Marian Ognyanov

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Marian Ognyanov
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Personal information
Full name Marian Georgiev Ognyanov
Date of birth (1988-07-30) 30 July 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Lom, Bulgaria
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Botev Plovdiv
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2011 Levski Sofia 58 (5)
2009 Belasitsa Petrich (loan) 13 (3)
2012– Botev Plovdiv 84 (9)
National team
2008–2009 Bulgaria U21
2013– Bulgaria 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marian Ognyanov (Bulgarian: Мариян Огнянов; born 30 July 1988 in Lom) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays for Botev Plovdiv.

Career[edit]

Levski Sofia[edit]

Ognyanov has been playing for Levski Sofia since 2004. On 27 September 2006, Ognyanov scored the first goal of a Bulgarian team in the UEFA Champions League group stage during Levski Sofia's 1-3 defeat by Chelsea F.C. at home.

Until 2007/2008, has played mainly as a substitute. Anyway after the biggest clearance sale at the winter transfer season, until the 2007/2008 season, Ognyanov started to play often.

He has been loaned since 27 January 2009 by PFC Belasitsa Petrich. He played for Belasitsa until the end of 08/09 season. Ognyanov scored a goal for Belasitsa on 10 May 2009 against Lokomotiv Sf. Despite this, the result of the match was 2:4 with a home lose for Bela. In Belasitsa he capped 13 times and scored 3 goals. After the end of 08/09 season, Ognyanov returned to Levski Sofia.

Ognyanov re-debuted for Levski on 21 July 2009 in the second match of the 2nd Qualifying round of UEFA Champions League, where Levski beat the team of UE Sant Julià. The result of the match was 0:5 with an away win for Levski. Ognyanov scored two of the goals in the 23rd and the 39th minute.

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

2011-12[edit]

In January 2012 Ognyanov joined Botev Plovdiv and helped the team to get a promotion to A Grupa.[1] He was quickly established as a key player and took part in 10 games.[2]

2012-13[edit]

Although Botev Plovdiv signed with a lot of new players Ognyanov remained a key player during season 2012-13. He participated in 28 matches in A Grupa and scored 6 goals. Botev Plovdiv finished the season on the 4th place.

2013-14[edit]

Botev Plovdiv was allowed to participate in the UEFA Europa League despite finishing on 4th place of A Grupa during the previous season because of the financial troubles at CSKA Sofia.[3][4] Marian particiapted in all six games of the team in the tournament and demonstrated an excellent partnership on the field with Todor Nedelev. During the European campaign Ognyanov scored two goals in the home wins against FC Astana and HŠK Zrinjski Mostar.[5][6]

Botev Plovdiv finished again on the 4th place of A Grupa and lost the final for the Bulgarian Cup. Despite the loss Botev Plovdiv qualified for UEFA Europa League. Ognyanov played in 5 games for the Bulgarian Cup and 27 games in A Grupa as a defensive midfielder.[7] He scored one goal in each home win against Pirin Gotse Delchev and CSKA Sofia.[8][9]

2014-15[edit]

Despite the financial crisis Ognyanov was among the few first team players who did not leave the club in the summer of 2014. He accepted a reduction of his salary and remained for season 2014-15.[10]

Ognyanov scored twice against A.C. Libertas in the 4-0 home win in the first qualifying round of 2014–15 UEFA Europa League.[11] He participated again in all four games of Botev Plovdiv in the UEFA Europa League and made three assists. With four goals Marian shares the third place in the list of top goalscorers for Botev Plovdiv in the European football tournaments.[12]

On 23 September Marian Ognyanov scored the second goal for the 0-4 away win against Lokomotiv Mezdra in the first round of the Bulgarian Cup tournament.[13] In the next round of the Bulgarian Cup Marian assisted for the late equalizer of Aleksandar Kolev againts Lokomotiv Plovdiv. [14]

Marian Ognyanov scored his fist goal of the season in A Grupa from a free kick on 2 November. Unfortunately his goal was not enough and the team of Botev Plovdiv was defeated with 2-1.

As of 26 November Marian Ognyanov has the player with most assists during the season so far in Bulgaria. He assisted for 6 goals in A Grupa as well as 4 assists in games for other tournaments.[15]

International career[edit]

Ognyanov made his debut for Bulgaria on 15 August 2013, after coming on as a substitute in the 0:2 loss against Macedonia in a friendly match.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 December 2014

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bulgaria League CCB Cup Europe Other[a] Total
Levski Sofia A Group 2004–05 4 2 1 0 0 0 5 2
2005–06 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2006–07 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 1
2007–08 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
2008–09 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Belasitsa Petrich 2008–09 13 3 0 0 0 0 13 3
Levski Sofia 2009–10 7 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 9 2
2010–11 22 2 3 0 8 0 33 2
2011–12 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Levski Total 58 5 4 0 12 3 0 0 74 8
Botev Plovdiv B Group 2011–12 10 0 10 0
A Group 2012–13 28 6 4 0 32 6
2013–14 27 2 4 0 6 2 37 4
2014–15 19 1 3 0 4 2 1 0 27 3
Botev Total 84 9 11 0 10 4 1 0 106 13
Career statistics 155 17 15 0 22 7 1 0 193 24
  1. ^ Includes Bulgarian Supercup matches.

Honours[edit]

Levski Sofia[edit]

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

References[edit]

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