2019–20 First Professional Football League (Bulgaria)

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First Professional Football League
Season2019–20
Dates12 July 2019 – 11 July 2020
Champions Ludogorets Razgrad (9th title)
Relegated Dunav Ruse
Vitosha Bistritsa
Champions League Ludogorets Razgrad
Europa League Lokomotiv Plovdiv
CSKA Sofia
Slavia Sofia
Matches played215
Goals scored539 (2.51 per match)
Top goalscorer Flag of Bulgaria.svg Martin Kamburov (18 goals)
Best goalkeeper Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Busatto
(17 clean sheets)
Biggest home win Ludogorets 6–0 Botev Vratsa
(15 February 2020) [1]
Biggest away win Etar 0–5 Lokomotiv Plovdiv
(5 October 2019) [2]
Highest scoring Vitosha Bistritsa 2–6 Etar
(2 March 2020) [3]
Etar 5–3 Dunav Ruse
(11 June 2020) [4]
Longest winning run10 games by Ludogorets
Longest unbeaten run30 games by Ludogorets
Longest winless run29 games by Vitosha Bistritsa
Longest losing run7 games by Vitosha Bistritsa
Highest attendance24,687
Levski Sofia 0–0 CSKA Sofia
(15 February 2020) [5] [6]
Lowest attendance60
Arda 2–0 Vitosha Bistritsa
(22 November 2019) [7]
Tsarsko Selo 0–3 Botev Plovdiv
(30 November 2019) [8]
2020–21
All statistics correct as of 12 July 2020.

The 2019–20 First Professional Football League, also known as Efbet League for sponsorship reasons, [9] was the 96th season of the top division of the Bulgarian football league system, the 71st since a league format was adopted for the national competition of A Group as a top tier of the pyramid, and also the 4th season of the First Professional Football League, which decides the Bulgarian champion. Ludogorets Razgrad were the defending champions after winning their 8th consecutive title in the previous season. On 21 June 2020 the team from Razgrad clinched its 9th championship with four games to spare after a 2:1 win home win over Beroe. [10] The season began in July 2019 and was scheduled to end in May 2020, [11] but was completed in July 2020.

Contents

Impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Suspension of championship and measures pertaining to fan attendance after resumption

After the possibility of playing matches without spectators was initially envisioned, [12] on 13 March 2020, the Bulgarian Football Union decided to suspend all fixtures until 13 April in accordance with the measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. [13] On 3 April 2020, the state of national emergency was extended until 13 May 2020 [14] and on 11 April the Minister of Youth and Sports Krasen Kralev confirmed that no mass participation sports events and full training sessions will be held until that date. [15] On 14 May, it was announced that footballers would be given the opportunity to train together over the course of the next three weeks, subject to the observance of strict rules and a gradual increase in the number of participants. The competitive matches resumed on 5 June (with the post-regular season phase – the championship and relegation rounds – shortened in half). [16] The expectations in mid May were that no fans would be allowed, but on 2 June a decree by Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev permitted the presence of spectators, subject to the restriction that no more than 30% of the stadium capacity is occupied and social distancing in terms of seating is adhered to. [17] On 12 June, it was decided that since 15 June the stadiums could be filled up to 50% capacity. [18] On 23 June, a requirement of no more than 1000 spectators per section of the stands was imposed. [19] The match between Vitosha and Tsarsko Selo was postponed from 26 June to 27 June after it was reported that four Vitosha players and a physiotherapist had tested positive for COVID-19, but their PCR tests eventually produced negative results. [20] Due to a number of fans and Lokomotiv Plovdiv players who had tested positive in the aftermath of the Bulgarian Cup final, the 9 July match between Lokomotiv Plovdiv and CSKA Sofia (the same teams that contested the final) was held behind closed doors. [21] After a continuous rise in the number of infections in the period between mid June and early July, [22] in a decree valid from 10 July, spectators were once again forbidden to attend football matches. [23]

Footballers with positive tests for COVID-19

In May 2020, prior to the restart of the matches, Emil Viyachki and Krasimir Stanoev tested positive for the coronavirus. [24] Tomi Juric (in June 2020) [25] and Martin Kavdanski's results (in July 2020) [26] also turned out to be positive. In Kavdanski case, his initial result had come back negative due to a laboratory mix-up, as a result of which he played in the match against Cherno More on 2 July. [27] On 6 July, it was announced that three additional Tsarsko Selo footballers as well as sixteen footballers and staff members from Cherno More had been identified as having the virus. [28] Between 8 July and 10 July, it was officially confirmed that nine Lokomotiv Plovdiv players and two non-playing personnel members had been infected. [29] [30] Positive tests were also reported for two Dunav Ruse footballers [31] and one from Botev Plovdiv. [32] Infected footballers were subject to a 14-day quarantine, [33] with the majority of them reportedly either asymptomatic or with mild symptoms that did not require hospitalization. [34]

Teams

Fourteen teams are competing in the league – the top twelve teams from the previous season, and two teams promoted from the Second League. [35]

Tsarsko Selo Sofia were promoted as champions of the 2018–19 Second League. [36] This will be their debut in the Bulgarian top tier. Tsarsko Selo replaces Vereya, who were disqualified for match-fixing, ending their 3-year stay in the Bulgarian top tier. [37] [38]

The second team to be promoted was Arda, who earned promotion after winning their play-off match against Septemvri Sofia. [39] Arda's win meant that the team will make their first appearance in the Bulgarian top tier, while Septemvri ended their two-year stay in the First League.

Stadiums and locations

Arda Beroe Botev Plovdiv Botev Vratsa
Arena Arda Stadion Beroe Futbolen kompleks Botev 1912 Stadion Hristo Botev
Capacity: 15,000Capacity: 12,128Capacity: 4,000Capacity: 12,000
No image available.svg Stadion Beroe in Stara Zagora.jpg No image available.svg Stadiumvratsa.jpg
Cherno More
2019–20 First Professional Football League (Bulgaria) (Bulgaria)
Location of Sofia teams.
CSKA
Stadion Ticha Stadion Balgarska Armia
Capacity: 8,250Capacity: 22,995
Ticha Stadium 2018.jpg Balgarska Armija 2017.jpg
Dunav Ruse Etar
Gradski stadion Stadion Ivaylo
Capacity: 12,400Capacity: 15,000
Gradski stadion v Ruse 2017 3.jpg FC Etar Veliko Tarnovo Fans.jpg
Levski Lokomotiv
Stadion Georgi Asparuhov Stadion Lokomotiv
Capacity: 25,000Capacity: 13,220
Sofia Levski Stadium Aerial.jpg Dsc01891a.jpg
Ludogorets Slavia Tsarsko Selo Vitosha
Huvepharma Arena Stadion Slavia Arena Tsarsko Selo Stadion Bistritsa
Capacity: 10,422Capacity: 25,556Capacity: 1,550Capacity: 2,500
LudogoretsArena.jpg Slavia stadium, main stand.jpg No image available.svg No image available.svg

    Personnel and kits

    Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

    TeamManagerCaptainKit manufacturerShirt sponsorAdditional
    Arda Flag of Bulgaria.svg Nikolay Kirov Flag of Bulgaria.svg Plamen Krumov Flag of the United States.svg Nike [40] Efbet
    Beroe Flag of Bulgaria.svg Dimitar Dimitrov Flag of Bulgaria.svg Martin Kamburov Flag of Germany.svg Uhlsport [41] Refan, Ajax Group
    Botev Plovdiv Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ferario Spasov Flag of Bulgaria.svg Lachezar Baltanov Flag of Germany.svg Uhlsport [42] WinBet
    Botev Vratsa Flag of Bulgaria.svg Antoni Zdravkov Flag of Bulgaria.svg Valeri Domovchiyski Flag of Italy.svg Errea [43] WinBet
    CSKA Sofia Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stamen Belchev Flag of Bulgaria.svg Petar Zanev Flag of Germany.svg Adidas [44] A1 Bulgaria WinBet, Baristo
    Cherno More Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ilian Iliev Flag of Bulgaria.svg Daniel Dimov Flag of Germany.svg UhlsportArmeets
    Dunav Ruse Flag of Bulgaria.svg Lyudmil Kirov Flag of Bulgaria.svg Diyan Dimov Flag of Spain.svg Joma WinBet
    Etar Flag of Bulgaria.svg Petko Petkov Flag of Bulgaria.svg Hristo Ivanov Flag of Spain.svg Joma [45] WinBet
    Levski Sofia Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Todorov Flag of Bulgaria.svg Zhivko Milanov Flag of the United States.svg Nike [46] 7777.bg
    Lokomotiv Plovdiv Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bruno Akrapović Flag of Bulgaria.svg Dimitar Iliev Flag of Germany.svg Uhlsport [47] EfbetGeneral Broker
    Ludogorets Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Vrba Flag of Bulgaria.svg Svetoslav Dyakov Flag of the United States.svg NikeEfbet Vivacom
    Slavia Sofia Flag of Bulgaria.svg Zlatomir Zagorčić Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Petkov Flag of Spain.svg Joma bet365 Asset Insurance
    Tsarsko Selo Flag of Bulgaria.svg Luboslav Penev Flag of Bulgaria.svg Reyan Daskalov Flag of the United States.svg NikeWinBet
    Vitosha Bistritsa Flag of Bulgaria.svg Asen Bukarev Flag of Bulgaria.svg Chetin Sadula Flag of Bulgaria.svg JumperEfbetAthletic Fitness

    Note: Individual clubs may wear jerseys with advertising. However, only one sponsorship is permitted per jersey for official tournaments organised by UEFA in addition to that of the kit manufacturer (exceptions are made for non-profit organisations). Clubs in the domestic league can have more than one sponsorship per jersey which can feature on the front of the shirt, incorporated with the main sponsor or in place of it; or on the back, either below the squad number or on the collar area. Shorts also have space available for advertisement.

    Managerial changes

    TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableIncoming managerDate of appointment
    Levski Sofia Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Todorov End of caretaker tenure29 May 2019Pre-season Flag of Bulgaria.svg Petar Hubchev 29 May 2019 [48]
    Etar Flag of Bulgaria.svg Krasimir Balakov Signed by Bulgaria 29 May 2019 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Rosen Kirilov 9 June 2019 [49]
    Botev Plovdiv Flag of Bulgaria.svg Nikolay Kirov Sacked29 May 2019 [50] Flag of Montenegro.svg Željko Petrović 9 June 2019 [51]
    Vitosha Bistritsa Flag of Bulgaria.svg Rosen Kirilov Mutual consent3 June 2019 [52] Flag of Bulgaria.svg Engibar Engibarov 6 June 2019 [53]
    Ludogorets Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stoycho Stoev Sacked25 August 20192nd Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stanislav Genchev 25 August 2019 [54]
    CSKA Sofia Flag of Serbia.svg Ljupko Petrović Mutual consent2 October 20194th Flag of Serbia.svg Miloš Kruščić 2 October 2019 [55]
    Botev Plovdiv Flag of Montenegro.svg Željko Petrović Sacked16 October 201913th Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ferario Spasov 16 October 2019 [56]
    Beroe Flag of Bulgaria.svg Aleksandar Tomash Mutual consent22 October 2019 [57] 8th Flag of Bulgaria.svg Dimitar Dimitrov 23 October 2019 [58]
    Botev Vratsa Flag of Bulgaria.svg Sasho Angelov 5 November 2019 [59] 12th Flag of Bulgaria.svg Antoni Zdravkov 11 November 2019 [60]
    Etar Flag of Bulgaria.svg Rosen Kirilov 2 December 2019 [61] 10th Flag of Bulgaria.svg Petko Petkov 10 December 2019 [62]
    Vitosha Bistritsa Flag of Bulgaria.svg Engibar Engibarov 17 December 2019 [63] 14th Flag of Bulgaria.svg Asen Bukarev 27 December 2019 [64]
    Ludogorets Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stanislav Genchev End of caretaker tenure1 January 20201st Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Vrba 1 January 2020 [65]
    Tsarsko Selo Flag of Bulgaria.svg Nikola Spasov Mutual consent1 April 2020 [66] 11th Flag of Bulgaria.svg Luboslav Penev 30 April 2020 [67]
    Arda Kardzhali Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stamen Belchev 14 April 2020 [68] 9th Flag of Bulgaria.svg Nikolay Kirov 21 April 2020 [69]
    Levski Sofia Flag of Bulgaria.svg Petar Hubchev 11 June 2020 [70] 4th Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Todorov 11 June 2020 [71]
    CSKA Sofia Flag of Serbia.svg Miloš Kruščić 2 July 2020 [72] 3rd Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stamen Belchev 2 July 2020 [73]

    Regular season

    League table

    PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
    1 Ludogorets Razgrad 2618804612+3462Qualification for the Championship round
    2 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2614844923+2650 [lower-alpha 1]
    3 CSKA Sofia 2614844117+2450 [lower-alpha 1]
    4 Levski Sofia 2614754319+2449
    5 Slavia Sofia 2613673628+845
    6 Beroe 26141114434+1043
    7 Cherno More 26101063224+840Qualification for the Relegation round
    8 Arda 2671092733631
    9 Botev Plovdiv 2686122630430
    10 Etar 26691131451427
    11 Tsarsko Selo 26741524421825
    12 Botev Vratsa 26571421462522
    13 Dunav Ruse 26471521492819
    14 Vitosha Bistritsa 2613221554396
    Source: Soccerway
    Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Fairplay ranking; 9) Draw. [74]
    Notes:
    1. 1 2 Head-to-head points (GD): Lokomotiv Plovdiv 4, CSKA Sofia 1.

    Results

    Home \ Away ARD BER BPD BVR CHM CSK DUN ETA LEV LPD LUD SLA TSS VIT
    Arda 3–10–02–10–00–00–22–11–32–51–10–10–22–0
    Beroe 0–1 2–0 4–03–02–12–02–01–12–02–41–22–01–0
    Botev Plovdiv 1–1 3–1 0–11–10–13–12–01–0 0–0 0–10–10–22–1
    Botev Vratsa 3–11–33–01–10–30–02–10–01–40–10–20–11–1
    Cherno More 1–12–02–04–10–21–11–12–23–11–20–01–02–0
    CSKA Sofia 3–22–01–01–01–34–02–2 2–2 1–10–01–03–04–0
    Dunav Ruse 0–00–31–20–00–21–10–21–40–30–10–03–12–0
    Etar 1–12–12–21–11–00–45–30–00–51–10–21–11–0
    Levski Sofia 2–11–33–13–13–0 0–0 2–03–01–00–1 1–2 2–02–0
    Lokomotiv Plovdiv 0–03–0 1–1 2–01–01–03–12–00–01–13–24–01–1
    Ludogorets 2–03–12–16–01–10–05–12–02–02–10–02–02–0
    Slavia Sofia 2–32–42–12–20–11–23–12–1 0–2 1–11–11–03–2
    Tsarsko Selo 0–02–10–33–01–12–11–22–20–22–30–21–31–0
    Vitosha Bistritsa 1–31–20–20–20–20–11–12–60–42–30–10–13–2
    Source: bulgarian-football.com
    Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Positions by round

    Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
    Ludogorets 42121121111111111111111111
    Lokomotiv Plovdiv 115452333333333323333333322
    CSKA Sofia 711767554444444444444444433
    Levski Sofia 13213212222222232222222244
    Slavia Sofia 579108888898865558755555555
    Beroe 261075446666787787889766766
    Cherno More 31334667777556676566677677
    Arda 910546775555678865677999888
    Botev Plovdiv 846810121199121313131311119998888999
    Etar 6989111113121289119910910101010101010101010
    Tsarsko Selo 13121313131091313131112111191212121212111111111111
    Botev Vratsa 128121112131011111112101212121313131313131313121212
    Dunav Ruse 1414111299121010101091010131011111111121212131313
    Vitosha Bistritsa 1013141414141414141414141414141414141414141414141414

    Results by round

    Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
    Arda DDWWLLDWWLWLLDLWWDDDLLDDDL
    Beroe WLLWWWLLWLWLLWLLWDLWWWWLWW
    Botev Plovdiv DWLDLLWDLLLLLDWWWWWWDLDLLL
    Botev Vratsa LWLLDDWLLDLWLLDLLLLDLWDDWL
    Cherno More WWDDDLDDLWDWWLLLWWDDWDDWLW
    CSKA Sofia DLWWDWDDWWLWLWWWWDDWDWLWWD
    Dunav Ruse LLWLWLDDDDLWLLLWLDLLLLDLDL
    Etar DDDDLDLWLWLLWLLWLLDDLDWDLW
    Levski Sofia WDWWLWWDWWWLWWWLWDWDDDLDLW
    Lokomotiv Plovdiv LWWDWWLDWWWWWWDWLDWDDWLDWD
    Ludogorets WWWDDWDWWWWWWWWWWDDDWDDWWW
    Slavia Sofia WLLDWDDLDLWWWWDLLWWDWWWWWL
    Tsarsko Selo LDLLWDWLLLDLWLWLLLDLWLWLLW
    Vitosha Bistritsa LLLLLLLWLLLLLLDLLDLLLLLDLL
    Source: bulgarian-football.com
    W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

    Championship round

    Championship round table

    Points and goals will carry over in full from regular season.

    PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification LUD CSK SLA LEV LPD BER
    1 Ludogorets Razgrad (C)3121915918+4172Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round 3–06–12–1
    2 CSKA Sofia 31161145222+3059Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round 1–1 3–3 5–0
    3 Slavia Sofia (O)3116784232+1055Qualification for the European play-off final 3–10–0
    4 Levski Sofia 3115885030+2053 [lower-alpha 1] 1–2 1–2
    5 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 3115885335+1853 [lower-alpha 1] Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round [lower-alpha 2] 1–20–10–2
    6 Beroe 31161145043+7492–01–2
    Source: Soccerway
    Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Fairplay ranking; 9) Draw. [75]
    (C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner
    Notes:
    1. 1 2 Head-to-head points in the regular season: Levski 4, Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1.
    2. Lokomotiv Plovdiv qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2019–20 Bulgarian Cup.

    Positions by round

    Below the positions per round are shown. As teams did not all start with an equal number of points, the initial pre-playoffs positions are also given.

    Team ╲ RoundInitial12345
    Ludogorets Razgrad 111111
    CSKA Sofia 323322
    Slavia Sofia 555443
    Levski Sofia 442234
    Lokomotiv Plovdiv 234555
    Beroe 666666

    Relegation round

    Points and goals will carry over in full from regular season.

    Group A

    PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation CHM ETA TSS VIT
    1 Cherno More 29121163927+1247Qualification for the European play-off quarter-finals 2–21–0
    2 Etar 297101234481431 [lower-alpha 1] 0–11–0
    3 Tsarsko Selo 29941627461931 [lower-alpha 1] Qualification for the relegation play-offs 1–4
    4 Vitosha Bistritsa (R)2913251557426Relegated to the Second League 0–1
    Source: Soccerway
    Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Fairplay ranking; 9) Draw. [75]
    (R) Relegated
    Notes:
    1. 1 2 Head-to-head points in the regular season: Etar 2, Tsarsko Selo 2; GD 3:3; Etar with more away goals.

    Group B

    PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation BPD ARD BVR DUN
    1 Botev Plovdiv 29106133234236Qualification for the European play-off quarter-finals 3–23–1
    2 Arda 298111028357351–00–2
    3 Botev Vratsa 29681526502426Qualification for the relegation play-offs 0–0
    4 Dunav Ruse 295717255530221–3
    Source: Soccerway
    Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Fairplay ranking; 9) Draw. [75]

    European play-offs

    Bracket

    Quarter-finalsSemi-finalFinal
              
    Quarter-final
    Cherno More 1
    Semi-final
    Arda 0
    Cherno More 0
    Quarter-final
    Botev Plovdiv 1
    Botev Plovdiv 1
    Final
    Etar 0
    Slavia Sofia 2
    Botev Plovdiv 1

    European play-off quarter-finals

    Cherno More 1–0 Arda
    Isa Soccerball shade.svg 18' Report
    Stadion Ticha, Varna
    Attendance: 1,200
    Referee: Radoslav Gidzhenov (Plovdiv)
    Botev Plovdiv 1–0 Etar
    Vutov Soccerball shade.svg 29' Report

    European play-off semi-final

    Cherno More 0–1 Botev Plovdiv
    Report Vutov Soccerball shade.svg 53'
    Stadion Ticha, Varna
    Attendance: 0
    Referee: Nikolay Yordanov (Sofia)

    European play-off final

    Slavia Sofia 2–1 Botev Plovdiv
    Karabelyov Soccerball shade.svg 41'
    Dimitrov Soccerball shade.svg 84'
    Report Anderson Soccerball shade.svg 88'
    Stadion Slavia, Sofia
    Attendance: 0
    Referee: Stanislav Todorov (Shumen)

    Relegation play-offs

    Relegation group

    PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation BVR DUN TSS
    1 Botev Vratsa 211030+340–0
    2 Dunav Ruse (R)211010+14Relegation play-off against the third from the Second League 1–0
    3 Tsarsko Selo (O)20020440Relegation play-off against the second from the Second League 0–3
    Source: Soccerway
    Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Fairplay ranking; 9) Draw. [75]
    (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated

    Relegation finals

    Dunav Ruse 1−4 Montana
    Nando Soccerball shade.svg 86' Report Aytov Soccerball shade.svg 28'
    Tasev Soccerball shade.svg 43'
    Minkov Soccerball shade.svg 69'
    A. Iliev Soccerball shade.svg 82'
    Stadion Slavia, Sofia
    Attendance: 0
    Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Plovdiv)

    Dunav Ruse are relegated to the Third League. [N 1]

    Tsarsko Selo 2−0 Septemvri Sofia
    Minchev Soccerball shade.svg 19'
    Mechev Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'
    Report

    Season statistics

    RoundGoal of the weekClubSave of the weekClub
    1 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Amzin vs Slavia Vitosha Bistritsa Flag of Bulgaria.svg Kristiyan Katsarev vs Slavia Vitosha Bistritsa
    2 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Todor Nedelev vs Dunav Botev Plovdiv Flag of Bulgaria.svg Hristo Ivanov vs Levski Sofia Etar
    3 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rodney Antwi vs Dunav Tsarsko Selo Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Georgiev vs CSKA Sofia Slavia
    4 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Daniel Mladenov vs Botev Plovdiv Etar Flag of Bulgaria.svg Blagoy Makendzhiev vs Beroe Dunav
    5 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rodney Antwi vs Botev Plovdiv Tsarsko Selo Flag of Bulgaria.svg Hristo Ivanov vs Slavia Etar
    6 Flag of Brazil.svg Paulinho vs Vitosha Bistritsa Levski Sofia Flag of Bulgaria.svg Martin Lukov vs Dunav Lokomotiv Plovdiv
    7 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Anton Karachanakov vs Beroe Tsarsko Selo Flag of Bulgaria.svg Hristiyan Vasilev vs Botev Plovdiv Vitosha Bistritsa
    8 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Spas Delev vs Slavia Arda Flag of Bulgaria.svg Hristo Ivanov vs Beroe Etar
    9 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Radoslav Vasilev vs Botev Vratsa Arda Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Georgiev vs Dunav Slavia
    10 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stanislav Ivanov vs Slavia Levski Sofia Flag of Switzerland.svg Miodrag Mitrović vs Botev Plovdiv Cherno More
    11 Flag of Portugal.svg Rúben Brígido vs CSKA Sofia Beroe Flag of Bulgaria.svg Yanko Georgiev vs Slavia Botev Plovdiv
    12 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Daniel Genov vs Botev Plovdiv Botev Vratsa Flag of Bulgaria.svg Kristiyan Katsarev vs CSKA Sofia Vitosha Bistritsa
    13 Flag of Senegal.svg Khaly Thiam vs Arda Levski Sofia Flag of Bulgaria.svg Martin Lukov vs CSKA Sofia Lokomotiv Plovdiv
    14 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Dimitar Iliev vs Cherno More Lokomotiv Plovdiv Flag of Switzerland.svg Miodrag Mitrović vs Lokomotiv Plovdiv Cherno More
    15 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Kristiyan Malinov vs Cherno More CSKA Sofia Flag of Haiti.svg Johny Placide vs Arda Tsarsko Selo
    16 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rodney Antwi vs Dunav Tsarsko Selo Flag of Bulgaria.svg Hristo Ivanov vs Cherno More Etar
    17 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ismail Isa vs Slavia Cherno More Flag of Bulgaria.svg Martin Lukov vs Ludogorets Lokomotiv Plovdiv
    18 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Antonio Vutov vs Tsarsko Selo Botev Plovdiv Flag of Bulgaria.svg Plamen Iliev vs CSKA Sofia Ludogorets
    19 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Todor Nedelev vs Beroe Botev Plovdiv Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Georgiev vs Botev Vratsa Slavia
    20 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Todor Nedelev vs Vitosha Bistritsa Botev Plovdiv Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Busatto vs Dunav CSKA Sofia
    21 Flag of Cape Verde.svg Patrick Andrade vs Dunav Cherno More Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Busatto vs Levski Sofia CSKA Sofia
    22 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivan Stoyanov vs Ludogorets Etar
    23 Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Gaius Makouta vs Lokomotiv Plovdiv Beroe Flag of Haiti.svg Johny Placide vs CSKA Sofia
    Flag of Switzerland.svg Miodrag Mitrović vs Botev Plovdiv
    Tsarsko Selo
    Cherno More
    24 Flag of Ireland.svg Graham Carey vs Beroe CSKA Sofia Flag of Slovakia.svg Dušan Perniš vs CSKA Sofia Beroe
    25 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Tsvetelin Chunchukov vs Tsarsko Selo Slavia Flag of Bulgaria.svg Nikolay Krastev vs CSKA Sofia Vitosha Bistritsa
    26
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    30
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    Scoring

    Top scorers

    As of 12 July 2020
    RankPlayerClubGoals
    1 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Martin Kamburov Beroe18
    2 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ismail Isa Cherno More13
    Flag of The Gambia.svg Ali Sowe CSKA Sofia
    4 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Dimitar Iliev Lokomotiv Plovdiv12
    Flag of Romania.svg Claudiu Keșerü Ludogorets
    6 Flag of Curacao.svg Nigel Robertha Levski Sofia11
    7 Flag of Brazil.svg Evandro CSKA Sofia10
    Flag of Bulgaria.svg Radoslav Vasilev Arda
    9 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Todor Nedelev Botev Plovdiv9
    Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stanislav Ivanov Levski Sofia
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rodney Antwi Tsarsko Selo
    12 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Daniel Mladenov Etar8
    Flag of Brazil.svg Paulinho Levski Sofia
    Flag of Portugal.svg Tiago Rodrigues CSKA Sofia

    Hat-tricks

    PlayerForAgainstResultDate
    Flag of Bulgaria.svg Todor Nedelev Botev Plovdiv Dunav Ruse 3–1 [77] 21 July 2019

    Clean sheets

    As of 12 July 2020
    RankPlayerClubClean sheets
    1 Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Busatto CSKA Sofia17
    2 Flag of Montenegro.svg Milan Mijatović Levski Sofia13
    3 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Martin Lukov Lokomotiv Plovdiv11
    4 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Plamen Iliev Ludogorets9
    Flag of Slovakia.svg Dušan Perniš Beroe
    6 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Georgiev [lower-alpha 1] Levski Sofia8
    Flag of Bulgaria.svg Krasimir Kostov Botev Vratsa
    Flag of Bulgaria.svg Blagoy Makendzhiev Dunav
    Flag of Switzerland.svg Miodrag Mitrovic Cherno More
    10 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivan Karadzhov Arda7
    Flag of Bulgaria.svg Yanko Georgiev Botev Plovdiv
    1. Includes 8 clean sheets for Slavia Sofia

    Transfers

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    1. Dunav Ruse withdrew from participation from Second League following ownership change and will instead enter the Third League. [76]

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