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PSFC Chernomorets Burgas

This article is about the football club formed in 2005. For the original club from Burgas which existed from 1919 until 2006, see FC Chernomorets Burgas.
Chernomorets Burgas
Full name Професионален спортен футболен клуб Черноморец Бургас
(Professional sports football club Chernomorets Burgas)
Nickname(s) Акулите (The Sharks)
Founded 6 July 2005 (2005-07-06) (9 years ago)
Ground Lazur Stadium,
Ground Capacity 18,037
Owner Petrol AD
Chairman Mitko Sabev
Manager Dimitar Dimitrov
League A PFG
2012–13 A PFG, 6th
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

PSFC Chernomorets Burgas (Bulgarian: ПСФК Черноморец Бургас) or simply Chernomorets (Bulgarian: Черноморец) is a Bulgarian football club from the city of Burgas, which currently competes in Bulgaria's top football league, the A PFG. Chernomorets plays its home matches at the local Lazur Stadium, but the club planned to move to a new modern venue. To date the club hasn't won any major competitions, although the team was a runner-up in the UEFA Intertoto Cup competition.

Club colours

Blue White

Kit history

Period Shirt sponsor
2005–2006 none
2006–2007 Petrol AD
2007–2009 none
2009–2011 Quarto
2011–2013 none
2013– Masterhaus
Period Kit manufacturer
2005–2006 Tomy Sport
2006–2007 Sportika
2007–2009 Nike
2009–2011 Puma
2011–2012 Macron
2012–2013 Legea
2013– Sportika



Bulgarian A PFG:

  • Fourth place (1): 2011–12 (as PSFC Chernomorets)

Cup of Bulgarian Amateur Football League:

  • Winner (1): 2006 (as OFC Chernomorets)


UEFA Intertoto Cup:

  • Runners-up (1): 2008



In the summer of 2005, the club was founded by the mayor of Burgas. Despite the protests of the owner of FC Chernomorets Ivaylo Drazhev, the new club was named OFC Chernomorets 919 and was named as a successor of the current then FC Chernomorets. At the same time, Drazhev formed another club in the capital Sofia under the name PFC Chernomorets Burgas Sofia which only lasted one season and reached many anti-records.

After a one season stay in the amateur division, the club easily won the Bulgarian South-East V AFG with Dian Petkov as a head coach, finishing in the 1st place. In June, 2006, OFC Chernomorets 919 won the Bulgarian Amateur Cup. In the final at the Vasil Levski National Stadium, Chernomorets won with 4-0 against FC Benkovski Kostinbrod.

Mitko Sabev era, 2006-present

The same summer, Mitko Sabev, a famous Bulgarian oil magnate and owner of the rival football club in the city Naftex Burgas, bought the club from the municipality and renamed it to PSFC Chernomorets Burgas. (the club is registered in the Bulgarian Football Union as PFC Chernomorets Burgas and is known by that name to the people.) The football club was used as a reserve team for Naftex Burgas. And the owner appointed for manager the famous Bulgarian manager Dimitar Dimitrov.

In 2007, the Sharks won the East B PFG and were promoted to the A PFG. The next season Chernomorets finished 6th and qualified for the Intertoto Cup. In the second round, the Sharks defeated ND Gorica from Slovenia with 3-1 on aggregate to set up a third round clash with Swiss Grasshopper Zurich, but were eliminated with a 0-4 on aggregate. In December, 2008, Chernomorets's owner appointed for manager of the football club the notable Bulgarian player Krassimir Balakov, after being sacked from FC St. Gallen.[1][2] At the end of that season, Mitko Sabev dissolved Naftex Burgas and bought PFC Chernomorets Pomorie from Pomorie, making the new club from the nearby town a reserve team for the main football club.

On January 14, 2010, Chernomorets Burgas was named as the most progressive club in 2009 in Bulgaria.[3] In July 2010, after differences between the owners of Petrol AD the clubs budget has been severely reduced and many employees from the staff has been released. However on 6 December 2010, Krassimir Balakov was released from Chernomorets Burgas after mutual consent. Second half of the 2010-11 A PFG season is a nightmare for Chernomorets Burgas and the collapses in eighth place by change two more coaches Anton Velkov and Georgi Vasilev.

On 30 May 2011, Mitko Sabev has appointed for manager for second time Dimitar Dimitrov - Hero. He founded very quality players for free like Jugurtha Hamroun, Lourival Assis, Aatif Chahechouche and Yannick Boli and Chernomorets Burgas doing his best season in club history in Bulgarian A PFG - 4th place with real chances for Europa League. However little was not enough and the club doesn't qualify.

Historical achievements

Historical names

2005-06 OFC Chernomorets 919
2006 PSFC Chernomorets Burgas

Performance by seasons

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2005-06 V AFG 1 30 29 1 0 122 9 88 1/16 Promoted
2006-07 B PFG 1 26 19 6 1 57 20 60 1/8 Promoted
2007-08 A PFG 6 30 13 8 9 39 32 47 1/8
2008-09 A PFG 7 30 11 10 9 41 37 43 1/8
2009-10 A PFG 5 30 15 6 9 44 29 51 1/8
2010-11 A PFG 8 30 9 10 11 19 28 37 1/4
2011-12 A PFG 4 30 17 9 4 57 23 60 1/8
2012-13 A PFG 6 30 14 5 11 32 28 47 1/8


Intertoto Cup

2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2nd Round Slovenia ND Gorica 1-1 2-0 3-1
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3rd Round Switzerland Grasshopper 0-1 0-3 0-4

Stadium and Sports Complex

Main article: Lazur Stadium
Main article: Chernomorets Arena
Main article: Chernomorets Stadium

Chernomorets plays its home games at the Lazur Stadium. Lazur Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Burgas, Bulgaria. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 18,037 people and it is 3 star rated by UEFA. The stadium was opened in 1967 and was renovated in 1997 and 2009.

Chernomorets Arena[4] is a future modern stadium in Burgas, which is going to be the new home ground of Chernomorets Burgas. The new venue will be built in the place of the old home ground of FC Chernomorets, the Chernomorets Stadium, and will have a capacity of 30,000 spectators and a possible expansion to 55,000. It is scheduled to be opened in 2017. The construction will start in the summer of 2013, because of the current demolishing process of the old stadium and the global financial crisis, and will cost 500 million euros, making it one of the most expensive stadiums in Europe. The stadium will be probably rated with an elite ranking by UEFA and will host Champions League and Europa League matches in Burgas and Eastern Bulgaria.

In July 2009, the owner of the club announced an ambitious plan to build a modern sports complex for the club in the Sarafovo neighborhood of Burgas. The sports complex will be named Sharks Nest and will include two training pitches and one training pitch with artificial turf, an administrative building for the team and one building for the management of the football club. The construction of the sports complex started the same month and was finished in July, 2010 at a cost of € 20 million.[5]

Current squad

As of 30 October 2013[6] 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 Nik Dashev
3 Bulgaria DF Trayan Trayanov
7 Bulgaria FW Milcho Angelov
8 Bulgaria MF Milen Gamakov
9 Bulgaria FW Preslav Yordanov
10 Portugal MF Marquinho
12 Bulgaria GK Yanko Georgiev
13 Algeria MF Najib Ammari
14 France MF Jérémy Manzorro
15 Republic of Macedonia MF Vančo Trajanov (captain)
19 Bulgaria MF Stanislav Dryanov
No. Position Player
20 Bulgaria MF Yani Pehlivanov
23 Portugal DF Chico
24 Bulgaria DF Martin Kavdanski
25 Bulgaria DF Krum Stoyanov
26 Bulgaria MF Nikolay Pavlov
30 Bulgaria MF Lachezar Baltanov (vice-captain)
44 Bulgaria DF Venelin Filipov
87 Portugal MF Carlos Fonseca
88 Bulgaria GK Svilen Notev
90 Bulgaria FW Petar Atanasov

For recent transfers, see List of Bulgarian football transfers summer 2013.

Foreign players

Up to three non-EU nationals can be registered and given a squad number for the first team in the A PFG. Those non-EU nationals with European ancestry can claim citizenship from the nation their ancestors came from. If a player does not have European ancestry he can claim Bulgarian citizenship after playing in Bulgaria for 5 years.

EU Nationals

  • France Jérémy Manzorro
  • Portugal Carlos Fonseca
  • Portugal Chico
  • Portugal Marquinho

EU Nationals (Dual citizenship)

Non-EU Nationals


Position Name
Chairman Bulgaria Mitko Sabev
Managing director Bulgaria Plamen Kiryakov
Director Bulgaria Miroslav Yordanov
Director Bulgaria Ivan Tsanev
Director Bulgaria Georgi Mitsov
Director of Football Bulgaria Radostin Kishishev
Director of Youth Academy Bulgaria Aleksi Zhelyazkov
Manager Bulgaria Dimitar Dimitrov
Assistant Coach Bulgaria Georgi Chilikov
Assistant Coach Bulgaria Petar Kolev
Conditioning Coach Bulgaria Detelin Maslov
Goalkeeper Coach Bulgaria Lyubomir Sheytanov

Notable players



External links

  • (Bulgarian)(English) Official website
  • (English) UEFA Profile

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