2015–16 B Group

Last updated
B Group
Season2015–16
Promoted Dunav Ruse
Vereya
Loko GO
Neftochimic
Matches played240
Goals scored580 (2.42 per match)
Top goalscorer Tihomir Kanev
(14 goals)
2016–17

The 2015–16 B Group was the 61st season of the Bulgarian B Football Group, the second tier of the Bulgarian football league system.

Contents

A total of 16 teams contested the league: 10 of which returning from the 2014–15 season, 4 of which promoted from third division and two new teams - the reserves team of Ludogorets Razgrad and Litex Lovech.

This season was different compared to previous seasons in terms of promotion. Since the league structure was changed for the first and second tiers, as well as the licensing criteria needed for teams entering the First League, a select number of teams were promoted administratively to the First League, without consideration of their league positions, which was reflected in the league table.

Stadia and locations

TeamCityStadiumCapacity
Bansko Bansko Saint Peter3,000
Botev Galabovo Energetik3,000
Dobrudzha Dobrich Druzhba 12,500
Dunav Ruse Gradski Stadium 19,960
Litex II Lovech Lovech Stadium 8,100
Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa Lokomotiv 12,000
Lokomotiv 2012 Mezdra Lokomotiv 5,000
Ludogorets II Razgrad Ludogorets Arena 7,500
Neftochimic Burgas Lazur Stadium 18,037
Oborishte Panagyurishte Orcho Voivoda 3,000
Pirin Razlog Razlog Stadium6,500
Pomorie Pomorie Pomorie Stadium 2,000
Septemvri Simitli Struma8,000
Sozopol Sozopol Arena Sozopol 3,500
Spartak Pleven Pleven Stadium 22,000
Vereya Stara Zagora Trace Arena1,714

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion, qualification or relegation
1 Dunav Ruse (P)30181025319+3464Promotion to the First League
2 Pomorie (Q)3015963623+1354Qualification for the promotion play-offs
3 Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa (P)30131164226+1650Promotion to the First League
4 Sozopol 30131074428+1649 [lower-alpha 1]
5 Litex II (R)3014795038+1249 [lower-alpha 1] [lower-alpha 2] Relegation to the Third League
6 Botev Galabovo 301251332471541 [lower-alpha 3]
7 Ludogorets Razgrad II 30125134141041 [lower-alpha 3]
8 Vereya (P)301010103327+640Promotion to the First League
9 Bansko 30116134238+439 [lower-alpha 4]
10 Oborishte 30116132933439 [lower-alpha 4]
11 Pirin Razlog 301081231411038 [lower-alpha 5]
12 Neftochimic (P)3081483139838 [lower-alpha 5] Promotion to the First League
13 Spartak Pleven 3099123542736
14 Dobrudzha Dobrich (R)30810122733634Relegation to the Third League
15 Septemvri Simitli (R)30651926502423
16 Lokomotiv 2012 Mezdra (R)30552028552720
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points; 8th Draw
(P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. 1 2 SOZ 3−1 LIT; LIT 3−1 SOZ
  2. Litex II will be relegated to V AFG regardless of their position at the end of the season, due to the relegation of the first team.
  3. 1 2 LUD 0−1 GAL; GAL 3−1 LUD
  4. 1 2 OBO 2−2 BAN; BAN 2−1 OBO
  5. 1 2 PRZ 3−1 NEF; NEF 1−0 PRZ

Results

Home \ Away BAN GAL DOB DUN LIT LGO LM12 LUD NEF OBO PRZ POM SIM SOZ SPL VER
Bansko 2–10–11–22–20–02–21–03–02–13–00–12–00–01–25–0
Botev Galabovo 1–02–10–10–22–12–13–14–20–34–10–03–11–12–21–0
Dobrudzha Dobrich 1–21–11–12–10–13–11–12–02–10–00–11–01–11–10–1
Dunav Ruse 3–15–02–24–10–03–04–11–00–02–01–01–22–00–01–0
Litex II 1–03–01–11–21–42–12–01–14–11–00–10–03–14–11–0
Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa 2–12–01–12–01–22–04–11–30–10–01–12–13–25–11–0
Lokomotiv 2012 Mezdra 2–03–00–01–54–21–11–40–01–32–00–21–31–30–10–3
Ludogorets Razgrad II 2–10–11–22–32–12–11–20–02–01–10–05–03–23–11–1
Neftochimic 2–01–02–11–10–62–22–11–20–01–01–12–10–01–11–1
Oborishte 2–23–01–00–10–01–01–00–21–22–12–12–11–32–00–0
Pirin Razlog 2–22–02–02–20–00–03–11–03–12–10–12–11–02–11–1
Pomorie 0–10–01–01–20–41–11–01–02–13–05–13–22–11–04–1
Septemvri Simitli 2–30–10–10–41–10–12–20–10–00–01–02–10–32–04–2
Sozopol 2–15–12–00–03–10–02–04–11–11–01–20–01–03–21–0
Spartak Pleven 1–33–12–10–01–20–11–02–03–32–04–11–11–01–10–0
Vereya 3–10–13–00–05–02–21–00–20–01–03–00–04–00–01–0
Source: Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion play-offs

Montana 2−1 Pomorie
S. Georgiev Soccerball shade.svg 54'
Iliev Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Report Bozhinov Soccerball shade.svg 73' (pen.)
Trace Arena, Stara Zagora
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Nikola Popov (Sofia)

Season statistics

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals
1 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Tihomir Kanev Lokomotiv GO 14
2 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Vasil Kaloyanov Sozopol 13
3 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Petar Dimitrov Lokomotiv Mezdra 12
4 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Yanaki Smirnov Ludogorets Razgrad II 11
5 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Diyan Dimov Dunav Ruse 10
6 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Lyubomir Bozhinov Pomorie 9
7 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Grigor Dolapchiev Spartak Pleven 8
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Borislav Hazurov Bansko
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Kirilov Botev Galabovo
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivan Kolev Oborishte
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Emanuil Manev Sozopol
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Yuliyan Nenov Dunav Ruse

Updated on 1 June 2016

Hat-tricks

PlayerForAgainstResultDate
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Borislav Borisov Neftochimic Burgas Spartak Pleven 3–329 August 2015
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Atanas Chipilov Bansko Vereya Stara Zagora 5–017 October 2015
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Tihomir Kanev Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa Spartak Pleven 5–123 April 2016

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