Former Bulgaria defender Ivanov dead

Sofia, Feb 14 (IANS) Former Bulgaria defender Trifon Ivanov has died at the age of 50, the country’s football association has said.

Ivanov was instrumental in getting Bulgaria to the semi-final of the 1994 World Cup and was also a part of Euro 96. The centre-back played 77 games for his country.

“Trifon Ivanov will remain in the history of Bulgarian football as one of the best defenders,” a statement from the Bulgarian Football Federation said on Saturday.

“Before being a great player, Trifon was a great man with great heart and always ready to help. We all mourn the loss of a true friend. Rest in peace, Trifon.”

Ivanov’s club career included spells at CSKA Sofia, Real Betis and Rapid Vienna.

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