PFC Ludogorets Razgrad II

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Ludogorets II
Full nameProfessional Football Club Ludogorets Razgrad II
Nickname(s)The Eagles
Ludogorets babies
Short nameLudogorets II
Founded2015;6 years ago (2015)
GroundEagles' Nest, Razgrad
Capacity2,000
Owner Kiril Domuschiev
ChairmanAleksandar Aleksandrov
Head coach Todor Zhivondov
League Bulgarian Second League
2020–21 Second League, 4th
Website Club website

Ludogorets II (Bulgarian : Лудогорец II) or Ludogorets 2 is a Bulgarian professional football team based in Razgrad. Founded in 2015, it is the reserve team of PFC Ludogorets Razgrad, and currently plays in Second League, the second level of Bulgarian football.

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Obliged to play one level below their main side, Ludogorets II is ineligible for promotion to First League and also can not compete in the Bulgarian Cup.

History

Foundation

In the beginning of 2015, the Bulgarian Football Union discussed the idea to add the reserve sides of several A Group clubs in the B Group or in the lower regional divisions. Ludogorets Razgrad, Litex Lovech, Levski Sofia, CSKA Sofia, Cherno More Varna and Botev Plovdiv expressed such interest to have a team in the B Group. At the beginning of June 2015, the BFU announced that only Litex and Ludogorets have sent such applications. Eventually, Ludogorets II and Litex II were added to the 2015-16 B Group.

2015–present: Second League

The team finished on 7th position in their first season. The team started the 2016–17 season precariously and finished in the relegation[ clarification needed ] zone after the half season. That's why on 12 January 2017, the team announced Radoslav Zdravkov, a Bulgarian football legend and also frequent assistant coach in the Bulgarian national team in recent age. [1] 2 days later from Ludogorets announced that in order to get better results from second team, they would apply big changes. Radoslav Zdravkov was announced as a head coach with Galin Ivanov and Marcelo Chagas for assistants and one other Bulgarian legend, Spas Dzhevizov, was announced as a selectionist, and will look after for youth talents from Ludogorets Academy and other academies to join the team. [2]

On 29 March 2017, the new youth stadium, Eagles' Nest was finished and the second team would play on it. The stadium has 2,000 seats. [3]

From the 2017–18 season, Ludogorets change the politic about the second team by taking the decision to play with only youth players of the club in the Bulgarian Second League. [4] The team started the season against Lokomotiv Sofia and beat them with 2:1 result with a team average age being 19 years. [5]

In the 2020–21 season, the team finished on their highest league position and ended the season on 4th place. [6]

Players

As of 10 June 2021 [7]

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
14 GK Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Martin Petkov
34 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Branimir Kostadinov
38 FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Vladislav Naydenov
45 FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Dimitar Mitkov
46 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Petar Karaangelov
50 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Tsvetoslav Petrov (captain)
51 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Ilker Budinov
53 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Petko Tsankov
62 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Velislav Minkov
67 GK Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Damyan Hristov
68 GK Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Vladimir Rusanov
No.Pos.NationPlayer
72 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Kristiyan Raychev
74 FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Hyusein Kelyovluev
75 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Petar Georgiev
79 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Tihomir Dimitrov
80 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Metodiy Stefanov
82 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Ivan Yordanov
83 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Valenin Tsvetanov
85 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Aleks Lukanov
91 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Aleksandar Ganchev
97 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Georgi Chukalov

For recent transfers, see Transfers winter 2020–21 and Transfers summer 2021.

For first team players, see Ludogorets Razgrad.

Personnel

Manager history

DatesNameHonours
2015 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Veselin Branimirov
2015–2017 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Galin Ivanov
2017–2019 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Radoslav Zdravkov
2019 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Radoslav Komitov
2019– Flag of Bulgaria.svg Todor Zhivondov

Current technical body

PositionNameNationality
Selectionist Spas Dzhevizov Flag of Bulgaria.svg
Head CoachTodor Zhivondov Flag of Bulgaria.svg
Assistant CoachValeri Veknov Flag of Bulgaria.svg
Goalkeeper coachViktor Georgiev Flag of Bulgaria.svg
PhysiotherapistDetelin Maslov Flag of Bulgaria.svg
PhysiotherapistMustafa Inol Flag of Bulgaria.svg
DoctorIvaylo Yakimov Flag of Bulgaria.svg
AdministratorNikolay Tsonev Flag of Bulgaria.svg

Past seasons

SeasonLeaguePlaceWDLGFGAPts
2015–16 B PFG (II)712513414141
2016–17 Second League (II)813512393344
2017–18 Second League911712405040
2018–19 Second League119516314332
2019–20 Second League12597202524
2020–21 Second League41488563850
2021–22 Second League
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.

League positions

Bulgarian Second LeagueBulgarian B Football GroupPFC Ludogorets Razgrad II

Statistics

Second League matches

As of 28 May 2021
RankingNationalityPositionNameYearsMatchesGoals
1Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria DF Preslav M. Petrov 2015–2020994
2Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria MF Oleg Dimitrov 2015–2019954
3Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria FW Denislav Aleksandrov 2015–20197719
4Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria DF Dimitar Iliev 2017–2021730
5Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria MF Ivaylo Klimentov 2015–2019728
6Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria MF Erol Dost 2017–2020714
7Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria MF Ilker Budinov 2018–677
8Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria MF Ivan Yordanov 2018–625
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria GK Daniel Naumov 2016–2019620
10Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria MF Tomas Tsvyatkov 2015–2018579

Second League goals

As of 28 May 2021
RankingNationalityPositionNameYearsMatchesGoals
1Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria FW Dimitar Mitkov 2019–5227
2Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria FW Denislav Aleksandrov 2015–20197719
3Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria FW Tsvetoslav Petrov 2018–5212
4Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria FW Yanaki Smirnov 2015–20162811
5Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria MF Svetoslav Kovachev 2015–20185410
6Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria MF Tomas Tsvyatkov 2015–2018579
7Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria FW Tsvetelin Chunchukov 2015–2017318
8Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria MF Ilker Budinov 2018–678
9Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria MF Ivaylo Klimentov 2015–2019728
10Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria MF Branimir Kostadinov 2019–417

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