Berbatov wins record sixth Bulgarian award

SOFIA - Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has been named Bulgaria's Footballer of the Year for a record sixth time, the national football union (BFU) said on Thursday.

The 28-year-old Bulgaria captain eclipses Hristo Stoichkov who picked up the prize five times between 1989-94.

Berbatov, who won the Premier League title and reached the Champions League final with the Red Devils in 2009, claimed 218 points in a poll of sports journalists.

Aston Villa captain Stilian Petrov was a close second with 211 points and Terek Grozny midfielder Blagoy Georgiev came third on 103.