During an eight-year spell in England, Berbatov shone as a languid artist amid the mayhem of the Premier League, and he quite clearly loved scoring a hat-full of goals.
Last week he captioned an Instagram video of some of his finest strikes by saying: “Football is about the team, the passion, tactics, tackles, team spirit, and so much more, but most important are the goals.
“Without them football is not complete! And if you manage to score beautiful goals, goals that kids want to imitate and people remember, then you are making football also about art! And not many players can do that!”
And then he followed that up with three posts in which he commentates on some of his goals for Monaco, Tottenham and Manchester United, often getting a bit carried away and swearing at his own genius.
Each Instagram video contains two or three goals, so make sure you watch them all. We love him.
This will get you thinking more than you expect.
Gerrard’s 38 seconds against Man Utd were great.
None of these have won a full cap yet,
One of football’s enigmas.
If Héctor Bellerín can get on it, so can these.
“Jadon was fearless on the pitch.”
Featuring one player going for CL glory.
Featuring some impressive names.
Would you go this far to show you love your club?
Jonathan Franks can’t get much further north.