Northern and
Southern Schleswig
Denmark & GermanyJune 28 - July 7, 2024.

Teams

FC POBEDA

Romania Minority: Bulgarian Minority in Romania

The FC Pobeda at the EUROPEADA

The FC Pobeda is the representative team for the Bulgarian minority in Romania.

EUROPEADA 2024, will be their very first time participating in the tournament.

 

The Bulgarian minority in Romania

The Bulgarian ethnic minority in Romania is concentrated mainly in the historical region of Banat in the western part of the country. In the town of Dudestii Vechi county Timis they form to this day the majority of the inhabitabts.

Acording to our records the game of football began to be played in our parts after the First World War and quickly became the preferred pastime of the young and old alike. An empy field was then alloted at the edge of the town for this purpose.

1927 is officially the year when the Football Club Pobeda was formed. Initially the game was played on Sundays after the liturgy at the local Catholic Church. Interested people would  be heading towards "Payata" the unofficial name of the place to watch our boys meet some other team from the neighbouring towns and villages.

When the football leagues were organised in the country Pobeda participated in the beginning in the lowest so called "Promotion" league, the players being all amateurs. Over time as talented young people began to emerge, the team was promoted higher and it ended up playing until recently in the third league.

One of the great joys of the supporters in recent time was when the team's playing ground was named in honour of one of Bulgaria's greats -  Hristo Stoichkov.  On that occasion some renowned former footballers from Romania and Bulgaria played against each other with the help from the local legends.

Nowadays Pobeda has two teams playing in different leagues, and against all odds are striving to do better and to reclaim the glory of the past. The team's colours are blue and white and have the absolute loyalty of their fans in whatever situation they find themselves.

 

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Event

European Football Championship of the autochthonous national minorities

European Football Championship of the autochthonous national minorities

Organisation

Federal Union of European Nationalities

Federal Union of European Nationalities

Partners

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland

 

Sydslesvigudvalget

Sydslesvigudvalget

 

Tønder Kommune

Tønder Kommune

 

Region Syddanmark

Region Syddanmark

 

Haderslev Kommune

Haderslev Kommune

 

Aabenraa Kommune

Aabenraa Kommune

 

Sønderborg Kommune

Sønderborg Kommune

 

Kreis Nordfriesland

Kreis Nordfriesland

 

Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde

Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde

 

Miniszterelnökség, Nemzetpolitikai Államtitkárság Bethlen Gábor Alap

Miniszterelnökség, Nemzetpolitikai Államtitkárság Bethlen Gábor Alap

Local organisers

German Minority in Denmark

German Minority in Denmark

 

Sinti and Roma Organisation

Sinti and Roma Organisation

 

North Frisian Minority Association

North Frisian Minority Association

 

Danish minority in Germany

Danish minority in Germany

Local sponsors

Union Bank

Union Bank

 

hpo Steuerberater

hpo Steuerberater

 

Flensborg Avis

Flensborg Avis

 

Der Nordschleswiger

Der Nordschleswiger

 

Na Logo

Na Logo

 

Hotel des Nordens

Hotel des Nordens

 

Strandet

Strandet

 

Naturgeflüster

Naturgeflüster

 

Flensburger Brauerei

Flensburger Brauerei