PFC Ludogorets Razgrad II

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Ludogorets II
PFC Ludogorets 1945 official logo.png
Full nameProfessional Football Club Ludogorets Razgrad II
Nickname(s)The Eagles
Ludogorets babies
Short nameLudogorets II
Founded2015; 4 years ago (2015)
GroundEagles' Nest, Razgrad
Capacity2,000
OwnerKiril Domuschiev
ChairmanAleksandar Aleksandrov
Head coachTodor Zhivondov
LeagueBulgarian Second League
2018–19Second League, 11th
WebsiteClub website

Ludogorets II (Bulgarian: Лудогорец II) or Ludogorets 2 is a Bulgarian professional football team based in Razgrad. Founded in 2015, it is the reserve team of PFC Ludogorets Razgrad, and currently plays in Second League, the second level of Bulgarian football.

Obliged to play one level below their main side, Ludogorets II is ineligible for promotion to First League and also can not compete in the Bulgarian Cup.

History[edit]

Foundation[edit]

In the beginning of 2015, the Bulgarian Football Union discussed the idea to add the reserve sides of several A Group clubs in the B Group or in the lower regional divisions. Ludogorets Razgrad, Litex Lovech, Levski Sofia, CSKA Sofia, Cherno More Varna and Botev Plovdiv expressed such interest to have a team in the B Group. At the beginning of June 2015, the BFU announced that only Litex and Ludogorets have sent such applications. Eventually, Ludogorets II and Litex II were added to the 2015-16 B Group.

2015–present: Second League[edit]

The team finished on 7th position in their first season. The team started the 2016–17 season precariously and finished in the religation[clarification needed] zone on the half season. That's why on 12 January 2017 the team announced Radoslav Zdravkov, a Bulgarian football legend and also frequent assistant coach in the Bulgarian national team in recent age.[1] 2 days later from Ludogorets announced that in order to get better results from second team, they would apply big changes. Radoslav Zdravkov was announced as a headcoach with Galin Ivanov and Marcelo Chagas for assistants and one other Bulgarian legend, Spas Dzhevizov, was announced as a selectionist, and will look after for youth talents from Ludogorets Academy and other academies to join the team.[2]

On 29 March 2017 the new youth stadium, Eagles' Nest was finished and the second team would play on it. The stadium have 2,000 seats.[3]

From the 2017–18 season Ludogorets change the politic about the second team by taking the decision to play with only youth players of the club in the Bulgarian Second League.[4] The team started the season against Lokomotiv Sofia and beat them with 2:1 result with a team average age being 19 years. [5]

Players[edit]

As of 30 June 2019[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
31 Bulgaria MF Georgi Valchev
50 Bulgaria MF Tsvetoslav Petrov
51 Bulgaria DF Ilker Budinov
52 Bulgaria DF Tihomir Dimitrov
53 Bulgaria DF Vasilen Markov
58 Bulgaria DF Dimitar Iliev
62 Bulgaria MF Nikolay Tomov
63 Brazil MF David Ribeiro
64 Bulgaria MF Dominik Yankov
68 Bulgaria GK Vladimir Rusanov
69 Bulgaria GK Damyan Damyanov
No. Position Player
72 Bulgaria MF Erol Dost
74 Bulgaria FW Hyusein Kelyovluev
75 Bulgaria FW Martin Milkov
76 Bulgaria MF Stanislav Valchev
80 Bulgaria MF Metodiy Stefanov
81 Bulgaria FW Dimitar Mitkov
82 Bulgaria MF Ivan Yordanov
87 Bulgaria DF Preslav Petrov
89 Bulgaria GK Dian Kolev
91 Bulgaria MF Stefan Metodiev
97 Bulgaria MF Kristiyan Kanchev
For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2019.
For first team players, see Ludogorets Razgrad.

Personnel[edit]

Radoslav Zdravkov, the current head coach of the team.

Manager history[edit]

Dates Name Honours
2015 Bulgaria Veselin Branimirov
2015–2017 Bulgaria Galin Ivanov
2017–2019 Bulgaria Radoslav Zdravkov
2019– Bulgaria Radoslav Komitov

Current technical body[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Selectionist Spas Dzhevizov Bulgaria
Head Coach Radoslav Komitov Bulgaria
Assistant Coach Vacant
Assistant Coach Todor Zhivondov Bulgaria
Goalkeeper coach Harry Kazakov Bulgaria
Physiotherapist Stoyan Aleksiev Bulgaria
Physiotherapist Mustafa Inol Bulgaria
Doctor Orlin Simov Bulgaria
Administrator Nikolay Tsonev Bulgaria

Past seasons[edit]

Season League Place W D L GF GA Pts
2015–16 B PFG (II) 7 12 5 13 41 41 41
2016–17 Second League (II) 8 13 5 12 39 33 44
2017–18 Second League 9 11 7 12 40 50 40
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.

League positions[edit]

Bulgarian Second LeagueBulgarian B Football Group

Statistics[edit]

Second League matches[edit]

As of 15 July 2019
Ranking Nationality Name Years Matches Goals
1  Bulgaria Oleg Dimitrov 2015–2019 95 4
2  Bulgaria Preslav M. Petrov 2015– 79 4
3  Bulgaria Denislav Aleksandrov 2015–2019 77 19
4  Bulgaria Ivaylo Klimentov 2015–2019 72 6
5  Bulgaria Daniel Naumov 2016–2019 62 0
6  Bulgaria Tomas Tsvyatkov 2015–2018 57 9
7  Bulgaria Svetoslav Kovachev 2015–2018 54 10
8  Bulgaria Erol Dost 2017– 50 3
9  Bulgaria Antonio Georgiev 2015–2017 43 2
10  Bulgaria Preslav I. Petrov 2015–2017 43 1
  • Players in bold are still playing for Ludogorets.

Second League goals[edit]

As of 13 May 2018
Ranking Nationality Name Years Matches Goals
1  Bulgaria Denislav Aleksandrov 2015–2019 77 19
2  Bulgaria Yanaki Smirnov 2015–2016 28 11
3  Bulgaria Svetoslav Kovachev 2015–2018 54 10
4  Bulgaria Tomas Tsvyatkov 2015–2018 57 9
5  Bulgaria Tsvetelin Chunchukov 2015–2017 31 8
6  Bulgaria Ivaylo Klimentov 2015–2019 61 6
7  Bulgaria Mihail Aleksandrov 2015–2016 6 4
 Brazil Júnior Brandão 2018– 6 4
 Brazil Juninho Quixadá 2015–2018 7 4
 Brazil Lucas Sasha 2015–2019 9 4
  • Players in bold are still playing for Ludogorets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ексклузивно: Легенда на ЦСКА започва работа в Лудогорец
  2. ^ Официално: Ради Здравков пое Лудогорец 2, Джевизов селекционер на тима
  3. ^ Лудогорец се приближи с още една стъпка към големите европейски клубове
  4. ^ Лудогорец сменя политиката в дубъла
  5. ^ http://www.ludogorets.com/bg/news/?i=2147 С 18-19 годишни момчета от школата Лудогорец II победи Локомотив (София)]
  6. ^ "Б отбор" [B team]. PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (in Bulgarian). ludogorets.com. Retrieved 31 August 2013.

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