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Bulgaria


Federation founded: 1923
FIFA member since: 1924
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: White, green and red
Nicknames: The Lions
World Cups qualified for: 7 (of 20)
Best results: 4th place 1994

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 26 W 3 D 8 L 15 GF 22 GA 53 Pts 17
Bulgaria are 33rd on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 Did not enter
1934 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1938 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1950 Did not enter
1954 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1958 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1962 First round 15 Squad Qualifiers
1966 First round 15 Squad Qualifiers
1970 First round 13 Squad Qualifiers
1974 First round 12 Squad Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 Round of 16 15 Squad Qualifiers
1990 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1994 Semifinal 4 Squad Qualifiers
1998 First round 29 Squad Qualifiers
2002 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2006 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2010 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2014 Did not qualify Qualifiers

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) 1994
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) -
Biggest win 4-0 vs Greece 1994
Biggest loss 1-6 vs Hungary 1962
1-6 vs Spain 1998
Most wins in a row 2
Most losses in a row 5
Longest unbeaten run 4
Longest run without win 17
Longest run qualifying 4 (1962-74)
Longest run not qualifying 6 (1930-58)
Penalty shoot-outs 1 win, 0 loss
BUL vs Europe W2 - D3 - L8
BUL vs South America W1 - D2 - L4
BUL vs Asia W0 - D1 - L0
BUL vs Africa W0 - D1 - L2
BUL vs N/C America W0 - D1 - L1

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Borislav Mikhailov 11 1986-94
Nasko Sirakov 11 1986-94
Krassimir Balakov 10 1994-98
Emil Kostadinov 10 1994-98
Hristo Stoitchkov 10 1994-98
Trifon Ivanov 9 1994-98
Dimitar Penev 9 1966-74

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Hristo Stoitchkov 6 1994-98
Hristo Bonev 2 1970-74
Yordan Letchkov 2 1994
Nasko Sirakov 2 1986-94


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1962 1R Argentina L 0-1 1R Hungary L 1-6 1R England D 0-0 1966 1R Brazil L 0-2 1R Portugal L 0-3 1R Hungary L 1-3 1970 1R Peru L 2-3 1R West Germany L 2-5 1R Morocco D 1-1 1974 1R Sweden D 0-0 1R Uruguay D 1-1 1R Netherlands L 1-4 1986 1R Italy D 1-1 1R South Korea D 1-1 1R Argentina L 0-2 2R Mexico L 0-2 1994 1R Nigeria L 0-3 1R Greece W 4-0 1R Argentina W 2-0 2R Mexico [3-1 ap] D 1-1 QF Germany W 2-1 SF Italy L 1-2 3/4 Sweden L 0-4 1998 1R Paraguay D 0-0 1R Nigeria L 0-1 1R Spain L 1-6



 

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