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Bulgaria national football team

national association football team

Bulgaria national football team is the national football team of Bulgaria.

Bulgaria
Nickname(s)Лъвовете (The Lions)
AssociationBulgarian Football Union
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachPetar Hubchev
CaptainIvelin Popov
Most capsStiliyan Petrov (105)
Top scorerDimitar Berbatov (48)
Hristo Bonev (48)
Home stadiumVasil Levski National Stadium
FIFA codeBUL
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 48 Decrease 2 (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest3 (June 1995)
Lowest96 (August 2012)
Elo ranking
Current 50 Increase 4 (3 March 2019)[2]
Highest3 (August 1975)
Lowest69 (12 November 2016)
First international
 Bulgaria 0–0 Austria 
(Vienna, Austria; 22 April 1924)
Biggest win
 Bulgaria 10–0 Ghana 
(Leon, Mexico; 14 October 1968)
Biggest defeat
 Bulgaria 1–8 Spain 
(Madrid, Spain; 21 May 1933)
World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1930)
Best resultBronze Semi-Finals (1994)
Euro Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1968)
Best resultQuarter-Finals (1968)
Olympics
Appearances5 (first in 1924)
Best resultTemplate:OG2 Runners-Up (1968)
Balkan Cup
Appearances12 (first in 1930)
Best resultGold medal with cup.svg Champions (1931, 1932, 1948, 1976)

Most appearancesEdit

# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Stiliyan Petrov 1998–2013 105 8
2 Borislav Mihaylov 1983–1998 102 0
3 Hristo Bonev 1967–1979 96 48
4 Krasimir Balakov 1988–2003 92 16
5 Dimitar Penev 1965–1974 90 2
6 Martin Petrov 1999–2013 89 19
7 Radostin Kishishev 1996–2009 88 1
8 Hristo Stoichkov 1986–1999 83 37
9 Nasko Sirakov 1983–1996 82 23
10 Zlatko Yankov 1989–1999 80 4

Top scorersEdit

# Player Career Goals Caps
1 Dimitar Berbatov 1999–2010 48 78
2 Hristo Bonev 1967–1979 48 96
3 Hristo Stoichkov 1987–1999 37 83
4 Emil Kostadinov 1988–1998 26 70
5 Petar Zhekov 1963–1972 25 44
6 Ivan Kolev 1950–1963 25 75
7 Atanas Mihaylov 1970–1981 23 45
8 Nasko Sirakov 1983–1996 23 82
9 Dimitar Milanov 1948–1959 20 39
10 Georgi Asparuhov 1962–1970 19 50

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

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