Stoyko Sakaliev (Bulgarian: Стойко Маринов Сакалиев; born 25 March 1979) is a Bulgarian footballer, who currently plays for Chernomorets 1919 Burgas and Television personality.

Stoyko Sakaliev
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Personal information
Full name Stoyko Marinov Sakaliev
Date of birth (1979-03-25) 25 March 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Neftochimic Burgas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2005 Neftochimic Burgas 139 (48)
2004CSKA Sofia (loan) 25 (12)
2005–2008 CSKA Sofia 22 (11)
2007–2008Lokomotiv Plovdiv (loan) 13 (1)
2008–2009 Spartak Varna 24 (4)
2009–2010 Arka Gdynia 13 (0)
2010–2011 Akademik Sofia 18 (1)
2011–2012 Neftochimic Burgas 22 (6)
2012–2013 Kerċem Ajax 11 (6)
2015–2016 Chernomorets 1919 Burgas 3 (3)
Total 287 (89)
National team
2004 Bulgaria 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:29, 12 November 2015 (UTC)


Sakaliev was born in Sofia. His first team was Naftex Burgas. He was first loaned to CSKA Sofia during 2004, but bought in the summer of 2005. He scored a goal against Steaua on 30 September 2004 in a UEFA Cup match.[1] In 2007, for a period of six months, Stoyko was loaned out to Lokomotiv Plovdiv. In August 2008, he went to play for Spartak Varna. On 5 March 2011, Sakaliev scored a last-minute goal against Vidima Rakovski in an A PFG match. In the summer of 2011 Sakaliev signed contract with Eastern B group side Neftochimic 1962. On 17 September 2011 he scored twice from penalties as Neftochimic finished 2:2 with Botev Plovdiv. Sakaliev has just signed a contract with Kercem Ajax, playing in the first division on the island of Gozo, Malta. In late May 2013, Sakaliev announced his retirement from football.

International careerEdit

In 2004 Stoyko Sakaliev played in four matches for Bulgaria national football team.[2]


In 2013, he participated in VIP Brother Bulgaria.


Sakaliev was formerly married to Julvena and they have a daughter, named Liubomira.[citation needed]

He is known for his elaborate pranks on teammates and other public figures during his playing days.[3]


  1. ^ "Мачовете между ЦСКА и Стяуа". Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Сакалиев бяга в кипърски клуб". Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  3. ^ Pirgov, Yavor (9 June 2012). "Две жени усмириха Стойко Сакалиев. Царя на шегата вече го няма, най-лудият нападател в българския футбол е баща за пример". Retrieved 1 July 2015.

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