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2009–10 Bulgarian Cup

The Bulgarian Cup 2009–10 was the seventieth official season of the Bulgarian annual football knockout tournament. The competition began on September 16, 2009 with the matches of the Preliminary Round and ended with the final on May 5, 2010. Litex Lovech are the defending champions.

The winners of the competition qualifyd for the third qualifying round of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.

Participating clubs

The following teams will compete in the cup: (Teams in bold are still active in the competition)

A PFG 2008–2009
all clubs
West B PFG 2008–2009
all clubs
East B PFG 2008–2009
all clubs
Winners of regional cup competitions
best eight teams

Levski Sofia
CSKA Sofia
Cherno More Varna
Litex Lovech
Lokomotiv Sofia
Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Chernomorets Burgas
Lokomotiv Mezdra
Slavia Sofia
Pirin Blagoevgrad
Minyor Pernik
Sliven
Botev Plovdiv
Vihren
Spartak Varna
PFC Belasitsa Petrich1

Montana
Sportist
Bansko
Chavdar Etropole
Balkan Botevgrad
Rilski Sportist
Vidima-Rakovski Sevlievo
Pirin Gotse Delchev
Botev Krivodol
Kom-Minyor
Belite orli
Etar 1924
Marek Dupnitsa
Chavdar Byala Slatina2
PFC Spartak Pleven3

Beroe Stara Zagora
Chernomorets Pomorie
Kaliakra
Spartak Plovdiv
Dunav Ruse
Lyubimetz 2007
Svetkavitsa
Svilengrad 1921
Minyor Radnevo
Lokomotiv Stara Zagora4
Rodopa Smolyan5
PFC Chernomorets Balchik
Volov Shumen
Nesebar

OFC Devnya from North-East Zone
FC Tryavna from North-West Zone
Lokomotiv 1925 Septemvri from South-West Zone
Maritsa Plovdiv from South-East Zone
Dobrudzha as Winner in North-East V AFG
Brestnik 1948 as Winner in South-East V AFG
Botev Vratsa as Winner in North-West V AFG
Septemvri Simitli as Winner in South-West V AFG

1 Belasitsa Petrich was removed from West B PFG due lack of funding.
2 Chavdar Byala Slatina declined its participation on the tournament.
3 Spartak Pleven was removed from West B PFG on 10 March 2009 due lack of eligible players.
4 Lokomotiv Stara Zagora was removed from East B PFG on 3 August 2009 due lack of funding.
5 Rodopa Smolyan declined its participation on the tournament due lack of funding.

Preliminary round

In this round entered 4 winners from the regional competitions as well as 3 teams from B PFG (second level) decided by random draw. There should have been 4 teams selected from B PFG, but since this year's league features only 31 team, 3 teams were chosen. The matches were played on September 16 and October 8, 2009.

Note: Roman numerals in brackets denote the league tier the clubs participate in during the 2009–10 season.

First round

In this round entered winners from the previous round together with the remaining 28 teams from B PFG. The matches were played on October 21, 2009.

Second round

This round featured winners from the First Round and all 16 teams from A PFG. The matches were played on November 24, November 25, December 2, December 3, December 9 and December 10, 2009.

Third round

In this round entered winners from the Second Round. The matches were played on December 12, 2009 and December 13, 2009.

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Bracket

External links

  • bulgarian-football.com (Bulgarian)
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