961, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2014, 2016

International competitions[edit]

1963–64
  • Runners-up: 1975, 1976, 1981

Notable players[edit]

Team squad[edit]

Season 2016–2017, as of January 2017.[1]

Number Player Position Height (m) Weight (kg) Birth date
1 Bulgaria Nadezhda Petrova Libero 1.73 83 (1999-05-22) 22 May 1999 (age 20)
2 Bulgaria Desislava Georgieva Middle Blocker 1.85 70 (1998-06-11) 11 June 1998 (age 21)
3 Bulgaria Kristiana Petrova Outside Hitter 1.81 70 (1997-07-13) 13 July 1997 (age 22)
4 Bulgaria Zornitsa Yaneva Middle Blocker 1.82 61 (1999-09-02) 2 September 1999 (age 20)
5 Bulgaria Maria Yordanova Opposite 1.82 72 (2002-05-25) 25 May 2002 (age 17)
6 Bulgaria Miroslava Paskova Outside Hitter 1.78 70 (1996-02-16) 16 February 1996 (age 23)
7 Bulgaria Iva Nikolova Outside Hitter 1.82 65 (1999-06-13) 13 June 1999 (age 20)
8 Bulgaria Mariana Yordanova Settter 1.83 78 (1999-11-27) 27 November 1999 (age 20)
9 Bulgaria Elena Becheva Outside Hitter 1.83 69 (1998-05-30) 30 May 1998 (age 21)
10 Bulgaria Gergana Becheva Setter 1.77 63 (2000-05-04) 4 May 2000 (age 19)
11 Bulgaria Kathryn Dimitrova Opposite 1.90 77 (1999-11-27) 27 November 1999 (age 20)
12 Bulgaria Viktoriya Ivanova Libero 1.69 60 (2000-05-23) 23 May 2000 (age 19)
13 Bulgaria Denitsa Dimitrova Middle Blocker 1.88 75 (1999-03-23) 23 March 1999 (age 20)
14 Bulgaria Mariela Gerenova Libero 1.66 58 (2000-04-20) 20 April 2000 (age 19)
15 Bulgaria Gergana Georgieva Setter 1.77 60 (1998-10-15) 15 October 1998 (age 21)
16 Bulgaria Anelia Dzhondrova Middle Blocker 1.93 84 (1999-12-18) 18 December 1999 (age 20)
17 Bulgaria Monika Krasteva Outside Hitter 1.80 68 (1999-05-09) 9 May 1999 (age 20)
18 Bulgaria Nasya Dimitrova Middle Blocker 1.89 70 (1992-11-06) 6 November 1992 (age 27)
Coach: Bulgaria Radoslav Bakardzhiev

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Levski Sofia - Team 2016–17". CEV. Retrieved 8 January 2017.

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