Ludogorce Razgrad’s footballers, led by Czech coach Pavel Vrba in the eighth round, became the Bulgarian champions for the tenth time in a row. Today, they secured the title in advance after a 3: 1 victory over Stará Zagora. Four rounds before the end of the group’s title fight are unbeatable.
Ludogorec has ruled the highest competition continuously since the 2011/12 season, when he triumphed in the first year after advancing among the elite, and currently holds the longest winning streak in European leagues. Lithuanian coach Valdas Dambrauskas led the team to the title, replacing temporary coach Stanislav Genchev in January.
The current coach of the Prague Sparta Vrba for the Bulgarian team finished less than a year later in October after a defeat in the opening round of the basic group of the European League at home 1: 2 with Antwerp. Before that, he did not succeed in the fight with the team for participation in the Champions League, because in the 2nd preliminary round Ludogorec was no longer enough for Midtjylland.
In the domestic competition, the team was second at the time of Vrb’s departure with a two-point loss to Lokomotiv Plovdiv, after losing three times in the first eight laps. Since then, he has also won only three times in another 19 league matches, having suffered only two defeats in the highest competition in the entire season.