Who are Levski Sofia?

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Levski Sofia is a Bulgarian Football Club playing in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Levski is the Number 2 team in Bulgaria, often referred to as the "Euroidiots" for their game against Antwerp in the 89/90 UEFA Cup edition and for their poor performance in the European Champions League, listed in the UEFA records as the worst performance in that tournament as of January, 2008. Levski is also listed in the Guiness Book of World Records for the team with most second places in a national football league.

Positive Aspects

Levski, however, is known as the "team of the people" because unlike the fans of their rivals from CSKA who are predominantly white Bulgarians, Levski supports diversity. For example, two of Levski's most active fan fractions, Sofia West and Ultra Varna mostly recruit fans from the Gypsy and Turkish population in Bulgaria.

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PFC Levski are one of the oldest teams in Bulgaria and at the same time the most popular club in this country. It is called by the football fans "The Blue Team" or "The Blue Avalanche". Levski are the only club in Bulgaria which has played in the Football Premiership of Bulgaria since its establishment. The Blue club has a positive balance against all teams which have ever existed in Bulgaria. Levski is Bulgaria's team N 1 in total number of won prizes - 26 Championship Titles, 26 Cups of Bulgaria and 3 Super Cups. Levski also hold a big number of individual records. One of them is the 6 goals in one match from European tournaments. The 6 goals were scored by Kiro Milanov and this record has yet to be broken.

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