Ivan Vutsov

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Ivan Vutsov
Ivan Vutsov (1977).jpg
Ivan Vutsov in 1977
Personal information
Full name Ivan Kolev Vutsov
Date of birth (1939-12-14) 14 December 1939 (age 77)
Place of birth Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1959 Botev Plovdiv
1960–1969 Levski Sofia 214 (4)
1970–1972 Akademik Sofia
National team
1962–1966 Bulgaria 24 (0)
Teams managed
1975–1976 Levski Sofia
1977–1980 Levski Sofia
1981–1982 Spartak Varna
1982–1986 Bulgaria
1986–1987 Spartak Pleven
1987 Hajduk Split
1989–1990 Slavia Sofia
1989–1991 Bulgaria
1991–1992 Aris
1992–1993 Levski Sofia

Lokomotiv Plovdiv

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

Ivan Kolev Vutsov (Bulgarian: Иван Колев Вуцов) (born 14 December 1939) is a Bulgarian former footballer born in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, who played in three matches at the 1966 FIFA World Cup[2][3] and for Levski Sofia.[4]


He was also a vice president of the Bulgarian Football Union and manager of the Bulgarian national team,[5] Hajduk Split and PFC Levski Sofia[6] where became famous for having 18 games in the European club competitions during his reign. One of the most prominent players he discovered was Alen Bokšić, when managing Hajduk Split. He has also held various administrative positions at the Bulgarian Football Union.[7] His son, Velislav Vutsov is also a former footballer.


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