PFC Neftochimic Burgas

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This article is about the club formed in 2015. For the football club which existed until 2009, see PFC Naftex Burgas.
Full name Professional football club Neftochimic Burgas 1962
Nickname(s) The Sheiks
Founded 1962; 54 years ago (1962)
Ground Lazur Stadium, Burgas
Ground Capacity 18,037
Owner Burgas Municipality
Chairman Plamen Mihov
Head coach Hristo Yanev
League Bulgarian First League
2015–16 B Group, 11th /promoted/
Website Club home page

PFC Neftochimic Burgas (Bulgarian: Нефтохимик Бургас) is a Bulgarian football club based in Burgas, who play in the First League, the first tier of Bulgarian football.

Club colours[edit]

Green White

Kit history[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
2015– Bulgaria Krasiko Masterhouse


PFC Neftochimic Burgas[edit]

Neftochimic logo 2013 14.png

On 6 July 2009, Naftex Burgas stopped its existence. On 7 July the amateur football club Athletic was renamed to Neftochimic 1986 and was subsequently declared by the owners as a successor of the old team. It began playing in the 2009-10 Bulgarian V AFG, the third tier of football in the country, finishing 3rd in its debut season and barely missing on a promotion. During the following 2010-11 season the team finished second, completing a quick return to professional football.[1]

Neftochimic also won the 2011 Bulgarian Amateur Football League Cup.

At the conclusion of the 2011–12 B PFG the Sheiks barely missed on a place in the promotion play-off, finishing in 3rd place just two points behind PFC Botev Plovdiv. However, at the halfway stage of the 2012–13 B PFG they were on top of the division and get promotion for A PFG. On 27 June 2014 it was announced that the club was dissolved due to financial debts.

Master Burgas/PFC Burgas[edit]

Main article: PFC Burgas
PFC Burgas logo.png

The club was founded in 2009 as Football Club Master. In their debut 2010-11 season, they finished first in the Regional Football Group Burgas and qualified for the South-East V AFG promotion playoffs. On June 19, 2011, Master defeated Rodopi Momchilgrad 7–1 to earn promotion to the South-East V AFG.[2]

During the 2011–12 season the team finished 6th in the division, and in the following year barely missed out on promotion by finishing 3rd overall. In season 2013–14 they finished 2nd, after narrowly losing the title race to FC Sozopol.[3] On June 19, 2014 the BFU confirmed Benkovski Byala's withdrawal from the 2014–15 B PFG and officially invited Master Burgas to take their spot as the 2nd placed team in the Southeast V AFG.[4]

On June 22 the club announced it has accepted the invitation, and in addition will change its name to PFC Burgas and switch colors from red and white to blue and white, similar to the flag of Burgas.[5][6]

Current (2015-present)[edit]

On 7 January 2015 it's announced that PFC Burgas and the newly establish team SNC Neftochimic Burgas, claiming to be successor of PFC Neftochimic Burgas (2009–14), are going to merge in the end of the season and start the next season under the name PFC Neftochimic Burgas 1962.[7] Neftochimic Burgas 1962 started the 2015–16 season in B Group on the place of PFC Burgas.

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 July 2016 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 Kostadin Velkov
3 Bulgaria DF Ivo Malinov
5 Bulgaria DF Zhivko Hadzhiev
6 Serbia DF Marko Ranđelović
7 Bulgaria MF Ivan Valchanov
8 Bulgaria MF Nikolay Dyulgerov
10 Bulgaria MF Aleksandar Aleksandrov
11 Bulgaria MF Atanas Chipilov
12 Bulgaria GK Stoyan Kolev
13 Bulgaria MF Yordan Yordanov
15 Bulgaria FW Zhivko Petkov
16 Republic of Macedonia DF Bojan Gjorgievski
17 Bulgaria MF Rumen Rumenov (on loan from CSKA)
No. Position Player
19 Bulgaria MF Mihael Orachev
20 Bulgaria DF Yani Pehlivanov
21 Bulgaria MF Mariyan Ognyanov
22 Bulgaria MF Emanuil Manev
23 Croatia FW Mario Rašić
24 Bulgaria FW Kostadin Hazurov
25 Bulgaria DF Angel Granchov
26 Romania DF Sergiu Homei
31 Bulgaria DF Daniel Andreev
32 Bulgaria MF Lyubomir Bozhinov (captain)
61 Bulgaria MF Georgi Chakarov
89 Bulgaria MF Stanislav Malamov
91 Bulgaria FW Ventsislav Hristov
96 Bulgaria GK Dimitar Nikolov

For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2016.


Dates Name Honours
2015 Bulgaria Radostin Kishishev
2015 Bulgaria Atanas Atanasov
2015–2016 Bulgaria Diyan Petkov
2016 Bulgaria Gancho Evtimov
Bulgaria Dimcho Nenov
2016− Bulgaria Hristo Yanev

Past seasons[edit]

Season League Place W D L GF GA Pts Bulgarian Cup
2015–16 B PFG (II) 12 7 14 8 29 39 35 First round
2016–17 First League (I)  –  –  –  –  –  –  – Second Round*
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.

Goalscoring and appearance records[edit]

As of 31 May 2016

Most appearances for the club in the league

Rank Name Career Appearances
1 Bulgaria Borislav Borisov 2015– 25
2 Bulgaria Stanislav Zhekov 2015–2016 24
Bulgaria Stanimir Andonov 2015–2016 23
Bulgaria Tihomir Trifonov 2015–2016 23
Bulgaria Zhivko Hadzhiev 2015– 23
6 Bulgaria Ivan Tsachev 2015–2016 19
7 Bulgaria Todor Gochev 2015–2016 18
Bulgaria Stanislav Dryanov 2015–2016 18
9 Bulgaria Stefan Nedelchev 2015–2016 17
10 Bulgaria Simeon Mechev 2015 15

Most goals for the club in the league

Rank Name Career Goals
1 Bulgaria Borislav Borisov 2015– 6
2 Bulgaria Dimitar Georgiev 2015 5
3 France Stefan Nedelchev 2015–2016 3
Bulgaria Lyubomir Lubenov 2015 3
Bulgaria Stanislav Zhekov 2015–2016 3
6 Bulgaria Tsvetan Filipov 2016– 2
7 Bulgaria Stoyan Kizhev 2015– 1
Bulgaria Iliya Dimitrov 2016 1
Bulgaria Simeon Mechev 2015 1
Bulgaria Stanislav Dryanov 2015–2016 1

WFC Neftochimic Burgas[edit]

WFC Neftochimic Burgas 1962
Full name Woman Football Club Neftochimic Burgas 1962
Ground Lazur Stadium, Burgas
Ground Capacity 18,037
Manager Gergana Vidova
League Bulgarian WFC

The team has a women's football club called WFC Neftochimic Burgas which participates in the Bulgarian women's football championship.

On 8 March 2016 Neftochimic bought Burgos Ladies FC and from season 2016/17 team adopted the name Neftochimic. [8]

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

No. Position Player
No. Position Player

Past seasons[edit]

Season League Place W D L GF GA Pts
2016–17 Bulgarian women's football championship  –  –  –  –  –  –  –
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.

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