Nikola Tsanev (Bulgarian: Никола Цанев; 11 December 1939 – 7 October 2004) was a Bulgarian footballer, who played as a forward. He played for Bulgaria in 8 matches, scoring 3 goals. He also competed in the men's tournament at the 1960 Summer Olympics.
|Date of birth||11 December 1939|
|Place of birth||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Date of death||7 October 2004(aged 64)|
|Place of death||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Cherveno Zname Sofia|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Tsanev started his career with Levski Sofia, but is mainly remembered for his highly successful career with CSKA Sofia during the 60s. With CSKA, he won the A Group title six times and the Bulgarian Cup three times. During the 1963–64 season, he scored 26 league goals to become A Group top goalscorer.
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