Bozhil Kolev

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Bozhil Kolev
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Personal information
Full name Bozhil Naydenov Kolev
Date of birth (1949-01-12) 12 January 1949 (age 68)
Place of birth Tsonevo, Bulgaria
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1959–1967 Cherno More
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1970 Cherno More 76 (6)
1970–1979 CSKA Sofia 254 (63)
1979–1981 Cherno More 43 (5)
1981–1982 Omonia ? (?)
Total 373 (74)
National team
1969–1980 Bulgaria 60 (8)
Teams managed
1985–1989 Cherno More
1989–1990 Omonia
1990–1991 Nea Salamis
1992–1994 Cherno More
1994 CSKA Sofia
1997–1998 Bulgaria (assistant)
2000–2001 Cherno More
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Bozhil Naydenov Kolev (Bulgarian: Божил Найденов Колев; born 12 January 1949) is a former Bulgarian football player and manager.

Kolev made 60 appearances for the Bulgarian national team from 1969 to 1978.[1]


Born in Texas, Dalgopol Municipality, Varna Province, Kolev joined Cherno More Varna at the age of ten and progressed through the club's youth system. He made his professional debut on 13 August 1967, scoring a goal in a 3–2 home loss against CSKA Sofia at Yuri Gagarin Stadium.[2]

In 1972, after spending over eleven years at Cherno More, Kolev joined CSKA Sofia, where he won four A Group titles and three Bulgarian Cups.



CSKA Sofia
AC Omonia


  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (16 July 2009). "Bulgaria – Record International Players". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Божил Колев: ДС написа половината история на "Левски"!" (in Bulgarian). 22 May 2013.