OFC Nesebar

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OFC Nesebar
Full nameMunicipal Football Club Nesebar
Nickname(s)The Dolphins
Founded1946; 78 years ago (1946)
GroundStadion Nesebar, Nesebar
Capacity10,000
OwnerNesebar Municipality
ChairmanGeorgi Marinov
Head coachVasil Banov
LeagueThird League
2022–23Third League, 1st

Nesebar (Bulgarian: Несебър) is a Bulgarian municipal (Bulgarian: общински, pronounced obshtinski) association football club based in Nesebar, Burgas Province, that competes in the Third League, the third tier of Bulgarian football.

Nesebar have played in the second tier or below for most of the club’s history, up until 2004 when the team promoted to A Group for the first time. Their spell in the Bulgarian elite lasted only one season however, as they were relegated. Nesebar is yet to return to the first tier.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1946 under the name Chernomorets Nesebar. After 1949 team is divided to Dynamo and Cherveno Zname. In 1957 the company for physical culture and sport Chernomorets is refounded with the team. From 1979 to 2001 the team is called Slanchev Bryag. Еxception are the years from 1993 to 1996 when the team is called PFC Nesebar. From 2001 team is called Nesebar, as from 2012 team is OFC (Municipal football club).

Nesebar won promotion to the A Group during the 2003–04 season—the only time the club has played in the top level of Bulgarian football—with a third-place finish. In their first season in the top flight they were relegated after only five wins.

In 2009–10 season, Nesebar finished second in the B Group and qualified for the promotion play-off, but were defeated by Akademik Sofia 2–1.[1] Two years later, they slipped into the third division.

Nesebar managed to return to the Second League in 2016, after four years of absence. The team managed to stay in the second level three seasons, with a notable fifth place finish during the 2017–18 season. Relegation followed after the 2018–19 season, after which the club spent returned to the Third League. In 2023, Nesebar finished in first place in the Southeast Third League, but refused promotion to the Second League due to financial reasons.

Historical names[edit]

Years Names
1946–1979 Chernomorets Nesebar
1979–1993 Slanchev Bryag
1993–1996 PFC Nesebar
1996–2001 Slanchev Bryag
2001–2012 PFC Nesebar
2012 ОFC Nesebar

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 September 2019

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Bulgaria BUL Mario Isakov
2 DF Bulgaria BUL David Dosev
3 DF Bulgaria BUL Ali Ahmed
5 DF Bulgaria BUL Dimitar Popov (captain)
7 MF Bulgaria BUL Daniel Benchev
8 MF Bulgaria BUL Nikolay Damyanov
9 FW Bulgaria BUL Yanek Kirilov
11 MF Bulgaria BUL Ali Aliev
14 MF Bulgaria BUL Nikolay Drosev
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF Bulgaria BUL Hristomir Zlatinov
18 MF Bulgaria BUL Grozdan Ivanov
19 MF Bulgaria BUL Stanimir Baev
20 DF Bulgaria BUL Hristin Kolev
21 DF Bulgaria BUL Kristiyan Beshev
22 MF Bulgaria BUL Patrik Popov
23 DF Bulgaria BUL Stanislav Zhekov
32 MF Bulgaria BUL Simeon Baev
33 GK Bulgaria BUL Pavel Kolev

For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2023.

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries, held any club record, or had more than 100 league appearances. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries.

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place Bulgarian Cup
1962-63 A RFG 12 DNQ
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1965-66 A RFG 9 DNQ
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1969-70 A RFG 11 DNQ
1970-71 A RFG 9 DNQ
1971-72 A RFG 3 DNQ
1972-73 A RFG 3 DNQ
1973-74 A RFG 1 DNQ
1974-75 B PFG 11 Preliminary round
1975-76 B PFG 4 Round of 32
1976-77 B PFG 18 Round of 32
1977-78 A RFG 1 DNQ
1978-79 B PFG 13 Round of 32
1979-80 B PFG 10 Round of 32
1980-81 B PFG 4 Second round
1981-82 B PFG 14 DNQ
1982-83 B PFG 18 DNQ
Season Division Place Bulgarian Cup
1983-84 V AFG 6 DNQ
1984-85 V AFG 5 40th
1985-86 V AFG 12 DNQ
1986-87 V AFG 5 DNQ
1987-88 V AFG 4 DNQ
1988-89 V AFG 6 DNQ
1989-90 V AFG 1 Unknown
1990-91 B PFG 16 Third round
1991-92 B PFG 15 Round of 16
1992-93 B PFG 16 Fourth round
1993-94 B PFG 9 First round
1994-95 B PFG 13 DNQ
1995-96 V AFG 2 DNQ
1996-97 V AFG 5 DNQ
1997-98 V AFG 14 DNQ
1998-99 V AFG 6 DNQ
1999–00 V AFG 1 Second round
2000–01 B PFG 6 Second round
Season Division Place Bulgarian Cup
2001–02 V AFG 4 Second round
2002–03 V AFG 1 Round of 16
2003–04 B PFG 3 First round
2004–05 A PFG 15 Second round
2005–06 B PFG 8 Second round
2006–07 B PFG 4 Second round
2007–08 B PFG 4 First round
2008-09 B PFG 6 Quarterfinals
2009-10 B PFG 2 First round
2010-11 B PFG 5 First round
2011-12 B PFG 9 Second round
2012–13 V AFG 6 DNQ
2013–14 V AFG 5 DNQ
2014–15 V AFG 10 DNQ
2015–16 V AFG 1 Second round
2016–17 Second League 9 First round
2017–18 Second League 5 First round
2018–19 Second League 15 First round

League positions[edit]

Second Professional Football League (Bulgaria)Third Amateur Football League (Bulgaria)Second Professional Football League (Bulgaria)Bulgarian V AFGBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian A Football GroupBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian V AFGBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian V AFGBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian V AFGBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian V AFGBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian V AFG

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Несебър - Академик 1:2, баражът по минути" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. 23 May 2010.

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