Adalbert Zafirov

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Adalbert Zafirov
Personal information
Full name Adalbert Ivanov Zafirov
Date of birth (1969-09-29) 29 September 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Lokomotiv GO 53 (2)
1992–1995 Lokomotiv Sofia 86 (1)
1996–1997 CSKA Sofia 54 (6)
1998 Arminia Bielefeld 12 (0)
1999 CSKA Sofia 10 (0)
1999–2001 Union Berlin 34 (3)
2001 CSKA Sofia 2 (0)
2002 Lokomotiv Sofia 20 (1)
2002–2003 Cherno More 24 (5)
2003–2004 Anagennisi Dherynia 24 (1)
2004–2005 CSKA Sofia 13 (0)
2005–2007 Velbazhd Kyustendil
2007–2008 Hebar Pazardzhik
Total 357 (19)
National team
1992–1998 Bulgaria 6 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 CSKA Sofia (assistant)
2010 CSKA Sofia
2011 Kaliakra Kavarna
2012 Cherno More
2015 Botev Vratsa
2016 CSKA 1948
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Adalbert Zafirov (Bulgarian: Адалберт Зафиров; born 29 September 1969) is a Bulgarian former football centre-back who most recently managed CSKA 1948.

Club career[edit]

Zafirov was born in Sofia.

International career[edit]

He has been capped for the Bulgarian national team, and was an unused substitute at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Coaching career[edit]

On 30 March 2010, CSKA Sofia coach Ioan Andone resigned, it was announced that the team will be trained by Adalbert Zafirov until the end of the season.[1]

Zafirov was appointed as head coach of Cherno More Varna in late September 2012, following the resignation of Stefan Genov.[2] However, he was released from his duties in mid December 2012, despite winning his last game in charge of the team - 1–0 against Levski Sofia in the second leg of a Bulgarian Cup match.

In late December 2014, Zafirov became the manager of B PFG club Botev Vratsa,[3] but resigned on 27 April 2015.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bulgarian CSKA Assistant Replaces Romanian Coach". Novinite.com. Retrieved 30 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Зафиров официално се раздели с ЦСКА, прекратиха договора му с "червените"". topsport.bg. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Философски подход на Зафето към 6-ата пореднa, "в този спорт понякога е нужен и късмет". topsport.bg. 8 March 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Адалберт Зафиров напусна Ботев (Враца)". sportal.bg. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015.

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