Club 14 April 2020

Ludogorets’ achievements and records in the European tournaments so far

Ludogorets lost to Inter in the 1/16 finals of the UEFA Europa League and dropped off the tournament.

Ludogorets lost to Inter in the 1/16 finals of the UEFA Europa League and dropped off the tournament. The team played a total of 16 matches, which is a record achievement for a Bulgarian team in a single European football season. Ludogorets did the same in the 2013/14 season when the team reached the 1/8 finals of the UEFA Europa League.

Let’s have a look at the club’s achievements in the European tournaments:

* Ludogorets has played a total of 90 games in the European tournaments. Only Levski and CSKA have more.
* The club has 31 wins and 31 losses.
* The three players with the most matches played as part of a Bulgarian team are from Ludogorets: Marcelinho (80 matches), Dyakov (79 matches, 78 of which as part of Ludogorets), and Moti (76 matches).
* Marcelinho is the top Ludogorets scorer in the European tournaments with 15 goals scored and 17 goal assists.
* Ludogorets holds the record for the most games played in the European tournaments in a single season: 16 matches in 2013/14 and 2019/20.
* Ludogorets is the only Bulgarian team that managed to qualify twice for the Champions League group phase – in the 2014/15 and 2016/17 seasons.
* Ludogorets is the Bulgarian team with the most European tournaments group phase qualifications (a total of six times).
* Ludogorets is the first Bulgarian team to defeat a Portuguese team as a guest (the 2:0 win against Sporting Braga in 2017).
* Ludogorets is the only Bulgarian team to defeat a Dutch team as a guest (the 2:0 win against PSV Eindhoven in 2013).
* Ludogorets is the first Bulgarian team to defeat Crvena Zvezda as a guest (the 2:0 win in 2016). Crvena Zvezda had already defeated all the other Bulgarian teams.
* Ludogorets achieved the biggest win a Bulgarian team has achieved against a Hungarian team (the 3:0 win against Ferencvaros in 2019).
* Ludogorets is the Bulgarian team with the most convincing transfer to a European tournament group phase (the team won 16 out of 18 points in the Europa League 2013/14 season.
* Ludogorets holds the record for the most wins in the European tournaments in a single season (a total of 9 in 2013/14).
* The gatekeeper Vladislav Stoyanov was able to save four penalty kicks in the European tournaments, including on performed by Christiano Ronaldo.
* Ludogorets’ games are the most dramatic compared to the other Bulgarian teams. In a total of 90 matches in the European tournaments, the team was able to score nine goals after the 85th minute and a couple more between the 90th and the 120th minute.
* Ludogorets is the Bulgarian team with the most Champions League games played (a total of 44).
* Ludogorets is the only Bulgarian team to defeat a Russian team in a European tournament match (the 5:1 win against CSKA Moscow in 2019).

 *The 30 goals scored by Ludogorets the last seasons is an all-time record. No Bulgarian team has achieved this on the European scene so far.

 

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League table efbet League, 9th round
1. Lokomotiv (Plovdiv) 19
2. Ludogorets 1945 17
3. Beroe (St. Zagora) 15
4. CSKA 14
5. CSKA 1948 13
6. Tsarsko selo 13
7. Arda (Kardzhali) 13
8. Botev (Vratsa) 12
9. Levski (Sofia) 11
10. Cherno more (Varna) 11
11. Montana 11
12. Botev (Plovdiv) 9
13. Slavia (Sofia) 7
14. Etar (Veliko Tarnovo) 2

 
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