First Professional Football League (Bulgaria)

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First Professional Football League
Country Bulgaria
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1924
Level 1
Number of teams 16
Relegation to Second League
Current champions Ludogorets Razgred 5th Title (2015–16)
Most successful club CSKA Sofia


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.

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

Winning Years[change | change source]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
CSKA Sofia
31
20
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
28
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 Razgred
5
0
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Lokomotiv Sofia
4
6
1940, 1945, 1964, 1978
Litex Lovech
4
1
1998, 1999, 2010, 2011
Vladislav Varna
3
4
1925, 1926, 1934
Botev Plovdiv
2
2
1929, 1967
Ticha Varna
1
2
1938
AS 23 Sofia
1
0
1931
Spartak Varna
1
1
1932
Sportclub Sofia
1
0
1935
Spartak Plovdiv
1
1
1963
Beroe Stara Zagora
1
0
1986
Etar Veliko Tarnovo
1
0
1991
Lokomotiv Plovdiv
1
1
2004