Chernomoretz Burgas

Chernomoretz Burgas

About Chernomoretz Burgas

Professional Sports Football Club Chernomoretz Burgas, known more simply as Chernomoretz Burgas, was first established in 2005. The team was created by the mayor of Burgas and was intended to act as a direct successor to FC Chernomorets Burgas, who were experiencing severe financial problems at the time. FC Chernomorets Burgas eventually went out of business in 2006. Due to PSFC Chernomoretz Burgas' status as its natural successor, many refer to the current club's foundation date as 1919; the year FC Chernomorets Burgas was established.

In their first season, Chernomoretz Burgas finished top of the Bulgarian South-East V AFG and gained promotion to the country's second tier. In the summer of 2006, they lifted the Bulgarian Amateur Cup before the businessman, Mitko Sabev, purchased the club. The following year, the team won the Bulgarian East B PFG, their second successive league title, and gained promotion to the top flight.

Since reaching the top tier, Chernomoretz Burgas have been able to establish themselves in the division. To date, their best league finish came in the 2011-12 season, where the team ended the campaign in 4th place. Although they are yet to win any major honours, the team were runners up in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2008. Their best performance in the domestic Bulgarian Cup, meanwhile, came in 2011, when they reached the quarter final stage of the competition.

Amongst the most notable players to play for the club are VanĨo Trajanov, Lourival Assis, Aatif Chahechouhe and Yannick Boli.

Chernomoretz Burgas' home matches are currently played at Lazur Stadium, which opened in 1967. The venue was renovated in 1997 and 2009 and has a 3-star rating from UEFA. It is able to hold up to 18,037 supporters. However, the club are planning to move into their new home, Chernomorets Arena, in 2017. The venue will have a capacity of 30,000, with the possibility of expanding it to 55,000.