Dinko Dermendzhiev, Bulgarian footballer, Died at 77

Dinko Tsvetkov Dermendzhiev was born on June 2, 1941, and died on May 1, 2019.

He was a Bulgarian footballer and later manager.

His fans call him by the nickname Chico.

He began his career in FC Maritsa Plovdiv.

However, at the early stage of his career, he was a goalkeeper, although later he became famous as a midfield.

From 1966 to 1977, Dermendzhiev appeared 58 times for the Bulgaria national football team and scored 19 goals.

Following the end of his career as a player, he transits into a coach.

Dermendzhiev’s inial team was Chepinets Velingrad during the season from 1978 to 1979.

His best period as a director of Botev Plovdiv was from 1979 to 1984. On 30 September 1981 under his direction Botev Plovdiv accomplished a sublime 1-0 triumph over FC Barcelona.

After that, he has been chief of the club for shorter periods on a few different events: 1989-1991, 1992-1993, 1995-1996, 1997-1998, 1999-2001.

From 1984 to 1985, Dermendzhiev was chief of PFC Shumen.

Dermendzhiev likewise has been an administrator of Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Lokomotiv Sofia, Spartak Pleven, FC Maritsa Plovdiv, Omonia Aradippou, Hebar Pazardzhik, Chernomorets Burgas, Bulgaria U21, and a short spell at Levski Sofia where he accomplished 8 wins and 2 attracts 1991

Dermendzhiev passed away at 77 years old.