PFC Svetkavitsa Targovishte

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Full name Футболен клуб Светкавица 1922 Търговище
(Фootball club Svetkavitsa 1922 Targovishte)
Nickname(s) Мълниите (The Lightning)
Founded July 6, 1922; 95 years ago (1922-07-06)
1 July 2014; 3 years ago (2014-07-01) /refounded/
Ground Dimitar Burkov Stadium,
Ground Capacity 8,000
League First Regional
2015-16 First Regional, 1st

PFC Svetkavitsa (ПФК Светкавица) is a Bulgarian association football team based in Targovishte.[1]

They have competed in the second division for a record 49 seasons, they have played more second-flight league games than any other Bulgarian team.


  • A PFG
  • B PFG
    • Runners-up: 1973-74
  • Bulgarian Cup:
    • 5 times 1/8 finalist for the National Cup tournament: two of the Cup of the Soviet Army - 1967/68 and 1981/82, and Cup of Bulgaria - 2001/02, 2004/05 and 2011/12


Dimitar Burkov Stadium

Svetkavitsa was founded on 6 July 1922 by the merger of Levski and Botev, two neighborhood teams in Targovishte and have played at their current home ground, Dimitar Burkov Stadium, since 1971. In 1961–62 season the club was promoted for the first time to the B PFG. Svetkavitsa's most notable achievement came in 1974, when they finished runners-up in second division. In 1987 the club's form dropped, and they were relegated to V AFG finishing last. Svetkavitsa regained second-flight status in 1989 after a two-year absence.

The team finished the 2010–11 season in fourth place in the B PFG, their highest finish in the league since 1973–74, and claimed a spot in the play-offs for promotion to A PFG. Svetkavitsa defeated Etar Veliko Tarnovo 3–1 on 17 June to earn promotion to the A PFG. It would be Svetkavitsa's debut appearance in the top league since the 1948 founding of the competition.

The team was dissolved in 2013, but refounded in 2014 starting from First Regional.

Statistics and Records[edit]

The club's record appearance maker is Boris Stoyanov, who made 544 appearances between his debut in 1962 and retirement in 1980, and the club's record goalscorer is Dimo Valev, who scored 105 goals in 289 games between 1959 and 1973.

Rank Name Nat Apps
1 Boris Stoyanov Bulgaria 544
2 Miroslav Gospodinov Bulgaria 383
3 Ivan Todorov Bulgaria 365
4 Plamen Donev Bulgaria 355
Rank Name Nat Goals
1 Dimo Valev Bulgaria 105
2 Andrey Andreev Bulgaria 82
3 Petko Markov Bulgaria 76
4 Nikolay Bachvarov Bulgaria 62

Competitive matches only. As of 14 May 2013.

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 June 2015 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
No. Position Player


Past seasons[edit]

Season League Place W D L GF GA Pts Bulgarian Cup
2014–15 A RFG (IV) 2 17 2 3 86 18 53 DNQ
2015–16 A RFG 1 21 1 0 95 6 64 DNQ
2016–17 A RFG TBD
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.


  1. ^ "Svetkavitsa Facts". 

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