Krum Milev (Bulgarian: Крум Милев) was a Bulgarian football player and manager. He is often considered as the most successful Bulgarian coach.

Krum Milev
Personal information
Date of birth (1915-06-11)11 June 1915
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Date of death 19 April 2000(2000-04-19) (aged 84)
Place of death Sofia, Bulgaria
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1929–1932 Luben Karavelov
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1932–1935 Botev Sofia
1935–1939 Slavia Sofia 44 (26)
1939–1948 Lokomotiv Sofia 107 (48)
National team
1937–1948 Bulgaria 18 (3)
Teams managed
1948–1964 CSKA Sofia
1954–1960 Bulgaria
1966–1968 Beroe Stara Zagora
1968–1969 Beşiktaş
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

He played for Botev Sofia, Slavia Sofia[1] and Lokomotiv Sofia. He obtained 18 caps with Bulgaria.[2]

He was the topscorer of the Bulgarian National Football Division 1937-38.

He managed CSKA Sofia, winning the Bulgarian league 11 times with them,[3] Bulgaria, Beroe Stara Zagora[4] and Beşiktaş.

Milev holds the record for the longest serving manager (of a single club) in Bulgarian football, having been in charge of CSKA Sofia for 16 years.[5]


  1. ^ "PFC Slavia Sofia". Archived from the original on 2007-07-02.
  2. ^ "Krum Milev, international footballer".
  3. ^ "The History of CSKA Sofia - The Best Football Team in Bulgaria!". Archived from the original on 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
  4. ^ "Beroe Online - Берое (Стара Загора)".
  5. ^ "Рекордьорът у нас е Крум Милев, в света - Ги Ру" (in Bulgarian). 24 May 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2015.