Professional Football Club Botev Plovdiv, commonly known as Botev Plovdiv or simply Botev, is the oldest continuously existing Bulgarian association football club. The club was established on 12 March 1912 by a group of students in Plovdiv. Its home ground, the Hristo Botev Stadium is located in the residential quarter of Kamenitza and is currently under reconstruction. Therefore, home matches are temporarily played at Botev 1912 Football Complex in Komatevo. The team currently competes in First League, the top division of the Bulgarian football league system.
Named in honour of the Bulgarian national hero Hristo Botev, the club has won two Bulgarian championships, three Bulgarian Cups, one Bulgarian Supercup and one Balkans Cup. The club has also reached the Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals once. In addition, Botev has also been a runner-up in the domestic league twice and has reached the Bulgarian Cup final twelve times. In the years before A Group was created, the team regularly participated in the local Plovdiv championship, claiming it six times.
Hristo Botev Stadium