While the name might not be instantly familiar, Boyko Borisov is the prime minister of Bulgaria and when he’s not meeting and greeting with beloved European leaders, he spends his time playing for his local football team.
Borisov is 59 years old and hardly in what you might call spry shape, but the PM still turns out occasionally for Vitosha Bistritsa, a veterans’ club based just south of the Bulgarian capital city of Sofia.
Indeed, he even scored over the weekend in a 2-1 win over Pirin in the final of the vet’s championship.
Hovering over a freekick on the edge of the box, Borisov let fly with a fairly tame effort that still somehow ended up in the back of the net thanks largely to a catastrophic handling error from the Pirin goalkeeper…
👔⚽️ A goalscoring prime-minister? Welcome to Bulgaria! Watch how Bulgaria prime-minister Boyko Borissov scores a free kick for his Vitosha Bistritsa team with the help of an EPIC goalkeeper blunder in Vitosha’s 2-1 win over Pirin in the final of a veteran football championship pic.twitter.com/78RyQxV04j
— mshumanov (@shumansko) 14 March 2019
Nothing remotely suspect about the ‘keeper. Nothing at all.
Borisov’s undying love of football is well known, and he was even named 2011 Bulgarian Footballer of the Year at the age of 52, comfortably out-polling Dimitar Berbatov in the running.
We can only imagine that must have been a tough one for Berba to take.
Many thanks to Pies’ favourite Bulgarian football narc @shumansko for the tip-off.