Mihail Aleksandrov

Mihail Ivanov Aleksandrov (Bulgarian: Михаил Иванов Александров; born 11 June 1989) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a midfielder.[2] He primarily plays as a right winger or a right-sided midfielder.

Mihail Aleksandrov
Mihail Aleksandrov 2017.jpg
Aleksandrov with Arsenal Tula in 2017
Personal information
Full name Mihail Ivanov Aleksandrov
Date of birth (1989-06-11) 11 June 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Winger
Youth career
1996–2007 CSKA Sofia
2007–2009 Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 CSKA Sofia 3 (0)
2007–2010 Borussia Dortmund II 5 (0)
2010 Akademik Sofia 11 (0)
2010–2016 Ludogorets Razgrad 106 (17)
2015–2016 Ludogorets Razgrad II 6 (4)
2016–2017 Legia Warsaw 18 (1)
2017–2019 Arsenal Tula 33 (1)
2019–2021 Arda Kardzhali 10 (0)
2021– Slavia Sofia 3 (0)
National team
2006 Bulgaria U-17 5 (0)
2008 Bulgaria U-19 9 (2)
2014–2017 Bulgaria 21 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 March 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 November 2017

CareerEdit

CSKA SofiaEdit

Aleksandrov began his career at CSKA Sofia. He made his debut for the first team in a 2–1 home win over Belasitsa Petrich on 26 November 2006 at the age of 17.

Borussia DortmundEdit

In August 2007, Aleksandrov was signed by Borussia Dortmund on a three-year contract.[3] After joining Borussia, he played exclusively for the club's reserve team.[4][5] He made his debut on 7 November 2008 in a 3–1 home victory over Köln II. On 20 March 2010, in a 2–0 away win over Wuppertaler SV Borussia Aleksandrov assisted Marcel Großkreutz for the second goal. He spent most of his time with Borussia II on the bench, making only five appearances.

Akademik SofiaEdit

After his contract expired in late July 2010, Aleksandrov agreed to join Akademik Sofia.[6] He made his debut for Akademik in their match against Sliven 2000 on 21 August, coming on as a second-half substitute for Asparuh Vasilev. He made his first start a week later against Litex Lovech.

Ludogorets RazgradEdit

 
Aleksandrov playing for Ludogorets in 2011

On 22 December 2010, Aleksandrov joined Ludogorets Razgrad.[7] On 19 March 2011, he scored a goal in his competitive debut for Ludogorets against Dobrudzha Dobrich.

Aleksandrov began the following 2011–12 season in fine form for Ludogorets. On 20 August he assisted Marcelinho for Ludogorets's third goal in a 4–0 home win over Vidima-Rakovski. Aleksandrov scored his first league goal of the season by netting Ludogorets's third goal in a 6–0 victory over Slavia Sofia on 11 September. On 18 September he scored his second goal of the season, netting the solitary strike in a 1–0 away victory over Cherno More. On 13 October, Aleksandrov signed a new two-year contract with Ludogorets.[8]

On 31 July 2013, Aleksandrov netted the winning goal for Ludogorets in the 2–1 victory over FK Partizan in the first leg of a UEFA Champions League match.[9]

In 2015–16 season Aleksandrov was dropped to the bench, making only four league appearances as a substitute during the first half of the campaign. He scored four goals in six matches for the club's reserve team in the B Group. He scored 4 goals in 6 matches for the team, playing only 3 for the first team.

Legia WarsawEdit

On 29 February 2016, Aleksandrov signed a one-and-a-half-year contract with Ekstraklasa club Legia Warsaw.[10] He made his debut for the team on 5 March 2016 in a match against Górnik Zabrze won by Legia.[11]

Arsenal TulaEdit

On 10 February 2017, Legia announced the transfer of Aleksandrov to Russian Premier League club FC Arsenal Tula.[12] On 8 July 2018, he extended his contract for another year with an additional 1-year extension option.[13] In the opening game of the 2018–19 season against FC Dynamo Moscow he suffered an ACL tear, even though he didn't even remember the moment of the injury.[14] He recovered from injury in January 2019 and was cleared for training,[15] however, he re-aggravated the injury and the season opening game remained his only appearance of the 2018–19 season for Arsenal. On 9 August 2019, he left Arsenal as his contract expired.[16]

Arda KardzhaliEdit

On 2 September 2019, he signed a one-year contract with Bulgarian club Arda Kardzhali.[17]

International careerEdit

In October 2011, Aleksandrov earned his first call-up to the Bulgaria national side for a friendly match against Ukraine and a Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales. He was also selected for a friendly match against Hungary in February 2012, but did not take part in it.[18] Aleksandrov earned his first cap on 5 March 2014, in the 2:1 home win over Belarus in a friendly match.[19]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 8 January 2019
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 Supercup Total
CSKA Sofia A Group 2006–07 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Supercup Total
Borussia Dortmund II Regionalliga 2007–08 0 0 0 0
2008–09 2 0 2 0
3. Liga 2009–10 3 0 3 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Bulgaria League Bulgarian Cup Europe Supercup Total
Akademik Sofia A Group 2010–11 11 0 0 0 11 0
Total 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Ludogorets Razgrad B Group 2010–11 10 2 0 0 10 2
A Group 2011–12 28 5 3 2 31 7
2012–13 15 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 17 5
2013–14 28 4 7 2 14 1 0 0 49 7
2014–15 22 1 4 0 11 0 1 0 38 1
Ludogorets Razgrad II B Group 2015–16 6 4 6 4
Ludogorets Razgrad A Group 2015–16 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Total 106 17 15 4 27 1 2 0 150 22
Poland League Polish Cup Europe Supercup Total
Legia Warsaw Ekstraklasa 2015–16 11 0 3 0 14 0
2016–17 7 1 1 0 7 0 1 0 16 1
Total 18 1 4 0 7 0 1 0 30 1
Russia League Russian Cup Europe Relegation play-offs Total
Arsenal Tula Russian Premier League 2016–17 12 1 2 0 14 1
2017–18 19 0 1 0 20 0
2018–19 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 32 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 35 1
Career total 181 23 20 4 34 1 5 0 240 28

National teamEdit

Bulgaria national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 5 0
2015 6 1
2016 7 2
Total 18 3

International goalsEdit

As of match played 7 October 2016. Bulgaria score listed first, score column indicates score after each Aleksandrov goal.[20]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 October 2015 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria 12   Azerbaijan 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
2 3 June 2016 Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Japan 15   Japan 1–6 2–7 2016 Kirin Cup
3 7 October 2016 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France 17   France 1–0 1–4 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Ludogorets
Legia Warsaw

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Профил на Михаил Александров". topsport.bg. Retrieved 10 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Stats Centre: Mihail Aleksandrov Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Bulgarian Teenager Aleksandrov Poised to Sign for Borussia Dortmund". novinite.com. Retrieved 13 August 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Mihail Aleksandrov" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 14 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Aleksandrov, Mihail" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 14 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Академик взе играл в Борусия Дортмунд" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Лудогорец привлече Златковски и Мишо Александров" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. 22 December 2010. Archived from the original on 25 December 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Национал преподписа с Лудогорец" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. Retrieved 13 October 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Ludogorets Razgrad vs. Partizan Belgrade Matchcast" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. Archived from the original on 4 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Mihail Aleksandrov piłkarzem Legii!" (in Polish). Legia Warsaw. Retrieved 29 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Мишо Александров тръгна с победа над Виданов в Полша
  12. ^ "MICHAIŁ ALEKSANDROW ODCHODZI Z LEGII" (in Polish). Legia Warsaw. 10 February 2017.
  13. ^ "МИХАИЛ АЛЕКСАНДРОВ ОСТАЕТСЯ В «АРСЕНАЛЕ»" [Mihail Aleksandrov stays at Arsenal] (in Russian). FC Arsenal Tula. 8 July 2018.
  14. ^ "«На записи нет ни одного столкновения, а связка порвана». Кутепов и Александров – герои программы «ФутБольно»" [No collisions on the tape, but the ACL is torn] (in Russian). Match TV. 3 November 2018.
  15. ^ "АРСЕНАЛЬЦЫ СОСКУЧИЛИСЬ ПО РАБОТЕ" [Arsenal players missed the work] (in Russian). FC Arsenal Tula. 11 January 2019.
  16. ^ "МИХАИЛ АЛЕКСАНДРОВ ПОКИДАЕТ «АРСЕНАЛ»" [Mihail Aleksandrov leaves Arsenal] (in Russian). FC Arsenal Tula. 9 August 2019.
  17. ^ "АРДА подписа с петкратен шампион на България" [ARDA signed a five-time Bulgarian champion]. FC Arda (in Bulgarian). Arda Kardzhali. 2 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Гоним първа победа срещу Унгария като гост" (in Bulgarian). sportbg.eu. Archived from the original on 12 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Bulgaria vs. Belarus 2:1". flashcore.com. Retrieved 11 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ Mihail Aleksandrov at Soccerway

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