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PFC "Botev 1912" Plovdiv


         PFC “Botev 1912” Plovdiv

        Founded in March 1912



March 1912        - Sobriety youth organisation “Hristo Botev” was founded in Plovdiv and

                          disbanded few months   later

1914                 - the society was reestablished and disbanded one more time.

1917                 - Sport Club “Hristo Botev” appeared as a collective member of Athletic

                          society “Trakijski yunak”

1920                 - SC “Hristo Botev” split from AS “Trakijski yunak”

                          and registered as an independant club

1922                 - merger with SC “Musalla”

28/12/1944       - the club was renamed “Shpka-Botev’45” after a merger with SC “Shipka”

1947                  - the club was renamed “Botev pri DNV” after a merger with the Athletic team of the

                          Plovdiv garisson

1949-1951         - the club was renamed “DNV”, which stands for “Club of the Peoples’Army”

1952-1955         - change of name to “DNA”

1956                  - change of name to “SCNA” (stands for Sport Club of the National Army)

1957                  - SCNA “Botev”

1957-1964         - KCM “Botev”

25/6/1967-1989    - the club was renamed AFD “Trakia” after a merger  with two other Plovdiv clubs,

                           “Spartak” and “Akademik”

1983                  - FC “Spartak” Plovdiv split and resumed its activities

1985-1990         - FC “Trakia” Plovdiv

1990-1998         - the club was renamed FC “Botev” Plovdiv

1998-2010         - PFC “Botev”

2010                  - PFC "Botev" which took part in the first half of the 2009-10 season was disbanded and struck off the register of the Bulgarian Football Union following its financial collapse in December 2009. A new club was formed under the name PFK “Botev 1912” which bought the professional license of FC “Metalik” Sopot to avoid a fresh start from the amateur league.