PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv

Sport Soccer
Country Bulgaria Bulgaria
Home town Plovdiv
Founding year 1926
Website lokomotivpd...

PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv is a professional Bulgarian football club from Plovdiv competing in the top football league of Bulgaria, the A PFG. Founded on 25th July 1926, through amalgamation of two clubs, Atletic and Karadzha to become Sports club Plovdiv, the team home ground is the Lokomotiv Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 15,000 spectators.

The nicknames allotted to this team are the Plovdiv Favorite, the Smurfs and the Railmen. The Honorary President of the club is Hristo Bonev and the manager of the team is Emil Velev.

The most successful season was the 2003-04 campaign, when the team of Lokomotiv won the title. This was the first and the only victory in the history of the club. Eduard Eranosyan, the Bulgarian coach was a former football player of the team and he started the team season 2003-04 quite well, with Lokomotiv leading the league by 6 points halfway through the season. In the meantime, at the 29th round, the team defeated Slavia Sofia team in Plovdiv by 3:2 and won the Bulgarian championship. The team finished the season with 75 points. Some of the key players include Georgi IIiev, Vasil Kamburov, Vladimir Ivanov, Kiril Kotev and Robert Petrov amongst others.

After few months, the team played for the first time in the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds, facing Club Brugge from Belgium in the second qualifying round.

Major Achievements

The team won the Bulgarian A PFG once in 2004 and were runner up of the title in 1973. They were the runner up team of the Bulgarian Cup thrice, in 1960, 1971 and in 1982. Other than that, they won the Bulgarian Supercup in 2004.

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