On the eve of the long-awaited return to the
On the eve of the long-awaited return to the "yellow-black" home, the "Hristo Botev" stadium, congratulate all Plovdiv and Bulgarian citizens on the anniversary of the founding of one of the symbols of millennium city - FC Botev (Plovdiv) (Image Courtesy-Facebook)

On the eve of the long-awaited return to the “yellow-black” home, the “Hristo Botev” stadium, congratulate all Plovdiv and Bulgarian citizens on the anniversary of the founding of one of the symbols of millennium city – FC Botev (Plovdiv).

Beauty, Faith and Fight have been unchanging companions of the “yellow-black” club throughout the years of its existence. Wins and losses, successes and falls, cups and failures, but always with pride and honour – this is the meaning of Botevism.

The club was founded on March 11, 1912, and is the oldest football club still in existence in the nation; according to Wikipedia, Hristo Botev, a national hero of Bulgaria, is honoured with the name Botev.

As the club’s stadium is being rebuilt, home games are played at the Botev 1912 Football Complex in the Komatevo neighbourhood.

Throughout history, the club has won two Bulgarian titles, three Bulgarian Cups, one Bulgarian Supercup, and one Balkans Cup. Moreover, Botev has once advanced to the Cup Winners’ Cup quarterfinals.

Throughout history, the club has won two Bulgarian titles, three Bulgarian Cups, one Bulgarian Supercup, and one Balkans Cup. Moreover, Botev has once advanced to the Cup Winners’ Cup quarterfinals.

The team has additionally finished second in the domestic league twice and advanced to thirteen finals of the Bulgarian Cup. The team frequently competed in the regional Plovdiv championship during the years before the Bulgarian title was established, winning it six times.

The colours of the Botev Plovdiv uniform were chosen at a board meeting in August 1917. While the black colour represents the rich black dirt and the Orthodoxy of the club’s other founders from First Boys High School, the yellow indicates the club’s founders from Saint Augustine’s Catholic College and the golden grain fields of Thrace.

The tricolour of the Kingdom of Bulgaria is represented by the colours white, green, and red on the crests. They represent the warriors’ blood, the souls’ purity, and the fertility of Bulgaria all at once. The infinite circle alludes to eternity, while the shield represents the brave.

March 12 is another special day for yellow blacks as they celebrate Vangel Delev’s birthday. Delev played over 300 matches with Botev. He was awarded the title of “Master of Sports”.

On his social media account, the club wrote, “There remains an eternal trace in the hearts of all “botevists” as part of the “canaries” champion team in 1967″.

PFC Botev Plovdiv also wished Vangel Delev health, happiness and more unforgettable moments in yellow and black.