2020–21 PFC CSKA Sofia season

Last updated
CSKA Sofia
2020–21 season
Controlling owner Flag of Bulgaria.svg Grisha Ganchev
Manager Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stamen Belchev
(until 25 October 2020)
Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Bulgaria.svg Daniel Morales (interim)
(until 11 November 2020)
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bruno Akrapović
(until 28 March 2021)
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Lyuboslav Penev
(from 28 March 2021)
Parva Liga Med 3.png Third place
Bulgarian Cup Winners
UEFA Europa League Group stage
Top goalscorerLeague:
Ali Sowe (8)

All:
Ali Sowe (14)
  2019−20
2021–22  

The 2020–21 season is CSKA Sofia's 72nd season in the Parva Liga (the top flight of Bulgarian football) and their fifth consecutive participation after their administrative relegation in the third division due to mounting financial troubles. In addition to the domestic league, CSKA Sofia participates in this season's edition of the Bulgarian Cup and UEFA Europa League. This article shows player statistics and all matches (official and friendly) that the club will play during the 2020–21 season.

Contents

Players

Squad information

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Busatto 2920197102022Undisclosed
2 DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jurgen Mattheij 2720204032022 Free
3 DF Flag of Brazil.svg Geferson 2620188922021Undisclosed
4 DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg Menno Koch 2520211822024€500,000
5 MF Flag of Argentina.svg Federico Varela 2320211202022 Free
6 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Mitko Mitkov 1920201112024 Youth system
7 MF Flag of Brazil.svg Henrique 2620189582022Undisclosed
8 MF Flag of Ireland.svg Graham Carey 3120196762021 Free
9 MF Flag of Venezuela.svg Adalberto Peñaranda 232020902021Loan
10 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Yomov 2220204142023€300,000
11 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Petar Zanev 3420196012021 Free
14 MF Flag of Guinea.svg Jules Keita 2120202132021Loan
15 DF Flag of France.svg Thibaut Vion 2620202722023 Free
16 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Asen Donchev 182020202024 Youth system
17 FW Flag of Ghana.svg Bismark Charles 1920211652023Undisclosed
18 DF Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Bradley Mazikou 2320196912022Undisclosed
19 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivan Turitsov 2020186902022 Youth system
20 MF Flag of Portugal.svg Tiago Rodrigues 282017154342021 Free
21 MF Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Amos Youga 2720204202023 Free
24 FW Flag of England.svg Jerome Sinclair 2320202732021Loan
25 GK Flag of Bulgaria.svg Dimitar Evtimov 262020702022 Free
27 FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg Martin Smolenski 1720191302024 Youth system
28 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Plamen Galabov 2420165212022 Free
29 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Aleksandar Buchkov 162021202024 Youth system
30 FW Flag of Ecuador.svg Jordy Caicedo 22202119102022 Free

Transfers

In

No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
2 DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jurgen Mattheij 27EU Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sparta Rotterdam Free transferSummer2022 Free cska.bg
21 MF Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Amos Youga 27EU Flag of France.svg Le Havre Free transferSummer2022 Free cska.bg
13 MF Flag of Senegal.svg Younousse Sankharé 30EU Flag of France.svg Bordeaux Free transferSummer2022 Free cska.bg
GK Flag of Bulgaria.svg Iliya Shalamanov 17EU Youth team Free transferSummer Free cska.bg
DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Yoan Baurenski 18EU Youth team Free transferSummer Free cska.bg
DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Hristiyan Petrov 17EU Youth team Free transferSummer Free cska.bg
29 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Mark-Emilio Papazov 16EU Youth team Free transferSummer Free cska.bg
FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg Daniel Ivanov 18EU Youth team Free transferSummer Free cska.bg
27 FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg Martin Smolenski 17EU Youth team Free transferSummer Free cska.bg
5 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Angel Lyaskov 22EU Flag of Bulgaria.svg Botev Vratsa Loan returnSummer Free
6 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Mitko Mitkov 19EU Flag of Bulgaria.svg Dunav Ruse Loan returnSummer Free
17 FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg Tonislav Yordanov 21EU Flag of Bulgaria.svg Etar Veliko Tarnovo Loan returnSummer Free
25 GK Flag of Bulgaria.svg Dimitar Evtimov 26EU Flag of England.svg Accrington Stanley Free transferSummer Free cska.bg
14 MF Flag of Guinea.svg Jules Keita 22Non-EU Flag of France.svg Lens LoanSummer2021 Free cska.bg
16 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Asen Donchev 18EU Youth team Free transferSummer Free cska.bg
FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivan Mitrev 21EU Youth team Free transferSummer Free cska.bg
30/10 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Yomov 23EU Flag of Bulgaria.svg Slavia Sofia TransferSummer2023€300,000 cska.bg
15 DF Flag of France.svg Thibaut Vion 26EU Flag of France.svg Chamois Niortais TransferSummer2022 Free cska.bg
17/9 MF Flag of Venezuela.svg Adalberto Peñaranda 23EU Flag of England.svg Watford LoanSummer2021 Free cska.bg
24 FW Flag of England.svg Jerome Sinclair 24EU Flag of England.svg Watford LoanSummer2021 Free cska.bg
5 MF Flag of Argentina.svg Federico Varela 24EU Flag of Turkey.svg Denizlispor TransferWinter2022 Free cska.bg
30 FW Flag of Ecuador.svg Jordy Caicedo 23EU Flag of Brazil.svg Vitória LoanWinter2022 Free cska.bg
17 FW Flag of Ghana.svg Bismark Charles 19Non-EU Flag of Kosovo.svg Trepça '89 TransferWinter2024Undisclosed cska.bg
4 DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg Menno Koch 26EU Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eupen TransferWinter2024€500,000 cska.bg

Out

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
6 MF Flag of Portugal.svg Rúben Pinto 28EU Flag of Hungary.svg Fehérvár End of contractSummer Free cska.bg
21 MF Flag of Ghana.svg Edwin Gyasi 29EU Flag of Turkey.svg Samsunspor End of contractSummer Free cska.bg
30 GK Flag of Lithuania.svg Vytautas Černiauskas 31EU Flag of Latvia.svg RFS ReleasedSummer Free cska.bg
10 FW Flag of Brazil.svg Evandro 23Non-EU Flag of Hungary.svg Fehérvár TransferSummer€1,000,000 cska.bg
GK Flag of Bulgaria.svg Iliya Shalamanov 17EU Flag of Bulgaria.svg Litex Lovech LoanSummer Free lovechmedia.com
DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Yoan Baurenski 18EU Flag of Bulgaria.svg Litex Lovech LoanSummer Free lovechmedia.com
DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Hristiyan Petrov 18EU Flag of Bulgaria.svg Litex Lovech LoanSummer Free
FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivan Mitrev 21EU Flag of Bulgaria.svg Litex Lovech LoanSummer Free lovechmedia.com
5 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Angel Lyaskov 22EU Flag of Slovenia.svg Olimpija Ljubljana TransferSummerUndisclosed cska.bg
15 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Kristiyan Malinov 26EU Flag of Belgium (civil).svg OH Leuven TransferSummer€500,000 cska.bg
4 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bozhidar Chorbadzhiyski 25EU Flag of Poland.svg Stal Mielec ReleasedWinter Free cska.bg
9 FW Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tomi Juric 29EU Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adelaide United Mutual consentWinter Free dsport.bg
10 MF Flag of Italy.svg Stefano Beltrame 27EU Flag of Portugal.svg Marítimo Mutual consentWinter Free dsport.bg
DF Flag of Portugal.svg Nuno Tomás 25EU Free agent ReleasedWinter Free topsport.bg
17 FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg Tonislav Yordanov 22EU Flag of Bulgaria.svg Arda Kardzhali TransferWinter€50,000 cska.bg
13 MF Flag of Senegal.svg Younousse Sankharé 31EU Flag of Greece.svg Panathinaikos TransferWinter€250,000 cska.bg
26 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Valentin Antov 20EU Flag of Italy.svg Bologna LoanWinter€500,000 cska.bg
23 FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ahmed Ahmedov 25EU Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Neftçi LoanWinterUndisclosed cska.bg
22 FW Flag of The Gambia.svg Ali Sowe 26EU Flag of Russia.svg Rostov LoanWinter€500,000 cska.bg

Pre-season and friendlies

  Win  Draw  Loss  Fixtures

25 July 2020 (2020-07-25) Friendly CSKA 2−0 Pirin Sofia, Bulgaria
19:00  UTC+3
Report Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Note: The game was abandoned at half-time due to a storm that flooded the pitch
31 July 2020 (2020-07-31) Friendly CSKA 2−3 Montana Sofia, Bulgaria
19:00  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Referee: Petar Grigorov (Sofia)
9 January 2021 (2021-01-09) Friendly CSKA Flag of Bulgaria.svg 4−0 Flag of Turkey.svg Alanyaspor II Alanya, Turkey
13:30  UTC+2
Report Stadium: Gold City Spor Kompleksi
13 January 2021 (2021-01-13) Friendly CSKA Flag of Bulgaria.svg 0−0 Flag of Poland.svg Stal Mielec Alanya, Turkey
15:00  UTC+2 Report Stadium: Gold City Spor Kompleksi
17 January 2021 (2021-01-17) Friendly CSKA 3−0 Septemvri Simitli Alanya, Turkey
14:00  UTC+2
Report Stadium: Gold City Spor Kompleksi
25 January 2021 (2021-01-25) Friendly CSKA 4−0 Strumska Slava Pancharevo, Bulgaria
15:00  UTC+2
Report Stadium: Sporten kompleks Pancharevo
29 January 2021 (2021-01-29) Friendly Pirin 0−0 CSKA Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
13:30  UTC+2 Report Stadium: Stadion Hristo Botev
2 February 2021 (2021-02-02) Friendly CSKA 3−1 Botev Vratsa Sofia, Bulgaria
15:00  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Volen Chinkov (Sofia)
5 February 2021 (2021-02-05) Friendly CSKA 3−1 Lokomotiv Sofia Sofia, Bulgaria
14:00  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
27 March 2021 (2021-03-27) Friendly CSKA 1−2 Litex Pancharevo, Bulgaria
12:00  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Sporten kompleks Pancharevo
Attendance: 0
Referee: Hristiyana Guteva (Sofia)

Competitions

Overview

CompetitionFirst matchLast matchStarting roundFinal positionRecord
PldWDLGFGAGDWin %
Parva Liga 7 August 202026 May 2021Matchday 13rd place3117864624+22054.84
Bulgarian Cup 14 November 202019 May 2021First roundWinner6510163+13083.33
UEFA Europa League 27 August 202010 December 2020First qualifying roundGroup stage105231310+3050.00
Total47271197537+38057.45

Last updated: 26 May 2021
Source: Competitions

Parva Liga

Regular Stage

League table
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Ludogorets 2620425918+4164Qualification for the Championship group
2 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2615744119+2252
3 CSKA Sofia 2614843920+1950
4 Arda 2612953629+745
5 CSKA 1948 2610883430+438
Source: Soccerway, Bulgarian Football
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. [1]
Results summary
OverallHomeAway
PldWDLGFGAGDPtsWDLGFGAGDWDLGFGAGD
2614843920 +1950940216 +155441814 +4

Last updated: 25 April 2021.
Source: See results

Results by round
Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
GroundAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA
ResultDWWWDDLDDDWWWWWWWWLDWLDLWW
Position/74213454455334432222233333
Updated to match(es) played on 25 April 2021. Source: See Results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Results
7 August 2020 (2020-08-07)1 CSKA 1948 2−2 CSKA Sofia
20:00  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Natsionalen stadion Vasil Levski
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Stanislav Todorov (Shumen)
Man of the Match: Martin Kamburov
Note: On 9 July 2020 the Ministry of Health announced that the stadiums are not allowed to host spectators due to a recent spike of COVID-19-related infections in Bulgaria. [2] On 31 July 2020 the Ministry for Sport and Youth confirmed the extension of these provisions until 31 August 2020. [3] Yet, on 5 August 2020 the Ministry for Sport and Youth reversed its decision by allowing stadiums to host up to 50% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [4]
16 August 2020 (2020-08-16)2 CSKA 2−1 Botev Plovdiv Sofia
20:00  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 1,453
Referee: Georgi Dimitrov (Sofia)
Man of the Match: Valentin Antov
Note: According to a regulation, issued on 5 August 2020 by the Ministry for Sport and Youth, stadiums are allowed to host up to 50% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [4]
22 August 2020 (2020-08-22)3 Botev Vratsa 1−2 CSKA Vratsa
18:45  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Hristo Botev
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Plovdiv)
Man of the Match: Ali Sowe
Note: According to a regulation, issued on 5 August 2020 by the Ministry for Sport and Youth, stadiums are allowed to host up to 50% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [4]
30 August 2020 (2020-08-30)4 CSKA 1−0 Slavia Sofia
21:00  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Petar Kirilov (Dobrich)
Man of the Match: Bradley Mazikou
Note: According to a regulation, issued on 5 August 2020 by the Ministry for Sport and Youth, stadiums are allowed to host up to 50% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [4]
12 September 2020 (2020-09-12)5 Cherno More 1−1 CSKA Varna
18:45  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Ticha
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Stanislav Todorov (Shumen)
Man of the Match: Tomi Juric
Note: According to a regulation, issued on 5 August 2020 by the Ministry for Sport and Youth, stadiums are allowed to host up to 50% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [4] On 1 September 2020 the Ministry of Sport and Youth extended the validity of this regulation until 30 September 2020. [5]
20 September 2020 (2020-09-20)6 CSKA 2−2 Ludogorets Sofia
20:30  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Plovdiv)
Man of the Match: Jules Keita
Note: According to a regulation, issued on 5 August 2020 by the Ministry for Sport and Youth, stadiums are allowed to host up to 50% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [4] On 1 September 2020 the Ministry of Sport and Youth extended the validity of this regulation until 30 September 2020. [5]
27 September 2020 (2020-09-27)7 Lokomotiv 2−1 CSKA Plovdiv
21:00  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Lokomotiv
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov (Sofia)
Man of the Match: Momchil Tsvetanov
Note: According to a regulation, issued on 5 August 2020 by the Ministry for Sport and Youth, stadiums are allowed to host up to 50% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [4] On 1 September 2020 the Ministry of Sport and Youth extended the validity of this regulation until 30 September 2020. [5]
4 October 2020 (2020-10-04)8 Etar 2−2 CSKA Veliko Tarnovo
20:15  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Ivaylo
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Vladimir Valkov (Plovdiv)
Man of the Match: Tiago Rodrigues
Note: According to a regulation, issued on 5 August 2020 by the Ministry for Sport and Youth, stadiums are allowed to host up to 50% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [4] On 1 September 2020 the Ministry of Sport and Youth extended the validity of this regulation until 30 September 2020. [5] A further extension until 31 October 2020 was granted by the Ministry of Sport and Youth on 30 September 2020. [6]
17 October 2020 (2020-10-17)9 CSKA 1−1 Beroe Sofia
20:15  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Dragomir Draganov (Varna)
Man of the Match: Valentin Antov
Note: According to a regulation, issued on 5 August 2020 by the Ministry for Sport and Youth, stadiums are allowed to host up to 50% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [4] On 1 September 2020 the Ministry of Sport and Youth extended the validity of this regulation until 30 September 2020. [5] A further extension until 31 October 2020 was granted by the Ministry of Sport and Youth on 30 September 2020. [6]
25 October 2020 (2020-10-25)10 Arda 1−1 CSKA Kardzhali
17:45  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Arena Arda
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Radoslav Gidzhenov (Plovdiv)
Man of the Match: Jerome Sinclair
Note: According to a regulation, issued on 5 August 2020 by the Ministry for Sport and Youth, stadiums are allowed to host up to 50% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [4] On 1 September 2020 the Ministry of Sport and Youth extended the validity of this regulation until 30 September 2020. [5] A further extension until 31 October 2020 was granted by the Ministry of Sport and Youth on 30 September 2020. [6]
1 November 2020 (2020-11-01)11 CSKA 1−0 Tsarsko Selo Sofia
16:45  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Stanimir Trenchev (Sofia)
Man of the Match: Dimitar Evtimov
Note: On 27 October 2020 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators for the following two weeks due to a recent spike of COVID-19-related infections in Bulgaria. [7]
8 November 2020 (2020-11-08)12 Montana 1−2 CSKA Montana
15:00  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadion Ogosta
Attendance: 0
Referee: Dragomir Draganov (Varna)
Man of the Match: Ali Sowe
Note: On 27 October 2020 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators for the following two weeks due to a recent spike of COVID-19-related infections in Bulgaria. [7]
29 November 2020 (2020-11-29)14 CSKA 2−0 CSKA 1948 Sofia
19:00  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Petar Kirilov (Dobrich)
Man of the Match: Ali Sowe
Note: On 11 November 2020 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 November due to the ongoing increase of COVID-19-related infections in Bulgaria. [8]
6 December 2020 (2020-12-06)15 Botev Plovdiv 0−3 CSKA Plovdiv
14:30  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Futbolen kompleks Botev 1912
Attendance: 0
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov (Sofia)
Man of the Match: Ali Sowe
Note: On 25 November 2020 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators for further four weeks due to a ongoing spike of COVID-19-related infections in Bulgaria. [9]
13 December 2020 (2020-12-13)16 CSKA 2−1 Botev Vratsa Sofia
12:30  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Plovdiv)
Man of the Match: Petar Zanev
Note: On 25 November 2020 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators for further four weeks due to a ongoing spike of COVID-19-related infections in Bulgaria. [9]
18 December 2020 (2020-12-18) 13 CSKA 1−0 Levski Sofia
18:00  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Natsionalen stadion Vasil Levski
Attendance: 0
Referee: Nikola Popov (Sofia)
Man of the Match: Ali Sowe
Note: On 11 November 2020 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 November due to the ongoing increase of COVID-19-related infections in Bulgaria. [8] The game was originally scheduled for 21 November 2020, but because of a case of an COVID-19-related outbreak within the Levski squad, having more than 10 players testing positively, the Bulgarian Football Union decided on 20 November 2020 to postpone the game until further notice. [10] On 25 November 2020 the BFU rescheduled the game for 18 December. [11] The game will still be played behind closed doors due to the introduction of further measures by the Ministry of Health due to a ongoing spike of COVID-19-related infections in Bulgaria. [9]
13 February 2021 (2021-02-13)17 Slavia 0−1 CSKA Sofia
17:30  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadion Slavia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Nikola Popov (Sofia)
Man of the Match: Ali Sowe
Note: On 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 April 2021 due to a ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria in Bulgaria. [12]
20 February 2021 (2021-02-20)18 CSKA 1−0 Cherno More Sofia
17:30  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Radoslav Gidzhenov (Plovdiv)
Man of the Match: Jordy Caicedo
Note: On 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 April 2021 due to a ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria in Bulgaria. [12]
27 February 2021 (2021-02-27)19 Ludogorets 1−0 CSKA Razgrad
15:00  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Huvepharma Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Dragomir Draganov (Varna)
Man of the Match: Bernard Tekpetey
Note: On 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 April 2021 due to a ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria in Bulgaria. [12]
6 March 2021 (2021-03-06)20 CSKA 0−0 Lokomotiv Sofia
17:30  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Valentin Zhelezov (Burgas)
Man of the Match: Dimitar Iliev
Note: On 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 April 2021 due to a ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria in Bulgaria. [12]
14 March 2021 (2021-03-14)21 CSKA 1−0 Etar Sofia
17:00  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Georgi Ivanov (Sofia)
Man of the Match: Henrique
Note: On 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 April 2021 due to a ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria in Bulgaria. [12]
21 March 2021 (2021-03-21)22 Beroe 1−0 CSKA Stara Zagora
14:15  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadion Beroe
Attendance: 0
Referee: Dragomir Draganov (Varna)
Man of the Match: Martin Kamburov
Note: On 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 April 2021 due to a ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria in Bulgaria. [12]
10 April 2021 (2021-04-10)23 CSKA 1−1 Arda Sofia
20:00  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Vasimir El-Hatib (Sofia)
Man of the Match: Tonislav Yordanov
Note: On 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 April 2021 due to a ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria in Bulgaria. [12] The game has been originally planned to be played between 2 and 5 April, but on 2 March 2021 it has been moved for the period between 9 and 12 April due to a round of rescheduling related to the 2021 Bulgarian parliamentary election. [13]
18 April 2021 (2021-04-18)24 Tsarsko Selo 2−1 CSKA Sofia
18:30  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Sporten kompleks Tsarsko Selo
Attendance: 0
Referee: Radoslav Gidzhenov (Plovdiv)
Man of the Match: Reyan Daskalov
Note: On 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 April 2021 due to a ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria in Bulgaria. [12] The game has been originally planned to be played between 9 and 12 April, but on 2 March 2021 it has been moved for the period between 15 and 18 April due to a round of rescheduling related to the 2021 Bulgarian parliamentary election. [13]
21 April 2021 (2021-04-21)25 CSKA 6−0 Montana Sofia
18:15  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Dimo Dimov (Sliven)
Man of the Match: Menno Koch
Note: On 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 April 2021 due to a ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria in Bulgaria. [12] The game has been originally planned to be played on 14 April, but on 2 March 2021 it has been moved for the period between 20 and 22 April due to a round of rescheduling related to the 2021 Bulgarian parliamentary election. [13]
25 April 2021 (2021-04-25) 26 Levski 0−2 CSKA Sofia
17:00  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Natsionalen stadion Vasil Levski
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Petrich)
Man of the Match: Federico Varela
Note: On 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 April 2021 due to a ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria in Bulgaria. [12] On 23 April 2021 the Ministry for Health revised its decision by allowing stadiums to host up to 30% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [14] The game has been originally planned to be played between 16 and 19 April, but on 2 March 2021 it has been moved for the period between 23 and 26 April due to a round of rescheduling related to the 2021 Bulgarian parliamentary election. [13]

Championship round

League table
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Ludogorets (C)3122456929+4070Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 31171044823+2561Qualification for the Europa Conference League second qualifying round [lower-alpha 1]
3 CSKA Sofia 3117864624+2259
4 Arda (O)31131174237+550Qualification for the Europa Conference League play-off
5 CSKA 1948 31121184134+747
6 Beroe 31109124238+439
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. [15]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner
Notes:
Results summary
OverallHomeAway
PldWDLGFGAGDPtsWDLGFGAGDWDLGFGAGD
530274 +3930071 +600203 −3

Last updated: 22 May 2021.
Source: See results

Results by round
Round12345
GroundHAHAH
ResultWLWLW
Position33333
Updated to match(es) played on 26 May 2021. Source: See Results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Results
3 May 2021 (2021-05-03)27 CSKA 1−0 Arda Sofia
20:15  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Referee: Stanimir Trenchev (Sofia)
Man of the Match: Jurgen Mattheij
Note: On 23 April 2021 the Ministry for Health announced that stadiums are allowed to host up to 30% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [14]
12 May 2021 (2021-05-12)29 CSKA 4−1 Ludogorets Sofia
19:30  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Plovdiv)
Man of the Match: Jurgen Mattheij
Note: On 23 April 2021 the Ministry for Health announced that stadiums are allowed to host up to 30% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [14]
15 May 2021 (2021-05-15)30 Lokomotiv 2−0 CSKA Plovdiv
20:00  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Lokomotiv
Referee: Georgi Dimitrov (Sofia)
Man of the Match: Dimitar Iliev
Note: On 23 April 2021 the Ministry for Health announced that stadiums are allowed to host up to 30% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [14]
22 May 2021 (2021-05-22)28 CSKA 1948 1−0 CSKA Sofia
19:00  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Natsionalen stadion Vasil Levski
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Plovdiv)
Man of the Match: Daniel Naumov
Note: On 23 April 2021 the Ministry for Health announced that stadiums are allowed to host up to 30% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [14] CSKA 1948 requested its postponement for a later date because members of the its staff, including 11 players, tested positive for COVID-19. The scheduling committee of the BFU, however, rejected this request citing schedule congetion. [16] [17] The BFU decision has been confirmed by its appeal committee on 7 May. [18] On the same day the scheduling committee confirmed that they have received a notification from CSKA 1948 that the team would not attend the game with a pending decision on the game outcome. [19] As the game has not taken place, on 10 May the technical committee of the BFU awarded a 3−0 win to CSKA and 3 points. [20] However, on 13 May the technical committee of the BFU revoked the decisions from 7 and 10 May and decided to reschedule the game for 22 May. [21]
26 May 2021 (2021-05-26)31 CSKA 2−0 Beroe Sofia
20:00  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Referee: Vladimir Valkov (Plovdiv)
Man of the Match: Tiago Rodrigues
Note: On 23 April 2021 the Ministry for Health announced that stadiums are allowed to host up to 30% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [14] The game was originally scheduled for 22 May, but following the several COVID-19-related reschedules it has been moved for 26 May. [21]

Bulgarian Cup

14 November 2020 (2020-11-14)1R Botev Ihtiman 0−5 CSKA Sofia [23]
15:45  UTC+2 Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Hristiyana Guteva (Sofia)
Note: On 11 November 2020 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 November due to the ongoing increase of COVID-19-related infections in Bulgaria. [8]
2 March 2021 (2021-03-02)2R CSKA 3−1 Cherno More Sofia
17:30  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Volen Chinkov (Sofia)
Note: On 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 April 2021 due to a ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria in Bulgaria. [12]
18 March 2021 (2021-03-18)QF CSKA 4−0 Botev Vratsa Sofia
17:00  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Georgi Nikolov (Sofia)
Note: On 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 April 2021 due to a ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria in Bulgaria. [12]
7 April 2021 (2021-04-07)SF Leg 1 CSKA 1−1 Ludogorets Sofia
19:30  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Volen Chinkov (Sofia)
Note: On 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 April 2021 due to a ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria in Bulgaria. [12]
14 April 2021 (2021-04-14)SF Leg 2 Ludogorets 1−2
(2−3 agg.)
CSKA Razgrad
18:30  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Huvepharma Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Plovdiv)
Note: On 26 January 2021 the Ministry of Health announced that stadiums are not allowed to host spectators until 30 April 2021 due to a ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria in Bulgaria. [12]
19 May 2021 (2021-05-19) Final Arda 0−1 CSKA Sofia
19:30  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Natsionalen stadion Vasil Levski
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Volen Chinkov (Sofia)
Note: On 23 April 2021 the Ministry for Health announced that stadiums are allowed to host up to 30% of its capacity, but no more than 1,000 spectators per block. [14]

UEFA Europa League

First qualifying round

27 August 2020 (2020-08-27) 1QR CSKA Flag of Bulgaria.svg 2−1 Flag of Malta.svg Sirens Sofia, Bulgaria
20:00  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (Poland)
Note: Although the Bulgarian authorities allow spectators on open-door sports events, the game will be played behind closed doors as per UEFA regulations. [24]

Second qualifying round

17 September 2020 (2020-09-17) 2QR CSKA Flag of Bulgaria.svg 2−0 Flag of Belarus.svg BATE Borisov Sofia, Bulgaria
20:00  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Horatiu Fesnic (Romania)
Note: Although the Bulgarian authorities allow spectators on open-door sports events, the game will be played behind closed doors as per UEFA regulations. [24]

Third qualifying round

24 September 2020 (2020-09-24) 3QR CSKA Flag of Bulgaria.svg 3−1 Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg B36 Tórshavn Sofia, Bulgaria
20:00  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Stadion Balgarska Armia
Attendance: 0
Referee: Tamás Bognár (Hungary)
Note: Although the Bulgarian authorities allow spectators on open-door sports events, the game was played behind closed doors as per UEFA regulations. [24]

Play-off round

1 October 2020 (2020-10-01) PO Basel Flag of Switzerland.svg 1−3 Flag of Bulgaria.svg CSKA Basel, Switzerland
21:30  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: St. Jakob-Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (Slovakia)
Note: Although the Swiss authorities allow spectators on open-door sports events, the game will be played behind closed doors as per UEFA regulations. [24]

Group stage

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification ROM YB CLJ CSS
1 Flag of Italy.svg Roma 6411135+813Advance to knockout phase 3–1 5–0 0–0
2 Flag of Switzerland.svg Young Boys 631297+210 1–2 2–1 3–0
3 Flag of Romania.svg CFR Cluj 612341065 [lower-alpha 1] 0–2 1–1 0–0
4 Flag of Bulgaria.svg CSKA Sofia 61233745 [lower-alpha 1] 3–1 0–1 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. 1 2 Head-to-head points: CFR Cluj 4, CSKA Sofia 1.
22 October 2020 (2020-10-22)1 CSKA Flag of Bulgaria.svg 0−2 Flag of Romania.svg CFR Cluj Sofia, Bulgaria
19:55  UTC+3
Report
Stadium: Natsionalen stadion Vasil Levski [25]
Attendance: 11,958
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)
29 October 2020 (2020-10-29)2 Roma Flag of Italy.svg 0−0 Flag of Bulgaria.svg CSKA Rome, Italy
22:00  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Attendance: 0
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)
5 November 2020 (2020-11-05)3 Young Boys Flag of Switzerland.svg 3−0 Flag of Bulgaria.svg CSKA Bern, Switzerland
22:00  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadion Wankdorf
Attendance: 0
Referee: Lawrence Visser (Belgium)
26 November 2020 (2020-11-26)4 CSKA Flag of Bulgaria.svg 0−1 Flag of Switzerland.svg Young Boys Sofia, Bulgaria
19:55  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Natsionalen stadion Vasil Levski [25]
Attendance: 0
Referee: Fábio Veríssimo (Portugal)
3 December 2020 (2020-12-03)5 CFR Cluj Flag of Romania.svg 0−0 Flag of Bulgaria.svg CSKA Cluj-Napoca, Romania
22:00  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu
Attendance: 0
Referee: Amaury Delerue (France)
10 December 2020 (2020-12-10)6 CSKA Flag of Bulgaria.svg 3−1 Flag of Italy.svg Roma Sofia, Bulgaria
19:55  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Natsionalen stadion Vasil Levski [25]
Attendance: 0
Referee: Irfan Peljto (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Statistics

Appearances and goals

As of 26 May 2021
No.PosPlayer Parva Liga Bulgarian Cup Europa League Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
1 GK Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Busatto 26-215-310-1041-34
2 DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jurgen Mattheij 2536090403
3 DF Flag of Brazil.svg Geferson 12+304060250
4 DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg Menno Koch 11+115000171
5 MF Flag of Argentina.svg Federico Varela 7+301+1000120
6 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Mitko Mitkov 0+401+100060
7 MF Flag of Brazil.svg Henrique 13+922+312+60353
8 MF Flag of Ireland.svg Graham Carey 13+1111+204+21332
9 MF Flag of Venezuela.svg Adalberto Peñaranda 501+101+1090
10 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Yomov 15+1103+239+11414
11 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Petar Zanev 16+301040240
14 MF Flag of Guinea.svg Jules Keita 9+520+101+51213
15 DF Flag of France.svg Thibaut Vion 18+122+104+10272
16 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Asen Donchev 1+10000020
17 FW Flag of Ghana.svg Bismark Charles 6+621+3300165
18 DF Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Bradley Mazikou 22+315080381
19 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivan Turitsov 13+603+201+20270
20 MF Flag of Portugal.svg Tiago Rodrigues 21+63614+63437
21 MF Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Amos Youga 25+40309+10420
24 FW Flag of England.svg Jerome Sinclair 10+81523+10273
25 GK Flag of Bulgaria.svg Dimitar Evtimov 5+1-310007-3
27 FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg Martin Smolenski 1+600+3000100
28 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Plamen Galabov 13+60204+10260
29 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Aleksandar Buchkov 000+200020
30 FW Flag of Ecuador.svg Jordy Caicedo 11+3753001910
Players away from the club on loan:
22 FW Flag of The Gambia.svg Ali Sowe 15+18111052714
23 FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ahmed Ahmedov 2+910+110+72194
26 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Valentin Antov 14+2200100262
Players who appeared for CSKA Sofia that left during the season:
9 FW Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tomi Juric 1+21100041
10 MF Flag of Italy.svg Stefano Beltrame 2+1210+112+30202
13 MF Flag of Senegal.svg Younousse Sankharé 10+23109+10233
15 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg Kristiyan Malinov 0+10000010
17 FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg Tonislav Yordanov 0+10000010

Goalscorers

PlacePositionNationNumberNameParva LigaBulgarian CupEuropa LeagueTotal
1FW Flag of The Gambia.svg 22 Ali Sowe 81514
2FW Flag of Ecuador.svg 30 Jordy Caicedo 73010
3MF Flag of Portugal.svg 20 Tiago Rodrigues 3137
4FW Flag of Ghana.svg 17 Bismark Charles 2305
5MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg 10 Georgi Yomov 0314
FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg 23 Ahmed Ahmedov 1124
7DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2 Jurgen Mattheij 3003
MF Flag of Brazil.svg 7 Henrique 2103
MF Flag of Senegal.svg 13 Younousse Sankharé 3003
MF Flag of Guinea.svg 14 Jules Keita 2013
FW Flag of England.svg 24 Jerome Sinclair 1203
12DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg 4 Menno Koch 2002
MF Flag of Ireland.svg 8 Graham Carey 1012
MF Flag of Italy.svg 10 Stefano Beltrame 1102
DF Flag of France.svg 15 Thibaut Vion 2002
DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg 26 Valentin Antov 2002
17FW Flag of Australia (converted).svg 9 Tomi Juric 1001
DF Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg 18 Bradley Mazikou 1001
Own goal 4004
TOTALS46161375

As of 26 May 2021

Disciplinary Record

Includes all competitive matches. Players listed below made at least one appearance for CSKA first squad during the season.

NPNat.Name Parva Liga Bulgarian Cup Europa League TotalNotes
Yellow card.svg Double yellow card.svg Red card.svg Yellow card.svg Double yellow card.svg