Former national Ivan Ivanov ended his racing career at the age of 32. In recent seasons, the central defender was haunted by numerous injuries, and announced his decision on the social network Instagram.
Ivanov is the №1 Footballer of Bulgaria for 2013. Then he became the first defender after Trifon Ivanov (1996), who won the most significant individual award.
“No need for many words. Everyone who played this game knows how hard such a decision is made. Thank you for the adventure. Wonderful moments, exciting stories, devilish thrill, unprecedented sweat, healthy battles. Tears of joy and disappointment. In a nutshell” KING FOOTBALL “❤
P.S. We will see each other on the other side of the sideline, “Ivanov wrote, alluding to a coaching career.”
Russia, as the former defender is already known, rose with the CSKA team, and then went through many foreign teams – Alania (Vladikavkaz), Partizan (Belgrade), Basel, Panathinaikos (Athens) and Arsenal (Tula).
He became a champion in Bulgaria, Serbia and Switzerland. There are 40 games and 3 goals for the national team.