Tension Growing over Valenciana Match

Bulgaria's football coach Hristo Stoitchkov seems to face further trouble as he is getting his side ready for a Valenciana friendly after Christmas. Stoitchkov will have to outargue Celtic manager Martin O'Neill in order to get captain Stilian Petrov int

Sports | December 23, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 892

FOXSports: Bojinov among World's Brightest Football Hopefuls

Leading US sport media have included Bulgaria's Valeri Bojinov in their annual list of the brightest future stars in world football.

Sports | December 23, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 630

Bulgarian Squad with Spectacular Win over Cantu

Bulgaria's basketball champion Lukoil Academic scored a 78-75 win over Italy's Cantu in a dramatic ULEB Cup encounter. The two teams were on a 75-75 level just seconds before the end of the game, but Bulgaria's captain Todor Stoykov saved the day for his

Sports | December 22, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 686

Lecce, Stoitchkov at Odds over Bojinov

The coach of the Bulgarian national football team reportedly got cross with Italy's Lecce, who banned striker Valeri Bojinov from joining the Bulgarian side in a December 28 match. The Italians wanted young Bojinov well rested for an encounter with Milan

Sports | December 22, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 499

Bulgaria Awards Top Sportsmen, Coaches of 2004

The shooting is Bulgaria's top sport of 2004 after both sportsperson and coash of the year swept the top place in the traditional ranking by journalists. Maria Grozdeva, double medallist of Athens 2004, with a bronze at 10m and a gold at 25m of air pisto

Sports | December 21, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1015

Everton "Chases" Bulgaria's Best Footballer

Everton are chasing Bayer Leverkusen striker Dimitar Berbatov, according to an article published in

Sports | December 21, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 641

Ronaldinho Sweeps FIFA Prize

Ronaldinho has beaten Thierry Henry and Andrei Shevchenko to win the Fifa World Player of the Year award.

Sports | December 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 539

Berbatov Named Bulgaria's Best Footballer

Bayer Leverkusen's striker Dimitar Berbatov became Bulgaria's best footballer for 2004. At a special ceremony organized in Sofia Berbatov received the cup by Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov, who wished him luck and more goals.

Sports | December 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1167

Hard Up Levski FC Sell Ace Chilikov

Bulgaria's hard-pressed football club Levski is expected to sell hotshot striker Georgi Chilikov to Nuernberg FC, Germany, according to a Bulgarian daily. The team reportedly set a price of EUR 800,000 for the player.

Sports | December 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 743

Football World Looks to Best Player Gala

The world football's governing body FIFA will announce Monday the name of Best Player 2004, in a breath-taking gala at the Zurich Opera House. Participants in the key poll had Thierry Henry, Ronaldinho, and Andriy Shevchenko to choose from.

Sports | December 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1084

US Basketball Star Escapes from Bulgarian Team

The 222-cm US-born star of LukOil Academic Priest Lauderdale have escaped the basketball team and surprisingly left for his homeland. Together with his fellow countryman Brian Smith, Lauderdale has taken on the flight to the US and according to their per

Sports | December 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1847

Bulgarian Skaters Fight out for the Bronze

Bulgaria's best skating duo Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski outplayed their Israeli rivals to eventually end with the bronze of Beijing's Grand Prix. Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov won the original dance with a final score of 65.

Sports | December 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 636

Bulgaria Awards Best Progressing Athletes

The young and most promising Bulgarian sprinter Ivet Lalova was awarded Athlete of 2004, recognition of her excellent performance at the Athens Olympics where she reached both finals at 100m and 200m. Lalova has been approached for a surprising doping pr

Sports | December 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 827

Mitsubishi Colt with Face of Bulgarian Sprinter

Bulgaria's best progressing sprinter this year Ivet Lalova was picked up face of the latest Mitsubishi Colt, she announced at a special press conference Thursday. The official distributor of Mitsubishi, Crysler and Mercedes in Bulgaria, Balkan Star, will

Sports | December 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 817

Ten Enter Bulgaria's Top Footballer Race

Bulgaria named Thursday its ten footballers that have been chosen to compete for the Footballer of The Year 2004 prize. Most of the nominees have had a year of international successes with Western European teams - like Dimitar Berbatov (Bayer Leverkusen)

Sports | December 16, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 817

Hotshot Grozdeva is Year's No.1

Bulgaria's Olympic shooter Maria Grozdeva was voted this year's top sportsperson in the Balkans, the Bulgarian News Agency disclosed Wednesday. Seven official information agencies from the region took part in the survey.

Sports | December 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 521

Football Megastars Score 4-4 in Charity Game

Brazilian striker Ronaldo and Real clubmate Zinedine Zidane led on the teams at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium for a UN-sponsored match against poverty. Officials estimated the crowd in the Bernabeu at 65,000.

Sports | December 15, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 848

Bulgaria's Footballers in Line for Spanish Friendly

Bulgaria's national team coach has named the 18 footballers that will travel for Spain on December 28 for a friendly game. Zdravko Zdravkov, Stoyan Kolev, Georgi Markov, Elin Topuzakov, Mihail Venkov, Assen Karaslavov, Chavdar Yankov, Blagoy Georgiev, Ge

Sports | December 14, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 575

70,000 to See Berbatov at Santiago Bernabeu

Young Bulgarian football stars Dimitar Berbatov (Bayer Leverkusen) and Vladimir Manchev (Levante) will take part in a celebrity match in Madrid, attended by 70,000 fans. Tuesday's event was initiated by the United Nations (UN) in an effort to fight pover

Sports | December 14, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 740

Golden Ball Goes to Ukraine's Shevchenko

Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko won the 2004 Golden Ball election, ahead of Barcelona players Deco and Ronaldinho. Shevchenko scored 24 goals last season, helping his team, AC Milan to win the Italian Scudetto.

Sports | December 13, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 677

Bulgarian Champs Shining Bright in Top 10

Bulgaria has sorted out its top ten nominees for the Athlete of The Year Award, bringing together some of the most brilliant examples from the sport grounds for 2004. The list includes Olympic shooting champion Maria Grozdeva, weightlifting Gold winner M

Sports | December 12, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1193