OFC Pomorie

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Pomorie
Pomorie logo.png
Full name Общински футболен клуб Поморие
(Municipal football club Pomorie)
Nickname(s) Поморийци (The Pomorians)
Founded 1934
2013 (refounded)
Ground Pomorie Stadium,
Pomorie
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Bulgaria Hristo Burgazliev
Manager Bulgaria Malin Orachev
League B Group
2014–15 South-East V Group, 1st
/promoted/
Website Club home page

OFC Pomorie (Bulgarian: ОФК Поморие) is a Bulgarian association football club from the town of Pomorie, which currently competes in the B Group, the second level of Bulgarian football. The club plays its home matches at the Pomorie Stadium, which has an overall capacity of 2,000 seats.

Honours[edit]

Bulgarian Cup

East B Group:

  • 2nd place (1): 2011

South-East V Group:

  • Winner (1): 2003 (as PFC Pomorie)

History[edit]

First years[edit]

The football club in Pomorie was established in 1934. In 1944 became Nikolay Luskov in honour of the famous Bulgarian communist politic with the same name, who died in the town. Since then, the club changed its name twice, as Cherveno Zname and FC Pomorie, without making some important achievements.

2002–2009[edit]

However, in 2002, the club managed to earn a promotion to the Bulgarian V AFG. The next season, the club was bought by the Bulgarian oil company Petrol AD, and the same 2003-04 season the team achieved a double by winning the South-East V AFG and the Bulgarian Amateur Cup, again under the name FC Pomorie.

The following two seasons Pomorie competed in the Bulgarian B PFG, but in 2006, were once again relegated to the V AFG. In the next years, the club stayed in the South-East V AFG, without achieving any significant results. In 2009, however, PFC Pomorie finished in the third position of their division and were able to play a play-off match for a promotion to the Bulgarian B PFG.

Union with Naftex Burgas[edit]

On July 3, 2009, PFC Pomorie merged with Naftex Burgas from the nearby city Burgas, by demands from the Petrol AD owner Mitko Sabev. However, the old club was folded and a new club was established by the fans as a successor of the old team. Therefore, only part of the Naftex players were moved to the Pomorie team. The newly created club was named Chernomorets Pomorie and several days later the club obtained a license from the BFU in order to participate in the East B PFG. As of 2009 Chernomorets Pomorie is used as a satellite team for Chernomorets Burgas and has a goal to train and develop players, seeking promotion to the first squad in the main club. At the end of the 2010/2011 B PFG season, Chernomorets Pomorie finished in 2nd place, securing the right to challenge Vidima Rakovski for a spot in the A PFG, the top echelon in Bulgaria. However, they were ultimately denied a professional license by the Bulgarian Football Union and FC Sportist Svoge will face the team from Sevlievo. Since season 2014/2015 OFC Pomorie has participated in the South-Eastern 3rd football division.

Final of Bulgarian Cup[edit]

On April 28, 2010, Chernomorets Pomorie surprisingly managed to secure a place in the final of the Bulgarian Cup after securing some prestigious wins against Minyor Pernik (2:0) and Kaliakra Kavarna (4:1 after penalties) at the Pomorie Stadium. Chernomorets's players are the second ones from a B PFG team in the Bulgarian Cup history, that have reached the final of the competition since Chernomorets Burgas's similar achievement in 1989. The final of the cup was held on May 5, 2010, against Beroe Stara Zagora at the Lovech Stadium, but it was lost by the Pomorie with 0:1.

Difficult Years[edit]

On 23 May 2012 was the last game of team. In June 2012 Chernomorets Pomorie and Akademik Sofia did not receive a professional license from the BFU and were relegated to the third division.[1] The team denied to compete in V Grupa and any other division due to financial problems. On 15 September 2012 its changes the name to OFC Pomorie. The youth academy of the club currently competes in youth divisions.

New beginning[edit]

On 22 July 2013 the main team made its first training and during 2013-14 season competed in the regional divisions.[2]

Historical names[edit]

Years Names
1944-80 FC Nikolay Luskov
1980-95 FC Cherno More
1995-09 PFC Pomorie
2009-12 PFC Chernomorets
2012 OFC Pomorie

Performance by seasons[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2004-05 B PFG 8 30 11 7 12 38 39 40 1/32
2005-06 B PFG 13 26 6 6 14 22 38 24 1/16 Relegated
2006–07 V AFG 3 34 20 5 9 70 31 65 ?
2007-08 V AFG 6 34 17 6 11 53 34 57 ?
2008-09 V AFG 3 36 24 4 8 78 19 76 ?
2009-10 B PFG 7 28 13 4 11 46 36 43 Final
2010-11 B PFG 2 28 9 9 6 23 19 36 1/8
2011-12 B PFG 5 27 10 7 10 38 29 37 1/8 Relegated

Stadium and Sports Complex[edit]

Main article: Pomorie Stadium

Chernomorets Pomorie currently play their home matches at the Pomorie Stadium in Pomorie. The stadium has an overall capacity of 3,000 spectators and it's part of a major training sports complex located in the range of a 5-star luxury hotel complex, which is also used by the needs of the football club. The venue has one main stand with roof covers, a 1400 lux floodlight system, a frame scoreboard and a synthetic grass pitch surface. It was built in 2006, along with the Pomorie Sports Complex at a total cost of 3,25 million.[3]

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 July 2015 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 Yanko Georgiev
2 Bulgaria DF Anton Ivanov
4 Bulgaria DF Diyan Lefterov
5 Bulgaria DF Georgi Petkov
6 Bulgaria MF Daniel Stamatov
7 Bulgaria DF Hristo Lemperov
8 Bulgaria MF Zhivko Iliev
9 Bulgaria FW Aleko Hristov
10 Bulgaria MF Lyubomir Bozhinov
11 Bulgaria MF Krasimir Pchelarov
12 Bulgaria GK Dimitar Todorov
13 Bulgaria GK Faradin Hasan
14 Bulgaria MF Stefan Stamatov
No. Position Player
16 Bulgaria FW Ahmed Ahmedov
17 Bulgaria DF Stanislav Ganev
18 Bulgaria DF Aleksandar Ivanov
19 Bulgaria MF Mihael Orachev
20 Bulgaria MF Kiril Georgiev
21 Bulgaria MF Milen Tanev
22 Bulgaria MF Slavcho Shokolarov
23 Bulgaria DF Dimitar Popov
24 Bulgaria DF Petar Kehayov
25 Bulgaria MF Emil Getov
26 Bulgaria DF Yani Pehlivanov
27 Bulgaria DF Daniel Stoyanov

For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2015.

Staff[edit]

Position Name
Chairman Bulgaria Hristo Burgazliev
Managing director Bulgaria Ognyan Ralev
Sport-technical director Bulgaria Stoyan Dzhisov
Coach Bulgaria Lazar Tonozliev
Coach Bulgaria Lachezar Danev
Coach Bulgaria Boris Tomov

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Окончателно: "Б" група с 15 отбора, Академик остава без лиценз" (in Bulgarian). www.football24.bg. 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Мъже на ОФК “Поморие” започнаха тренировки на 15.07. от 18:30ч." (in Bulgarian). www.ofc.pomorie.bg. 2013-07-15. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  3. ^ Pomorie Stadium in Pomorie Accessed on April 2, 2010.

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