2017–18 PFC Levski Sofia season

Levski Sofia 2017–18 football season
Levski Sofia
2017–18 season
ChairmanSpas Rusev
ManagerNikolay Mitov
(until 2 August 2017)
Delio Rossi
(since 4 August 2017)
StadiumVivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
First LeagueMed 3.png 3rd
Bulgarian CupRunners-up
UEFA Europa LeagueSecond qualifying round
Top goalscorerLeague: David Jablonský (9)
All: Sergiu Buș (12)
Highest home attendance14,000 v. Ludogorets
(6 September 2017)
Lowest home attendance490 v. Pirin Blagoevgrad
(2 December 2017)
Average home league attendance5,335
Biggest win4–0 v. Slavia Sofia (H)
v. Dunav Ruse (A)
v. Beroe (A)
Biggest defeat0–2 v. Vereya (A)
v. Ludogorets (A)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2017–18 season is Levski Sofia's 97th season in the First League. This article shows player statistics and all matches (official and friendly) that the club has played during the 2017–18 season.

Transfers

In

No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
10 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo Junior Mapuku 27 EU Bulgaria Beroe Free Transfer Summer 2019 Free dnes.bg
9 FW Romania Sergiu Buș 24 EU Romania Astra Giurgiu Free Transfer Summer 2020 Free blitz.bg
24 GK Bulgaria Aleksandar Lyubenov 22 EU Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv Free Transfer Summer 2020 Free Levski.bg
25 MF Bulgaria Georgi Angelov 26 EU Bulgaria Vereya Free Transfer Summer 2020 Free Levski.bg
8 MF Bulgaria Antonio Vutov 21 EU Italy Udinese Loan Summer 2018 Levski.bg
4 DF Bulgaria Ivan Goranov 25 EU Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv Free Transfer Summer 2020 Free Levski.bg
19 DF Serbia Miloš Cvetković 27 Non-EU Serbia Napredak Kruševac Free Transfer Summer 2019 Free Levski.bg
71 MF Bulgaria Vasil Panayotov 26 EU Poland Stal Mielec Free Transfer Summer 2018 Free Levski.bg
30 MF Romania Neluț Roșu 23 EU Romania Viitorul Transfer Summer 2020 100 000 € Levski.bg
13 MF Spain Jordi Gómez 32 EU Spain Rayo Vallecano Free Transfer Summer 2019 Free Levski.bg
32 MF France Gabriel Obertan 28 EU England Wigan Athletic Free Transfer Summer 2019 Free Levski.bg
11 MF France Anthony Belmonte 21 EU France Dijon Free Transfer Summer 2020 Free Levski.bg
5 DF Iceland Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson 27 EU Israel Maccabi Haifa Loan Summer 2021 Free Levski.bg
26 MF Cape Verde Jerson Cabral 26 EU France Bastia Free Transfer Summer 2019 Free Levski.bg
3 DF Tunisia Aymen Belaïd 28 EU England Rotherham United Free Transfer Winter 2019 Free Levski.bg
29 FW Bulgaria Stanislav Kostov 26 EU Bulgaria Pirin Blagoevgrad Free Transfer Winter 2020 Free Levski.bg
7 MF Brazil Paulinho 24 Non-EU Ukraine Zorya Luhansk Free Transfer Winter 2021 Free Levski.bg
10 FW Brazil Rivaldinho 22 Non-EU Romania Dinamo București Free Transfer Winter 2020 Free Levski.bg
20 MF Portugal Filipe Nascimento 23 EU Romania Dinamo București Transfer Winter 2020 200 000 € Levski.bg
25 DF Portugal Afonso Figueiredo 25 EU France Rennes Loan Winter 2018 Levski.bg
14 MF Senegal Khaly Thiam 24 Non-EU Hungary MTK Budapest Loan Winter 2018 Levski.bg

Out

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
8 MF Curaçao Jeremy de Nooijer 25 EU Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol End of contract Summer Free gol.bg
70 MF Bulgaria Georgi Kostadinov 26 EU Israel Maccabi Haifa End of contract Summer Free Topsport.bg
2 DF Romania Srdjan Luchin 31 EU Romania CFR Cluj End of contract Summer Free topsport.bg
20 MF Spain Añete 31 EU Greece Apollon Smyrni End of contract Summer Free
18 MF Bulgaria Anton Ognyanov 28 EU Bulgaria Cherno More Released Summer Free
5 DF Bulgaria Aleksandar Aleksandrov 31 EU Bulgaria Cherno More Released Summer Free Topsport.bg
25 DF Bulgaria Sasho Aleksandrov 30 EU Bulgaria Etar Released Summer Free Sportal.bg
14 DF Bulgaria Veselin Minev 36 EU Bulgaria Etar Released Summer Free Levski.bg
12 MF Bulgaria Bozhidar Kraev 19 EU Denmark Midtjylland Transfer Summer 400 000 € Gong.bg
27 MF France Mehdi Bourabia 25 EU Turkey Konyaspor Transfer Summer 600 000 € Levski.bg
26 FW France Amadou Soukouna 25 EU Bulgaria Cherno More Released Summer Free Sportal.bg
23 DF Sweden Simon Sandberg 23 EU Sweden Hammarby Released Winter Free Sportal.bg
7 FW Ghana Francis Narh 23 Non-EU Cyprus Doxa Katokopias Released Winter Free Sportal.bg
17 FW Nigeria Tunde Adeniji 22 Non-EU Kazakhstan Atyrau Released Winter Free Sportal.bg
14 DF Bulgaria Miki Orachev 21 EU Bulgaria Septemvri Sofia Released Winter Free fcseptemvri.bg
3 DF Bulgaria Dimitar Pirgov 28 EU Bulgaria Botev Plovdiv Transfer Winter 12 500 € gong.bg
10 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo Junior Mapuku 28 EU China Shijiazhuang Ever Bright Transfer Winter 500 000 € Sportal.bg

Loans out

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
DF Bulgaria Galin Tashev 20 EU Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia Loan Summer Sportal.bg
FW Bulgaria Iliya Dimitrov 20 EU Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia Loan Summer Sportal.bg
DF Bulgaria Deyan Ivanov 21 EU Bulgaria Botev Vratsa Loan Summer Football24.bg
MF Bulgaria Georgi Yanev 19 EU Bulgaria Strumska Slava Loan Summer Blitz.bg
MF Bulgaria Atanas Kabov 18 EU Bulgaria Botev Vratsa Loan Summer Sportal.bg
24 GK Bulgaria Aleksandar Lyubenov 22 EU Bulgaria Botev Vratsa Loan Winter Topsport.bg
75 MF Bulgaria Aleks Borimirov 19 EU Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia Loan Winter Blitz.bg
55 DF Bulgaria Georgi Angelov 27 EU Bulgaria Vitosha Bistritsa Loan Winter Sportal.bg

Squad

Updated on 1 March 2017.
No. Name Nationality Position(s) Age EU Since Ends Signed From Transfer Fee Notes
Goalkeepers
12 Petar Ivanov  Bulgaria GK 22 EU 2018 Youth system W/S
21 Bozhidar Mitrev  Bulgaria GK 35 EU 2017 2018 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol Free Originally from Youth system
89 Nikolay Krastev  Bulgaria GK 25 EU 2017 2020 Youth system W/S
Defenders
3 Aymen Belaïd  Tunisia CB/LB 33 EU 2017 2019 England Rotherham United Free Second nationality: France
4 Ivan Goranov  Bulgaria LB 30 EU 2017 2020 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv Free Originally from Youth system
5 Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson  Iceland CB 32 EU 2017 2021 Israel Maccabi Haifa Loan
19 Miloš Cvetković  Serbia RB 32 Non-EU 2017 2019 Serbia Napredak Kruševac Free
24 Tomislav Papazov  Bulgaria CB 21 EU 2018 Youth system W/S
25 Afonso Figueiredo  Portugal LB 29 EU 2018 2018 France Rennes Loan
28 David Jablonský  Czech Republic CB/RB/LB 30 EU 2017 2019 Russia Tom Tomsk Free
Midfielders
6 Ivaylo Naydenov  Bulgaria CM/RB 24 EU 2016 Youth system W/S
8 Antonio Vutov  Bulgaria AM 26 EU 2017 2018 Italy Udinese Loan Originally from Youth system
11 Anthony Belmonte  France DM/CM 26 EU 2017 2020 France Dijon Free
13 Jordi Gómez  Spain AM 37 EU 2017 2019 Spain Rayo Vallecano Free
14 Khaly Thiam  Senegal DM 28 Non-EU 2018 2018 Hungary MTK Budapest Loan
15 Roman Procházka  Slovakia CM/RW/RB 33 EU 2014 2018 Slovakia Spartak Trnava €0.12M
17 Martin Petkov  Bulgaria AM/LW 21 EU 2018 Youth system W/S
20 Filipe Nascimento  Portugal CM 27 EU 2018 2020 Romania Dinamo București €0.20M
30 Neluț Roșu  Romania CM 29 EU 2017 2020 Romania Viitorul €0.10M
71 Vasil Panayotov  Bulgaria CM 32 EU 2017 2018 Poland Stal Mielec Free Originally from Youth system
77 Iliya Yurukov  Bulgaria CM 23 EU 2016 Youth system W/S
Forwards
7 Paulinho  Brazil LW/RW 29 Non-EU 2018 2021 Ukraine Zorya Luhansk Free
9 Sergiu Buș  Romania CF 29 EU 2017 2020 Romania Astra Giurgiu Free
10 Rivaldinho  Brazil CF 27 EU 2018 2020 Romania Dinamo București Free Second nationality: Spain
26 Jerson Cabral  Cape Verde RW/LW 31 EU 2017 2019 France Bastia Free Second nationality: Netherlands
29 Stanislav Kostov  Bulgaria CF 31 EU 2018 2020 Bulgaria Pirin Blagoegrad Free
32 Gabriel Obertan  France RW/LW 33 EU 2017 2019 England Wigan Athletic Free
99 Stanislav Ivanov  Bulgaria CF/RW 23 EU 2016 2021 Youth system W/S

Performance overview

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
First League 23 July 2017 24 May 2018 Matchday 1 3rd 37 19 10 8 59 28 +31 051.35
Bulgarian Cup 19 September 2017 9 May 2018 Round of 32 Runners-up 6 4 2 0 8 2 +6 066.67
UEFA Europa League 29 June 2017 20 July 2017 First qualifying round Second qualifying round 4 1 1 2 4 4 +0 025.00
Total 47 24 13 10 71 34 +37 051.06

Source: Fixtures

Fixtures

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

Friendlies

Summer

Levski Sofia v Cherno More
20 June 2017 Levski Sofia 0–1 Cherno More Pravets
17:00 EET Report Kokonov 53' Stadium: Pravets Sport Complex
Levski Sofia Bulgaria v Serbia Radnik Surdulica
23 June 2017 Levski Sofia Bulgaria 1–0 Serbia Radnik Surdulica Pravets
18:30 EET Adeniji 8' Stadium: Pravets Sport Complex

Mid-season

Levski Sofia v Slivnishki Geroy
9 August 2017 Levski Sofia 1–3 Slivnishki Geroy Sofia
20:00 EET Obertan 13' Georgiev 34'
Popov 55'
Vachev 66'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Levski Sofia v Botev Vratsa
8 October 2017 Levski Sofia 1–0 Botev Vratsa Sofia
17:00 EET Belmonte 18' Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Levski Sofia v Sportist Svoge
1 November 2017 Levski Sofia 7–0 Sportist Svoge Sofia
17:30 EET Cabral 18'
Eyjólfsson 31'
Buș 38', 45'
Adeniji 80', 86'
Kovachev 90'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Levski Sofia v Lokomotiv Sofia
12 November 2017 Levski Sofia 3–0 Lokomotiv Sofia Sofia
16:00 EET Adeniji 70', 81'
Cabral 76'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov

Winter

Levski Sofia Bulgaria v Malta Hibernians
17 January 2018 Levski Sofia Bulgaria 0–3 Malta Hibernians Ta' Qali, Malta
19:30 EET Failla 3'
Moreira 45'
Mbong 69'
Stadium: Ta' Qali
Levski Sofia Bulgaria v Austria Wolfsberger
21 January 2018 Levski Sofia Bulgaria 3–0 Austria Wolfsberger Paola, Malta
17:00 EET Vutov 65'
Mapuku 71', 75'
Stadium: Hibernians Stadium
Levski Sofia Bulgaria v Malta Floriana
29 January 2018 Levski Sofia Bulgaria 2–2 Malta Floriana Ta' Qali, Malta
17:30 EET Eyjólfsson 39'
Kostov 67'
Juninho 12', 27' Stadium: Ta' Qali
Levski Sofia Bulgaria v Austria Floridsdorfer AC
2 February 2018 Levski Sofia Bulgaria 3–1 Austria Floridsdorfer AC Ta' Qali, Malta
17:30 EET Vutov 56'
Kostov 60'
Jablonský 69'
Fucik 2' Stadium: Ta' Qali
Levski Sofia Bulgaria v Switzerland St. Gallen II
3 February 2018 Levski Sofia Bulgaria 2–1 Switzerland St. Gallen II Ta' Qali, Malta
16:30 EET Vutov 26' (pen.)
Kostov 43'
Valentino 53' Stadium: Ta' Qali
Levski Sofia Bulgaria v Malta Gżira United
5 February 2018 Levski Sofia Bulgaria 2–1 Malta Gżira United Ta' Qali, Malta
17:30 EET Jablonský 21'
Nascimento 52' (pen.)
Samb 37' Stadium: Ta' Qali
Levski Sofia v Slivnishki Geroy
10 February 2018 Levski Sofia 5–1 Slivnishki Geroy Sofia
17:30 EET Cabral 23'
Kostov 45'
Obertan 51'
Belaïd 69'
Buș 71'
Marinov 77' Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov

Parva Liga

Preliminary stage

League table
Pos Team
  • v
  • t
  • e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Ludogorets Razgrad 26 21 3 2 63 13 +50 66 Qualification for the Championship round
2 CSKA Sofia 26 19 6 1 59 14 +45 63
3 Levski Sofia 26 14 8 4 37 14 +23 50
4 Beroe 26 12 9 5 33 24 +9 45
5 Botev Plovdiv 26 11 9 6 44 29 +15 42
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Fairplay ranking; 9) Draw.[1]
Results summary
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
26 14 8 4 37 14  +23 50 9 4 0 19 3  +16 5 4 4 18 11  +7

Last updated: 4 November 2017.
Source: bulgarian-football.com

Results by round
Source: See results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Matches
Lokomotiv Plovdiv v Levski Sofia
23 July 2017 2 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 0–0 Levski Sofia Plovdiv
21:00 EET Umarbayev Yellow card 42'
Markov Yellow card 47' Yellow-red card 66'
Report Mapuku Yellow card 46' Stadium: Lokomotiv
Attendance: 1,650
Referee: Stanislav Todorov
Man of the Match: Jordi Gómez
Levski Sofia v Vitosha Bistritsa
30 July 2017 3 Levski Sofia 2–0 Vitosha Bistritsa Sofia
21:00 EET Vutov 2'
Buș 57'
Report Otofe Yellow card 49' Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 1,640
Referee: Nikolay Kolev
Man of the Match: Antonio Vutov
Vereya v Levski Sofia
5 August 2017 4 Vereya 2–0 Levski Sofia Stara Zagora
18:45 EET Andonov 3'
Bengyuzov Yellow card 14', 29'
Report Pirgov Yellow card 9', Red card 83'
Cvetković Yellow card 40'
Stadium: Trace Arena
Attendance: 1,350
Referee: Vladimir Valkov
Man of the Match: Georgi Andonov
Levski Sofia v Dunav Ruse
13 August 2017 5 Levski Sofia 2–0 Dunav Ruse Sofia
21:00 EET Jablonský 69'
Vutov Yellow card 72'
Goranov Yellow card 77'
Buș 90'
Report Marem Yellow card 38'
Hubchev Yellow card 53'
Popadiyn Yellow card 59'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 1,650
Referee: Volen Chinkov
Man of the Match: Gabriel Obertan
Pirin Blagoevgrad v Levski Sofia
18 August 2017 6 Pirin Blagoevgrad 0–3 Levski Sofia Blagoevgrad
21:00 EET Kostadinov Yellow card 8'
Bashliev Yellow card 8'
Kirilov Yellow card 22'
Palankov Yellow card 45'
Nikolov Yellow card 55'
Popev Yellow card 75'
Sandev Red card 77'
Trayanov Yellow card 87'
Report Gómez Yellow card 17'
Buș Yellow card 45+2'
Mapuku 74', 80', 90+3', Yellow card 81'
Stadium: Hristo Botev
Attendance: 4,350
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov
Man of the Match: Junior Mapuku
Levski Sofia v Slavia Sofia
26 August 2017 7 Levski Sofia 4–0 Slavia Sofia Sofia
21:00 EET Gómez 31' (pen.), 86', Yellow card 59'
Mapuku Yellow card 45+1', 45+3'
Buș 90+2'
Report Velkov Yellow card 58'
Uzunov Yellow card 68'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 4,050
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov
Man of the Match: Jordi Gómez
Levski Sofia v Ludogorets
6 September 2017 1 Levski Sofia 0–0 Ludogorets Sofia
20:00 EET Mitrev Red card 35'
Procházka Yellow card 77'
Cvetković Yellow card 88'
Report Anicet Yellow card 28'
Natanael Yellow card 31'
Dyakov Yellow card 76'
Cicinho Red card 79'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Nikola Popov
Man of the Match: Gabriel Obertan
Botev Plovdiv v Levski Sofia
10 September 2017 8 Botev Plovdiv 2–1 Levski Sofia Plovdiv
20:00 EET Nedelev 64', Yellow card 81'
Tasev Yellow card 68'
Serkan Yellow card 74'
Baltanov 77'
Dimov Yellow card 79'
Minev Yellow card 80'
Report Jablonský 26'
Panayotov Yellow card 55'
Stadium: Botev 1912 Football Complex
Attendance: 3,300
Referee: Volen Chinkov
Man of the Match: Todor Nedelev
Levski Sofia v Septemvri Sofia
15 September 2017 9 Levski Sofia 2–0 Septemvri Sofia Sofia
20:00 EET Gómez Yellow card 39'
Jablonský 44'
Panayotov Yellow card 73'
Obertan 89'
Report Sandanski Yellow card 59'
Galchev Yellow card 81'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 2,630
Referee: Angel Angelov
Man of the Match: Gabriel Obertan
Beroe v Levski Sofia
25 September 2017 10 Beroe 0–0 Levski Sofia Stara Zagora
17:30 EET Eugénio Yellow card 28'
Zhelev Yellow card 64'
Report Buș Yellow card 8'
Procházka Yellow card 28'
Cvetković Yellow card 46'
Obertan Yellow card 90+2'
Stadium: Beroe
Attendance: 5,150
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov
Man of the Match: Dušan Perniš
Levski Sofia v Cherno More
1 October 2017 11 Levski Sofia 1–0 Cherno More Sofia
17:30 EET Jablonský 12' Report Iliev soccer ball with red X 11'
Tsvetkov Yellow card 32'
Hassani Yellow card 50'
Milanov Yellow card 55'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 1,700
Referee: Stanislav Todorov
Man of the Match: David Jablonský
Etar v Levski Sofia
15 October 2017 12 Etar 0–1 Levski Sofia Veliko Tarnovo
17:30 EET Sarmov Yellow card 57'
Aleksandrov Yellow card 87'
Report Jablonský 5'
Obertan Yellow card 57'
Vutov Yellow card 74'
Gómez Yellow card 79'
Mitrev Yellow card 90+1'
Stadium: Ivaylo
Attendance: 9,800
Referee: Dragomir Draganov
Man of the Match: David Jablonský
Levski Sofia v CSKA Sofia
21 October 2017 13 Levski Sofia 2–2 CSKA Sofia Sofia
16:00 EET Jablonský 8'
Vutov Yellow card 22'
Panayotov Yellow card 27'
Eyjólfsson Yellow card 35'
Procházka 61'
Goranov Yellow card 74'
Report Tiago 12', 15'
Malinov Yellow card 23'
Nedyalkov Yellow card 55'
Karanga Yellow card 68'
Bodurov Yellow card 86'
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Attendance: 25,107
Referee: Georgi Kabakov
Man of the Match: Tiago Rodrigues
Ludogorets v Levski Sofia
29 October 2017 14 Ludogorets 2–0 Levski Sofia Razgrad
18:15 EET Misidjan 11', Yellow card 41'
Wanderson 59'
Góralski Yellow card 80'
Report Orachev Yellow card 18'
Panayotov Yellow card 45+1'
Cabral Yellow card 67'
Naydenov Yellow card 82'
Stadium: Ludogorets Arena
Attendance: 4,380
Referee: Volen Chinkov
Man of the Match: Virgil Misidjan
Levski Sofia v Lokomotiv Plovdiv
4 November 2017 15 Levski Sofia 1–0 Lokomotiv Plovdiv Sofia
17:30 EET Gómez 38'
Goranov Red card 42'
Cvetković Yellow card 90'
Report Muhammed Yellow card 55'
Kiki Yellow card 67'
Frikeche Yellow card 75'
Krumov Yellow card 76'
Martinović Yellow card 90+2'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 1,430
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov
Man of the Match: Jordi Gómez
Vitosha Bistritsa v Levski Sofia
19 November 2017 16 Vitosha Bistritsa 0–0 Levski Sofia Sofia
17:30 EET Tsankov Yellow card 43'
Ivanov Yellow card 73'
Peev Yellow card 74'
Report Gómez soccer ball with red X 44'
Eyjólfsson Yellow card 90+3'
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Attendance: 990
Referee: Georgi Davidov
Man of the Match: Mihail Ivanov
Levski Sofia v Vereya
25 November 2017 17 Levski Sofia 1–0 Vereya Sofia
17:30 EET Eyjólfsson Yellow card 60'
Gómez Yellow card 82'
Jablonský 90'
Procházka Yellow card 90+5'
Report Baldé Yellow card 43'
Domovchiyski Yellow card 58'
Enchev Yellow card 88'
Yordanov Yellow card 90+1'
Argilashki Yellow card 90+1', Red card 90+2'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 690
Referee: Nikola Popov
Man of the Match: Georgi Argilashki
Dunav Ruse v Levski Sofia
29 November 2017 18 Dunav Ruse 0–4 Levski Sofia Ruse
17:30 EET Report Panayotov 33', 39'
Mapuku 46'
Eyjólfsson Yellow card 50'
Buș 78'
Stadium: Gradski
Attendance: 2,100
Referee: Dragomir Draganov
Man of the Match: Vasil Panayotov
Levski Sofia v Pirin Blagoevgrad
2 December 2017 19 Levski Sofia 3–0 Pirin Blagoevgrad Sofia
17:30 EET Procházka 21' (pen.)
Mapuku 48'
Panayotov 78'
Gómez Yellow card 83'
Report Nikolov Yellow card 19'
Sandev Yellow card 25'
Souda Yellow card 49' Yellow-red card 71'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 490
Referee: Valentin Zhelezov
Man of the Match: Junior Mapuku
Slavia Sofia v Levski Sofia
9 December 2017 20 Slavia Sofia 1–1 Levski Sofia Sofia
17:30 EET Hristov 82'
Milev Yellow card 88'
Report Buș 17', Yellow card 88'
Gómez Yellow card 63'
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Attendance: 1,530
Referee: Georgi Dimitrov
Man of the Match: Roman Procházka
Levski Sofia v Botev Plovdiv
18 February 2018 21 Levski Sofia 1–0 Botev Plovdiv Sofia
17:30 EET Vutov Yellow card 30'
Dimov 88' (o.g.)
Jablonský Yellow card 90+2'
Report Panov Yellow card 8'
Baltanov Yellow card 58'
Dimov Yellow card 82'
Steven Yellow card 90+3'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 4,900
Referee: Stanislav Todorov
Man of the Match: Filipe Nascimento
Septemvri Sofia v Levski Sofia
24 February 2018 22 Septemvri Sofia 1–4 Levski Sofia Sofia
17:30 EET Meledje Yellow card 13'
Fabiano Yellow card 24'
Sandanski Yellow card 58'
Dyakov Yellow card 61'
Ivanov 84' (pen.)
Report Thiam Yellow card 16'
Kostov 29', 57'
Obertan 66', 90+1'
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Attendance: 980
Referee: Stefan Apostolov
Man of the Match: Stanislav Kostov
Levski Sofia v Beroe
3 March 2018 23 Levski Sofia 0–0 Beroe Sofia
17:30 EET Nascimento Yellow card 10'
Obertan Yellow card 63'
Eyjólfsson Yellow card 90+2'
Report Kamburov Yellow card 21'
Tsonev Yellow card 22'
Eugénio Yellow card 43' Yellow-red card 68'
Perniš Yellow card 90+5'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 2,010
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov
Man of the Match: Martin Kamburov
Cherno More v Levski Sofia
7 March 2018 24 Cherno More 2–3 Levski Sofia Varna
17:30 EET Vasilev 22', 76', Yellow card 82'
Ognyanov Yellow card 27'
Hassani Yellow card 27'
Dimov Yellow card 58'
Tsvetkov Yellow card 64'
Iliev Yellow card 69'
Report Vutov 21', Red card 54'
Gómez Yellow card 32'
Paulinho 38'
Jablonský 65'
Belaïd Yellow card 69'
Cvetković Yellow card 74'
Krastev Yellow card 85'
Stadium: Ticha
Attendance: 3,080
Referee: Stanislav Todorov
Man of the Match: David Jablonský
Levski Sofia v Etar
11 March 2018 25 Levski Sofia 1–1 Etar Sofia
17:30 EET Buș 72'
Nascimento Yellow card 78', soccer ball with red X 90+4'
Report Ivaylov Yellow card 15'
Vasilev Yellow card 33'
Batrović 61'
Rumenov Yellow card 73'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 3,100
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov
Man of the Match: Sergiu Buș
CSKA Sofia v Levski Sofia
18 March 2018 26 CSKA Sofia 1–0 Levski Sofia Sofia
13:00 EET Manolev Yellow card 42'
Malinov Yellow card 59'
Despodov Yellow card 59'
Bodurov Yellow card 66'
Gyasi Yellow card 82'
Karanga 84'
Report Eyjólfsson Yellow card 34'
Goranov Yellow card 55'
Jablonský Yellow card 56'
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Attendance: 16,500
Referee: Nikola Popov
Man of the Match: Fernando Karanga

Championship stage

League table

Pos Team
  • v
  • t
  • e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Ludogorets Razgrad (C) 36 27 7 2 91 22 +69 88 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 CSKA Sofia 36 24 9 3 80 26 +54 81 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Levski Sofia (O) 36 18 10 8 55 27 +28 64 Qualification for the European play-off final
4 Beroe 36 16 11 9 45 43 +2 59
5 Botev Plovdiv 36 15 11 10 62 49 +13 56
6 Vereya 36 10 6 20 27 61 −34 36
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Fairplay ranking; 9) Draw.[2]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner
Results summary
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
10 4 2 4 18 13  +5 14 2 0 3 8 8  0 2 2 1 10 5  +5

Last updated: 31 May 2018.
Source: See Results

Results by round
Round12345678910
GroundHAHAHAHAHA
ResultLLLDWWWDLW
Position3444433333
Source: See results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches

Levski Sofia v Beroe
1 April 2018 27 Levski Sofia 1–2 Beroe Sofia
17:30 EET Thiam Yellow card 33'
Procházka soccer ball with red X 45'
Buș 75'
Report Eugénio 3'
Ivanov Yellow card 44'
Hadzhiev 49'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 1,030
Referee: Stanislav Stavrov
Man of the Match: Kamen Hadzhiev
Botev Plovdiv v Levski Sofia
6 April 2018 28 Botev Plovdiv 1–0 Levski Sofia Plovdiv
14:30 EET Serkan Yellow card 14'
Pirgov Red card 41'
Steven 79', Yellow card 80'
Report Vutov Yellow card 23'
Eyjólfsson Yellow card 37'
Goranov Yellow card 58'
Buș Yellow card 90'
Stadium: Botev 1912 Football Complex
Attendance: 2,900
Referee: Petar Kostadinov
Man of the Match: Steven Petkov
Levski Sofia v Ludogorets
14 April 2018 29 Levski Sofia 0–1 Ludogorets Sofia
20:00 EEST Jablonský Yellow card 40'
Thiam Yellow card 56'
Report Cicinho Yellow card 26'
Keșerü soccer ball with red X 52', 83'
Lucas Sasha Yellow card 71'
Natanael Yellow card 86'
Forster Yellow card 90+1'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Nikola Popov
Man of the Match: Claudiu Keșerü
CSKA Sofia v Levski Sofia
18 April 2018 30 CSKA Sofia 2–2 Levski Sofia Sofia
18:00 EEST Karanga 6' (pen.)
Henrique 9'
Geferson Red card 83'
Manolev Yellow card 88'
Atanasov Yellow card 89'
Pinto Yellow card 90'
Report Cvetković Yellow card 6'
Jablonský Yellow card 21'
Goranov 48'
Paulinho 61'
Obertan Yellow card 80'
Buș Red card 83'
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Stefan Apostolov
Man of the Match: Ivan Goranov
Levski Sofia v Vereya
21 April 2018 31 Levski Sofia 2–0 Vereya Sofia
15:00 EEST Eyjólfsson 41'
Thiam Yellow card 47'
Procházka 57'
Belaïd Yellow card 90+3'
Report Ndong Yellow card 82' Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 0
Referee: Georgi Kabakov
Man of the Match: Roman Procházka
Beroe v Levski Sofia
29 April 2018 32 Beroe 0–4 Levski Sofia Stara Zagora
17:45 EEST Bandalovski Yellow card 12'
Leoni Yellow card 50'
Report Jablonský 21'
Gómez 45'
Buș Yellow card 68'
Procházka Yellow card 77', 86'
Paulinho 89'
Stadium: Beroe
Attendance: 4,900
Referee: Valentin Zhelezov
Man of the Match: Jordi Gómez
Levski Sofia v Botev Plovdiv
4 May 2018 33 Levski Sofia 3–2 Botev Plovdiv Sofia
20:00 EEST Eyjólfsson Yellow card 17'
Belaïd Yellow card 52'
Paulinho 70', 90'
Afonso Yellow card 72'
Rivaldinho 85' (pen.)
Report Steven Yellow card 15', 33'
João Paulo 31'
Filipov Yellow card 53'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Stefan Apostolov
Man of the Match: Paulinho
Ludogorets v Levski Sofia
12 May 2018 34 Ludogorets 2–2 Levski Sofia Razgrad
18:00 EEST Keșerü 5' (pen.)
Góralski Yellow card 13'
Belaïd 84' (o.g.)
Misidjan Yellow card 86'
Report Jablonský Yellow card 8'
Naydenov Yellow card 53'
Procházka 73'
Cabral 88'
Stadium: Ludogorets Arena
Attendance: 7,400
Referee: Georgi Kabakov
Man of the Match: Roman Procházka
Levski Sofia v CSKA Sofia
15 May 2018 35 Levski Sofia 2–3 CSKA Sofia Sofia
18:30 EEST Paulinho 35'
Cabral Yellow card 40'
Goranov Yellow card 54'
Belmonte Yellow card 75'
Kostov 78'
Report Henrique 19'
Atanasov Yellow card 48'
Pinto Yellow card 54', 90'
Malinov 57'
Bodurov Yellow card 76'
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Attendance: 7,900
Referee: Volen Chinkov
Man of the Match: Kristiyan Malinov
Vereya v Levski Sofia
20 May 2018 36 Vereya 0–2 Levski Sofia Stara Zagora
20:00 EEST Report Paulinho 59', 70' Stadium: Trace Arena
Attendance: 900
Referee: Georgi Dimitrov
Man of the Match: Paulinho

European play-off final

Levski Sofia v Cherno More
24 May 2018 Levski Sofia 4–1 Cherno More Sofia
20:30 EEST Obertan 24'
Buș 39', Yellow card 68'
Gómez Yellow card 70'
Panayotov 73'
Jablonský Yellow card 77'
Goranov 83' (pen.)
Report Konongo Yellow card 5'
Bozhilov Yellow card 17'
Dimov Yellow card 27'
Enchev Yellow card 29'
Fennouche 55'
Iliev Yellow card 76'
Vitanov Yellow card 81'
Hassani Yellow card 87'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 4,030
Referee: Georgi Kabakov
Man of the Match: Vasil Panayotov

Bulgarian Cup

Botev Galabovo v Levski Sofia
19 September 2017 First round Botev Galabovo 0–1 (a.e.t.) Levski Sofia Stara Zagora
19:00 EET Tsachev Yellow card 87'
Halil Yellow card 90+2'
Orlinov Yellow card 105'
Report Goranov Yellow card 57'
Vutov Yellow card 102', 111'
Naydenov Yellow card 110'
Stadium: Trace Arena
Attendance: 860
Referee: Stanislav Todorov
Montana v Levski Sofia
25 October 2017 Second round Montana 0–1 Levski Sofia Sofia[3][4]
18:00 EET Report Georgiev 55' (o.g.)
Mapuku Yellow card 65'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 530
Referee: Stanimir Trenchev
Dunav Ruse v Levski Sofia
15 December 2017 Quarterfinal Dunav Ruse 0–2 Levski Sofia Ruse
16:30 EET Vasev Yellow card 42' Report Mapuku 23'
Cabral 45'
Stadium: Gradski
Attendance: 2,700
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov
CSKA Sofia v Levski Sofia
11 April 2018 Semifinal 1st leg CSKA Sofia 0–2 Levski Sofia Sofia
17:30 EEST Bodurov Yellow card 69'
Loé Yellow card 81'
Henrique Yellow card 85'
Report Buș 7', 46', Yellow card 81'
Nascimento Yellow card 56'
Afonso Yellow card 89'
Obertan Yellow card 90+3'
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov
Levski Sofia v CSKA Sofia
25 April 2018 Semifinal 2nd leg Levski Sofia 2–2
(4–2 agg.)
CSKA Sofia Sofia
18:30 EEST Gómez 6'
Thiam Red card 28'
Buș 65'
Paulinho Yellow card 77'
Mitrev Yellow card 90+1'
Report Barthe Yellow card 40'
Pinto Yellow card 41'
Blanco 57'
Alberg 82'
Atanasov Yellow card 88'
Geferson Yellow card 88'
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov
Slavia Sofia v Levski Sofia
9 May 2018 Final Slavia Sofia 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p)
Levski Sofia Sofia
19:30 EEST Petkov Yellow card 11'
Hristov Yellow card 25'
Shokolarov Yellow card 37'
Minchev Yellow card 41'
Velev Yellow card 43'
Chunchukov Yellow card 80'
Yomov Yellow card 98'
Report Gómez soccer ball with red X 12', Yellow card 43'
Thiam Yellow card 35'
Eyjólfsson Yellow card 56'
Nascimento Yellow card 59'
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Nikola Popov
Penalties
Minchev soccer ball with check mark
Angelov soccer ball with check mark
Dimitrov soccer ball with red X
Velev soccer ball with check mark
Yomov soccer ball with check mark
soccer ball with check mark Nascimento
soccer ball with red X Thiam
soccer ball with red X Procházka
soccer ball with check mark Vutov

UEFA Europa League

First qualifying round

Levski Sofia Bulgaria v Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić
29 June 2017 1st leg Levski Sofia Bulgaria 3–1 Montenegro Sutjeska Nikšić Sofia, Bulgaria
20:00 EET Mapuku 1', 21'
Procházka 45+1'
Jablonský Yellow card 68'
Report Radišić Yellow card 23' Yellow-red card 89'
Lončar Yellow card 31'
Marković 79'
Bubanja Yellow card 83'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 6,456
Referee: Martin Lundby (Norway)
Sutjeska Nikšić Montenegro v Bulgaria Levski Sofia
6 July 2017 2nd leg Sutjeska Nikšić Montenegro 0–0
(1–3 agg.)
Bulgaria Levski Sofia Nikšić, Montenegro
21:30 EET Giljen Yellow card 42'
Lončar Yellow card 55'
Bakrač Yellow card 82'
Report Mapuku Yellow card 42' Stadium: Gradski
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Dimitrios Massias (Cyprus)

Second qualifying round

Hajduk Split Croatia v Bulgaria Levski Sofia
13 July 2017 1st leg Hajduk Split Croatia 1–0 Bulgaria Levski Sofia Dugopolje, Croatia
21:30 EET Futács 24' (pen.)
Nižić Yellow card 69'
Barry Yellow card 72'
Memolla Yellow card 82'
Report Jablonský Yellow card 20'
Goranov Yellow card 55'
Panayotov Yellow card 56'
Vutov Yellow card 66'
Stadium: Hrvatski vitezovi
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)
Levski Sofia Bulgaria v Croatia Hajduk Split
20 July 2017 2nd leg Levski Sofia Bulgaria 1–2
(1–3 agg.)
Croatia Hajduk Split Sofia, Bulgaria
20:00 EET Cvetković Yellow card 29'
Buș 69'
Report López Yellow card 61'
Ohandza 80'
Erceg 86'
Stadium: Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ali Palabıyık (Turkey)

Squad statistics

As of match played 20 May 2018
No. Pos Nat Player Total Parva Liga Bulgarian Cup UEFA Europa League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
3 DF Tunisia TUN Aymen Belaid 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
4 DF Bulgaria BUL Ivan Goranov 35 1 27 1 3+1 0 4 0
5 DF Iceland ISL Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson 29 1 23 1 6 0 0 0
6 MF Bulgaria BUL Ivaylo Naydenov 10 0 5+4 0 1 0 0 0
7 MF Brazil BRA Paulinho 18 8 12+3 8 3 0 0 0
8 AM Bulgaria BUL Antonio Vutov 33 3 22+4 2 2+3 1 2 0
9 FW Romania ROU Sergiu Buș 37 11 17+11 7 3+2 3 0+4 1
10 FW Brazil BRA Rivaldinho 8 1 4+4 1 0 0 0 0
11 MF France FRA Anthony Belmonte 13 0 4+6 0 2+1 0 0 0
12 GK Bulgaria BUL Petar Ivanov 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 MF Spain ESP Jordi Gomez 38 5 27+3 4 5+1 1 1+1 0
14 MF Senegal SEN Khaly Thiam 12 0 9 0 3 0 0 0
15 MF Slovakia SVK Roman Procházka 44 6 33+2 5 4+1 0 4 1
17 MF Bulgaria BUL Martin Petkov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 DF Serbia SRB Miloš Cvetković 37 0 29 0 3+1 0 4 0
20 MF Portugal POR Filipe Nascimento 13 0 9+1 0 3 0 0 0
21 GK Bulgaria BUL Bozhidar Mitrev 41 0 31 0 6 0 4 0
24 DF Bulgaria BUL Tomislav Papazov 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
25 DF Portugal POR Afonso Figueiredo 7 0 5+1 0 1 0 0 0
26 MF Cape Verde CPV Jerson Cabral 26 2 10+11 1 2+3 1 0 0
28 DF Czech Republic CZE David Jablonský 34 9 29 9 1 0 4 0
29 FW Bulgaria BUL Stanislav Kostov 15 3 8+3 3 4 0 0 0
30 MF Romania ROU Neluț Roșu 9 0 6+1 0 0 0 2 0
32 AM France FRA Gabriel Obertan 35 3 26+4 3 5 0 0 0
71 MF Bulgaria BUL Vasil Panayotov 34 3 22+3 3 2+3 0 4 0
77 FW Bulgaria BUL Iliya Yurukov 3 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0
89 GK Bulgaria BUL Nikolay Krastev 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
99 FW Bulgaria BUL Stanislav Ivanov 8 0 1+7 0 0 0 0 0
Players away from the club on loan:
FW Bulgaria BUL Iliya Dimitrov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Bulgaria BUL Galin Tashev 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 DF Bulgaria BUL Deyan Ivanov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Bulgaria BUL Georgi Yanev 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
93 FW Bulgaria BUL Atanas Kabov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
75 MF Bulgaria BUL Aleks Borimirov 5 0 0+1 0 1 0 0+3 0
24 GK Bulgaria BUL Aleksandar Lyubenov 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
55 MF Bulgaria BUL Georgi Angelov 6 0 4 0 0 0 1+1 0
Players who left Levski (Sofia) during the season:
26 FW France FRA Amadou Soukouna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 GK Serbia SRB Bojan Jorgačević 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FW Ghana GHA Francis Narh 6 0 0+2 0 0 0 4 0
17 FW Nigeria NGA Tunde Adeniji 5 0 0+1 0 0 0 2+2 0
23 DF Sweden SWE Simon Sandberg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 DF Bulgaria BUL Miki Orachev 11 0 4+4 0 2 0 0+1 0
3 DF Bulgaria BUL Dimitar Pirgov 15 0 9 0 2 0 4 0
10 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Junior Mapuku 26 9 7+12 6 3 1 4 2

References

  1. ^ "A PFG - Regular season rules". Scoresway. Archived from the original on 9 May 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. ^ "A PFG - Rules". Scoresway. Archived from the original on 9 May 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  3. ^ Levski will be the guest at their own stadium, as Montana couldn't finish in time the renovation works on their home venue, and Stadion Kiprovets in Chiprovtsi being unsuitable to host the fixture.
  4. ^ "Официално: Монтана ще домакинства на Левски на "Герена"" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. 16 October 2017.
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