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Nikolay Iliev (Bulgarian: Николай Илиев; born 31 March 1964) is a former Bulgarian footballer who played as a defender. He was part of the Bulgarian national team that reached the semi-finals of the 1994 World Cup.[1] He also had a spell with Bologna in Serie A in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Nikolay Iliev
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-03-31) 31 March 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Sweeper, centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1989 Levski Sofia 182 (18)
1989–1991 Bologna 28 (3)
1991–1992 Hertha BSC 10 (1)
1992–1993 Levski Sofia 14 (7)
1993–1995 Stade Rennais 5 (0)
Total 239 (32)
National team
1986–1994 Bulgaria 53 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Levski Sofia

InternationalEdit

Bulgaria

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1994 FIFA World Cup: Bulgaria Squad". FIFA.com. Retrieved 22 January 2010.

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Awards
Preceded by
Borislav Mihaylov
Bulgarian Footballer of the Year
1987
Succeeded by
Lyuboslav Penev
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Georgi Dimitrov
Bulgaria Captain
1987–1990
Succeeded by
Borislav Mihaylov