Bulgarian Footballer of the Year
Bulgarian Footballer of the Year (Bulgarian: Футболист №1 на България, Futbolist №1 na Balgariya) is an annual title awarded to the best Bulgarian association football player of the year. The award has been given since 1961, and the winner is elected by authorized journalists from the leading Bulgarian media.
2011 was the first to be held online by fans.
The poll has been organized by the Futbol newspaper (1961–1975), the Start newspaper (1975–1998), the Futbol newspaper and Start magazine (1999–present).
The footballers to have won the award most times are Dimitar Berbatov (2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), Hristo Stoichkov (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994) and Hristo Bonev (1969, 1972, 1973). The club with most winners is Levski Sofia with 11 winners while their local rivals CSKA Sofia have ten.
- Bulgarian PM wins player of year but wants award annulled bbc.co.uk
- Бербатов за седми път Футболист на годината news.bg
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