Radoslav Dimitrov

Radoslav Dimitrov (Bulgarian: Радослав Димитров; born 12 August 1988) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Liga I side Sepsi OSK.[1]

Radoslav Dimitrov
Radoslav Dimitrov.jpg
Dimitrov playing for Slavia Sofia in 2010
Personal information
Full name Radoslav Bonchev Dimitrov
Date of birth (1988-08-12) 12 August 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Lovech, Bulgaria
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Right-back
Club information
Current team
Sepsi OSK
Number 88
Youth career
1996–2007 Litex Lovech
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Litex Lovech 0 (0)
2007–2008Montana (loan) 23 (0)
2008Sportist Svoge (loan) 15 (0)
2009–2014 Slavia Sofia 134 (2)
2010Montana (loan) 13 (0)
2014 Levski Sofia 2 (0)
2015 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 9 (0)
2015–2017 Botoșani 48 (1)
2017–2019 Universitatea Craiova 44 (2)
2019– Sepsi OSK 39 (1)
National team
2009–2010 Bulgaria U21 2 (0)
2013 Bulgaria 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 December 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2013

CareerEdit

Dimitrov began his football career at the Litex Lovech's Youth Academy. He failed to break into the first team, and went out on loan to Montana and then Sportist Svoge.[citation needed]

In January 2009, Dimitrov joined Slavia Sofia.[2] He made his league debut on 9 March 2009, coming on as a second-half substitute during the 1–0 away win over Litex Lovech.[3] Dimitrov's first start for Slavia came on 17 March in their 5–2 away victory over Belasitsa Petrich, playing 56 minutes.[4]

In January 2010,[citation needed] Dimitrov was loaned out to fellow A PFG club Montana for the rest of the season. He returned to Slavia at the end of the season having made 13 appearances in Montana's successful battle against relegation.

Dimitrov became a regular starter for Slavia during the 2010–11 A PFG season. On 4 December 2010, he tallied his first goal to give Slavia a 1–0 win against Etar 1924 for Bulgarian Cup.[5] He netted his first league goal against Lokomotiv Plovdiv on 2 April 2011, scoring the equalizing goal as the game ended in a 1–1 draw.[6]

After 5 years of playing for Slavia Dimitrov was released and in June 2014 he signed a 2-year contract with Levski Sofia.[7]

International careerEdit

On 15 March 2013, Dimitrov received his first call-up to play for the Bulgarian national team for 2014 World Cup Qualifiers against Malta and Denmark.[8] On 22 March, he made his debut in a 6–0 win over Malta, coming on as a substitute for Yordan Minev.[9]

On 10 September, Dimitrov started as a first-team choice in the qualification game against Malta. He scored the opening goal of the game managing to score his first international goal. The game ended with a 2–1 victory for Bulgaria.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 12 December 2020[10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Montana (loan) 2007–08 B PFG 23 0 0 0 23 0
Sportist Svoge (loan) 2008–09 B PFG 15 0 0 0 15 0
Slavia Sofia 2008–09 A PFG 9 0 0 0 9 0
2009–10 A PFG 10 0 2 0 12 0
2010–11 A PFG 27 1 5 1 32 2
2011–12 A PFG 27 0 1 0 28 0
2012–13 A PFG 26 1 4 1 30 2
2013–14 A PFG 35 0 2 0 37 0
Total 134 2 14 2 148 4
Montana (loan) 2009–10 A PFG 13 0 0 0 13 0
Levski Sofia 2014–15 A PFG 2 0 0 0 2 0
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2014–15 A PFG 9 0 2 0 11 0
Botoșani 2015–16 Liga I 33 1 1 0 1 0 3[c] 0 38 1
2016–17 Liga I 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Total 48 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 53 1
Universitatea Craiova 2016–17 Liga I 14 0 3 0 0 0 17 0
2017–18 Liga I 20 2 5 0 2[c] 0 27 2
2018–19 Liga I 10 0 4 1 0 0 1[d] 0 15 1
Total 44 2 12 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 59 3
Sepsi OSK 2019–20 Liga I 27 0 3 0 30 0
2020–21 Liga I 12 1 1 0 13 1
Total 39 1 4 0 43 1
Career total 318 6 33 3 1 0 5 0 1 0 358 9
  1. ^ Includes Bulgarian Cup, Cupa României
  2. ^ Includes Cupa Ligii
  3. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Appearances in Supercupa României

National teamEdit

Bulgaria national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 4 1
Total 4 1

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Universitatea Craiova

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Radoslav Dimitrov Facts". footballdatabase.eu.
  2. ^ "Славия взе Радослав Димитров" (in Bulgarian). football24.bg. 9 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Litex Lovech 0–1 Slavia Sofia". guardian.co.uk. 9 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Belasitsa Petrich 2–5 Slavia Sofia". guardian.co.uk. 17 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Etar 1924 0–1 Slavia". soccerway.com. 4 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Славия открадна точка от Локо (Пловдив)" (in Bulgarian). btv.bg. 2 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Ради Димитров подписа за 2 години с Левски" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Coach Penev calls up 3 newcomers to Bulgaria squad". sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 15 March 2013. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Unbeaten Bulgaria overwhelm Malta". uefa.com. 22 March 2013.
  10. ^ "R. Dimitrov". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 22 December 2020.

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