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Full name PFC Beroe Stara Zagora
Nickname(s) The crazy gang, The greens
Founded 1916
Ground Beroe Stadium,
Stara Zagora
(Capacity: 25,000)
Chairman Bulgarian none
Manager Bulgarian Ilian Iliev
League TBI A Football Group
2008-09 East B PFG, 1st /champions/
Home colours
Away colours

PFC Beroe is a Bulgarian football club from Stara Zagora, that currently plays in the country's top division A PFG. The club was founded on March 19, 1916. The home ground of Beroe is the Beroe Stadium with 25,000 seating capacity. Beroe were the 1986 champions of the top division.




Beroe was founded on 19 March 1916 as FC Verea. Football club characterized by a green and white check jersey. The team finally became known as PFC Beroe Stara Zagora in 2000-01.

Beroe with the title

To 2009-10 season the club has played a total of 37 seasons in the Bulgarian first division.


Successful years /1968-80/

1968 marked the beginning of Beroe's golden age. During the summer transfer period, the forward Petko Petkov joined the club. In the next 12 years he scored 144 goals for the club in A PFG. Beroe became all-powerful, winning the Balkans Cup in 1968 (beating in the final Spartak Sofia with a 6-4 on aggregate) and 1969 (beating Dinamo Tirana with a 4-0 on aggregate).

In season 1971-72 in the domestic league was very successful for the team, which finished 3rd, and qualified for the UEFA Cup. The club's first participation in UEFA Cup was also promising, with Beroe eliminating the Austrian Austria Salzburg (7:0 and 3:1) and the Hungarian Honvéd FC (3:0 and 0:1) and reaching the 1/8 final (but being knocked out by Serbian OFK Beograd).

Beroe have had some success in Europe, such as the 1:0 win over Juventus in a Cup Winners' Cup first-leg in 1979 and a 3:0 win over Athletic Bilbao in 1973. Moreover, Beroe is the only Bulgarian football club that has a positive record of the matches played in European club competitions.


The champions team

Beroe's most glorious moment came in 1986, when the team lead by the coach Evgeni Yanchovski (formerly notable player of the team) won the Bulgarian title, the first and so far the only in the club's history[1]. Beroe finished the season with 43 points (after 20 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses), 2 more than the second, Trakia Plovdiv. In the successful season, the left winger Mümün Kashmer scored 23 goals. Key players during the fantastic season included the captain Tenyo Minchev, Ivko Ganchev, Yordan Mitev, Vasil Dragolov, Kancho Kasherov, Stoyan Bonchev and Venelin Sivriev. Beroe did however represent Bulgaria in the 1986-87 UEFA European Champions Cup where they lost in the first round to Dinamo Kyiv of Ukraine after 1:1 at Beroe Stadium and 0-2 loss in Kiev[2].

The club won the Balkans Cup four times in 1968, 1969, 1982 and 1984 (the tournament's most successful team in this respect). The team's most famous players are Petko Petkov, Petar Zhekov, Tenyo Minchev, Kancho Kasherov and many others.

Statistics and Records

Evgeni Yanchovski holds Beroe's overall appearance record—he played 341 matches over the course of 14 seasons from 1960 to 1974. This is and the record for League appearances. Beroe's all-time leading scorer is Petko Petkov, who scored 144 goals while at the club from 1968 to 1980. Beroe's biggest victory is 8–0 in A PFG against Minyor Pernik in 1973-74 and Chernomorets Burgas Sofia in 2006-07. Beroe's 7–0 defeat of Austria Salzburg in 1972 was its largest Europe win. Beroe's heaviest defeat, 2–10, came against CSKA Sofia in 1991-92.

Historical results


Beroe stadium

Beroe Stadium is situated in the northwestern part of Stara Zagora near the biggest park of the city - Ayazmoto. That's the biggest sport facility of the team. The team has also three training grounds, the Beroe stadium base includes also tennis facilities and covered training hall. Built in 1962, the stadium is currently being renovated and has around 23,000 seating places, most of which are covered. The stadium has its own gymnastics, acrobatics and boxing hall. There is also a table-tennis facility. The stadium's overall capacity is about 25,000. The Beroe stadium has the fastest athletics lane and was often used for such competitions. The biggest attendace was in 1986 when the team won the championship title and more than 28,000 spectators were celebrating together with the players.

Current squad

As of January 14, 2010 Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Bulgaria GK Plamen Petrov
2 Bulgaria DF Zdravko Iliev
3 Bulgaria DF Todor Todorov
5 Bulgaria DF Ivo Ivanov
6 Bulgaria MF Georgi Bozhanov
7 Bulgaria MF Slavi Zhekov
8 Bulgaria MF Ivan Kanev
9 Bulgaria FW Ivan Chergev
10 Bulgaria MF Dian Genchev
11 Bulgaria FW Doncho Atanasov
15 Bulgaria DF Georgi Dinkov
16 Bulgaria MF Antonio Hadzhiivanov
17 Bulgaria FW Iskren Pisarov
No. Position Player
18 Bulgaria MF Petar Kostadinov
19 Bulgaria MF Emil Rachev
20 Bulgaria MF Nikolay Stankov
21 Bulgaria MF Milen Tanev
22 Bulgaria GK Boyan Peykov
24 Bulgaria DF Stanislav Bachev
25 Bulgaria DF Miroslav Enchev
27 Bulgaria FW Atanas Apostolov
28 Bulgaria DF Atanas Atanasov
29 Bulgaria MF Simeon Minchev
30 Bulgaria DF Pavel Kovachev
33 Bulgaria GK Teodor Skorchev
77 Bulgaria FW Georgi Andonov

For recent transfers, see List of Bulgarian football transfers winter 2010.

Manager history

Name Period
Bulgaria Panayot Tanev 1953
Bulgaria Borislav Asparuhov 1954
Bulgaria Panayot Tanev 1957–1959
Bulgaria Ivan Radoev 1959–1964
Bulgaria Anastas Kovachev 1964-1965
Bulgaria Manol Manolov 1965-1966
Bulgaria Krum Milev 1966-1968
Bulgaria Hristo Mladenov 1968–1969
Bulgaria Petko Petkov 1983-1985
Bulgaria Evgeni Yanchovski 1985-1987
Bulgaria Petko Petkov 1987-1989
Serbia Dragoljub Bekvalac 1999-2000
Bulgaria Asparuh Nikodimov 2003-2004
Bulgaria Ivan Vutov 2004-2005
Croatia Hans Kodrić 2005
Bulgaria Petko Petkov 2005-2006
Bulgaria Ilian Iliev 2006-2007
Bulgaria Eduard Eranosyan 2007
Bulgaria Radoslav Zdravkov 2007
Bulgaria Nikolay Demirev 2007
Bulgaria Ilian Iliev 2008


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