PFC Slavia Sofia (ПФК Славия София) is a Bulgarian football club founded on 10 April1913 in Sofia. Slavia's ground is Ovcha Kupel Stadium with a capacity of 32,000. The team's colours are white and black. April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: sofia. ...
The club has won the Bulgarian Championship and the Bulgarian Cup 7 times, coming 9 times second in the championship and reaching the cup final 5 times without winning. Among the team's international successes are a Cup Winners' Cup semifinal in 1967 and a quarterfinal in 1981, as well as two consecutive Balkans Cup trophies (1986 and 1988). The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic cup competitions. ... In 1961, a Balkans Cup for clubs from Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Turkey, and Yugoslavia was introduced. ...
Official website (in Bulgarian and English)
Categories: European football club stubs | Bulgarian football clubs
Sofia passed to the Ottomans in 1382 and became the residence of the Turkish governors of Rumelia.
Sofia was liberated by Russian forces in 1878, during the Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78, and became the capital of the autonomous Principality of Bulgaria in 1879, which became Kingdom of Bulgaria in 1908.
Sofia is also the country's financial hub, home to the Bulgarian National Bank, the Bulgarian Stock Exchange, as well as some of the country's largest commercial banks (such as HVB Bank Biochim, Bulbank, DSK Bank and United Bulgarian Bank).
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