Iliya Milanov

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Iliya Milanov
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Personal information
Full name Iliya Ventsislavov Milanov
Date of birth (1992-02-19) 19 February 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Levski, Bulgaria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre-back / Right-back
Club information
Current team
Litex Lovech
Number 18
Youth career
2005–2009 Litex Lovech
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Litex Lovech 80 (1)
National team
2010–2013 Bulgaria U21 14 (0)
2012– Bulgaria 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:19, 19 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:28, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Iliya Ventsislavov Milanov (Bulgarian: Илия Венциславов Миланов; born 19 February 1992) is a Bulgarian footballer playing as a defender for Litex Lovech.[1] His twin brother is Georgi Milanov, who plays for CSKA Moscow.

Career[edit]

Born in Levski, Pleven Province, Milanov began playing football at the local club, before joined the Litex Lovech Academy, together with his twin brother Georgi, in 2005. He was part of a group of young players at the club who guided the club to win the Bulgarian U-17 Championship in June 2009.[2]

On 3 December 2009, Milanov made his Litex first-team debut in a 4–0 away win over Pirin Gotse Delchev in the Bulgarian Cup, coming on as a substitute in the 72nd minute.[3] He made his league debut in a 4–2 away win against Sportist Svoge at Chavdar Tsvetkov Stadium on 16 May 2010, in the final game of the 2009–10 A PFG season, playing the full 90 minutes.

During the 2011–12 season, Milanov formed a partnership with Nikolay Bodurov in the centre of defence and has become an established first team player. On 20 April 2013, he hit his first goal, scoring header in the 2–1 home loss against Levski Sofia.[4]

International career[edit]

Shortly afterwards, Milanov was called up to the Bulgaria under-21 team for the first time, making his competitive debut on 3 March 2010, in a 0–2 loss against Montenegro U21. He made his debut for the senior team on 12 October 2012 in a 1-1 draw against Denmark, substituting Georgi Iliev.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 14:49, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
Club Season Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Litex Lovech 2009–10 A Group 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2010–11 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
2011–12 21 0 4 0 3 0 28 0
2012–13 27 1 4 0 31 1
2013–14 25 0 1 0 26 0
Total Bulgaria 80 1 11 0 3 0 94 1

National team[edit]

Bulgaria national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 2 0
2013 2 0
Total 4 0

Honours[edit]

Litex Lovech[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iliya Milanov Facts". Soccerway.com. 
  2. ^ "Литекс стана шампион при юношите младша" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 2009-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Пирин ГД - Литекс 0–4" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 2009-12-03. 
  4. ^ "Левски прекъсна черната серия в Ловеч" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 2013-04-20. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at National-Football-Teams