Radoslav Zdravkov

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Radoslav Zdravkov
Personal information
Full name Radoslav Metodiev Zdravkov
Date of birth (1956-07-30) 30 July 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1980 Lokomotiv Sofia
1980–1986 CSKA Sofia 165 (41)
1986–1989 Chaves 100 (43)
1989–1990 Braga 21 (1)
1990–1991 Paços Ferreira 29 (10)
1991–1992 Felgueiras
1992–1993 Yantra Gabrovo 15 (6)
1993–1994 Litex Lovech
National team
1975–1988 Bulgaria 67 (10)
Teams managed
1991–1992 Felgueiras (player-coach)
1992–1993 Yantra Gabrovo
1993–1994 Litex Lovech
1994–1995 Lokomotiv Sofia
1996 Slavia Sofia
1997 Lokomotiv Plovdiv
1998-1999 Spartak Varna
1999-2000 Cherno More Varna
2001–2002 Lokomotiv Sofia
2004-2005 Spartak Varna
2007–2008 Beroe Stara Zagora
2008 Spartak Varna
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Metodiev and the family name is Zdravkov.

Radoslav Metodiev Zdravkov (Bulgarian: Радослав Meтoдиeв Здравков; born 30 July 1956) is a Bulgarian retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and a current manager.

Club career[edit]

Zdravkov was born in Sofia. During his professional career, which spanned nearly 20 years, he represented PFC Lokomotiv Sofia, PFC CSKA Sofia, Portugal's G.D. Chaves, S.C. Braga, F.C. Paços de Ferreira and F.C. Felgueiras – after he had left the Iron Curtain at the age of 30 – FC Yantra and PFC Litex Lovech.[1]

During his stay abroad he was known as Radi, and he was instrumental in lowly Chaves' first ever qualification to the UEFA Cup in the 1986–87 season, as fifth. From 1992 onwards he worked as a full-time manager, going on to be in charge of several clubs including PFC Spartak Varna on three occasions.

International career[edit]

Zdrvakov earned 67 caps and scored ten goals for the Bulgarian national team during 13 years,[2] and played at the 1986 FIFA World Cup finals.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Онлайн интервю с Радослав Здравков" (in Bulgarian). Topsport. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (16 July 2009). "Bulgaria – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Radoslav ZdravkovFIFA competition record

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