Nikolay Todorov (footballer, born 1964)

Nikolay Todorov (Bulgarian: Николай Тодоров; born 26 September 1964 in Balchik) is a retired Bulgarian professional football midfielder and currently manager.

Nikolay Todorov
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Personal information
Full name Nikolay Stoychev Todorov
Date of birth (1964-09-26) 26 September 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth Balchik, Bulgaria
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Minyor Pernik (manager)
Youth career
Dobrudzha Dobrich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1984 Dobrudzha Dobrich 65 (14)
1984 CSKA Sofia 1 (0)
1985–1986 Levski Sofia 30 (3)
1986–1991 Lokomotiv Sofia 136 (33)
1991–1992 Montpellier 26 (0)
1992–1993 AS Cannes 21 (3)
1993–1995 Levski Sofia 54 (18)
1995–1996 Anorthosis 22 (5)
1996 Levski Sofia 8 (4)
1996–1997 Sarıyer 21 (3)
1997–1999 Levski Sofia 50 (11)
Total 434 (94)
National team
1989–1994 Bulgaria 13 (3)
Teams managed
2002–2007 Levski Sofia (youth coach)
2007 Sportist Svoge
2008 Velbazhd Kyustendil
2009–2012 Minyor Pernik (assistant)
2012–2013 Minyor Pernik
2013–2014 Vitosha Bistritsa
2016 Botev Vratsa
2017– Minyor Pernik
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Todorov played for several clubs in Europe and the Bulgaria national football team.

CareerEdit

Todorov started his career in Dobrudzha Dobrich. He played for the most of his career in Levski Sofia where he made a name for himself. He also played in CSKA Sofia, Lokomotiv Sofia, Montpellier HSC, SM Caen, Anorthosis Famagusta FC and Septemvri Sofia. He played one season in the Turkish Super Lig with Sarıyer G.K.[1] His nickname the Kaiser comes from the Dutch striker Piet Keizer.[2]

He played twelve games for the Bulgarian national football team and scored 3 goals.[3] A true leader with a powerful shot.

After his retiring from a playing career, he coached Levski's youth team and in September 2012 he was appointed manager of PFC Minyor Pernik.[4] He took over as head coach of Botev Vratsa in December 2015,[5] a position he held until early May 2016.

On 14 December 2017, Todorov returned at the helm of Minyor Pernik.[6]

AwardsEdit

  • Bulgarian champion with Levski: 1985, 1994, 1995
  • Bulgarian cup winner with Levski: 1994

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Profile at TFF.org
  2. ^ topsport.bg (17 October 2006). "Николай Тодоров: Левски може да се пребори за третото място с Вердер". Topsport.bg.
  3. ^ "Nikolay Todorov". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  4. ^ "Кайзера: Миньор (Пк) трябва си върне онзи дух". Sportal.bg.
  5. ^ "Кайзера е новият треньор на Ботев (Враца)". sportal.bg (in Bulgarian). 9 December 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Николай Тодоров ще води Миньор" (in Bulgarian). minyor-pernik.bg. 14 December 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nikolai Todorov at Wikimedia Commons