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Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov
Fulham info
Full name Dimitar Berbatov
Date of birth 30 Jan 1981
Place of birth    Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Height 6ft 2 1/2in (1.89m)
Playing position Striker
Current player? Incorrect
Number(s) worn 9 (2012-2014)
Debut West Ham (a) (1 Sept 2012)
Last Appearance Swansea (a) (28 Jan 2014)
First goal West Brom (h) (15 Sept 2012)
Last goal West Ham (h) (1 Jan 2014)
Joined from Man Utd, £4 million - 30 Aug 2012
Left for Monaco, Undisclosed - 31 Jan 2014
League apps (gls) 51 (19)
All apps (gls) 54 (20)
Other clubs Pirin Blagoevgrad (youth)
CSKA Sofia (1998-2001)
Bayer Leverkusen (2001-2006)
Tottenham (2006-2008)
Man Utd (2008-2012)
Monaco (2014-present)
International Bulgaria (1999-2010)
Apps (gls) 78 (48)

Dimitar Berbatov was a striker formerly of Fulham. He was signed in the summer transfer window of 2012 for £4 million from Manchester United in what was described by Martin Jol as "the biggest transfer in the club's history". A retired Bulgaria international, Berbatov is a well-known and established striker in England, having scored over 100 goals in all competitions for both Tottenham and Man Utd.

Before Fulham Edit

Fulham CareerEdit

Dimitar's signing was confirmed on 30 August 2012, and was at the time one of the biggest transfers in the club's history. It was a shock for most people in the footballing world to see him join the Cottagers, but he had chosen to re-unite with his former manager at Tottenham, Martin Jol in a reported £4 million fee.

His debut came just the following day, against West Ham in a disappointing 3-0 defeat as he came on in the second half and showed glimpses of his quality. Dimitar enjoyed a successful first season at the club, finishing top scorer and scoring many important and great goals. A brace away against Arsenal helped Fulham to a thrilling 3-3 draw in November 2012, a world class strike in a 1-0 victory over Stoke and a winning goal against his former club Tottenham (earning the club their first win at White Hart Lane in nearly a decade) earnt Berbatov Fulham's Player of the Year award.

In 2013-14, his second season at the club, Dimitar did not show his quality and goalscoring prowess enough, and as Fulham's performances went downhill, so did his. Although he still showed glimpses of class to remind the Fulham faithful what he is capable of, they were too few and far between. Many fans began to criticise his play, saying at times he was far too lazy and complacent. As the club began struggling at the foot of the table, many of his performances did nothing to improve the situation and had become noticeable since the departure of the man who brought him in, Martin Jol.

Rene Meulensteen had become manager in November 2013 but Dimitar's performances were not improving, and on deadline day in January 2014 he was transferred to Monaco after they chose to buy out the remainder of his contract at Fulham until the summer.

Fulham StatisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Season Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012-13 33 15 2 0 0 0 35 15
2013-14 18 4 0 0 1 1 19 5
Total 51 19 2 0 1 1 54 20

DisciplinaryEdit

Season Yellow card Red card
2012-13 2 0
2013-14 3 0
Total 5 0

Fulham MatchesEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12012-131 Sept 2012PREMWest HamAwayLost0-3Sub on 46'
22012-1315 Sept 2012PREMWest BromHomeWon3-0Soccerball 32', Soccerball 45+1' (pen)
32012-1322 Sept 2012PREMWiganAwayWon2-1
42012-1320 Oct 2012PREMAston VillaHomeWon1-0
52012-1327 Oct 2012PREMReadingAwayDrew3-3Soccerball 88'
62012-133 Nov 2012PREMEvertonHomeDrew2-2
72012-1310 Nov 2012PREMArsenalAwayDrew3-3Soccerball 29', Soccerball 67' (pen)
82012-1318 Nov 2012PREMSunderlandHomeLost1-3
92012-1324 Nov 2012PREMStokeAwayLost0-1
102012-1328 Nov 2012PREMChelseaAwayDrew0-0
112012-131 Dec 2012PREMTottenhamHomeLost0-3
122012-1310 Dec 2012PREMNewcastleHomeWon2-1
132012-1315 Dec 2012PREMQPRAwayLost1-2
142012-1322 Dec 2012PREMLiverpoolAwayLost0-4
152012-1326 Dec 2012PREMSouthamptonHomeDrew1-1Soccerball 8', Yellow card 9'
162012-1329 Dec 2012PREMSwanseaHomeLost1-2
172012-131 Jan 2013PREMWest BromAwayWon2-1Soccerball 39', Sub off 90+4'
182012-135 Jan 2013FACBlackpoolHomeDrew1-1
192012-1312 Jan 2013PREMWiganHomeDrew1-1
202012-1319 Jan 2013PREMMan CityAwayLost0-2
212012-1326 Jan 2013FACMan UtdAwayLost1-4
222012-1330 Jan 2013PREMWest HamHomeWon3-1Soccerball 10', Sub off 76'
232012-139 Feb 2013PREMNorwichAwayDrew0-0
242012-1323 Feb 2013PREMStokeHomeWon1-0Soccerball 45+2', Sub off 90+1'
252012-132 Mar 2013PREMSunderlandAwayDrew2-2Soccerball 16' (pen)
262012-1317 Mar 2013PREMTottenhamAwayWon1-0Soccerball 52'
272012-131 Apr 2013PREMQPRHomeWon3-2Soccerball 8' (pen), Soccerball 22'
282012-137 Apr 2013PREMNewcastleAwayLost0-1
292012-1313 Apr 2013PREMAston VillaAwayDrew1-1
302012-1317 Apr 2013PREMChelseaHomeLost0-3
312012-1320 Apr 2013PREMArsenalHomeLost0-1
322012-1327 Apr 2013PREMEvertonAwayLost0-1Sub off 30'
332012-134 May 2013PREMReadingHomeLost2-4
342012-1312 May 2013PREMLiverpoolHomeLost1-3Soccerball 33'
352012-1319 May 2013PREMSwanseaAwayWon3-0Soccerball 77', Sub off 87'
362013-1417 Aug 2013PREMSunderlandAwayWon1-0Yellow card 85'
372013-1424 Aug 2013PREMArsenalHomeLost1-3
382013-1431 Aug 2013PREMNewcastleAwayLost0-1
392013-1414 Sept 2013PREMWest BromHomeDrew1-1Sub off 77'
402013-1424 Sept 2013LCEvertonHomeWon2-1Soccerball 54'
412013-1428 Sept 2013PREMCardiffHomeLost1-2Yellow card 64'
422013-145 Oct 2013PREMStokeHomeWon1-0Sub off 66'
432013-1421 Oct 2013PREMCrystal PalaceAwayWon4-1Soccerball 50', Sub off 90'
442013-1426 Oct 2013PREMSouthamptonAwayLost0-2
452013-142 Nov 2013PREMMan UtdHomeLost1-3
462013-149 Nov 2013PREMLiverpoolAwayLost0-4Sub off 83'
472013-1423 Nov 2013PREMSwanseaHomeLost1-2
482013-144 Dec 2013PREMTottenhamHomeLost1-2
492013-148 Dec 2013PREMAston VillaHomeWon2-0Soccerball 30' (pen)
502013-1414 Dec 2013PREMEvertonAwayLost1-4Soccerball 67' (pen)
512013-141 Jan 2014PREMWest HamHomeWon2-1Soccerball 66', Yellow card 70'
522013-1411 Jan 2014PREMSunderlandHomeLost1-4
532013-1418 Jan 2014PREMArsenalAwayLost0-2
542013-1428 Jan 2014PREMSwanseaAwayLost0-2Sub off 83'

External links and referencesEdit

Fulham FC
2012-13 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Kelly 3. Riise 4. Senderos 5. Hangeland 6. Baird 7. Sidwell 8. Kasami 9. Berbatov 10. Petrić 11. Ruiz 12. Frimpong 13. Stockdale 14. Karagounis 15. Richardson 16. Duff 17. Briggs 18. Hughes 19. Diarra 20. Rodallega 21. Frei 22. Somogyi 24. Dejagah 25. Tavares / Manolev 27. Riether 28. Emanuelson 29. Davies 30. Dembélé 31. Kačaniklić 32. Halliche / David 33. Enoh 35. Bettinelli 36. Mesca 37. Burn 38. Etheridge 39. Trotta 40. Smith 41. Donegan 42. Banya 43. Tankovic 44. Grimmer
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Martin Jol
Fulham FC
2013-14 squad
1. Stekelenburg 3. Riise 4. Senderos / Heitinga 5. Hangeland 6. Kvist 7. Sidwell 8. Kasami 9. Berbatov / Diarra 10. Ruiz / Holtby 11. Kačaniklić 13. Stockdale 14. Karagounis 15. Richardson 16. Duff 17. Briggs 18. Hughes / Mitroglou 19. Taarabt / Tunnicliffe 20. Rodallega 21. Frei / Cole 22. Zverotić 23. Boateng 24. Dejagah 25. Woodrow 26. Roberts 27. Riether 28. Parker 29. Trotta 30. David 32. Dempsey 33. Burn 34. Plumain 35. Amorebieta 36. Mesca 37. Christensen 38. Etheridge 39. Bent 40. Bettinelli 41. Joronen 42. Banya 43. Tanković 44. Grimmer 45. Dembélé 46. Passley 47. Rodák 48. Norman 49. Pritchard 52. G Williams
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Jol / Flag of the Netherlands Meulensteen / Flag of Germany Magath