Krasimir Kostov (Bulgarian: Красимир Костов; born 11 February 1995) is a Bulgarian footballer currently playing as a goalkeeper for Botev Vratsa.

Krasimir Kostov
Personal information
Full name Krasimir Ivanov Kostov
Date of birth (1995-02-11) 11 February 1995 (age 25)
Place of birth Petrich, Bulgaria
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Botev Vratsa
Number 33
Youth career
2007–2013 Pirin 2001
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Pirin Razlog 7 (0)
2014–2018 Pirin Blagoevgrad 73 (0)
2018– Botev Vratsa 49 (0)
National team
2015–2016 Bulgaria U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2019

CareerEdit

Kostov started to play football in the local side of his home village Kolarovo, Petrich Municipality. In 2007, when he was 12 years old, he joined Pirin 2001 Football Academy, where he honed his footballing skills.[1]

In January 2014, Kostov signed with B Group club Pirin Razlog. He made his senior debut on 12 April 2014, keeping a clean sheet in a 3–0 home win over Haskovo. Kostov ended the season with 5 clean sheets out of 7 appearances.

In June 2014, Kostov joined Pirin Blagoevgrad. His first season with Pirin went very well and he had kept clean sheets in 14 of his 18 appearances, helping the club to win promotion to the A Group. On 9 July 2015, Kostov signed his first professional contract in his career.[2] He made his A Group debut in a 1–1 home draw against Cherno More Varna on 19 July 2015.

On 21 June 2018, Kostov signed with Botev Vratsa.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 5 March 2018
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bulgaria League Bulgarian Cup Europe Other[a] Total
Pirin Razlog B Group 2013–14 7 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Pirin Blagoevgrad B Group 2014–15 18 0 1 0 19 0
A Group 2015–16 34 0 0 0 34 0
First League 2016–17 16 0 1 0 17 0
2017–18 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 68 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 71 0
Career statistics 75 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 78 0
  1. ^ Includes Bulgarian Supercup matches.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Красимир Костов – по стъпките на дядо си и Мирослав Митев" (in Bulgarian). temasport.com. 25 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Пирин подписа с всички състезатели" (in Bulgarian). pirinfc.com. 9 July 2015. Archived from the original on 26 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Краси Костов подписа с Ботев Враца" (in Bulgarian). struma.com. 21 June 2018.

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