Football is a religion for this small country. During his communist era, the Bulgarian nation managed to preserve its nationality and freedom directly by supporting the country’s favorite football club – Levski Sofia named after the apostle of Bulgarian freedom from Ottoman rule, founded in 1914. Known for many different names for years, broken down and dismantled in an attempt to tame enthusiasm and empower the communist motto “If you are not with us, you are against us” and stomp on fundamental human rights to support a team they love, Levski football club has managed to perpetuate Sofia and reach the top in today ‘s society. He has won 26 Bulgarian Championship titles, beating only their CSKA Sofia tournament. Famous football icons like Gundi and Gonzo played internationally as captain of the team and have achieved worldwide fame. Gerena stadium is the main stadium of Levski Stadium with a capacity of 19,000.
CSKA Sofia is the other Bulgarian team that is mostly supported. Its history is a little different from Levski ‘s as it was with Army staff in the past – backed by the government in power and managed by the same. Given that they won 31 titles in the shortest history, founded in 1934, it can only be considered that they pushed to victory during communist times in order to maintain the control of the ruling party by proving to the ordinary citizen that the Is the ruling party is the all – powerful powerful tool to guide them. If we put that aside, CSKA has provided one of the best footballers on a world level, including Hristo Stoichkov and Dimitar Berbatov, one person playing for Barcelona, to finish 4th with a national team Bulgaria and winning the Golden Ball award and the other playing for major clubs such as Tottenham, Manchester United and Monaco in winning the Champions League, respectively. CSKA Sofia has a great academy for young people and is known for promoting young footballers and developing them into great professionals.
Ludogoretz is the most famous football club, which has recently become famous. Its owner is Kiril Domuschiev, a wealthy businessman who funds the club and provides him with a budget almost 5 times as big as the latter for him in financial terms. Their main strategy is to get footballers from abroad, mainly African regions and Brazil and use them to make a huge impact in the local championship. Results speak for themselves, Ludogoretz has been a champion for the past 4 years since he emerged in Group A of the Bulgarian football league. They played in Champions League groups last year narrowly losing to Liverpool and Real Madrid and beating Basel on home turf. The team is like Manchester City and Real Madrid in terms of management and is the best club in Bulgaria at the moment.