Dimitar Berbatov

Dimitar Berbatov (born 30 January 1981) is a Bulgarian former professional footballer who played as a striker. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Bulgarian players of all time. Berbatov is known for his excellent first touch, close control, creativity, passing, and goalscoring ability.

Club Career:

  • CSKA Sofia (1999-2001): Berbatov began his professional career at CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria. He scored 26 goals in 48 league appearances, winning the Bulgarian Cup in 2001.

  • Bayer Leverkusen (2001-2006): In 2001, Berbatov moved to Bayer Leverkusen in Germany. He scored 69 goals in 179 appearances for the club, helping them win the DFB-Pokal in 2004.

  • Tottenham Hotspur (2006-2008): In 2006, Berbatov joined Tottenham Hotspur in England. He scored 46 goals in 102 appearances for Spurs, earning the PFA Players' Player of the Year award in 2007.

  • Manchester United (2008-2012): In 2008, Berbatov signed for Manchester United for a fee of £30.75 million. He scored 56 goals in 149 appearances for United, winning two Premier League titles and the League Cup in 2010.

  • Fulham (2012-2014): After leaving Manchester United, Berbatov joined Fulham in 2012. He scored 15 goals in 32 appearances for the Cottagers.

  • Monaco (2014-2015): Berbatov had a brief spell at Monaco in France during the 2014-15 season, scoring 6 goals in 37 appearances.

  • PAOK (2015-2016): In 2015, Berbatov returned to Greece to play for PAOK. He scored 14 goals in 31 appearances for the Thessaloniki-based club.

  • Kerala Blasters (2017): Berbatov ended his career in India with Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League in 2017. He scored just one goal in nine appearances.

International Career:

Berbatov made his debut for the Bulgarian national team in 1999. He scored 48 goals in 78 appearances for his country, making him Bulgaria's all-time leading goalscorer. He represented Bulgaria at the 2004 and 2008 European Championships.

Awards and Achievements:

  • Bulgarian Player of the Year: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • PFA Players' Player of the Year: 2007
  • Premier League Golden Boot: 2010-11
  • Premier League title: 2008-09, 2010-11
  • League Cup: 2009-10
  • DFB-Pokal: 2003-04
  • Bulgarian Cup: 2001

Berbatov retired from professional football in 2018. He is currently a pundit and football analyst for various media outlets.

Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov