Vladimir Manchev

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Vladimir Manchev
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Personal information
Date of birth (1977-10-06) 6 October 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Pazardzhik, Bulgaria
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996-1997 Spartak Pleven 4 (1)
1997-1998 Yantra Gabrovo 16 (3)
1998 Hebar Pazardzhik 21 (15)
1998-2002 CSKA Sofia 86 (41)
2002-2004 Lille 66 (20)
2004-2007 Levante 60 (13)
2007 Valladolid 17 (6)
2007-2008 Celta 10 (0)
2008 Valladolid 5 (0)
2008-2010 CSKA Sofia 7 (5)
2010-2012 Lokomotiv Sofia 13 (3)
National team
2002-2008 Bulgaria 19 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 July 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 August 2006

Vladimir Manchev (Bulgarian: Владимир Манчев; born 6 October 1977) is a former Bulgarian football player.[1]

Career[edit]

He has also played for Bulgarian teams of Spartak Pleven, Yantra and Hebar, French side Lille OSC[2] and Spanish teams Levante UD, Valladolid and Celta Vigo. He was the top goalscorer of the Bulgarian "A" Professional Football Group in 2001–2002 season with 21 goals netted for CSKA Sofia.[3] He won the Bulgarian Cup in 1999 with CSKA. In the last match for the autumn period of the 2008–09 season against Lokomotiv Mezdra he received an injury in his knee ligaments, which prevented him from playing football for about 9 months. He was expected to be back in play for the next season. On 30 August 2009, Manchev scored the third goal in the 4:0 home win against Lokomotiv Mezdra in his first game back from injury after coming on as a substitute for Rui Miguel. Manchev is a CSKA Sofia's fans' favourite. Although he was injured most of the season 2008–09, in which he played only 4 matches, he scored 4 goals and made a few assists, so on 16 June 2009 it was said that in the next few days he would sign a new contract, which would make him a CSKA player for the next two years. After all he signed a new one year contract on 24 July 2009. In the summer 2010 Manchev was transferred to Akademik Sofia, but did not make any appearances in official matches for the team. In February 2012, Manchev signed a contract with Loko Sofia.[4] He scored two goals in his return debut to help his team to a 2:0 win over Loko Plovdiv on 5 March 2012.[5]

International career[edit]

He was part of the Bulgarian 2004 European Football Championship team, who exited in the first round, finishing bottom of Group C, having finished top of Qualifying Group 8 in the pre-tournament phase.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vladimir Manchev Facts". Footballdatabase.eu. 
  2. ^ Vladimir Manchev French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
  3. ^ "Манчев подписа с Леванте". Sportni.bg. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Локо Сф картотекира 18 нови". football24.bg. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Vladimir Manchev match log". soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Euro 2004 Vladimir Manchev profile". sportinglife.com. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 

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