Kiril Manolov Rakarov (Bulgarian: Кирил Манолов Ракаров, 24 May 1932 - 25 August 2006) was a former Bulgarian football player who played as a defender.[1] He represented Bulgaria at the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 1962 FIFA World Cup. For 13 seasons he made 190 league appearances and scored 17 league goals for CSKA Sofia.[2]

Kiril Rakarov
Personal information
Full name Kiril Manolov Rakarov
Date of birth 24 May 1932
Place of birth Pavlikeni, Bulgaria
Date of death 25 August 2006(2006-08-25) (aged 74)
Place of death Sofia, Bulgaria
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1951 Cherveno Zname Pavlikeni
1952–1964 CSKA Sofia 190 (17)
National team
1953–1962 Bulgaria 58 (1)
Teams managed
1974–1975 CSKA Sofia (assistant)
1976–1977 Cherno More
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Representing  Bulgaria
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Melbourne Team Competition



CSKA Sofia




  1. ^ 1962 FIFA World Cup Chile Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Преди 5 години си отиде Кирил Ракаров" (in Bulgarian). 26 August 2011.