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Alexei Levski was a Bulgarian wizard who played as the Chaser for the Bulgarian National Quidditch team during the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.

During the 1996–1997 school year, Levski's Chocolate Frog Card could be won by beating Sally Birchgrove at a Quidditch challenge.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • In the books, this character is known only by his surname. His first name is given as "Alexei" on a Famous Wizard Card in the video game version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
  • Alternatively, a spoof article by Sports Illustrated about the Quidditch World Cup gives his first name as Jakob.
  • One of Bulgaria's most popular football teams is named after Vasil Levski, which creates additional allusions of Quidditch being the football counterpart of the wizarding community.
  • "Levski" was the nickname of Vasil Ivanov Kunchev - a Bulgarian revolutionary renowned as the national hero of Bulgaria. Dubbed the Apostle of Freedom, Levski ideologised and strategised a revolutionary movement toliberate Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. He was sentenced to death and hanged in 1873.
  • Levski is not a typical surname in Bulgaria.

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