With Amkar in 2011
|Date of birth||(1977-10-08) 8 October 1977 (age 44)|
|Place of birth||Smolyan, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|PFC Ludogorets Razgrad III (manager)|
|2020||Levski Sofia U17|
|2020–||Ludogorets Razgrad U19|
|2020–||PFC Ludogorets Razgrad III|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Zahari Sirakov (Bulgarian: Захари Сираков; born 8 October 1977, in Smolyan) is a former Bulgarian footballer who currently coaches the U-19 team of PFC Ludogorets Razgrad III.
Sirakov started his career with Levski Kyustendil, but made a name for himself in Bulgaria while playing for Levski Sofia. On 24 September 1999, he scored a last-minute goal against Litex Lovech in an A Group match to bring the score to 1–1 in the heated derby encounter, prompting a brief pitch invasion by joyous Levski supporters. Sirakov was also notable for his sportsmanship, on one occasion shaking the hand of referee Atanas Uzunov after receiving a red card in a match against CSKA Sofia. He has remained popular with Bulgarian supporters even after starting his Russian adventures.
Sirakov made his debut for Bulgaria against Poland on 6 September 1998, but received his second cap in 2007 during UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying. In August 2010, he earned a recall to the national side due to an injury suffered by Georgi Sarmov and on 11 August 2010, he came on as a substitute in the 0–1 away loss in a friendly match against Russia.
- Cypriot Super Cup : 2002
- Profile at Amkar (in English)
- Zahari Sirakov at National-Football-Teams.com