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Aleksandar Kostov

Bulgarian footballer

Aleksandar Dimitrov Kostov (Bulgarian: Александър Димитров Костов; 2 March 1938 – 15 April 2019) was a Bulgarian footballer and manager. He played as a forward. He was born in Sofia.

Aleksandar Kostov
Personal information
Full name Aleksandar Dimitrov Kostov
Date of birth (1938-03-02)2 March 1938
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Date of death 15 April 2019(2019-04-15) (aged 81)
Place of death Sofia, Bulgaria
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1953–1956 Levski Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1960 Levski Sofia 33 (8)
1960–1961 Botev Plovdiv 20 (13)
1961–1970 Levski Sofia 235 (56)
Total 301 (78)
National team
1962–1967 Bulgaria 7 (1)
Teams managed
1973–1980 Levski Sofia (assistant)
1980–1982 Haskovo
1982–1984 Alki Larnaca
1984–1987 Ethnikos Achna
1987–1988 Marsa
1989–1991 Marsa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kostov was most noted for playing for Levski Sofia. During his time at Levski Sofia, he won three league titles and five Bulgarian Cups. He played for Bulgaria seven times, scoring once. He played for his country at the FIFA World Cups in 1962 and 1966.

Kostov also managed teams outside Bulgaria. With Tunisian club Marsa, he won the 1989–90 Tunisian Cup. He died in 2019 in Sofia, at the age of 81.[1]

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Levski Sofia

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Marsa

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Почина легендата Сашо Костов". Gong.bg (in Bulgarian). 15 April 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2019.

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