Emil Rachev

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Emil Rachev
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-04-09)9 April 1990
Place of birth Kazanlak, Bulgaria
Date of death 27 August 2018(2018-08-27) (aged 28)
Place of death Enina, Bulgaria
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Rozova Dolina Kazanlak
Beroe Stara Zagora
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Beroe Stara Zagora 1 (0)
2010–2011 Neftochimic Burgas (5)
2011–2012 Chernomorets Pomorie 1 (0)
2012–2014 PFC Burgas (9)
2014 Académica Lobito
2015 PFC Burgas 7 (2)
2015–2016 Neftochimic Burgas 8 (0)
2016–2017 Rozova Dolina Kazanlak 45 (35)
2017 Neftochimic Burgas 0 (0)
2017–2018 Rozova Dolina Kazanlak
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:26, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Emil Rachev (Bulgarian: Емил Рачев; 9 April 1990 – 27 August 2018) was a Bulgarian footballer who played as a midfielder.[1]


On 23 November 2009 Rachev made his professional debut for Beroe Stara Zagora in A Group in match against Minyor Pernik.[2]

On 30 June 2017, after a season and half in Rozova Dolina Kazanlak and scoring 35 goals in 45 matches, he rejoined in Neftochimic Burgas in Bulgarian Second Professional League.[3] Rachev suffered an injury during pre-season and was released in September without making a single appearance for the team.[4]

Rachev died in his sleep on 27 August 2018 from a heart attack, just a few hours after a league match with Rozova Dolina Kazanlak in Third League.[5]


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