Anton Karachanakov

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Anton Karachanakov
Karachanakov 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Anton Atanasov Karachanakov
Date of birth (1992-01-17) 17 January 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Novo Delchevo, Bulgaria
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
CSKA Sofia
Number 71
Youth career
2006–2010 Pirin Blagoevgrad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Pirin Blagoevgrad 15 (4)
2011– CSKA Sofia 38 (9)
National team
2011–2013 Bulgaria U21 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:41, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Anton Karachanakov (Bulgarian: Антон Карачанаков) (born 17 January 1992 in Novo Delchevo) is a Bulgarian footballer, who currently plays as a winger for CSKA Sofia.


Pirin Blagoevgrad[edit]

Born in Novo Delchevo, near to Sandanski, Karachanakov progressed through Pirin Blagoevgrad's youth system, having joined the club at the age of 14 in 2006.[1]

He made his first team debut on 26 February 2011 in a 1–0 A PFG loss against Cherno More, coming on as a substitute for Anton Kostadinov. On 12 March, he scored his first goal in his first start, netting Pirin's only goal in their 2–1 loss against Litex Lovech.

Karachanakov finished the 2010–11 season with 16 appearances and four goals in all competitions, helping Pirin to secure their status in the top-flight of Bulgarian football league system. Finally, Pirin was relegated to fourth division, after the license necessary to play in the A PFG was denied by Bulgarian Football Federation.

CSKA Sofia[edit]

On 18 June 2011, Karachanakov joined CSKA Sofia on a free transfer.[2] He scored his first A PFG goal for CSKA on 22 March 2012, in the 4:0 home win over Loko Sofia.[3] In October 2012, he sustained an injury during The Eternal Derby and was ruled out until the end of the A PFG season.[4] He made a full recovery in June 2013.[5]

International career[edit]

His first goal for the Bulgarian U21 squad came in his second match on 29 February 2012 as he scored the only goal in a 1–0 friendly win against Poland U21.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pirin Blagoevgrad 2010–11 15 4 1 0 16 4
CSKA Sofia 2011–12 13 4 2 0 0 0 15 4
2012–13 9 3 0 0 2 0 11 3
2013–14 14 2 1 0 0 0 15 2


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