Second League

CountryBulgariaBulgaria
Season2023

The Second League, also known as the Bulgarian Second Professional Football League, is the second tier of professional football in Bulgaria. Established in 1950, the league has been a significant platform for clubs to gain promotion to the top-tier Bulgarian First League.

The Second League is governed by the Bulgarian Professional Football League and the Bulgarian Football Union. It is composed of 16 teams that compete in a round-robin format, with each team playing every other team twice, once at home and once away. The season typically runs from August to May, with a winter break from December to February.

The team that finishes at the top of the Second League at the end of the season is automatically promoted to the First League. The second-placed team enters a play-off against the team that finishes 13th in the First League to determine the final promotion spot. On the other end of the table, the bottom three teams are relegated to the Third League.

Over the years, the Second League has been a breeding ground for talent and a stepping stone for clubs on their journey to the top flight of Bulgarian football. It has seen the rise of teams like FC Vitosha Bistritsa and FC Tsarsko Selo, who have climbed their way up from the Second League to the First League.

The Second League has also been home to some of Bulgaria's most historic clubs at various points in their history. Teams like Lokomotiv Sofia, Spartak Varna, and Slavia Sofia have all spent time in the Second League, adding to its prestige and competitive nature.

Despite being a second-tier league, the Second League has managed to maintain a high level of competitiveness and quality. The league has been instrumental in developing young Bulgarian talent, providing them with the necessary exposure and experience to compete at the highest level.

In conclusion, the Bulgarian Second Professional Football League, while not as globally recognized as the First League, plays a crucial role in the Bulgarian football system. It serves as a stepping stone for clubs and players to reach the top tier, contributing significantly to the development and progress of Bulgarian football.

Second League Upcoming Games

Second League Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Second League in 2023

Player Team Goals
spartak-varna 13
dobrudzha 13
yantra-2019 11
belasitsa 9
spartak-pleven 9
maritsa-plovdiv 7
maritsa-plovdiv 6
chernomorets-1919-burgas 6
marek 6
ludogorets-ii 6

Second League standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Spartak Varna players, news and schedule Spartak Varna 27 17 3 7 46 20 26 54
2 Septemvri Sofia players, news and schedule Septemvri Sofia 27 16 6 5 37 21 16 54
3 Marek players, news and schedule Marek 27 13 10 4 28 19 9 49
4 Montana players, news and schedule Montana 27 13 8 6 34 22 12 47
5 Dobrudzha players, news and schedule Dobrudzha 26 12 7 7 36 23 13 43
6 Yantra 2019 players, news and schedule Yantra 2019 27 12 7 8 33 28 5 43
7 Strumska Slava players, news and schedule Strumska Slava 27 11 8 8 26 20 6 41
8 Spartak Pleven players, news and schedule Spartak Pleven 27 12 4 11 26 25 1 40
9 Ludogorets II players, news and schedule Ludogorets II 26 10 7 9 30 25 5 37
10 CSKA 1948 Sofia II players, news and schedule CSKA 1948 Sofia II 26 9 8 9 25 28 -3 35
11 Dunav Ruse players, news and schedule Dunav Ruse 27 9 8 10 22 29 -7 35
12 Litex players, news and schedule Litex 27 8 8 11 20 28 -8 32
13 Chernomorets 1919 Burgas players, news and schedule Chernomorets 1919 Burgas 27 7 9 11 25 32 -7 30
14 Belasitsa players, news and schedule Belasitsa 26 7 7 12 25 27 -2 28
15 Sportist Svoge players, news and schedule Sportist Svoge 27 6 9 12 24 35 -11 27
16 Maritsa Plovdiv players, news and schedule Maritsa Plovdiv 27 8 1 18 23 39 -16 25
17 Chernomorets Balchik players, news and schedule Chernomorets Balchik 27 6 6 15 22 40 -18 24
18 Bdin players, news and schedule Bdin 27 4 6 17 10 31 -21 18

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 143/205 70%
Over/Under 76/92 83%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%