Ivaylo Petkov

Ivaylo Petkov (Bulgarian: Ивайло Петков; born 24 March 1976 in Dolni Dabnik, Pleven Province) is a former Bulgarian footballer, who played mainly as a left back and centre-back. He has won three A PFG titles, one Süper Lig title, a Bulgarian Cup and Bulgarian Supercup at Club Level, playing for 6 different teams throughout his career.

Ivaylo Petkov
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Personal information
Full name Ivaylo Rumenov Petkov
Date of birth (1976-03-24) 24 March 1976 (age 44)
Place of birth Dolni Dabnik, Bulgaria
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position(s) Left back, Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Spartak Pleven 29 (2)
1997–1998 Litex Lovech 27 (3)
1998–2003 Istanbulspor 160 (7)
2003–2004 Fenerbahçe 16 (0)
2004–2005 Kuban Krasnodar 43 (2)
2005–2007 Ankaragücü 44 (2)
2007–2008 Kuban Krasnodar 47 (10)
2009–2011 Litex Lovech 27 (2)
Total 393 (28)
National team
1996–2009 Bulgaria 63 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2011

CareerEdit

Petkov start to play football in Spartak Pleven. In 1995, he made his debut for the first team. He started to make his name in season 1997–98 when played for the present team Litex Lovech. After that he played for İstanbulspor, Fenerbahçe SK and Ankaragücü football clubs in Turkey and Kuban Krasnodar in Russia.

In January 2009, Petkov returned to Bulgaria and signed with Litex Lovech.[1] He has won two A PFG titles, a Bulgarian Cup and a Bulgarian Supercup. At the end of 2010–11 season, Petkov announced his retirement from professional football.

Career statisticsEdit

(Correct as of 11 June 2011)
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
İstanbulspor 1998–99 31 2 4 1 - - 35 3
1999–00 31 0 2 0 - - 33 0
2000–01 29 2 3 0 - - 32 2
2001–02 32 2 3 0 - - 35 2
2002–03 33 1 1 0 - - 34 1
2003–04 4 0 0 0 - - 4 0
TOTAL 160 7 13 1 0 0 173 8
Fenerbahçe 2003–04 16 0 2 1 0 0 18 1
TOTAL 16 0 2 1 0 0 18 1
Litex Lovech 2008–09 7 0 3 0 - - 10 0
2009–10 15 1 0 0 2 0 17 1
2010–11 5 1 1 0 4 0 10 1
Total 27 2 4 0 6 0 37 2

International careerEdit

Petkov made his first appearance for Bulgaria in 1996 when he was picked by Hristo Bonev for the friendly against Saudi Arabia on 6 November.[2] He scored his first international goal on 18 August 1999, with a 32-yard shot in a 1–1 friendly draw against Ukraine.[3] For Bulgaria, Petkov was capped 63 times, scoring 3 goals.

He was part of the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the Euro 2004 squads, playing the first two matches in both competitions.

International goalsEdit

Scores and goals list Bulgaria's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 August 1999 Valeriy Lobanovskyi Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine   Ukraine 1–1 1–1 Friendly
2. 10 October 1999 Lazur Stadium, Burgas, Bulgaria   Luxembourg 2–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2000 qualification
3. 29 March 2000 Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria   Belarus 3–1 4–1 Friendly

HonoursEdit

Litex Lovech
Fenerbahçe

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Litex bring back Petkov". UEFA. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Франция'98: Съставът на България" (in Bulgarian). Omda.com.
  3. ^ "Националите постигнаха престижно равенство с Украйна" (in Bulgarian). capital.bg.

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