Iliya Kirchev

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Iliya Kirchev
Personal information
Date of birth (1932-12-28)28 December 1932
Place of birth Dolni Chiflik, Bulgaria
Date of death September 11, 1997(1997-09-11) (aged 64)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1965 Spartak Varna 319 (3)
National team
1957–1963 Bulgaria 7 (0)
Teams managed
1973–1974 Spartak Varna
1978–1979 Spartak Varna
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Melbourne Team Competition

Iliya Kirchev (Bulgarian: Илия Кирчев) (born 28 December 1932 in Dolni Chiflik) was a Bulgarian football player.


Kirchev was a central defender. He played with PFC Spartak Varna and earned 286 caps in Bulgarian first division. For the Bulgaria national football team Kirchev featured in 7 games[1] and won a bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics. He died at the age of 64 in 1997.


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