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Milanov becomes Bulgaria's youngest footballer of year

December 28, 2012 08:00 IST

Litex Lovech's midfield dynamo Georgi Milanov was voted Bulgaria's Footballer of the Year, becoming the youngest player to pick up the prestigious prize.

The 20-year-old, who has already broken into the national team, has been in sparkling form this year and scored his first international goal in Bulgaria's 2-2 draw with Italy in the 2014 World Cup qualifier in September.

"It's a great honour for me," skilful Milanov, who netted 20 times in 93 league appearances for Litex, said during a ceremony in Sofia. "First of all, I would like to thank my idol and my coach (at Litex) Hristo Stoichkov.

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