Dimitur Berbatov

Dimitur Berbatov

The football star Dimitar Berbatov was born on January 30, 1981 in Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria).

He is the first Bulgarian – champion of England (twice with Manchester United: in season 2009/2010 and 2010/2011).

A scorer of the English Premier League for the 2010/2011 season!

His journey in football began in 1991 in his hometown – in the youth team of Pirin. In 1998 he joined the team of CSKA (Sofia). Subsequently signed with the team in the German Bundesliga, Bayer (Leverkusen). Transfer amount is 4.5 million German marks. In May 2006, Dimitar went to the team of the English Premier League Tottenham for 16 million euros. In September 2008, Manchester United bought him for a record 30.75 million pounds. September 2012 Berbatov run in London Fulham. Afterwards he became a striker of Monaco, PAOK (Thessaloniki) and Indian Kerala Blasters.

In the national football team of Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov debuted on November 17, 1999 against Greece. He celebrated his first goal for the tricolor on 13 February 2000 against Chile. From then, until his withdrawal in 2010, his goals for the first team in Bulgaria are 48 (in 77 games) - the striker is on the top of the list of the most effective strikers in the national team of all time. He is followed by veterans Hristo Bonev (47 goals in 96 games) and Hristo Stoichkov (37 goals in 83 games).

With the national team of Bulgaria Berbatov was a participant of the European Football Championship in 2004. To 13 May 2010 he was a captain of the team.

With CSKA (Sofia) Dimitar Berbatov was the winner of the Cup of Bulgaria in 1999. For the national cup he has 5 goals in 9 games.

As a lineman on the same team, scored 26 goals in 50 appearances in the "A" League.

In the Bundesliga, Berbatov scored 69 goals in 154 matches.

In 2002, a team of Bayer (Leverkusen) reached the final of the Champions League. In tournaments (to May 2011) Berbatov had a total of 33 goals in 76 matches - with CSKA, Bayer (Leverkusen), Tottenham and Manchester United. With a team of Manchester United reached the final of the Champions League in 2009 and 2011.

In February 2008, he won the English League Cup with "Spurs". In December 2008, won the final of the Club World Cup with Manchester United. In March 2009 he won a second consecutive League Cup - this time with Manchester United against his former team, "Spurs." On May 16, 2009, became a champion of England for the first time, in 2011 - for a second. In February 2010, he won the Carling Cup.

Dimitar Berbatov had a major contribution in the championship for the 2010/11 season when he was a scorer of English Premier League with 21 goals.

In December 2010, received Golden Boot of the bank Barclays (the official sponsor of the Premiership) as the first player from the Premier League with 10 goals this season. In March 2011, received for the second time Golden Boot on Barclays as the first player scored 20 goals in the season.

In April 2011, Dimitar Berbatov was selected from the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) in the top team of the year in the Premier League.

The strongest qualities of the player Berbatov are his intelligence and ability to improvise an excellent flair for marketing, technical mastery of the ball, perfect passes and the game headed and gentlemanly behavior on the pitch. Over the years, the attacker repeatedly lifted up the fans with brilliant performances.

Dimitar Berbatov has been a Footballer №1 in Bulgaria a record number of times - seven: in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 In 2006, he won "Best striker Bulgaria" and "Player of the fans of the Year“ for the third time.

From September 1, 2008 Dimitar Berbatov became a player of Manchester United. His debut match for the 'Reds' Premier League was against the Liverpool.

His first goal for a new club is in his debut in the Champions League for the "red devils" against Danish "Aalborg". In this game Berbatov noted two goals. In the league of rich he has recorded two goals in the door of Celtic.

On October 18, 2008 Berbatov celebrated his first goal for the championship in the Premier League ("Man United" versus "West Bromwich Albion" 4-0).

According to head coach of the Manchester United (then) Sir Alex Ferguson Berbatov is one of the best players in the world. He is an idol for many young players in Bulgaria.

In his third season for Manchester United (2010/11) Berbatov was among the leading players in their team in the Premier League in goals and assists. He is the first player in the history of the Manchester United from the Second World War, which marked a hat-trick of the "eternal enemy" Liverpool - September 19 'Reds' won 'Reds' 3-2, all three goals were case of Berbatov! On November 27, 2010 he noted 5 goals for his team of seven in the match against "Blackburn". The attacker enters the history of the Premier League, having realized his five goals were the most scored by many a player in one game. According to this indicator Dimitar Berbatov is aligned with the legend of Newcastle Alan Shearer, Andy Cole and Jermain Defoe. On January 22, 2011 Berbatov marked third hat-trick of the season - an achievement in the history of English football only Ruud van Nistelrooy and Alan Shearer.

During the 2011/2012 season Dimitar was playing only 21 games but scored 9 goals: 12/7 in the Premiership, 5/1 in the national cups in England and 4/1 in tournaments.

Total time of his stay in Manchester United Dimitar Berbatov has played 149 matches and scored 56 goals (108 matches with 48 goals in the Premier League, 15 games with 3 goals in the national cups in England, and 26 games with 5 goals in UEFA) .

From September 1, 2012 till January 31, 2014 Dimitar Berbatov was a player of FC Fulham. His first game as a starter for the “Cottagers” Premier League was against the West Brom, in which he scored two goals. In season 2012/2012 Berbatov scored 15 goals.

On January 31, 2014 with 94 goals scored in the Premier League, Dimitar Berbatov left it for playing in the French Ligue 1 - since February 1, 2014 he has been a player of FC Monaco.

On 7 April 2008 established the Foundation "Dimitar Berbatov" with a mission to help talented Bulgarian children to develop their potential in sport, the arts and science.

Since May 2006, Dimitar Berbatov has been a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Since May 2012, for "the remarkable work of his foundation" he has been selected as ambassador of UNESCO.