Hristo Stoichkov

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Hristo Stoichkov Stoichkov (Bulgarian: Христо Стоичков Стоичков, pronounced [ˈxristo stoˈit͡ʃkof]; born 8 February 1966) is a Bulgarian former professional footballer who is a football commentator for TUDN. A prolific forward, he is regarded as one of the best players of his generation and is often regarded as the greatest Bulgarian footballer of all time. He was runner-up for the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 1992 and 1994, and received the Ballon d'Or in 1994. In 2004, Stoichkov was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players.At club level, Stoichkov spent six years at CSKA Sofia and became the top goalscorer in Europe in 1990, receiving the European Golden Shoe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hristo Stoichkov has received more than 2,308,831 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Hristo Stoichkov is the 89th most popular soccer player (up from 103rd in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Bulgaria and the most popular Bulgarian Soccer Player.

Hristo Stoichkov is most famous for being a Bulgarian football player. He played for the Bulgarian national team and Barcelona FC. He is also known for being a three-time winner of the Golden Boot award.

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Among soccer players, Hristo Stoichkov ranks 89 out of 16,923Before him are Quique Setién, Francesco Totti, Denis Law, Richard Møller Nielsen, Gianluigi Buffon, and Nándor Hidegkuti. After him are Bebeto, George Weah, Gabriel Batistuta, Telmo Zarra, Bobby Robson, and Leo Beenhakker.

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Among people born in 1966, Hristo Stoichkov ranks 9Before him are Romário, Sophie Marceau, Salma Hayek, Eric Cantona, Adam Sandler, and Helena Bonham Carter. After him are George Weah, Luke Perry, Halle Berry, Grigori Perelman, Vincent Cassel, and Roman Abramovich.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Hristo Stoichkov ranks 26 out of 313Before him are Kubrat (605), Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937), Tzvetan Todorov (1939), Ratko Janev (1939), Saint Naum (830), and Sylvie Vartan (1944). After him are Kaloyan of Bulgaria (1168), Fritz Zwicky (1898), Nicolai Ghiaurov (1929), Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria (1195), Christian Rakovsky (1873), and Vlado Chernozemski (1897).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Bulgaria

Among soccer players born in Bulgaria, Hristo Stoichkov ranks 1After him are Boris Gaganelov (1941), Georgi Asparuhov (1943), Dimitar Penev (1945), Petar Zhekov (1944), Krasimir Balakov (1966), Dimitar Berbatov (1981), Emil Kostadinov (1967), Trifon Ivanov (1965), Ivan Dimitrov (1935), Hristo Bonev (1947), and Yordan Letchkov (1967).