Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is one of the reliable goal scorers for the English football club. The former Bulgarian Footballer has played for many other elite football clubs in his professional football career like Tottenham Hotspurs, Bayer Leverkusen, and AS Monaco. The former legendary striker is also the top international goal scorer for his national football team. (As of February 2022) He played with the legendary footballers in his old playing days like Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, and Paul Scholes.
He could play excellently as an attacking midfielder in his prime playing days, but mainly as the striker/central forward. Berbatov has also made many appearances for his national football team after making his international football debut back in 1999. Berbatov has won many major trophies like the English premier league title and the FIFA Club World Cup playing for the Manchester United football club. This biography on former Manchester United’s Iconic former football player Dimitar Berbatov covers some of the important moments from his early life till date.
Dimitar Berbatov: Quick Facts
|Full name||Dimitar Ivanov Berbatov|
|Nickname||Also nicknamed as “The Ice Man” by his teammates in old playing days|
|Date of birth||30th January, 1981|
|Father’s name||Ivan Berbatov|
|Mother’s name||Margarita Berbatov|
|Siblings||One brother only|
|Brother’s/Sister’s name||Brother whose name is Asen Berbatov|
|Height||6.2 feet (1.89 m)|
|Weight||82 Kg (180 pounds)|
|Body measurement||Under Review|
|Body type||Athletic body|
|Eye color||Blue color|
|Hair color||Black color|
|Shoe size||Not available|
|Marital status||In a relationship[|
|Wife/girlfriend/ex-wife||Girlfriend whose name is Elena Shtilyanova|
|Children||Two daughters only|
|Children name||Daughter whose names are Dea Berbatov and Elia Berbatov|
|Net worth||Around 16 million dollars|
|Playing position||Striker, winger and central forward|
|Social media presence||Facebook, Instagram and Twitter|
|Source of Income||Club salary, performance bonuses, endorsement, and merchandise|
|Last Updated||March 2022|
Bulgarian international former footballer Dimitar Berbatov was born to their father Ian Berbatov and mother, Margarita Berbatov. Berbatov was born to a rich family in Bulgaria called Blagoevgrad. Berbatov’s father Ian was a former professional football player in his old playing days. Likewise, his mother was also a handball player for her national team. He also has one brother as his siblings apart from him in his family, Asen Berbatov.
He spent his significant time playing football with his brother and father while growing up. While he was a child, he was a fan of Italian professional football club Inter Milan. He initially played for the Pirin Blagoevgrad, a football club in his home country Bulgaria. He impressed his father’s former football club CSKA Sofia’s coach, which earned him a place in the club’s youth team. Later he joined the football academy of Bayer Leverkusen, where he also played 7 matches with the youth team.
Dimitar Berbatov Age, Height, Weight, and Body Measurement
The FIFA Club World Cup winner former Bulgarian striker was born on 30th January 1981, making him 41 years old now. (As per February 2021) He follows Christian as the religion and his Zodiac (horoscope) sign is Aquarius. He was also nicknamed “The Ice Man” by his teammates in his old football playing days. Berbatov has an athletic body and stands 6.2 feet tall. He has evenly matched weight as the Welsh manager weighs around 180 pounds (82 kilograms).
The English premier league winner, former Welsh Footballer, has blue color eyes and black colour hair. Berbatov takes very care of his body, training, and diet even though he is retired from professional football. Currently, we do not have any information on his body measurement and shoe size. We will try to update the information soon.
Dimitar Berbatov Salary and Net Worth
According to multiple sources, Dimitar Berbatov is worth around 16 million dollars. Berbatov has played for many richest football clubs in his professional football career like Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspurs, and Bayer Leverkusen. His net worth is due to the salary, bonuses, and other merchandise deals he made during his old playing days. Likewise, has made 78 appearances for his national football team after making his international football debut in 1999.
So, Berbatov has also earned a significant salary playing for his national team in the past. He was signed by the German football club Bayer Leverkusen at an early age where he earned a signing bonus and salary according to his contract. Berbatov played one season in the Indian Super League (ISL) with Kerela Blasters in around 1 million dollars. He averaged around 5 million dollars per season while he was playing for Manchester United football club. His career earnings and present net worth makes him one of the richest former Bulgarian football player.
Who is Dimitar Berbatov Girlfriend?
Dimitar Berbatov is one of the two children born to his parents. He is still unmarried, but he is in a relationship with a woman he had known for a long time. Her name is Elena Shtilyanova and she is also from Bulgaria. The couple have been dating for a long time.
They are also parents to two beautiful daughters, Dea Berbatov and Elia Berbatov. The former Bayer Leverkusen striker maintains his body with daily exercises and self-training. Dimitar Berbatov is considered one of the iconic players in English premier league history, earning him huge followings on his social media.
Style of Play and Playing Position
The English premier league Golden Boot winner former striker Dimitar Berbatov is one of the legendary footballers to play for his national football team. His consistency, precise finishing and agility in his old playing days makes him one of the best former striker.
Berbatov was an excellent finisher inside the box, which also helped him play in the three Champions’ league finals in his football career. Berbatov has won several major trophies like the English premier league title and the FIFA Club World Cup while playing for Manchester United. He has played mostly as the striker and sometimes as the winger in his professional football career. Berbatov is famous as an agile and brilliant finisher in football.
Dimitar Berbatov International career and goals
The Bulgarian former international Footballer is also the top international goal scorer for his national football team. He made his international debut in November 1999 against Greece national football team. Since then the former striker played 78 matches for his country and also scored 48 goals in the meantime.
Dimitar Berbatov ISL (Indian Super League)
In 2016, Berbatov was without a club after his contract expired with PAOK FC. He accepted a chance to play in the Indian Super League, a professional football league in India. Berbatov played with the Indian professional football club called Kerela Blasters. He played 9 matches for his team and scored one goal.
Dimitar Berbatov Instagram
Dimitar Berbatov is also quite active on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Facebook. He posts pictures of his vacations in different places with his children and girlfriend. His followers on different Social media accounts are as follows:
Facebook: 2.2 million followers
Instagram: 741k followers
Twitter: 1363 followers
Dimitar Berbatov FIFA 22 Rating
Bulgarian international former striker Dimitar Berbatov is a retired professional footballer. Berbatov does not have a player rating in FIFA 22 as he is not playing for any club or the country anymore. However, FIFA may release a prime icon card for the him in the future but we are not sure about it. The FIFA 22 game also has a prime icon cards for his former teammates like Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs.
- Dimitar Berbatov initially played for the Pirin Blagoevgrad, a football club in his home country Bulgaria.
- He impressed his father’s former football club CSKA Sofia’s coach, which earned him a place in the club’s youth team.
- Later the Bulgarian joined the football academy of Bayer Leverkusen, where he also played 7 matches with the youth team.
Professional Career and Stats (Playing from 2001-2018)
- Dimitar Berbatov played 154 matches for the German football club Bayer Leverkusen where he also scored 69 goals.
- He played 70 matches for the English football club Tottenham Hotspurs and scored 27 goals for his team.
- Berbatov was transferred to Manchester United in 2008, where he scored 48 goals in 108 total club appearances.
- The Bulgarian former striker was transferred to Fulham in 2012, where he scored 19 goals in 51 matches for the English club.
- Berbatov played one season with the French football team AS Monaco, where he scored 13 goals in 38 total matches.
- He also played one season in the Indian Super League (ISL) with Kerela Blasters, where he managed to score a goal in 9 appearances.
- The former Bulgarian striker has played 78 matches for his national football team and scored 48 goals.
Trophies and Titles:
- Two times English premier league title winner with Manchester United
- FIFA Club World Cup winner with Manchester United
- FA Community Shield winner with Manchester United
- Football league Cup winner with Manchester United
- Football league Cup winner with Tottenham Hotspurs
- Bulgarian Cup winner with CSKA Sofia