Atanas Kurdov

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Atanas Kurdov
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Personal information
Full name Atanas Petrov Kurdov
Date of birth (1988-10-28) 28 October 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Levski Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Bayer Leverkusen II 46 (14)
2009 Winterthur (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2012 Botev Plovdiv 46 (50)
2012 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 10 (0)
2013–2014 Slavia Sofia 22 (11)
2014 Astana 25 (6)
National team
2007–2009 Bulgaria U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Atanas Kurdov (Bulgarian: Атанас Курдов; born on 28 September 1988) is a Bulgarian footballer who most recently played for Astana as a forward. His father is former player and manager Petar Kurdov.


Youth career[edit]

Kurdov is a product of the Levski Sofia's Youth Academy. In 2007 he spent weeks on a trial period in Celtic FC and Tottenham Hotspur. All in all, Kurdov signed for Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen[edit]

On 9 July 2007, Kurdov signed a four-year contract with Bayer 04 Leverkusen. In his first season there, Atanas capped 26 times and scored 10 goals for the reserves team. In the summer of 2010 he was released from the club.

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

After being released from Bayer 04 Leverkusen he signed with Bulgarian V AFG side Botev Plovdiv on 24 August, despite being wanted by his youth club Levski Sofia earlier that summer. He was top scorer in the third tier in 2010–11, with 46 goals in the South East V FG.[1] He also scored 3 goals in 3 minutes against Stambolovo. In January 2011, Kurdov was approached by newly promoted A PFG club Ludogorets Razgrad, but his transfer fell through, due to the accusations of being a glory seeker from the Botev fans. On June 26, 2012, he was released from Botev Plovdiv along with 15 other players.

Lokomotiv Plovdiv[edit]

After a one-week trial, on 25 August 2012, Kurdov joined Botev's eternal rivals Lokomotiv Plovdiv on a year contract. His move to Lokomotiv remains very controversial keeping in mind his family's history with Botev (his father and older brother Evgeni also played for Botev).

FC Astana[edit]

On 26 February 2014, Kurdov signed for Kazakhstan Premier League side Astana.[2] On 19 April, he scored three goals in the 4:3 away win over Irtysh Pavlodar in a Kazakhstan Premier League match.[3]




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