1998–99 A Group

51st completed season of top-tier football league in Bulgaria
Football league season
A Group
Season1998–99
ChampionsLitex Lovech
(2nd title)
Relegated
Champions LeagueLitex Lovech
UEFA Cup
Matches played239
Goals scored719 (3.01 per match)
Top goalscorerDimcho Belyakov
(21 goals)

The 1998–99 A Group was the 51st season of the A Football Group, the top Bulgarian professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1948.

Overview

It was contested by 16 teams, and Litex Lovech won the championship.[1]

League standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Litex Lovech[a] (C) 30 24 4 2 83 25 +58 73[b] Qualification for Champions League first qualifying round
2 Levski Sofia 30 23 5 2 51 11 +40 71[b] Qualification for UEFA Cup qualifying round
3 Levski Kyustendil 30 18 4 8 57 29 +28 57[c]
4 Lokomotiv Sofia 30 17 4 9 46 30 +16 55
5 CSKA Sofia 30 15 6 9 54 39 +15 50[c] Qualification for UEFA Cup qualifying round[d]
6 Neftochimic Burgas 30 15 4 11 52 38 +14 49
7 Slavia Sofia 30 11 8 11 47 36 +11 41
8 Minyor Pernik 30 11 7 12 44 46 −2 40
9 Dobrudzha Dobrich 30 11 3 16 45 55 −10 36
10 Metalurg Pernik (R) 30 11 2 17 33 46 −13 35 Relegation to 1999–2000 B Group[e]
11 Pirin Blagoevgrad 30 10 4 16 35 58 −23 34
12 Spartak Varna 30 10 4 16 39 50 −11 34 Qualification for Intertoto Cup first round
13 Botev Plovdiv 30 9 5 16 34 55 −21 32
14 Shumen 30 8 8 14 36 56 −20 32
15 Lokomotiv Plovdiv (R) 30 4 5 21 26 73 −47 17 Relegation to 1999–2000 B Group
16 Septemvri Sofia (R) 30 4 5 21 34 73 −39 17
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Litex (Lovech) have changed name to Lovech.
  2. ^ a b Litex and Levski three points deducted for winning fixed matches against Metalurg.
  3. ^ a b Levski (Kyustendil) and CSKA (Sofia) awarded no points following April 11 match abandoned at half-time.
  4. ^ CSKA Sofia won the 1998–99 Bulgarian Cup and qualified for the UEFA Cup qualifying round of the UEFA Cup.
  5. ^ Metalurg Pernik relegated by Bulgarian Football Union for match fixing.

Results

Home \ Away BOT CSK DOB LVK LEV LIT LPL LSO MET MIN NEF PIR SEP SHU SLA SPV
Botev Plovdiv 2–0 3–2 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 5–2 1–0 3–2
CSKA Sofia 5–0 3–0 3–2 2–3 2–3 6–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 2–1
Dobrudzha Dobrich 4–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 4–2 2–3 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 5–1 4–1 3–1 3–1
Levski Kyustendil 2–1 [a] 3–0 0–1 1–0 5–1 1–0 7–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 4–1 3–0 3–0 2–0
Levski Sofia 6–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 5–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0
Litex Lovech 2–0 8–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 5–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 8–1 4–1 2–0 3–1 3–2
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–2 1–2 1–4 1–3 2–0 0–1 2–4 0–0 2–0 1–3 0–0 1–3
Lokomotiv Sofia 2–0 0–2 5–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–0 2–1 0–2 3–1
Metalurg Pernik 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–3 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 4–2 2–1 1–1 2–0
Minyor Pernik 1–0 2–0 4–2 0–0 2–2 2–3 2–0 1–5 3–4 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 5–0
Neftochimic Burgas 3–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–4 4–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 6–1 1–3 6–1 2–0 4–1
Pirin Blagoevgrad 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 6–1 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0
Septemvri Sofia 2–0 2–5 2–1 0–3 0–4 2–5 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–3 0–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 1–1
Shumen 1–1 2–5 0–0 3–3 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 3–2 2–1 1–1
Slavia Sofia 2–0 0–1 6–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 6–1 2–3 1–0 2–2 1–2 4–1 4–1 2–0 2–2
Spartak Varna 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–3 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 0–2
Source: A PFG (in Bulgarian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Match Levski Kyustendil–CSKA Sofia was abandoned at half-time. No points were awarded to these two teams.

Champions

Litex Lovech
Goalkeepers
01 Bulgaria Vitomir Vutov 19 0(0)
12 Bulgaria Stoyan Stavrev 11 0(0)
Defenders
03 Bulgaria Zhivko Zhelev 08 0(1)
04 Bulgaria Stefan Kolev 26 0(0)
05 Bulgaria Dimitar Balabanov* 01 0(0)
13 Bulgaria Nikolay Dimitrov 22 0(0)
16 Bulgaria Dimitar Karadaliev 16 0(1)
17 Bulgaria Zlatomir Zagorčić 19 0(1)
22 Albania Altin Haxhi 24 0(6)
25 Bulgaria Radostin Kishishev 26 0(1)
Bulgaria Rosen Kirilov* 11 0(1)
Midfielders
02 Romania Laurențiu Reghecampf 14 0(4)
06 Bulgaria Rosen Emilov 15 0(0)
07 Bulgaria Mariyan Todorov 21 0(2)
08 Bulgaria Stoycho Stoilov 24 0(9)
10 Bulgaria Vasil Kirov 16 0(1)
15 Serbia and Montenegro Dragoljub Simonović 24 0(9)
18 Bulgaria Ivaylo Petev 05 0(0)
19 Bulgaria Veselin Sarbakov* 02 0(0)
23 Bulgaria Svetlan Kondev 02 0(0)
Bulgaria Georgi Bogdanov 03 0(0)
Forwards
09 Bulgaria Stefan Yurukov 19 0(7)
11 Bulgaria Dimcho Belyakov 25 (21)
14 Albania Alban Bushi 22 (10)
20 Bulgaria Svetoslav Todorov 12 0(2)
21 Bulgaria Veselin Ignatov* 05 0(1)
24 Brazil Luis Carlos Mota 11 0(1)
Serbia and Montenegro Igor Bogdanović* 09 0(5)
Bulgaria Metodi Stoynev* 01 0(0)
Bulgaria Ivan Gemedzhiev 02 0(0)
Manager
Bulgaria Ferario Spasov
  • Ignatov, Kirilov, Balabanov, Sarbakov, Bogdanović and Stoynev left the club during a season.

Top scorers

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Bulgaria Dimcho Belyakov Litex Lovech 21
2 Bulgaria Todor Pramatarov Shumen 17
3 Bulgaria Hristo Marashliev Levski Kyustendil 16
4 Bulgaria Georgi Georgiev Minyor Pernik 15
5 Bulgaria Georgi Ivanov Levski Sofia 13
6 Bulgaria Diyan Bozhilov Dobrudzha Dobrich 12
7 Ivory Coast Serge Yoffou Dobrudzha Dobrich 11
Bulgaria Dimitar Telkiyski Botev Plovdiv
Bulgaria Iliya Gruev Neftochimic Burgas
10 Albania Alban Bushi Litex Lovech 10
Bulgaria Genadi Simeonov Metalurg Pernik
Bulgaria Petar Mihtarski Pirin Blagoevgrad
Bulgaria Mihail Mihaylov Levski Kyustendil
Bulgaria Boyko Velichkov Spartak Varna
  • Source:1998–99 Top Goalscorers

References

  1. ^ "Касета убива Металург, Литекс се измъква сух" (in Bulgarian). temasport.com. 10 August 2013.

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