Soccer Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria

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List of the best soccer players from Bulgaria. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Bulgaria, along with photos when available. This list of best Bulgarian soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Bulgarian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

List players include Petar Zlatkov, Simeon Minchev and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Bulgarian footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Bulgarian soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Bulgaria in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Bulgarian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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Adalbert Zafirov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Adalbert Zafirov Defender Adalbert Zafirov is a former Bulgarian football defender and currently manager of Botev Vratsa in the B PFG.

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Aleksandar Aleksandrov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Aleksandar Aleksandrov Forward, Midfielder Aleksandar Aleksandrov, known as Alex, is a Bulgarian former football attacking midfielder. Aleksandrov was honoured as Bulgarian Footballer of the Year in 1999 and Footballer of the Year of ...more

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Aleksandar Aleksandrov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Defender Aleksandar Dragomirov Aleksandrov is a Bulgarian footballer who plays for Ludogorets Razgrad and for the Bulgaria national football team as a defender.

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Aleksandar Branekov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Aleksandar Branekov Defender Aleksandar Georgiev Branekov is a Bulgarian professional footballer who currently plays for as a centre back and captains Lokomotiv Sofia.

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Aleksandar Kostov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Aleksandar Kostov Aleksandar Dimitrov Kostov is a former Bulgarian football player and later coach. He represented Bulgaria at the FIFA World Cups in 1962 and 1966.

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Aleksandar Shalamanov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Aleksandar Shalamanov Aleksandar Stefanov Shalamanov is a former football player and professional alpine skier and is known as the only Bulgarian who has participated in the Winter Olympics and in the FIFA World Cup. ...more

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Aleksandar Tomash is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Aleksandar Tomash Defender Aleksandar Tomash is a Bulgarian football manager and former player who currently manages Bansko. As a player he played as a defender. In his playing career he played for CSKA Sofia, OFI Crete, ...more

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Aleksandar Tunchev is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Aleksandar Tunchev Defender Aleksander Blagov Tunchev is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a defender for CSKA Sofia.

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Anastas Petrov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Anastas Petrov Midfielder Anastas Petrov is a retired Bulgarian footballer and the current manager of Lokomotiv Septemvri. He was born in Pazardzhik and started his career in local team PFC Hebar. He also turned out for ...more

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Anatoli Nankov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Anatoli Nankov Anatoli Aleksandrov Nankov is a Bulgarian former football midfielder.

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Andrey Zhelyazkov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Andrey Zhelyazkov Midfielder Andrey Zhelyazkov is a former Bulgarian football player in midfielder role. He played in his home country for Minyor Radnevo and Slavia Sofia, in the Netherlands for Feyenoord, in France with RC ...more

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Angel Chervenkov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Defender Angel Chervenkov is a Bulgarian former footballer and current football manager.

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Angel Ginev is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Angel Ginev Defender Angel Ginev is a Bulgarian footballer. He plays as a defender. Ginev previously played for FF Jaro in Finnish premier division and for Rodopa Smolyan in Bulgarian first division. Ginev is a ...more

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Angel Manolov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Angel Manolov Goalkeeper Angel Manolov is a Bulgarian footballer. He plays as a goalkeeper for Botev Lukovit

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Angel Stoykov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Angel Stoykov Midfielder Angel Georgiev Stoykov is a former Bulgarian footballer and now manager of Master Burgas. He had previously played for Chernomorets Burgas, Marek Dupnitsa, Slavia Sofia, Cypriot Nea Salamis ...more

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Angel Yoshev is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Angel Yoshev Defender Angel Bozhidarov Yoshev is a Bulgarian footballer, currently playing as a defender for Marek Dupnitsa. Yoshev is a left back.

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Anton Lichkov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Anton Lichkov Defender Anton Lichkov is a Bulgarian footballer, who currently plays as a defender for PFC Montana.

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Anzhelo Kyuchukov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Anzhelo Kyuchukov Anzhelo Alexandrov Kyuchukov is a former Bulgarian footballer.

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Apostolos Nikolaidis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Apostolos Nikolaidis was a Greek athlete, football manager and businessman. He was a leading board member and president of Panathinaikos.

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Armen Ambartsumyan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Goalkeeper Armen Ambartsumyan is a former Bulgarian-Armenian football goalkeeper. He was a member of the Armenia national team, and has participated in 8 international matches since his debut in away ...more

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Asen Karaslavov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Asen Karaslavov Defender Asen Karaslavov is a former Bulgarian footballer who plays as a defender.

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Asen Nikolov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Asen Nikolov Midfielder Asen Nikolov, nicknamed Bebeto, is a Bulgarian footballer playing as an attacking midfielder. For the Bulgarian national team, Nikolov was capped one time.

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Asen Peshev is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Asen Peshev Asen Peshev was а Bulgarian footballer. He played as a striker or left wing. He started playing in the Sofia club Vladislav in 1923. In 1924 he moved to Levski Sofia where he stayed thirteen ...more

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Asparuh Nikodimov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Asparuh Nikodimov Midfielder Asparuh "Paro" Donev Nikodimov is a former Bulgarian footballer and later coach. He represented Bulgaria at the FIFA World Cups in 1970 and 1974.

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Atanas Bornosuzov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Atanas Bornosuzov Midfielder Atanas Bornosuzov is a former Bulgarian footballer who played as a midfielder. For Bulgaria U21, Bornosuzov was capped 22 times.

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Atanas Kurdov is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Atanas Kurdov Forward Atanas Kurdov is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays for Astana as a forward. His father is former player and manager Petar Kurdov.

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Atanas Vargov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Atanas Vargov Midfielder Atanas Vargov is a football midfielder from the Bulgaria currently playing for Dunav Rousse. He was raised in Sokol'96's youth teams.Vargov is a left midfielder. Since the beginning of football ...more

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Blagoy Georgiev is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Blagoy Georgiev Midfielder Blagoy Georgiev is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays for Rubin Kazan as a midfielder.

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Blagoy Nakov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Blagoy Nakov Midfielder Blagoy Nakov is a Bulgarian footballer. He currently plays as a midfielder for Pirin Blagoevgrad.

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Bogomil Dyakov is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Bogomil Dyakov Defender Bogomil Dyakov is a Bulgarian footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

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Boncho Genchev is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Midfielder Boncho Lyubomirov Genchev, also known as Bontcho Guentchev is a Bulgarian retired professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. He started in his home country in the lower ...more

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Borislav Hazurov is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Borislav Hazurov Forward Borislav Hazurov is a Bulgarian footballer, who currently plays for Bansko as a striker.

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Borislav Karamatev is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Borislav Karamatev Midfielder Borislav Karamatev is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays for Asenovets as a midfielder.

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Borislav Mikhailov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Goalkeeper Borislav Biserov Mihaylov is a former Bulgarian football goalkeeper and currently President of Bulgarian Football Union, member of the executive committee of UEFA. He was captain of the Bulgaria ...more

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Borislav Pavlov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Borislav Pavlov Defender, Midfielder Borislav Pavlov is a Bulgarian football midfielder who plays for Slivnishki Geroi. He is a central defender or defensive midfielder. He had previously played for CSKA Sofia, Spartak Pleven and ...more

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Borislav Stoychev is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Borislav Stoychev Defender Borislav Stoychev Hristov is a Bulgarian professional footballer who currently plays for Levski Sofia as a defender.

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Boris Gaganelov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Boris Gaganelov Boris Atanasov Gaganelov is a former Bulgarian football player and later coach. Gaganelov made 51 appearances for the Bulgaria national football team. He represented Bulgaria at the FIFA World ...more

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Boyan Iliev is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Boyan Iliev Defender, Midfielder Boyan Iliev is a Bulgarian football defender and midfielder who currently plays for Kaliakra Kavarna. He was raised in Spartak Varna's youth teams. Iliev is a defensive midfielder, but he can ...more

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Boyko Velichkov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Boyko Velichkov Midfielder Boyko Velichkov is a former Bulgarian footballer.

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Bozhidar Grigorov is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Bozhidar Grigorov Bozhidar Grigorov is a retired Bulgarian footballer. Grigorov is best known for his career with Slavia Sofia, for whom he made over 300 appearances in 12 seasons with the club. He played for ...more

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Bozhidar Iskrenov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Bozhidar Iskrenov is an actor.

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Bozhidar Mitrev is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Bozhidar Mitrev Goalkeeper Bozhidar Konstantinov Mitrev is a Bulgarian football goalkeeper who currently plays for Lokomotiv Sofia.

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Bozhil Kolev is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Bozhil Kolev Bozhil Naydenov Kolev is a former Bulgarian football player and manager. Kolev made 60 appearances for the Bulgaria national football team from 1969 to 1978.

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Branimir Kostadinov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Forward Branimir Petev Kostadinov is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays as a forward for Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

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Chavdar Yankov is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Chavdar Yankov Midfielder Chavdar Yankov is a Bulgarian footballer. He is known for his passing, aerial ability and tackling. He is a central midfielder who plays in the holding midfield role or as an attacking ...more

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Damyan Georgiev is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Damyan Georgiev Damyan Georgiev, is a former Bulgarian football player. Georgiev was a striker for Cherno More Varna from 1969 to 1978. He played 213 matches and scored 56 goals in the top Bulgarian division. ...more

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Danail Mitev is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Danail Mitev Forward Danail Mitev is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays as a forward for Mosta in the Maltese Premier League. He was raised in Beroe Stara Zagora's youth teams.

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Daniel Borimirov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Daniel Borimirov Midfielder Daniel Borimirov Borisov is a retired Bulgarian footballer who played mainly as an attacking midfielder. His career was almost exclusively associated with two clubs, Levski Sofia and TSV 1860 ...more

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Daniel Bozhkov is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Daniel Bozhkov Defender Daniel Bozhkov is a Bulgarian versatile defensive footballer who currently plays for Eurocollege.

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Daniel Dimov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Daniel Dimov Midfielder Daniel Svetoslavov Dimov is a Bulgarian footballer, who currently plays as a midfielder for Maccabi Petah Tikva in Israel.