Krasimir Balakov Biography
Krasimir Genchev Balakov (Bulgarian: Красимир Балъков , pronounced [krɐsiˈmir ˈbaɫɐkof] ; born 29 March 1966) is a Bulgarian former footballer turned manager, who managed the Bulgarian national team between May–October 2019. A former attacking midfielder, he was a key member of the Bulgarian national team that finished fourth in the 1994 FIFA World Cup. After Hristo Stoichkov, he is considered the greatest Bulgarian footballer of his generation.
Krasimir Balakov is a famous Association Football Player, who was born on March 29, 1966 in Bulgaria.
According to Astrologers, Krasimir Balakov zodiac sign is Aries
Balakov made 92 appearances for Bulgaria, between 1988 and 2003 (one of the best totals in national history) and scored 16 goals. Other than the 1994 FIFA World Cup, he also played for his country at Euro 1996 and the 1998 FIFA World Cup. At age 37 he played in the qualifications for Euro 2004 to help his teammates qualify but retired from football before the final stage in Portugal.
Krasimir Balakov Net Worth
Krasimir Balakov is one of the richest Association Football Player. Krasimir Balakov is listed on Richest Association Football Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Krasimir Balakov net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.
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In December 2008, he became manager of PFC Chernomorets Burgas in his homeland, taking over from Dimitar Dimitrov, after also having considered an offer to coach the national team of his country. On 6 December 2010, he was released from PFC Chernomorets Burgas after mutual consent, following a change in the long-term vision for the club by the owner Mitko Sabev.
He had been appointed on 29 October 2007 as a manager of FC St. Gallen to replace Rolf Fringer. Three days before the season ended, he was fired by the club management.
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Balakov began his club career at the local Etar Veliko Tarnovo, before transferring to Portugal’s Sporting Clube de Portugal in 1990, playing alongside future Ballon D’Or recipient Luís Figo, his compatriot Yordanov, and future two-time Champions League winner Paulo Sousa. Though Sporting had a quality squad, Balakov only managed to win the 1994–95 Portuguese Cup during his time at the club. In 1995, he transferred to Germany’s VfB Stuttgart where he won two UEFA Intertoto Cups (2000 and 2002) and a DFB-Pokal (1997), before retiring in 2003 – the same year that he called time on an international career which had spanned 15 years and 92 caps. As an attacking midfielder Balakov formed a successful attacking partnership with strikers Fredi Bobic and Giovane Élber at Stuttgart. The trio were known as the “magic triangle”. He was voted as Stuttgart’s best player of all time. He stayed at Stuttgart until retiring as a player in 2003, although he did make a comeback as a player two years later when he made a single appearance as player-manager of VFC Plauen.
In October 2019, Balakov was replaced as manager of the national team by Georgi Dermendzhiev after resigning from his role following the backlash of his denial of alleged fan racism aimed at members of the England team in a Euro 2020 qualifying match as well as a continued string of unsatisfactory results.
On 4 January 2018, he was announced as the new manager of Etar Veliko Tarnovo with Stanislav Genchev, Iliyan Kiryakov and Kaloyan Chakarov as first team coaches.
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Ranked on the list of most popular Association Football Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Bulgaria.
He had been appointed on 16 January 2006 as a manager of Grasshopper Club Zürich to replace Hanspeter Latour who left for 1. FC Köln. Balakov managed to win the Intertoto Cup thus qualified the club to the UEFA Cup for 2006–07 season.
On 27 May 2011, it was announced that Balakov would take over the helm of Croatian club Hajduk Split.
On 22 March 2012, Balakov was appointed the manager of 1. FC Kaiserslautern. He was sacked on 17 May 2012, after being unable to prevent Kaiserslautern’s relegation to the 2. Bundesliga. He subsequently continued his career as manager in his country.