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Lev Zograf was a Bulgarian wizard and the Keeper for the Bulgarian National Quidditch team during the 1994 Quidditch World Cup. He played in the final, in which he gave away a penalty for cobbing Ireland's Chaser, Mullet and ended up conceding a total of seventeen goals.
Behind the scenes
- This character is known only by his surname in the books. His first name is given as "Lev" on a Famous Wizard Card in the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
The name "Lev" means "lion" in Russian, functioning as a vernacular form of Leo. This was the real Russian name of both author Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) and revolutionary Leon Trotsky (1879-1940). In Hebrew the name means "heart".
Lev Yashin (1929 - 1990) is a Russian goalkeeper widely believed to have been the best goalkeeper in the history of football. The Lev Yashin Award is awarded to the best goalkeeper in each World Cup.
A zograf is a person who paints churches (from Greek "zografos"). Several Bulgarians in this walk of life were given this nickname-turned-surname in recognition to their work.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)