Ivan Kolev (footballer)

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Ivan Kolev
Personal information
Full name Ivan Petkov Kolev
Date of birth 1 November 1930
Place of birth Plovdiv
Date of death 1 July 2005
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1948 Sportist Sofia
1949–1950 VVS Sofia
1957–1967 CSKA Sofia 304 (90)
1967–1968 Sliven
National team
1950–1966 Bulgaria 75 (25)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Representing  Bulgaria
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Melbourne Team Competition

Ivan Petkov Kolev (Bulgarian: Иван Петков Колев) (Plovdiv 1 November 1930 – 1 July 2005) was a Bulgarian football player and coach.

He represented Bulgaria at both the 1962 FIFA World Cup and the 1966 FIFA World Cup,[1] He also played for the Bulgarian Olympic team and won a bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics.

Kolev played for Sportist Sofia from 1945 to 1948, VVS Sofia from 1949 to 1950, CSKA from 1950 to 1967 (304 matches, 90 goals in A PFG) and Sliven in 1967/68 season. He was the first Bulgarian nominated for Golden Ball[clarification needed].

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Awards
Preceded by
Bulgaria Stefan Bozhkov
Bulgarian Footballer of the Year
1956
Succeeded by
Bulgaria Manol Manolov
Preceded by
Bulgaria Georgi Naydenov
Bulgarian Footballer of the Year
1962
Succeeded by
Bulgaria Aleksandar Shalamanov