PFC Neftochimic Burgas

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This article is about the club formed in 2009. For the football club which existed until 2009, see PFC Naftex Burgas.
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Full name Професионален футболен клуб Нефтохимик Бургас
(Professional football club Neftochimic Burgas)
Nickname(s) Шейховете (The Sheiks)
Founded 7 July 2009; 6 years ago (2009-07-07)
Ground Lazur Stadium, Burgas
Ground Capacity 18,037
Owner Bulgaria Pavel Boshnakov
Chairman Bulgaria Valentin Karavalchev
Manager Bulgaria Atanas Atanasov
League B Group
2014–15 B Group, 7th /as PFC Burgas/
Website Club home page

Neftochimic (Bulgarian: Нефтохимик) are a Bulgarian football club based in Burgas, who play in the B Group, the second tier of Bulgarian football.

Neftochimic was founded in 2009 and was claimed that is the official successor of the traditions and successes of the disbanded Naftex Burgas, which was founded in 1962. In 2015 the club was merged with PFC Burgas.

Club colours[edit]

Green White

Kit history[edit]

Period Shirt sponsor
2006–2007 Point
2007–2008 Point / Balneohotel Pomorie
2008–2009 none
2009–2011 Eurobuilding Engineering
2011–2012 Municipality of Burgas
2012–2013 LUKOIL
2013–2014 none
Period Kit manufacturer
2006–2008 Mass
2008–2009 Macron
2009–2010 Tomy Sport
2010–2011 Nike
2011–2012 Tomy Sport
2012–2013 Legea
2013–2014 Krasiko



Bulgarian A PFG:

Bulgarian Cup:

  • Runners-up (1): 2000

Cup of Bulgarian Amateur Football League:

  • Winner (1): 2011

Cup of Bulgarian Football Union:

  • Runners-up (1): 1991

Cup of Professional Football League:

  • Winner (2): 1996, 1997


  • Dolno Ezerovo, Municipal Sports Complex
  • Burgas 8000 Bulgaria



Main article: PFC Naftex Burgas

The club was created in 1962 by a group of workers, laying the foundations of the future Petroleum Refinery Neftochim, which had not yet been named. The team startеd in A regional group under the name of Stroitel. In 1964 the Refinery was finally named Neftochim and the team's name was also changed to Neftochimic. Year later, the team earned its promotion to B PFG.

In 1993, Dimitar Dimitrov signed as a manager of the team and it won the Bulgarian Eastern B PFG and qualifies in the Bulgarian top division for the first time in its history. Neftochimic finished at 8th place in its first season and reached the semifinals of the Bulgarian Cup eliminating champions Levski Sofia on its way. The second season in the Bulgarian A PFG was among the most successful season in the history of the club. Neftochimic finished 4th and won the Professional League Cup. In 1997, Neftochimic finished second after a series of referee's mistakes in favor of champions CSKA Sofia and won again the Professional League Cup. In the following years, Neftochimic established itself as the one of the best teams in the country regularly finishing in places allowing the team to participate in the UEFA Cup.

In February 2004, Portochanov resigned as a president of Naftex and the club began experiencing serious troubles. Many of the very strong and experienced players that brought success to Naftex were sold and the new management managed the club carelessly allowing it to fall out of the A PFG in 2006.


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.

Master Burgas/PFC Burgas (2009–2015)[edit]

Main article: PFC Burgas
The club's logo in the period 2014-2015

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]

Merge and new beggning (2015-present)[edit]

Historical achievements[edit]

Historical names[edit]

1962–64 Stroitel
1964–69 Neftochimic
1981–01 Neftochimic
2002–09 Naftex
2009–14 Neftochimic
2014–15 PFC Burgas
2015– Neftochimic 1962

Performance by seasons[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2005-06 A PFG 15 28 4 6 18 14 43 18 1/2 Relegated
2006-07 B PFG 2 26 17 9 0 51 10 60 1/16
2007-08 B PFG 8 26 9 7 10 40 34 34 1/16
2008-09 B PFG 2 28 18 7 3 59 21 61 1/32
2009-10 V AFG 3 36 24 5 7 89 28 77 --
2010-11 V AFG 2 38 25 6 7 100 31 81 -- Promoted
2011-12 B PFG 3 27 14 7 6 46 28 49 1/16
2012-13 B PFG 1 26 16 6 4 49 22 54 1/8 Promoted
2013-14 A PFG 12 38 7 4 27 26 92 25 1/16 Relegated
2014–15 B PFG 7 30 11 10 9 34 30 43 1/16 (as PFC Burgas)

European Cups History[edit]


Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1997–98 Q1 Norway SK Brann 3–2 1–2 4–4
2000–01 Q1 Cyprus Omonia Nicosia 2–1 0–0 2–1
Q2 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 0–0 2–4 2–4

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 July 2015 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Bulgaria DF Todor Gochev
5 Bulgaria DF Velichko Velichkov
7 Bulgaria MF Lyubomir Lyubenov
8 Bulgaria MF Dimitar Georgiev
9 Bulgaria MF Andon Gushterov
10 Bulgaria MF Simeon Mechev
11 Bulgaria FW Stefan Nedelchev
12 Bulgaria GK Petar Denchev
13 Bulgaria MF Emil Rachev
14 Bulgaria DF Stoyan Kizhev
15 Bulgaria DF Dimitar Donchev
17 Bulgaria MF Stanimir Andonov
18 Bulgaria DF Rostislav Petrov
No. Position Player
19 Bulgaria FW Ivan Tsachev
21 Bulgaria FW Ivelin Vasilev
22 Bulgaria DF Tihomir Trifonov
23 Bulgaria DF Stanislav Zhekov
27 Bulgaria DF Silvestar Tsochev
31 Bulgaria DF Zhivko Hadzhiev
32 Bulgaria MF Stanislav Dryanov
44 Bulgaria GK Yordan Gospodinov
77 Bulgaria MF Valchan Chanev
88 Bulgaria MF Simeon Baev
90 Bulgaria GK Kostadin Georgiev
99 Bulgaria FW Borislav Borisov

For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2015.


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