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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 from Sofia, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Adalbert Zafirov (Bulgarian: Адалберт Зафиров; born 29 September 1969) is a Bulgarian former football centre-back who most recently managed CSKA 1948.
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Aleksandar Aleksandrov ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Aleksandar Aleksandrov Forward and Midfielder from Plovdiv, Yuzhen tsentralen, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Aleksandar Aleksandrov (Bulgarian: Александър Александров; born 19 January 1975 in Plovdiv) is a former Bulgarian footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. Aleksandrov was honoured as ...more
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Aleksandar Aleksandrov ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Defender from Shumen, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Aleksandar Aleksandrov (Bulgarian: Александър Александров; born 13 April 1986 in Shumen) is a Bulgarian retired footballer who played 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 from Sofia, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Aleksandar Branekov (Bulgarian: Александър Бранеков; born 31 May 1987) is a former Bulgarian professional footballer who played as a centre back.
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Aleksandar Kostov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Aleksandar Kostov

Nationality: Bulgaria

Aleksandar Dimitrov Kostov (Bulgarian: Александър Дми́тров Костов; 2 March 1938 – 15 April 2019) was a Bulgarian footballer and later coach. He represented Bulgaria at the FIFA World Cups in ...more
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Aleksandar Shalamanov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Aleksandar Shalamanov

Nationality: Bulgaria

Aleksandar Stefanov Shalamanov (Bulgarian: Александър Cтефанов Шаламанов) (born 4 September 1941 in Boyana) is a former football player and professional alpine skier and is known as the only ...more
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Aleksandar Tomash is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Aleksandar Tomash Defender from Veliko Tarnovo, Severen tsentralen, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Aleksandar Tomash (Bulgarian: Александър Томаш; born 2 September 1978 in Veliko Tarnovo) is a former Bulgarian association football player, who currently manages Beroe Stara Zagora of the ...more
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Aleksandar Tunchev is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Aleksandar Tunchev Defender from Pazardzhik, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Aleksandar Blagov Tunchev (Bulgarian: Александър Тунчев; born 10 July 1981 in Pazardzhik) is a Bulgarian former footballer who played as a defender. He is currently assistant coach of Lokomotiv ...more
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Anastas Petrov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Anastas Petrov Midfielder from Pazardzhik, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Anastas Petrov (Bulgarian: Анастас Петров; born 24 June 1973) is a retired Bulgarian footballer and the current manager of Balkan Varvara. He was born in Pazardzhik and started his career in ...more
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Anatoli Nankov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Anatoli Nankov

Nationality: Bulgaria

Anatoli Aleksandrov Nankov (Bulgarian: Анатоли Александров Нанков; born 15 July 1969 in Oresh, Veliko Tarnovo Province) 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 from Radnevo, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Andrey Zhelyazkov (Bulgarian: Андрей Желязков; born 9 July 1952 in Radnevo) is a former Bulgarian footballer who played as a forward. He spent 12 years of his career playing for Slavia Sofia and ...more
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Angel Chervenkov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Defender from Bolyarovo, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Angel Chervenkov (Bulgarian: Ангел Димитров Червенков, born 10 June 1964) is a Bulgarian former footballer.
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Angel Ginev is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Angel Ginev Defender from Smolyan, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Angel Ginev (Bulgarian: Ангел Гинев; born 24 December 1976) is a Bulgarian footballer. He plays as a defender. Ginev previously played for FF Jaro in Finnish premier division and for Rodopa ...more
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Angel Manolov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Angel Manolov Goalkeeper from Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Angel Manolov (Bulgarian: Ангел Манолов, born 30 December 1981 in Karnalovo, Blagoevgrad) 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 from Burgas, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Angel Georgiev Stoykov (Bulgarian: Ангел Георгиев Стойков; born 24 August 1977) is a former Bulgarian footballer who played as a midfielder. He played for Chernomorets Burgas, Spartak Varna, ...more
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Angel Yoshev is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Angel Yoshev Defender from Sofia, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Angel Bozhidarov Yoshev (Bulgarian: Ангел Божидаров Йошев; born 1 January 1985) 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 from Petrich, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Anton Lichkov (Bulgarian: Антон Личков: born 5 August 1980 in Petrich) is a Bulgarian former footballer, who played as a defender.
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Anzhelo Kyuchukov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Anzhelo Kyuchukov

Nationality: Bulgaria

Anzhelo Alexandrov Kyuchukov (Bulgarian: Анжело Александров Кючуков) (born 2 October 1972) is a former Bulgarian footballer.
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Apostolos Nikolaidis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria

Nationality: Greece, Bulgaria

Apostolos Nikolaidis (Greek: Απόστολος Νικολαΐδης, 19 April 1896 – 15 October 1980) was a Greek athlete, football manager and businessman. He was a leading board member and president of ...more
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Armen Ambartsumyan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Goalkeeper from Plovdiv, Yuzhen tsentralen, Bulgaria

Nationality: Armenia, Bulgaria

Armen Ambartsumyan (Armenian: Արմեն Համբարձումյան; Bulgarian: Армен Амбарцумян, born 18 February 1978 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria) is a former Bulgarian-Armenian football goalkeeper. He was a member of ...more
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Asen Karaslavov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Asen Karaslavov Defender from Asenovgrad, Yuzhen tsentralen, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Asen Karaslavov (Bulgarian: Асен Караславов; born 8 June 1980 in Asenovgrad) 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 from Plovdiv, Yuzhen tsentralen, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Asen Nikolov (Bulgarian: Асен Николов; born 5 August 1976 in Plovdiv), nicknamed Bebeto (Бебето), is a Bulgarian footballer playing as an attacking midfielder. For the Bulgarian national team, ...more
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Asen Peshev is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Asen Peshev

Nationality: Bulgaria

Asen Peshev (Bulgarian: Асен Пешев) (5 March 1908-28 June 1967) was а Bulgarian footballer. He played as a striker or left wing. He started playing in the Sofia club Vladislav in 1923. In 1924 ...more
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Asparuh Nikodimov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Asparuh Nikodimov Midfielder from Sofia Province, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Asparuh "Paro" Donev Nikodimov (Bulgarian: Аспарух Донев Никодимов; born 21 August 1945 in Sofia) is a former Bulgarian footballer and later coach. He represented Bulgaria at the FIFA ...more
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Atanas Bornosuzov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Atanas Bornosuzov Midfielder from Plovdiv, Yuzhen tsentralen, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Atanas Bornosuzov (Bulgarian: Атанас Борносузов; born 5 October 1979) is a former Bulgarian footballer who played as a midfielder. For Bulgaria U21, Bornosuzov was capped 22 times.