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"....slick defence from Draganov and Vulchanov has so far prevented them from scoring."
-- Ginny Weasley's live commentary for the Daily Prophet, 11 July 2014 (Pm)

Dimitar Draganov

Quidditch player, Beater for the Bulgarian National Team (2014).

Draganov and Boris  Vulchanov, the two beaters for Bulgaria at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup 2014, were considered "competent" but with "great physical courage" (Pm).

The team won their first two matches against New Zealand and Norway. The semi-final was a hard fought battle against a talented Japanese side, which Bulgaria won by 610 points to 460 (Pm).

Beating Brazil in a thrilling final match (by 170 points to 60), Bulgaria were the winners of the tournament. The Beaters used strong defensive tactics to prevent Brazil's Chasers from running up the score (Pm).

Other canon notes and references

Since Viktor Krum, born 1976, was the oldest player at the tournament (Pm), Draganov must have been born after 1976.

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Etymology

Dimitar (Bulgarian: Димитър) comes from Latin name Demetrius via Greek Δημητριος (Demetrios). It is a reference to the Greek goddess Demeter (δα (da) "earth" and μητηρ (meter) "mother") (Behind the Name).
Draganov is a Slavic name meaning "son of Dragan". Dragan derives from Slavic dragu meaning "precious" (Behind the Name).

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup

Screenshots of the Daily Prophet's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup: http://imgur.com/a/AXutv

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