PFC Neftochimic Burgas

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Neftochimic Burgas
PFC Neftochimic Burgas 1962.png
Full nameProfessional Football Club Neftochimic Burgas 1962
Nickname(s)The Sheiks
Founded20 May 1962;59 years ago (1962-05-20)
Ground Stadion Lazur
Capacity18,037
Owner Anelia Zlatkova
ChairmanPlamen Mihov
Head coachKrasimir Mechev
League Second League
2020–21 Second League, 14th
Website Club website

Neftochimic (Bulgarian : Нефтохимик) is a Bulgarian professional association football club based in Burgas, which currently competes in Second League, the second tier of the Bulgarian football league system. The team plays its home games at the local Lazur Stadium, which it used to share with PSFC Chernomorets Burgas up until 2015.

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Club colours

GreenWhiteBlack

Kit history

Period Kit manufacturerShirt partner
2011 Flag of Bulgaria.svg TomyEurobuilding Engineering
2012 Flag of the United States.svg NikeBurgas Municipality
2013-2014 Flag of Italy.svg LegeaLukoil
2015-2018 Flag of Bulgaria.svg KrasikoMasterhouse
2019- 2020 Flag of Bulgaria.svg KrasikoEfbet
2021 - Flag of Germany.svg UhlsportEfbet

History

Ancestors

PFC Neftochimic Burgas

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On 6 July 2009, Naftex Burgas stopped its existence. On 7 July the amateur football club Athletic was renamed to Neftochimic 1986 and was subsequently declared by the owners as a successor of the old team.During the following 2010–11 season the team finished second, completing a quick return to professional football. [1] On 27 June 2014 it was announced that the club was dissolved due to financial debts.

Neftochimic also won the 2011 Bulgarian Amateur Football League Cup.

Master Burgas/PFC Burgas

The club was founded in 2009 as Football Club Master. On 19 June 2014, the BFU confirmed Benkovski Byala's withdrawal from the 2014–15 B PFG and officially invited Master Burgas to take their spot as the 2nd placed team in the Southeast V AFG. [2]

On 22 June, the club announced it has accepted the invitation, and in addition will change its name to PFC Burgas and switch colors from red and white to blue and white, similar to the flag of Burgas. [3] [4]

The New Neftochimic (2015–present)

Professional divisions (2015–present)

On 7 January 2015, it's announced that PFC Burgas and the newly establish team SNC Neftochimic Burgas, claiming to be successor of PFC Neftochimic Burgas (2009–14), are going to merge in the end of the season and start the next season under the name PFC Neftochimic Burgas 1962. [5] Neftochimic Burgas 1962 started the 2015–16 season in B Group on the place of PFC Burgas.The team finished 12th, but was administratively promoted to the new Bulgarian First League.

On 3 June 2017, the team lost the playoff match against Vitosha Bistritsa and was relegated from the Bulgarian First League. [6] On 23 June 2017, the team announced that they will play mostly with youth team players due to financial troubles and so most of U19 team were promoted to first team with Nikolay Krastev as manager and Stanislav Zhekov as his assistant, while most of the players from last season would be released. [7]

Relegation and Third Division (2018-2019)

On 15 August 2017, it was announced that Lokomotiv Burgas would merge with the team, making Sutherland Global Services the new owners of the team. The 2017–18 season was very poor for "the Sheikhs", as they won only 2 games in the Second League, and were relegated to the third tier, the Third Amateur Football League. [8]

In the new season Neftochimic managed to win a promotion back to Second League, finishing 1st, after dominating the league with 29 wins, 3 draws and just 2 losses. They managed to defeat city rivals FC Chernomorets 1919 Burgas on two occasions.

Back to Second Division (2019-present)

In their first season back with the professionals, Neftochimic managed to finish 5th, just before the league was stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic just 9 points behind the 3rd in the league Montana who were granted promotion. "The Sheikhs" started the season playing their home games Arena Sozopol, due to the lack of financial support. In their first home game Neftochimic managed to defeat their long time rivals FC Spartak Varna with a 5:0 win.

On November 22nd 2019 Neftochimic signed a 5-year sponsorship deal with Bulgarian betting company "efbet", which made a financial agreement with Stadion Lazur's owner Mitko Sabev to bring the club back to its original home, renaming and re-branding it to "Efbet Arena Burgas".

Current squad

Players

As of 1 July 2021

No.Pos.NationPlayer
3 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Dimo Slavov
5 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Georgi Madzharov
7 FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Georgi Zhekov
8 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Daniel Georgiev
9 FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Kaloyan Stefanov
13 GK Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Marin Orlinov
15 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Sibil Karagyozov
17 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Radoy Bozhilov
19 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Petyo Ivanov
21 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Rostislav Danchev
No.Pos.NationPlayer
22 GK Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Petar Rahnev
27 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Viktor Kunev
31 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Daniel Andreev
68 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL David Simeonov
71 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Ivaylo Lazarov
77 DF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Martin Minchev
88 MF Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Ahmed Murad
99 DF Flag of France.svg  FRA Kentin Olive
DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Kihami da Costa
FW Flag of Bulgaria.svg  BUL Martin Mechkov

For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2021.

Managers

DatesNameHonours
2015 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Radostin Kishishev
2015 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Atanas Atanasov
2015–2016 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Diyan Petkov
2016 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Gancho Evtimov
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Dimcho Nenov
(interim)
2016−2017 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Hristo Yanev
2017 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Nikolay Krastev
2017 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Blagomir Mitrev

League positions

Second Professional Football League (Bulgaria)Third Amateur Football League (Bulgaria)Second Professional Football League (Bulgaria)Bulgarian First LeagueBulgarian B Football GroupRegional Amateur Football Groups (Bulgaria)Bulgarian A Football GroupBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian V AFGBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian A Football GroupBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian V AFGBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian V AFGBulgarian B Football GroupBulgarian V AFGPFC Neftochimic Burgas

Past seasons

SeasonLeaguePlaceWDLGFGAPts Bulgarian Cup
2015–16 B PFG (II)127148293935 First round
2016–17 First League (I)128717334731 Second Round
2017–18 Second League (II)16232515629 First round
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.

Goalscoring and appearance records

As of 12 May 2017

Most appearances for the club in the First League

RankNameCareerAppearances
1 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivan Valchanov 2016–201729
2 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Nikolay Dyulgerov 2016–201728
3 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Yanko Georgiev 2016–201727
4 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Borislav Borisov 2015–201626
5 Flag of Romania.svg Sergiu Homei 2016–201725
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Zhivko Hadzhiev 2015–201725
7 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stanislav Zhekov 2015–2016
2017–
24
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Angel Granchov 2016–201724
9 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stanimir Andonov 2015–201623
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Tihomir Trifonov 2015–201623

Most goals for the club in the league

RankNameCareerGoals
1 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivan Valchanov 2016–20176
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Borislav Borisov 2015–20166
3 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Dimitar Georgiev 20155
4 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Galin Ivanov 20174
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ventsislav Hristov 2016–20174
6 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stefan Nedelchev2015–20163
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Lyubomir Lubenov20153
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Stanislav Zhekov 2015–2016
2017–
3
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Emanuil Manev 2016–20173
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Nikolay Dyulgerov 2016–20173

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