PFC Neftochimic Burgas

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Neftochimic Burgas
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Full name Professional Football Club Neftochimic Burgas
Nickname(s) The Sheiks
Founded 1962; 56 years ago (1962)
Ground Lazur stadium, Burgas
Capacity 18000
Owner Burgas Municipality
Chairman Plamen Mihov
Head coach Diyan Petkov
League Third League
2017–18 Second League, 16th (relegated)
Website Club website

Neftochimic (Bulgarian: Нефтохимик) is a Bulgarian professional association football club based in Burgas, which currently competes in Third League, the third tier of the Bulgarian football league system.

Club colours[edit]

Green White

Kit history[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
2015– Bulgaria Krasiko Masterhouse

History[edit]

Ancestors[edit]

PFC Neftochimic Burgas[edit]

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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.During the following 2010–11 season the team finished second, completing a quick return to professional football.[1] On 27 June 2014 it was announced that the club was dissolved due to financial debts.

Neftochimic also won the 2011 Bulgarian Amateur Football League Cup.

Master Burgas/PFC Burgas[edit]

The club was founded in 2009 as Football Club Master. 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.[2]

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.[3][4]

The New Neftochimic (2015–present)[edit]

Professional divisions (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.[5] Neftochimic Burgas 1962 started the 2015–16 season in B Group on the place of PFC Burgas.The team finished 12th, but was administratively promoted to the new Bulgarian First League.

On 3 June 2017 the team lost the playoff match against Vitosha Bistritsa and was relegated from the Bulgarian First League.[6] On 23 June 2017 the team announced that they will play mostly with youth team players due to financial troubles and so most of U19 team were promoted to first team with Nikolay Krastev as manager and Stanislav Zhekov as his assistant, while most of the players from last season would be released.[7]

On 15 August 2017 it was announced that Lokomotiv Burgas would merge with the team, making Sutherland Global Services the new owners of the team.[8]

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 July 2018

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

No. Position Player
5 Bulgaria MF Zhivko Komelov
6 Bulgaria DF Tsvetan Chahov
8 Bulgaria MF Daniel Stamatov
9 Bulgaria MF Kristiyan Parashkevov
11 Bulgaria DF Stoyko Ivanov
12 Bulgaria GK Atanas Gichev
17 Bulgaria MF Steven Slavkov
20 Bulgaria MF Stoyan Kalev
21 Bulgaria MF Tsvetan Filipov
22 Bulgaria MF Tsvetomir Tsonkov
No. Position Player
23 Bulgaria DF Stanislav Zhekov (captain)
25 Bulgaria MF Daniel Stoyanov
32 Bulgaria MF Yoliyan Milkov
71 Bulgaria DF Mariyan Dimitrov
96 Bulgaria GK Ferdi Myumyunov
Bulgaria DF Daniel Andreev
Bulgaria MF Zhivko Iliev
Bulgaria MF Mihail Georgiev
Bulgaria MF Miroslav Radev
Bulgaria FW Deyan Hristov

For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2017 and Transfers winter 2017–18.

Foreign players[edit]

Up to five non-EU nationals can be registered and given a squad number for the first team in the Bulgarian First Professional League however only three can be used in a match day. 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.

Managers[edit]

Dates Name Honours
2015 Bulgaria Radostin Kishishev
2015 Bulgaria Atanas Atanasov
2015–2016 Bulgaria Diyan Petkov
2016 Bulgaria Gancho Evtimov
Bulgaria Dimcho Nenov
(interim)
2016−2017 Bulgaria Hristo Yanev
2017 Bulgaria Nikolay Krastev
2017– Bulgaria Blagomir Mitrev

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) 12 8 7 17 33 47 31 Second Round
2017–18 Second League (II) 16 2 3 25 15 62 9 First round
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.

Goalscoring and appearance records[edit]

As of 12 May 2017

Most appearances for the club in the league

Rank Name Career Appearances
1 Bulgaria Ivan Valchanov 2016–2017 29
2 Bulgaria Nikolay Dyulgerov 2016–2017 28
3 Bulgaria Yanko Georgiev 2016–2017 27
4 Bulgaria Borislav Borisov 2015–2016 26
5 Romania Sergiu Homei 2016–2017 25
Bulgaria Zhivko Hadzhiev 2015–2017 25
7 Bulgaria Stanislav Zhekov 2015–2016
2017–
24
Bulgaria Angel Granchov 2016–2017 24
9 Bulgaria Stanimir Andonov 2015–2016 23
Bulgaria Tihomir Trifonov 2015–2016 23

Most goals for the club in the league

Rank Name Career Goals
1 Bulgaria Ivan Valchanov 2016–2017 6
Bulgaria Borislav Borisov 2015–2016 6
3 Bulgaria Dimitar Georgiev 2015 5
4 Bulgaria Galin Ivanov 2017 4
Bulgaria Ventsislav Hristov 2016–2017 4
6 Bulgaria Stefan Nedelchev 2015–2016 3
Bulgaria Lyubomir Lubenov 2015 3
Bulgaria Stanislav Zhekov 2015–2016
2017–
3
Bulgaria Emanuil Manev 2016–2017 3
Bulgaria Nikolay Dyulgerov 2016–2017 3

WFC Neftochimic Burgas[edit]

WFC Neftochimic Burgas 1962
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Full name Woman Football Club Neftochimic Burgas 1962
Ground Lazur Stadium, Burgas
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. [9]

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.

External links[edit]

References[edit]