Stefan Bozhkov

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Stefan Bozhkov
Stefan Bozhkov 1969.jpg
Stefan Bozhkov in 1969
Personal information
Full name Stefan Bozhilov Stefanov
Date of birth (1923-09-20)20 September 1923
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Date of death 1 February 2014(2014-02-01) (aged 90)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1938–1946 Sportist Sofia
1947–1948 SK Kladno
1948–1960 CSKA Sofia 202 (45)
National team
1946–1958 Bulgaria 53 (4)
Teams managed
1960 Bulgaria
1966–1970 Bulgaria
1982 CSKA Sofia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stefan Bozhilov Stefanov (Bulgarian: Стефан Божилов Стефанов; 20 September 1923 – 1 February 2014) was a Bulgarian football player and coach. He usually played the position of midfielder.


Born in Sofia, Bozhkov first started to play for a local team Sportist Hadzhi Dimitar. He made his debut on 20 September 1938, on his 15th birthday, in a game against Fortuna.[1] During his club career he played for PFC CSKA Sofia. Bozhkov won the top Bulgarian league, the A PFG, a ten times (all with CSKA), as well as the Bulgarian Cup, three times (all with CSKA). He earned 53 caps and scored 4 goals for the Bulgaria national football team from 1946 to 1958,[2] and won a bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics. He later coached the national team in the 1970 FIFA World Cup and won a silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics.


  1. ^ "ЦСКА загуби своя Капитан" (in Bulgarian). 3 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Stefan Bozhkov.

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