|Full name||Luboslav Mladenov Penev|
|Date of birth||August 31, 1966|
|Place of birth||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Height||1. Events 1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill dying suddenly a few days later without children to succeed the Throne Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. Sofia (София ˈsɔfija is the Capital and largest city of the Republic of Bulgaria, with a population of 1395568 in the Capital Municipality The state of Bulgaria (България transliterated bg-Latn ''Balgaria'' The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name language and alphabet of the First Bulgarian 83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre forward|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Luboslav Mladenov Penev (Bulgarian: Любослав Пенев) (born August 31, 1966) is a former Bulgarian footballer. Bulgarian (български език IPA: ɛzˈik is an Indo-European language, a member of the Slavic linguistic group Events 1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill dying suddenly a few days later without children to succeed the Throne Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. The state of Bulgaria (България transliterated bg-Latn ''Balgaria'' The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name language and alphabet of the First Bulgarian Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Penev's first professional team was CSKA Sofia of the Bulgarian capital. PFC CSKA Sofia (ПФК ЦСКА София is a Bulgarian football club from Sofia. He made his first team debut in 1984, when he was only 18 years old. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) CSKA of the late 1980s was a footballing "alma mater" to several Bulgarian players who made it to the international top in the 1990s. During those days Lubo's teammates included defender Trifon Ivanov, winger Emil Kostadinov, and striker Hristo Stoichkov. Trifon Marinov Ivanov (Трифон Иванов (born July 27, 1965 in Veliko Tarnovo) is a former Bulgarian international football player Emil Kostadinov (Емил Костадинов (born August 12, 1967 in Sofia) is a Bulgarian football Striker, former Hristo Stoichkov Stoichkov alternatively spelt Stoitchkov (Христо Стоичков Стоичков (born February 8, 1966, in Plovdiv With CSKA Penev won the Bulgarian League twice (1987 and 1989) and the Bulgarian Cup thrice (1987, 1988 and 1989). The Bulgarian Professional Football League (Българска професионална футболна лига or BPFL (БПФЛ organizes the Bulgarian A Professional Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) The Bulgarian Cup (Купа на България is a Bulgarian annual football competition Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) He was also voted as the Bulgarian footballer of the year in 1988.
In 1989, after reaching stardom in the Bulgarian game, he took an important step in his career by moving to the Spanish League. The Primera División of the es Liga de Fútbol Profesional ( Professional Football League) commonly known as La Liga or In Primera Penev played for four different clubs: Valencia CF, Atlético Madrid, SD Compostela and Celta Vigo. Valencia Club de Fútbol (also known as Valencia or Los Che) is a Spanish professional football club based in Valencia Club Atlético de Madrid is a Spanish football club based in Madrid who play in the Primera División of La Liga. Sociedade Deportiva Compostela is a Spanish football team based in Santiago de Compostela in the autonomous community of Galicia. Real Club Celta de Vigo Sociedad Anonima Deportiva is a Spanish football team from Vigo in Galicia. The highlight of the Spanish years was the 1995-1996 season with Atlético, when the club conquered both the league championship and the Spanish Cup. The Copa del Rey is an annual cup competition for Spanish football teams Penev was the most efficient player of the "double squad" by scoring 22 goals in 44 games (including both league and cup matches).
Penev represented Bulgaria in the EURO '96 in England and in the 1998 World Cup in France. The Bulgaria national football team is the national football team of Bulgaria and is controlled by the Bulgarian Football Union. The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship ( Euro 96) was hosted by England. The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th staging of the World Cup was held in France from June 10 to July 12 after 60 years to celebrate the third edition scheduled
Penev's favourite position on the pitch was centre forward. With an impressive stature of almost 190 cm, he roamed as a target man dominating in air battles. In addition to his abilities as a goalscorer, Penev was also known for his fighting spirit both on and off the pitch. The worst setback of his career took place in 1994, when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is Cancer that develops in the Testicles a part of the Male reproductive system He could not take part in the 1994 World Cup with probably the best Bulgarian squad of all time and the end of his playing career, if not life, was looming. The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in the United States from June 17 to July 17 1994 However, Penev recovered speedily and in the following season he was already in a key role winning the double for Atlético. Stoichkov has described his close friend as a real fighter. According to Stoichkov, a weaker man would have given up, but Lubo just clenched his teeth and overcame the disease.
|Bulgarian Footballer of the Year|