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FC Yantra

Full name FC Yantra 1919 Gabrovo
Founded 1919 (1919)
Ground Hristo Botev Stadium, Gabrovo
Ground Capacity 14,000
Chairman Nikolay Minchev
Manager Petar Krastev
League North-West V AFG
2014–15 North-West V AFG, 7th

FC Yantra (Bulgarian: ФК Янтра) is a football club based in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. Its home stadium Hristo Botev has a capacity of 14 000 seats. Club colors are green and white. During the 2006-2007 season the team took first place in Bulgarian North-West V AFG, thus qualified in the Bulgarian B Professional Football Group for the upcoming season.


  • History 1
  • Current squad 2011 2
    • Technical staff 2.1
  • Famous players 3
  • Managers 4
  • Honors 5
  • Last 14 seasons 6
  • Contacts 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


The club was founded in the summer of 1919 under the name of FC City of Gabrovo. Its founders are Hristo Bobchev, dr. Dencho Nedyalkov, Simeon Kostov, Kosta Tepavicharov, Nikola Vulnarov, Nencho Dimitrov, Hristofor Negentsov, Hristofor Stomonyakov, Hristo Karafezov, Dimitar Popov, Sava Mihailov, Ivan, Naniu and Georgi Nenov. On 21 September 1919 the club played its first game against Yunak, but later this year separates and takes a new name sports club Balkan, which is followed by another change - FC Oto. The latter comes from one of the players - Spiridon Nedevsky, nicknamed Oto. Because he had a strong desire to get the ball while on the field he had constantly yelled at his teammates 'ot, ot!' this became a byword for the team. The club subsequently changed its name to Aprilov, FC Chardafon, Chardafon-Orlovets. They participated to Bulgarian Championship as Tarnovo Region champion at seasons of 1928-29, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1933–34 and as Gabrovo Region champion at seasons of 1944-45 and 1947-48. The best result was quarter final in 1944-45. The name FC Yantra came up in 1973, and is used until now (excluding the period 1994 - 2001 when, after a relegation for a corruption case, it played under FC Chardafon). They played in Bulgarian A Football Group between 1970–1972, 1973–1975 and 1990-1994.

During season 2005-2006 the club was relegated and currently resides in Bulgarian third division. Next season(2006–07) FC Yantra winning the North-West "V" Football Bulgarian group and promoted to "B" West Football Group. Season 2007-08 was not good for Yantra they relegated to Bulgarian third division (North-West "V" Bulgarian Football group) with 6-wins 6-draw 14-lose GF:GA-31:48 Points:24

Аfter the end of the season 2008/2009 with the club's financial instability FC Yantra, 4th in the season and the new participant group Yantra 2000 (Gabrovo) are combined after drawing the program. The new team is FC Yantra 1919 (Gabrovo) and played their home games at the stadium Hristo Botev, Gabrovo. The new team change its home colours and play with black shirts, green panties and black socks.

Due to financial reasons FC Yantra give up participation in North-West "V" football group on 23 March 2012.[1]

Current squad 2011

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Dimitur Pantev
2 DF Kaloqn Iliev
3 DF Hristo Koev
4 DF Ivailo Todorov
5 DF Ivailo Iliev
6 MF Ivailo Hristov
7 MF Martin Angelov
8 MF Ivelin Dimitrov
9 FW Miroslav Kosev
10 MF Milen Vankov
11 FW Momchil Kinov
12 GK Stanislav Stanchev
No. Position Player
13 DF Nikolay Kolev
14 DF Tihmoir Trifonov
15 DF Pavel Petkov
16 DF Aleksandur Asparuhov
17 MF Viktor Venkov
18 MF Teoharis Rakidzis
19 MF Iliqn Kunev
20 MF Petko Morovyakov
21 MF Yoan Petkov
22 MF Ivan Lesev

Technical staff

Name Role
Nikolay Vasilev Manager

Famous players


  • Dimitar Aleksiev
  • Krasen Marinov
  • Plamen Markov (1990–92), (1996–97)
  • Velislav Vutsov (2001–02) Winning the Amateur football league cup, and promoted club to Bulgarian B PFG after play off
  • Todor Todorov (2004-6 April)
  • Stoyan Filipov (April 2006-07) promoted club to "B" PFG after winning Bulgarian North-West C AFG
  • Veselin Antonov (2007-March 2008)
  • Ilian Vasilev (March 2008-May 2008)
  • Hristo Kirilov (August 2008-June 2009)
  • Plamen Iliev (July 2009 - December 2009)
  • Nikolay Iliev - Galibata (December 2009 - March 2010)
  • Veselin Antonov (April 2010-December 2010)
  • Radia Doichev (January 2011-July 2011)
  • Nikolay Vasilev (August 2011-)


Group 1
place Team GF:GA Points
1. Rapid Wien 14 : 4 7
2. Zawisza Bydgoszcz 8 : 4 4
3. Halmstads BK 3 : 4 4
4. Brondby IF 11 : 15 4
5. Yantra Gabrovo 4 : 13 1

Last 14 seasons


3 Debel dial Str. 5300 Gabrovo, Bulgaria tel. +359-66-808353

See also


  1. ^

External links

  • Official website
  • Yantra Forum at
  • Yantra Forum at
  • Page on
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