"While they have twice reached the final in the last twenty years, Bulgaria entered this tournament as outsiders, their team having narrowly scraped into the final sixteen."
-- Ludo Bagman in the Daily Prophet, 2 July 2014 (Pm)
- Quidditch World Cup 1994 (GF8)
- The Bulgarian National side lost to Ireland (by 170 points to Bulgaria's 160) following an exciting and unusual Snitch capture by their Seeker Viktor Krum (GF8).
- The members of the 1994 team were: Dimitrov, Ivanova and Levski (Chasers); Viktor Krum (Seeker); Volkov and Vulchanov (Beaters); Zograf (Keeper) (GF8).
- Quidditch World Cup 2002 (Pm)
- Quidditch World Cup 2014 (Pm)
- With Viktor Krum coming out of retirement and playing as their Seeker, Bulgaria were tournament underdogs (Pm).
- Riding Firebolt Supreme brooms, they emerged victorious from a hard-fought final match against Brazil (Bulgaria 170, Brazil 60) (Pm).
- The members of the 2014 team were: Stoyanka Grozda, Bogomil Levski (whose father was in the 1994 team) and Nikola Vassileva (Chasers); Dimitar Draganov and Boris Vulchanov (whose father was also a member of the 1994 team) (Beaters); Viktor Krum (Seeker); Georgi Zdravko (Keeper) (Pm).
Notes and interesting facts:
- In a 2014 poll, the 1994 Bulgarian Beaters Volkov and Vulchanov were voted all-time best beater duo - ahead of the popular 2014 Japanese team Beaters Shingo and Hongo (Pm).
- Viktor Krum, who at 38 during the 2014 Quidditch World Cup was considered to be a bit old to still be playing professionally as a Seeker, stated that he wanted to "win the World Cup before I die" (Pm).
Although Bulgaria has participated in three Quidditch World Cups, there are no Quidditch or other wizarding sports teams listed on its Wikipedia entry (Wikipedia).
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