CSKA legend Boris Gaganelov died suddenly!


The legend of CSKA and Bulgarian football Boris Gaganelov died today at the age of 78!

The former captain of the “Army” left this world suddenly.

Boris Gaganelov – Maketo was born on October 7, 1941 in Petrich. In his childhood he trained wrestling, volleyball and athletics. He started playing football at the age of 15, and at 16 he was already part of the youth of Belasitsa (Petrich). Then he played for the first team, where he attracted the attention of CSKA (Sofia). As a soldier he was briefly sent to Pirin (Blagoevgrad). He played 1 match for the Eagles in Group B.

He has 350 matches and 2 goals in the championship for CSKA and 37 matches in the European tournaments. He is part of the team that faces Inter in the semifinals of the tournament for KESH in 1967.

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Gaganelov is a seven-time champion of Bulgaria (1961, 1962, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973) and a six-time winner of the Soviet Army Cup (1961, 1965, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974) with the Reds.

The defender has 51 games for the national team (1963-1970) and participated in two world championships – in 1966 in England and in 1970 in Mexico.

In 1965 he received the award “Honored Master of Sports”.

After ending his career in 1974, Gaganelov began working as a coach at CSKA’s school. In 1975 he was appointed assistant to Sergi Yotsov in the first team of the “Army”. He later worked as an assistant to Nikola Kovachev.

He was the coach of Shumen, Armeec (Sofia), assistant coach at CSKA (1993-1994) and assistant coach of the national team (1980-1982).

A tribute to his bright memory!

The team of BLIC offers sincere condolences to the family and relatives of Boris Gaganelov!

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