Petar Hubchev

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Petar Hubchev
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Personal information
Full name Petar Kanchev Hubchev
Date of birth (1964-02-26) 26 February 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth Glozhene, Bulgaria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Sweeper
Club information
Current team
Bulgaria (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1989 Osam Lovech 249 (26)
1989–1993 Levski Sofia 125 (5)
1993–1996 Hamburger SV 65 (2)
1996–2001 Eintracht Frankfurt 107 (2)
Total 547 (35)
National team
1984–1996 Bulgaria 35 (0)
Teams managed
2002 Eintracht Frankfurt (assistant)
2003–2005 Bulgaria (assistant)
2005 Slavia Sofia
2006 FV Bad Vilbel
2005–2007 Eintracht Frankfurt II
2008 VfL Wolfsburg II
2009–2011 Chernomorets Pomorie
2011 Botev Plovdiv
2012–2016 Beroe Stara Zagora
2016− Bulgaria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Petar Kanchev Hubchev (Bulgarian: Петър Кънчев Хубчев) (born 26 February 1964) is a former Bulgarian association football player, who is currently the head coach of the Bulgaria national football team. He was also part of the Bulgarian squad that reached the semi-finals of the 1994 World Cup and also played at the UEFA Euro 1996.


As a player[edit]

Born in the village of Glozhene, Lovech Province, Hubchev initially began his career as a central defender at Osam Lovech (today Litex Lovech) and being called up for the national team while still playing in B PFG. He was subsequently bought by Levski Sofia in 1989 after 249 matches for Osam. He stayed in Sofia until 1994, winning two domestic titles and two national cups. His success during the 1994 World Cup led him to a move to German club Hamburger SV, a team which he captained for a brief period. He then played for Eintracht Frankfurt until 2001,[1] where he finished his professional career at the age of 38 and continued as an assistant manager and reserves manager, having played 128 matches and scored two goals in the German Bundesliga, as well as 44 matches in the 2. Bundesliga with another two goals.

As a manager[edit]

In 2002, Hubchev became the assistant manager of the Bulgarian national team under head coach Plamen Markov, as he helped Bulgaria qualify for the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament. He continued afterwards as an assistant manager under new Bulgaria national team manager Hristo Stoichkov, and also briefly worked as a Slavia Sofia manager in 2005. From the summer of 2009 he went on to manage Chernomorets Pomorie, a feeder club of Chernomorets Burgas at the time in the B Group. Hubchev managed the team to a surprise appearance in the 2010 Bulgarian Cup Final by eliminating Minyor Pernik with 2–0 in the quarter-final and Kaliakra Kavarna (4–1 after penalties) respectively. Chernomorets Pomorie's players were the second ones from a B Group side in the Bulgarian Cup history to appear in the final of the competition since Chernomorets Burgas's similar achievement in 1989. Chernomorets Pomorie lost the final 0-1 against Beroe when Doncho Atanasov scored a late goal during the additional time. In 2011 he was appointed as a manager of Botev Plovdiv, but was shortly released after unsatisfying results.


In January 2012, he was appointed as a sports director at Beroe Stara Zagora. In October 2012, Hubchev was announced as the new head coach of Beroe. The very same season he guided the team to a Bulgarian Cup triumph against Levski Sofia in the final, combined with a Super Cup brace against domestic title holders Ludogorets Razgrad. In the follow-up 2014-15 A Group he also led Beroe to a historic second place in the final league ranking, mostly by securing crucial wins at home against title contenders Levski Sofia and CSKA Sofia, alongside Lokomotiv Sofia and Slavia Sofia. Beroe also avoided losing against these four on the away league matches in Sofia respectively.[2] Hubchev was released from his duties in April 2016, following a 0-2 home loss against CSKA Sofia in a first leg Bulgarian Cup semi-final match,[3][4] with the management of the club proclaiming him to be the most successful head coach Beroe has had in the club's history.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 13 November 2016
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA GD
Germany FV Bad Vilbel 20 October 2004 1 March 2005 7 5 0 2 71.43 14 10 +4
Germany Eintracht Frankfurt II 1 January 2006 13 December 2007 68 29 17 22 42.65 124 88 +36
Germany VfL Wolfsburg II 4 January 2008 14 June 2008 17 2 3 12 11.76 6 37 −31
Bulgaria Chernomorets Pomorie 31 July 2009 1 May 2011 ? +–
Bulgaria Botev Plovdiv 16 May 2011 26 October 2011 ? +–
Bulgaria Beroe Stara Zagora 18 October 2012 7 April 2016 139 68 36 35 48.92 197 134 +63
Bulgaria Bulgaria 28 September 2016 present 3 1 0 2 33.33 2 7 –5
Total 234 105 56 73 44.87 343 276 +67


As a player[edit]

Levski Sofia

As a manager[edit]

Chernomorets Pomorie
Beroe Stara Zagora


  1. ^ "Houbchev, Petar" (in German). Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
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  3. ^ "Официално: "Берое" уволни Петър Хубчев" (in Bulgarian). 7 April 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "В Берое вдигнаха мерника на Хубчев, бъдещето на треньора неясно" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 27 October 2014. 

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