Bulgaria women's national football team

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
Nickname(s)The Lionesses
The Tricolours
AssociationBulgarian Football Union
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSilviya Radulska
CaptainRadoslava Slavcheva
Home stadiumLovech Stadium
FIFA codeBUL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 79 (27 September 2019)[1]
Highest33 (December 2008)
Lowest79 (July 2019)
First international
Bulgaria 1–1 Spain
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 11 October 1987)
Biggest win
 Estonia 0–5 Bulgaria 
(Otopeni, Romania; 18 November 2006)
 Bulgaria 5–0 Luxembourg 
(Ta' Qali, Malta; 5 June 2009)
 Bulgaria 5–0 Georgia 
(Lovech, Bulgaria; 21 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
 France 14–0 Bulgaria 
(Le Mans, France; 28 November 2013)

Competition record

Albena Cup record

Year Rank
2008Champions

Balkan Cup record

Year Rank
2008Champions

World Cup record

Year Rank
1999Did not qualify
2003Did not enter
2007Did not enter
2011Did not qualify
2015Did not qualify
2019Did not enter

European Championship

Year Rank
1989Did not qualify
1991Did not qualify
1993Did not qualify
No Host 1995Did not qualify
1997Did not qualify
2001Did not enter
2005Did not enter
2009Did not qualify
2013Did not qualify
2017Did not enter
2021Did not enter

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Club
GKKorneliya Naydenova NSA Sofia
GKRoksana Shahanska NSA Sofia
DFZlatka Gaberova NSA Sofia
DFKristina Ivanova Olympia Sofia
DFVeselina Mahlelieva Sportika Blagoevgrad
DFPetya Petkova Beroe
DFKristina Petrunova Sportika Blagoevgrad
DFRadoslava Slavcheva Medyk Konin
DFTodora Todorova Olympia Sofia
DFNikoleta Voyskova NSA Sofia
MFIvanka Koleva WFC Ekomet
MFTsvetana Mancheva Beroe
MFLydia Nacheva Supersport Sofia
MFSilvia Radoyska NSA Sofia
MFDenitsa Semkova Olympia Sofia
MFStanislava Tsekova NSA Sofia
FWValentina Gospodinova NSA Sofia
FWNina Hristova Varna
FWBorislava Kireva NSA Sofia
FWVelina Koshuleva NSA Sofia
FWLiliana Kostova Apollon Limassol

References

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
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