Trifon Ivanov

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Trifon Ivanov
Трифон Иванов
Personal information
Full name Trifon Marinov Ivanov
Date of birth (1965-07-27) 27 July 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1988 Etar Veliko Tarnovo 62 (7)
1988–1990 CSKA Sofia 64 (8)
1990–1993 Real Betis 52 (9)
1991–1992 Etar Veliko Tarnovo (loan) 12 (1)
1992 CSKA Sofia (loan) 5 (1)
1993–1995 Neuchâtel Xamax 25 (3)
1995 CSKA Sofia (loan) 7 (0)
1995–1997 Rapid Wien 53 (7)
1997–1998 Austria Wien 11 (0)
1998 CSKA Sofia (loan) 10 (1)
1998–2001 Floridsdorfer AC 52 (8)
Total 353 (45)
National team
1988–1998 Bulgaria 76 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Marinov and the family name is Ivanov.

Trifon Marinov Ivanov (Bulgarian: Трифон Маринов Иванов; born 27 July 1965 in Veliko Tarnovo) is a former Bulgarian international football player.

Career[edit]

Sometimes known by his nickname "The Bulgarian Wolf" due to his unshaven appearance and mullet hairstyle, Ivanov started his career with the team Etar of Veliko Tarnovo. Later moves included spells at CSKA Sofia during 1994–95 and 1997–98 as well as at the Austrian teams Austria Vienna and Rapid Vienna and the Spanish club Real Betis.[1]

Ivanov's international distinctions include being a member of the Bulgaria national football team that reached the fourth place in the 1994 FIFA World Cup in United States. He also participated in the UEFA Euro 1996 in England. Ivanov's goal against Russia on 10 September 1997, in the qualifiers for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, was the one that clinched Bulgarian qualification.[2] Ivanov scored 6 goals in 76 caps in 10 years with the national side.

Ivanov is famous for his long-range shots and free-kicks at goal. In Euro 96 particularly, he had a number of 40–45 yards shots at goal narrowly missing the target. In 2013, a Brazilian amateur tournament was named after him.[3]

Honours[edit]

CSKA Sofia
Rapid Wien

Statistics[edit]

International[edit]

[4][5]

Bulgaria national team
Year Apps Goals
1988 9 1
1989 7 1
1990 4 0
1991 6 1
1992 6 0
1993 5 1
1994 12 1
1995 8 0
1996 9 0
1997 5 1
1998 5 0
Total 76 6

International goals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Трифон Иванов: Не искам да съм президент на ЦСКА". Topsport (in Bulgarian). 10 February 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Милен Петков: Реално е да вземем медали". Topsport (in Bulgarian). 22 January 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Култово! В Бразилия организират футболен турнир за Купата на Трифон Иванов". Gong (in Bulgarian). 3 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Trifon Ivanov". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Bulgaria – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 May 2013.

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