Bulgaria women's national football team

The Bulgaria national women’s football team is the national football team of Bulgaria and is controlled by the Bulgarian Football Union. The team's major success came in 2008 when they won the Balkan Championship and the Albena Cup in the same year. These major tournament victories brought them up to their all-time highest FIFA world ranking of 33rd.

Nickname(s)The Lionesses
The Tricolours
AssociationBulgarian Football Union
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSilviya Radulska
CaptainRadoslava Slavcheva
Home stadiumLovech Stadium
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 79 Decrease 1 (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest33 (December 2008)
Lowest79 (July 2019)
First international
Bulgaria Bulgaria 1–1 Spain Spain
(Sofia, Bulgaria; October 11, 1987)
Biggest win
 Estonia 0–5 Bulgaria 
(Otopeni, Romania; November 18, 2006)
 Bulgaria 5–0 Luxembourg 
(Ta' Qali, Malta; June 5, 2009)
 Bulgaria 5–0 Georgia 
(Lovech, Bulgaria; November 21, 2009)
Biggest defeat
 France 14–0 Bulgaria 
(Le Mans, France; November 28, 2013)

Competition record

Albena Cup record

Year Rank
Bulgaria 2008 Champions

Balkan Cup record

Year Rank
Bulgaria 2008 Champions

World Cup record

Year Rank
United States 1999 Did not qualify
United States 2003 Did not enter
China 2007 Did not enter
Germany 2011 Did not qualify
Canada 2015 Did not qualify
France 2019 Did not enter

European Championship

Year Rank
West Germany 1989 Did not qualify
Denmark 1991 Did not qualify
Italy 1993 Did not qualify
No Host 1995 Did not qualify
Norway Sweden 1997 Did not qualify
Germany 2001 Did not enter
England 2005 Did not enter
Finland 2009 Did not qualify
Sweden 2013 Did not qualify
Netherlands 2017 Did not enter
England 2021 Did not enter

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Club
GK Korneliya Naydenova Bulgaria NSA Sofia
GK Roksana Shahanska Bulgaria NSA Sofia
DF Zlatka Gaberova Bulgaria NSA Sofia
DF Kristina Ivanova Bulgaria Olympia Sofia
DF Veselina Mahlelieva Bulgaria Sportika Blagoevgrad
DF Petya Petkova Bulgaria Beroe
DF Kristina Petrunova Bulgaria Sportika Blagoevgrad
DF Radoslava Slavcheva Poland Medyk Konin
DF Todora Todorova Bulgaria Olympia Sofia
DF Nikoleta Voyskova Bulgaria NSA Sofia
MF Ivanka Koleva Bulgaria WFC Ekomet
MF Tsvetana Mancheva Bulgaria Beroe
MF Lydia Nacheva Bulgaria Supersport Sofia
MF Silvia Radoyska Bulgaria NSA Sofia
MF Denitsa Semkova Bulgaria Olympia Sofia
MF Stanislava Tsekova Bulgaria NSA Sofia
FW Valentina Gospodinova Bulgaria NSA Sofia
FW Nina Hristova Bulgaria Varna
FW Borislava Kireva Bulgaria NSA Sofia
FW Velina Koshuleva Bulgaria NSA Sofia
FW Liliana Kostova Cyprus Apollon Limassol


  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

External links

Bulgaria women's national under-17 football team

Bulgaria women's national under-17 football team represents Bulgaria in international youth football competitions.

Stanislava Tsekova

Stanislava Tsekova (Bulgarian: Станислава Цекова) is a Bulgarian football midfielder, currently playing in the Bulgarian Championship for NSA Sofia, with whom she has also played the UEFA Women's Champions League. She is a member of the Bulgaria women's national football team.

Valeri Bojinov

Valeri Emilov Bojinov (Bulgarian: Валери Емилов Божинов, pronounced [vəˈlɛri ɛˈmilof boˈʒinof]; born 15 February 1986) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Botev Vratsa.

Throughout his career, Bojinov has played for fifteen different clubs during his various spells in Italy, as well as England, Portugal, Bulgaria, Serbia, China and Switzerland. At international level, he also played for the Bulgarian national team. His surname is sometimes transliterated as Bozhinov.

League competitions
Cup competitions
Defunct competitions
National teams


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