RIP Trifon Ivanov – Hairiest Member Of Bulgaria’s 94 World Cup Squad Dies Of Heart Attack, Aged 50

Chris Wright

13th, February 2016

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Sad, sad news is reaching Pies this morning that Trifon Ivanov – a man we simply presumed was immortal – has passed away after suffering a heart attack at the age of 50.

As well as winning championships galore with CSKA Sofia, Ivanov was a member of the great Bulgarian 1994 World Cup squad, instantly recognisable by his wild mane of unkempt hair.

A tough, snub-nosed defender with 77 hard-won caps to his name, the versatile centre-back also did a mean line in ferocious free-kicks and long-range pearlers, his superb volley against Wales in 1996 perhaps being the best of the them all…

This is how we’ll always choose to remember him…


RIP Trifon Ivanov, 1965-2016