Bulgaria women's national football team

The Bulgaria national women’s football team is the national football team of Bulgaria and is controlled by the Bulgarian Football Union. The team's major success came in 2008 when they won the Balkan Championship and the Albena Cup in the same year. These major tournament victories brought them up to their all-time highest FIFA world ranking of 33rd.

Bulgaria
Nickname(s)The Lionesses
The Tricolours
AssociationBulgarian Football Union
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSilviya Radulska
CaptainRadoslava Slavcheva
Home stadiumLovech Stadium
FIFA codeBUL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 78 Increase 1 (13 December 2019)[1]
Highest33 (December 2008)
Lowest79 (July 2019)
First international
Bulgaria Bulgaria 1–1 Spain Spain
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 11 October 1987)
Biggest win
 Estonia 0–5 Bulgaria 
(Otopeni, Romania; 18 November 2006)
 Bulgaria 5–0 Luxembourg 
(Ta' Qali, Malta; 5 June 2009)
 Bulgaria 5–0 Georgia 
(Lovech, Bulgaria; 21 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
 France 14–0 Bulgaria 
(Le Mans, France; 28 November 2013)

Competition recordEdit

Albena Cup recordEdit

Year Rank
  2008 Champions

Balkan Cup recordEdit

Year Rank
  2008 Champions

World Cup recordEdit

Year Rank
  1999 Did not qualify
  2003 Did not enter
  2007 Did not enter
  2011 Did not qualify
  2015 Did not qualify
  2019 Did not enter

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Rank
  1989 Did not qualify
  1991 Did not qualify
  1993 Did not qualify
No Host 1995 Did not qualify
    1997 Did not qualify
  2001 Did not enter
  2005 Did not enter
  2009 Did not qualify
  2013 Did not qualify
  2017 Did not enter
  2021 Did not enter

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Club
GK Korneliya Naydenova   NSA Sofia
GK Roksana Shahanska   NSA Sofia
DF Zlatka Gaberova   NSA Sofia
DF Kristina Ivanova   Olympia Sofia
DF Veselina Mahlelieva   Sportika Blagoevgrad
DF Petya Petkova   Beroe
DF Kristina Petrunova   Sportika Blagoevgrad
DF Radoslava Slavcheva   Medyk Konin
DF Todora Todorova   Olympia Sofia
DF Nikoleta Voyskova   NSA Sofia
MF Ivanka Koleva   WFC Ekomet
MF Tsvetana Mancheva   Beroe
MF Lydia Nacheva   Supersport Sofia
MF Silvia Radoyska   NSA Sofia
MF Denitsa Semkova   Olympia Sofia
MF Stanislava Tsekova   NSA Sofia
FW Valentina Gospodinova   NSA Sofia
FW Nina Hristova   Varna
FW Borislava Kireva   NSA Sofia
FW Velina Koshuleva   NSA Sofia
FW Liliana Kostova   Apollon Limassol

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 13 December 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.

External linksEdit