Maritza Plovdiv win seventh consecutive title in Bulgaria

Plovdiv, Bulgaria, April 15, 2021. Maritza Plovdiv’s 117th consecutive win in Bulgaria’s National Volleyball League (NVL) delivered the seventh consecutive championship title for the club from Europe’s oldest living city and secured the Yellow-and-Blues’ spot in the pool stage of next season’s CEV Champions League Volley - Women.

On Wednesday evening, Maritza victoriously closed the gold medal playoff series against Kazanlak Volley and for the first time had the opportunity to lift the champions’ trophy at home, in Plovdiv. Coach Lazar Lazarov’s girls defeated their opponents in straight sets – 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-14), after a 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-22) shutout in Kazanlak two days earlier.

Kazanlak Volley took the silver medal. The bronze went to CSKA Sofia.

Earlier this season, the Bulgarian Champions League regulars also won their sixth Bulgaria Cup trophy. This is the fifth domestic golden double for Maritza.

Historically, only two other clubs have won more women’s national titles than Maritza has. Levski Sofia have claimed the title 28 times and CSKA Sofia triumphed as Bulgarian champions 22 times.

Maritza’s amazing winning streak of 117 consecutive NVL victories started on November 21, 2015 and has lasted over five full seasons so far.