FC Rilski Sportist Samokov

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Rilski Sportist
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Full name FC Rilski Sportist 2011 Samokov
Nickname(s) The skiers
Founded 1947; 70 years ago (1947)
Ground Iskar Stadium
Ground Capacity 7 000
Chairman Bulgarian Dimitar Dzhorgov
Manager Bulgarian Voyn Voynov
League Third League
2015–16 South-Western V Group, 11th

FC Rilski Sportist (ФК Рилски спортист Самоков) is a Bulgarian football club from the town of Samokov founded in 1947 and currently playing in the Third League. 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.

Crest history[edit]


A Group (now First League):

B Group (now Second League):

A Regional - Sofia:

  • Winners (2): 2010–11, 2013–14

Bulgarian Cup:

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 September 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 Eduard Mechikyan
Bulgaria GK Krasimir Gyorev
Bulgaria GK Mario Raychev
Bulgaria DF Rosen Patnikov
Bulgaria DF Hristo Mitev
Bulgaria DF Tihomir Krumov
Bulgaria DF Viktor Kolev
Bulgaria DF Kaloyan Yankov
Bulgaria DF Viktor Mladenov
Bulgaria MF Kristiyan Dodov
No. Position Player
Bulgaria MF Angel Maksimov
Bulgaria MF Yanko Angelov
Bulgaria MF Vasil Kirov (captain)
Bulgaria MF Ivaylo Zahariev
Bulgaria MF Zhak Pehlivanov (on loan from Loko Plovdiv)
Bulgaria MF Ivan Gemedzhiev
Bulgaria MF Yoakin Rasovski
Bulgaria FW Petko Petkov
Bulgaria FW Vlado Ivanov
Bulgaria FW Domenik Avramov

Past seasons[edit]

Season League Place W D L GF GA Pts Bulgarian Cup
2010–11 A RFG (IV) 1 17 1 0 86 6 52 not qualified
2011–12 V Group (III) 3 21 5 10 66 29 68 not qualified
2012–13 B PFG 15 6 4 20 28 71 22 not qualified
2013–14 A RFG (IV) 1 20 0 0 94 12 60 not qualified
2014–15 V Group (III) 14 7 6 17 26 46 27 not qualified
2015–16 V Group 11 10 5 17 41 43 35 not qualified
2016–17 Third League (III) not qualified
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.


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.


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