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Bulgarian Football Anniversaries

Hello fellow philately fans, after a six month break we're back. We're back with some beautiful Bulgarian football stamps. Issued between March 2013 and February 2014 we've got five stamps featuring five great Bulgarian football teams. The stamps commemorate the centenaries of Botev Plovdiv, Cherno More, Slavia Sofia and Levski Sofia and the 65th anniversary of CSKA Sofia.  I bought these off a very nice Bulgarian geezer who kindly used the same stamps as postage giving me a beautiful football cover in the process.



Football Philately: Bulgarian Football Anniversaries
Bulgarian Football Anniversaries - Cherno More, Slavia Sofia, CSKA Sofia, Botev Plovdiv, Levski Sofia

Botev Plovdiv founded March 1912 - The oldest Bulgarian football club still in existence.The club are named after national hero Hristo Botev. They've been champions twice and the stamp shows the team that won their first title in 1929. 
Football Philately: Botev Plovdiv
PFC Botev Plovdiv
Cherno More Varna founded March 1913 - named after the Black Sea the club has been Bulgarian champions four times. The stamp shows the 1925 team that won the club's first ever national title.
Football Philately: Cherno More Varna
PFC Cherno More Varna
Slavia Sofia founded April 1913 are Bulgaria's third most successful club having seven league titles and seven cup wins to their name. The stamp shows their title winning team of 1943.
Football Philately: Slavia Sofia
PFC Slavia Sofia
Levski Sofia founded May 1914 are named after Vasil Levski one of the all-time greatest Bulgarians. Levski are one of Bulgaria's 'big two' and have won a record seventy-three major domestic trophies including thirteen doubles, two trebles and they've never been relegated. They are the only Bulgarian club to have reached the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
PFC Levski Sofia
CSKA Sofia founded May 1948 are alongside their great rivals Levski one of the big two clubs of Bulgarian football. They have won a record thirty-one national titles which includes a record nine consecutive titles. CSKA are the best performing Bulgarian club in European club competitions reaching the European Cup semi-finals twice and quarter-finals four times.
PFC CSKA Sofia