Marian Hristov

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Marian Hristov
Hristov with Balkan Botevgrad in 2010
Personal information
Full name Marian Georgiev Hristov
Date of birth (1973-07-29) 29 July 1973 (age 50)
Place of birth Botevgrad, Bulgaria
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Levski Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Balkan Botevgrad 19 (6)
1994–1995 Slavia Sofia 26 (8)
1995–1997 Levski Sofia 56 (19)
1997–2004 1. FC Kaiserslautern 146 (26)
2004–2006 VfL Wolfsburg 17 (3)
2008–2011 Balkan Botevgrad 22 (4)
Total 286 (66)
International career
1996–2007 Bulgaria 45 (4)
Managerial career
2010–2011 Balkan Botevgrad
2013–???? Levski Sofia (assistant manager)
2018–2019 Septemvri Sofia (assistant manager)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Marian Georgiev Hristov (Bulgarian: Мариян Георгиев Христов) (born 29 July 1973) is a Bulgarian former professional footballer[2] who played as a midfielder. Since his retirement from playing, he has worked as an assistant manager.

Club career[edit]

Hristov started his professional career at PFC Balkan Botevgrad in 1993.[3] He then went on to play at Slavia Sofia (1994–95) and Levski Sofia (1995–97) before joining Kaiserslautern in 1997. During his tenure at the german club, he achieved notable success, winning the Bundesliga title in 1998, reaching the UEFA Champions League quarter-final in 1999 as well as the UEFA Cup semi-final in 2001. He was also runner-up for the DFB-Pokal in 2003.[3]

In 2004, Hristov joined VfL Wolfsburg, but missed most of the 2004–05 season due to a serious knee injury. He was able to return successfully towards the end of the 2005–06 season. Unfortunately, he was again out of the team for almost the entire 2006–07 season due to another injury, as a result of which his contract with VfL was not renewed in 2007.

International career[edit]

For Bulgaria, he played at the 1998 World Cup where he appeared in two of the three games of the team, against Nigeria and Spain.

He was also part of the Bulgarian squad that reached the 2004 European Championship, and started in all three group stage matches.[3]

By 27 March 2007, Hristov had retired from international football, earning 45 caps and scoring four times for the national team.[3]

He has also expressed an interest in coaching his country.[4]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bulgaria's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Hristov goal.
List of international goals scored by Marian Hristov
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 November 1996 Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok  Thailand 1–0 4–0 Friendly
2 2–0
3 25 April 2001 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo  Norway 1–0 1–2 Friendly
4 10 September 2003 Estadi Comunal d'Aixovall, Andorra la Vella  Andorra 3–0 3–0 Euro 2004 qualifier


1. FC Kaiserslautern


  1. ^ "Започваме ги с Швеция. 10 години след лудото американско лято се готвим за скок в Европа" (in Bulgarian). 12 June 2004. Archived from the original on 20 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Hristov, Marijan" (in German). Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d "Честит рожден ден на Мариян Христов". Bulgarian Football Union. 29 July 2020. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Мариян Христов: искам да стана треньор на националния отбор" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 31 March 2012.

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