Founded In
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria


About Beroe

Professional Football Club Beroe Stara Zagora, usually known more simply as Beroe, was first established in 1924, under the name SC Beroya. However, its roots can be traced back to previous football clubs from the area, with the club considering its origin to be the formation of Vereya in 1916. Throughout history, the team have achieved significant success, picking up numerous honours along the way. They are nicknamed 'The Greens' in reference to the club's traditional home colours.

Over the course of the first few decades of the club's existence, they underwent many mergers and name changes. By the time the Bulgarian league system came into place in the 1940s, many of the city's smaller clubs had joined forces with Beroe, in order to create a single, unified club, capable of challenging for trophies.

The 1985–86 season brought about the club's most significant achievement, as they were crowned as Bulgarian champions for the first time. Further success came in 2009-10 and 2012-13, with the team winning the Bulgarian Cup. Later in 2013, they were also successful in the Bulgarian Super Cup, in order to claim their fourth major domestic honour. As a result of their performances, the team have qualified for a number of European competitions, including the European Cup and the UEFA Cup. Their best performance came in the 1972-73 UEFA Cup, where they were able to reach the last 16. In addition, the team lifted the Balkans Cup in 1968, 1969, 1983 and 1984. Their four wins in the cup is a record for that competition.

Amongst the club's most notable former players are names like Evgeni Yanchovski, Petar Zhekov, Petko Petkov, Stoycho Mladenov, Mümün Kashmer and Tenyo Minchev. Petkov is the club's record goalscorer, while Yanchovski holds the record for most appearances.

Beroe's home matches are played at Beroe Stadium, which is nicknamed 'The Temple'. The venue was built in 1959 and currently has a capacity of 11,959.