He did it again. Inspiring the yellow-black part of Plovdiv (the colors of Botev Plovidiv), leading his teammates to a comeback when everything seemed to be against them (two goals down only five minutes into a game they were expected to lose; turmoil in club ownership and management)... But he did it!
He could easily be a star in a big European club, making big money in a big league. Got a transfer to the Bundesliga fairly early, as one of the brightest talents of his age at the time. Didn't get much playing time though, not least because he wasn't arsed to learn a tiny bit of German during his almost three-year stay at Mainz; his work ethics there were a question mark too. Germans do not like this, you know, They like hardworking horses, not lazy geniuses. Then, he kept refusing offers from the Bulgarian powerhouses and big Turkish teams, just to shine where he is the God, the only one who gives them Botevisti light and hope. The brightest star of the Bulgarian league since the times of Berbatov, who also left the league early but never returned. Tosho did, for the good of the fans and the league. What a sad and exciting one his story is, playing for a club that will probably stop paying salaries very soon, left by their politically appointed sponsor in the middle of an economic and political turmoil.
Here he is, in his best footballing age, in fine form, most likely taking a starting spot in a hopeless Bulgarian national team of today, and doing his magic again and again. He is our Riquelme... no better, our Todor. Watch your asses, Irish and Welsh biatches!
The free kick from the first video above was voted goal of the year in the Bulgarian league.
Too bad Tosho got a serious injury, which will keep him away from playing for the next 6-8 months He would have been a sure starter in the new NT manager's squad (fellow citizens and friends if anything).