The memorable Bulgarian Seeker Viktor Krum returned to the game of Quidditch in game six of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup between Bulgaria and New Zealand.
In a new article in the Daily Prophet on Pottermore, Ginny Potter (J.K. Rowling) chronicled 38 year-old Viktor Krum’s return to Quidditch following retirement. Readers last saw Krum in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire playing for Bulgaria in the 1994 Quidditch World Cup. He was also a Durmstrang student at Hogwarts, participating in the Triwizard Tournament.
From the article:
Twice runners-up in the last fifty years, the current Bulgarian side showed flashes of inspiration as they racked up an impressive score against the six-strong Kiwis. Two players – Levski and Vulchanov – had fathers on the 1994 side that introduced an eighteen-year-old Viktor Krum to the world. One of the headline stories of the current World Cup is, of course, Krum’s re-emergence from retirement. At thirty-eight he is the oldest player in the competition, and has faced stiff criticism for taking the place of a younger player on what some have called ‘sentimental’ grounds.
Visit Pottermore.com to find out how Krum and the rest of the Bulgarian team fared against New Zealand.
There are two more games in the first round of the Cup, and then the teams will move onto the semi finals. The winner of the Bulgaria – New Zealand game will face Norway in the semi final rounds.