Boyko Borisov (Boyko Metodiev Borisov) . Born 13 June 1959. He is a Bulgarian politician who has been serving as the 50th Prime Minister of Bulgaria since 4 May 2017. He had previously held the post of Prime Minister on two separate occasions. From 2009 until 2013 and from 2014 until January 2017. He was also the Mayor of Sofia from 2005 to 2009.
Borisov occasionally plays as a forward for the football club FC Vitosha Bistritsa. In 2013, he became the oldest player ever to play for a Bulgarian professional club when he appeared for Vitosha in the B Group, the second division of Bulgarian football.
In early 2011 a number of think-tanks and analysts raised concern about the degradation of media freedom and transparency in Bulgaria. In 2011 reports surfaced that Borisov had paid cash to journalists .They would portray him favourably, and threatened journalists who criticized him as long ago as 2005. In 2012, Bulgaria was ranked as the worst-performing EU member in terms of media freedom. According to Freedom House, and ranked 80th internationally.