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Aleksandar Stefanov Shalamanov (Bulgarian: Александър Cтефанов Шаламанов) (born 4 September 1941 in Boyana) is a former football player and professional alpine skier and is known as the only Bulgarian who has participated in the Winter Olympics (as alpine skier in 1960)[1] and in the FIFA World Cup. The Summer Olympics saw him as reserve player of the volleyball team in 1964, but he did not play in a match.

Aleksandar Shalamanov
Personal information
Full name Aleksandar Stefanov Shalamanov
Date of birth (1941-09-04) 4 September 1941 (age 78)
Place of birth Boyana, Bulgaria
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1961 CSKA Sofia 2 (0)
1962–1974 Slavia Sofia 263 (10)
National team
1964–1971 Bulgaria 42 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Shalamanov began his career as a defender with CSKA Sofia in 1960-61, but moved to Slavia Sofia in 1961 to remain there until 1974, when he retired after 263 matches in the Bulgarian Championship, three Bulgarian Cup trophies (1963, 1964 and 1966) and a Cup Winners' Cup semi-final in 1967.[2] Shalamanov has twice been selected Best Bulgarian Footballer, in 1963 and 1966, and twice Best Bulgarian Sportsman, in 1967 and 1973. He has 42 caps for the Bulgarian national team, with which he participated in the World Cup 1966 and World Cup 1970.

He is the father of the Alpine skier Stefan Shalamanov


  1. ^ Aleksandar Shalamanov at
  2. ^ "Александър Шаламанов - белият рицар" (in Bulgarian). 17 November 2012.