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Petar Petrov (footballer, born 1961)

Petar Atanasov Petrov (Bulgarian: Пeтъp Aтaнacoв Пeтpoв; born 20 February 1961) is a Bulgarian retired footballer who played as a left back.

Petar Petrov
Personal information
Full name Petar Atanasov Petrov
Date of birth (1961-02-20) 20 February 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Virovsko, Bulgaria
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1989 Levski Sofia 205 (13)
1989–1993 Beira-Mar 100 (10)
1993–1994 Beroe Stara Zagora 8 (0)
Total 313 (23)
National team
1981–1987 Bulgaria 47 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in Virovsko, Petrov started playing for PFC Levski Sofia. During his spell with the club – renamed Vitosha Sofia in 1985 – he was first-choice in seven of nine seasons, winning three national championships and two Bulgarian Cups; he scored a career-best five goals in 29 games in 1984–85.

Petrov was allowed to leave the Iron Curtain nation in 1989, at the age of 28, and signed with Portuguese team S.C. Beira-Mar. After four years, always in the Primeira Liga, he returned to his homeland and joined PFC Beroe Stara Zagora, retiring subsequently.

International careerEdit

Petrov gained 47 caps for Bulgaria, in six years.[1] He was part of the squad that competed at the 1986 FIFA World Cup, He didn't play in the opening game against Italy (1-1) but played in all the other matches for Bulgaria.


  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Bulgaria – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 18 August 2009.

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