At the peak of his career, Dimitar is part of one of the strongest and most popular team in the world - "Manchester United", gracing with his finesse and class the most popular league - the English Premier League. Berbatov is a two-time English Premier League Champion 2008/2009-2010/2011 Community Shield winner 2010-2011 Football League Cup winner 2007/2008-2009/2010 Fifa Club World Champion 2008 Top goal scorer of EPL in 2010/2011 season, when the reds lifted their record 19th league tittle! PFA Team of the year: 2006/2007 - 2010/2011 He is all time leading goalscorer for the Bulgaria national team with 48 goals! Football Player of the Year in Bulgaria a record 7 times!
1981 Born in Blagoevgrad in sport family! His father Ivan is football player and his mother Margarita handball player!
1991 In school he trains athletics and football but in the end chooses football and starts to train in the famous Pirin Blagoevgrad football academy!
1998 Moved to Sofia to play in CSKA.
1999 Debuts for the national team of Bulgaria.
2001 Moves to Bayer (Leverkusen).
2002 Wins "Player of the year in Bulgaria” for the first time. Plays the first Champions League final - against Real Madrid (Madrid).
2004 Plays in the European Championship in Portugal with the national team of Bulgaria.
2006 Moves to Tottenham.
2008 Founded the Dimitar Berbatov Foundation.
2008 Makes a record transfer to Manchester United after two seasons at Spurs and a winning League Cup.
2009 Becomes Champion of England. He plays his second final in the Champions League.
2010 Scores a hat-trick for Man Utd against Liverpool! The first time since 64 years someone is scoring a hat-trick in the derby!
2010 Scores a record five goals against Blackburn! Wins "Player of the year in Bulgaria" for the record seventh time!
2011 Premier League champion for the Second Time. Wins golden boot for the top goalscorer of the EPL with 20 goals!
2012 Transfer to Fulham.
2014 Transfer to Monaco, where he wins the player of the year for the "Monegasque".
2015 Transfer to PAOK.
2017 Organises a grand charity football match in Sofia. Together with Luis Figo Foundation The All Stars Game in Bulgaria was a great success ! Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Patrice Evra, Garry Neville, Robbie Keane, Nemanja Vidic, David Trezeguet, Michel Soldado, Hristo Stoichkov and many more were part of the game and showed support for both foundations! Later that year Dimitar signs a short contract with the Indian "Kerala Blastars
2018 Publish his autobiography ”My Way"
Social engagement and interests
Dimitar used his popularity and abilities to participate in various charity initiatives and to help people in need. In 2006, he became UNICEF's goodwill ambassador. On April 7, 2008 he founded the Dimitar Berbatov Foundation with a mission to support talented Bulgarian children to develop their potential in the fields of arts, science and sports. In May 2012, "for his Foundation's remarkable work" was elected Ambassador of UNESCO
Annual Awards "The Successful Children of Bulgaria"
Since 2008 his foundation gives annually awards to the best children in fields of arts, science and sports. The first in Bulgaria and the most valuable annual awards for children from I to XII grade.
Charity match in Sofia
In June 2017, the Dimitar Berbatov Foundation organized an impressive charity match in Sofia between team of Dimitar Berbatov Foundation and a team of Luis Figo Foundation. Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Phil Neville, Robbie Keane, Hristo Stoichkov, Mitchell Salgado, Ivan Cordoba, Robert Pires, Christian Karembo, David Trezege, Predrag Mijatovic, participate in the match. The funds of this event as well as donations give the foundation the freedom to develop its established projects sustainably and to create new ones!
Berba is also an artist outside the field. He likes to draw! And he is been doing it for many ears! And now is time for his new artistic approach - the D9B brand designs.
• Berbatov's debut match for Manchester United in the Premier League is against Liverpool.
• His first goal for the Red Devils was against the Danish Aalborg in the Champions League. In this game he scored two goals
• Berba is the first ever player in the history of Manchester United since the Second World War, to score a hat trick against Liverpool.
• In 2010, Berbatov entered the history books of the Premier League as the first foreigner to score 5 goals in one match.
• In the 2010/2011 season he scored three hat-tricks - an achievement throughout the history of English football done only by Ruud van Nistelrooy and Alan Shearer.
• For the national team of Bulgaria, 18-year-old Dimitar debuted in a friendly game vs Greece. His first goal was against Chile.
• As a player of "Bayer" (Leverkusen) scored one of the most beautiful goals in his career - in a Champions League match against “Roma"!
• The most absurd ranking that includes it is that of the most famous smokers in the world. Dimitar was never a smoker.
• Learned to speak English by watching the Godfather!
• Likes to play Playstation!