As an homage for his retirement, we go through some of the best moments in Dimitar Berbatov’s career and his exquisite touch.
Before the exquisite Dimitar Berbatov came into the scene, football could only remember Hristo Stoichkov from the modern era.
Although the former FC Barcelona striker was a little more successful than Berba, we still pick the recently retired striker over any other star from Bulgaria.
The way to explain this is very simple, Ronaldo.com prides itself for praising the most exquisite and talented players in history.
Despite Stoichkov’s raw talent to score goals, the skills that Dimitar Berbatov showed throughout his professional career are simply unmatched.
In fact, we place him right up there next to some of the most skilled players of all-time.
This man’s first touch was poetry in motion, there are many instances where we can highlight something incredible he did and you will instantly agree with our assessment.
This guy was a Premier League aficionado, he always loved playing in English football after he finished his spell at Bayer Leverkusen.
His journey started at Tottenham Hotspur, but Sir Alex Ferguson quickly saw his incredible quality and he didn’t hesitate to throw €35 million to the Spurs in order to sign this player.
The impact was almost overnight, Berbatov was a welcomed addition to an already star-studded Manchester United roster.
Real one retired today.
Berbatov was smooooooove.
When he did this to James Collins I made noises.
Magnificently effortless player 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽pic.twitter.com/Y4Lg5bbOam
— Ryan Conway (@RJConway92) September 19, 2019
Dimitar’s best years were as a Red Devil.
Even though he wasn’t able to win the UEFA Champions League during his time as a professional, we still believe that the best years Berbatov lived were at Manchester United.
In order to properly understand the type of quality this player had, we only have to go to three specific moments during his time as a Red Devil.
The first one came during his very first year, the only one he shared with Cristiano Ronaldo during the 2008-09 season.
It was a Premier League match against West Ham United at Old Trafford, and Berba received a pass by Anderson from United’s own ground.
The ball seemed like it would leave the final line of the pitch, but the Bulgarian striker managed to reach it and produced a ridiculous tidbit of skill before assisting Ronaldo.
We are talking about a self-pass movement that made everybody gasp at Old Trafford, they witnessed a moment of sheer brilliance from their recently arrived star.
This assist made all the headlines around the world, everybody got to enjoy this from Berbatov and he instantly became a fan favorite at United.
The man won the Premier League that season, and he also reached the UEFA Champions League final against FC Barcelona.
El día que Berbatov anotó 5 goles vs Blackburn pic.twitter.com/NBAGWmW1KR
— Sp_ | Manchester United (@Sp_ManUtd) September 19, 2019
After that incredible first introduction on his first season, Berbatov was called to become the ideal replacement for the Red Devils and the 2010-11 season was one of his best.
The man was truly unplayable during that period is time, but we have to talk about another two moments he lived in 2010.
Both of these performances came during that 2010-11 season, both of them were equally brilliant, and both of them happened at Old Trafford.
First, it was nine years ago yesterday when the Bulgarian striker scored an impressive five goals against Blackburn Rovers.
This is a feat that only Andy Cole, Alan Shearer, and Jermain Defoe did before him in the Premier League.
The other moment of brilliance for Berba came in November during the same season, where he scored a hat-trick in United’s thrilling 3-2 victory against Liverpool.
During that unforgettable match, Steven Gerrard scored a brace as well, but the goal that decided the match was a ridiculous overhead kick that Berbatov scored after an assist from Nani.
These moments we will share with you right here, are the reason we honor this exquisite player a day after he announced his official retirement from football.
Throwback to Dimitar Berbatov’s classic overhead kick vs Liverpool back in 2010. Unbelievable goal. pic.twitter.com/gkwdi1UpPU
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) February 23, 2019
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