A prolific forward, he is regarded as one of the best players of his generation and is widely considered the greatest Bulgarian footballer of all time. He was runner-up for the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 1992 and 1994, and received the Ballon d’Or in 1994.
Who is the best Bulgarian footballer?
SOFIA, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) — Dimitar Iliev has won the Best Bulgarian Football Player of The Year award for the second consecutive time. A poll of 95 journalists awarded him 158 points at the event’s 60th edition on Tuesday.
Who is the No 1 greatest footballer of all time?
1Top 10 Best football players of all time
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Has Bulgaria won a World Cup?
Bulgaria have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on seven occasions, the first being at the 1962 FIFA World Cup. They appeared in the FIFA World Cup subsequently in 1966, 1970, 1974, 1986, 1994 and 1998.
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Is Bulgaria good at football?
Bulgaria’s best achievements are reaching the final at the 1968 Summer Olympics and the FIFA World Cup semi-finals in 1994. They have also competed at the Balkan Cup, winning three titles. However, Bulgaria has failed to qualify for any major tournament since UEFA Euro 2004.
Who is the most famous Bulgarian?
Famous Bulgarians you may have heard of
- Jules Pascin (artist) …
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- Grigor Dimitrov (tennis) …
- Dimitar Berbatov (football) …
- Ralitsa Vassileva (news anchor) …
- Nina Dobrev (actress) …
- Maria Bakalova (actress) …
- Viktor Krum (fictional)