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.
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.