PFC Beroe Stara Zagora

PFC Beroe Stara Zagora ( officially: futbolen PFK Beroe Stara Zagora Profesionalen club, Bulgarian Професионален футболен клуб Берое Стара Загора ) is a professional football club from Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. Currently the club plays in the Bulgarian league.

Club history

The club was founded in 1916 in the Bulgarian town located in the center of Stara Zagora. In 1986 won Beroe, most often called "The Greens ", the Bulgarian Championship. In addition, the club took part in the UEFA Cup at the European Cup winners and the European Champions Cup. One of the highlights here included the 1-0 win at home to Juventus in October of 1979, but replacing failed after the 0-1 defeat in the return game in the regular season and two other of Turin just in the extension.

Beroe participated in the 1972/73 season for the first time in the UEFA Cup in part and sat down in the first encounter surprisingly clear with 7:0 and 3:1 against Austria Vienna by. In the following season, the club failed in Europe Cup Winners' Cup in the quarterfinals to eventual winners 1 FC Magdeburg, after they had previously defeated Athletic Bilbao. This was followed in the same year the relegation to the second division, but then also the immediate resurgence.

After the Cup 1986 there were increasing in the club the problems and had to descend as Beroe after the 1994/95 season, followed by a decline up to the fourth league. The month of April of 2003, then marked a new beginning, as a new president was installed and a new economic concept, the budget could be secured. Since the club overall enjoyed great popularity in the city, which was expressed in a large attendances, a further development took place, which reached its climax with the promotion back to the Premier League at the end of the season 2003/ 04. In the subsequent first season in the top flight the club then a relatively easy succeeded to the seventh place in the league.

Current coach of the club is the former 35 - times Bulgarian national team Ilian Iliew who had completed during his playing days three games at the Soccer World Cup 1998 in France.


The Beroe Stadium is a football stadium and the home ground of Beroe Stara Zagora. The stadium has 13,500 seats and was built in 1959.

Sporting successes


A Grupa:

  • Meister ( 1): 1985-86
  • Third Parties (1 ): 1971-72

Bulgarian Football Cup:

  • Winner ( 2): 2009-10, 2012-13
  • Finalist ( 4): 1968, 1973, 1979, 1980

Bulgarian Football Supercup:

  • Finalist (1 ): 2010
  • Winner ( 1): 2013


Balkans Cup

  • Winner (4 ) ( record ): 1967-68, 1969, 1981-83, 1983-84
  • Finalist ( 1): 1970

" Euro " Beroe

  • 2010/11 Europa League 3rd QR Beroe - Rapid Wien 1:1, 0:3