Official logo of Osmi Basein
|Geographic Area||Eastern Europe|
|Foundation||January 31, 2003|
|Stadium||Baseina (80 000 seats)
(English: The Swimming Pool)
(English: The Swimmers)
|Club Anthem||We Swim, We Float, We Rock the Boat!|
Osmi Basein (Bulgarian: Осми басейн, English: Eight Swimming Pool) was founded January 31, 2003. After filing for bankruptcy in November 2006, the team was reestablished as 3e/\eHu DoMaTu (English: Green Tomatoes) on November 5, 2006. The team reclaimed its original name on March 18, 2007.
Osmi Basein is a former champion and cup winner in Bulgaria. It was only the second team to achieve capturing the national championship and cup after AC Slavi de Furore completed the same feat early in the Bulgarian league's history. To this day six other teams have managed to accomplish the same feat: FC BARCELONA, Dragon Team, Sven Zwo, Big Battle Axe, sektor, and accident. Osmi Basein is one of five teams (accident, sektor, Big Battle Axe, Sven Zwo, and Osmi Basein) to have collected trophies from the cup and all division levels in Bulgaria.
First Spell at the U-20 Bulgaria Helm
The manager of Osmi Basein has also been at the helm of U-20 Bulgaria for two consecutive terms between seasons 25 and 28 without being able to record significant achievements. The one noteworthy fact about his terms is that after a meeting of the Varna Hattrick community, he called 26 players from teams belonging to managers who were present at the gathering. As Bulgaria was already knocked out of the World Cup and the original national team players were called back before the next game this had no impact on the team. Nonetheless, this prank caused a major outrage and passionate discussions in the game forums.
Second Spell at the U-20 Bulgaria Helm
In season 47, chukcha finished second behind cup holder zina88 in the elections for the U-20 managerial position but the winner declined the job and the world saw the veteran in charge of the team once again. Bulgaria was drawn in the group of death with Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, Luxembourg, Pakistan, and Barbados. The team started off the campaign strongly with five wins in their first five games including victories against direct competitors Ukraine and Turkey. In the remaining games the momentum was lost but Bulgaria managed to hold off the opponents and finish second behind Turkey. In the second phase Bulgaria was once again placed into one of the two toughest groups together with Turkey, Croatia and powerhouse Poland. Under chukcha's management, the Lions played brave, attacking football but lost closely to Turkey (1:0) and Poland (3:2). In their last game against Croatia the two teams put up a great show for the fans which offered a total of 8 goals. Bulgaria came on top 5:3 and guaranteed itself a spot in pot number two for the next World Cup's qualification draw. Chukcha appeared satisfied and proud of what he had accomplished.
A Go with the Bulgarian National Team
After three terms with the U-20 national team, chukcha focused his attention on the country's regular national team. He lost his first elections for the position to anarch closely, but it proved for the better as anarch led the team to the world cup title. In the next election, however, chukcha registered a landslide victory and led the team in seasons 52 and 53. Bulgaria qualified for Round II where it faced three large Hattrick nations: Finland, Denmark, and France. An early red card led to a devastating 4:1 loss in the first game against France. In an even game 2 against Denmark, Bulgaria was once again overpowered. This time with 3:1. After losing all chances for advancing, Bulgaria played its match of the season against Finland and defeated them 4:2, thus securing a place in pot 2 for the next World Cup draw.
Simba and Kimba
Upon Hattrick's release of second teams, chukcha founded Simba and Kimba in the Coast region of Kenya. The team started off slow due to low interest level of its manager but gained momentum over time. chukcha managed to secure a cup title in Kenya's season 39 which made him the only Bulgarian in HT's history with cup trophies in two different countries.
- BIBERG, the manager who took over team ID 117221, Osmi Basein's original team ID, also succeeded in promoting the team to the highest echelon in Bulgaria and taking it to the top spot in the country.
- Upon his return to the game, todbul, the second manager to register in the Bulgarian league, chose the team name Sedmi Basein (Seventh Swimming Pool) (663699) in recognition of chukcha's then-famous team. Chukcha has stated that he considers this a great honor due to todbul's major impact on the Bulgarian Hattrick community in the early history of the Bulgarian league.
|Total capacity: 80 000 seats
last improvement: 23.05.2013
National Team Matches at Baseina
|17.09.2004||Scotland||2 - 0||15 563||24055489|
|24.09.2004||U-20 Hrvatska||0 - 0||15 876||24175138|
|05.11.2004||U-20 Slovensko||5 - 0||16 202||29905516|
|11.02.2005||U-20 Ísland||0 - 5||16 951||37383355|
|29.07.2005||U-20 Nigeria||3 - 1||19 945||47880259|
|10.03.2006||U-20 Pakistan||1 - 2||20 193||68972346|
|14.04.2006||U-20 Chinese Taipei||6 - 0||18 320||70134558|
|05.05.2006||U-20 India||0 - 0||14 331||80488379|
|24.02.2012||U-20 Bosna i Hercegovina||2 - 1||29 966||364960307|
|23.03.2012||U-20 Polska||1 - 0||24 598||377619326|
|30.03.2012||U-20 România||3 - 0||23 240||377878985|
|06.04.2012||U-20 Israel||2 - 1||22 459||378027854|
|27.04.2012||U-20 Tounes||2 - 2||25 647||378634738|
|04.05.2012||U-20 Pilipinas||0 - 4||24 615||378882983|
|11.05.2012||U-20 Kyrgyzstan||3 - 1||22 647||379134121|
|18.05.2012||U-20 Mongol Uls||1 - 1||23 406||379233029|
|25.05.2012||U-20 Belarus||1 - 1||22 719||379431923|
|01.06.2012||U-20 Colombia||3 - 0||23 941||379753408|
|08.06.2012||U-20 Ukraina||1 - 0||23 230||379924997|
Mats was an integral part of Osmi Basein's early seasons. He was trained from a very young age at the team's facilities and became one of the strongest forwards in Bulgaria at the time. He was transferred to Cryout, the team managed by chukcha's brother, for an amount that attracted a lot of scrutiny. The managers were cleared of any wrongdoing.
The first legendary goalkeeper of Osmi Basein. The manager relied heavily on his cat-like reflexes during the team's stay in II.2.
Paco arrived at Osmi Basein to replace Thao Rama on goal. His impressive skills between the posts were crucial in promoting to the Vissha Liga, capturing the Bulgarian National Cup, and, finally, winning the top division in Bulgaria.
Arguably one of the worst defenders to field as a regular starter in the Vissha Liga ever. His experience, however, helped the cohesion of the team and he was the face of the team for years. Zlatan's solid skills were enough to make him a regular in the starting eleven from the time when the team was in III.15 to the time when they claimed the Vissha Liga. He recorded 167 appearances for the original Osmi Basein, the second-most in the franchise history.
The other two players who completed the defensive line in Osmi Basein's championship 3-5-2. Their outstanding defending led to six clean sheets that season.
The Pony's speed on the wing brought the team numerous successes in the 181 games he played. He became the all-time leader in appearances for the original Osmi Basein franchise. Although, he had to give up his spot on the team to Albert Rieper, he remained faithful to the club and took on a coaching role. It was under his leadership that Osmi Basein reached its zenith.
Ignatieva's entertaining feminine name was among the reasons why the manager decided to attract him to the team in the first place. He quickly became the butt of jokes in the Osmi Basein locker room and throughout Bulgaria. There was nothing funny, however, about his magical skills on the ball as his opponents had a chance to experience for themselves when playing against him. Apart from winning the two major trophies in Bulgaria, Alexei recorded 46 appearances for the Estonian national team.
The team's management jokes to this day that Traian's seven-week injury was what propelled Osmi Basein to the top. Purchased before the start of the team's first season in the Vissha Liga, he was regarded as the key to survival in Bulgaria's top league. Unfortunately, in the opening leg of the championship he received a heavy injury and the doctors forbid him to play for half of the season. This forced chukcha to scrap his hopes for the Vissha Liga and focus on the cup. The team successfully eliminated its opponents in the early rounds without the help of the Romanian. Traian's return came just in time for the important games against some of the strongest teams in Bulgaria, including Northampton Ludite (under the management of Shipkov, aka Vipshok and B-u-l-G-a-R, whose current team, PFC Angry, is in second division), pennnn (now known as Phædrus, national champion in season 28 and current member of Vissha Liga), Ohliuv Pancharevo (a team that spent six seasons in the Vissha Liga), Favorit (two-time cup champion and member of the Vissha Liga for eight seasons), and Dounav (a team that despite never making it to the top division packed one of the strongest midfield lines in the country at the time.) After capturing the cup, Traian stayed with the team and was part of the starting eleven in season 10, winning the national championship with Osmi Basein.
Fredrik and Mariano's talents were the key to defeating the strongest of midfield lines in the whole country during the golden era of Osmi Basein. Their relentless energy supplemented Ignatieva and Ruicu's flawless playmaking and together they comprised the most dangerous midfield in Bulgaria.
Famous for his hit single "Don't Fear the Rieper" which he recorded after becoming the leading goal scorer for Osmi Basein in season 10 when the team won the national title. His magical set piece taking and extra-terrestrial skills on the wing were just what the team was missing in previous seasons.
The attack duo which dismantled any defense that came its way in seasons 9 and 10. When not being able to score themselves they were more than happy to take on the role of sidekicks and assist for goals. Training relentlessly during their spell at the club led to them becoming titanic scorers by the time they left.
Rumor has it that Richie, as he was most commonly known, did not start off his life under this last name. However, at some point along the way he became such a frequent visitor of bars, pubs, taverns and all other sorts of drinking establishments that he decided to change his name to Krčmársky (krčmá in Czech means tavern.) The first time Richie met Osmi Basein's manager, the two of them hit it right off over one too many beers. A lot could be written about Richie's contribution to the Bulgarian team and the numerous landmarks he accomplished. He became the first purchase of the reestablished Osmi Basein on the very first day of the club and to date is the player with the most matches, seasons and clean sheets for the Swimmers. At the end of his career he deservedly became the coach of the team, a position he occupied for more than one calendar year. Nowadays, Richie could often be seen drunk on the telly hosting his late night talk show "Truly, Madly, Deeply" exploring the lives and trepidations of adult film stars.
The longstanding captain of Osmi Basein. The American wore the armband in 87 games for the club, a record unlikely to be surpassed any time soon. Even more impressive is the fact that 81 of these were competitive matches. He was also one of the most prolific goalscorers to play for the Swimmers. He led the team in goals in four different seasons. Carter is the only Osmi Basein player to score more than 10 goals per season for five seasons in a row.
The legendary Romanian striker was part of an atomic attacking duo together with Carter Coker. After 14 seasons and 188 games for the club, he became the seventh inductee into Osmi Basein's Hall of Fame. Just like Carter Coker, he led the team in goals on four different occasions.
Serving as General Manager since the club's foundation. He is also known as El Presidente, The Founder, The Puppeteer, and, among certain tribes in the deep jungles of the Amazon as, Gosho the Almighty.
Hall of Fame
|Name||Nationality||Photo||First Day with Club||Retirement Date||Category||Current job||Seasons||Matches||Goals||Hattricks||Best match||Last match|
|Ognyan Vasilev||05.11.2006||05.08.2010||Faithful to Club||Sports Journalist||13||107||7||0||130685322||220456166|
|Dobrin Tzvetkov||05.11.2006||07.08.2010||Faithful to Club||Public Relations Manager||13||123||40||2||161559012||269292850|
|Valeri Malinov||05.11.2006||11.08.2010||Faithful to Club||Player Union Representative||13||101||6||0||145958210||283077089|
|Slavcho Hadzhidimitrov||05.11.2006||10.12.2010||Faithful to Club||Secretary||14||171||13||0||158535190||301700897|
|Jens Ole Thiem||26.01.2007||25.06.2011||Faithful to Club||Sales Director||15||106||9||0||173528673||332192393|
|Richard Krčmársky||05.11.2006||27.11.2011||Total Matches Hero / Great Keeper / Faithful to Club / Great Coach||Television Show Host||17||240||0||0||177269519||348549580|
|Matt Hebbelich||08.03.2008||22.03.2012||Great Scorer / Total Matches Hero / Faithful to Club||Marketing Director||14||188||130||8||270466220||364323700|
|Honorio Valera||31.07.2010||30.07.2012||Member of Honour||Referee||7||80||29||0||289109411||363826776|
|Jafeth Corbeij||02.12.2010||02.12.2012||Member of Honour||Agent||7||85||55||2||330086631||409086441|
|Hristo Bonchev||06.09.2008||01.12.2013||Faithful to Club||Entrepreneur||18||93||1||0||362458263||453824155|
|Franck Bickenbach||10.10.2011||14.12.2013||Member of Honour||Actor||8||59||15||0||392353753||454209582|
|Mihael Zaninović||09.01.2013||02.07.2014||Member of Honour||Referee||5||57||52||1||428178036||482146270|
|Rafael Inguanzo||13.01.2013||27.08.2014||Great Coach||Sports Journalist||6||58||28||0||422734554||483670456|
|Roderick Tenhagen||07.08.2010||04.04.2013||Great Coach||Hotdog vendor||9||16||51||3||316269080||410191631|
|Bánk Pintácsi||25.10.2011||08.07.2013||Great Coach||Head Equipment Manager||6||36||35||1||363826776||410191631|
|Charlie Rouille||09.01.2013||10.11.2014||Member of Honour||Referee||6||62||87||2||412961813||483892036|
|Zdzisław Czerwiec||27.10.2013||27.07.2015||Great Coach||Television Show Host||6||3||34||1||483549800||513153189|
NT/U-20 NT Players
|Name||Nationality||NT Matches||NT Goals||U20 Matches||U20 Goals||Current Club|
|Yulian Valchev||26||?||31||?||KISS futebol club|
|Alexei Ignatieva||46||?||-||?||FC Pühamüristus|
|Boyan Kalchev||-||-||1||-||Heggelia FC|
Statistics and Records
- Most Appearances - 316: Charles Hamilton 297: Jopie de Kreij
- Most Appearances in Competitive Matches - 250: Charles Hamilton 233: Jopie de Kreij 210: Angelo Vaz
- Highest Rating - 12 stars : Pier Nicola Zora (vs FC BULTRAS -12-. 28.11.2015)
- Most Goals - 244: Charles Hamilton 208: Jopie de Kreij 143: Matt Hebbelich
- Most Goals in Competitive Matches - 208: Charles Hamilton 180: Jopie de Kreij 105: Matt Hebbelich
- Most Goals in a Game - 6: Dimitar Bozhanov (vs SLIVEN. 26.04.2003) and Radi Daskalov (vs Pleven - 1998. 07.06.2005)
- Most League Goals in a Season - 21 : Charles Hamilton (Season 40)
- Most Clean Sheets - 92: Richard Krčmársky
- Most Clean Sheets in Competitive Matches - 68 : Angelo Vaz
- Captain Most Often - 97 : Jopie de Kreij
- Most Carded Player - 31 yellow / 3 red: Charles Hamilton
- Record Transfer Fee Paid (only based on the history of the restored Osmi Basein) - 11 014 000 lv : Angelo Vaz (08.05.2013 to FC Hunajata)
- Record Transfer Fee Received (only based on the history of the restored Osmi Basein) - 8 500 000 lv : Ovidijus Kisilevičius (27.03.2011 from Kapsukas)
- Biggest League Win - 11-0 : vs Anhialo (A) 12.10.2013; vs Arsenal Sofiq (H) 13.06.2015; vs Tzarevo (H) 01.08.2015; vs Tzarevo (A) 19.09.2015;
- Biggest Cup Win - 13-0 : vs balkan2010 (A) 15.04.2014
- Most Hatstats (Team) - 490 : vs The BIBOs (H) 05.03.2016
- Most Hatstats (Defence) - 197 : vs FCSvetcite (A) 16.02.2016
- Most Hatstats (Midfield) - 192: vs The BIBOs (H) 05.03.2016
- Most Hatstats (Attack) - 162 : vs Olympique Dobrudzha (A) 22.03.2016
- Most Stars - 104 : vs Chorni Breznik (A) 20.02.2016
Season by Season
|Season||Division||League Position||Bulgarian Cup||Trophies||Leading Goalscorer||Goals|
|2 (18)||III.15||4th||none||none||Dimitar Bozhanov||7|
|3 (19)||III.15||1st||3rd round||Yulian Valchev||15|
|4 (20)||II.2||1st||6th round||Jonas Heller||10|
|5 (21)||II.2||2nd||3rd round||none||Jonas Heller, Ezra Danhof||11|
|6 (22)||II.2||2nd||7th round||Nestor Tellsten||13|
|7 (23)||II.2||1st||5th round||Björn Olov Åkerbratt||10|
|8 (24)||II.2||1st||Round of 16||Anders Tornsjö||11|
|9 (25)||Vissha Liga||5th||Winner||Benoît Martineau||5|
|10 (26)||Vissha Liga||National Champion||Round of 16||Albert Rieper||10|
|11 (27)||Vissha Liga||8th||2nd round||none||Tudor Chitu||3|
|12 (28)||II.3||6th||5th round||none||Stefan Tungfeldt||5|
|13 (29)||II.3||6th||9th round||none||Enmanuel '"Pony"' Ambrona||2|
|14 (30)||VI.35||4th||none||none||Dimitar Dudev||2|
|15 (31)||VI.35||4th||1st round||none||Dobrin Tzvetkov||9|
|16 (32)||VI.35||2nd||1st round||none||Dobrin Tzvetkov||14|
|17 (33)||VI.35||3rd||1st round||none||Dobrin Tzvetkov||9|
|18 (34)||VI.35||4th||2nd round||none||Vasil Milanov, Àlvar Amador||4|
|19 (35)||VI.35||1st||2nd round||Carter Coker||13|
|20 (36)||V.173||4th||1st round||Matt Hebbelich||14|
|21 (37)||V.173||2nd||2nd round||Carter Coker||14|
|22 (38)||V.173||2nd||2nd round||none||Carter Coker||11|
|23 (39)||V.173||3rd||2nd round||Carter Coker||13|
|24 (40)||V.173||2nd||5th round||none||Matt Hebbelich||13|
|25 (41)||V.173||1st||4th round||Matt Hebbelich||10|
|26 (42)||IV.54||4th||2nd round||Matt Hebbelich||17|
|27 (43)||IV.54||3rd||2nd round||none||Fabio Agostino||9|
|28 (44)||IV.54||1st||4th round||Ovidijus Kisilevičius||12|
|29 (45)||IV.54||1st||2nd round||Fernando Héctor Scotta||11|
|30 (46)||IV.54||4th||6th round||none||Edgardo Catalano||7|
|31 (47)||IV.54||3rd||4th round||none||James Kelleher||8|
|32 (48)||IV.54||3rd||6th round||none||Jopie de Kreij||8|
|33 (49)||IV.54||1st||4th round||Jopie de Kreij||12|
|34 (50)||III.11||1st||6th round||Jopie de Kreij||10|
|35 (51)||II.1||4th||6th round||Charles Hamilton||15|
|36 (52)||II.1||8th||6th round||none||Vladimir Danchev, Sandi Galič||4|
|37 (53)||III.4||1st||6th round||Charles Hamilton||12|
|38 (54)||II.1||3rd||6th round||Jopie de Kreij||12|
|39 (55)||II.1||8th||Semi Finalist||none||Jopie de Kreij||6|
|40 (56)||III.9||1st||8th round||Charles Hamilton||21|
|41 (57)||II.4||7th||Quarter Finalist||none||Charles Hamilton||10|
|42 (58)||III.16||1st||Round of 16||Charles Hamilton||14|
|43 (51)||II.3||2nd||Round of 16||Charles Hamilton||13|
|44 (52)||II.3||4th||8th round||none||Pier Nicola Zora||11|
|45 (53)||II.3||?||8th round||?||?|
The club has visited 128 out of 128
The club has hosted 51 out of 128