Trifon Ivanov

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Trifon Ivanov
Personal information
Full name Trifon Marinov Ivanov
Date of birth (1965-07-27)27 July 1965
Place of birth Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Date of death 13 February 2016(2016-02-13) (aged 50)
Place of death Samovodene, Bulgaria
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1988 Etar Veliko Tarnovo 62 (7)
1988–1990 CSKA Sofia 64 (8)
1990–1993 Real Betis 52 (9)
1991Etar (loan) 12 (1)
1992CSKA Sofia (loan) 5 (1)
1993–1995 Neuchâtel Xamax 25 (3)
1995CSKA Sofia (loan) 7 (0)
1995–1997 Rapid Wien 53 (7)
1997–1998 Austria Wien 11 (0)
1998CSKA Sofia (loan) 10 (1)
1998–2001 Floridsdorfer AC 52 (8)
Total 353 (45)
National team
1988–1998 Bulgaria 76 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Trifon Marinov Ivanov (Bulgarian: Трифон Маринов Иванов; 27 July 1965 – 13 February 2016)[1] was a Bulgarian international footballer. He played as a defender.

Ivanov played his first game for Bulgaria in 1988. He earned 76 caps and scored 6 goals over a ten-year international career. He played in the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 1996 UEFA European Championship.

Ivanov died of a heart attack on 13 February 2016 in Samovodene, Bulgaria. He was aged 50.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Скръбна вест! Почина Трифон Иванов" (in Bulgarian). bfunion.bg. 13 February 2016. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  2. "Инфаркт покоси големия Трифон Иванов". trud.bg (in Bulgarian). 13 February 2016. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016.