Krasimir Balakov

Date of birth29 March 1966
NationalityBulgarian
PositionMidfielder

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1983-84 Bulgaria UEFA 1
1984-85 Bulgaria UEFA Under-21 1
1985-86 Bulgaria World Youth Cup 4
1986-87 Bulgaria UEFA Under-21
1
1987-88 Bulgaria Olympics
1
1988-89 Bulgaria FIFA World Cup 1
1
1988-89 Bulgaria International Friendly 2
1
1989-90 Bulgaria FIFA World Cup 2
1989-90 Bulgaria International Friendly 3
1989-90 Bulgaria UEFA Under-21 1
1990-91 Bulgaria International Friendly 1
1990-91 Bulgaria UEFA European Championship 5
1991-92 Bulgaria FIFA World Cup 1
1
1991-92 Bulgaria International Friendly 2
1991-92 Bulgaria UEFA European Championship 2
1992-93 Bulgaria FIFA World Cup 5
1
1992-93 Bulgaria International Friendly 2
1
1993-94 Bulgaria FIFA World Cup 10
1
1993-94 Bulgaria International Friendly 2
1
1994-95 Bulgaria UEFA European Championship 6
3
1995-96 Bulgaria International Friendly 3
1995-96 Bulgaria UEFA European Championship 7
1996-97 Bulgaria FIFA World Cup 5
5
1997-98 Bulgaria FIFA World Cup 5
1997-98 Bulgaria International Friendly 3
1999-00 Bulgaria International Friendly 2
2000-01 Bulgaria FIFA World Cup 7
1
1
2000-01 Bulgaria International Friendly 1
2001-02 Bulgaria FIFA World Cup 2
1
2001-02 Bulgaria International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Bulgaria International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Bulgaria UEFA European Championship 4
1
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 May 1984 Bulgaria v Italy W 1-0 UEFA Group B
20 Nov 1984 France v Bulgaria L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
24 Aug 1985 Tunisia v Bulgaria W 0-2 World Youth Cup Group A
26 Aug 1985 Colombia v Bulgaria D 1-1 World Youth Cup Group A
29 Aug 1985 Hungary v Bulgaria D 1-1 World Youth Cup Group A
01 Sep 1985 Bulgaria v Spain L 1-2 World Youth Cup Quarter-final
29 Oct 1986 West Germany v Bulgaria L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
14 Nov 1987 Bulgaria v Norway W 4-0 Olympics Europe group D
02 Nov 1988 Denmark v Bulgaria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
24 Dec 1988 United Arab Emirates v Bulgaria W 0-1 International Friendly
21 Feb 1989 Bulgaria v USSR L 1-2 International Friendly
22 Mar 1989 Bulgaria v West Germany L 1-2 International Friendly
17 May 1989 Romania v Bulgaria L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
23 Aug 1989 East Germany v Bulgaria D 1-1 International Friendly
20 Sep 1989 Italy v Bulgaria L 4-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 1989 Bulgaria v Greece W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
15 Nov 1989 Greece v Bulgaria L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
14 Mar 1990 Yugoslavia v Bulgaria L 2-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
05 May 1990 Brazil v Bulgaria L 2-1 International Friendly
12 Sep 1990 Switzerland v Bulgaria L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
26 Sep 1990 Sweden v Bulgaria L 2-0 International Friendly
17 Oct 1990 Romania v Bulgaria W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
14 Nov 1990 Bulgaria v Scotland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
27 Mar 1991 Scotland v Bulgaria D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
01 May 1991 Bulgaria v Switzerland L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
25 Sep 1991 Bulgaria v Italy W 2-1 International Friendly
16 Oct 1991 Bulgaria v San Marino W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
20 Nov 1991 Bulgaria v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
28 Apr 1992 Switzerland v Bulgaria W 0-2 International Friendly
14 May 1992 Finland v Bulgaria W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 6
19 Aug 1992 Bulgaria v Mexico D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Sep 1992 Bulgaria v France W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
07 Oct 1992 Sweden v Bulgaria L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
11 Nov 1992 Portugal v Bulgaria L 2-1 International Friendly
14 Apr 1993 Austria v Bulgaria L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
28 Apr 1993 Bulgaria v Finland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
12 May 1993 Bulgaria v Israel D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
08 Sep 1993 Bulgaria v Sweden D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
13 Oct 1993 Bulgaria v Austria W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
17 Nov 1993 France v Bulgaria W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
19 Jan 1994 Mexico v Bulgaria D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1994 Bulgaria v Ukraine D 1-1 International Friendly
21 Jun 1994 Nigeria v Bulgaria L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
26 Jun 1994 Bulgaria v Greece W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
30 Jun 1994 Argentina v Bulgaria W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
05 Jul 1994 Mexico v Bulgaria W 1-1 (3-1) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
10 Jul 1994 Bulgaria v Germany W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final final
13 Jul 1994 Italy v Bulgaria L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
16 Jul 1994 Sweden v Bulgaria L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
12 Oct 1994 Bulgaria v Georgia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
16 Nov 1994 Bulgaria v Moldova W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Dec 1994 Wales v Bulgaria W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
29 Mar 1995 Bulgaria v Wales W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
26 Apr 1995 Moldova v Bulgaria W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
07 Jun 1995 Bulgaria v Germany W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
06 Sep 1995 Albania v Bulgaria D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
07 Oct 1995 Bulgaria v Albania W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
11 Oct 1995 Georgia v Bulgaria L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
15 Nov 1995 Germany v Bulgaria L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
24 Apr 1996 Slovakia v Bulgaria D 0-0 International Friendly
28 May 1996 Bulgaria v FYR Macedonia W 3-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 1996 Bulgaria v United Arab Emirates W 4-1 International Friendly
09 Jun 1996 Spain v Bulgaria D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
13 Jun 1996 Bulgaria v Romania W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
18 Jun 1996 France v Bulgaria L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
01 Sep 1996 Israel v Bulgaria L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
08 Oct 1996 Luxembourg v Bulgaria W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 5
15 Dec 1996 Cyprus v Bulgaria W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 5
02 Apr 1997 Bulgaria v Cyprus W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
08 Jun 1997 Bulgaria v Luxembourg W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
20 Aug 1997 Bulgaria v Israel W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
10 Sep 1997 Bulgaria v Russia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
10 Mar 1998 Argentina v Bulgaria L 2-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 1998 FYR Macedonia v Bulgaria L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 1998 Bulgaria v Algeria W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 1998 Paraguay v Bulgaria D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
19 Jun 1998 Nigeria v Bulgaria L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
24 Jun 1998 Spain v Bulgaria L 6-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
29 Mar 2000 Bulgaria v Belarus W 4-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Bulgaria v Ukraine L 0-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Bulgaria v Belgium L 1-3 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Bulgaria v Czech Republic L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Oct 2000 Bulgaria v Malta W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2000 Denmark v Bulgaria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
24 Mar 2001 Bulgaria v Iceland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Mar 2001 Bulgaria v Northern Ireland W 4-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
02 Jun 2001 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Jun 2001 Iceland v Bulgaria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
15 Aug 2001 Bulgaria v FYR Macedonia W 1-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Malta v Bulgaria W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
05 Sep 2001 Bulgaria v Denmark L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Oct 2001 Czech Republic v Bulgaria L 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
13 Feb 2002 Croatia v Bulgaria D 0-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Ecuador v Bulgaria L 3-0 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Bulgaria v Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Belgium v Bulgaria W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
12 Oct 2002 Bulgaria v Croatia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
16 Oct 2002 Bulgaria v Andorra W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
27 Mar 2003 Serbia and Montenegro v Bulgaria W 1-2 International Friendly
02 Apr 2003 Estonia v Bulgaria D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
30 Apr 2003 Bulgaria v Albania W 2-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.