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Stoycho Stoilov

Personal information
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11.6 in)
Playing positionMidfielder

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Stoycho Stoilov ( ) (born October 15, 1971 in Blagoevgrad) is a retired Bulgarian football midfielder. He is currently employed as the technical director of Litex Lovech.

In his career Stoilov played for Pirin Blagoevgrad, CSKA Sofia, Dobrudzha Dobrich and Litex Lovech. Stoilov also had a spell with 1. FC Nuremberg in the German Fußball-Bundesliga.

He was in the Bulgarian squad at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, although he did not play in any games.

On 14 November 2002, Stoilov (who was at the time the captain of Litex Lovech and was suffering from a broken foot, sustained after a challenge in a game against CSKA Sofia) was seriously wounded after being shot by former army serviceman Simeon Mechev, following a traffic dispute. Stoilov managed to recover after extensive treatment, but the incident effectively spelt the end of his playing career. The culprit was originally to spend 10 years in prison, but his sentence was eventually reduced to 6 years.

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