Profesionalen Futbolen Klub CSKA (Bulgarian: Професионален Футболен Клуб ЦСКА), more commonly known as CSKA Sofia, is a Bulgarian football club founded on May 5, 1948 and based in the country's capital, Sofia. Section of the sports club CSKA Sofia, the club currently plays in the first division of the national championship. The red and white club is officially resident of the Balgarska Armiya in French: "Bulgarian army stadium", with a capacity of 22,995 seats.
The CSKA Sofia academy has a long history of producing talented young footballers, and two of its most successful graduates are Dimitar Berbatov and Martin Petrov. Berbatov is widely regarded as one of the greatest Bulgarian footballers of all time, and he started his career at CSKA Sofia in 1998. He quickly established himself as one of the most promising young players in Bulgarian football, and he helped CSKA Sofia win the Bulgarian Cup in 1999. Berbatov's performances for CSKA Sofia earned him a move to Bayer Leverkusen in Germany, and he went on to play for some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, and Monaco.
Martin Petrov is another talented player who came through the CSKA Sofia academy. He made his professional debut for CSKA Sofia in 1995, and he quickly established himself as one of the most promising young wingers in Bulgarian football. Petrov's performances for CSKA Sofia earned him a move to Atletico Madrid in Spain, and he went on to play for clubs such as Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers in England. Like Berbatov, Petrov is widely regarded as one of the greatest Bulgarian footballers of his generation, and his success is a testament to the quality of the CSKA Sofia academy.