Plamen Markov

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Plamen Markov
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Personal information
Date of birth (1957-09-11) 11 September 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth Sevlievo, Bulgaria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfield (retired)
Youth career
1970–1973 Rakovski (Sevlievo)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1975 Vidima-Rakovski
1975–1985 CSKA Sofia 235 (42)
1985–1987 FC Metz 69 (10)
1987–1989 Grenoble Foot 41 (12)
Total 345 (64)
National team
1978–1986 Bulgaria 38 (6)
Teams managed
? Grenoble Foot
1991–1992 FC Yantra
1995-1996 CSKA Sofia
1996–1997 Chardafon
1997–1998 Minyor Pernik
1999–2001 Vidima Rakovski
2001–2004 Bulgaria
2005–2006 Vidima Rakovski
2006–2007 CSKA Sofia
2007 Wydad Casablanca
2008 Bulgaria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Plamen Markov (Bulgarian: Пламен Марков; born 11 September 1957 in Sevlievo) is a retired Bulgarian international footballer who played as a midfielder.[1]

He played for the Bulgaria national football team on 32 occasions,[1] including a match in the 1986 World Cup against Argentina.[2]

His club career was spent with CSKA Sofia (1975–1985), FC Metz (1985–1987) and Grenoble Foot (1987–1990).[1]

His first coaching job came with Grenoble, and he was later in charge at his former club, CSKA Sofia, but he was sacked in 1995.[3] In 2001 he was appointed as coach of the Bulgaria national football team, with his first match in charge coming against Croatia in February.[3] He stepped down as coach of Bulgaria after the Euro 2004 tournament.[4]

He later managed Bulgaria again, but was sacked in December 2008 following three draws in their 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Plamen Markov at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Plamen Markov". World Football. FIFA. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Plamen Markov". Euro 2004 Bulgaria. Sportinglife.com. Retrieved 3 February 2012. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Markov steps down". BBC. 1 July 2004. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bulgaria sack coach Markov, seek replacement". soccernet. ESPN. 2 December 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2013.