CSKA (Bulgarian: ЦСКА) is a Bulgarian professional association football club based in Sofia and currently competing in the country's premier football competition, the First League. CSKA Sofia vs. Beroe - 17 October 2020 - Soccerway. However, during the spring, CSKA lost the seven-point advantage and ultimately finished second, three points behind Levski. for short, also effectively changing the club's name. Bahasa - Indonesia; Chinese (simplified) Deutsch; English - Australia; English - Canada; English - Ghana CSKA 1948 Sofia vs. Etar - 25 September 2020 - Soccerway. Stoycho Mladenov was hired back as manager by the new owners. CSKA Sofia 18 : 55: CFR Cluj 25/10/20: FIL: Arda 16 : 45: CSKA Sofia 29/10/20: UEL: Roma 21 : 00: CSKA Sofia 01/11/20: FIL: CSKA Sofia 15 : 45: Tsarsko selo 05/11/20: UEL: Young Boys 21 : 00: CSKA Sofia In the 2009–10 season, and for the first time in club history, CSKA used gold for their away kits. The following season, CSKA had its worst performance in the Bulgarian championship to date, finishing 11th in the final table, only three points from relegation. The team also signed a contract with Bulgarian gambling company WinBet. Coach Petar Zehtinski took his place. [8] However, from 1971 to 1973, CSKA won three consecutive titles and delivered one of the biggest surprises in European football when it eliminated reigning three-time European champion Ajax – considered the finest team of all-time – 2–1 on aggregate in the 1973–74 European Cup. On 30 March, after two months on the job, Andone resigned, citing family reasons. CSKA 1948 Sofia D W L D L 29/11/2020 First League Game week 14 KO 09:00 Venue Stadion Bâlgarska Armija (Sofia) Kick-off Times; Kick-off times are converted to your local PC time. Barcelona, coached by former Dutch international Johan Cruyff, won both matches (4–2 in Barcelona and 2–1 in Sofia) and CFKA were eliminated, but Cruyff did notice the talent of Hristo Stoichkov and decided to bring him to Barcelona the following year, effectively launching Stoichkov's international career. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense concluded their affiliation with the club. Attempts to arrange a settlement with UEFA proved unsuccessful and CSKA lost its right to compete in the Champions League in favor of runners-up Levski Sofia. Lawyer Ivan Bashev, a future Bulgarian foreign minister, was appointed club secretary and the person in charge of football.[5]. The press conference room has 80 seats. The score was 3–3 on aggregate, as Septemvri pri CDV led 2–1 near the end of regulation time, when a last-minute goal by Nako Chakmakov gave the club its first ever title. The stadium has four sectors with a total of 22,995 places (18,495 seats),[57][58] of which 2,100 are covered. In chronological order, they are as follows:[56]. (3:3, 2:3)", "[CSKA Sofia Win First Feb 17 Tournament", "Над 10 000 чакат на ЦСКА - Лудогорец, сектор "Г" приема до 6000 - Gong.bg", https://web.archive.org/web/20160304122919/http://www.7sport.net/archive7ds/2014/11/17/fb_1footbg/d7337_6.htm, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=PFC_CSKA_Sofia&oldid=996835683, Association football clubs established in 1948, Military association football clubs in Bulgaria, Wikipedia indefinitely semi-protected pages, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Bulgarian-language text, Articles containing potentially dated statements from December 2020, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2016, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 28 December 2020, at 21:07. The circle form of the crest symbolises infinity and eternity. But the final result was 4–3 for CSKA. Early next week, the son of former Romanian football legend Anghel Iordănescu, Edward Iordănescu, was appointed as head coach. After managing the team for only two matches in the spring, Ješić was sacked and replaced by fan favourite Milen Radukanov, with whom the club managed to finish the season with the bronze medals. In the summer of 1995, CSKA made a strong selection and eventually the club included half of the youth national football team of Bulgaria. In the summer of 1998, Dimitar Penev took the lead as coach for a second time. In October 1923, football clubs Athletic Sofia and Slava Sofia merged to form AS-23, short for Officer's Sports Club Athletic Slava 1923, under the patronage of the Ministry of War, which provided the equipment. The club began the decade modestly, claiming second place domestically and reaching the round of 16 in 1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup, where they fell to English side Chelsea 0–2 on aggregate. CSKA were surprisingly eliminated by the Moldovan side Zimbru Chișinău in the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League's second qualifying round, but performed well in the domestic league during the first half of the season, beating rivals Levski twice more and being on the top of the table ahead of Ludogorets before the winter break. Gen. Vladimir Stoychev from AS-23, who at the time was fighting on the front in World War II, was appointed (by telegram) as the new club's chairman. During the beginning of the 2007–08 season, CSKA purchased players for more than €2 million. After the first two fixtures in the spring of 2000, Dimitar Penev was relieved as coach because of the consecutive losses and in his place was appointed Georgi Dimitrov – Jacky, who was later replaced by Spas Dzhevizov. If a player does not have European ancestry he can claim Bulgarian citizenship after playing in Bulgaria for five years. The team's home stadium, the Bulgarian Army Stadium, was completed in 1967 and stands on the same spot as its predecessor, Athletic Park. In 1931, AS-23 won their first Bulgarian championship and The Tsar's Cup, followed by another Tsar's Cup in 1941. Bulgaria - PFC CSKA Sofia - Resultados, próximos partidos, equipo, estadísticas, fotos, videos y noticias - Soccerway On 24 May 2008, an exhibition match was played between the current squad and a mixed team of Bulgarian and foreign football stars. [49], Bulgarian Cup – (unofficial tournament)[50], European Cup Winners' Cup / UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. The match ended 6–6. [39], On 2 April, CSKA club president Aleksandar Tomov transferred his controlling block of shares to Milko Georgiev and Borislav Lazarov, with club supporters intending to find a new owner and major sponsors capable of paying off the club's numerous debts. CSKA Sofia View events: 17/09/20: UEL: CSKA Sofia 2 - 0 BATE View events: 20/09/20: FIL: CSKA Sofia 19 : 30: Ludogorets View events: 24/09/20: UEL: CSKA Sofia 19 : 00: B36 27/09/20: FIL: Lokomotiv Plovdiv Inside the sector, the most influential supporters group is the newly founded ultras group "Ofanziva", which was formed after the unification of several smaller fan clubs. [45] On 6 June 2016, the legal firm which representedb Litex Lovech, "PFC Litex-Lovech AD", was renamed to "PFC CSKA-Sofia EAD",[46] in order for the club to use PFC Litex Lovech's professional license to apply for the reformed First League,[47] with "PFC CSKA-1948 AD" being written in as its owner. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. CSKA (Bulgarian: ЦСКА) is a Bulgarian professional association football club based in Sofia and currently competing in the country's premier football competition, the First League. The club's stadium (completed in 1938) was named Athletic Park and was situated where the Bulgarian Army Stadium now resides. [30] However, over the next six matches, CSKA won only two matches, drew arch-rivals Levski 0–0 and lost second place to Lokomotiv Sofia. Former CSKA head coach Plamen Markov was appointed in Ješić's place. The team used the new equipment for the first time in the pre-season friendly against Moscow side Torpedo Moscow, ended 1–2. [1] The club has won a record 31 Bulgarian titles and 20 Bulgarian Cups. The leader of the group was Aleksandar Tomov, former club president widely blamed for CSKA's financial crisis in 2008. The decade, immediately following the fall of communism, brought turbulent changes to Bulgarian football, and the club was not spared. Vasilev managed to win a double with CSKA for the 1996–97 season, entering the second qualifying round of the Champions League against Steaua București. In the summer of 2000, the Italian Enrico Catuzzi was retained as head coach, who managed to revive the team. On 21 March 2014, as part of the plan to reduce debt and make the club's finances more transparent, CSKA became the first club from Eastern Europe to be publicly traded by listing itself on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange. [35] After the serious financial problems led to CSKA's withdrawal from the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League, igniting multiple fan protests, the club was ultimately declared for sale. In previous years, black was also used, mainly for away or third kits. [19], The problems with the license exposed the club's weak financial situation and led to chaos and panic, prompting many of the key players to flee, including head coach Stoycho Mladenov himself, who left saying he was not happy with the fire sale of so many important players. Following a series of unfavourable results in the championship, Hristo Yanev resigned as head coach. The contract was signed on 5 May 1948, which is officially considered the club's date of foundation. [33] Despite the tumultuous second half of the season, CSKA managed to finish at second place in the table, behind champions Litex, and prepared to enter the third qualifying round of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.[34]. CSKA dominated Levski for most of the match, as Dimitar Berbatov made several serious misses, but a last-minute goal from Georgi Ivanov secured the title for Levski. Officially established on 5 May 1948, CSKA's roots date back to an army officers' club founded in 1923. This is a list of the last 10 CSKA Sofia managers: After the merger between Chavdar Sofia and Septemvri Sofia, it was accepted the club's home colour would be red. .mw-parser-output .nogrid,.mw-parser-output .nogrid td,.mw-parser-output .nogrid tr,.mw-parser-output .nogrid th{border:0} Club legend Plamen Markov and famous former footballer Hristo Yanev were appointed as sports director and head coach respectively. At the beginning of the 2008–09 season, the club managed to strengthen their ranks by signing Bulgarian internationals Zdravko Lazarov and Vladimir Manchev. Immediately after, two of the new arrivals, Léo Lima and Rodrigo Sousa, purchased for 3 million dollars the year before, left the club on the grounds they had not received two monthly salaries. By the end of the season, CSKA smashed Levski three more times and finished in second place, behind Ludogorets Razgrad. Former team captain and youth team's coach Galin Ivanov was appointed as the new head coach,[38] but after five more goalless matches, he was replaced by European football legend Lyuboslav Penev, a move widely praised by fans. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. After two hard-fought 1–1 draws, a third decisive match was played, which CSKA lost 0–1.[7]. As a result, Plamen Markov was replaced by Stoycho Mladenov, who returned to lead the club after three-and-a-half years. CSKA 1948 Sofia - Tsarsko selo 20/02/21: FIL: Montana - CSKA 1948 Sofia 27/02/21: FIL: CSKA 1948 Sofia - Levski Sofia 02/03/21: CUP: Botev Plovdiv - CSKA 1948 Sofia 06/03/21: FIL: Etar - CSKA 1948 Sofia On 11 October 2018 the company owning CSKA-Sofia obtained the CSKA Sofia EAD company having the CSKA Sofia brand and become its official successor. An alley of fame was built, comprising the names of the most successful current and former players of CSKA. On 9 November 1944, with the support of Mihail Mihaylov, an accountant at the Ministry of War and a patron of Shipka Sofia, a unifying agreement was signed, merging AS-23, Shipka, and Spartak (Poduene) to form Chavdar Sofia. Five coaches were changed in just one season, with Tsvetan Yonchev being coach for just one day. The match was engulfed in a scandal because of three CSKA players who at the time were on loan at Lokomotiv (Stoyko Sakaliev, Aleksandar Branekov and Ivan Ivanov). The decisive second match occurred on 9 September 1948. While the first leg in Slovenia ended in a 0–0 draw, a 1–1 tie at home eliminated the Reds from the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League in the second qualifying round. Ultimately, CSKA managed to fulfill all licensing requirements set by the BFU and was allowed to compete in A Group. CSKA Sofia View events: 06/12/20: FIL: Botev Plovdiv 0 - 3 CSKA Sofia View events: 10/12/20: UEL: CSKA Sofia 18 : 55: Roma 13/12/20: FIL: CSKA Sofia 11 : 30: Botev Vratsa 18/12/20: FIL: CSKA Sofia 17 : 00 Up to five non-EU nationals can be registered and given a squad number for the first team in the Bulgarian First League however only three can be used during a match day. Plamen Markov was appointed head coach, but after a disappointing first half of the season, he was replaced by Georgi Vasilev, who had previously won three Bulgarian titles (one with Etar Veliko Tarnovo and two with Levski Sofia). Bahasa - Indonesia; Chinese (simplified) Deutsch; English - Australia; ... CSKA Sofia matches Competition: All; First League; Cup; CSKA finished the season in third place. [23] Meanwhile, coach Dimitar Penev was replaced by his nephew, Lyuboslav Penev, who set aggressive goals for the club. In the domestic championship, CSKA had only 16 players registered for the 1999–2000 season and some un-indexed players took part in official UEFA games. [22] The deal was finalized on 6 March 2009, and the ownership of the club was transferred to Titan Sport EAD, a subsidiary of Bulgarian waste management company Titan AS. [55], "CSKA Cherveno Zname" alternative (1964 – 1968), "CSKA Cherveno Zname" alternative (1965 – 1968), "CSKA Septemvriysko Zname" alternative (1968 – 1985), "CSKA Septemvriysko Zname" European championships (1968 – 1985), CSKA has carried a plethora of names throughout its history. Bahasa - Indonesia; Chinese (simplified) Deutsch; English - Australia; English - Canada; English - Ghana Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. The shift was made because the old legal firm, "PFC CSKA AD", was not issued a professional license, and later went bankrupted and ceased operations as of 9 September 2016. Vasilev was unexpectedly released from the club at the beginning of the second half of the 1997–98 season after a 3–0 win over Spartak Pleven. Consequently, at the shareholders meeting at the end of 1999, the club ownership was transferred to businessman Vasil Bozhkov, who became majority owner. [31] Former CSKA defender Adalbert Zafirov was put in his place. In 1953, the club was again renamed by the authorities, this time to Otbor na Sofiyskiya Garnizon ("Team of the Sofia Garrison"), and most of the key players were illegally transferred out. Aleksandar Stankov was appointed as coach again, but was replaced by Catuzzi again after two losses from Litex for the cup and the championship. The club clinched the title in 1969 with the help of the recent acquisition of Petar Zhekov, who would go on to become the top Bulgarian goalscorer of all time – a record he still holds today. Septemvri pri CDV's lineup consisted of: Stefan Gerenski, Borislav Futekov, Manol Manolov, Dimitar Cvetkov, Nikola Aleksiev, Nako Chakmakov (captain), Dimitar Milanov, Stoyne Minev, Stefan Bozhkov, Nikola Bozhilov and Kiril Bogdanov. Kick-off Times; Kick-off times are converted to your local PC time. Despite the strong start, CSKA did not manage to earn any more points in the group stage and exited the competition after finishing fourth in its group. CSKA Sofia View events: 14/11/20: CUP: Botev Ihtiman 0 - 5 CSKA Sofia View events: 21/11/20: FIL: CSKA Sofia 14 : 00: Levski Sofia 26/11/20: UEL: CSKA Sofia 18 : 55: Young Boys 29/11/20: FIL: CSKA Sofia The first leg was held in Sofia and started with a full dominance over Bayern, as by the 16th minute, CSKA were leading 3–0 in front of 85,000 jubilant spectators who saw the European final in their dreams. [36][37], Before the start of the new season, a few key players were no longer part of the club. As of 19 December 2020[update] Litex Lovech later began playing in the Third League, taking the place of Botev Lukovit.[48]. In the summer of 2010, the club hired Pavel Dochev as head coach, but after a string of unsatisfactory results, including a 0–1 loss to Levski Sofia and a 1–2 loss to Chernomorets Burgas, he was fired. Former Bulgarian politician Aleksandar Tomov became president of the club and assured the supporters that CSKA would, in fact, be aiming at both the championship and the cup. The Central House of the People's Troops ceased its affiliation with the club, which was taken over by the Ministry of People's Defense. CSKA's home colors are red and white and its home ground is the Bulgarian Army Stadium. Dragan Tzankov 3, Borisova Gradina 1164 Sofia Country Bulgaria Phone +359 (2) 963 0998 Fax +359 (2) 963 0632 E-mail office@cska.bg For the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League, after eliminating Tirana in the second qualifying round, CSKA were paired against reigning European champions Liverpool. [43] Yanev claimed he wants to form a squad consisting entirely of Bulgarian players. Even though at times CSKA had fallen as far as nine points behind league leaders Levski, the club shortened the difference to only two points before the decisive match for the title at Georgi Asparuhov Stadium. In December 2006, Bozhkov sold the club to Indian steel tycoon and owner of Kremikovtzi AD, Pramod Mittal, brother of ArcelorMittal's Lakshmi Mittal. That season, the young talents of Martin Petrov, Stilian Petrov, Dimitar Berbatov and Vladimir Manchev started to play a bigger role in the team. Bahasa - Indonesia; Chinese (simplified) Deutsch; English - Australia ... CSKA Sofia matches Competition: All; … Kick-off Times; Kick-off times are converted to your local PC time. In September, the club officially announced a sponsorship with the largest telecommunications company in Bulgaria, Mtel. CSKA is an abbreviation for Central Sports Club of the Army (Bulgarian: Централен Спортен Клуб на Армията). CSKA won the match 2–1, even though they had missed a penalty when the score was 2–0. Bahasa - Indonesia; Chinese (simplified) Deutsch; ... CSKA Sofia matches Competition: All; … [2][3] Internationally, CSKA are the only Bulgarian club to have reached the semi-finals of the European Cup, which they have done twice, and they have also reached the semi-final of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup once.[4].