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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.[1]

During the 1996–1997 school year, Levski's Chocolate Frog Card could be won by beating Sally Birchgrove at a Quidditch challenge.[2]

Etymology

Levski is a Bulgarian nickname-turned-surname of the freedom fighter Vasil Ivanov Kunchev, meaning "leonine" in reference to his athletic qualities and bravery. It is not used as a surname for other individuals.

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.

Appearances

Notes and references


Quidditch Positions
Golden-snitch-lrg
Keeper
Raul Almeida · Ralph Heidelberger · Jonny Nuhaka · Lev Zograf · Denison Frisby · Bastien Janvier · Hermann Wiel · Barry Ryan · Tamotsu Iwamoto · Darren O'Hare · Martin Helstrom · Oliver Wood · Sendelina de la Felino · Merwyn Finwick · Parkin · Grenouille · Kquewanda Bailey · Lenelle Paraison
Chaser
Alejandra Alonso · Fernando Diaz · Gonçalo Flores · Debbie Muntz · Gianni Fedele · Robert Green · Kenneth Hastings · Maria Monteith · Matthew Echunga · Unidentified Ballycastle Bats Chaser · Alexei Levski · Clara Ivanova · Vasily Dimitrov · Dragomir Gorgovitch · Avery Hawksworth · Edric Vosper · Keaton Flitney · Hildegarde Lafarge · Josephine Marat · Mathilde Mallard · Igor Brand · Kursten Blijk · Kurt Todt · Ginny Weasley · Wilda Griffiths · Moran · Mullet · Troy · Noriyuki Sato · Ryotaro Tanaka · Yoshihiro Suzuki · Alasdair Maddock · Fabius Watkins · Lorre Gustafson · Olaf Andersen · Peter Hansen · Ladislaw Zamojski · Catriona McCormack · Ana de Lebron · Carmen Garcia · Chavelle Arbelo Cartaya · Joscelind Wadcock · Petrova Porskoff · Parkin (Chaser I) · Parkin (Chaser II) · Parkin (Chaser III) · Gunhilda Kneen · Radulf · Otmar Frick · Willi Wenzel · Quentin Kowalski · Clairvius Hyppolite
Beater
Carlos Clodoaldo · Rafael Santos · Greg Ruczinski · Troy Duvall · Kelly Whakkaarangapawarau · Kylie Meadows · Finbar Quigley · Ivan Volkov · Pyotr Vulchanov · Joey Jenkins · Dawn Withey · Indira Choudry · Karl Broadmoor · Kevin Broadmoor · Alain Lacroix · Ninon Saucet · Elena Eldritch · Glockenspieler · Hesser · Katrina von Glockenspieler · Gwenog Jones · Connolly · Quigley · Minaka Hirakata · Keiko Takahashi · Asgard Pettersson · Asgeir Knutsen · Tiago Montoya · Vasco Santini · Parkin (Beater I) · Parkin (Beater II) · Ludo Bagman · Quintia Qarase · Narinder Singh · Ugga · Mercy Ojukwu · Aliko Okoye · Jean-Baptiste Bloncourt
Seeker
Tony Silva · Ariel Singleton · Maximus Brankovitch III · Gregory Cotton · Lucy Karoonda · Viktor Krum · Galvin Gudgeon · Blythe Parkin · Roderick Plumpton · Cybèle Peltier · Konrad Weiss · Josef Wronski · Glynnis Griffiths · Aidan Lynch · Shizuka Watanabe · Eunice Murray · Lennox Campbell · Tina Lundstrom · Benjy Williams · Dougal McBride · Inigo Fuente Marrero · Parkin · Joseph Snuka · Samuel Equiano · Bruno Bruunhart · Jacques Miskine · Darius Smackhammer · Shanice Higgins · Sylvian Jolicoeur · Luciano Volpi
Unknown Position
Arnold Vogler · Millie Gudabi · Goodwin Kneen · Dai Llewellyn · Gwenog
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