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A PFG
Season 2009–10
Matches played 70
Goals scored 169 (2.41 per match)
Top goalscorer Wilfried Niflore (12)
Martin Kamburov (12)
Biggest home win Levski 5–0 Botev
Biggest away win L. Mezdra 0–5 Ch'morets
L. Mezdra 0–5 Litex
L. Plovdiv 0–5 CSKA
Highest scoring Minyor 4–2 Sliven
Sportist 1–5 Lokomotiv Sofia
2010–11

The 2009-10 season of the Bulgarian A PFG (Professional Football Group) is the 86th season of top-tier football in Bulgaria. It began on 7 August 2009 with the game between Beroe and Lokomotiv Sofia. The last round will be on 30 May 2010. Levski Sofia are the defending champions.

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Promotion and relegation from 2008–09

Belasitsa, Spartak Varna and Vihren were directly relegated for finishing in the bottom three places. Belasitsa ended a six-year stint in the Bulgarian top flight, while Spartak Varna were relegated for a record ninth time since the introduction of the A PFG, after three years. Vihren ended their four-year tenure in the A PFG, the club's first ever in the top division.

The relegated teams were replaced by Montana, champions of the West B PFG 2008-2009, and Beroe, champions of the East B PFG 2008-2009. Montana returned to the A PFG after twelve years, while Beroe won promotion for the ninth time in its history The club did this for ninth time, therefore equaling the record previously set by Minyor Pernik.

A further place in the league was decided through a one-legged play-off. Sportist Svoge as runner-up in West B PFG had to face Naftex Burgas, who second in East B PFG. Sportist Svoge won the game 6-4 after a penalty shootout. This will be Sporting Svoge's first participation in the Bulgarian top flight.

Team overview

Club Location Manager Stadium Capacity Team captain
Beroe Stara Zagora Bulgaria Iliev, IlianIlian Iliev Beroe 25,000[1] Bulgaria Slavi Zhekov
Botev Plovdiv Italy Piccioni, EnricoEnrico Piccioni Hristo Botev (Plovdiv) 22,000[2] Bulgaria Vasil Vasilev
Cherno More Varna Bulgaria Popov, VelizarVelizar Popov Ticha 12,500 Bulgaria Georgi Iliev
Chernomorets Burgas Bulgaria Balakov, KrassimirKrassimir Balakov Lazur 18,037[3] Bulgaria Cvetomir Conkov
CSKA Sofia Romania Andone, IoanIoan Andone Bulgarian Army 22,015[4] Bulgaria Todor Yanchev
Levski Sofia Bulgaria Ivanov, GeorgiGeorgi Ivanov Georgi Asparuhov 29,200[5] Bulgaria Georgi Petkov
Litex Lovech Bulgaria Chervenkov, AngelAngel Chervenkov Gradski Stadion 7,050[6] Bulgaria Ivelin Popov
Lokomotiv Mezdra Mezdra Bulgaria Voynov, VoynVoyn Voynov Lokomotiv (Mezdra) 5,000 Bulgaria Strati Iliev
Lokomotiv Plovdiv Plovdiv Bulgaria Sadakov, AyanAyan Sadakov Lokomotiv (Plovdiv) 13,800 Bulgaria Georgi Mechedzhiev
Lokomotiv Sofia Sofia Serbia Okuka, DragomirDragomir Okuka Lokomotiv (Sofia) 22,000[7] Bulgaria Georgi Markov
Minyor Pernik Bulgaria Velkov, AntonAnton Velkov Minyor 8,000[8] Bulgaria Ivaylo Ivanov
Montana Montana Republic of Macedonia Kuzmanovski, StevicaStevica Kuzmanovski Ogosta 8,000 Bulgaria Ventsislav Ivanov
Sliven 2000 Sliven Bulgaria Petkov, DianDian Petkov Hadzhi Dimitar 15,000 Bulgaria Miroslav Mindev
Pirin Blagoevgrad Bulgaria Grozdanov, StefanStefan Grozdanov Hristo Botev (Blagoevgrad) 11,000 Bulgaria Georgi Georgiev
Slavia Sofia Bulgaria Vutsov, VelislavVelislav Vutsov Ovcha Kupel 32,000[9] Bulgaria Yordan Petkov
Sportist Svoge Bulgaria Stoev, StoychoStoycho Stoev Chavdar Cvetkov 3,500[10] Bulgaria Todor Kyuchukov

League table

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Litex Lovech 18 13 2 3 35 13 +22 41 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 CSKA Sofia 18 11 5 2 31 11 +20 38 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
3 Lokomotiv Sofia 18 11 4 3 34 19 +15 37 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
4 Levski Sofia 18 10 2 6 35 20 +15 32
5 Pirin Blagoevgrad 18 8 5 5 19 14 +5 29 PIR: 7 pts, 2–0
SLA: 2 pts, 1–2
CHM: 1 pt, 1–2
6 Slavia Sofia 18 8 5 5 17 15 +2 29
7 Cherno More Varna 18 8 5 5 24 16 +8 29
8 Minyor Pernik 18 8 3 7 24 17 +7 27 MIN: 6 pts, 5–0
BSZ: 4 pts, 3–4
CHB: 1 pt, 1–5
9 Beroe Stara Zagora 18 7 6 5 20 19 +1 27
10 Chernomorets Burgas 18 8 3 7 24 20 +4 27
11 OFC Sliven 18 6 3 9 17 22 −5 21 MON 0–0 OFC
OFC 1–0 MON
12 Montana 18 5 6 7 18 21 −3 21
13 Lokomotiv Mezdra 18 4 2 12 17 34 −17 14
14 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 18 3 3 12 19 40 −21 12 Relegation to the B PFG
15 Sportist Svoge 18 3 2 13 13 36 −23 11
16 Botev Plovdiv  (R) 18 1 4 13 12 42 −30 072

Updated to games played on 15 March 2010
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th head-to-head away goals scored; 6th goal difference; 7th goals scored.
1Winners of the Bulgarian Cup 2009–10 competition will qualify for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
2Botev Plovdiv were excluded from the league because they were unable to meet the criteria required to continue the season. They were also deducted 6 points for administrative irregularities.[citation needed] All their remaining matches will be counted as lost by 3–0.[11][12]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results

Home \ Away1 BSZ BOT CHM CHB CSK LEV LIT LME LPL LSO MIN MON OFC PIR SLA SPO
Beroe Stara Zagora 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–0
Botev Plovdiv 0–1 0–3 1–0 0–3 2–3 0–3 2–2 0–1 1–1
Cherno More Varna 3–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 3–2 4–2 1–0 4–0 1–1
Chernomorets Burgas 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 3–0
CSKA Sofia 3–0 0–0 2–0 4–0 3–2 0–3 1–0 2–0 4–1
Levski Sofia 0–1 5–0 3–0 0–1 a 2–2 3–1 1–2 3–1 3–1
Litex Lovech 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 5–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–0
Lokomotiv Mezdra 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–5 0–5 1–2 0–2 4–0 0–0
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–5 2–2 0–1 3–3 1–2 0–2
Lokomotiv Sofia 2–0 2–2 2–2 0–1 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 3–2
Minyor Pernik 3–0 2–0 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 4–2 0–1
Montana 3–0 1–2 1–2 2–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 2–0 1–0
OFC Sliven 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–3 1–0
Pirin Blagoevgrad 1–0 0–0 0–2 4–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0
Slavia Sofia 3–1 3–2 1–3 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0
Sportist Svoge 2–1 0–2 2–3 0–4 2–1 1–5 0–1 1–0 1–1

Updated to games played on 15 March 2010
Source:[citation needed]
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers

Source:Soccerway

12 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals

Top assistants

Source:Sportal

6 assists
5 assists
4 assists

European competitions

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2009–10 UEFA Champions League

Andorra Sant JuliaLevski Sofia W (0–4, 0–5) 0–9 on aggregate
Azerbaijan FK BakuLevski Sofia W (0–0, 0–2) 0–2 on aggregate
Hungary Debrecen - Levski Sofia L (2–1, 2–0) 4–1 on aggregate

2009–10 UEFA Europa League

Moldova Iskra-StalCherno More Varna W (0–1, 0–3) 0–4 on aggregate
Netherlands PSV EindhovenCherno More Varna L (1–0, 1–0) 2–0 on aggregate
Republic of Ireland Derry CityCSKA Sofia W (0–1, 1–1) 1–2 on aggregate
Russia Dynamo MoscowCSKA Sofia W (0–0, 1–2) 1–2 on aggregate
Belarus Bate BorisovLitex Lovech L (0–1, 4–0 (aet)) 4–1 on aggregate
(Note: Bulgarian club scores are always listed first)
CSKA Sofia
Italy Roma (0–3, 0–2)
Switzerland Basel (0–2, 1–3)
England Fulham (1–1, 0–1)
Levski Sofia
Spain Villarreal (0–2, 0–1)
Italy Lazio (0–4, 1–0)
Austria Red Bull Salzburg (0–1, 0–1)

Transfers

See also

References

  1. ^ [1] Accessed on 9 August 2009 (Bulgarian).
  2. ^ [2] Accessed on 1 August 2009 (Bulgarian).
  3. ^ [3] Accessed on 1 August 2009 (English).
  4. ^ [4] Accessed on 1 August 2009 (Bulgarian).
  5. ^ [5] Accessed on 1 August 2009 (Bulgarian).
  6. ^ [6] Accessed on 7 August 2009 (Bulgarian).
  7. ^ [7] Accessed on 9 August 2009 (Bulgarian).
  8. ^ The capacity of the stadium was reduced to 8,000 spectators Accessed on 13 August 2009
  9. ^ [8] Accessed on 1 August 2009 (Bulgarian).
  10. ^ The capacity of the stadium was expanded to 3,500 spectators Accessed on 7 August 2009 (Bulgarian).
  11. ^ БФС: Ботев не изпълни нито едно условие, сами се досещате накъде отиват нещата (Bulgarian)
  12. ^ Изхвърлиха официално Ботев Пловдив от "А" група (Bulgarian)

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