Aleksandar Aleksandrov (footballer born 1975)

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Aleksandar Aleksandrov
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Personal information
Full name Aleksandar Yordanov Aleksandrov
Date of birth (1975-01-19) 19 January 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1997 Maritsa Plovdiv 87 (33)
1997–2001 Levski Sofia 79 (24)
2001–2002 Kocaelispor 62 (10)
2002–2005 Istanbulspor AS 79 (15)
2005–2006 Kayserispor 31 (6)
2006 Konyaspor 14 (2)
2007 MKE Ankaragücü 12 (0)
2007–2009 Cherno More 57 (15)
2010–2011 Levski Sofia 27 (6)
2011–2012 Botev Plovdiv 23 (8)
Total 471 (119)
National team
1999–2003 Bulgaria 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 June 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Aleksandar Aleksandrov (Bulgarian: Александър Александров) (born 19 January 1975 in Plovdiv), known as Alex, is a Bulgarian former football attacking midfielder.

Aleksandrov was honoured as Bulgarian Footballer of the Year in 1999 and Footballer of the Year of Varna for 2007 and for 2008.

Career[edit]

Aleksandar Aleksandrov began his career in his hometown of Plovdiv in the Maritsa and played there until 1997.

Then his career lead him to Sofia, as Levski Sofia were interested and bought him. He entertained "The Blues" fans for four years, until the Turkish team Kocaelispor lured him from Levski.

Turkish teams[edit]

After two years in Kocaelispor, he changed teams and moved to Istanbulspor AS. After İstanbulspor he played in Kayserispor and Konyaspor, then signed with Ankaragucu (2006–2007).

Cherno More Varna[edit]

In July 2007, Aleksandrov returned to Bulgaria and signed a three years contract with Cherno More Varna. The following 2007–08 season in the Bulgarian championship, Alex was honoured as the most valuable player in the Bulgarian A PFG.

On 28 September 2009, Alex terminated his contract with the Sailors, due to family difficulties and problems with the owners of the club.

Return to Levski[edit]

After 10 years, Alex returned to Levski Sofia on 5 January 2010.[1] He signed a one-a-half-year contract with the club and was given the number 7 shirt. Aleksandrov made his re-debut for Levski on 7 March 2010 against Minyor Pernik. The result of the match was 3:1 for Levski.

In the first friendly match for 2010/2011 season, Aleksandrov played with his nickname Alex, as he did in Cherno More Varna.

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

In June 2011, Aleksandrov joined Botev Plovdiv,[2] where he would eventually retire.

International career[edit]

Between 1999 and 2003 Aleksandrov played in Bulgaria national football team. Alex earned his first cap with Bulgaria in a 3–0 victory over Luxembourg on 10 October 1999. For Bulgaria, he was capped 10 times.

Trophies won[edit]

Although not famous around the world, his career is marked by a few trophies. The first one is just after his arrival in Levski, in 1998 when "The Blues" win Bulgarian Cup. That trophy is followed by a double in 2000, when Levski not only win the Bulgarian Championship, but the Bulgarian Cup as well. Meanwhile, he has won "The Best Bulgarian Footballer" award in 1999. After his move to Kocaelispor the trophies continue to follow him, as his team wins the Turkish Cup in 2002.

Career Stats[edit]

As of 2 September 2010.
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Levski Sofia 1997–98 27 10 8 5 2 0 37 15
1998–99 18 7 3 3 4 0 25 10
1999–00 28 6 6 1 6 0 40 7
2000–01 7 1 1 0 4 0 12 1
Levski Sofia 2009–10 10 3 0 0 0 0 10 3
2010–11 17 3 2 0 5 0 15 2
Career totals 107 30 20 9 21 0 148 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexandrov turns back the clock at Levski". Uefa.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Официално: Кривия в "Ботев", Йордан Христов също подписа". topsport.bg. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 

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