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Welcome to the greatest football team thread.

Sport Club Levski from Sofia was founded in 1911 by a group of students at the Second Male High School in Sofia, with football as the major sport practiced. The club was officially registered on May 24, 1914, the date now celebrated as its birthday. The club's name was chosen in honor of the Apostle of Bulgarian freedom Vasil Levski. It was proposed by one of its founders – Boris Vasilev.

Champion of Bulgaria 25 times: 1933, 1937, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007.

National Cup Winner 26 times: 1942, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007.

Doubles 13 times: 1942, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1970, 1977, 1979, 1984, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2007.

Ulpia Serdika Cup (Cup of capital city Sofia) holder - 4 times: 1926, 1930, 1931, 1932

Bulgarian Supercup holder - 2 times: 2005, 2007

Treble 2 times: 1984, 2007

UEFA Cup - 1/4 Final: 1975/1976, 2005/2006

Cup Winners' Cup - 1/4 Final: 1969/1970, 1976/1977, 1986/1987


Facts:

Levski is the only team that has managed to score 5 goals in one match against FC Barcelona in the European tournaments - 5:4 in Sofia on March 17, 1976 - UEFA Cup 1/4 final.

Levski is the only team that has never been relegated from the Bulgarian top division.

Levski is the only team in Bulgaria that has a positive balance against every other present club in the country.

Levski is the Bulgarian team that holds the record for most played matches in one season in the European Club Tournaments - 14 UEFA Cup matches in 2005/2006

Levski is the Bulgarian team that sells most season tickets to its supporters - for season 2006-2007 they were about 4000!

Levski holds the domestic record for most scored goals in one season - 96 in 2006/2007

Historical results
Levski 6-3 CSKA Sofia, 1962
Levski 7-2 CSKA Sofia, 1968
Levski 2-1 MSV Duisburg, 1975 Uefa Cup
Levski 2-1 Ajax, 1975 Uefa Cup
Levski 5-4 Barcelona, 1976 Uefa Cup quarter final
Levski 12-2 Reipas Lahti, 1976 record win in the Cup Winners' Cup tournament
Levski 2-0 Boavista, 1976 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Levski 2-1 Atletico Madrid, 1977 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Levski 1-0 Stuttgart, 1983 Uefa Cup
Levski 2-1 Rangers F.C., 1993 Uefa Champions League
Levski 7-1 CSKA Sofia, 1994
Levski 3-1 Bayern Munchen , 1994 , a match played for the 80-th anniversary of Levski
Levski 5-0 CSKA Sofia, 1998 Bulgarian Cup Final, 50-th anniversary of the rival
Levski 1-0 AJ Auxerre, 2005 Uefa Cup First Round
Levski 1-0 Olympique de Marseille, 2005 Uefa Cup Group stage
Levski 2-1 Udinese, 2006 Uefa Cup Round of 16
Levski 2-0 Chievo, 2006 Uefa Champions League Third qualifying round
Levski 10-0 Chernomorets Burgas Sofia, Levski's biggest win in A PFG

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Fiorentina are keeping tabs on Bulgarian starlets Valeri Domovchiyski and Ivelin Popov.

Litex Lovech attacker Popov, 20, and Levski Sofia forward Domovchiyski are both being tracked by Fiorentina sports chief Pantaleo Corvino.
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On 13 and 14 November in Brussels the prestigious club football organization G-14, founded in 2000 and enlarged in 2002, will accept new members. The objective of G-14 is to defend the interests of the most significant football teams in Europe.

PFC Levski has been invited to become the only representative of Bulgaria for having complied with a number of criteria and for important football successes during the last years at home and in Europe.

The current members of G-14 are: AC Milan, AFC Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, FC Barcelona, FC Bayern Munchen, FC Internazionale Milan, Futebol Clube Do Porto, Juventus Football Club, Liverpool Football Club, Manchester United Football Club, Olympique De Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain, PSV, Real Madrid Club De Football, Arsenal Football Club, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Olympique Lyonnais, Valencia Club De Football.

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that is so great, now nobody will post in the a pfg thread at all
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There is hardly anyone in though I prefer those forums as nobody kicks and fuzz on not using cyrillic
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It seems FC Levski coach Stanimir Stoilov has a serious problem to solve and it comes from the slow recovery of veteran Daniel Borimirov. The most experienced player of FC Levski got injured two weeks ago in a match against Lokomotiv Mezdra from the Bulgarian National Cup tournament. Since then, Borimirov has not trained with the team and he may miss the matches of the team until the winter recess. Worst of all, Borimirov will also miss the match against Levski's lifelong enemy on the pitch - CSKA. The derby is on December 2.

Still, the team doctors said they would do their best to "resuscitate" him by the beginning of the next month.
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"Our management are trying hard to talk Brazilian draft Joaozinho into quitting Brazil's national team," said FC Levski owner Todor Batkov.

The young player has received an invitation to join the U-19 national team of his country.

"If he declines the invitation, he will be called in the Bulgarian national team, something which will hardly happen, if he chooses to play for Brazil," Batkov added.

He said that FC Levski had paid 900,000 euros for the eighteen-year-old Brazilian player. Levski's other Brazilian draft, Joan Carlos, costs 700,000 US dollars. However, the two will not be put on the team list for the derby against CSKA on December 2.

"We are not particular about the referee's nationality, but I think that the management of CSKA are making too much of it. If they give us a call, I'm sure we'll reach an agreement on the issue. I'm not worried by the fact that they are eight points ahead of us. In the end, we will be celebrating the title," Batkov added.

Unfortunately, FC Levski's French striker Cedric Bardon got injured in the friendly against FC Vihren, which the Blue won 3-1 after goals of Jayeoba, Topuzakov and Stefan Stanchev. Tanko Dyakov scored for the guests.
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Welcome to the forums btw!

I dont really know you so nothing personal but I just couldnt quite help it...a Levski fan from Rousse? Are you ok?
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Welcome to the forums btw!

I dont really know you so nothing personal but I just couldnt quite help it...a Levski fan from Rousse? Are you ok?
You know that Levski is People's Team !
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Oh my! How did I miss it. Then Im becoming a Levski fan too! It would be my new year resolution type of thingy...NOT!!

Anyway,I dont approve it but I slightly understand why it happens so given the poor condition of the Danube based teams in the recent years.
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We should have an official Dunav Rousse thread...or no...a Chernomorets Bourgas-Sofia one! Like they do in the "fenzona"
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LOL. Btw is bgplay still online? They had the most awesome ever forum of pirin blagoevgrad, it had a 1000 page thread called ЯЖ МИ КУРО СИМИТЛИ
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1. PFC Sliven 11 7 2 2 24-13 23
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2. Dunav Rousse 11 7 2 2 16-11 23
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3. Kaliakra Kavarna 11 6 3 2 20-7 21
4. PFC Nesebar 11 7 0 4 19-14 22
5. Rodopa Smolian 11 6 2 3 19-7 20
6. Nafteks Burgas 11 6 2 3 18-14 20


NEXT YEAR IN A PFG !!!

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b group is gonna be interesting, wonder what Kavarna's mayor is gonna say after they **** up again this year p
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But Sliven in A:thmbdown:

Unless people there get excited enough to seriously visit their games like it would be with teams like Dunav + maybe Minyor and Etar. It really pisses me off when someone start pumping money into obscure teams and with almost no away fans, the atmosphere is kinda off-putting as there is no one to call "peasant"
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But Sliven in A:thmbdown:

Unless people there get excited enough to seriously visit their games like it would be with teams like Dunav + maybe Minyor and Etar. It really pisses me off when someone start pumping money into obscure teams and with almost no away fans, the atmosphere is kinda off-putting as there is no one to call "peasant"
МиньорО е отборО :embarass: :embarass:

but Loko Mezdra will play in A PFG next year :thmbdown: :thmbdown:
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After the return of the two PFC Levski Moroccan U-21 nationals from their trip to Botswana for Olympic 2008 qualifier, Youssef Rabeh joined today's training session without any problem.

Chakib Benzoukane however did not appear as result of a serious injury in the left thigh and is definitely missing the forthcoming championship tie vs.PFC Lokomotive Sofia on 24 November.

Even though on individual training programme, the naturalized Brazilian Lucio Wagner is recuperating well and will probably be on the line-up list this Saturday.

The condition of the French midfielder Cedric Bardon looks more optimistic after today's MRI. Hopefully, Daniel Borimirov and Georgi Petkov had today for the first time a full training session after their recent injuries.
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Daniel Borimirov will play for Levski in the derby match vs Lokomotiv Sofia this Saturday. The veteran player has been treating an injury of his right knee for about twenty days now. Yesterday, the midfielder took active part in Levski practice and coach Stanimir Stoilov will list him for the match against Lokomotiv.

Cedric Bardon's participation for the match vs Lokomotiv is unclear yet. He trains on an individual programme. Today the French player is to undergo a nuclear magnetic resonance imaging that will clarify his condition.
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