Name
Bulgarian First League

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Established
1948 (75 years old)

First Recorded Event
2020-02-22

Current Season
2022-2023

API Football ID
4351

Sport
Soccer

Location
Bulgaria

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
efbet League
Първа професионална футболна лига
First Professional Football League
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Upcoming Events
10 Feb 23 Botev Plovdiv  - Lokomotiv Sofia
11 Feb 23 Levski Sofia  - Cherno More
11 Feb 23 Spartak Varna  - Ludogorets Razg
11 Feb 23 CSKA 1948  - Hebar Pazardzhi
12 Feb 23 Lokomotiv Plovd  - Botev Vratsa
12 Feb 23 Septemvri Sofia  - Arda Kardzhali
12 Feb 23 Beroe  - CSKA Sofia
13 Feb 23 Slavia Sofia  - Pirin Blagoevgr
18 Feb 23 Cherno More  - Beroe
18 Feb 23 CSKA Sofia  - Botev Plovdiv

Latest Results
01 Dec 22 Ludogorets Razg 0 - 0  Levski Sofia
26 Nov 22 Slavia Sofia 1 - 2  Ludogorets Razg
14 Nov 22 Botev Vratsa 0 - 0  Septemvri Sofia
13 Nov 22 Ludogorets Razg 1 - 1  CSKA 1948
13 Nov 22 Hebar Pazardzhi 1 - 2  Lokomotiv Plovd
13 Nov 22 Lokomotiv Sofia 1 - 2  Beroe
12 Nov 22 Levski Sofia 1 - 2  Slavia Sofia
12 Nov 22 Arda Kardzhali 2 - 1  Botev Plovdiv
12 Nov 22 Cherno More 0 - 2  CSKA Sofia
11 Nov 22 Pirin Blagoevgr 3 - 1  Spartak Varna

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The First Professional Football League (Bulgarian: Първа професионална футболна лига), also known as the Bulgarian First League or Parva liga, currently known as the efbet League for sponsorship reasons, is a professional association football league, located at the top of the Bulgarian football league system. Contested by 14 teams, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Vtora liga.

The Bulgarian football championship was inaugurated in 1924 as the Bulgarian State Football Championship and has been played in a league format since 1948, when the A Group was established. The champions of the First League have the right to participate in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League based on the league's European coefficient. Additionally, two UEFA Europa League spots are allocated to the second team in the final standings and the winner of the European playoffs. A further fourth spot may also be granted to the fourth placed team in the final league ranking, given that the Bulgarian Cup holder has finished among the top three teams at the end of the season.

A total of 67 clubs have competed in the Bulgarian top-tier since its establishment. In the last decade, many teams such as the current champions Ludogorets were introduced for the first time in the league. In 2016–17, Vereya Stara Zagora became the 67th club to participate in the competition. Since 1948, eleven different teams have been crowned champions of Bulgaria. The three most successful clubs are CSKA Sofia with 31 titles, Levski Sofia with 26 titles and Ludogorets Razgrad with 8 titles respectively. The current champions Ludogorets Razgrad won their eight consecutive title in their eight First League season in 2018–19.


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2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

Teams

Arda Kardzhali

Beroe

Botev Plovdiv

Botev Vratsa

Cherno More

CSKA 1948

CSKA Sofia

Hebar Pazardzhi

Levski Sofia

Lokomotiv Plovd

Lokomotiv Sofia

Ludogorets Razg

Pirin Blagoevgr

Septemvri Sofia

Slavia Sofia

Spartak Varna

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