Borislav Mikhailov

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Borislav Mihaylov
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Personal information
Full name Borislav Biserov Mihaylov
Date of birth (1963-02-12) 12 February 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1989 Levski Sofia 180 (0)
1989–1991 Belenenses 29 (0)
1992–1994 Mulhouse 65 (0)
1994–1995 Botev Plovdiv 20 (0)
1995–1997 Reading 24 (0)
1997–1998 Slavia Sofia 14 (0)
1998 Zürich 1 (0)
Total 333 (0)
National team
1983–1998 Bulgaria 102 (0)

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

† Appearances (goals)
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Biserov and the family name is Mihaylov.

Borislav Biserov Mihaylov (Also spelled Mikhailov) (Bulgarian: Борислав Биcepoв Михайлов; born 12 February 1963 [1]) is a former Bulgarian football goalkeeper and currently President of Bulgarian Football Union, member of the executive committee of UEFA.

He was captain of the Bulgaria national team during their surprising fourth-place run at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, as well their participation in Euro 96. He also played at the 1986 FIFA World Cup and is currently the second most capped player for the Bulgaria national team with 102 caps (60 as captain), behind Stiliyian Petrov. He played for teams like Belenenses, in Portugal, and Mulhouse, in France.

Club career[edit]

In 1995 he joined the then-English First Division team Reading for a then club record £800,000, replacing the departed club favourite Shaka Hislop. However his time at the club was marked by a series of injuries, and his club career in England never took off.

Administrative roles[edit]

After retiring from active sports he started a career in football administration. He was vice-president of the Bulgarian Football Union from 2001 until 2005, when he replaced Ivan Slavkov as president.[citation needed]

On 22 March 2011, he was elected to the executive committee of UEFA.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In 1998 he married Maria Petrova, a former prominent rhythmic gymnast. Mihaylov is the father of ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov, who is currently playing for Turkish side Mersin İdmanyurdu, as well as Elinor Mihaylova, who plays tennis.


  1. ^ Borislav Mikhailov,
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nikolay Iliev
Bulgaria captain
Succeeded by
Trifon Ivanov
Preceded by
Ivan Slavkov
President of the Bulgarian Football Union
21 October 2005 - present