Regarding scoring goals – we have to note one more thing that is negative for Lokomotiv. After the record success with 6:0 on November 28, 2020, 6 consecutive derbies have passed in which the “black and white” cannot score more than one goal.
However, one individual achievement must be distinguished – the captain of the “Smurfs” Dimitar Iliev recorded his 18th appearance in the battle for Plovdiv for the championship. Thus he overtook Martin Kamburov and the defender from the 70s – Nedyalko Stamboliev, who appeared 17 times with the black and white team in this clash.
Thus, Bulgaria’s No. 1 Footballer for 2019 and 2020 is already in sixth place of all time among the players who have the most championship matches against Botev, “Match Telegraph” specifies. The top 5 is made up of Georgi Vassilev – Gocho with 27, Hristo Bonev with 26, Iliya Bekyarov and Stancho Bonchev with 20 each and Gancho Peev with 19.