World Football - Milanov is Bulgaria's youngest Footballer of Year

Litex Lovech's midfield dynamo Georgi Milanov was voted Bulgaria's Footballer of the Year on Thursday, becoming the youngest player to pick up the prestigious prize.

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The 20-year-old, who has already broken into the national team, has been in sparkling form this year and scored his first international goal in Bulgaria's 2-2 draw with Italy in the 2014 World Cup qualifier in September.

"It's a great honour for me," skilful Milanov, who netted 20 times in 93 league appearances for Litex, said during a ceremony in Sofia.

"First of all, I would like to thank my idol and my coach (at Litex) Hristo Stoichkov."

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