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Давай, Ботев, вкарвай, бий се, живей!
Каквото и да става пак ще бъдем с теб и ще бъдем завинаги!
Ние просто само те обичаме!
Давай! Ние не умираме! Ние сме завинаги!
Колкото и да си слаб - давай!
Колкото и да си безпомощен - давай!
Ние те обичаме още по-силно, още по-страстно!
Защото си Ботев Пловдив! Наша болка и утеха!
Прекрасен Ботев!
Ботев - на Пловдив, на Колежа, на Старика,

на Чико и Тумби, на Мики и Кючуков,
на Бенкса, на Зико, на Пашев, на Видолов....
Прекрасен Ботев, толкова много те обичаме!
Нашата вяра е твоята сила!
И никога, никога, никога –
Никога няма да отстъпим!





Established: 12 March 1912

Champion: 1929, 1967
National Cup winner: 1962, 1981
Vice: 1963, 1986
Bronz: 1930, 1956, 1961, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995
Cup finals: 1947, 1956, 1963, 1964, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995
in Europe: best performance - 1963, 1/4final Cup Winners Cup
Balkan Cup winner: 1972

nickname: the Canaries
colors: yellow, black, red
stadium: "College Stadium" - 22 000

president: Dimitar Hristolov
coach: Jassen Petrov







Botev Plovdiv Football Club was born on 12 March 1912 in Plovdiv, a town of millennial history. This oldest and one of the most prominent Bulgarian soccer firm has been established by students from the elite schools - the French College and the First City High school. They choose to named it "Botev" in honour of a poet-revolutonary, a national hero Hristo Botiov. Since then the history of BPFC is marked on the sign of poetry and revolt.

During the years, by way of winds and storms of XX century Botev Plovdiv FC became the most popular city club, characteristically Plovdiv-spirit team - "the pride of Thrace". That's why fans of the Canaries proclaim their idea as an "urban order".

Years of the communist regime in Bulgaria is a time of continuous degradation of Plovdiv as a city of importance. Due to its bourgeois origin, BPFC had been slowly annihillating by administrative repressions and many cutting harms. Whole effort of the communist authorities has been targetted at increasing of the role of capital Sofia and its "uniform" clubs: militia (Levski Sofia) and army (CSKA). This was the true reason of being "always third" at the end of the championships...

Fortunately Bulgaria threw down communist regime in 1989. But ten years after, unfortunately BPFC failed in a difficult financial position through faults of the president Hristolov. The situation has radically worsen at the second half of the 2000/2001 season. The Canaries agonized in spite of the violent efforts of their fans! Relegated in Second division for the first time in history it's impossible to write about the real BPFC after these days. Now the team is back in the BG Premier division...But there is still a cruel warfare between bultras and the club's president Dimitar "Rural" Hristolov...