First Professional Football League (Bulgaria)

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First Professional Football League
Country  Bulgaria
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1924 (as BSFC)
Level 1
Number of teams 14
Relegation to Second League
Domestic cup Bulgarian Cup
Bulgarian Supercup
International cup UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions Ludogorets Razgrad (2016–17)
Most successful club CSKA Sofia (31 titles)
Website www.fpleague.bg
Soccerball current event.svg2017–18 First Professional Football League


The First Professional Football League (Bulgarian: Първа професионална футболна лига), known in short as Parva Liga (Bulgarian: Първа лига), is the top-level league of men's association football in Bulgaria. The league was founded in 1924 as the Bulgarian State Football Championship, and was later known by several other names, most recently Bulgarian A Professional Football Group from 2003 to 2016. The current name was adopted for the 2016–17 season.[1]

The current champions are Ludogorets Razgred, who have won the last five titles (2012 to 2016).[2]

Results[change | change source]

Bulgarian State Football Championship[change | change source]

Season Winner Runner-up Third Place
1924 Not finished
1925 Vladislav Varna (1) Levski Sofia
1926 Vladislav Varna (2) Slavia Sofia
1927 Not held
1928 Slavia Sofia (1) Vladislav Varna
1929 Botev Plovdiv (1) Levski Sofia
1930 Slavia Sofia (2) Vladislav Varna
1931 AS 23 Sofia (1) Spartak Varna
1932 Spartak Varna (1) Slavia Sofia
1933 Levski Sofia (1) Spartak Varna
1934 Vladislav Varna (3) Slavia Sofia
1935 Sportklub Sofia (1) Ticha Varna
1936 Slavia Sofia (3) Ticha Varna
1937 Levski Sofia (2) Levski Ruse
1937–38 Ticha Varna (1) Vladislav Varna Shipka Sofia
1938–39 Slavia Sofia (4) Vladislav Varna Ticha Varna
1939–40 Lokomotiv Sofia (1) Levski Sofia Slavia Sofia
1941 Slavia Sofia (5) Lokomotiv Sofia
1942 Levski Sofia (3) Makedonija GP
1943 Slavia Sofia (6) Levski Sofia
1944 Not finished

Bulgarian Republic Football Championship[change | change source]

Season Winner Runner-up Third Place
1945 Lokomotiv Sofia (2) Sportist Sofia
1946 Levski Sofia (4) Lokomotiv Sofia
1947 Levski Sofia (5) Lokomotiv Sofia
1948 CSKA Sofia (1) Levski Sofia

A Group[change | change source]

Season Winner Runner-up Third Place
1948–49 Levski Sofia (6) CSKA Sofia Lokomotiv Sofia
1950 Levski Sofia (7) Slavia Sofia Akademik Sofia
1951 CSKA Sofia (2) Spartak Sofia Levski Sofia
1952 CSKA Sofia (3) Spartak Sofia Lokomotiv Sofia
1953 Levski Sofia (8) CSKA Sofia Cherno More Varna
1954 CSKA Sofia (4) Slavia Sofia Lokomotiv Sofia
1955 CSKA Sofia (5) Slavia Sofia Spartak Varna
1956 CSKA Sofia (6) Levski Sofia Botev Plovdiv
1957 CSKA Sofia (7) Lokomotiv Sofia Levski Sofia
1958 CSKA Sofia (8) Levski Sofia Spartak Pleven
1958–59 CSKA Sofia (9) Slavia Sofia Levski Sofia
1959–60 CSKA Sofia (10) Levski Sofia Lokomotiv Sofia
1960–61 CSKA Sofia (11) Levski Sofia Botev Plovdiv
1961–62 CSKA Sofia (12) Spartak Plovdiv Levski Sofia
1962–63 Spartak Plovdiv (1) Botev Plovdiv CSKA Sofia
1963–64 Lokomotiv Sofia (3) Levski Sofia Slavia Sofia
1964–65 Levski Sofia (9) Lokomotiv Sofia Slavia Sofia
1965–66 CSKA Sofia (13) Levski Sofia Slavia Sofia
1966–67 Botev Plovdiv (2) Slavia Sofia Levski Sofia
1967–68 Levski Sofia (10) CSKA Sofia Lokomotiv Sofia
1968–69 CSKA Sofia (14) Levski Sofia Lokomotiv Plovdiv
1969–70 Levski Sofia (11) CSKA Sofia Slavia Sofia
1970–71 CSKA Sofia (15) Levski Sofia Botev Vratsa
1971–72 CSKA Sofia (16) Levski Sofia Beroe Stara Zagora
1972–73 CSKA Sofia (17) Lokomotiv Plovdiv Slavia Sofia
1973–74 Levski Sofia (12) CSKA Sofia Lokomotiv Plovdiv
1974–75 CSKA Sofia (18) Levski Sofia Slavia Sofia
1975–76 CSKA Sofia (19) Levski Sofia Akademik Sofia
1976–77 Levski Sofia (13) CSKA Sofia Marek Dupnitsa
1977–78 Lokomotiv Sofia (4) CSKA Sofia Levski Sofia
1978–79 Levski Sofia (14) CSKA Sofia Lokomotiv Sofia
1979–80 CSKA Sofia (20) Slavia Sofia Levski Sofia
1980–81 CSKA Sofia (21) Levski Sofia Botev Plovdiv
1981–82 CSKA Sofia (22) Levski Sofia Slavia Sofia
1982–83 CSKA Sofia (23) Levski Sofia Botev Plovdiv
1983–84 Levski Sofia (15) CSKA Sofia Spartak Varna
1984–85 Levski Sofia (16) CSKA Sofia Trakia Plovdiv
1985–86 Beroe Stara Zagora (1) Botev Plovdiv Slavia Sofia
1986–87 CSKA Sofia (24) Levski Sofia Botev Plovdiv
1987–88 Levski Sofia (17) CSKA Sofia Botev Plovdiv
1988–89 CSKA Sofia (25) Levski Sofia Etar Veliko Tarnovo
1989–90 CSKA Sofia (26) Slavia Sofia Etar Veliko Tarnovo
1990–91 Etar Veliko Tarnovo (1) CSKA Sofia Slavia Sofia
1991–92 CSKA Sofia (27) Levski Sofia Lokomotiv Plovdiv
1992–93 Levski Sofia (18) CSKA Sofia Botev Plovdiv
1993–94 Levski Sofia (19) CSKA Sofia Botev Plovdiv
1994–95 Levski Sofia (20) Lokomotiv Sofia Botev Plovdiv
1995–96 Slavia Sofia (7) Levski Sofia Lokomotiv Sofia
1996–97 CSKA Sofia (28) Neftochimic Burgas Slavia Sofia
1997–98 Litex Lovech (1) Levski Sofia CSKA Sofia
1998–99 Litex Lovech (2) Levski Sofia Velbazhd Kyustendil
1999–00 Levski Sofia (21) CSKA Sofia Velbazhd Kyustendil
2000–01 Levski Sofia (22) CSKA Sofia Velbazhd Kyustendil
2001–02 Levski Sofia (23) Litex Lovech CSKA Sofia
2002–03 CSKA Sofia (29) Levski Sofia Litex Lovech
2003–04 Lokomotiv Plovdiv (1) Levski Sofia CSKA Sofia
2004–05 CSKA Sofia (30) Levski Sofia Lokomotiv Plovdiv
2005–06 Levski Sofia (24) CSKA Sofia Litex Lovech
2006–07 Levski Sofia (25) CSKA Sofia Lokomotiv Sofia
2007–08 CSKA Sofia (31) Levski Sofia Lokomotiv Sofia
2008–09 Levski Sofia (26) CSKA Sofia Cherno More Varna
2009–10 Litex Lovech (3) CSKA Sofia Levski Sofia
2010–11 Litex Lovech (4) Levski Sofia CSKA Sofia
2011–12 Ludogorets Razgrad (1) CSKA Sofia Levski Sofia
2012–13 Ludogorets Razgrad (2) Levski Sofia CSKA Sofia
2013–14 Ludogorets Razgrad (3) CSKA Sofia Litex Lovech
2014–15 Ludogorets Razgrad (4) Beroe Stara Zagora Lokomotiv Sofia
2015–16 Ludogorets Razgrad (5) Levski Sofia Beroe Stara Zagora

First Professional Football League[change | change source]

Season Winner Runner-up Third Place
2016–17 Ludogorets Razgrad (6) CSKA Sofia Levski Sofia
2017–18 Tbd Tbd Tbd

Result table[change | change source]

Club Titles Runners-up Winning Years(s)
CSKA Sofia
31
22
1948, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2008
Levski Sofia
26
32
1933, 1937, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009
Slavia Sofia
7
10
1928, 1930, 1936, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1996
Ludogorets Razgrad
6
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Lokomotiv Sofia
4
6
1940, 1945, 1964, 1978
Cherno More Varna
4
6
1925, 1926, 1934, 1938
Litex Lovech
4
1
1998, 1999, 2010, 2011
Botev Plovdiv
2
2
1929, 1967
Spartak Varna
1
2
1932
Spartak Plovdiv
1
1
1963
Lokomotiv Plovdiv
1
1
2004
Beroe Stara Zagora
1
1
1986
Etar Veliko Tarnovo
1
1991
Sportklub Sofia
1
1935
Athletic Slava 1923
1
1931

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