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Cyprus vs Bulgaria match report

Date, kick-off time:
Saturday, 14 December 1996, 16:00 (UTC+2:00)
National teams, score:
Cyprus
1-3
Bulgaria
Referee:
John Rowbotham, Kirkcaldy /
Scotland
Attendance, venue:
6 314, Tsirion Athletic Center, Limassol
Goals:
0-1 (23') Emil Kostadinov, 1-1 (29') Pambos Pittas, 1-2 (34') Krasimir Balakov, 1-3 (70') Ilian Iliev
Cyprus national football team line-up in match Nr.170
Managed by head coach Andreas Mihailidis
Player
Caps
Age
Club
18
25
AA Anorthosis, Famagusta
2
22
APOEL, Nicosia
7
22
AEK, Larnaca
63
30
AFC Apollon, Limassol
33
28
AA Anorthosis, Famagusta
33
31
APOEL, Nicosia
19
30
AC Omonoia, Nicosia
8
22
GA Iraklis, Thessaloniki
3
31
AA Anorthosis, Famagusta
46' Neofytos Larkou   89'
35
30
AEK, Larnaca
21
33
AA Anorthosis, Famagusta
30
30
APOEL, Nicosia
18
28
AC Omonoia, Nicosia
20
25
AC Omonoia, Nicosia
Bulgaria national football team line-up in match Nr.551
Managed by head coach Hristo Bonev
Player
Caps
Age
Club
101
33
Reading FC, Reading
6
26
FC Slavia, Sofia
14
22
FC Neftohimik, Burgas
78' Georgi Antonov  
4
26
FC Lokomotiv, Sofia
66
31
SK Rapid, Wien
40
26
Aberdeen FC, Aberdeen
8
27
Antalyaspor, Antalya
31
28
Sporting CP, Lisboa
59
29
Fenerbahçe SK, İstanbul
8
27
FC CSKA, Sofia
Georgi Donkov   61' 
6
26
VfL Bochum, Bochum
8
26
FC CSKA, Sofia
59
30
VfB Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Ilian Iliev   70'
7
28
SL Benfica, Lisboa
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
Cyprus
14
22.143
28.241
6
1
4
0
Bulgaria
14
29.786
28.054
13
3
4
0
Historical data sources
Η Σημερινή (Nicosia), №7587, 16 Dec 1996; Press and Information Office, Nicosia
Χαραυγή (Nicosia), №-, 16 Dec 1996; Press and Information Office, Nicosia
Comments

ivo r - posted on 12 January 2011 at 13:25:22

first goal is to hijack Krassimir Balakov

mircopolo7 - posted on 3 May 2013 at 14:14:42

First goal: Emil Kostadinov (23’) (link: )

Drazen Ladic - posted on 10 December 2017 at 19:42:21

Anyone knows why Mihaylov left the field only after 46 minutes? Until now he was a first goalie, but then he lost his place for younger Zdravkov.

db - posted on 2 December 2023 at 19:58:16

Attendance: 6314 (link: )
Cyprus vs Bulgaria post-match head-to-head
WP
0.0
P
6
W
0
D
0
L
6
GF
3
GA
18
GF/P
0.500
GA/P
3.000
Av attendance
8 574
WP - winning percentage, P - played, W - wins, D - draws, L - losses, GF - goals for, GA - goals against, Av - average
Cyprus national team matches
Previous match:
1998 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Cyprus vs Israel 2-0
Limassol, Sunday 10 November 1996
Next match:
Cyprus International Tournament 1997
Cyprus vs Latvia 2-0
Paralimni, Friday 14 February 1997
Bulgaria national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Thailand vs Bulgaria 0-4
Bangkok, Friday 8 November 1996
Next match:
Friendly International
Bulgaria vs Slovakia 0-1
Sofia, Tuesday 11 March 1997
Top Cyprus goal scorers
1. Andreas Sotiriou (1992 - 1994) - 8 goals
2. Pambos Pittas (1988 - 1996) - 7 goals
3. Marios Agathokleous (1994 - 1996) - 6 goals
4. Siniša Gogić (1994 - 1996) - 5 goals
(correct as of December 14, 1996)
Top Bulgaria goal scorers
1. Hristo Bonev (1968 - 1979) - 47 goals
2. Hristo Stoichkov (1988 - 1996) - 34 goals
... Emil Kostadinov (1988 - 1996) - 22 goals
... Krasimir Balakov (1992 - 1996) - 10 goals
... Ilian Iliev (1996) - 1 goal
(correct as of December 14, 1996)
Brief match report
Sat. 14 Dec 1996
Tsirion Athletic Center, Limassol
Cyprus 1-3 Bulgaria
Goals: Kostadinov 23, Pittas 29, Balakov 34, Iliev 70

Cyprus: Panayiotou, Aristokleous (Theodotou 61), Pittas (c), Dimitris Ioannou, Giorgos Hristodoulou, Andreou, Marios Hristodoulou, Stavrou (Larkou 46), Gogić, Giannos Ioannou (Xiouroupas 77), Malekkos. Managed by Mihailidis.
Booked: Andreou 55, Aristokleous 57, Malekkos 79, Larkou 89.

Bulgaria: Mihaylov (Zdravkov 46), Kishishev (Antonov 78), Ivanov, Tsvetanov, Ginchev, Yordanov, Kostadinov, Nankov, Donkov (Vidolov 61), Balakov, Iliev. Managed by Bonev.
Booked: Tsvetanov 6, Ivanov 63, Iliev 70, Ginchev 82.

Att: 6 314,
Ref: Rowbotham (Scotland)

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