Profesionalen futbolen klub Botev, commonly known as Botev Plovdiv (Bulgarian: "Ботев" Пловдив, pronounced [ˈbɔtɛf ˈpɫɔvdif]) or simply Botev (within its associated city), is a professional football club in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Founded on 11 March 1912, it is the country's oldest active football club, which competes in the Bulgarian Parva Liga, the top flight of Bulgarian football.
|Full name||Професионален Футболен Клуб "Ботев" АД |
Profesionalen Futbolen Klub Botev AD
(Botev Professional Football Club)
|Nickname(s)||Канарчетата (The Canaries)|
Жълто-черните (The Yellow-Blacks)
|Founded||11 March 1912 |
as Botev Sports Club
|Ground||Stadion Hristo Botev|
|Owner||Anton Zingarevich (99%) |
PFK Botev Association (1%)
|Head coach||Azrudin Valentić|
Botev is named after the Bulgarian national hero Hristo Botev. The club plays its home games at Botev 1912 Football Complex, located in the neighbourhood of Komatevo, while its stadium is under reconstruction.
During its history, the club has won 2 Bulgarian championships, 3 Bulgarian Cups, 1 Bulgarian Supercup and 1 Balkans Cup. Botev has also reached the Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals once. In addition, the club has been a runner-up in the domestic league twice and has reached the Bulgarian Cup final thirteen times. In the years before the Bulgarian championship was created, the team regularly participated in the local Plovdiv championship, claiming it six times.