Vasil Metodiev

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Vasil Metodiev
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Personal information
Date of birth 6 January 1935
Place of birth Sandanski, Bulgaria
Date of death 29 July 2019 (aged 84)
Place of death Sofia, Bulgaria
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1955 Vihren Sandanski
1956–1958 Akademik Sofia
1959–1967 Lokomotiv Sofia 202 (14)
1967–1969 Dobrudzha Dobrich 53 (3)
1969–1971 Tundzha Yambol 21 (1)
National team
1960–1965 Bulgaria 17 (0[1])
Teams managed
1973 Lokomotiv Sofia
1978–1980 Lokomotiv Sofia
1981–1983 Pirin Blagoevgrad
1983–1985 Levski Sofia
1987–1988 Levski Sofia
1990–1991 Levski Sofia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vasil Metodiev (Bulgarian: Васил Методиев; (6 January 1935 – 29 July 2019) was a Bulgarian football midfielder. He played for Bulgaria in the 1966 FIFA World Cup.[2] He also played for Lokomotiv Sofia.

He was a coach of Levski Sofia, where he won three Bulgarian championships, two Bulgarian Cup titles, two Cup of the Soviet Army titles, including one treble.

In 1984, as coach of Levski, he eliminated German champions VfB Stuttgart for the European Cup.

Metodiev died on 29 July 2019 in Sofia at the age of 84.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. http://eu-football.info/_player.php?id=13845
  2. 1966 FIFA World Cup England
  3. "Почина Васил Методиев-Шпайдела". Topsport.bg. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.