Tsvetan Veselinov

Tsvetan Veselinov (Bulgarian: Цветан Веселинов; 27 April 1947 in Sofia – 25 February 2018) was a Bulgarian footballer who played as a midfielder.[1] He spent all 10 seasons of his career in the A Group with Levski Sofia, before retiring at the age of 28 in 1975.

Tsvetan Veselinov
Personal information
Full name Tsvetan Veselinov Dimitrov
Date of birth (1947-04-27)27 April 1947
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Date of death 25 February 2018(2018-02-25) (aged 70)
Playing position(s) Winger
Youth career
1957–1965 Levski Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1975 Levski Sofia 193 (70)
National team
1968–1971 Bulgaria 6 (2)
Teams managed
1975–1980 Levski Sofia (youth team)
1987–1989 US Sbeitla
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City Team competition

With the Bulgarian national team he won a silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics.[2] Veselinov netted Bulgaria's only goal in the final against Hungary, a 4–1 defeat at Estadio Azteca on 26 October 1968.[3]

His death was announced on 25 February 2018. He was 70.[4]



Levski Sofia


  1. ^ "Меци Веселинов: Баща ми е мил и обличал Гунди и Котков за погребението!" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. 27 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Цветан Веселинов: На "Герена" вече не ни познават" (in Bulgarian). duma.bg. 24 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Bulgaria 1–4 Hungary". fifa.com.
  4. ^ Почина легендарното крило на „сините” Цветан Веселинов – Меци (in Bulgarian)

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