Svetoslav Dikov

Svetoslav Dikov (Bulgarian: Светослав Диков; born 18 April 1992) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Lokomotiv Sofia.[1]

Svetoslav Dikov
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Dikov with Slivnishki Geroy in 2012
Personal information
Full name Svetoslav Dimitrov Dikov
Date of birth (1992-04-18) 18 April 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Lokomotiv Sofia
Number 18
Youth career
1999–2008 CSKA Sofia
2008–2011 Lokomotiv Sofia
2011 Sliven 2000
2012 Akademik Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Slivnishki Geroy 27 (1)
2013–2015 Marek Dupnitsa 27 (4)
2015–2016 Slivnishki Geroy 26 (12)
2016 Vereya 5 (0)
2017–2018 Tsarsko Selo 39 (33)
2018 CSKA 1948 13 (3)
2019 Tabor Sežana 6 (1)
2019 Tsarsko Selo 4 (0)
2019– Lokomotiv Sofia 32 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:13, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Dikov started his career from Slivnishki Geroy, before moving to Marek Dupnitsa and making his professional debut in A Group in 2014. In summer of 2015 he returned to Slivnishki Geroy.

VereyaEdit

On 17 June 2016 Dikov signed with the newly promoted team to Bulgarian First League - Vereya.[2] He made his debut for the team on 13 August 2016 in the local derby match against Beroe Stara Zagora, lost by 1:0.[3]

On 27 October 2016 he scored the winning goal against Pomorie in match for the Bulgarian Cup, advancing his team to the quarterfinal.[4]

Tsarsko SeloEdit

In the beginning of 2017 Dikov left Vereya and started training with Botev Vratsa, but on 18 January 2017 he signed with another Bulgarian Second League team - Tsarsko Selo.[5] He made his debut for the team on 25 February 2017 in a match against Vitosha Bistritsa and scored a goal for the 2:1 loss.[6] On 14 April 2017 he scored two goals for the 3:0 win against Oborishte.[7]

Dikov started the new 2017-18 season by scoring a hattrick in the first match against Nesebar.[8] Later one of the goals was judged to have been an own goal. Dikov received a yellow card in the cup match against Botev Plovdiv from the bench as he entered the field to celebrate one of the goals. Later he scored a goal, but couldn't help his team to qualify for the next round. He also missed the next league match, the derby against Lokomotiv Sofia due to card accumulation.[9] On 4 November he scored 2 goals against Neftochimic Burgas making him with 12 goals out of 12 played matches.[10] Dikov become the top goalscorer in the 2017–18 season, scoring 25 goals in 27 matches.[11]

CSKA 1948Edit

On 17 June 2018, Dikov signed with CSKA 1948.[12] He made his debut for the team in the first league match against Botev Galabovo.[13] On 4 August Dikov entered as a substitute in the match against Chernomomrets Balchik and scored the winning goal in the extra time of the match.[14]

Tabor SežanaEdit

On 12 February 2019, NK Tabor Sežana announced the signing of Dikov from CSKA 1948.[15]

Style of playEdit

Dikov played mostly as a box-to-box midfielder, but in January 2017, after the injury of Simeon Ganchev, at the winter camp in Macedonia, Dikov was played as a forward in a friendly match where he scored a goal.[16] Since then, Dikov was given the striker position at Tsarsko Selo.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 28 February 2019[1]
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bulgaria League Bulgarian Cup Europe Other[a] Total
Slivnishki Geroy V Group 2012–13 27 1 0 0 27 1
Marek Dupnitsa B Group 2013–14 22 4 2 0 24 4
A Group 2014–15 5 0 0 0 5 0
Total 27 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 4
Slivnishki Geroy V Group 2015–16 26 12 0 0 26 12
Vereya First League 2016–17 5 0 2 1 7 1
Tsarsko Selo Second League 2016–17 12 8 0 0 12 8
2017–18 27 25 2 1 1 0 30 26
Total 39 33 2 1 0 0 1 0 42 34
CSKA 1948 Second League 2018–19 13 3 1 0 14 3
Tabor Sežana 2. SNL 2018–19 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career statistics 137 53 7 2 0 0 1 0 145 55
  1. ^ Includes Bulgarian Supercup matches.

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Marek Dupnitsa

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Dikov Stats
  2. ^ Верея привлече халфа Светослав Диков
  3. ^ Берое съсече екзекутора на ЦСКА-София
  4. ^ Верея ликува и е на четвъртфинал за Купата
  5. ^ Царско село взе и Светльо Диков
  6. ^ Vitosha VS Tsarsko Selo Report
  7. ^ Tsarsko Selo vs Oborishte Report
  8. ^ Царско село би Несебър в оспорван мач. Домакините се наложиха с 3:2
  9. ^ Абсурд! Да "изгориш" за мач заради радост
  10. ^ Царско село разгроми "шейховете"
  11. ^ a b Нападателят на Царско село стана голмайстор на Втора лига
  12. ^ "ЦСКА взе и голмайстора на Втора лига" (in Bulgarian). cska1948.bg. 17 June 2018.
  13. ^ ТРУДНО НАЧАЛО ЗА ЦСКА ВЪВ ВТОРА ЛИГА
  14. ^ ТРУДНО, НО СЛАДКО ЗАВРЪЩАНЕ НА ЦСКА В БОРИСОВАТА ГРАДИНА
  15. ^ Tabor Sežana z novim napadalcem, snportal.si, 12 February 2019
  16. ^ Бомбардировачът на Втора лига: Преди година просто ми казаха, че ставам централен нападател

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