Nikola Shterev

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Nikola Shterev
Personal information
Date of birth 13 March 1903
Place of birth Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Date of death 27 December 1972(1972-12-27) (aged 69)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1916–1917 FC Bay Ganyo ? (?)
1917–1933 Botev Plovdiv 114 (68)
National team
1926 Bulgaria 1 (0)
Teams managed
1924–1933 Botev Plovdiv
1945 Botev Plovdiv
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nikola Shterev (Bulgarian: Никола Щерев) (born 13 March 1903 – 27 December 1972) was a Bulgarian international football player and coach. On club level Shterev won one national championship with Botev Plovdiv in 1929.


Shterev started his career at the age of 13 in the little Sport Club Bay Ganyo. In 1917 he relocated to Botev Plovdiv. From 1924 Shterev was a captain and coach of the team.

Shterev retired in 1933 to take up the role of director of the Football school in Plovdiv, a post that he held until his death in 1972. From 1933 to 1945 he also was a football referee.