Bulgarian Football Union
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Bulgarian Football Union
Bulgarian Football Union
Bulgarian Football Union logo.svg
Founded1923; 98 years ago (1923)
PresidentMihail Kasabov (interim)
The old BFU headquarters in Sofia

The Bulgarian Football Union (Bulgarian: ?, romanizedBalgarski Futbolen Sayuz; BFS) is a football association based in Bulgaria and a member of UEFA. It organizes a football league, Bulgarian Parva Liga, and fields its Bulgaria national football team in UEFA and FIFA -authorised competitions.

A legal entity that it claims descent from was founded in 1923 as the football department of the Bulgarian National Sports Federation, which existed until the Soviet invasion of 1944. The football governing body was then known as the Central Football Committee until 1948, the Republican Section for Football from 1948 until 1962 and the Bulgarian Football Federation from 1962 until 1985. On 27 June 1985, the organization was renamed the Bulgarian Football Union, the name that it carries today.


President Years in power
Pavel Grozdanov 1923-1933
Tsvetan Genov 1933-1934
Ivan Batandzhiev 1934-1939
Lyubomir Sokerov 1940-1942
Docho Hristov 1942-1944
Georgi Stoyanov 1946-1948
Isaac Catalan 1948
Ivan Nikolov 1948-1949
Mladen Nikolov 1949-1951
Petar Kolarov 1951-1952
Stefan Petrov 1952-1959
Lachezar Avramov 1959-1961
Kiril Nesterov 1961-1962
Nedyalko Donski 1962-1970
Danail Nikolov 1970-1975
Ivan Nikolov 1975-1979
Krum Vasilchev 1979-1982
Dimitar Nikolov 1982-1984
Ivan Shpatov 1984-1986
Andon Traykov 1986-1990
Slavcho Tapavicharov 1990-1991
Dimitar Largov 1991-1993
Valentin Mihov 1993-1994
Hristo Danov 1994-1995
Ivan Slavkov 1995-2005
Borislav Mihaylov 2005-2019
Mihail Kasabov 2019-2021


It organizes the following competitions:

Men's football
Youth football
  • Elite League; First league for academy sides, with three age categories, Under 19, Under 17s and Under 15s sides
Women's football

National teams

The Bulgarian Football Federation also organizes national football teams representing Bulgaria at all age levels:



  • Paytashev, Rumen (2001). World Football Encyclopedia, 1st edition. Trud. ISBN 954-528-500-1.

External links

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