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Todor Dimitrov Yanchev (Bulgarian: Тодор Янчев; born 19 May 1976) is a former Bulgarian footballer, who played as a midfielder and is currently an assistant manager in Kaisar.

Todor Yanchev
Personal information
Full name Todor Dimitrov Yanchev
Date of birth (1976-05-19) 19 May 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth Kazanlak, Bulgaria
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Centre midfielder
Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kaisar (assistant)
Youth career
Rozova Dolina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Neftochimic Burgas 88 (13)
2000–2005 CSKA Sofia 116 (7)
2001Trabzonspor (loan) 21 (0)
2005–2006 Kallithea 20 (1)
2006–2007 Randers 30 (3)
2007–2013 CSKA Sofia 145 (12)
2013 Slavia Sofia 17 (1)
2013–2014 CSKA Sofia 27 (1)
Total 464 (38)
National team
1999–2008 Bulgaria 17 (0)
Teams managed
2012–2013 CSKA Sofia (assistant coach)
2014–2015 CSKA Sofia (assistant coach)
2015 Tsarsko Selo
2016 Sofia 2010
2016 Tsarsko Selo Sofia
2017– Kaisar (assistant coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing careerEdit

Born in Kazanlak, Yanchev's first club was local club F.C. Rozova Dolina, before he moved to the squads of PFC Neftochimic Burgas.

In the summer break of 2000 CSKA Sofia signed Yanchev. With CSKA he became a champion of Bulgaria for 2003 and 2005.[1] After the end of 2004–05 season, Yanchev transferred to Greek side Kallithea.[2] Year later, as a free agent he signed with Randers, spending one season in Danish Superliga.[3]

In 2007, Todor returned to Bulgaria, to join CSKA Sofia for the second time. In 2008, he became a champion of Bulgaria for third time and won Bulgarian Supercup. In the summer of 2009 he, as well as Kiril Kotev and Yordan Todorov, stayed in the club although the club was facing a big financial crisis, showing very stable level of play proving why he has been the team captain. In 2012 Yanchev was suspended for 3 months after he failed a drug test for methylhexanamine doping.[4]

The defensive midfielder, was one of eight players who was fired by CSKA Sofia on 27 July 2012 and he was appointed for assistant coach,[5] but on 6 August 2012 he was brought back in the first team, because of problem with the registering of the new players.[6][7] On 20 October 2012 he played for 22nd time in the Eternal derby,[8] wherein CSKA won 1–0.[9]

On 7 January 2013, after leading the team of CSKA to the first official winter training session, Toshko gave his resignation to the Bulgarian Football Union and is no longer a player for CSKA. He decided to leave CSKA Sofia as a show of support for manager Stoycho Mladenov who had been sacked.[10]

On 21 January, it was announced that Yanchev will join Slavia Sofia on a free transfer.

In July of the same year he returned to CSKA Sofia for the third time, after the club changed its ownership.

Managing careerEdit

Yanchev was also assistant manager of CSKA Sofia when he played for the team in 2012–13 season and later in 2014–15 season. After he retired in the summer of 2015, he became manager of the newly founded team Tsarsko Selo in the A Regional Group. The team had only wins and one draw in the league, but in the end of December 2015 Tsarsko Selo's owner Stoyne Manolov bought V Group team FC Sofia and from 1 January 2016 Yanchev was appointed as manager in order to save the team from relegation and is looking to manage team in professional football.[11] On 29 October 2016, following two successive defeats, Yanchev resigned.[12]

Manager statisticsEdit

As of 22 September 2016
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA GD
Tsarsko Selo 1 July 2015 28 December 2015 13 12 1 0 092.31 62 4 +58
Sofia 2010 1 January 2016 31 June 2016 16 9 1 6 056.25 38 22 +16
Tsarsko Selo Sofia 1 August 2016 7 2 2 3 028.57 6 9 -3
Total 36 23 4 9 063.89 106 30 +71



  1. ^ Kichukov, Simeon (26 April 2012). "Тодор Янчев и Пламен Илиев - старото куче срещу младото лъвче. Халфът на ЦСКА има почти толкова мачове срещу Левски, колкото вратарят общо за сините" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  2. ^ Yanchev sign one year deal with Kallithea
  3. ^ Todor Yanchev sign with Randers
  4. ^ CSKA Sofia players banned 3 months 31 January 2012
  5. ^ CSKA Sofia sack nine players
  6. ^ Todor Yanchev gets back on the pitch Archived 2013-12-17 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Todor Yanchev gets back of retirement
  8. ^ Todor Yanchev will make 22 appearances in the Eternal derby Archived 2012-10-22 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ CSKA won the Eternal derby
  10. ^ Тошко Янчев си тръгва със Стойчо? Дават пресконференция в понеделник
  11. ^ Тодор Янчев пое отбор от "В" група
  12. ^ "Легенда на ЦСКА падна тежко в "Б" група за втори пореден път и подаде оставка" (in Bulgarian). 29 October 2016.

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