20 Famous People from Bulgaria

Can you name 20 famous people from Bulgaria?
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Last updated: April 8, 2021
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Tennis player whose career-high singles ranking is world No.3, which he achieved in 2017 after winning the ATP Finals.
Grigor Dimitrov
Widely considered the greatest Bulgarian footballer of all time. He received the Ballon d'Or in 1994.
Hristo Stoichkov
Canadian actress and model, born in Bulgaria. She played in "The Vampire Diaries."
Nina Dobrev
Female high jumper whose world record of 2.09 metres has stood since 1987.
Stefka Kostadinova
Chess grandmaster and former FIDE World Chess Champion.
Veselin Topalov
Revolutionary and poet, widely considered by Bulgarians to be a symbolic historical figure and national hero.
Hristo Botev
Revolutionary and national hero whose movement was to liberate Bulgaria from Ottoman rule.
Vasil Levski
Prime minister of Bulgaria since 2017.
Boyko Borisov
Female hurdling athlete who set four 100 m hurdles world records in 1986.
Yordanka Donkova
Tennis player whose sisters Magdalena and Katerina were also tennis players.
Manuela Maleeva
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Footballer who played for the Bulgarian national team 96 times, scoring a record 48 goals.
Hristo Bonev
Opera singer, one of the leading lirico-spinto sopranos of her generation, particularly associated with Verdi and Puccini.
Raina Kabaivanska
Patron saint and one of the most important saints in the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
Ivan Rilski
Mystic and clairvoyant who was blind since early childhood and many people believed she possessed paranormal abilities.
Baba Vanga
Politician, who had served as the last reigning Tsar of Bulgaria from 1943 to 1946, before later serving as Prime Minister of Bulgaria from 2001 to 2005.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Male opera singer, widely considered one of the greatest basses of the 20th century.
Boris Hristov
Female economist serving as chair and managing director of the International Monetary Fund since 2019.
Kristalina Georgieva
Arguably considered Bulgaria’s best narrator of country life.
Elin Pelin
A striker who captained the Bulgaria national team from 2006 to 2010, and is the country's all-time leading goalscorer.
Dimitar Berbatov
Singer who represented Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Beautiful Mess", finishing in 2nd place.
Kristian Kostov
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Level 57
Apr 8, 2021
You should add Kristian Kostov.
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Level 27
Apr 8, 2021
Added. Thanks.