May 30 2003

Balakov says goodbye: Children from the SOS Children's Villages join the party

Gala with 42,000 spectators in aid of SOS Children's Villages in Bulgaria

30/05/2003 - Gifted midfielder Krassimir Balakov gave prominent place to the SOS Children's Villages of his native Bulgaria at his farewell gala held at the Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium in Stuttgart/Germany on 29 May. The proceeds of the farewell match amounted to some 70,000 Euros.

Krassimir Balakov and HGFD managing director G. Willeit after 'Bala's' last match  - Photo: W. Kehl

SOS Children's Villages: close to 'Bala's' heart - Photo: W. Kehl