The most successful and famous Bulgarian football player of all time – Hristo Stoichkov arrives in Pazardzhik! The winner of the “Golden Ball” for 1994 will be a special guest of our city on September 23 (Friday), when he will participate in several events, one of which is the presentation of his official biography “Hristo Stoichkov – The Story”, written in co-authorship with journalist Vladimir Pamukov.
From 11:00 a.m. on Konstantin Velichkov Square, Hristo Stoichkov will be the official guest at the “Honorary Torchbearer of Peace” awarding ceremony, established by the Peace Run. The event is organized by the Municipality of Pazardzhik, the “Run for Peace” organization and the “Touch the Rainbow” Association.
The ceremony will also be attended by our Olympic champions Ivet Goranova (karate) and Madeleine Radukanova (artistic gymnastics), as well as numerous ambassadors, consuls, other diplomats in Bulgaria, as well as the national guard unit. The host is the mayor of Pazardzhik Todor Popov.
After the official award ceremony, there will be a tour of the innovative international project launched by Pazardzhik Municipality – “Garden of the World” in Freedom Island Park. This will be the largest area in the Balkans with plant species from Bulgaria, Europe, and the world. Mayor Todor Popov will present the project and together with Hristo Stoichkov will break ground on a special corner that Kamata will have in the Gardens. Various Bulgarian plant species selected by the legendary football player will be planted in it.
From 4:30 p.m., the iconic No. 8 will meet admirers and fans in the Vasil Levski sports hall, where he will sign autographs and take photos.
All those interested will have the opportunity to buy the biography “Hristo Stoichkov – The History” at a preferential price for two days – on September 22 (Thursday) in front of the Regional History Museum, as well as the next day (September 23) in the “Vasil Levski” hall.
Everyone who bought the book of the Modern Left will have priority for a photo and an autograph at the meeting on September 23 in the sports hall, the organizers from the Pazardzhik municipality report.