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First Professional Football League
Season 2016–17
Champions Ludogorets Razgrad
6th title
Relegated Neftochimic Burgas
Montana
Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa
Champions League Ludogorets Razgrad
Europa League Botev Plovdiv
Dunav Ruse
Levski Sofia
Matches played 240
Goals scored 616 (2.57 per match)
Top goalscorer Claudiu Keșerü (22)
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The 2016–17 First Professional Football League (Bulgarian: Първа професионална футболна лига 2016/17, Parva profesionalna futbolna liga 2016/17) was the 93rd season of top division football in Bulgaria. It was played from 29 July 2016 to 4 June 2017. Ludogorets Razgrad won the tournament. The top scorer was Claudiu Keșerü, with 22 goals.

Regular season

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ludogorets Razgrad 26 21 4 1 69 19 +50 67 Championship round
2 Levski Sofia 26 15 6 5 38 17 +21 51
3 CSKA Sofia 26 13 7 6 35 16 +19 46
4 Cherno More Varna 26 12 7 7 30 24 +6 43
5 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 26 10 9 7 35 30 +5 39
6 Dunav Ruse 26 10 8 8 32 31 +1 38
7 Botev Plovdiv 26 10 5 11 36 42 −6 35 Relegation round
8 Beroe Stara Zagora 26 10 5 11 27 28 −1 35
9 Pirin Blagoevgrad 26 10 4 12 30 36 −6 34
10 Vereya 26 8 6 12 22 36 −14 30
11 Slavia Sofia 26 8 4 14 30 45 −15 28
12 Neftochimic Burgas 26 7 5 14 27 37 −10 26
13 Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa 26 5 7 14 22 39 −17 22
14 Montana 26 3 3 20 16 49 −33 12

Championship round

Points and goals will carry over in full from the regular season.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ludogorets Razgrad (C) 36 25 8 3 87 28 +59 83 Champions League second qualifying round
2 CSKA Sofia 36 19 10 7 51 21 +30 67
3 Levski Sofia 36 18 9 9 50 31 +19 63 European play-off final
4 Dunav Ruse 36 15 10 11 46 44 +2 55 Europa League first qualifying round
5 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 36 14 10 12 50 52 −2 52
6 Cherno More Varna 36 13 8 15 39 45 −6 47

Relegation round

Points and goals will carry over in full from the regular season.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Vereya 32 13 6 13 31 40 −9 45 European play-off quarter-finals
2 Botev Plovdiv 32 13 5 14 51 50 +1 44 Europa League first qualifying round
3 Slavia Sofia 32 11 4 17 37 55 −18 37 Relegation play-offs
4 Montana (R) 32 4 3 25 24 66 −42 15

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Beroe Stara Zagora 32 12 8 12 35 33 +2 44 European play-off quarter-finals
2 Pirin Blagoevgrad 32 12 7 13 41 44 −3 43
3 Neftochimic Burgas (R) 32 8 7 17 33 47 −14 31 Relegation play-offs
4 Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa (R) 32 7 9 16 32 51 −19 30

Statistics

Top goalscorers

22 goals

  • Romania Claudiu Keșerü (Ludogorets Razgrad)

17 goals

  • Bulgaria Martin Kamburov (Lokomotiv Plovdiv)

14 goals

  • Bulgaria Marcelo Nascimento da Costa (Ludogorets Razgrad)

13 goals

  • Brazil João Paulo da Silva Araújo (Ludogorets Razgrad and Botev Plovdiv)
  • Brazil Wanderson Cristaldo Farias (Ludogorets Razgrad)

11 goals

  • Bulgaria Todor Nedelev (Botev Plovdiv)
  • Bulgaria Daniel Mladenov (Pirin Blagoevgrad)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Junior Mapuku (Beroe Stara Zagora)
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