Emil Gargorov

Emil Gargorov (Bulgarian: Емил Гъргоров; born 15 February 1981) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder.

Emil Gargorov
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Personal information
Full name Emil Nikolaev Gargorov
Date of birth (1981-02-15) 15 February 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1990–1999 Lokomotiv Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Lokomotiv Sofia 66 (13)
2002–2006 CSKA Sofia 92 (49)
2006–2010 Strasbourg 51 (6)
2008CSKA Sofia (loan) 13 (0)
2010 Universitatea Craiova 13 (1)
2011 CSKA Sofia 12 (2)
2011–2013 Ludogorets Razgrad 48 (19)
2013–2014 CSKA Sofia 38 (9)
2014 Shijiazhuang Yongchang 12 (3)
2015 Lokomotiv Sofia 12 (3)
2015–2016 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 19 (3)
2016 Beroe Stara Zagora 2 (0)
2017–2018 CSKA 1948 19 (13)
2019–2020 Vitosha Bistritsa 26 (8)
National team
2001–2014 Bulgaria 22 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2020

CareerEdit

Born in Sofia, Gargorov came through the youth system at Lokomotiv Sofia. He made his first-team debut in a 2–0 away loss against Shumen at Panayot Volov Stadium on 10 April 1999.[2]

In 2002, he signed with CSKA Sofia, for which he played 121 games and scored 57 goals. On 26 July 2006, he signed for RC Strasbourg.[3] For the first half of 2008, from January to June, he was sent on loan back to CSKA Sofia. On 17 June 2010, Gargorov signed the Romanian team FC Universitatea Craiova. In the winter transfer window of 2011, he was released from the Romanian side and was signed by his former club CSKA Sofia. However, on 1 June 2011, Gargorov relocated to Razgrad, to sign with newly promoted Ludogorets for two years. On 11 September 2011, Gargorov netted a hat-trick in the 6–0 home win against Slavia Sofia in an A PFG match. He parted ways with the team from Razgrad in the summer of 2013.[4]

On 13 July 2014, Gargorov transferred to China League One side Shijiazhuang Yongchang.[5]

On 15 September 2017, Gargorov signed with Third League club CSKA 1948.[6] In February 2019, he joined Vitosha Bistritsa. Gargorov received his first red card on 23 September 2019, in the 0:1 away loss against Etar Veliko Tarnovo.[7]

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 November 2004 Osman Ahmed Osman Stadium, Cairo   Egypt 1–1 1–1 Friendly
2. 22 March 2013 Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia   Malta 4–0 6–0 World Cup 2014 qualifying
3. 10 September 2013 Ta' Qali Stadium, Attard   Malta 2–0 2–1 World Cup 2014 qualifying

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

CSKA Sofia
Ludogorets Razgrad

IndividualEdit

Razgrad sportsman of the year (2): 2011, 2012[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Профил на Емил Николаев Гъргоров" (in Bulgarian). fpleague.bg. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Витоша - Етър премина под знака на Емил Гъргоров" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 16 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Емил Гъргоров представен в Страсбург, халфът може да дебютира още в първия кръг срещу "Дижон". topsport.bg. 27 July 2006. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Четирима се разделиха с клуба" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net. 2013-06-12. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  5. ^ 石家庄永昌官方宣布保加利亚国脚加盟 at sina.com 2014-07-13 Retrieved 2014-07-25
  6. ^ "Ръководството на ЦСКА 1948: Емил Гъргоров официално е при нас!" (in Bulgarian). cska1948.bg. 15 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Тежко наказание за Бадема" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Избраха Светльо Дяков за "Спортист на годината" на Разград, футболист е победител за трети път в тази класация" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2014-12-10.

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