Petko Petkov (footballer)

Petko Petkov (Bulgarian: Петко Петков; 3 August 1946 – 10 January 2020)[1] was a Bulgarian footballer who played as a forward, most notably for Beroe Stara Zagora.[2] He is the club's record goalscorer in the top league with 144 goals in 260 matches.

Petko Petkov
Petko Petkov b1946.jpg
Petko Petkov c. 1974
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-08-03)3 August 1946
Place of birth Sinitevo, Bulgaria
Date of death 10 January 2020(2020-01-10) (aged 73)
Place of death Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1964 Rodopa Smolyan ? (?)
1964–1965 Minyor Rudozem ? (?)
1965–1967 Gorubso Madan ? (?)
1968–1977 Beroe 263 (192)
1977–1978 Akademik Svishtov 20 (8)
1978–1980 Beroe 66 (32)
1981–1982 Austria Wien 51 (10)
1982–1983 Beroe 23 (9)
National team
1970–1980 Bulgaria 33 (5)
Teams managed
1983–1985 Beroe
1986–1987 Akademik Svishtov
1987–1989 Beroe
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

In his career Petkov played for Gorubso Madan, Beroe Stara Zagora and Austria Wien.

BeroeEdit

For Beroe he scored 144 goals in A PFG. This makes him the club's best goalscorer of all time in the top division. During the 1974–75 season he scored the fantastic 53 goals in the second division.

For the Bulgaria national football team, he was capped 33 times, scoring 5 goals.

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Beroe
Austria Wien

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Отиде си великият Петко Петков" (in Bulgarian). beroe.bg. 10 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Petko Petkov". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.