PFC Botev Plovdiv

PFC Botev Plovdiv

PFC Botеv Plovdiv (Bulgarian: ПФК Ботев Пловдив /bɔtɛv pɫɔvdiv/), or simply Botev is the oldest Bulgarian association football club based in Plovdiv, which currently competes in A Football Group, the top division of the Bulgarian football league system. The club was founded on 12 March 1912 by a group of students. Botev's home ground, the Hristo Botev Stadium, is located in the residential quarter of Kamenitza and has a capacity of 18,000 spectators.

The club is named as Botev in honor of the Bulgarian national hero Hristo Botyov. The club's home colours are yellow and black.

The Canaries (the nickname of the club) have won two times A Group and two times the Bulgarian Cup. Botev have been twice vice-champion of Bulgaria, ten times has finished the league table 3rd, ten times has reached the Bulgarian Cup final. The club is a six-time champion of Plovdiv, years before A Group was created. Botev has been a four-time winner of the Trimontzium Cup (friendly international tournament held in Plovdiv). The club has won the Interleague-86 Cup (trophy of the Polish Football Association). Internationally the club has reached one time the Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals and has won the Balkans Cup once.

Read more about PFC Botev Plovdiv:  Honours, European Cup History, Stadium, Fans, Colours, Current Squad, Managerial History, Chairmen, Notable Stats

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