Ivo Ivanov (footballer born March 1985)

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Ivo Ivanov
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Personal information
Full name Ivo Ivanov Ivanov
Date of birth (1985-03-11) 11 March 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth Kazanluk, Bulgaria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Beroe Stara Zagora
Number 6
Youth career
Beroe Stara Zagora
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2010 Beroe Stara Zagora 107 (9)
2010–2012 Levski Sofia 33 (1)
2012– Beroe Stara Zagora 69 (2)
National team
2009 Bulgaria 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 December 2013

Ivo Ivanov Ivanov (Bulgarian: Иво Иванов; born 11 March 1985 in Kazanluk) is a Bulgarian football defender who plays for and is the current club captain of Beroe Stara Zagora.[1]



Ivanov began his career in Beroe and made his debut in the 2003-04 season. On 6 May 2010, Beroe won the Bulgarian Cup, beating Chernomorets Pomorie in the final. Ivanov played through the whole match. On 18 October 2009, he scored the only goal in a 1–0 away league win over Levski Sofia.

Levski Sofia[edit]

After playing seven seasons for Beroe, Ivanov signed a three-year-deal with Levski Sofia for a fee of around €100 000 on 8 June 2010.[2] He made his unofficial debut for Levski in a pre-season friendly match against Târgu Mureş on 30 June, entering the match as a substitute.

Ivanov made his competitive debut for Levski in a match against Dundalk - a second qualifying round for Europa League. Levski won the first match and the result was 6–0. In Europa League match against Lille held on 4 November 2010, Levski was leading 2–1 until Ivo Ivanov scored an own goal shortly before the conclusion of the game to make it 2-2.[3] On 17 April 2011, Ivanov scored the winning goal against Cherno More Varna in an A PFG match.[4]

Return to Beroe[edit]

On 31 July 2012, Ivanov re-joined Beroe as part of a player exchange deal sending Dimitar Vezalov to Levski Sofia.[5]

After the departure of Georgi Andonov from Beroe in August 2014, Ivanov was named as his replacement as club captain. On 20 January 2015, he signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at Beroe until 2017.[6]


On 18 November 2009, Ivo Ivanov made his debut for the national team after coming on as a substitute in the 84th minute for Blagoy Georgiev in the 4:1 away win against Malta in a friendly match.[7]




Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 June 2011.
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
PFC Levski Sofia 2010–11 20 1 3 0 11 0 34 1
2011–12 13 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Career totals 33 1 5 0 13 0 51 1


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