FC Pirin Gotse Delchev

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Pirin Gotse Delchev
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Full name Football Club Pirin Gotse Delchev
Nickname(s) Nevrokopchani
Founded 1925; 92 years ago (1925)
Ground Gradski,
Gotse Delchev
Ground Capacity 5,000
Manager Bulgaria Yordan Bozdanski
League Third League
2015–16 South-Western V Group, 15th
Website Club home page

Football Club Pirin (Bulgarian: Футболен клуб Пирин) is a Bulgarian football club, based in Gotse Delchev. The club currently plays in the Third League.

History[edit]

Pirin Gotse Delchev were founded in 1925 as Pirin Nevrokop[1] (Nevrokop being the former name of Gotse Delchev),[2] and their traditional colours are green and white. In 1981–82 Pirin were promoted for the first time to B PFG. The club spent three years in second division, before being relegated in 1985 to third division.

After 8 years in the lowers divisions of Bulgarian football, in 1993 Pirin returned to B PFG. In their first season back in second division Pirin finished in eight place in the league. In the following 1994–95 season was a poor one for the club, ending with the team in second lowest place and relegated back to the third division.

In 2005 they won the third promotion to the B PFG in its history.[3] In December 2005, Yordan Bozdanski was appointed as manager.[4] Pirin finished the 2006–07 season in third place in the West B PFG, their highest finish in the league since their еstablishment.

On 27 June 2011, Yakov Paparkov was officially announced as the club's new manager.[5] In the 2011–12 season, Pirin won the West B PFG with a 62 points, scoring 41 goals and losing only three times. Pirin were promoted to Bulgarian football's top division for the first time in their history.

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

West B PFG

Current squad[edit]

As of 22 December 2016 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Bulgaria GK Angel Yusev
Bulgaria GK Kostadin Yanev
Bulgaria DF Lyuben Dimitrov
Bulgaria DF Georgi Samokishev
Bulgaria DF Ivan Spahiev
Bulgaria DF Aleksandar Georgiev
Bulgaria DF Atanas Spiriev
Bulgaria MF Kristiyan Stoilov
Bulgaria MF Mariyan Lovkov
Bulgaria MF Radoslav Mollov
Bulgaria MF Radoslav Anev
No. Position Player
Bulgaria MF Zhivko Grozdanov
Bulgaria MF Lyubomir Vitanov
Bulgaria MF Ivan Makriev
Bulgaria MF Mihail Mihaylov
Bulgaria MF Boyan Bankov
Bulgaria MF Ibrahim Mehremski
Bulgaria MF Georgi Kalaydzhiev
Bulgaria FW Borislav Shabanov
Bulgaria FW Borislav Hazurov
Bulgaria FW Leon Iliev

Managers[edit]

Managers in the 21st century
Year Trainers
2004–05 Bulgaria Ventsislav Davidkov
2005 Bulgaria Valentin Lazarov
2005–07 Bulgaria Yordan Bozdanski
2007 Bulgaria Petar Zehtinski
2008–10 Bulgaria Yordan Bozdanski
2010 Bulgaria Krasimir Traykov
2010–11 Bulgaria Dimitar Sokolov
2011 Bulgaria Ivan Atanasov
2011–12 Bulgaria Yakov Paparkov
Aug 1, 2012–Aug 27, 2013 Bulgaria Tencho Tenev
Aug 27, 2013–Jan 1, 2014 Bulgaria Kostadin Angelov
Jan 16, 2014– Bulgaria Yordan Bozdanski

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bulgaria – List of Foundation Dates, Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
  2. ^ Michev, Nikolay; Koledarov, Petar, "Dictionary of towns and villages in Bulgaria (1878–1987), Sofia, 1989
  3. ^ "Пирин ГД – историческо завръщане в елита" (in Bulgarian). viara-online.com. Retrieved 2005-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Зико каза "да" на Пирин ГД" (in Bulgarian). viara-online.com. Retrieved 2005-12-28. 
  5. ^ "Яков Папарков пое Пирин Гоце Делчев" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 

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