BRIEF-Soccer-Berbatov wins record sixth Bulgarian award

SOFIA Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:28pm IST

SOFIA Jan 14 (Reuters) - 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 United 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.

(Reporting by Angel Krasimirov, editing by Tony Jimenez. To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

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