Velislav Vutsov

Velislav Ivanov Vutsov (Bulgarian: Велислав Иванов Вуцов) (born 19 July 1967) is a Bulgarian football manager, lastly in charge of Tsarsko Selo, and former footballer. He is also the son of former footballer Ivan Vutsov.[1]

Velislav Vutsov
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Personal information
Full name Velislav Ivanov Vutsov
Date of birth (1967-07-19) 19 July 1967 (age 53)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1977–1986 Levski Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Levski Sofia 1 (0)
1988 Spartak Varna 8 (2)
1989–1990 Slavia Sofia 24 (4)
1990–1991 Yantra Gabrovo 16 (0)
1991 Minyor Pernik 7 (0)
1992 Real Avilés 7 (0)
1992 Yantra Gabrovo
1993 Spartak Varna 19 (4)
1994 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1 (0)
1994–1995 Akademik Sofia
1995 St. Pölten 8 (1)
1996 Cherno More
1996–1997 Avtotreid Aksakovo
1997–1998 Cherno More
1998–1999 Spartak Varna 1 (0)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Spartak Varna
2000–2002 Spartak Pleven
2002 Yantra Gabrovo
2002–2004 Cherno More
2004–2005 Marek Dupnitsa
2006–2008 Kaliakra Kavarna
2008 Levski Sofia
2009–2010 Slavia Sofia
2012–2013 Slavia Sofia
2014 Botev Plovdiv
2018 Tsarsko Selo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


CareerEdit

Throughout his career, he has been the manager of the following football teams: Spartak Pleven,[1] Spartak Varna, Yantra Gabrovo, Cherno More Varna,[2] Marek Dupnitsa,[3] Kaliakra Kavarna and Levski Sofia. On 8 May 2008 he was assigned as the new manager of PFC Levski Sofia, seeing his "dream posting" occur,[4] only to be fired after 2 official matches on 13 August 2008, after Levski Sofia's 0–1 home loss in Champions League qualifying to BATE Borisov.[4][5]

On 8 March 2009, he began work as a sports commentator on the "Sports Mania" show alongside Krum Savov.[6]

In late November 2012, he was appointed as the head coach of Slavia Sofia, replacing Martin Kushev. Vutsov was dismissed in June 2013.

Personal lifeEdit

He and his wife Svetlana have three sons - Ivan, Petar,[7] and Svetoslav,[8] who plays as a goalkeeper for Slavia Sofia. Vutsov is a graduate of the National Sports Academy and has a degree in sports journalism.[6]

ManagerEdit

Team From To Record
G W D L Win % F A Goal +/-
Levski Sofia May 2008 August 2008 2 0 0 2 0.00 0 2 −2
As of 17 May 2009, includes all official matches – Bulgarian League, Bulgarian Cup (+ overtime) and international tournament games.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Vutsov stays on at Pleven". UEFA. 28 February 2002. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Cherno More add goalkeeper". UEFA. 31 July 2002. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Sofia sides soar to the summit". UEFA. 16 September 2004. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  4. ^ a b Hughes, Rob (14 August 2008). "Soccer: At a vulnerable time, European clubs in key qualifiers". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Levski Sofia coach resigns after BATE defeat". ESPNsoccernet. Reuters. 13 August 2008. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Велислав Вуцов бе онлайн гост на Топспорт.бг". topsport.bg. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Звездният ни рожденик: Вили Вуцов на 50". dnes.bg. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Георги Петков ще продължи футболната си кариера". topsport.bg. 13 July 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.

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