PFC Rilski Sportist Samokov

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Rilski Sportist
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Full name PFC Rilski Sportist Samokov
Nickname(s) The skiers
Founded 1947; 68 years ago (1947)
Ground Iskar Stadium
Ground Capacity 7 000
Chairman Bulgarian TBA
Manager Bulgarian Petar Adzhov
League South-Western V Group
2014–15 South-Western V Group, 14th

PFC Rilski Sportist (ПФК Рилски спортист Самоков) is a Bulgarian football club from the town of Samokov founded in 1947 and currently playing in the South-Western V Group, the third division of Bulgarian football. Their home stadium is Iskar Stadium.


PFC Rilski sportist founded in 1947 after the union of a few little teams from Samokov. They played in the A PFG, the first division of Bulgarian football, in 2006/07, but have also played in the top division, in season 2002/03, which is their most important achievement overall. Rilski Sportist once again qualified for the A PFG by winning the West B PFG in 2005/06. "Rilski Sportist" means "Rila sportsman" in Bulgarian. In second division "The skiers" have 23 participation (664 matches-269 wins-139-253 loses). The best success in Bulgarian Cup is a quarter-final in seasons 1950/51 and 2001/02.


  • Fourteenth place in the "A" group: 2002/03 and 2006/2007
  • Three times in the tournament quarter-National Cup: once for the Soviet Army Cup - in 1951 (as Red Flag) and twice Cup of Bulgaria - 2001/02 and 2005/06

Previous names[edit]

  • Sportclub
  • Levski Samokov
  • Benkovski
  • Cherveno zname
  • Dinamo
  • Stroitel

Old badges[edit]

1947-1960 1947-1960 1978-1990 1978-1990

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 September 2015 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
33 Bulgaria GK Krasimir Gyorev
1 Bulgaria GK Boris Apostolov
15 Bulgaria DF Rosen Patnikov
Bulgaria DF Yordan Yovev
29 Bulgaria DF Tihomir Krumov
14 Bulgaria DF Ventsislav Dimitrov
13 Bulgaria DF Viktor Kolev
Bulgaria DF Yanko Angelov
Bulgaria MF Kristiyan Dodov
Bulgaria MF Slavi Mitrov
No. Position Player
17 Bulgaria MF Viktor Mladenov
10 Bulgaria MF Vasil Kirov
Bulgaria MF Georgi Mitrov
Bulgaria MF Nikola Boychev
8 Bulgaria MF Evgeni Grozdin
7 Bulgaria MF Ivan Gemedzhiev (captain)
20 Bulgaria FW Kostadin Adzhov
Bulgaria FW Yoakin Rasovski
Bulgaria FW Borislav Kralev


Iskar stadium is situated in the southwestern part of Samokov near the biggest park of the city - "Gradski". Built in 1972, the stadium has around 7 000 seating places, most of which are covered. The field measures 105x68 meters. The best attendance was on 31.8.2002 in the match with PFC Levski Sofia - 6 000 spectators.