Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov Wins Footballer of the Year Award

Oh dear.

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Bulgaria Prime Minister Boyko Borisov wants the country’s player-of-the-year poll annulling after he won ahead of Manchester United’s Dimitar Berbatov.

The 52-year-old, who plays occasionally as a striker for third division side Vitosha Bistritsa, collected 44% of the votes in the fans’ poll.

Borisov said: “It’s a protest vote.

“It is a signal that Bulgarian football needs reforms and a new policy. Organisers should annul the vote.”

The Bulgarian national team and domestic clubs were criticised by the country’s media and supporters after a series of poor results in European competition.

Bulgaria finished bottom of their Euro 2012 qualifying group with just five points from eight games – their worst performance in major tournament qualifying.


All is not well with Bulgarian football at present but that’s no excuse to award the footballer of the year award to the reigning Premier Minister, as funny as it may be.

Dimitar Berbatov finished second with 24% of the vote, mind you the Man United man has won the award seven times so perhaps it’s time someone else had a go.

Below is a clip of the Bulgarian PM in action.

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