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Emil Kostadinov

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Full nameEmil Lubtchov Kostadinov
Date of birthAugust 12, 1967(age 49)
Place of birthSofia, Bulgaria
Height0 m ( ft in)
Playing positionStriker, winger (retired)

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Emil Lubtchov Kostadinov ( ) (born August 12, 1967 in Sofia) is a former Bulgarian football striker, former member of the Bulgaria national team for which he played in two World Cups. He shares his birthdate with another legendary Bulgarian footballer Dimitar Nikolov Yakimov (Bulgarian: Димитър Якимов) (born August 12, 1941). Kostadinov gained international prominence after scoring two goals in the last matchday of the European 1994 World Cup qualification, against the French national team. His second goal of the match, scored in the very last second of regular time, qualified Bulgaria to the World Cup finals at the expense of France.

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