Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Hristo Bonev (born 1947)

Hristo Bonev (born 1947)

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Hristo Bonev was born February 3, 1947 in Plovdiv. Between 1967 and 1979, Bonev played for the Bulgarian national team 96 times, scoring a record 47 goals. He played for his country at the 1970 and 1974 World Cups. Most of Bonev's club career was spent with Lokomotiv Plovdiv, but he also played for CSKA Sofia and AEK Athens FC and later briefly came out of retirement to play for Oxford United in 1982, before an injury to his thigh muscle ended his playing career.

After his retirement he became a manager and he went to Greece and became trainer of Panathinaikos FC, AEL 1964, Ionikos. After Greece, he became manager of the Cypriot team APOEL FC in 1995 and until 1996 when he quited from his team, he won the Cup in his first year in Cyprus in 1995 and the Double the following season.

He went back to his country to become manager of Lokomotiv Sofia and then he coached his country's national team for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. However he resigned after the elimination of Bulgaria from the First Round of World Cup after his team collected only one point in the groups.

Dimitre Dinev - writer, born 1968
Dimitre Dinev - writer, born 1968
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Dimitre Dinev was born in 1968 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He started writing at the time of his secondary schooling in a German speaking 'Gymnasium' in Pazardshik. <...
Nikola Alvadzhiev (11.09.1900 - 1974)
Nikola Alvadzhiev was born in Plovdiv in 1900. He graduated from the “Alexander I” High school in Plovdiv. He worked for the...
Bozhidar Zdravkov (30.01.1884 - 25.09.1959)
Bozhidar Zdravkov was born in 1884 in the Serbian town of Pirot. He was a lawyer and an eminent public figure. He studied Law in Sofia University and graduated in the uni...
Stoyan Chomakov, Dr. (1819 - 1893)
Stoyan Chomakov, Dr. (1819 - 1893)
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Dr. Stoyan Chomakov, born in Koprivshtitsa in 1819. Doctor. Eminent fighter for Bulgarian church independence, a public and state figure. Member of Bulgarian Literary Society (today Bulgarian Acade...
Stoyan Zagorchinov (1889-1969)
Stoyan Zagorchinov (1889-1969)
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Stoyan Zagorchinov was among the first writer to widely popularize the genre of historical novel in Bulgaria. His most significant ...
Ivan Ev. Geshov (1849 - 1924)
Ivan Ev. Geshov (1849 - 1924)
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Ivan Evstratiev Geshov - eminent politican and banker. Public and political figure; publicist. Member of Bulgarian Literary Society (later the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences). Minister. Prime M...
Stanislav Dospevski (1823 -1878)
Stanislav Dospevski (1823 -1878)
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Stanislav Dospevski was the firstborn of Dimiter Zograph's sons. He studied in Plovdiv and helped his father paint the Plovdiv Old Town church of "St. Nedelya". \r\...
Panayot Pipkov (1871 -1942)
Panayot Pipkov (1871 -1942)
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The eminent Bulgarian composer and musician Panayot Pipkov was born on November 21, 1871, in Plovdiv. He started learning violin and writing poems when he was very young; he was an amateur actor in...
Pavel Dzhidzhov, Father (1919 - 1952)
Father Pavel Dzhidzhov was born in Plovdiv on July 7th, 1919, in a catholic family. In 1926, he became a student at the primary school of the Assumptionists in Plovdiv - St. Andrews College. In the...
Nonka Matova (born 1954)
Nonka Matova (born 1954)
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Nonka Matova was born on October 20th, 1954 in Plovdiv. Master of sports of gun shooting. Many-time Balkan and republican record winner in gun shooting. She has won the best gun shooter on the Balk...