FC Kaliakra Kavarna
|Full name||Футболен клуб Калиакра Каварна
(Football club Kaliakra Kavarna)
|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
- Municipality Kavarna
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.
|Director of Sport||Krasimir Todorov|
|Head Coach||Radostin Trifonov|
|Assistant Coach||Stefan Slavov|
|Assistant Coach||Martin Zafirov|
|Goalkeeper Coach||Dobrin Dobrev|
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.
- 12th place: 2010–11
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 (Dual citizenship)
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.
- Filip Filipov (July 2010–Oct 10)
- Antoni Zdravkov (Oct 2010–May 11)
- Radostin Trifonov (2011)
- Adalbert Zafirov (2011)
- Radostin Trifonov (2011–12)
- Vachko Vachev (March 2012–)