Miroslav Manolov

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Miroslav Manolov
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Personal information
Full name Miroslav Manolov Manolov
Date of birth (1985-05-20) 20 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Sopot, Bulgaria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Cherno More
Number 20
Youth career
Metalik Sopot
2000–2003 CSKA Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 CSKA Sofia 9 (1)
2005–2006 Conegliano (loan) 29 (19)
2007–2013 Cherno More 119 (32)
2013–2014 Litex Lovech 31 (3)
2014– Cherno More 0 (0)
National team
2006 Bulgaria U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Miroslav Manolov Manolov (Bulgarian: Мирослав Манолов; born 20 May 1985 in Sopot) is a Bulgarian footballer, who plays as a striker for Cherno More.[1]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Sopot, Miroslav Manolov start his football career in the local club Metalik. He made his debut for the team in the Bulgarian third division in the year 2000 when he was only 15.[2]

CSKA Sofia[edit]

Manolov made his debut during the 2003–04 season on 28 October 2003 in a match of Bulgarian Cup against Pirin Blagoevgrad, coming on as a substitute for Krasen Valkov. Unfortunately a little while after that he breaks his leg in a match for the reserve squad and he cannot play football for half a year.[citation needed]

In March 2005 Manolov was loaned out to Conegliano German, where he displays his ability to score. Manolov became the West B PFG's top goalscorer for the 2005–06 season with 19 goals in 25 matches.[3] He returned to CSKA at the end of the season. On 27 August 2006, Manolov scored his only league goal for CSKA in a 4–0 home win over Spartak Varna.

Cherno More[edit]

On 8 January 2007, Daniel Morales was signed by CSKA Sofia from Cherno More and Manolov was sent to Varna together with Daniel Georgiev in exchange.[4] Manolov made his debut on 5 March, in a 0–0 draw against his former club CSKA.

He scored his first goal for Cherno More on 14 July 2007, in a 3–0 home win over Makedonija Gjorče Petrov in their second round second leg tie of the Intertoto Cup. His first league goal came on 1 December, a winning header[5] in a 1–0 against derby rivals Spartak Varna. On 5 April 2008, Manolov scored his first-ever A PFG hat-trick in his career, in a 4–1 away win over Marek Dupnitsa.

In December 2009, Manolov ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus.[citation needed] He missed the rest of the 2009–10 season and the whole 2010–11 season.

Manolov made his comeback for Cherno More from a serious knee injury on 15 July 2011. He featured 18 minutes in a 1–0 pre-season friendly win against Bansko.[6] In August 2011, Manolov was handed number 10, last worn by Daniel Dimov. His first goal of the season came on 5 November 2011 in a 2–0 home win over Beroe Stara Zagora. On 22 March 2012, Manolov scored a hat-trick in a 3–1 away win over Montana; the first goal was scored in 7 seconds, setting a new A PFG record for the quickest goal.[7] He was sent off for the first time during his Cherno More career against the same opponent on 23 September 2012, for dangerous foul play.[8]

International career[edit]

In 2006 Miroslav Manolov played in Bulgaria national under-21 football team.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 5 June 2014

Club Season Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
CSKA Sofia 2003–04 A Group 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
2004–05 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Conegliano German 2004–05 B Group 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2005–06 25 19 3 1 0 0 28 20
CSKA Sofia 2006–07 A Group 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Cherno More 2006–07 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2007–08 23 9 5 1 4 1 32 11
2008–09 22 9 1 0 5 3 28 12
2009–10 15 6 1 0 4 3 20 9
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 24 7 0 0 0 0 24 7
2012–13 25 1 4 0 0 0 29 1
Litex Lovech 2013–14 31 3 6 5 0 0 37 8
Total Bulgaria 188 55 22 7 13 7 223 69

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stats Centre: Miroslav Manolov Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Миро Манолов е гордостта на Сопот" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net. Retrieved 7 April 2008. 
  3. ^ ""Б" група (1950–2007) – голмайстори" (in Bulgarian). bulgarian-football.com. 
  4. ^ "ЦСКА и Черно море се разбраха за Моралес" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. Retrieved 8 January 2007. 
  5. ^ "Черно море излъга Спартак в дербито на Варна" (in Bulgarian). dariknews.bg. Retrieved 1 December 2007. 
  6. ^ "Миро Манолов се завърна на терена" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Черно море би в Монтана с най-бързия гол в А група и хеттрик на Манолов" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Монтана би 10 от Черно море" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 17 November 2012.