Dimitre Kalkanov

Dimitre Ganev Kalkanov (Bulgarian: Димитър Ганев Калканов; born 5 April 1966) is a Bulgarian former professional footballer who played as a defender or defensive midfielder.

Dimitre Kalkanov
Personal information
Full name Dimitre Ganev Kalkanov
Date of birth (1966-04-05) 5 April 1966 (age 55)
Place of birth Bulgaria
Position(s) Defender
Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1990 Lokomotiv Plovdiv
1993 Kelantan
1994 Selangor
Instant-Dict
Happy Valley
National team
1985 Bulgaria U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Kalkanov started his career with Lokomotiv Plovdiv.[citation needed] He took part in the 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship with Bulgaria, making three appearances in that tournament.[1] Kalkanov then played in Hong Kong for Instant-Dict and Happy Valley,[2] and in Malaysia for Selangor and Kelantan. While in Hong Kong, Kalkanov won the Hong Kong Footballer of the Year award in 1998, becoming the first non-Hong Konger to win the award. He played for the Hong Kong League XI at the 1998 Dynasty Cup,[3] 2000 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup and the Carlsberg Cup in 2000 and 2001.[4][5] In 1998, he also made an appearance as part of the Hong Kong League XI against the Bulgarian national football team in a friendly match.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dimitre KalkanovFIFA competition record (archived)
  2. ^ Edward Passos (27 July 1999). "Valley boss demands quality". The Standard. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2010.
  3. ^ "International Matches 1998 - Asia". RSSSF. Retrieved 10 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Czech Republic beats Mexico in Carlsberg Cup final". CNNSI. 10 February 2000. Retrieved 10 July 2010.
  5. ^ "International Matches 2001 - Intercontinental, January–March". RSSSF. Retrieved 10 July 2010.