1985 Bulgarian Cup Final

Football match
1985 Bulgarian Cup Final
Event1984–85 Bulgarian Cup
CSKA Sofia Levski Sofia
A Group A Group
2 1
Date19 June 1985
VenueVasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
RefereeAhmed Yasharov (Sofia)
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The 1985 Bulgarian Cup Final was the 45th final of the Bulgarian Cup, and was contested between CSKA Sofia and Levski Sofia on 19 June 1985 at Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia. CSKA won the final 2–1.[1][2]


The game ran on high emotions fueled by the streak of consecutive victories of Levski over CSKA in the 2 years prior to the game. The controversial decisions of the referee led to confrontations both on the field and on the stands. By а decree of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party some of the leading players both of the Levski and CSKA teams were suspended from the sport for different lengths, including in the case of Hristo Stoichkov for life. The championship title of the club for 1985 was suspended. However, the suspensions were lifted in 1986. PFC Levski Sofia was renamed to Vitosha, while CSKA was renamed to Sredets, with the previous names being restored in 1989.


CSKA Sofia2–1Levski Sofia
Slavkov 26'
Voynov 53'
Sirakov 69' (pen.)
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Ahmed Yasharov (Sofia)
GK 1 Bulgaria Krasimir Dossev
DF 2 Bulgaria Krasimir Bezinski
MF 3 Bulgaria Radoslav Zdravkov downward-facing red arrow 74'
DF 4 Bulgaria Vasil Tinchev
DF 5 Bulgaria Georgi Dimitrov (c)
MF 6 Bulgaria Kostadin Yanchev Red card 78'
MF 7 Bulgaria Iliya Voynov
FW 8 Bulgaria Georgi Slavkov
MF 9 Bulgaria Lachezar Tanev
MF 10 Bulgaria Plamen Markov downward-facing red arrow 89'
FW 11 Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
DF Bulgaria Pavlin Shoylevski upward-facing green arrow 74'
MF Bulgaria Yordan Dimitrov upward-facing green arrow 89'
Bulgaria Manol Manolov
GK 1 Bulgaria Borislav Mihaylov
DF 2 Bulgaria Plamen Nikolov Red card 73'
DF 3 Bulgaria Antoni Zdravkov downward-facing red arrow 59'
DF 4 Bulgaria Petar Petrov
DF 5 Bulgaria Nikolay Iliev
MF 6 Bulgaria Emil Velev
MF 7 Bulgaria Rusi Gochev (c)
FW 8 Bulgaria Nasko Sirakov
FW 9 Bulgaria Mihail Valchev
MF 10 Bulgaria Emil Spasov Red card 78'
MF 11 Bulgaria Nikolay Todorov downward-facing red arrow 59'
DF Bulgaria Kalin Bankov upward-facing green arrow 59'
MF Bulgaria Miroslav Baychev upward-facing green arrow 59'
Bulgaria Vasil Metodiev

See also


  1. ^ "ЦСКА бие "Левски" с 2:1 в скандалния мач през 1985 година" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. 19 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Архивите са живи: 30 години от кървавият финал между ЦСКА и Левски" (in Bulgarian). gol.bg. 19 June 2015.
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