PFC CSKA Sofia II

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PFC CSKA Sofia II
CSKA Sofia logo.svg
Full name Professional Football Club CSKA Sofia II
Nickname(s) The Reds
The Armymen
Short name CSKA II
Founded 2016;2 years ago (2016)
Dissolved 5 June 2017;10 months ago (2017-06-05)
Ground Balgarska Armia, Sofia
Ground Capacity 22 995 (18 495 seats)
Owner Grisha Ganchev
2016–17 Second League, 13th (relegated)
Website Club website

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They ought to play at least one level below their main side, however, so CSKA II was ineligible for promotion to First League and could not play in the Bulgarian Cup.

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History

In June 2016 CSKA II took the place of Litex Lovech II in the Bulgarian Second League. The team was selected by CSKA and Litex youth players. After Stamen Belchev took charge of the first team CSKA II's results worsened, and the team was relegated to South-West Third League on the final day of the season following a 1–2 away defeat by Vitosha Bistritsa. [1] On 5 June 2017, the owners officially informed the Bulgarian Football Union that the team will not participate in the 2017–18 South-West Third League as the level was deemed too low for youth players' development. [2] On 6 June 2017, the contract of the head coach Svetoslav Todorov was terminated. [3]

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Manager history

DatesNameHonours
2016 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stamen Belchev
2016 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivaylo Stanev /caretaker/
2017 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Svetoslav Todorov

Past seasons

Season League Place W D L GF GA Pts
2016–17 Second League (II) 13 9 6 15 44 49 33
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.

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