Krasimir Balakov

World Football Stars Mass in Bulgaria for Charity Game

A star-studded charity football match organized by the foundations of Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov and Real Madrid legend Portuguese Luis Figo kicks off on Wednesday at the National Vasil Levski Stadium in Sofia.

Profits from the celebrity match will go towards supporting talented children through the two footballers' charities.

Thousands of Bulgarians Bid Farewell to Trifon Ivanov in Veliko Tarnovo

Thousands of Bulgarians bid farewell to the legendary defender Trifon Ivanov in the city of Veliko Tarnovo on Wednesday.

Ivanov passed away at the age of fifty on Saturday after suffering a massive heart attack.

The memorial service was held in the Palace of Culture and Sports and was attended by relatives, friends, former teammates and ordinary citizens.

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.

Bulgaria's Balakov to Attract German Golfers to Local Courses

Bulgaria's legendary 1994 World Cup midfielder Krasimir Balakov is working on attracting German golfers to Bulgaria.

The Stuttgart football player turned Litex Lovech coach has already organized a week of events for German businessmen at the golf resorts near Bulgaria's Black Sea town of Kavarna, Dnevnik reports.

Krasimir Balakov Named New Litex Coach

Bulgaria's legendary 1994 World Cup midfielder Krasimir Balakov is the new head coach of Litex Lovech.

Balakov's contract will be for 2 years and will start on June 10. He replaces Serbian manager Miodrag Jesic, whose contract was not renewed.

Litex finished the Bulgarian League in 3rd place this season, which means the team will play in the Europa League qualifying rounds.