Sunday, January 13, 2013
DRAWING PORTRAIT STARS BULGARIA KHALED3KEN KHALED ABD EL KARIM KEN MAADI YORDAN LETCHKOV
Yordan Letchkov (also transliterated Jordan, Iordan, Lechkov) (Bulgarian:
(born 9 July 1967 in Sliven) is a former Bulgarian footballer. He is generally regarded as one of the best players to come out of Bulgaria and was a key member of the squad which reached the semi-finals of the 1994 World Cup Finals. Known to many as "The Magician", Letchkov was a gifted player who could play as a central midfielder or on the left side of midfield, he was easily recognizable for his baldness. Best known for his dribbling ability however, his career was often dictated by his moody nature and the numerous arguments and fall-outs with fellow players and managers."The Sun" included him among the top 10 bald footballers of ever, at the 4th place
He began his career as a youngster with Sliven football club (Bulgaria), after breaking into the first team at a young age he secured a transfer to Bulgaria's top side CSKA Sofia (Bulgaria, 1991–92 season) and soon after he made the move to Germany withHamburger SV (Germany, from the 1992–93 season to the 1995–96 season). After that he secured a move to Olympique de Marseille (France, 1996–97 season), at this point one of the top clubs in Europe. However a difficult relationship with the clubs management led to his departure after one season.
His next stop took him to Turkey with Be?ikta? (Turkey, from the 1997–98 season). However, just after six months with the club, he returned late from holidays and fell into a dispute with the manager John Toshack. After being fined by the club, he refused to pay, stated that he has quit football and subsequently returned to Bulgaria. He has been variously quoted since as saying the Istanbul club owes him money, that he was unable to get on with its coach Toshack and that his wife could not settle in Turkey. However he soon started training with a Bulgarian club. Be?ikta? appealed to FIFA which declared Letchkov in breach of contract and ordered him to pay 200.000 DM in compensation. Be?ikta? renewed its appeals to UEFA and FIFA when Letchkov turned out without club permission for Bulgaria in a recent friendly against Argentina. FIFA subsequently ruled that Letchkov was ineligible to play for any other team without clearance from Be?ikta?, and that included his national side. Despite helping Bulgaria to reach 1998 World Cup, he could not play due to his dispute with Be?ikta?.
After about three years away from football, Letchkov returned to football in the 2001–02 season with CSKA Sofia. Between 2002 and 2004 he became player-coach of OFC Sliven, a club in the second division of Bulgarian football. Letchkov is often referred to as being part of the "Golden Generation" of Bulgarian football, who along with Stoichkov, Kostadinov and Balakov led the national side to the semifinals of the 1994 World Cup.
After his retirement from football he has successfully started a career as a businessman (owning luxury hotels and a football academy) and politician. He was elected Mayor of his home town, Sliven, in 2003 and reelected in 2007. Since 2005, he has also been vice president of the Bulgarian Football Union. In April 2010 he was removed from the mayorship by the Sliven district court after he was charged with official misconduct, but the Burgas appellate court restored him to his position on 28 June 2010.
He took part in a TV series called Golden Foots in 1998 with various other footballers and in 2012 in the sport documentary calledStoichkov.
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