Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Hristo Bonev (born 1947)

Hristo Bonev (born 1947)

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Hristo Bonev was born February 3, 1947 in Plovdiv. Between 1967 and 1979, Bonev played for the Bulgarian national team 96 times, scoring a record 47 goals. He played for his country at the 1970 and 1974 World Cups. Most of Bonev's club career was spent with Lokomotiv Plovdiv, but he also played for CSKA Sofia and AEK Athens FC and later briefly came out of retirement to play for Oxford United in 1982, before an injury to his thigh muscle ended his playing career.

After his retirement he became a manager and he went to Greece and became trainer of Panathinaikos FC, AEL 1964, Ionikos. After Greece, he became manager of the Cypriot team APOEL FC in 1995 and until 1996 when he quited from his team, he won the Cup in his first year in Cyprus in 1995 and the Double the following season.

He went back to his country to become manager of Lokomotiv Sofia and then he coached his country's national team for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. However he resigned after the elimination of Bulgaria from the First Round of World Cup after his team collected only one point in the groups.

Ivan Bogorov, Dr (1818 - 1892)
Ivan Bogorov, Dr (1818 - 1892)
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One of the most eminent encyclopedians of the Bulgarian Revival period - a doctor of medicine by education, he was also very much concerned by business matters, economics, geography, industry, tran...
Kamen Vichev, Father (1893 - 1952)
Kamen Vichev, Father (1893 - 1952)
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Kamen Vichev was born in the village of Srem, Bourgas region, on May 23rd, 1893. He started his theological education in 1912 in Belgium, where he studied until 1918. After recieving his PhD in The...
George Danchov - Zografina
George Danchov - Zografina
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Stoyo Shishkov (1865 - 1937)
Stoyo Shishkov (1865 - 1937)
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Stoyo Shishkov was born in 1865 in the village of Ustovo near the town of Smolyan. He was a pedagogue, man of letters, ethnographer. Lived in Plovdiv since 1904 as a teacher. He was the <...
Mario Hossen - the Bulgarian &quot;Paganini&quot;  was born in Plovdiv
The following info on this talented young violinist is courtesy of Festival Music Alp webs...
Boris Dimovski  (1925-2007)
Boris Dimovski (1925-2007)
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Boris Dimovski is one of the greatest contemporary Bulgarian artists. Beside being a world-famous caricature artist, he is also a much respected master of water-color paitings, oil paintings, impre...
Radoslav Nikolov - Gianni (born 1954)
The First Bulgarian in The Guinness Book of Records. 53-year-old Radoslav Nikolov (known as Gianni) is the best BG football juggler. He managed to juggle his football on the 20-cm-wide balus...
George Ganchev (born 1939)
George Ganchev (born 1939)
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George Ganchev (whose real name was Georgi Petroushev) was born on August 29, 1939, in Plovdiv. In the early 1960s he emigrated from Bulgaria. He graduated from the British Fencing Academy (he was ...
ASEN HRISTOFOROV (1910 - 1970)
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ASEN HRISTOFOROV – an economist and writer, born on December 16, 1910 in Plovdiv. He studied Economics in London, where he graduated in 1934. He was among the founders of the Statistics Insti...
Tsanko Lavrenov  (1896-1978)
Tsanko Lavrenov (1896-1978)
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Tsanko Lavrenov (1896-1978) - an original Bulgarian artist, who drew experience from the national traditions of old Bulgarian art and from folklore. A highly creative artist, he poeticised...