With him, the team set a record with 13 consecutive wins in 13 matches in the Bulgarian Championship and CSKA became champions for the first time since 1997. [14][15] For the UEFA Cup, the Reds eliminated Bayer Leverkusen (with Dimitar Berbatov in the team) with two 1–0 wins and entered the group stage, where they finished fifth with three points from four matches and were eliminated. 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. That year, the club saw the return of Hristo Stoichkov, Emil Kostadinov and Trifon Ivanov, but the three of them challenged each other for the captain's band. 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. The leader of the group was Aleksandar Tomov, former club president widely blamed for CSKA's financial crisis in 2008. After two draws in the beginning of the spring half of 2006–07, CSKA found themselves six points behind Levski. 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). 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 [11][12] The next season, CSKA reached their second-straight European Cup semi-final, eliminating Spanish champions Real Sociedad, Glentoran and Liverpool after losing 0–1 in England and winning 2–0 at home with two goals by Stoycho Mladenov. 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. In previous years, black was also used, mainly for away or third kits. The 1980–81 season was again a memorable one for CSKA Sofia, winning the Bulgarian title once more and twice beating European champion Nottingham Forest, both times with 1–0 scorelines, before being stopped by the future European champions Liverpool with a 6–1 defeat on aggregate in the quarter-finals of the European Cup. Other colours of the CSKA kits that can be seen are grey, yellow, orange and green, but only in rarely occasions and only in the colour scheme of the third kits. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. .mw-parser-output .nogrid,.mw-parser-output .nogrid td,.mw-parser-output .nogrid tr,.mw-parser-output .nogrid th{border:0} During the winter transfer window, CSKA made several signings, such as Bulgarian internationals Martin Kamburov and Spas Delev, in addition to South-American players Marcinho and Ignacio Varela. The following two years, C.D.N.V. 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. On 19 October 2013, the reborn CSKA crushed city rivals Levski 3–0 and were given the nickname The Phoenixes. 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. Bahasa - Indonesia; Chinese (simplified) Deutsch; English - Australia ... CSKA Sofia matches Competition: All; … After losing 1–4 in the first leg in Munich, CSKA bowed out of the competition following a 2–1 win at home. Founded 1948 Address bul. To start the 2001–02 season, CSKA's head coach was Asparuh Nikodimov, however he would be fired during the winter break, as CSKA was situated two points behind Levski. [60], Bulgarian association football club from Sofia. 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). 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. There were problems with player-indexing due to some unpaid obligations to Neftochimik. 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. They were later eliminated in the first round of the 1992–93 UEFA Champions League by Austria Wien after losing 1–3 in Vienna and winning 3–2 in Sofia. However, even though the Army Men played attractive matches under his leadership, Catuzzi resigned in the winter, citing family problems. [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. Kick-off Times; Kick-off times are converted to your local PC time. Algeria's national goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi and ex-Premier League stars Mamady Sidibe and Martin Petrov were also brought on board. 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. Several players were banned from participating in official matches for varying periods of time, including Hristo Stoichkov and Kostadin Yanchev from CSKA. Централен Дом на Народната Войска, Ц.Д.Н.В. The mixed team was coached by former German international Lothar Matthäus, who was a special guest for the anniversary celebrations. Looking for ways to stop the club's decline, CDV's administrators sought to merge it with another club. The 1970s are widely considered the period when CSKA made its name on the European stage. CSKA won the match 2–1, even though they had missed a penalty when the score was 2–0. The song is written in 1999 by composer Evgeni Dimitrov and lyricist Ivaylo Valchev, authors of many of the hits of Slavi Trifonov and Ku-Ku Band. [9] They then faced German champions Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals. The club's played its first official match on 19 May 1948 against Slavia Sofia at Yunak Stadium, a 1–1 draw. The official fan club was formed in 1990, which to date is the oldest one in the capital of Bulgaria. In September, the club officially announced a sponsorship with the largest telecommunications company in Bulgaria, Mtel. The following year, the club was renamed to CDNA ('Central House of the People's Army), and the years between 1954 and 1962 marked one of the most successful periods for the Reds, who won nine consecutive titles (an unprecedented achievement in Bulgarian football to this day) and, in 1956, took part in the second installment of the newly created European Cup competition. This led to the sacking of legendary coach Krum Milev after 16 years. In the summer of 1995, CSKA made a strong selection and eventually the club included half of the youth national football team of Bulgaria. [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. 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. 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. CSKA Sofia vs. Cherno More - 2 March 2021 - Soccerway. It is situated in the Borisova gradina park, named after Bulgarian tsar Boris III, in Sofia's city centre. CSKA is an abbreviation for Central Sports Club of the Army (Bulgarian: Централен Спортен Клуб на Армията). The match was marked by many questionable referee decisions and saw several brutal fights, including an assault on a referee by some of Levski's players. [13] In the domestic league, CSKA did not let go of the title until the 1984–85 season, where they finished second behind arch-rivals Levski Sofia, but still managed to reach the Bulgarian Cup final. [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. He was replaced by another Italian, Luigi Simoni. The club made several major signings for the new season, bringing in former team captains Valentin Iliev, Emil Gargorov and Todor Yanchev. In March 1991, former footballer and administrator Valentin Mihov was chosen as president of CSKA. Lawyer Ivan Bashev, a future Bulgarian foreign minister, was appointed club secretary and the person in charge of football.[5]. The future of CSKA looked grim, its status as a professional club hanging in the balance. Bahasa - Indonesia; Chinese (simplified) Deutsch; English - Australia; English - Canada; English - Ghana In the summer of 2000, the Italian Enrico Catuzzi was retained as head coach, who managed to revive the team. [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]. On 30 March, after two months on the job, Andone resigned, citing family reasons. Their disagreements eventually boiled over in January 2010 and the board relieved Penev of the position. With the help of Mihail Mihaylov again, in February 1948, Chavdar became the departmental club of the Central House of the Troops ("Centralnia Dom na Voiskata") and took on the name of CDV. Ultimately, CSKA managed to fulfill all licensing requirements set by the BFU and was allowed to compete in A Group. for short, also effectively changing the club's name. 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. 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 [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. CSKA Sofia vs. BATE - 17 September 2020 - Soccerway. 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. In reaching this stage, CFKA had eliminated Roda JC after penalty kicks following a 2–1 win at home and a 1–2 loss away. The six oak leaves above the star symbolise strength, endurance and traditions. Kick-off Times; Kick-off times are converted to your local PC time. As of 19 December 2020[update] CSKA reached the second round of the UEFA Cup, and won the Bulgarian Cup, but disappointed in the domestic league, finishing in fifth place in 1999. In chronological order, they are as follows:[56]. In June 2008, only days after CSKA won its 31st title, UEFA notified the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) that the club would not receive a license for participating in the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League because of unpaid obligations. * In the brackets is the number of seasons in the league. Simoni left at the end of the season. Alexander Stankov was temporarily appointed as head coach until the winter break, when Ferario Spasov officially took over the position. During the winter break of the 2005–06 season, the club was in first position, seven points ahead of Levski. In late December 2012, head coach Stoycho Mladenov was abruptly fired by the club owners for "disciplinary" reasons, and Miodrag Ješić was appointed in his place. Bulgaria - PFC CSKA Sofia - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway 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. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Despite the uncertainty and the numerous problems that followed, CSKA won the title again in 1992. CSKA 1948 Sofia vs. Etar - 25 September 2020 - Soccerway. The club lost 1–3 in the first match in Sofia, but surprisingly won the second leg 1–0 away at Anfield, though CSKA was still eliminated on aggregate. 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. The decisive second match occurred on 9 September 1948. [31] Former CSKA defender Adalbert Zafirov was put in his place. CSKA is also the favourite football club of the current head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Neophyte.[59]. Sector G, the main stand for the ultras of CSKA, is located at the north side of the stadium. The start of the domestic championship was unimpressive as well –- a 0–1 loss to Litex, in which the club had no right to use its new signings due to administrative restrictions. 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Goalkeeper Raïs M'Bolhi was transferred to Major League Soccer (MLS) side Philadelphia Union after an impressive performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup; young talent Ivaylo Chochev joined Palermo; club legends Martin Petrov and Todor Yanchev retired; and the team's leading scorer, Emil Gargorov, left due to conflict with the managing board. CSKA Sofia View events: More info: Sun: 01/09/19: FIL: CSKA Sofia 2 - 2 Levski Sofia … The CSKA name was restored starting with the 1989–90 season and they won the title again. Aleksandar Stankov was appointed as coach again, but was replaced by Catuzzi again after two losses from Litex for the cup and the championship. According to many surveys, CSKA Sofia is one of the two most popular clubs in Bulgaria with approximately 190,000 organized supporters in 799 fan clubs around the world, including supporters from United States, Macedonia, Spain, Austria, the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, Sweden, Greece, Germany and almost every country in which there is a large number of Bulgarians. By the end of the season, CSKA smashed Levski three more times and finished in second place, behind Ludogorets Razgrad. However, on 27 November, following a 1–1 home draw against Vereya and several poor results, he resigned as head coach. [27] Reports in the press pointed to former CSKA coach Miodrag Ješić as a possible replacement, but even though Ješić expressed a desire to come back to CSKA, his current contract with Libyan club Alittihad Tripoli ruled him out. The club's stadium (completed in 1938) was named Athletic Park and was situated where the Bulgarian Army Stadium now resides. The owner of the Multigroup conglomerate, Iliya Pavlov, took over as president, but ultimately his sponsorship proved insufficient to overcome the club's ineffective management. Consequently, at the shareholders meeting at the end of 1999, the club ownership was transferred to businessman Vasil Bozhkov, who became majority owner. The club bought some of the most talented Bulgarian players, including Yordan Letchkov, Ivaylo Andonov and Stoycho Stoilov, among others. In 1931, AS-23 won their first Bulgarian championship and The Tsar's Cup, followed by another Tsar's Cup in 1941. 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. [29] Andone brought two Romanian players with him and set out to overhaul the team. The next two seasons were unmemorable for the Army Men, as they finished in fifth and second place respectively. However, in the middle of the autumn half of the season, CSKA achieved some significant wins, defeating Levski 1–0 in the Eternal Derby and eliminating Ludogorets Razgrad in the round of 32 of the Bulgarian Cup. In the end of 2004, Spasov was replaced by Serbian coach Miodrag Ješić, despite the team finishing as champions in the league. In the summer of 1998, Dimitar Penev took the lead as coach for a second time. 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. In the semi-final, the Reds again faced Bayern Munich. On 24 June 2015, businessman Grisha Ganchev announced he would be the new owner of CSKA. 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. The team's home stadium, the Bulgarian Army Stadium, was completed in 1967 and stands on the same spot as its predecessor, Athletic Park. Kick-off Times; Kick-off times are converted to your local PC time. Dragan Tzankov 3, Borisova Gradina 1164 Sofia Country Bulgaria Phone +359 (2) 963 0998 Fax +359 (2) 963 0632 E-mail office@cska.bg The contract was signed on 5 May 1948, which is officially considered the club's date of foundation. That season, the young talents of Martin Petrov, Stilian Petrov, Dimitar Berbatov and Vladimir Manchev started to play a bigger role in the team. The team also signed a contract with Bulgarian gambling company WinBet. On 24 May 2008, an exhibition match was played between the current squad and a mixed team of Bulgarian and foreign football stars. The press conference room has 80 seats. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. 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