The former Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) president and Bulgarian national team captain Dimitar Largov has passed away at the age of 84.
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Dimitar Largov was elected as BFU president in 1991 and held the position for two years.
Sofia-born Largov began his playing career at Septemvri Sofia in 1953 before he joined Slavia Sofia a year later. The midfielder spent 12 years with Slavia, scoring 28 goals in more than 200 matches and winning the domestic cup three times.
Largov made his debut for Bulgaria’s national team in 1959, going on to win 24 caps over the next seven years and scoring three times. His finest moment came in December 1965, when he captained his country in the FIFA World Cup playoff against Belgium in Florence. Bulgaria won the game 2-1 and qualified for the finals in England the following summer, in which Largov featured in one match.
He served as Slavia’s president from 1984 to 1989.