FC Kaliakra Kavarna

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Full name Футболен клуб Калиакра Каварна
(Football club Kaliakra Kavarna)
Nickname(s) Каляри (Cagliari)
Founded 1922; 94 years ago (1922)
Ground Kavarna Stadium,
Ground Capacity 5,000
Owner Tsonko Tsonev
Chairman Krasimir Todorov
Manager Ivan Raychev
League North-Eastern V Group
2015-16 North-Eastern V Group, 2nd
Website Club home page

FC Kaliakra Kavarna (Bulgarian: ФК Калиакра Каварна) is a Bulgarian football club from the town of Kavarna, which currently participates in the North-Eastern V Group, the third division of Bulgarian football.

Founded in 1922 as Kaliakra Sport Club, the club spent most of its history in amateur football before making a rapid ascent to the second-flight of Bulgarian football in 1980. Kaliakra Kavarna's name is derived from the Kaliakra cape, which is located nearby the town.

Address and team information[edit]

  • Address:

"Sava Ganchev" street, Stadium "Kavarna", Kavarna 9650, Bulgaria

Official sponsor[edit]

  • Municipality Kavarna


  • Uhlsport

Currently the team's home kit is blue and away kit is white.A various combinations of blue and white can be seen through the years. But blue remains the basic colour of the team.


Position Name Nationality
Chairman Ventsislav Vasilev Bulgaria
Director of Sport Krasimir Todorov Bulgaria
Head Coach Radostin Trifonov Bulgaria
Assistant Coach Stefan Slavov Bulgaria
Assistant Coach Martin Zafirov Bulgaria
Goalkeeper Coach Dobrin Dobrev Bulgaria


Kaliakra was established in 1922, and has had its current name since 1957. The official colors were initially chosen as blue and white. During its history the club has also been named Venus Venera, Bizone, SC Dobrotich, SC Spartak and Cherveno zname.

The club spent most of its history in amateur football before winning promotion for the second-flight of Bulgarian football in 1980. In the first campaign in B PFG, Kaliakra survived relegation back to third division at the end of 1980–81, but with only point more than rivals Chernolomets Popovo. The next season meant a 14th place for the team, but in 1982-83 Kaliakra won just eleven games during the entire campaign and were relegated. The team spent the next 22 years in third division, before being promoted for the second time to B PFG during the 2004-05 season. They finished their first campaign in the 2005/06 B PFG in 10th place.

In 2007-08 season Kaliakra had their best Bulgarian Cup run ever, beating Chavdar Etropole and elite Lokomotiv Plovdiv before losing to Cherno More Varna on penalties in the semi-finals. The season in the domestic league was also successful for the team, after they finished 2nd, and qualified for the play-off for promotion in the top division. But on May 24, 2008, Kaliakra lost against Minyor Pernik with a result of 6:7 (after penalties) in the play-off.

In 2009–10 Kaliakra reached the Bulgarian Cup semi-finals for second time in the club's history, but lost 3-0 after penalties (1-1 in regular time) to Chernomorets Pomorie at Pomorie Stadium. A month later they won a first promotion to the A PFG by winning the Eastern B PFG. Their stay in the top flight lasted only two seasons, however, with the club recording a 12th place finish in the 2010/11 season, before being relegated after finishing 15th the following year. After two more years in B PFG Kaliakra was relegated back to the amateur divisions, ending nearly a decade of professional football.

League positions[edit]

Bulgarian V AFG Bulgarian B Football Group Bulgarian A Football Group Bulgarian B Football Group



Bulgarian A PFG:

Bulgarian B Group

Bulgarian Cup:

Current squad[edit]

As of 16 January 2016 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 Nikolay Radomirov
Bulgaria GK Stanislav Valchev
Bulgaria DF Detelin Dimitrov
Bulgaria DF Georgi Hristov
Bulgaria DF Darin Andonov (captain)
Bulgaria DF Boyan Iliev
Bulgaria DF Trayan Dyankov * (Deceased)
Bulgaria MF Mihail Mihalev
Bulgaria MF Simeon Zlatev
Bulgaria MF Aleksi Avramov
No. Position Player
Bulgaria MF Simeon Simeonov
Bulgaria MF Encho Lemperov
Bulgaria MF Ivo Mihaylov
Bulgaria MF Tsvetomir Valeriev
Bulgaria MF Hristiyan Kozhuharov
Bulgaria MF Simeon Georgiev
Bulgaria MF Nikolay Velkov
Bulgaria MF Todor Marinchev
Bulgaria FW Kaloyan Kalchev
Bulgaria FW Ivaylo Rusev

Foreign players[edit]

Up to one non-EU national can be registered and given a squad number for the first team in the B PFG. 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


PFC Kaliakra currently plays its home matches at the Kavarna Stadium. The club's home stadium was built in 1967. It is situated in the Kaliakra Sport Complex, in the south side of Kavarna. Years later, the ground underwent a total reconstruction in 2007 and was brought to a suitable stand in 2008. It has approximately 5,000 seats with pitch dimensions of 103 x 68 metres. In 2008, the stadium was also equipped with electric lighting of 1200 lx. The record attendance of the stadium is 4,540 spectators and it was achieved at the game against Cherno More Varna on April 16, 2008 in the semi-final of the Bulgarian Cup.



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