The captain of the Bulgarian team ,Nikolay Ivanov, is both one of
the nationís best players along with being one of its
most experienced players.
Only 192cm tall the 32-year-old started his career as a
spiker with the Bulgarian club CSKA but soon developed
into one of the best passers in the country. His sound
defensive skills and lethal attacking arm have been
Bulgaria throughout his team with the team which
included 15 games at the World Championship and six at
the Olympic Games.
Ivanov now plays for the Turkish club Arcelik and with
his experience on the national and international stage
he is one of the genuine leaders in the Bulgarian side.
having fallen off the pace a little in recent years
compared to its glory days of the '70s and '80s, Ivanov
is one who can and has the aim to lead this Bulgarian
side back into some form starting with some good results
during the 2004 World League.