Dimitar Telkiyski

Dimitar Telkiyski (Bulgarian: Димитър Телкийски; born 5 May 1977 in Plovdiv) is a Bulgarian football manager and a former player. He is assistant manager of Oborishte. His nickname is Mecho (Bulgarian: Мечо) or 'Teddybear', was given to him by the Botev Plovdiv supporters.

Dimitar Telkiyski
Personal information
Full name Dimitar Nikolaev Telkiyski
Date of birth (1977-05-05) 5 May 1977 (age 44)
Place of birth Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1990–1995 Botev Plovdiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Botev Plovdiv 62 (16)
1996Chirpan (loan) 17 (3)
1999–2008 Levski Sofia 199 (57)
2008–2009 Hapoel Tel Aviv 49 (8)
2009 Amkar Perm 4 (0)
2009–2010 Levski Sofia 15 (0)
2010–2011 Hapoel Ramat Gan 22 (5)
2011 Lokomotiv Sofia 7 (1)
2012 Chernomorets Burgas 4 (0)
2012–2013 Lokomotiv Sofia 15 (1)
Total 394 (91)
National team
2004–2009 Bulgaria 22 (3)
Teams managed
2016–2017 PFC Levski Sofia (U19 coach)
2017–2019 Oborishte (assistant)
2019–2020 PFC Levski Sofia (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Botev PlovdivEdit

Telkiyski developed his abilities in Botev Plovdiv's Youth Academy between 1990 and 1996. After that, he played three years for the seniors.

Levski SofiaEdit

He joined Levski in 1999 and won three consecutive titles. However, at this time he was used mainly as a substitute. He became a first team regular in 2003. In May 2006, Telkiyski won the Bulgarian championship with Levski for the fourth time. With Levski Sofia he reached 1/4 finals of UEFA Cup in 2005–06. Next season, Levski Sofia with Telkiyski, reached the group-stage of UEFA Champions League, becoming the first Bulgarian team that reached the groups.

Hapoel Tel AvivEdit

On 3 January 2008, Levski and Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. agreed on the transfers of Elin Topuzakov and Dimitar Telkiyski. The two players went to Israel. They signed their official contacts with Hapoel on 7 January 2007. Telkiyski chose to play with kit number 31. Both Topuzakov and Telkiyski made their debut for Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. on 12 January 2008 against Hapoel Kfar Saba. Hapoel Tel Aviv lost the match 2–1. Telkiyski scored his first goal for Hapoel against Maccabi Herzliya, in a 3–2 win. In 2008, he won the Fan's player of the year award with his teammate Elin Topuzakov.

Amkar PermEdit

On 18 July 2009, Telkiyski arrived in Perm, to join FC Amkar on an 18-month deal. On 9 August 2009, he made his debut for the Russian side in the 1:0 away defeat against CSKA Moscow, coming on as a substitute for Nikolai Zhilyaev in the 83rd minute.

Levski Sofia 2nd PeriodEdit

On 13 October 2009, Telkiyski returned to Bulgaria to sign a contract as a free agent with his former club Levski Sofia. He took the number 32. Mecho immediately started to help his team, assisting 3 goals for 4 matches.

Dimitar ended the season with 16 appearances and 6 assistances. After couple of bad games and results, Levski however achieved qualifying for UEFA Europa League becoming 3rd in the final ranking.

On 31 May 2010, Dimitar's contract was extended to summer of 2012. For the next 10/11 season, Dimitar changed his kit number to 8.

Hapoel Ramat GanEdit

On 10 August 2010, Telkiyski along with his teammate Elin Topuzakov went to Israel, to join Hapoel Ramat Gan.

Lokomotiv SofiaEdit

In October 2011 Telkiyski return to Bulgaria and sign with Lokomotiv Sofia but leaves it in early December, due to financial problems in the club.

Chernomorets BurgasEdit

On 21 December 2011, Telkiyski signed with Chernomorets Burgas.[1] He played only 4 games because heavy injury received on 21 March. And leaves the club in June, when his contract expired.

Lokomotiv SofiaEdit

In June 2012 Telkiyski returned to Lokomotiv Sofia.

International careerEdit

Telkiyski made his debut for the senior national team of his country on 17 November 2004, in the 0:0 draw with Azerbaijan in a friendly match.[2]

Playing styleEdit

Telkiyski plays as a winger or as a central midfielder. He is famous with his free-kicks and penalty kicks. His strong foot is the right one. Mecho is a fast player, who can dribble very well, which often makes him hard for marking. He makes a lot of assists.

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2006 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria   Slovenia 3–0 Win Euro 2008 Q.
2. 6 June 2009 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria   Republic of Ireland 1–1 Draw 2010 World Cup Q.
3. 5 September 2009 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria   Montenegro 4–1 Win 2010 World Cup Q.
Correct as of 13 January 2013[3]

Coaching careerEdit

In 2016–17, Telkiyski served as head coach of Levski Sofia's U19 team.[4]

On 9 June 2017, Telkiyski was appointed as assistant manager of Second League club Oborishte Panagyurishte.[5]



  1. ^ "Dimitar Telkiyski signs with Chernomorets". Chernomoretz.bg. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Dimitar Telkiyski profile". Bulgarian national football team website. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  3. ^ Football PLAYER: Dimitar Telkiyski
  4. ^ "PFC Levski Sofia 2016-17 UEFA Youth League squad". UEFA. 26 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Чиликов начело на Панагюрище, Телкийски му помага" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 9 June 2017.

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