Skis for Stoichkov's birthday, he will test them with Alberto Tomba himself

Hristo Stoichkov received skis for his birthday. Today he turned 58. "Kamata" (as his nickname is - "The Dagger" for his on-field temper - editor's note) celebrated his birthday in Bansko, where he is an official guest of the Alpine Skiing World Cup this year (February 10-11), but before that, he presented his autobiographical book at Banderishka Polyana.

The gift was from the president of the Bulgarian Ski Federation Tseko Minev. The "dagger" returned the gesture with a copy of the Golden Ball.

"This is for everything you have done for Bulgarian sport. And I will not forget how you proposed me as an honorary citizen of Bansko, declared Itso and promised to try out the new skis tomorrow in the company of legends Alberto Tomba and Mark Girardelli.

Our best alpine skier Albert Popov presented Kamata with an autographed hat.

"I am sure that you will have the best race of your career - encouraged Stoichkov. - I'll be watching you and keeping my fingers crossed." On Sunday, Abby will start in the slalom.

The legendary football player also received a cake from Maya Hristoskova, executive director of Yulen, concessionaire of the ski area in Bansko. It was in the form of the Golden Ball.

Hundreds of children sang Happy Birthday to him as they waited to receive an autograph from the legendary footballer on his birthday in Bansko. Because of them, Stoichkov briefly interrupted the ceremony and went out for a joint photo.

For several hours, Stoichkov signed autographs, and the interested parties did not stop. People from the teams that made the World Cup came. There were also Spanish nationals who found out that the icon of Barcelona is in Bansko. /BGNES