This is Hristo Stoichkov

Hristo Stoichkov is the world-famous and the best Bulgarian soccer player of all time.

Bulgarian Soccer legend Hristo Stoichkov is named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. He is the only Bulgarian soccer player awarded with the Ballon d’Or (the Golden Ball).

Stoichkov is best known as:

  • Top goal scorer in Europe in 1990, winning the European Golden Shoe.
  • Star of the Bulgarian national team that finished fourth at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA. Being the top scorer of the championship, he won the World Cup Golden Shoe.
  • Winner of the Ballon d’Or in 1994
  • One of the most prolific forwards in the world as a part of Johan Cruyff’s Barcelona “Dream Team” that won four consecutive La Liga titles, one European Cup and one UEFA Super Cup.

Hristo Stoichkov is currently pursuing a career in journalism, working as sports commentator, pundit, and reporter for American Spanish language media giant TUDN (former known as Univision Deportes).