Dimitar Dimitrov (football manager)

Dimitar Petrov Dimitrov (Bulgarian: Димитър Петров Димитров; born 9 June 1959), nicknamed Héro, is a Bulgarian professional football manager.

Dimitar Dimitrov
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Personal information
Full name Dimitar Petrov Dimitrov
Date of birth (1959-06-09) 9 June 1959 (age 62)
Place of birth Burgas, Bulgaria
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1981 Chernomorets Burgas 14 (0)
1981–1985 Akademik Sofia
Teams managed
1993–1997 Neftochimic Burgas
1997–1998 Litex Lovech
1998–1999 Bulgaria
1999–2000 Litex Lovech
2000 Levski Sofia
2000–2001 Velbazhd Kyustendil
2001–2003 Lokomotiv Plovdiv
2003–2004 Naftex Burgas
2004–2005 Al-Nassr
2006–2008 Chernomorets Burgas
2009 Amkar Perm
2009–2011 Al-Qadisiya
2011–2014 Chernomorets Burgas
2014 Botev Plovdiv (director of football)
2015–2017 Irtysh Pavlodar
2017–2018 Ludogorets Razgrad
2018–2019 Irtysh Pavlodar
2019–2021 Beroe
2021 Arda Kardzhali
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dimitrov represented hometown club Chernomorets Burgas as well Akademik Sofia before a serious injury forced his early retirement.[1]

He has managed Neftochimic Burgas,[1] Litex Lovech, the Bulgarian national team,[2] Levski Sofia, Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Chernomorets Burgas, Amkar Perm, Al-Qadisiya, and Irtysh Pavlodar.[3][4] Dimitrov is known for his fiery temper and animated manner of coaching.[5] His son, Viktor Dimitrov, has worked as assistant manager.[6]

HonoursEdit

CoachEdit

Neftochimic Burgas
Litex Lovech
Levski Sofia
Ludogorets

Career statisticsEdit

As of 21 April 2021
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Neftochimic Burgas 1 July 1994 30 June 1997 123 68 23 32 055.28
Litex Lovech 1 July 1997 13 September 1998 30 21 6 3 070.00
Bulgaria 13 September 1998 31 December 1999 11 3 3 5 027.27
Lovech 1 July 1999 31 December 1999 30 15 4 11 050.00
Levski Sofia 1 January 2000 30 June 2000 30 23 5 2 076.67
Velbazhd 1 July 2000 30 June 2001 28 19 4 5 067.86
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1 July 2001 30 June 2003 62 34 8 20 054.84
Naftex Burgas 1 July 2003 30 June 2004 30 9 8 13 030.00
Al-Nassr 1 July 2004 30 June 2005 22 7 7 8 031.82
Chernomorets Burgas 1 July 2006 14 December 2008 71 36 21 14 050.70
Amkar Perm 14 December 2008 1 September 2009 20 4 6 10 020.00
Al-Qadisiya Al Khubar 19 December 2009 30 May 2011 38 8 12 18 021.05
Chernomorets Burgas 30 May 2011 15 May 2014 98 44 19 35 044.90
Irtysh Pavlodar 1 June 2015 9 August 2017 76 33 19 24 043.42
Ludogorets 10 August 2017 6 June 2018 45 29 10 6 064.44
Irtysh Pavlodar 8 July 2018 28 April 2019 28 10 4 14 035.71
Beroe 24 October 2019 21 April 2021 46 21 7 18 045.65
Total 788 384 166 238 048.73

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Честит юбилей на Димитър Димитров". Bulgarian Football Union. 9 June 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Sporting Digest". The Independent. London. 12 November 1999. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Legendary Balakov Becomes Manager of Chernomorets". Novinite.com. 14 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  4. ^ http://www.footballdatabase.eu/football.joueurs.dimitar.dimitrov.60010.en.html
  5. ^ "На Димитър Димитров - Херо му върви срещу "Левски" с бургаски отбори, наставникът има пет пълни успеха над "сините"". topsport.bg. 24 February 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  6. ^ Yotova, Ralitsa (14 July 2018). "Виктор Димитров пред ТОПСПОРТ: Хърватия пише история, Белгия заслужава бронза повече от Англия". topsport.bg. Retrieved 14 July 2018.

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