Vasil Metodiev

Bulgarian footballer (1935–2019)
Vasil Metodiev
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Personal information
Date of birth 6 January 1935
Place of birth Sandanski, Bulgaria
Date of death 29 July 2019 (aged 84)
Place of death Sofia, Bulgaria
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1955 Vihren Sandanski
1956–1958 Akademik Sofia
1959–1967 Lokomotiv Sofia 202 (14)
1967–1969 Dobrudzha Dobrich 53 (3)
1969–1971 Tundzha Yambol 21 (1)
International career
1960–1965 Bulgaria 17 (0[1])
Managerial career
1973 Lokomotiv Sofia
1978–1980 Lokomotiv Sofia
1981–1983 Pirin Blagoevgrad
1983–1985 Levski Sofia
1987–1988 Levski Sofia
1990–1991 Levski Sofia
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Vasil Metodiev (Bulgarian: Васил Методиев; (6 January 1935 – 29 July 2019)[2] was a Bulgarian football midfielder who played for Bulgaria in the 1966 FIFA World Cup.[3] He also played for Lokomotiv Sofia. He was the legendary coach of Levski Sofia, where he won three Bulgarian championships in 1984, 1985 and 1988, two Bulgarian Cup titles in 1984 and 1991, two Cup of the Soviet Army titles in 1984 and 1988, including one treble in 1984. In 1984–85 season, as coach of Levski, he eliminated German champions VfB Stuttgart for the European Cup, which makes Metodiev the only Bulgarian coach to have knocked out a Bundesliga winner.

References

  1. ^ "Vasil Metodiev, international football player".
  2. ^ "Почина Васил Методиев-Шпайдела". Topsport.bg. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  3. ^ 1966 FIFA World Cup England

External links

  • Vasil Metodiev – FIFA competition record (archived)
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Bulgaria squad1966 FIFA World Cup
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PFC Levski Sofiamanagers