Velko Yotov

Velko Yotov (Bulgarian: Велко Йотов; born 26 August 1970) is a Bulgarian retired professional footballer who played as a forward.

Velko Yotov
Personal information
Full name Velko Nikolaev Yotov
Date of birth (1970-08-26) 26 August 1970 (age 51)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Second striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 Levski Sofia 113 (31)
1993–1995 Espanyol 42 (14)
1995–1999 Newell's Old Boys 106 (35)
1999 Olimpik Teteven 6 (0)
2000–2001 Charleston Battery 29 (9)
2002–2005 Atlanta Silverbacks 72 (20)
Total 368 (109)
National team
1991–1995 Bulgaria 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


He was part of the Bulgaria national team that reached the semi-finals of the 1994 World Cup. After coming through the ranks in Levski Sofia he moved to Botev Plovdiv and was then sold to Espanyol, where he helped them win Segunda Division with his 13 goals in 1993–94 season. In 1995, he moved to Argentina and spent four seasons with Newell's Old Boys before finishing his career in the USA-League with Charleston Battery and Atlanta Silverbacks.


Levski Sofia

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