SOCCER PLAYER

Petar Zhekov

1944 - 2023

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Petar Petrov Zhekov (Bulgarian: Петър Петров Жеков, 10 October 1944 – 18 February 2023) was a Bulgarian footballer, widely regarded as one of the best forwards in the history of the Bulgarian football. He won the silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Zhekov was born in Knizhovnik, Haskovo Province, and began his career at F.C. Dimitrovgrad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Petar Zhekov has received more than 88,747 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Petar Zhekov is the 408th most popular soccer player (up from 869th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Bulgaria (up from 114th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Bulgarian Soccer Player.

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Among SOCCER PLAYERS

Among soccer players, Petar Zhekov ranks 408 out of 21,273Before him are Bob Paisley, Ernst Wilimowski, Ottmar Walter, Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Eden Hazard, and Gyula Zsengellér. After him are Branko Oblak, Yoshimatsu Oyama, Carlos Bianchi, Gianfranco Zola, Pablo Dorado, and Saizo Saito.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1944, Petar Zhekov ranks 132Before him are Ferenc Bene, Jane Hawking, Chris Patten, Roger Scruton, Agnes Baltsa, and Robert C. Merton. After him are Faisal bin Musaid Al Saud, Norodom Ranariddh, Herbert Wimmer, Gianfranco Ferré, Gary Busey, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Among people deceased in 2023, Petar Zhekov ranks 117Before him are Lee Sun-kyun, Torben Ulrich, Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Ruth Fuchs, Ken Mattingly, and Ben Ferencz. After him are Juanita Castro, Daisaku Ikeda, Tom Courtney, Reino Börjesson, Glenda Jackson, and Robbie Robertson.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Petar Zhekov ranks 56 out of 415Before him are Kiril, Prince of Preslav (1895), Vasile Lupu (1595), Ivan Vazov (1850), Vasil Kolarov (1877), Jules Pascin (1885), and Peter II of Bulgaria (1150). After him are George I of Bulgaria (1300), Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria (1300), Kera Tamara (1301), Georgi Parvanov (1957), Bogdan Filov (1883), and Vladimir of Bulgaria (850).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Bulgaria

Among soccer players born in Bulgaria, Petar Zhekov ranks 2Before him are Hristo Stoichkov (1966). After him are Dimitar Berbatov (1981), Trifon Ivanov (1965), Dimitar Penev (1945), Krasimir Balakov (1966), Georgi Asparuhov (1943), Hristo Bonev (1947), Emil Kostadinov (1967), Yordan Letchkov (1967), Nikola Kotkov (1938), and Stefan Abadzhiev (1934).