Botev Plovdiv

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,[3] it is the country's oldest active football club, which competes in the Bulgarian Parva Liga, the top flight of Bulgarian football.

Botev Plovdiv
Full nameПрофесионален Футболен Клуб "Ботев" АД
Profesionalen Futbolen Klub Botev AD
(Botev Professional Football Club)
Nickname(s)Канарчетата (The Canaries)
Жълто-черните (The Yellow-Blacks)
Short nameBOT
Founded11 March 1912; 109 years ago (1912-03-11)
as Botev Sports Club
GroundStadion Hristo Botev
Capacity18,777 (planned)[1]
OwnerAnton Zingarevich (99%)[2]
PFK Botev Association (1%)
ChairmanDaniel Cerejido
Head coachAzrudin Valentić
LeagueFirst League
WebsiteClub website

Botev is named after the Bulgarian national hero Hristo Botev.[4] 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.