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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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Atanas Kurdov is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Atanas Kurdov Forward from Plovdiv, Yuzhen tsentralen, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Atanas Kurdov (Bulgarian: Атанас Курдов; born 28 September 1988) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a forward for Slivnishki Geroy. 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 from Plovdiv, Yuzhen tsentralen, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Atanas Vargov (Bulgarian: Атанас Въргов; born 19 May 1984) 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 ...more
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Blagoy Georgiev is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Blagoy Georgiev Midfielder from Sofia, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Blagoy Zhorev Georgiev (Bulgarian: Благой Жорев Георгиев; born 21 December 1981) is a Bulgarian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder for teams such as Slavia Sofia, Terek ...more
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Blagoy Nakov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Blagoy Nakov Midfielder from Petrich, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Blagoy Nakov (Bulgarian: Благой Наков; born 19 March 1985) is a Bulgarian footballer. He currently plays as a midfielder for Belasitsa Petrich.
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Bogomil Dyakov is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Bogomil Dyakov Defender from Sofia, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Bogomil Dyakov (Bulgarian: Богомил Дяков; born 12 April 1984) is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays as a defender for CSKA 1948 Sofia.
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Boncho Genchev is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Midfielder from General Toshevo, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Bontcho Lyubomirov Guentchev (Bulgarian: Бончо Генчев; born 7 July 1964) is a Bulgarian retired professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and a current manager. He started ...more
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Borislav Hazurov is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Borislav Hazurov Forward from Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Borislav Hazurov (Bulgarian: Борислав Хазуров; born 4 October 1985) is a Bulgarian footballer, who currently plays for Vihren Sandanski 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 from Asenovgrad, Yuzhen tsentralen, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Borislav Karamatev (Bulgarian Cyrillic: Борислав Караматев; born 6 February 1984) is a Bulgarian former footballer who played as a midfielder. He is currently manager of Maritsa Plovdiv.
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Borislav Mikhailov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Goalkeeper from Sofia, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Borislav Biserov Mihaylov (also spelled Mikhailov) (Bulgarian: Борислав Биcepoв Михайлов; born 12 February 1963 ) is a former Bulgarian football goalkeeper and current President of the Bulgarian ...more
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Borislav Pavlov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Borislav Pavlov Defender and Midfielder from Sandanski, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Borislav Pavlov (Bulgarian: Борислав Павлов) (born 6 January 1978) is a Bulgarian football midfielder who plays for Slivnishki Geroi. He is a central defender or defensive midfielder. He had ...more
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Borislav Stoychev is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Borislav Stoychev Defender from Haskovo, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Borislav Stoychev (Bulgarian: Борислав Стойчев; born 26 November 1986) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Sportist Svoge.
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Boris Gaganelov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Boris Gaganelov

Nationality: Bulgaria

Boris Atanasov Gaganelov (Bulgarian: Борис Aтанасов Гаганелов; born 7 October 1941 in Petrich) is a former Bulgarian football player and later coach. Gaganelov made 51 appearances for the ...more
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Boyan Iliev is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Boyan Iliev Defender and Midfielder from Varna, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Boyan Iliev (Bulgarian: Боян Илиев; born 21 August 1982) is a Bulgarian football defender and midfielder who currently plays for Spartak Varna. He was raised in Spartak's youth teams. Iliev is a ...more
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Boyko Velichkov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Boyko Velichkov Midfielder from Sofia, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Boyko Velichkov (Bulgarian: Бойко Величков; born 4 February 1974) is a Bulgarian football manager and former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.
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Bozhidar Grigorov is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Bozhidar Grigorov

Nationality: Bulgaria

Bozhidar Grigorov (Bulgarian: Божидар Гpигopов; born 27 July 1945) is a retired Bulgarian footballer.Grigorov is best known for his career with Slavia Sofia, for whom he made over 300 ...more
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Bozhidar Iskrenov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Bozidar Georgiev Iskrenov (Bulgarian: Божидар Гeopгиeв Искренов, born 1 August 1962), nicknamed Gibona (Гибона; "The Gibbon") and Gibi (Гиби), is a former Bulgarian footballer who ...more
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Bozhidar Mitrev is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Bozhidar Mitrev Goalkeeper from Sofia, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Bozhidar Mitrev (Bulgarian: Божидар Митрев; born 31 March 1987 in Sofia) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Romanian club FC Voluntari. Mitrev began his career ...more
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Bozhil Kolev is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Bozhil Kolev

Nationality: Bulgaria

Bozhil Naydenov Kolev (Bulgarian: Божил Найденов Колев; born 20 May 1949) is a former Bulgarian football player and manager. Kolev made 60 appearances for the Bulgarian national team from 1969 ...more
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Branimir Kostadinov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Forward from Veliko Tarnovo, Severen tsentralen, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Branimir Petev Kostadinov (Bulgarian: Бранимир Петев Костадинов; born 4 March 1989) is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays as a forward for Ludogorets Razgrad II.
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Chavdar Yankov is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Chavdar Yankov Midfielder from Sofia, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Chavdar Yankov (Bulgarian: Чавдар Янков; born 29 March 1984) is a Bulgarian retired footballer. He played as a midfielder.
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Damyan Georgiev is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Damyan Georgiev

Nationality: Bulgaria

Damyan Georgiev (Bulgarian: Дамян Георгиев), (born 18 January 1950) is a former Bulgarian football (soccer) player. Georgiev was a striker for Cherno More Varna from 1969 to 1978. He played 213 ...more
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Danail Mitev is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Danail Mitev Forward from Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Danail Mitev (Bulgarian: Данаил Митев; born 11 January 1984) is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays as a forward for Mosta in the Maltese Premier League. He was raised in Beroe Stara ...more
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Daniel Borimirov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Daniel Borimirov Midfielder from Vidin, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Daniel Borimirov Borisov (Bulgarian: Даниел Боримиров Борисов;, nicknamed Borimechkov, born 15 January 1970) is a retired Bulgarian footballer who played mainly as an attacking midfielder. His ...more
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Daniel Bozhkov is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Bulgaria
Daniel Bozhkov Defender from Plovdiv, Yuzhen tsentralen, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Daniel Bozhkov (Bulgarian: Даниел Ангелов Божков; born 27 April 1983 in Plovdiv) 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 from Dobrich, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgaria

Daniel Dimov (Bulgarian: Даниел Димов; born 21 January 1989 in Dobrich) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who currently plays as a centre back for Turkish club Boluspor.