Goalie Becomes 1st Bulgarian to Win Turkey Football Title

Sports | May 17, 2010, Monday // 08:42| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Goalie Becomes 1st Bulgarian to Win Turkey Football Title Dimitar Ivankov is the first Bulgarian player to win Turkey's football title. Photo by sportcafe.bg

Long-time goalkeeper of the Bulgarian national team, Dimitar Ivankov, has become the first Bulgarian footballer to win Turkey’s championship.

Ivankov’s team Bursaspor won Sunday Turkey’s Super League after several dramatic outcomes in the last round of the championship.

Bursaspor became champion for the first time in its history after beating Besiktas 2:1, and thanks to a 1:1 draw in the match between previous league leader Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor.

Ivankov has been playing for Bursaspor since 2008, and in the Turkish Super League since 2005. He played his last game for the Bulgarian national football team on March 3, 2010.

He is known for being the goalkeeper to have scored the greatest number of goals in Europe and is third globally with a total of 42 goals in his career. Ivankov scored for the last time in April 2010 for Bursaspor from a penalty kick.

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