Nikolay Rusev

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Nikolay Ivanov Rusev -"The Jangur"(Bulgarian: Николай Иванов Русев, born 26 August 1956 in Nesebar, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian former football midfielder and currently Head of Youth Academy of Nesebar.[1] He is most famous for having played for Nesebar and Chernomorets Burgas.

Nikolay Rusev
Personal information
Full name Nikolay Ivanov Rusev
Date of birth (1956-08-26) 26 August 1956 (age 64)
Place of birth Nesebar, Bulgaria
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nesebar (Youth Academy director)
Youth career
1966–1972 Nesebar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1983 Nesebar 195 (39)
1983–1987 Chernomorets Burgas 119 (37)
1987–1989 APEP
1989–1990 Anagennisi Dherynia
1990–1995 Nesebar
Teams managed
2000–2001 Chernomorets Burgas
2001–2008 Nesebar
2008–2010 Nesebar (youth coach)
2010–2017 Nesebar
2017– Nesebar (youth academy director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Rusev was born in Nesebar and started to play football at his hometown club Nesebar. He was promoted into the first team in 1972. He was transferred to Chernomorets Burgas in the 1981–82 season and scored 25 goals for the club. In 1983, Rusev moved to Anagennisi Dherynia. In his career he also played for APEP. He finished his career at his first club PFC Nesebar in 1995.


Coaching careerEdit

After retiring in 1995, Rusev pursued a career as a coach. In July, 2001, he was appointed as a manager in his hometown club Nesebar. In 2008, he became a youth coach at the club. He had been appointed on 29 May 2010 again as a manager of PFC Nesebar to replace Georgi Vasilev who left after loss the play-off against Akademik Sofia with a result of 1:2 for promotion to the A PFG. On 18 June 2017, Rusev was replaced by Nikolay Zhechev and moved to a new role, Youth Academy director.[2]


  1. ^ - 3 Aug 2004
  2. ^ "Джангъра сдаде властта в Несебър" (in Bulgarian). 18 June 2017.