Kostadin Angelov

Kostadin "The Laptop" Angelov (Bulgarian: Костадин Ангелов - Лаптопа) (born 9 January 1973) is a Bulgarian football manager.[1] He holds a Pro license from the Bulgarian Coaching School and a higher education with a Master's degree from the NSA "Vasil Levski" with a degree in Sports Management. He has two children, Gergana Angelova (born 1999), and Daniel Angelov (born 2008).

Kostadin Angelov
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Personal information
Full name Kostadin Georgiev Angelov
Date of birth (1973-01-09) 9 January 1973 (age 49)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
CSKA Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 NSA Vasil Levski
1992–1996 FC Chardafon
1996–2002 Vidima-Rakovski
Teams managed
2002–2006 Vidima-Rakovski (assistant coach)
2006–2008 Vidima-Rakovski
2008–2009 Botev Plovdiv
2009–2010 Pro Duta
2010–2011 Pirin Blagoevgrad
2011–2012 Vidima-Rakovski
2013 Pirin Gotse Delchev
2014 Oborishte
2015–2018 Vitosha Bistritsa
2018–2020 Vitosha Bistritsa (sporting director)
2020 Vitosha Bistritsa
2020–2021 Yantra Gabrovo
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Early life and careerEdit

He grew up in the school of CSKA and competed for "Chardafon" (Gabrovo) and "Vidima-Rakovski" (Sevlievo).

Coaching careerEdit

He started his coaching career in Sevlievo, as an assistant to Plamen Markov, setting a record for the youngest specialist leading a team in Group A.[2] After Plamen Markov left, when the club's management voted for him, he managed to promote the team of FC "Vidima-Rakovski" (Sevlievo) to the highest Bulgarian division, the A Group.[2] In 2008 he was appointed head coach of Botev (Plovdiv), in 2009 he left for Indonesia, where he coached the team of "Pro Duta". In September 2010 he was appointed as coach of Pirin (Blagoevgrad). He managed to preserve Pirin (Blagoevgrad)'s place in the A Group despite the difficult financial situation of the club. After the bankruptcy of Pirin (Blagoevgrad) he took over FC Vidima-Rakovski (Sevlievo) for the second time, and in the decisive promotion/relegation playoff for the A Group he managed to save the Sevlievo team as well, thus becoming the only coach who has managed to retain the top flight status of two teams in one season. In 2013 he led Pirin "Gotse Delchev" in "A" group and in 2014-2015 Oborishte (Panagyurishte) in "B" group. He left the club, leaving him in the first place. In 2015 he took over Vitosha (Bistritsa) in amateur football and in 3 years he managed to climb the club to the First League after a barrage against Neftohimik (Burgas). In 2018 he managed to save the football club Vitosha (Bistritsa), winning the barrages for promotion / stay in the First League against Pirin (Blagoevgrad) and Lokomotiv (Sofia). The following year he retired from coaching and began to hold the position of general manager of Vitosha (Bistritsa).He have the main credit for the ascent of Vitosha from the amateur to the top league. In October 2020, Angelov[2] returned to management, being appointed as head coach of Yantra Gabrovo, replacing Stoyan Atsarov.[2]

AchievementsEdit

As playerEdit

Best player in the amateur league
Amateur league cup

As coachEdit

2003-Youngest coach ever in premiere Bulgarian league.

2006-Win playoff for 1st division (premier league) with Vidima-Rakovski (second time in history of club).

2007-Invited for national team coach U16.

2009-International conference of sport 2009 in State University, Indonesia.

2010-Coaching first Bulgarian FIFA Pro team.

2011-Bulgarian cup semi-finalist with Pirin (Blagoevgrad)

2012-The only coach to have managed to rescue two teams in A Group in one season

2006, 2015, 2016, 2017- Promotion in highest leagues

2018- Wnning the barrages for promotion / stay in the First League

2020- Managed to save Yantra (Gabrovo) football club from relegation from second league

EducationEdit

1990-1994
National Sport Academy "Vasil Levski" - Sofia - Bachelor

2005
UEFA - Soccer coaching school in Sofia - licensee-UEFA "А"

2006-07
UEFA- Soccer coaching school in Sofia licensee-UEFA "PRO"#0093

2016
National Sport Academy "Vasil Levski" - Sofia - Master's Degree in Sports Management

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kostadin Angelov bio" (in Bulgarian). Sportal.bg.
  2. ^ a b c d "Костадин Ангелов пое Янтра Габрово" (in Bulgarian). dsport.bg. 7 October 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2021.