90s football legend Trifon Ivanov passes away, aged 50
Anyone who grew up watching the 1994 and 1998 World Cups will remember Trifon Ivanov.
The maverick Bulgarian defender stood out at those tournaments for his unique approach and distinctive appearance, which earned him the nickname 'The Bulgarian Wolf'.
We're sad to announced that Ivanov has passed away from a heart attack at the age of just 50.
Tributes have been pouring out for the former centre-back, who played in countries including Spain, Austria and Switzerland during a distinctive career.
He will be best known for his involvement in Bulgaria's remarkable run to the semi-finals of the 1994 World Cup, where they eventually lost to a Roberto Baggio-inspired Italy.
Oh, and he could be handy going forward too.
RIP Legend! 😞🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/118CzwXZL5
— Stiliyan Petrov (@StanPetrov19) February 13, 2016
Sad news about Trifon Ivanov. Amazed and terrified me in equal measure during USA 94. RIP.
— Wayne Farry (@waynefarry) February 13, 2016
Bulgaria legend Trifon Ivanov has died of a heart attack at the age of 50. RIP, Tunyo, and thanks for the glorious memories.
— Stoyan Georgiev (@UEFAcomStoyanG) February 13, 2016