About Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov was born on 30 January 1981 in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. He plays as a striker for Greek club PAOK, who he joined in 2015. Berbatov retired from the Bulgarian national team in 2010 as the country’s all-time leading goalscorer with 48 goals. Known for his outrageous first-touch and tendency to score audacious goals, one would be hard-pressed to find a player with more panache than Dimitar Berbatov
Berbatov’s youth career began at local side Pirin, where he scored 77 goals for their reserves before he joined his father’s former club, CSKA Sofia. He made his professional debut in 1998 at the age of 18 and helped Sofia win the 1999 Bulgarian Cup.
Midway through the 2000-01 season, Berbatov signed for Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of €1.3 million. He spent over five seasons with the club, scoring 91 goals in 201 appearances. In his final season with the club, Berbatov was named Bayer Leverkusen Player of the Season.
On 1 July 2006, Berbatov signed for Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of €16 million. In his first season with Spurs, Berbatov scored 23 goals, was awarded the club’s Player of the Season and was named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year. The following season, Berbatov scored another 23 goals and helped Spurs win the 2008 League Cup.
Berbatov signed for Manchester United on 1 September 2008, for a fee of £30.75 million. In his four seasons with the club, Berbatov scored 56 goals, won two Premier League titles, the League Cup, two Community Shields and the FIFA Club World Cup. In the 2010-11 season, Berbatov was again named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year and won the divison’s Golden Boot award, which he jointly shared with Carlos Tevez.
On 31 August 2012, Berbatov signed for Fulham for an undisclosed fee. He scored 20 goals in his two seasons with the Cottagers, winning the club’s Player of the Season away for the 2012-13 season.
In 2014, Berbatov joined AS Monaco, where he spent two seasons before joining PAOK.
Berbatov made his Bulgaria debut in 1999 and captained the side from 2006-2010, when he retired from international football.