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Ivan Aleksandrov Davidov (Bulgarian: Иван Александров Давидов; 5 October 1943 – 19 February 2015) was a Bulgarian football midfielder who played for Bulgaria in the 1966 and 1970 FIFA World Cups.[1] He also played for PFC Slavia Sofia.

Ivan Davidov
Personal information
Full name Ivan Aleksandrov Davidov
Date of birth (1943-10-05)5 October 1943
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Date of death 19 February 2015(2015-02-19) (aged 71)
Place of death Sofia, Bulgaria
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Youth career
1960–1961 Spartak Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1962 Spartak Sofia
1962–1971 Slavia Sofia 201 (12)
National team
1965–1971 Bulgaria 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Davidov started his career at the age of 16 with Spartak Sofia, before he moved to Slavia Sofia in 1962.[2] He spent 10 seasons of his career at Slavia, before retiring at the age of 29 in 1971.[3] He died in 2015.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1966 FIFA World Cup England
  2. ^ "Иван Давидов: 10 години пазих Гунди, с Котков пиех коняк" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. 7 September 2006.
  3. ^ "Идеалните Ивановци" (in Bulgarian). temasport.com. 7 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Почина легендата на Славия Иван Давидов" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 19 February 2015.

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