Stefan Bozhilov Stefanov (Bulgarian: Стефан Божилов Стефанов; 20 September 1923 – 1 February 2014) was a Bulgarian football player and coach. He usually played the position of midfielder.

Stefan Bozhkov
Stefan Bozhkov 1969.jpg
Stefan Bozhkov in 1969
Personal information
Full name Stefan Bozhilov Stefanov
Date of birth (1923-09-20)20 September 1923
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Date of death 1 February 2014(2014-02-01) (aged 90)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1938–1946 Sportist Sofia
1947–1948 SK Kladno
1948–1960 CSKA Sofia 202 (45)
National team
1946–1958 Bulgaria 53 (4)
Teams managed
1960 Bulgaria
1966–1970 Bulgaria
1982 CSKA Sofia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Born in Sofia, Bozhkov first started to play for a local team Sportist Hadzhi Dimitar. He made his debut on 20 September 1938, on his 15th birthday, in a game against Fortuna.[1] During his club career he played for PFC CSKA Sofia. Bozhkov won the top Bulgarian league, the A PFG, a ten times (all with CSKA), as well as the Bulgarian Cup, three times (all with CSKA). He earned 53 caps and scored 4 goals for the Bulgaria national football team from 1946 to 1958,[2] and won a bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics. He later coached the national team in the 1970 FIFA World Cup and won a silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics.





  1. ^ "ЦСКА загуби своя Капитан" (in Bulgarian). 3 February 2014.
  2. ^ Stefan Bozhkov.

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