Dimitar Ivanov (footballer, born 1970)

Dimitar Vladev Ivanov (Bulgarian: Димитър Владев Иванов) (born 7 October 1970) is a former Bulgarian footballer and currently manager.

Dimitar Ivanov
Personal information
Full name Dimitar Vladev Ivanov
Date of birth (1970-10-07) 7 October 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Elhovo, Bulgaria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Tundzha Yagoda (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Elhovo ? (?)
1990–1991 Chirpan ? (?)
1991–1992 Rozova Dolina ? (?)
1992–1996 Chirpan ? (?)
1996–1997 CSKA Sofia 24 (4)
1998 Bucheon SK 3 (0)
1999 Qingdao ? ? (?)
1999–2000 CSKA Sofia 27 (14)
2002–2003 Botev Plovdiv ? (?)
2004–2006 Elhovo ? (?)
National team
Bulgaria 1 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Botev Plovdiv (assistant)
2004–2006 Elhovo (coach)
2008 Vihren (assistant)
2008–2009 Metalik Sopot
2009–2010 Sliven 2000 (youth team coach)
2010–2013 Tundzha Yambol
2017– Tundzha Yagoda
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Ivanov spent the majority of his career in Bulgaria, most notably having two spells with Bulgarian powerhouse CSKA Sofia. He is perhaps best known for scoring the fastest ever goal in The Eternal Derby, netting after 36 seconds in the 30 October 1999 match, helping the "redmen" to a 1:0 win.[1] In the late 1990s, Ivanov played for Jeju United then known as Bucheon SK in South Korean K League. A serious car accident essentially forced him to retire at the age of 30, though he did make a number of appearances for Botev Plovdiv and his hometown club Elhovo (in the latter case as a player-manager between 2004 and 2006).[2]

Coaching careerEdit

In August 2017, Ivanov was appointed as manager of Tundzha Yagoda.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Червеният октомври, "Левски" няма победа през новия век в 10-ия месец от годината, последната е с гол на Гонзо през 1997" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg (based on material from Tema sport). 22 October 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  2. ^ Drumchev, Philip (2 December 2011). ""От скрина": пастир спасява живота на най-бързия голмайстор във Вечното дерби" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Бивш нападател на ЦСКА е новият старши треньор на Тунджа-Ягода" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. 11 August 2017.

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