Veliyan Parushev

Veliyan Parushev (Bulgarian: Велиян Пaрушев; 20 March 1968 – 29 January 2013) was a Bulgarian footballer who played as a defender.[1][2]

Veliyan Parushev
Personal information
Full name Veliyan Parushev Mitev
Date of birth 20 March 1968
Place of birth Sliven, Bulgaria
Date of death 29 January 2013(2013-01-29) (aged 44)
Place of death Burgas, Bulgaria
Playing position(s) Defender, Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1991 Sliven 81 (5)
1991–1992 CSKA Sofia 15 (0)
1992–2002 Neftochimic Burgas 139 (31)
National team
1991–1998 Bulgaria 3 (0)
Teams managed
2006–2011 Chernomorets (youth team)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


After starting his career with Sliven, Parushev signed with CSKA Sofia in the early 1990s, where he is best remembered for scoring a last-minute goal against Parma in a UEFA Cup match that enabled the "redmen" to eliminate their opponent on the away goals rule. Parushev subsequently made a name for himself with Neftochimic during a successful period for the team, establishing himself as a highly influential player and also serving as the team captain in the late 1990s.[3]

Following his retirement from the game in the early 2000s, Parushev worked as a truck driver for a German firm. He died of cancer on 29 January 2013.[4]


  1. ^ Weltfussball
  2. ^ Veliyan Parushev at
  3. ^ editors at (3 April 2014). "Благотворителен турнир в в памет на Велиян Парушев" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 30 January 2015.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Почина Велиян Парушев, рак отне живота на младия сливналия" (in Bulgarian). 29 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2015.

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