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Hristo Stoichkov

(football - left wing/attacker)

Hristo Stoitchkov Barcelona
Hristo Stoitchkov Bulgaria
Hristo Stoichkov is the GREATEST Bulgarian soccer player of all time. He debuted in professional football with CSKA Sofia and was later spotted by European giant FC Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain).

Stoitchkov earned global acclaim after winning the Spanish Primera Division four consecutive times and taking his club to Champions League glory in 1992. He retired from soccer in May of 2004.

Hristo Stoichkov recieves Golden Ball At World Cup 1994, Hristo Stoichkov was awarded the Golden boot as the top goal scorer of the tournament as he miraculously led his country to the semi-finals and Golden ball (France football magazine).

Apart from his numerous awards and trophies, Stoichkov gained much popularity because of his aggressive on-pitch temper. His relentless attitude was known to irritate his opposition and enthrall his fans who preserve his image close to their hearts.

As a player, Hristo Stoitchkov plays as a left attacker/winger. His specialty is free kicks, penalties and unpredictable shooting on goal. Stoichkov is also known for his explosive acceleration and speed dribbling.

Quick Facts:

City of birthPlovdiv, Bulgaria
Date of birth8 February 1966
Starting Number8
PositionLeft Wing/Attacker
Power footLeft
CareerMaritza (Plovdiv), Juri Gagarin (Plovdiv),Hebros (Harmanli), CSKA (Sofia), Barcelona (Spain), Parma (Italia), Al Nassar (S.Arabia), Kashiva Reysol(Japan), Chicago Fire (USA), DC United (USA)

Awards, Titles & Cups

1987Champion of BulgariaCup of Bulgaria
1988Championship of BulgariaCup of Bulgaria
1989Championship of BulgariaCup of Bulgraia
Supercup of Bulgaria
Top Footballer of Bulgaria
1990Championship of BulgariaGolden Boot - Top Scorer in Europe
Top Footballer of Bulgaria
1991Championship of SpainSupercup of SpainTop Footballer of Bulgaria
1992Championship of SpainEuropean Champ
Supercup of Europe
Golden Onz - France Football Magazine
Silver Globe - FIFA Player of the Year
1993Championship of SpainTop Footballer of Bulgaria
Top Athlete of Bulgaria
1994Championship of SpainSupercup of SpainGolden Boot - Top Scorer at World Cup 94
Golden Ball - France Football Magazine
Top Athlete on the Balkan Peninsila
Silver Globe - FIFA Player of the Year
1995Championship of SpainSupercup of Spain
1996Championship of SpainSupercup of Spain
1997Championship of SpainCup Winners Cup
Royal Cup of Spain
1998S.Arabia championshipCup of Asia

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