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.
  2. "Инфаркт покоси големия Трифон Иванов". trud.bg (in Bulgarian). 13 February 2016.