Martin Kamburov

Martin Kamburov (Bulgarian: Мартин Камбуров; born 13 October 1980) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Beroe Stara Zagora.

Martin Kamburov
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Kamburov with CSKA Sofia in 2013
Personal information
Full name Martin Andreev Kamburov
Date of birth (1980-10-13) 13 October 1980 (age 41)
Place of birth Svilengrad, Bulgaria
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Beroe Stara Zagora
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Botev Plovdiv 12 (2)
2000 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 4 (0)
2000–2001 Svilengrad 19 (7)
2001 Botev Plovdiv 9 (1)
2001–2002 Spartak Pleven 31 (6)
2002–2006 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 91 (73)
2006–2007 Al-Ahli Dubai 22 (13)
2007 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 11 (5)
2007–2008 Asteras Tripolis 10 (0)
2009–2010 Lokomotiv Sofia 44 (33)
2010–2012 Dalian Shide 64 (27)
2013 CSKA Sofia 11 (3)
2013–2014 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 35 (20)
2014 CSKA Sofia 0 (0)
2014–2017 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 91 (47)
2017–2020 Beroe Stara Zagora 94 (48)
2020–2021 CSKA 1948 15 (9)
2021– Beroe Stara Zagora 26 (10)
National team
2003–2010 Bulgaria 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2021

Kamburov spent the majority of his career with Lokomotiv Plovdiv. He is Lokomotiv's all-time 2nd highest goalscorer in the Bulgarian League, scoring 145 goals in his five periods with the club. He also played for Botev Plovdiv, Svilengrad, Spartak Pleven, Lokomotiv Sofia, CSKA Sofia, Al-Ahli Dubai, Greek side Asteras Tripolis, Chinese Dalian Shide and Beroe Stara Zagora.

Kamburov is currently the highest goalscorer in Bulgarian First League.[1]

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Svilengrad,[2] Kamburov began his career with Botev Plovdiv. He made his first-team debut during 1998–99 season, scoring his first goal in a 3–1 away loss against Neftochimic Burgas on 6 March 1999. Then he switched to local rivals Lokomotiv Plovdiv, with whom he won the top Bulgarian league, A PFG, in 2004, and the bronze medals in 2005. Kamburov was also the league top scorer in these two seasons with 26 and 27 goals respectively.[3]

Al-AhliEdit

In December 2005, Kamburov was transferred to the UAE in Al-Ahli (Dubai) side for 2 million and signed a five-year contract.[4] He was capped 33 times and scored 16 goals. In 2007, he returned to his former club – Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

Lokomotiv SofiaEdit

Lokomotiv Sofia signed Martin Kamburov on 9 January 2009 to a three-year deal. He was given the number 19 shirt. Kamburov had an excellent start to the season, netting 10 goals in just 6 games, including a spectacular hat-trick in Loko Sofia's away game against Levski Sofia on 11 April 2009 to help the team from the Nadezhda district secure a historic 3:0 win. Kamburov became the top scorer in the 2008/2009 season in the Bulgarian A Professional Football Group, managing 17 goals in total, a remarkable achievement given that he only played in half of the season's games.[5] In the winter of 2009, Kamburov won the best forward of A PFG award once again. At around the same time, he was again called up for the Bulgarian national football team, with his selection greeted with enthusiasm by most Bulgarian fans.[6]

Kamburov ended the 2009/2010 season with 29 matches and 16 goals.

Dalian ShideEdit

Kamburov was transferred to Dalian Shide in July 2010.[7] He made his debut for Dalian on 28 July and scored his first CSL goal on 1 August.

CSKA SofiaEdit

On 18 December 2012 Kamburov signed a one-and-a-half-year deal with CSKA Sofia.[8] His official debut came in the 0:2 home loss against Litex Lovech on 2 March 2013 and he scored his first goal on 31 March 2013 in the 3:0 home win over Minyor Pernik.[9] Kamburov made his first appearance in The Eternal Derby on 27 April 2013, coming on as a second-half substitute in a match that was lost 1:2 by his team.[10]

Lokomotiv PlovdivEdit

In the summer of 2013, Kamburov rejoined Lokomotiv Plovdiv.[11] He became the league's top scorer in the 2013–14 season for fourth time in his career with 20 goals in 35 matches.

CSKA SofiaEdit

On 5 June 2014, Kamburov returned to CSKA Sofia, signing a contract for a period of one year.[12] Kamburov's second stint with the "armymen" turned out to be even shorter than the first, as he made just two official appearances for the team - in the matches with Moldovan team Zimbru Chisinau in the UEFA Europa League,[13][14] before leaving the club in late July 2014,[15] in part due to his belief that he may not be able to get sufficient playing time for them.[16]

Lokomotiv PlovdivEdit

Kamburov then rejoined Lokomotiv Plovdiv and scored a goal in his first game of the 2014–15 season - a 2–1 away win over Haskovo on 2 August.[17] On 3 August 2017, Kamburov's contract was terminated by mutual agreement.[18]

BeroeEdit

On 8 August 2017, Kamburov signed with Beroe Stara Zagora.[19] Following the departure of Martin Raynov in February 2019, Kamburov was made captain of Beroe. On 5 March 2019, he signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at Beroe until 2020.[20]

CSKA 1948Edit

In June 2020, while still part of the Beroe team with which he completed the season, Kamburov signed a deal with CSKA 1948.[21]

BeroeEdit

On 13 September 2021, Kamburov scored the only goal in Beroe's 1:0 win over Tsarsko Selo, which was the 254th occasion of him finding the net in the Bulgarian top division. He thus surpassed Petar Zhekov's record of 253 goals.[1]

International careerEdit

Kamburov earned his first cap for Bulgaria on 18 November 2003, replacing goalscorer Vladimir Manchev in the 1:0 away win over South Korea in a friendly match.[22][23]

StatisticsEdit

As of 1 December 2021
Club Season League Domestic League Domestic Cups European Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Botev Plovdiv 1998-99 A PFG 9 1 9 1
1999-00 2 0 1 1 3 1
Total 11 1 1 1 12 2
Svilengrad 1999-00 V AFG 11 4 11 4
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2000-01 B PFG 4 0 4 0
Svilengrad 2000-01 V AFG 8 3 8 3
Botev Plovdiv 2000-01 A PFG 6 2 0 0 6 2
Spartak Pleven 2001-02 20 5 0 0 20 5
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2002-03 20 8 0 0 20 8
2003-04 29 25 0 0 29 25
2004-05 29 27 0 0 29 27
2005-06 13 13 0 0 13 13
Total 91 73 0 0 91 73
Al-Ahli 2005-06 Gulf League 12 7 0 0 12 7
2006-07 21 9 0 0 21 9
Total 33 16 0 0 33 16
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2007-08 A PFG 12 5 0 0 12 5
Asteras Tripoli 2007-08 Superleague 5 1 0 0 5 1
2008-09 5 0 0 0 5 0
Total 10 1 0 0 10 1
Lokomotiv Sofia 2008-09 A PFG 15 17 0 0 15 17
2009-10 29 16 0 0 29 16
Total 44 33 0 0 44 33
Dalian Shide 2010 CSL 15 7 0 0 15 7
2011 25 10 0 0 25 10
2012 24 10 0 0 24 10
Total 64 27 0 0 64 27
CSKA Sofia 2012-13 A PFG 11 3 2 0 13 3
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2013-14 35 20 4 1 39 21
CSKA Sofia 2014-15 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2014-15 28 13 4 1 32 14
2015-16 28 18 2 0 30 18
2016-17 First League 33 16 2 1 35 17
Total 89 47 8 2 97 49
Beroe Stara Zagora 2017-18 First League 30 14 0 0 30 14
2018-19 35 16 2 0 37 16
2019-20 29 18 2 0 31 18
Total 94 48 4 0 98 48
CSKA 1948 2020-21 First League 15 9 0 0 15 9
Beroe Stara Zagora 2020-21 14 5 1 1 15 6
2021-22 12 5 1 1 13 6
Total 26 10 2 2 28 12
Total Bulgaria 477 263 21 6 2 0 500 269
Total UAE 33 16 0 0 0 0 33 16
Total Greece 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
Total China 64 27 0 0 0 0 64 27
Total Career 584 307 21 6 2 0 607 313

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Lokomotiv Plovdiv

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

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