Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Dinko Dermendzhiev - Chiko (born 1941)

Dinko Dermendzhiev - Chiko (born 1941)

1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM

Dinko Dermendzhiev (popular with the nickname of Chiko) has joined the football team of Botev Plovdiv in 1959 as its third goal keeper. His only playing as a keeper though,was during the second half of a match of Botev in Varna in that same season.

Coach of Botev in that time was Georgi Genov, who saw in Chiko the real talent of a forward player and it took Dinko Dermendzhiev just 8 months until becoming one of the Botev players to spend 19 seasons with team. He has played 447 matches altogether, scoring 194 goals. The Botev team won the 1967 BG Championship Cup, the 1962 Soviet Army Cup, the 1963 silver medal and the 1961 bronze medal from the Premier League chmpionship, as well as the 1972 Balkan Club Cup.

Dermendzhiev took part in about 70 official and friendly international matches (scoring 20 goals), in about 150 control matches and 60 matches (scoring 22 goals) for the Soviet Army Cup. He was thrice appointed Football Player of the Year - 1966, 1967 and 1976. He participated in the BG national team in three World Cup championships: Chilli 1962, England 1966 and Mexico 1970 (where he scored the very first goal of the championship, thus receiving a special award).  

He took part in 58 official matches for the BG Championship League, scoring 19 goals altogether. He ended his active sports career in 1978, and became a coach of Botev, Plovdiv. As its senior coach, the Botev team won the 1981 Soviet Army Cup, the Premier League bronze medals in 1981 and 1983, and  was playing on the BG Cup finals in 1984 and 1991.

 

Dimitre Dinev - writer, born 1968
Dimitre Dinev - writer, born 1968
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Dimitre Dinev was born in 1968 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He started writing at the time of his secondary schooling in a German speaking 'Gymnasium' in Pazardshik. <...
Nikola Alvadzhiev (11.09.1900 - 1974)
Nikola Alvadzhiev was born in Plovdiv in 1900. He graduated from the “Alexander I” High school in Plovdiv. He worked for the...
Bozhidar Zdravkov (30.01.1884 - 25.09.1959)
Bozhidar Zdravkov was born in 1884 in the Serbian town of Pirot. He was a lawyer and an eminent public figure. He studied Law in Sofia University and graduated in the uni...
Stoyan Chomakov, Dr. (1819 - 1893)
Stoyan Chomakov, Dr. (1819 - 1893)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Dr. Stoyan Chomakov, born in Koprivshtitsa in 1819. Doctor. Eminent fighter for Bulgarian church independence, a public and state figure. Member of Bulgarian Literary Society (today Bulgarian Acade...
Stoyan Zagorchinov (1889-1969)
Stoyan Zagorchinov (1889-1969)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Stoyan Zagorchinov was among the first writer to widely popularize the genre of historical novel in Bulgaria. His most significant ...
Ivan Ev. Geshov (1849 - 1924)
Ivan Ev. Geshov (1849 - 1924)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Ivan Evstratiev Geshov - eminent politican and banker. Public and political figure; publicist. Member of Bulgarian Literary Society (later the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences). Minister. Prime M...
Stanislav Dospevski (1823 -1878)
Stanislav Dospevski (1823 -1878)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Stanislav Dospevski was the firstborn of Dimiter Zograph's sons. He studied in Plovdiv and helped his father paint the Plovdiv Old Town church of "St. Nedelya". \r\...
Panayot Pipkov (1871 -1942)
Panayot Pipkov (1871 -1942)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
The eminent Bulgarian composer and musician Panayot Pipkov was born on November 21, 1871, in Plovdiv. He started learning violin and writing poems when he was very young; he was an amateur actor in...
Pavel Dzhidzhov, Father (1919 - 1952)
Father Pavel Dzhidzhov was born in Plovdiv on July 7th, 1919, in a catholic family. In 1926, he became a student at the primary school of the Assumptionists in Plovdiv - St. Andrews College. In the...
Nonka Matova (born 1954)
Nonka Matova (born 1954)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Nonka Matova was born on October 20th, 1954 in Plovdiv. Master of sports of gun shooting. Many-time Balkan and republican record winner in gun shooting. She has won the best gun shooter on the Balk...