Bulgarian Football Union


The Bulgarian Football Union (Bulgarian: Български Футболен Съюз, romanized: Balgarski Futbolen Sayuz; BFS) is a football association based in Bulgaria and a member of UEFA. It organizes a football league, Bulgarian Parva Liga, and fields its Bulgaria national football team in UEFA and FIFA -authorised competitions.

Bulgarian Football Union
UEFA
Founded1923; 98 years ago (1923)
HeadquartersSofia
FIFA affiliation1924
UEFA affiliation1954
PresidentMihail Kasabov (interim)
Websitebfunion.bg
The old BFU headquarters in Sofia

A legal entity that it claims descent from was founded in 1923 as the football department of the Bulgarian National Sports Federation, which existed until the Soviet invasion of 1944. The football governing body was then known as the Central Football Committee until 1948, the Republican Section for Football from 1948 until 1962 and the Bulgarian Football Federation from 1962 until 1985. On 27 June 1985, the organization was renamed the Bulgarian Football Union, the name that it carries today.

Presidents


President Years in power
Pavel Grozdanov1923–1933
Tsvetan Genov1933–1934
Ivan Batandzhiev1934–1939
Lyubomir Sokerov1940–1942
Docho Hristov1942–1944
Georgi Stoyanov1946–1948
Isaac Catalan1948
Ivan Nikolov1948–1949
Mladen Nikolov1949–1951
Petar Kolarov1951–1952
Stefan Petrov1952–1959
Lachezar Avramov1959–1961
Kiril Nesterov1961–1962
Nedyalko Donski1962–1970
Danail Nikolov1970–1975
Ivan Nikolov1975–1979
Krum Vasilchev1979–1982
Dimitar Nikolov1982–1984
Ivan Shpatov1984–1986
Andon Traykov1986–1990
Slavcho Tapavicharov1990–1991
Dimitar Largov1991–1993
Valentin Mihov1993–1994
Hristo Danov1994–1995
Ivan Slavkov1995–2005
Borislav Mihaylov2005–2019
Mihail Kasabov2019–

Competitions


It organizes the following competitions:

Men's football
Youth football
  • Elite League; First league for academy sides, with three age categories, Under 19, Under 17s and Under 15s sides
Women's football

National teams


The Bulgarian Football Federation also organizes national football teams representing Bulgaria at all age levels:

Men's
Women's
Futsal

References


  • Paytashev, Rumen (2001). World Football Encyclopedia, 1st edition. Trud. ISBN 954-528-500-1.