Ventsislav Hristov

Ventsislav Hristov (Bulgarian: Венцислав Христов; born 9 November 1988) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Tsarsko Selo Sofia.

Ventsislav Hristov
Ventsislav Hristov 2017.jpg
Hristov (R) with SKA-Khabarovsk in 2017
Personal information
Full name Ventsislav Dimitrov Hristov
Date of birth (1988-11-09) 9 November 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Tsarsko Selo
Number 91
Youth career
Lokomotiv Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Lokomotiv Sofia 0 (0)
2007–2008 Sportist Svoge 20 (4)
2008–2010 Nesebar 36 (7)
2010–2011 Montana 30 (6)
2011–2012 Chernomorets Burgas 38 (10)
2013–2015 Beroe Stara Zagora 51 (17)
2014Metalurh Donetsk (loan) 4 (0)
2015 Rijeka 6 (2)
2015Skënderbeu (loan) 4 (1)
2016 Levski Sofia 19 (8)
2016–2017 Neftochimic Burgas 15 (4)
2017–2018 SKA-Khabarovsk 12 (2)
2018 Vereya Stara Zagora 8 (2)
2018–2019 Arda Kardzhali 24 (12)
2019– Tsarsko Selo 2 (0)
National team
2013–2016 Bulgaria 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2019

Personal lifeEdit

Hristov was born in Sofia to a Bulgarian father and a Ukrainian mother.[1] He began playing football at an early age with local side Lokomotiv Sofia and spent several years developing in the club's youth academy.

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

After progressing through the Lokomotiv youth system, Hristov was promoted to the first team squad for the 2006–07 season, but did not make an appearance. He then played for Sportist Svoge and Nesebar in the Bulgarian B Group.

MontanaEdit

In June 2010, Hristov joined Montana. On 1 August 2010, he made his debut in a 1–0 home loss against Lokomotiv Sofia. Hristov made 30 appearances during the 2010–11 season, finishing with 6 goals. He also made 5 assists.[2]

Chernomorets BurgasEdit

On 15 June 2011, Hristov joined Chernomorets Burgas.[3] He marked his league debut for Chernomorets with a winning goal, scoring the only in a 1–0 win over Kaliakra Kavarna on 6 August.

In January 2013, Hristov terminated his contract with Chernomorets.[4]

Beroe Stara ZagoraEdit

On 15 January 2013, Beroe Stara Zagora confirmed they had signed Hristov on a two-and-a-half-year contract.[5] He made his debut in a 0–0 away draw against Botev Vratsa on 2 March, playing the full 90 minutes. On 16 March, he scored his first goal for Beroe in a 2–0 win against Etar 1924.

On 10 July, Hristov scored the opening goal in the 2013 Bulgarian Supercup final against Ludogorets Razgrad. Ludogorets subsequently equalised, but Beroe still won the game through penalty shootout. On 18 July, Hristov netted Beroe's only goal in their 4–1 home loss against Hapoel Tel Aviv in the second qualifying round of Europa League. Hristov scored the second goal in Beroe's 2–0 win over Slavia Sofia in the first round of 2013–14 A PFG season on 22 July.

Metalurh Donetsk (loan)Edit

In the beginning of 2014, Hristov was close to being transferred to CSKA Sofia, but eventually joined Metalurh Donetsk on loan for the rest of the season due to the precarious financial situation of CSKA.[6] He made his debut for Metalurh in a 3–1 home loss against Volyn Lutsk on 29 March, coming on as a substitute for Vasileios Pliatsikas.

Return to Beroe Stara ZagoraEdit

Hristov returned to Beroe at the end of the season having made only 4 appearances for Metalurh Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League.[7] On 16 August 2014, in a 2–0 away victory over Slavia Sofia, he netted his first goal of the season and assisted Salim Kerkar.[8] On 13 September, Hristov scored his first-ever hat-trick in Beroe's 4–0 home win over Marek Dupnitsa.[9] A week later, he scored his 6th goal in the last five games in a 3–0 away win against Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

HNK RijekaEdit

On 23 January, Hristov signed a ​2 12-year deal with Croatian side HNK Rijeka for an undisclosed fee.

PFC Levski SofiaEdit

On 3 February 2016, Hristov signed with PFC Levski Sofia until the end of the season after his contract with HNK Rijeka was terminated. His first goal for the club came in a game against PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv. He scored again in the following fixture against PFC Pirin Blagoevgrad. He continued his fine form with consecutive goals in the games against PFC Beroe Stara Zagora and PFC Botev Plovdiv and a hat-trick in a league game against PFC Cherno More Varna bringing his total to 7 goals in his first 10 games making him PFC Levski Sofia top goalscorer for the current season.

SKA-KhabarovskEdit

On 5 August 2017, Hristov signed a one year contract with Russian Premier League side SKA-Khabarovsk.[10] He was released from his SKA contract by mutual consent on 1 February 2018.[11]

ArdaEdit

On 1 July 2018, Hristov signed with Second League club Arda Kardzhali for 2+1 years.[12]

International careerEdit

On 8 August 2013, Hristov was called up to the Bulgaria national team by manager Lyuboslav Penev for a friendly match against Macedonia on 14 August. He came on as a substitute for Ivelin Popov in the 55th minute.[13] Hristov made his first start on 15 October 2013, in a 0–1 home loss against the Czech Republic in a World Cup qualifier. He was replaced by Simeon Slavchev in the 73rd minute.[14] He scored his first goal for the national team against Azerbaijan in the EURO 2016 qualifying game, scoring the winning goal in the 88th minute.[15]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results lists Bulgaria's goals first
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 9 September 2014 Bakcell Arena, Baku, Azerbaijan   Azerbaijan 1–2 1–2 Euro 2016 qualification

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 21 April 2019
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sportist Svoge 2007–08 B Group 20 4 0 0 20 4
Nesebar 2008–09 13 3 0 0 13 3
2009–10 23 4 2 1 25 5
Montana 2010–11 A Group 30 6 1 0 31 6
Chernomorets Burgas 2011–12 24 5 2 0 26 5
2012–13 14 5 1 0 15 5
Beroe Stara Zagora 10 3 3 0 13 3
2013–14 23 8 3 1 2 1 1 1 29 11
Metalurh Donetsk (loan) 2013–14 Premier League 4 0 0 0 4 0
Beroe Stara Zagora 2014–15 A Group 18 6 1 0 19 6
Rijeka 2014–15 Prva HNL 6 2 1 0 7 2
Skënderbeu Korçë (loan) 2015–16 Albanian Superliga 4 1 0 0 4 0 1[a] 0 9 1
Levski Sofia 2015–16 A Group 15 8 0 0 15 8
2016–17 First League 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
Neftochimic Burgas 15 4 0 0 15 4
SKA-Khabarovsk 2017–18 Premier Liga 12 2 2 0 14 2
Vereya 2017–18 First League 8 2 0 0 8 2
Arda 2018–19 Second League 21 10 1 0 22 10
Career Total 264 73 17 2 8 1 2 1 291 77

NotesEdit

  1. ^ One appearance in Albanian Supercup

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Beroe

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Венцислав Христов: "Мама – украинка, папа – болгарин" (in Russian). footboom.com. 13 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Долу ръцете от Венци Христов!" (in Bulgarian). sportline.bg. 14 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Трансфер номер 5 за Херо в Черноморец" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 15 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Венци Христов приключи с Черноморец" (in Bulgarian). football24.bg. 4 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Венци Христов е поредното ново попълнение на Берое" (in Bulgarian). dariknews.bg. 15 January 2013.
  6. ^ "ЦСКА прави нов опит да вземе Венци Христов, "червените" лесно ще се разберат с футболиста" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 20 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Венци Христов замина с Берое за Тетевен, старозагорци отпътуваха с 24 играчи" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 1 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Берое убедителен срещу Славия – 0:2" (in Bulgarian). beroe.bg. 16 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Берое отвя Марек с хеттрик на Венци Христов" (in Bulgarian). novsport.com. 13 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Обладатель Кубка Болгарии – игрок "СКА-Хабаровск"" (in Russian). fcska.ru. 5 August 2017.
  11. ^ ВЕНЦИСЛАВ ХРИСТОВ ПОКИДАЕТ ФК «СКА-ХАБАРОВСК» (in Russian). FC SKA-Khabarovsk. 1 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Пореден трансферен удар за Арда" (in Bulgarian). fcarda.bg. 2 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Macedonia vs. Bulgaria Matchcast". topsport.bg. 15 August 2013. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  14. ^ "Bulgaria vs. Czech Republic Matchcast". topsport.bg. 15 October 2013. Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  15. ^ Dimov, Stanko (9 September 2014). "България показа характер и пречупи азерите в Баку, Венци Христов ни донесе успеха" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. Retrieved 10 September 2014.

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