Atanas Mihaylov

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Atanas Mihaylov
Personal information
Full name Atanas Hristov Mihaylov
Date of birth 5 July 1949
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Date of death 1 October 2006(2006-10-01) (aged 57)
Playing position Forward (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1981 Lokomotiv Sofia 348 (148)
1981–1983 Nea Salamina 44 (14)
Total 392 (162)
National team
1970–1981 Bulgaria 45 (23)
Teams managed
Lokomotiv Sofia

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City Team competition

Atanas Hristov Mihaylov (Bulgarian: Атанас Xpиcтов Михайлов) (5 July 1949 – 1 October 2006) was an association football former forward and former manager. He was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. For the Bulgaria national football team Mihaylov featured in 45 games and scored 23 goals and won a silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics.[1] He played for his country at the 1974 World Cups. Most of Mihaylov's club career was spent with Lokomotiv Sofia, but he also played for two years in Cyprus Nea Salamina. He won the top Bulgarian league, two times.

Mihaylov died at the age of 57 on 1 October 2006.[2]




  1. ^ "Atanas Mihaylov Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Bulgaria falls silent for 'Nachko'". Retrieved 2006-10-02. 


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rumen Goranov
Bulgarian Footballer of the Year
Succeeded by
Andrey Zhelyazkov