FC Maritsa Plovdiv

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FC "Maritsa"
Maritsa logo.png
Full name Football Club Maritsa Plovdiv
Founded 1921; 95 years ago (1921)
Ground Maritsa Stadium, Plovdiv
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Bulgaria Hristo Nikolov
Manager Bulgaria Stoyan Dimitrov
League South-East V Group
2014–15 South-East V Group, 11th

Maritsa FC (Bulgarian: Марица ФК) is a Bulgarian football club from the city of Plovdiv. It was established in 1921, after the merger of Karshiaka's teams Vampir and Trite Konski Sili.

They play their home matches at their 8,000-seat stadium in the quarter of Karshiaka. They played in Bulgarian A Professional Football Group seasons of 1967-68, 1969–70, 1970–71 and 1996-97.

Youth program[edit]

The club is particularly famous for its renowned youth program that has produced many Bulgarian talents over the years – Hristo Stoichkov, Dinko Dermendzhiev, Aleksandar Aleksandrov. Bulgarian national first-team players Georgi Georgiev, Kostadin Vidolov, Krassimir Chomakov, Valeri Domovchiyski, Yordan Todorov, Asen Nikolov had also came through the ranks at Maritsa.

Honours[edit]

  • Fourteenth place in the "A" group: 1969/70 and 1996/97.
  • Semifinalist in the National Cup tournament: 1996/97.

Current squad[edit]

As of February 20, 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 Iliya Nikolov
2 Bulgaria DF Borislav Nikiforov
3 Bulgaria MF Krasimir Ivanov (captain)
4 Bulgaria DF Miroslav Pushkarov
6 Bulgaria DF Yordan Vlashki
7 Bulgaria DF Petyo Dimitrov
8 Bulgaria MF Yalmaz Syuleyman
9 Bulgaria FW Ventsislav Gyuzelev
10 Bulgaria MF Dimitar Yurukov
11 Bulgaria FW Georgi Arabadzhiev
12 Bulgaria GK Goran Grablev
No. Position Player
14 Bulgaria FW Georgi Georgiev
16 Bulgaria DF Alil Kardashev
17 Bulgaria MF Dimitar Michkov
18 Bulgaria MF Daniel Spasov
19 Bulgaria MF Konstantin Atanasov
21 Bulgaria MF Angel Semerdzhiev
22 Bulgaria MF Aleksandar Aleksandrov
Bulgaria DF Svetlozar Barashki
Bulgaria MF Todor Ivanov
Bulgaria MF Andrey Atanasov
Bulgaria FW Samer Alhusein

Famous players[edit]

Note: For a complete list of Maritsa players, see Category:FC Maritsa Plovdiv players.

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