CSKA Sofia

Country Bulgaria Bulgaria
City Sofia
Founded 1948

PFC CSKA Sofia is a Bulgarian football club based in Sofia. They currently feature in the Bulgarian first division and are the most popular and successful football club in their country.

CSKA Sofia were established on October 28,1923 when the two clubs, Atletik Sofia and Slava Sofia, were merged to form Officer’s Sport Club Atletic Slava 1923. In 1931 they won the Bulgarian championship and the Tsar’s Cup and won the latter competition in 1941.

Then on November 9,1944 AS-23, Shipka-Podeda and Spartak Orlabdovsti merged into Chavdar Sofia and after another name change, finally assumed their current name on May 19,1948.

CSKA Sofia were the champions of Bulgaria between 1954 and 1962, a feat that has been encrypted in the Guinness Book of Records. They also reached the European Cup semi-finals in 1967 and 1982 and also the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1989.

CSKA Sofia play their home matches at the Bulgarian Army Stadium that can host 22,015 spectators. They bear the nicknames the Armymen and the Reds.

Some of the club’s achievements include:-31 Bulgarian championships-9 (official) Bulgarian Cups

Team Roster

Name Position
Tomi Jurić Australia forward
Ali Sowe Gambia forward
Vytautas Gediminas Černiauskas Lithuania goalkeeper
Jorge Fernando Barbosa Intima Portugal midfielder
Stefano Beltrame Italy midfielder
Tiago Filipe Sousa Nóbrega Rodrigues Portugal midfielder

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