Season


Format:

10 teams, each plays the others four times - twice at home and twice away - for a total of 36 games each, over 36 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking; 9. draw.



Qualification for UEFA competitions:

1 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League qualifiers

2-3 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers

4 place: possible 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on Cup outcome)



Relegation from the league:

9 place: enters Play-offs 1/2 with one B PFG team for 1 place in 2016/2017 A PFG

10 place: relegated to 2016/2017 B PFG



Promotion to the league:

1 team from 2015/2016 B PFG

1 more team from 2015/2016 B PFG possible to promote through Play-offs 1/2



Changes from last season:

Marek and Haskovo relegated to B PFG

Montana and OFK Pirin promoted from B PFG



Changes before the season:

Lokomotiv Sofia, 3rd; and CSKA Sofia, 5th last season; don't receive licenses due to financial problems and are relegated from the league.

League reduced to 10 teams.


Bulgaria