Krum Bibishkov

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Krum Bibishkov
Personal information
Full name Krum Georgiev Bibishkov
Date of birth (1982-09-02) 2 September 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Marikostinovo, Bulgaria
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Pirin Blagoevgrad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Pirin Blagoevgrad 6 (1)
1999 Bayern Munich II 0 (0)
2000–2001 Levski Sofia 2 (1)
2001–2002 Beroe Stara Zagora 27 (7)
2002–2004 Marek Dupnitsa 52 (15)
2004–2006 Maritimo 28 (6)
2005–2006 Penafiel (loan) 19 (3)
2007–2009 Litex Lovech 60 (27)
2009–2010 Steaua Bucureşti 1 (0)
2010 Académica 1 (0)
2010 Hapoel Ramat Gan 12 (3)
2011 Pirin Blagoevgrad 8 (1)
2011–2012 Minyor Pernik 33 (10)
2013 Lokomotiv Sofia 23 (4)
2014–2016 Marek Dupnitsa 28 (4)
2016 Brantford Galaxy
2017– Scarborough SC 15 (5)
Teams managed
2017– Scarborough SC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 October 20157

Krum Georgiev Bibishkov (Bulgarian: Крум Георгиев Бибишков; born 2 September 1982 in Marikostinovo, Blagoevgrad Province) is a Bulgarian footballer who currently serves as player-coach for Scarborough SC in the Canadian Soccer League.


He started his career in his home town of Blagoevgrad where he represented the local team Pirin. He played for Pirin Blagoevgrad in six matches, scoring one goal. In August 1999, Bayern Munich signed Bibishkov.[citation needed]

In July 2000, he returned to Bulgaria, signing a contract with Levski Sofia. In June 2002, Bibishkov transferred to Marek Dupnitsa. With the team he played in Intertoto Cup.

In June 2005, he signed with Portuguese Maritimo. However, he was loaned out to FC Penafiel the following season.

In January 2007, Bibishkov transferred to Litex Lovech, with whom he won the 2008 Bulgarian Cup. On 18 April 2007, Bibishkov scored five goals for the team in a match against Chernomorets Burgas Sofia of the Bulgarian top division. The result of the match was an 11–0 win for Litex. In December 2008, Bibishkov was named the 2008 Footballer of the Year of Litex. He participated in the 2007–08 UEFA Cup.[2]


On 6 July 2009, he signed a three-year contract as a free transfer with Romanian team Steaua Bucureşti.[3] Bibishkov was expected to be adopted quickly by Steaua's fans. In a friendly game in disputed break season 2007–08, Litex beat Dinamo Bucureşti, 5–2 score, he scored four goals against the main rival of seedy blue. However, he failed to impress, his performances on the field being mediocre. Additionally, Steaua was knocked out of the 2009–10 Cupa României after a penalty-shootout against Gloria Bistrita, in which only Bibishkov missed his spot kick. Bibishkov will soon be released from the club together with Rafał Grzelak and Miguel Tininho. In January 2010, Bibishkov together with Rafał Grzelak and Alexandru Iacob was demoted to the B squad. He also played in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League.[4]


On 3 February 2010, Bibishkov signed a one-and-a-half-year contract with Portuguese club Académica de Coimbra.[5]He went abroad to play with Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim F.C. in the Liga Leumit.[6] In 2011, he returned to Bulgaria he play with Pirin Blagoevgrad, Minyor Pernik, Lokomotiv Sofia, and Marek Dupnitsa.[7] He went overseas to Canada in 2016 to play with the Brantford Galaxy in the Canadian Soccer League.[8][9][10]

Managerial career[edit]

While in the CSL he made the transition to managing in 2017, where he was appointed in the capacity of a player-coach for Scarborough SC.[11]Bibishkov achieved a remarkable result in his first year by reaching the CSL Championship final, where they were defeated 5-4 in a penalty shootout against York Region Shooters.[12][13]

International career[edit]

Bibishkov was a part of Bulgaria national under-21 football team.


PFC Litex Lovech


  1. ^ "Профил на Крум Бибишков" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "UEFA Europa League 2007/08 - History - Litex-Hamburg –". Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  3. ^ Krum Bibishkov, noul jucator al Stelei!
  4. ^ "UEFA Europa League 2009/10 - History - Steaua-Motherwell –". Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  5. ^ Bibishkov signed with Academica
  6. ^ Woile, Dennis Grebasch, Michael. "Hapoel Ramat Gan 2010-11". Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  7. ^ Woile, Dennis Grebasch, Michael. "Minyor Pernik 2012-13". Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  8. ^ "Krum Bibishkov". Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Brantford Galaxy SC | Canadian Soccer League". Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  10. ^ "Коемджиев и Бибишков жънат успехи в Канада -". (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  11. ^ "Орлето Кр. Бибишков стана играещ треньор в Канада". Вестник СТРУМА (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2017-10-28. 
  12. ^ "Побългареният „Скарбъро" на исторически финал за титлата". Вестник СТРУМА (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2017-10-28. 
  13. ^ Adamson, Stan. "YORK REGION WINS CSL CHAMPIONSHIP…..FC Ukraine United defeats Burlington for Second Division title | Canadian Soccer League". Retrieved 2017-10-28. 

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