PFC Ludogorets 1945
PFC Ludogorets is a Bulgarian professional football club based in Razgrad, which currently competes in the First League, of the Bulgarian football league system.
PFC Ludogorets is the successor of the Ludogorets Association for physical education and sports, created in 1945. The town has traditions of preparing professional football players, and Ludogorets has been passionately supported by the public.
Traditionally, throughout the 56 years of its history, the club has been competing in Second division of the Bulgarian Championship, however, in the 2010/2011 season ended with historical success – the team became champion of Second division, winning the promotion to the A PFG (first league in Bulgaria).
Now, the name of this team is a synonym for a quickly developing club investing not only in first-class players, but also in the construction of a modern stadium and a training center. Ludogorets’ ambition is to become the football center of Nord-East Bulgaria, not only promoting football at higher levels, but also creating talents, soon to be the spine of the Bulgarian national football team. According to football sites in Bulgaria, PFC Ludogorets is currently ranked third for number of match spectators. The club is well known for its many, faithful supporters, which hightens the interest of sponsors who financially assist the clubs development.
More than a game
PFC Ludogorets 1945 actively uses the power of football to support a broad range of youth activities in the community. Through organising and financing activities for young people, the club aims at providing young people with opportunities to participate in inspiring and engaging initiatives focused on education and physical activity.
The club is very aware of the influence it has to motivate, inspire and educate young people on a local, regional and national level.
The club’s activities follow the following basic principles:
- Football is passion, ambition and the desire to win – a healthy and educational way to live.
- Setting a good example will motivate and encourage to set goals.
- Sport is a powerful educational tool and provides opportunities to impart knowledge in an engaging, inspiring and fun way.
Community Programmes of PFC Ludogorets 1945
- The ‘Good example Project’ is a community programme that focuses on the power of PFC Ludogorets 1945 to act as a role model. The Bulgarian club is aware of the strength and responsibility, which it holds. Therefore, A-team players and coaches of the club visit schools, kindergartens, hospitals, primary schools, high schools, universities, associations and clubs on a regular basis.
‘Sport and education – a possible mission’ is a programme that is based on the organisation of youth football tournament in combination with engaging study visits to the ancient Roman village Abritus, which is located close to Razgrad. At the study visits, the young people have the opportunity to take part in an interactive guided tour. The tour includes among others quizzes, a Roman mosaic puzzle, an artefact presentation and a walk at which the participants are able to come close to the ancient fortress walls. .
The Aurubis training summer camp is a 5-day training camp for children from Bulgaria which offers the possibility for participation in football training, given by professional staff, and the participating in engaging off the pitch activitites.
Every year on 1st of June, the International Children’s Day, PFC Ludogorets invites children from the Children and Youth Centre in Razgrad to the Club’s stadium surprising them with gifts and fun activities. The entire day is centred around the children and many fun activities are being organised for them, providing them with the opportunity to participate in a very special day.
At the Champions’ Christmas tree decoration more than 500 children come together to participate in the “Decorate the Christmas Tree with Ludogorets” competition. The competition is an event that receives a high interest and gathers many participants from kindergardens based in Razgrad and the surrounding regions. Next to participating, the children receive gifts and treats.