Bio
Bogdan Dotchev
Born: 1935-06-26
Intl. since: 1978-01-01
Hometown: Varna
Country: Bulgaria
Speaks: Bulgarian
Occupation:
Hobbies:

Times were different in the 1980's. Not only was Bogdan Dotchev 50 when he officiated in the 1986 World Cup, referees were also lines man in matches of other referees. And as a lines man Dotchev saw Maradona score with his hand. Did he?

camels

In 2007 he spoke out about it in "The Sun" (well...): the goal should have never been allowed. The referee of that match (Argentina - England), the Tunisian Ali Bennaceur, was "an idiot more fit to herd camels in the desert than to take charge of World Cup games".

Dotchev said that the rules were different then and that a lines man couldn't overrule a referee (apparently this is not true).

years

Dotchev was a FIFA referee from 1977 till the end of 1986. He has been a bigot for much longer.

Statistics
Statistics for BOGDAN DOTCHEV
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 9 1 10
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 6 5 11
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 1 1
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.35 0.04 0.19
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.23 0.19 0.21
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.04 0.02

Based on 26 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR BOGDAN DOTCHEV
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 1986
group stageParaguayBelgium1986-06-112 - 2 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1985 - 1986
1st roundFeyenoordSporting1985-10-012 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1984 - 1985
1/4 finalsAustria WienLiverpool1985-03-061 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1986 qualifiers - Europe
CyprusNetherlands1984-12-230 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1984 - 1985
3rd roundManchester UnitedDundee United1984-11-282 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1984 - 1985
1st roundHajdukDinamo Moskva1984-10-032 - 5 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
friendly
RomaniaIsrael1984-04-110 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Germany DRSweden1978-04-040 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1983 - 1984
1/4 finalsRapid WienDundee United1984-03-072 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1982 - 1983
final (1st leg)AnderlechtBenfica1983-05-041 - 0 2 (1-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundNapoliKaiserslautern1982-10-201 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundAEKKöln FC1982-09-143 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1982 - 1983
1/2 finalsReal MadridAustria Wien1983-04-203 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsPSGWaterschei Thor1983-03-022 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1984 qualifiers
CyprusItaly1983-02-121 - 1 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1982
group stageItalyCameroon1982-06-231 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1981 - 1982
1/4 finalsRadnicki NisDundee United1982-03-173 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundNeuchâtel XamaxSporting1981-12-091 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundAris ThessalonikiLokeren1981-10-201 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1981 - 1982
1st roundTrabzonsporDynamo Kyiv1981-09-301 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1980 - 1981
3rd roundEintracht FrankfurtSochaux1980-11-264 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundGrasshopperPorto1980-11-053 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundMagdeburg SCMoss FK1980-09-172 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1979 - 1980
2nd roundRijekaLokomotive Kosice1979-11-073 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1979 - 1980
1st roundAris ThessalonikiBenfica1979-09-193 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Balkan Cup
YugolsaviaGreece1978-11-154 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)