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CSKA IS THE CLUB OF ARMY MEN

CSKA was established on 5 May 1948 at the Military Club in Sofia.

It is the record-holder of champion titles of Bulgaria and has won the national championship 31 times. Between 1954 and 1962, it was champion in nine subsequent seasons which is an unbroken record. It is also the holder of 21 National Cups of the country and 4 Super Cups.

CSKA is the greatest Bulgarian team holder in the European Club Championships title. It had two semi-finals for the Cup of the European Champions (in the seasons 1966/67 and 1981/82) as well as four achieved quarter-finals. It has also achieved one semi-final for the Cup Winners Cup (in 1988/89)..

The club is known as „the killer of European champions“. So far, it has met four current winners of ECC/CL and in three of the cases, it eliminated its rival - Ajax (1974), Nottingham (1981) and Liverpool (1982).

CSKA gave a start for the development of many of the legends of Bulgarian football. Among them are: the only Bulgarian who won the Golden Ball – Hristo Stoichkov; the first Bulgarian footballer that scored a goal at the European Club Championship – Emil Kostadinov; the record-holder of awards for Footballer No 1 of Bulgaria and in terms of scored goals for the national team – Dimitar Berbatov; the first Bulgarian holder of Golden Shoe – Petar Zhekov and many others. It is Zhekov who is the record holder of scored goals for CSKA – 144. Boris Gaganelov, in his turn, is the footballer with the greatest number of scored goals for the club – 350.

After the deliberate bankruptcy of the club in 2016, CSKA started its revival from the lowest level of Bulgarian football. After two consecutive promotions, in the current season 2018/19, the club is competing in the Second League.

The team struggles to return in the elite following the honest way to the top. It consists fully of Bulgarian footballers and part of them are young contestants of CSKA. The Senior Trainer of the team is Petko Petkov, his Assistant – Dimcho Nenov and the trainer of goal keepers is Yordan Yordanov – Zhan.

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Champion of Bulgaria

21

Cup of Bulgaria

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Super Cup of Bulgaria