Petko Hristov (Bulgarian: Петко Христов; born 1 March 1999) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Serie C club Bisceglie, on loan from Fiorentina. He has a twin brother Andrea, who plays for Cosenza .
|Full name||Petko Rosenov Hristov|
|Date of birth||1 March 1999|
|Place of birth||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Bisceglie (on loan from Fiorentina)|
|2018–2019||→ Ternana (loan)||13||(1)|
|2019–||→ Bisceglie (loan)||5||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:26, 8 October 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2019
Hristov started his career in Levski Sofia, before relocating to Slavia Sofia in 2013. He made his senior debut for Slavia in a match of the Europa League against Polish club Zagłębie Lubin on 30 June 2016, coming on as a substitute for Georgi Yomov. A month later he made his Bulgarian First League debut in the opening game of the season against CSKA Sofia. He scored his first goal on 10 September in a 5–2 home win over Lokomotiv Plovdiv. On 1 October Petko was joined by his twin brother Andrea Hristov in the central defense for the very first time against Vereya in the starting line-up.
On 3 April 2017, Hristov signed his first professional contract with the club until 31 July 2020.
On 17 July 2017, Fiorentina confirmed they had signed Hristov on a five-year contract after Firenze Viola, Fiorentina owner, himself liked the players after seeing the player at European Under-19 Championship. On 20 August 2017, he was on the bench for the first time in the Serie A match against Inter Milan. He made his unoficcial debut for the club against Real Madrid on 24 August coming on as a substitute in added time for the Trofeo Bernabeu game.
On 16 August 2018, Hristov joined to Serie C club Ternana on loan until 30 June 2019. Petko scored his debut goal for the team on 4 December 2018 in a league match against Rimini won by Ternana by 3:0.
Hristov was called up for the Bulgaria U19 team for the 2017 European Under-19 Championship qualification from 22 to 27 March 2017. After a draw and 2 wins the team qualified for the knockout phase which was held in July 2017. Petkov played in the all 3 matches from the group stage when Bulgaria were eliminated.
- As of 19 February 2019
|Slavia Sofia||First League||2016–17||25||1||0||0||1||0||4[a]||0||30||1|
|Ternana (loan)||Serie C||2018–19||13||1||1||0||–||–||14||1|
Style of playEdit
Hristov was described from the Italian media as a physically strong defender with great air abilities and being able to read the game which has led him to be compared to legendary Brazilian defender Thiago Silva.
- Todorov, Nayden (6 May 2015). "Кои са те? Отборът на бъдещето!" (in Bulgarian). 24chasa.bg. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
- Hristov Stats
- "Братята Де Бур" от Овча купел
- Slavia VS. Lubin 1 - 0
- CSKA VS. Slavia 2 - 0
- Slavia vs Vereya
- Славия подписа с трима от героите на България
- "Fiorentina complete Hristov signing". violachannel.tv. 17 July 2017.
- Inter beats Fiorentina by 3:0
- Cristiano Ronaldo goal, assist as Real Madrid win Trofeo Bernabeu game
- Real Madrid 2:1 Fiorentina
- "UFFICIALE: Fiorentina, Hristov saluta e va in prestito alla Ternana". Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- Fere, 3-0 al Liberati con il Rimini nel recupero della prima giornata
- "UFFICIALE: Bisceglie, ecco il bulgaro Hristov in prestito dalla Fiorentina". Retrieved 12 August 2019.
- Съставът на България (U19) за Елитния кръг във Франция
- Футболът ни възкръсна! 19-годишните лъвове "изядоха" всички, България с нов грандиозен успех
- Младежите падат от Люксембург
- Dalla Bulgaria alla Viola per stregare Pioli: ecco Petko Hristov il nuovo Thiago Silva
- Талант №1 Петко Христов: Мечтая да играя в чужбина
- Petko Hristov at Soccerway