FC Chernomorets Balchik

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Chernomorets
Balchik logo.png
Full name FC Chernomorets Balchik
Founded 1918; 99 years ago (1918)
Ground Arena Balchik
Ground Capacity 3,200
Head coach Georgi Ivanov
League V Group
2015–16 V Group, 1st

FC Chernomorets Balchik (Bulgarian: ФК Черноморец Балчик) are a Bulgarian football club based in Balchik, that competes in the Second League, the second tier of Bulgarian football. The team plays its home games at the local Balchik Stadium with 3,200 seats.

History[edit]

Balchik Stadium

Chernomorets were founded as Sport Club Strela in late 1918 by English and Italian soldiers after World War I. The team finally became known as Chernomorets in 1957.

In his history Chernomorets plays mainly in Bulgarian amateurs divisions. Until the 1976/77 season, the team participated in either the third Bulgarian division, but gained a promotion to the B Group for the 1977/78 season. The next season was not so successful and the team was relegated back to the third division (The club finishing on 17th place in the group).

Chernomorets qualified for second time in his history for the second division by finishing on 3rd place in North-Eastern V Group in the 2007-08 season. In this period in the club worked as an assistant coach former famous football player Iliyan Kiryakov.

The club has withdrawn from B PFG in February 2011 for a big finance debt.

Between 9 November 2014 and 27 March 2016, Chernomorets won 37 consecutive games in the third division.[1] In 2015–16 season, the team finished first and won promotion to the B Group after five years absence, but on 12 June 2016 they announced that will stay in V Group and won't take the promote due financial reasons.[2]

Honours[edit]

East B PFG

Bulgarian Cup

Cup of Bulgarian Amateur Football League

  • Runner-up: 2015-16

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 January 2017 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 Hristiyan Hristov
Bulgaria GK Stanislav Angelov
Bulgaria DF Genadi Lugo
Bulgaria DF Sevdalin Staykov
Bulgaria DF Nikolay Ivanov
Bulgaria DF Miroslav Nachev
Bulgaria DF Lyubomir Koev
Bulgaria DF Slavi Stalev
Bulgaria DF Yavor Kolev (captain)
Bulgaria MF Karen Madoyan
No. Position Player
Bulgaria MF Aleksandar Popov
Bulgaria MF Nikolay Arnaudov
Bulgaria MF Viktor Mitev
Bulgaria MF Ahmed Hikmet
Bulgaria MF Nikola Yanachkov
Bulgaria MF Georgi Dimitrov
Bulgaria MF Beadir Beadirov
Bulgaria MF Stanislav Zhelyazkov
Bulgaria FW Rumen Aleksandrov

For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2016.

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