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Bulgarian Football Legend Hristo Stoichkov Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Bulgarian football legend Hristo Stoichkov is celebrating his 50thanniversary on Monday.

Stoichkov, known by his nickname the Dagger, is often identified as the greatest Bulgarian football player ever, being the only Bulgarian awarded a Ballon d'Or and the only one to lift the Champions League trophy.

Italian Legend Roberto Baggio Is Next Participant in Stoichkov's Birthday Show

Legendary Italian footballer Roberto Baggio is the next player to confirm his participation in the show celebrating the 50th birthday of Bulgarian football legend Hristo Stoichkov next year.

With the confirmation of Baggio, the number of Ballon d'Or holders to take part in the show has risen to two, with Stoichkov being the other one to have been awarded the prize.

Two Romanian Football Legends to Join Stoichkov's 50th Birthday Show

Two of the greatest football players in Romanian history - Gheorghe Hagi and Gheorghe Popescu confirmed their participation at the 50th birthday show organised by Bulgarian legend Hristo Stoichkov next year.

Stoichkov played with both Hagi and Popescu during his spell at FC Barcelona.

Why did the Pope hug a 19-year-old Brazilian girl (pics+vid)

Pope Francis is known for his love of football, and of course, being an Argentinean, he has never kept it a secret of which team he supports. So what did he tell the young 19-year old Brazilian girl who approached him wearing a Brazilian t-shirt and they both burst into laughter. The question he posed to her was “Pele or Maradona”.

Maradona to run for FIFA presidency: Report

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has decided to stand as a candidate for the FIFA presidency to replace Sepp Blatter, Uruguayan journalist and author Victor Hugo Morales has said. 

Morales said Maradona had told him of his intention when he called the former coach of the Argentina national team to check on the condition of his sick father on June 21. 

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