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Dimitar Berbatov
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Personal information
Full name Dimitar Ivanov Berbatov
Date of birth 30 January 1981 (1981-01-30) (age 39)
Place of birth    Blagoevgrad, Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth clubs
Flag of Bulgaria Pirin Blagoevgrad
Flag of Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1998–2001
2001
2001–2006
2006–2008
2008–2012
2012–2014
2014–2015
2015–16
Flag of Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
Germany Bayer Leverkusen II
Germany Bayer Leverkusen
England Tottenham Hotspur
England Manchester United
England Fulham
Flag of Monaco AS Monaco
Flag of Greece.svg PAOK
050 0(25)
0000(6)
154 0(68)
070 0(27)
108 0(48)
051 0(19)
038 0(13)
017 00(4)   
National team
1999
1999–2000
1999–2010
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria U18
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria U21
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
0000(2)
0000(3)
078 0(48)

Dimitar Ivanov Berbatov (born 30 January 1981) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who is currently a free agent. A striker, he captained the Bulgaria national team from 2006 to 2010, and is the country's all-time leading goalscorer. He has also won the Bulgarian Footballer of the Year a record seven times, surpassing the number of wins by Hristo Stoichkov.

Born in Blagoevgrad, Berbatov started out with home-town club Pirin before joining CSKA Sofia as a 17-year-old in 1998. He was signed by Bayer Leverkusen of Germany in January 2001 and played in his first Champions League final 18 months later, coming on as a substitute in the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final, which Leverkusen lost 2–1 to Real Madrid.

After five-and-a-half years with Leverkusen, he joined English club Tottenham Hotspur in July 2006, where he spent two years before moving to Manchester United. He played in his second Champions League final in 2009, during his side's 2–0 defeat against Barcelona. Berbatov became the only non-Englishman in Premier League history to have scored five goals in a single match, having done so in Manchester United's 7–1 win over Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford in November 2010.

After four seasons with Manchester United he joined Fulham in August 2012, where during his first season he established himself as the club's leading goalscorer. He joined Monaco from Fulham in January 2014.

Honours

Clubs

CSKA Sofia
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United

External links

UEFA Europa League top scorers

1972: Bründl  · 1973: Heynckes/Jeuring  · 1974: Schoenmaker  · 1975: Heynckes  · 1976: Geels  · 1977: Bowles  · 1978: Deykers/Ponte  · 1979: Simonsen  · 1980: Hoeneß/Nickel  · 1981: Wark  · 1982: Nilsson  · 1983: Giresse/Vandenbergh  · 1984: Nyilasi  · 1985: Bahtić/Bannister  · 1986: Allofs  · 1987: Cascavel/Houtman/Kieft/Rantanen  · 1988: Brylle/Saravakos  · 1989: Gütschow  · 1990: Götz/Riedle  · 1991: Völler  · 1992: Saunders  · 1993: Baticle  · 1994: Bergkamp/Schmitt  · 1995: Kirsten  · 1996: Klinsmann  · 1997: Ganz  · 1998: Guivarc'h  · 1999: Chiesa/Kulawik  · 2000: Kovačević  · 2001: Berbatov/Bolo  · 2002: van Hooijdonk  · 2003: Derlei/Larsson  · 2004: Anderson  · 2005: Shearer  · 2006: Delgado  · 2007: Pandiani  · 2008: Pogrebnyak/Toni  · 2009: Vágner Love  · 2010: Cardozo/Pizarro  · 2011: Falcao  · 2012: Falcao  · 2013: Kozák  · 2014: Soriano  ·

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