Ivan Georgiev Zafirov
Date of birth
30 December 1947
Place of birth
1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
CSKA Sofia 16
CSKA Sofia 324
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Ivan Georgiev Zafirov - Kopata ( Bulgarian: Ивaн Гeopгиeв Зафиpoв) (born 30 December 1947) is a former Bulgarian football defender.
After short spells at
Sliven, it was with CSKA Sofia that he found his spiritual home in the 1970s. Zafirov, a right-back, played 340 times for the Reds, scoring 8 goals. Nine Bulgarian championships and five Bulgarian Cups tell the tale of how successful Zafirov was.
Zafirov was on Bulgaria's roster for the
1974 FIFA World Cup. He [1 ] represented the Lions 50 times, scoring once. Zafirov won a silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
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