Nikola Spasov

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Nikola Spasov
Personal information
Full name Nikola Asenov Spasov
Date of birth (1958-12-15) 15 December 1958 (age 55)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1980 Lokomotiv Sofia ? (?)
1980–1983 Dunav Ruse ? (?)
1983–1986 Cherno More 98 (46)
1986 Spartak Varna 12 (9)
1986–1988 Farense 28 (5)
1988–1989 Salgueiros 30 (18)
1989–1990 Paços Ferreira 33 (34)
1990–1991 Beira-Mar 15 (6)
1991–1992 Paços Ferreira 22 (10)
1992–1993 Rio Ave 31 (12)
1993–1994 Cherno More 12 (4)
Total 281 (144)
National team
1982–1983 Bulgaria 3 (0)
Teams managed
1998–1999 Verín
1999–2002 Imortal
2003–2004 Marek Dupnitsa
2004–2005 Bregalnica Štip
2006–2007 Cherno More (assistant)
2007–2009 Cherno More
2011 Bregalnica Štip
2011 Svetkavitsa
2012 Spartak Varna
2012 Bregalnica Štip
2014– Cherno More
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nikola Asenov Spasov (Bulgarian: Никола Спасов; born 15 December 1958 in Sofia) is a Bulgarian retired footballer who played as a striker, and is currently manager.

Playing career[edit]

Spasov played for PFC Lokomotiv Sofia, FC Dunav Ruse, PFC Cherno More Varna and PFC Spartak Varna in his country. With the first club, he won the Bulgarian League in his first professional season.

Spasov moved to Portugal in December 1986, and remained in the nation for the following seven years, representing five teams. In the 1989–90 season, he scored a career-best 34 goals for F.C. Paços de Ferreira, which however failed to promote from the second division; in the top flight, he played with S.C. Farense, S.C. Beira-Mar and Paços.

In June 1994, after one season in his homeland with former team Cherno More, Spasov retired from football at nearly 36 years of age.

Coaching career[edit]

Spasov started managing in Portugal and Spain, in both countries at amateur level. In 2003, he was appointed at PFC Marek Dupnitsa in his country, switching to the Republic of Macedonia and FK Bregalnica Štip the following season.

From 2006 and during four years, Spasov worked with former club Cherno More, as assistant, head coach and scout.[1] In 2011, he returned to Bregalnica. He replaced Aleksandar Stankov at Cherno More following the sailors' unconvincing start to the 2014-15 A PFG season.

Honours[edit]

Lokomotiv

Personal[edit]

Spasov's younger brother, Yulian (born 1963), was also a footballer. A midfielder, he too represented Spartak and Cherno More Varna, and also spent several years as a professional in Portugal (nine seasons, including eight with Paços de Ferreira).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spasov's Sailors aim to torpedo PSV; UEFA.com, 6 August 2009

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