“Berbatov”, sitting as head of the Bulgarian football after losing the vote

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The prestige hasn’t arrived yet! “Berbatov”, sitting as head of the Bulgarian football after losing the vote. Most footballers, after retirement, turn to coaches, game critics. Or agent to take care of younger players Few of them bring their football experience to the management of their hometown football association. 

Just as Bulgaria’s all-time top scorer Dimitar Berbatov, former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United striker. He has volunteer to become the club’s president. Before losing to the former president Borislav Mihailov. By only 11 votes,

Bulgaria is currently in a downturn. They haven’t made it to the World Cup or Euro finals since 2004. And the world rankings dropped to a lowest of 96 in 2012 before rising to 70th in the world rankings. The International Football Federation (FIFA) in September


Berbatov hopes to bring a “big change” to Bulgarian football. in the role of president of the association. With the help of former English Premier League players such as Stiliyan Petrov and Martin Petrov,

he gave an interview about the reasons for running for president of the association with The Guardian. “It’s time for a big change. Lack of good performance, ongoing scandals, suspicions of corruption, racist incidents against England. Until the police had to enter the headquarters of the association All of this reflects today’s Bulgarian football standards. And it shows how much this drastic change is needed. I feel ready to take responsibility for that change.”

But at a meeting in Sofia Mihailov, the former goalkeeper of Reading. He was voted for another four years with 241 votes, while Berbatov received 230, while eight others supported another candidate, Hristo Portochanov.

A statement on the Bulgarian Football Association website said: “Bulgarian football clubs elect Borislav Mihalov as president again in the next four years. The club’s representatives support Mihalov in competing with five other candidates, with transparency and a vote openly “

for two high loft has held the position since 2005. Prior to resign two years ago, when the England players were black racism in the game as England beat Bulgaria 6-0 in the game. Euro 2020 qualifiers in Sofia

Mikhail Kazabov initially stepped in as interim chairman before he returned to power in April 2021 after it was revealed that his resignation had not been granted. Consent from the Board of Directors of the Association