Georgi Slavkov

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Georgi Slavkov
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-04-11)11 April 1958
Place of birth Musomishta, Bulgaria
Date of death 21 January 2014(2014-01-21) (aged 55)
Place of death Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Playing position Playmaker / Forward
Youth career
0000–1974 Trakia Stamboliyski
1974–1976 Trakia Plovdiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1979 Trakia Plovdiv
1980 CSKA Sofia 9 (5)
1980–1982 Trakia Plovdiv
1982–1986 CSKA Sofia 92 (43)
1986–1987 Saint-Étienne 16 (0)
1987–1992 Chaves 89 (15)
1992–1993 Botev Plovdiv 5 (0)
National team
1978–1984 Bulgaria 30 (12)

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

† Appearances (Goals).

Georgi Slavkov (Bulgarian: Георги Славков; April 11, 1958 – January 21, 2014) was a Bulgarian football player.

Career[edit]

Slavkov began his career as a youth player with Trakia Stamboliyski, before joining Trakia Plovdiv in 1974.[1]

Slavkov scored 61 goals in 112 games for Trakia between 1976 and 1982. During the 1980–81 season, he scored 31 league goals in 23 league games to become A PFG top goalscorer and to win the European Golden Shoe.[2]

With CSKA Sofia he played between 1982 and 1986, scoring 48 goals. Then he was transferred to the French club AS Saint-Étienne. He finished his career in Portugal in 1992.

In his career Slavkov participated in 4 Plovdiv Derby matches, scoring one goal, as well as 7 Eternal Derby encounters, netting once.[3]

Between 1978 and 1984, he won 30 caps for Bulgaria and scored 11 goals.[4]

Slavkov died suddenly on Jan 21, 2014 in Plovdiv after suffering a heart attack at the age of 55.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgi Slavkov" (in Bulgarian). bultras.com. 
  2. ^ Arotaritei, Sorin; Di Maggio, Roberto and Stokkermans, Karel (2008-11-07). "Golden Boot ("Soulier d'Or") Awards". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  3. ^ editors at 7sport (2014-01-23). "Пловдив изпраща днес Бенкса! Георги Славков можеше да вкара гол откъдето и както си поиска". 7sport.net. Retrieved 2015-06-21. 
  4. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (2009-07-16). "Bulgaria - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  5. ^ "Slavkov recordado" [Slavkov remembered]. A Bola (in Portuguese). 22 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at National-Football-Teams
Awards
Preceded by
Belgium Erwin Vandenbergh
European Golden Boot
1980 – 1981
Succeeded by
Netherlands Wim Kieft