Bulgarian National Team Thread

adobe_sun

Youth Team
The
Bulgarian National Team
Thread

Presents...

Nickname.................: The Lions(in BG: "лъвовете")

Assoc......................: Bulgarian Football Union

President..................: Borislav Michaylov

Coach.......................: Hristo Stoichkov

Assistent Managers...: Dimitar Dimitrov - Hero, Krassimir Bezinski

Captain.....................: Stilian Petrov

FIFA Code.................: BUL

FIFA Member since...: 1923

UEFA Member since..: 1954

Most Matches............: Borislav Michaylov (102)

Most Goals................: Hristo Bonev (47)


WC and EC appearances...

World Cup Appearances.....................: 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1986(second round), 1994(semi final), 1998
EURO Cahmpionship Appearances.......: 1996, 2004


Achievements...

Men Team Titles:
1931 - Olympic Cometee Trophy
1932 - Balkan Championship Winners
1935 - Balkan Championship Winners
1956 - Third Place, Olympic Games Melbourn
1968 - Second Place (Runnners-Up), Olympic Games Mexico City
1994 - World Cup USA'94 fourth place (semi finalists)

Youth Teams Titles:
1959 - European Champions
1969 - European Champions
1974 - European Champions


Records...

Most Games Played:
1.Borislav Michaylov 102
2.Hristo Bonev 96
3.Krasimir Balakov 92
4.Dimitar Penev 90
5.Hristo Stoichkov 83
6.Atanas "Nasko" Sirakov 80
Ayan Sadakov 80
7.Georgi Dimitrov - Carlos*ie 77
Trifon Ivanov 77
Zlatko Yankov 77
8.Ivan Kolev 75
9.Dobromir Zhechev 73
10.Radoslav "Radi" Zdravkov 71

Most Games Coached:
1.Stoyan Ormandzhiev 76
2.Ivan Vutzov 63
3.Dimitar Penev 55
4.Krum Milev 47
Hristo Mladenov 47
5.Dr.Stefan Bozhkov 34

MOST GOALS SCORED:
1.Hristo Bonev 47 [in 96 games]
2.Hristo Stoichkov 37 [83]
3.Dimitar Berbatov 31 [52]
4.Emil Kostadinov 26 [70]
5.Petar Zhekov 25 [44]
Lumobir Angelov 25 [44]
Ivan Kolev 25 [75]
6.Nasko Sirakov 23 [80]
Nachko Michaylov 23 [44]
7.Dimitar Milanov 20 [39]
8.Georgi Asparuhov 19 [49]
Dinko Dermendzhiev 19 [58]
9.Asen Panchev 17 [41]
10.Todor Diev 16 [55]
Krasimir Balakov 16 [92]


Jerseys...


Gaming...:p

Latest Results:
EURO 2008 Qualifier: Romania vs. Bulgaria 2-2 (Farul Stadium, Constanta) - 9/2/2006
EURO 2008 Qualifier: Bulgaria vs. Slovenia 3-0 (Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia) - 9/6/2006
EURO 2008 Qualifier: Bulgaria vs. Netherlands 1-1 (Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia) - 10/7/2006
EURO 2008 Qualifier: Luxembourg vs. Bulgaria 0-1 (Josi Bartel Stadium, Luxembourg) - 9/2/2006

Upcoming Matches:
28/03/07 Grp G Bulgaria - Albania
02/06/07 Grp G Belarus - Bulgaria
06/06/07 Grp G Bulgaria - Belarus
08/09/07 Grp G Netherlands - Bulgaria
12/09/07 Grp G Bulgaria - Luxembourg
17/10/07 Grp G Albania - Bulgaria
17/11/07 Grp G Bulgaria - Romania
21/11/07 Grp G Slovenia - Bulgaria


Current Roster...
(extended version)

Goalkeepers:
Dimitar Ivankov Kayserispor
Georgi Petkov Levski Sofia

Defenders
Valentin Iliev CSKA Sofia
Radostin Kishishev Charlton
Aleksandar Tunchev CSKA Sofia
Stanislav Angelov Levski Sofia
Lucio Wagner Levski Sofia
Elin Topuzakov Levski Sofia
Ivaylo Petkov Ankaragücü
Zhivko Zhelev Litex Lovech
Petar Zanev Litex Lovech
Yordan Todorov CSKA

Midfielders:
Martin Petrov Atlético Madrid
Chavdar Yankov Hanover 96
Blagoy Georgiev Red Star
Dimitar Telkiyski Levski Sofia
Georgi Peev Dynamo Kyiv
Zdravko Lazarov Kayseri Erciyesspor
Hristo Yanev Grenoble Foot
Georgi Iliev CSKA Sofia
Marian Hristov Wolfsburg
Hristo Yovov Levski Sofia
Velizar Dimitrov CSKA Sofia
Emil Gargorov Strassbourg
Kaloyan Karadzhinov Lokomotiv Sofia

Forwards:
Dimitar Berbatov Tottenham Hotspur
Valeri Bojinov Juventus
Svetoslav Todorov Wigan
Tsvetan Genkov Lokomotiv Sofia
Dimitar Rangelov Strassbourg
Valeri Domovchiyski Levski Sofia


Key Players...







 

adobe_sun

Youth Team
The appreciation goes to Rob, who applied the thread, and Hendrik, who advised me to ask Rob. :jap:

So, what would u say bout the opening post?
maybe too much info..
What's missing?
what's not correct besides the fact Stilian refused to play for the team any more... (Which is something i still don't wanna cope with.. That's why i named him as a captain.)
 

jamboBG

Club Supporter
adobe_sun said:
The appreciation goes to Rob, who applied the thread, and Hendrik, who advised me to ask Rob. :jap:

So, what would u say bout the opening post?
maybe too much info..
What's missing?
what's not correct besides the fact Stilian refused to play for the team any more... (Which is something i still don't wanna cope with.. That's why i named him as a captain.)

Exellent thread! TOP! Greetings!

The gold goals of Hristo Stoichkov here:


http://www.kostadinov-football.com/stoitchkov.html

Goal of Martin Petrov against Holland here:

http://www.kostadinov-football.com/mpetrov.html

:ewan:
 

adobe_sun

Youth Team
Let's play Q&A!

Q: Which NT coach has played 60 (!!!!) players, from which 31(!!!!) as newcomers, in his less than 30 games as a coach?
A: The Stupid Stoichkov

Q: Which coach could play 19 year old newcomer boy through whole 90 mins (even in friendly game) ?
A: TSS, again

Q: Which coach starts every game with different 4 defenders, than any other previous game?
A: TSS

=> Q: which coach should get kidnapped on a remote island, so that his nation finally gets rid of him?
A: the same as previous
 

thetrooper37

Senior Squad
Nice thread Adobe!

great thread but sadly... our team sucks the big one :hump:

I really don't see how we're gonna be even making 3rd place for the Euro qualifiers if we lose 3-1 to Slovakia and Romania beats Spain 1-0. :kader: Like you said, Stoitchkov needs to go.

And Stilian retired because of Stoitchkov. I'm sure that he will come back once we get a coach change. Stoitchkov always placed him as a DM and he is USELESS there. Just watch our games against Romania and Holland. He was like a shadow the whole time. And you can't argue that he just didn't try because if you watch him in club soccer he's always further up making those key passes to the forward players.
 

Silencer

Superstar
Stoitchkov was an excellent player in his days for the NT and Barca but he also was and still is an arrogant bastard. Why do you think he was benched by Louis van Gaal and earlier by Cruyff when they coached Barca?
Very nice first post Adobe lots of information (Y) but unfortunately you will lose against us when you come to Holland and that's a promise.
It's going to be very hard to qualify for the EC 08 when Stoitchkov remains your coach and Romania is starting to get in gear at the moment but I wish you all the luck. I always said that we will qualify first along side with Romania on 2nd place but who knows with Berbatov as your new captain.
 

adobe_sun

Youth Team
Silencer said:
Stoitchkov was an excellent player in his days for the NT and Barca but he also was and still is an arrogant bastard. Why do you think he was benched by Louis van Gaal and earlier by Cruyff when they coached Barca?
Very nice first post Adobe lots of information (Y) but unfortunately you will lose against us when you come to Holland and that's a promise.
It's going to be very hard to qualify for the EC 08 when Stoitchkov remains your coach and Romania is starting to get in gear at the moment but I wish you all the luck. I always said that we will qualify first along side with Romania on 2nd place but who knows with Berbatov as your new captain.

I know, qualifying to euro08 with Stoichkov is something like mission impossible. I mean, COME ON! The fact he has no experience might be brought aside, but when people look @ the crap he's usually doing, they know - we won't end up well with him leading us. :taz:
I barely know some other coach, that starts every damn game with 4 different defenders than in any other previous game he coached!! That's f00kin weird, isn't it?

I know- the game against Netherlands will be more than difficult. I hope you get the points that you need beforehand, so that you bring up the substitutes against us :D
 

adobe_sun

Youth Team
btw, you mentioned Berbatov as the new team captain..
I'm not very happy with his development under Stoichkov.. He hasn't scored since the friendlies with Mexico and Georgia that we won 3-0 and 6-2, which is.. not like him. He hasn't scored a single goal in the current euro campaign..
 

thetrooper37

Senior Squad
Berbatov has only been walking around the pitch this whole campaign. And I agree with Silencer, Stoichkov is an idiot...apparently he calls the player drunks and insults them all the time. When the media asked him why they played so weak against Slovakia, he went off cursing at them...He's just pathetic and not educated enough to be on the thinking side of soccer.

And no, I don't see us qualifying for this EURO. We got very very lucky to get 2 draws against Holland and Romania and I just don't think that this luck will continue.
 

adobe_sun

Youth Team
Our main NT players are perforimng well - Berbo scored the goal against his former team Bayer 04 in the game in UEFA Cup, then scored once and gave two passes for the other 2 goals in the game Tottenham - Wigan 3-1.
Stilian P made the penalty for Villa for 1-1 with .. Boro, i guess.
Bozhinov scored twice for Juve against his junior club Lecce for the 4-1 game in Turin.
Martin is doing fine, according to the medicals @ Atletico Madrid.
 

adobe_sun

Youth Team
BG soccer player of the year 2006 caps:






Martin was named player of the year, mainly because he saved us in the euro08 campaign so far.
Who do u think deserved it though?
 

Hepoas

Account closed
Life Ban
Good to see pics of Petrov again. A time since I saw him last time.
Did he won "Player of the year in Bulgaria" ?
 

adobe_sun

Youth Team
thetrooper37 said:
^ Martin was a good choice IMO. Him and Stilian are the 2 best players we have
yeah, i know you don't like the way Berbo is playing for the NT lately.. :D
But hey - he is still the best goalscorer of the current NT's, although he didn't score a single goal in 2006 for the nt.
Totally agree with ya though, Martin was the best player this year.

Hepoas said:
Good to see pics of Petrov again. A time since I saw him last time.
Did he won "Player of the year in Bulgaria" ?
Yep, he was named first this year. It's his first time he wins this honour. He mainly did that, because he was the best player in the Romania, Slovenia and Netherlands games.
Berbatov was second, Stan - third, and the bastards from Levski abandoned the ceremony, cos their ceo thought they deserve better. I personally reckon that they don't. :hit:

Shame that Martin is injured now, and Atletico isn't moving higher in the Primera spots...
 

thetrooper37

Senior Squad
hey adobe what do you think of Blagoy Georgiev? In the Romania game, he came on and played very very well. I haven't seen him too much other than that but every time I do see him, he impresses. Him on the right and Martin on the left would work very well for the NT but Stoichkov doesn't seem to think so...??
 


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