Plamen Markov

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Plamen Markov
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Personal information
Date of birth (1957-09-11) 11 September 1957 (age 59)
Place of birth Sevlievo, Bulgaria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfield
Youth career
1970–1973 Rakovski Sevlievo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1975 Rakovski Sevlievo
1975–1985 CSKA Sofia 235 (42)
1985–1987 FC Metz 69 (10)
1987–1990 Grenoble Foot 55 (13)
National team
1978–1986 Bulgaria 38 (6)
Teams managed
1988–1989 Grenoble Foot
1991–1992 Yantra Gabrovo
1995 CSKA Sofia
1996–1997 Yantra Gabrovo
1997–1998 Minyor Pernik
?–2001 Vidima Rakovski
2001–2004 Bulgaria
2005–2006 Vidima Rakovski
2006–2007 CSKA Sofia
2007 Wydad Casablanca
2008 Bulgaria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Plamen Markov (born 11 September 1957 in Sevlievo) is a retired Bulgarian international footballer who played as a midfielder.[1]

He played for the Bulgaria national football team on 32 occasions,[1] including a match in the 1986 World Cup against Argentina.[2]

In June 1985 he moved from CSKA Sofia to join FC Metz, playing 87 matches for them. After the 1986–87 season he transferred to Grenoble.[3]

His first coaching job came with Grenoble, and he was later in charge at his former club, CSKA Sofia, but he was sacked in 1995.[4]

In 2001, he was appointed as coach of the Bulgaria national football team.[4] He stepped down as coach of Bulgaria after the Euro 2004 tournament.[5]

He was reappointed as Bulgaria coach in January 2008,[6] but was sacked in December 2008 following three draws in their 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Plamen Markov at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Plamen Markov". World Football. FIFA. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Plamen Markov" (in French). FC Metz. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Markov appointed Bulgaria coach". UEFA. 3 December 2001. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Markov steps down". BBC. 1 July 2004. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Jonathan Wilson (15 January 2008). "Process of elimination undermines Bulgaria coach Markov". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bulgaria sack coach Markov, seek replacement". soccernet. ESPN. 2 December 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2013.