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Galin Ivanov (footballer, born 1988)

Galin Ivanov (Bulgarian: Галин Иванов; born 15 April 1988) is a Bulgarian professional footballer, who plays as an attacking midfielder for Slavia Sofia and the Bulgarian national team.

Galin Ivanov
Galin ivanov 2013.jpg
Ivanov playing for Slavia in 2013
Personal information
Full name Galin Stefanov Ivanov
Date of birth (1988-04-15) 15 April 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Kazanlak, Bulgaria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midflelder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Slavia Sofia
Number 33
Youth career
0000–2000 Rozova Dolina
2000–2005 Trayana Stara Zagora
2006 Levski Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Levski Sofia 1 (0)
2006–2007 Beroe Stara Zagora 25 (1)
2008–2014 Slavia Sofia 128 (25)
2011Arminia Bielefeld (loan) 8 (0)
2012Litex Lovech (loan) 22 (5)
2014 Khazar Lankaran 15 (6)
2015–2016 Samsunspor 17 (2)
2016 Levski Sofia 3 (0)
2017 Neftochimic Burgas 15 (5)
2017–2018 Slavia Sofia 44 (12)
2019 Haladás 13 (2)
2019– Slavia Sofia 5 (1)
National team
Bulgaria U19
2008–2009 Bulgaria U21 3 (0)
2016– Bulgaria 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2019

His former clubs include Beroe Stara Zagora and Arminia Bielefeld.[1][2]

CareerEdit

In June 2014, Ivanov signed for Azerbaijan Premier League side FK Khazar Lankaran.[3] In February 2015, he became part of the Samsunspor team in Turkey on a one-and-a-half-year contract.[4]

In September 2016, Ivanov joined Levski Sofia, signing a short-term contract[5] which was not renewed.[6]

On 12 February 2017, Ivanov signed with Neftochimic Burgas.[7]

On 18 August 2017, Ivanov returned to Slavia Sofia, signing a short-term contract.[8]

International careerEdit

Ivanov earned his first cap for the senior national football team of his country on 3 June 2016, after coming on as a second half substitute for Mihail Aleksandrov in the 2:7 loss against Japan in a semi-final of the 2016 Kirin Cup.[9]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Bulgaria's goal tally first.[10]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 November 2018 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria   Slovenia 1–0 1–1 2018–19 UEFA Nations League C

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 22 September 2019[11]
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club Season League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bulgaria League[a] Bulgarian Cup Europe Other[b] Total
Levski Sofia 2005–06 A Group 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Beroe Stara Zagora 2006–07 11 0 2 0 13 0
2007–08 14 1 1 0 15 1
Slavia Sofia 2008–09 26 3 1 0 27 3
2009–10 28 2 1 1 29 3
2010–11 13 3 1 0 14 3
Arminia Bielefeld (loan) 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 8 0 0 0 8 0
Slavia Sofia 2011–12 A Group 14 2 0 0 14 2
Litex Lovech (loan) 11 4 2 0 0 0 13 4
2012–13 11 1 1 0 12 1
Slavia Sofia 13 6 2 0 15 6
2013–14 34 9 3 1 37 10
Khazar Lankaran 2014–15 Premyer Liqası 15 6 0 0 15 6
Samsunspor 2014–15 1. Lig 8 1 0 0 8 1
2015–16 9 1 0 0 9 1
Levski Sofia 2016–17 First League 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Neftochimic Burgas 15 5 0 0 15 5
Slavia Sofia 2017–18 25 9 6 1 31 10
2018–19 19 3 1 2 4 3 1 0 25 8
Haladás 2018–19 NB I 13 2 2 0 15 2
Slavia Sofia 2019–20 First League 7 1 0 0 7 1
Slavia total 179 38 15 5 4 3 1 0 199 46
Career statistics 298 59 24 5 4 3 1 0 327 67
  1. ^ Includes play-off matches, where applicable.
  2. ^ Includes Bulgarian Supercup matches.

HonoursEdit

Slavia Sofia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Галин Иванов: Втора Бундеслига е крачка напред за мен" [Galin Ivanov: The 2. Bundesliga is a step forward for me] (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Галин Иванов подписа с Арминия" [Galin Ivanov signed with Arminia] (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  3. ^ Grancharov, Valentin (29 June 2014). "Галин Иванов: Хазар е подходящ отбор за мен". gong.bg (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Официално: Галин Иванов ще играе в Самсунспор". sportal.bg (in Bulgarian). 2 February 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Галин Иванов подписа с Левски до края на полусезона" (in Bulgarian). levski.bg. 8 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Галин Иванов напусна Левски и обяви: Разочарован съм!" (in Bulgarian). novsport.bg. 14 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Нефтохимик с две нови попълнения" (in Bulgarian). neftochimic.com. 12 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Галин Иванов се завръща в Славия" (in Bulgarian). pfcslavia.com. 18 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Japan vs. Bulgaria 7:2". flashscore.com. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  10. ^ Ivanov.html "Ivanov, Galin" Check |url= value (help). National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Bulgaria - G. Ivanov". Soccerway.com. 29 July 2018.

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