Kyustendil

(redirected from Velbazhd)

Kyustendil

(kyo͝ostĕndēl`), city (1993 pop. 54,452), SW Bulgaria, near the Serbian border. Famous for its mineral springs used to heat hothouses, Kyustendil is a market city for fruit and other agricultural produce. There are varied light industries. The city's history dates to Roman times. It was the capital of an independent Bulgarian principality when the Turks took it in the 14th cent. The city remained under Turkish rule until 1878, when it became part of Bulgaria.
References in periodicals archive ?
In 2000, we were unlucky not to beat Bulgarian side Velbazhd in the Intertoto Cup.
He also played for UCD in the same competition three years ago, when College were only beaten on the away goals rule by FC Velbazhd.
Ireland's UCD were level with Velbazhd but went out on the away goals rule.
Drawn with Luxembourg's F91 Dudelange, the Belfield club are unbeaten in the four European games they've played - against eventual champions Everton in the Cup Winners Cup' (1984) and against Velbazhd Kyustendil in the Inter-Toto Cup in 2000.
Intertoto Cup Results - HB Torshavn 0, Lombard Tatabanya 4; V Frolunda 1, HSK Zrinjski 0; UCD 3, Velbazhd 3; FC Araks 1, Sigma Olomouc 2; Dinamo Tbilisi 2, Standard Liege 2; Cwmbran 0, FC Nistru Otaci 1; Kocaelispor 0, FK Atlantas 1; MyPa 1, N Xamax 2; Leiftur 2, Lucerne 2; LASK Linz 2, Hapoel Petach-Tikva 1.
College's last continental adventure was in 2000 when they lost on away goals to Velbazhd Kyustendil of Bulgaria.
The Students were in action in the Intertoto Cup that summer and emerged with their reputations intact, going out on the away goal rule in the first round to FC Velbazhd without losing a game.
UCD bowed out against Bulgarian side FC Velbazhd on the away goals rule but went on to endure a forgettable league season.
The Students needed to win in Bulgaria in yesterday's first round second leg after drawing with Velbazhd 3-3 in Belfield last Sunday.