Bulgaria women's national football team

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Bulgaria
Nickname(s) The Lionesses
The Tricolours
Association Bulgarian Football Union
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coachSilviya Radulska
Captain Radoslava Slavcheva
Home stadium Lovech Stadium
FIFA code BUL
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 76 Decrease2.svg 1 (7 December 2018) [1]
Highest33 (December 2008)
Lowest76 (December 2018)
First international
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria 1–1 Spain Flag of Spain.svg
(Sofia, Bulgaria; October 11, 1987)
Biggest win
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 0–5 Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg
(Otopeni, Romania; November 18, 2006)
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 5–0 Luxembourg  Flag of Luxembourg.svg
(Ta' Qali, Malta; June 5, 2009)
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 5–0 Georgia  Flag of Georgia.svg
(Lovech, Bulgaria; November 21, 2009)
Biggest defeat
Flag of France.svg  France 14–0 Bulgaria  Flag of Bulgaria.svg
(Le Mans, France; November 28, 2013)

The Bulgaria national women’s football team is the national football team of Bulgaria and is controlled by the Bulgarian Football Union. The team's major success came in 2008 when they won the Balkan Championship and the Albena Cup in the same year. These major tournament victories brought them up to their all-time highest FIFA world ranking of 33rd.

Bulgaria country in Southeast Europe

Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and North Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. The capital and largest city is Sofia; other major cities are Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi), Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.

Bulgarian Football Union association football governing body in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) is a football association based in Bulgaria and a member of UEFA. It organizes a football league, Bulgarian A Professional Football Group, and fields its Bulgaria national football team in UEFA and FIFA -authorised competitions.

The FIFA Women's World Rankings for football were introduced in 2003, with the first rankings published in March of that year, as a follow-on to the existing Men's FIFA World Rankings. They attempt to compare the strength of internationally active women's national teams at any given time.

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Competition record

Albena Cup record

YearRank
Flag of Bulgaria.svg 2008Champions

Balkan Cup record

YearRank
Flag of Bulgaria.svg 2008Champions

World Cup record

YearRank
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Did not qualify
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Did not enter
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Did not enter
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Did not qualify
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Did not qualify
Flag of France.svg 2019 Did not enter

European Championship

YearRank
Flag of Germany.svg 1989 Did not qualify
Flag of Denmark.svg 1991 Did not qualify
Flag of Italy.svg 1993 Did not qualify
No Host 1995 Did not qualify
Flag of Norway.svg Flag of Sweden.svg 1997 Did not qualify
Flag of Germany.svg 2001 Did not enter
Flag of England.svg 2005 Did not enter
Flag of Finland.svg 2009 Did not qualify
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 Did not qualify
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 Did not enter
Flag of England.svg 2021 Did not enter

Current squad

No.Pos.PlayerClub
GK Korneliya Naydenova Flag of Bulgaria.svg NSA Sofia
GK Roksana Shahanska Flag of Bulgaria.svg NSA Sofia
DF Zlatka Gaberova Flag of Bulgaria.svg NSA Sofia
DF Kristina Ivanova Flag of Bulgaria.svg Olympia Sofia
DF Veselina Mahlelieva Flag of Bulgaria.svg Sportika Blagoevgrad
DF Petya Petkova Flag of Bulgaria.svg Beroe
DF Kristina Petrunova Flag of Bulgaria.svg Sportika Blagoevgrad
DF Radoslava Slavcheva Flag of Poland.svg Medyk Konin
DF Todora Todorova Flag of Bulgaria.svg Olympia Sofia
DF Nikoleta Voyskova Flag of Bulgaria.svg NSA Sofia
MF Ivanka Koleva Flag of Bulgaria.svg WFC Ekomet
MF Tsvetana Mancheva Flag of Bulgaria.svg Beroe
MF Lydia Nacheva Flag of Bulgaria.svg Supersport Sofia
MF Silvia Radoyska Flag of Bulgaria.svg NSA Sofia
MF Denitsa Semkova Flag of Bulgaria.svg Olympia Sofia
MF Stanislava Tsekova Flag of Bulgaria.svg NSA Sofia
FW Valentina Gospodinova Flag of Bulgaria.svg NSA Sofia
FW Nina Hristova Flag of Bulgaria.svg Varna
FW Borislava Kireva Flag of Bulgaria.svg NSA Sofia
FW Velina Koshuleva Flag of Bulgaria.svg NSA Sofia
FW Liliana Kostova Flag of Cyprus.svg Apollon Limassol


  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.

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