Lazarov playing for Lokomotiv Plovdiv
|Date of birth||20 February 1976|
|Place of birth||Gabrovo, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|1993–1994||→ Lokomotiv Septemvri (loan)||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
He is an experienced, technically gifted attacker, who can also play as a left or right winger. Since 2001 Lazarov is playing in the Bulgaria national football team. He was part of the Bulgarian 2004 European Football Championship team.
Lazarov started his career in his home town Septemvri in the local team FC Locomotiv Septemvri. After that, Lazarov played for Chardafon Gabrovo (now FC Yantra). After two very good seasons, he signed with Bulgarian grand CSKA Sofia. He did not impress with his performance and was sold to Minyor Pernik. In June 1998, Lazarov signed with the other Bulgarian grand Levski Sofia. Between 1999 and 2001 he played for Slavia Sofia. After that, he went in the Turkish Turkcell Super League where he played for Kocaelispor, Gaziantepspor and Kayseri Erciyesspor. For six seasons in Turkey he played in 202 games and scored 76 goals.
In July 2007, Zdravko returned in Bulgaria and signed with Slavia Sofia. After spending half a season with Slavia and participating in 11 games, in which he scored 8 goals, in December 2007, he signed with the Russian side Shinnik Yaroslavl. In 2008 he returned to Bulgaria, playing for CSKA Sofia once more. He scored 2 goals in 15 games before getting sidelined for six months due to an injury in the game against Litex Lovech. On 11 June 2009 he terminated his contract with CSKA with immediate effect after a meeting with the club's bosses.
On 15 June 2009, Lazarov signed with Cherno More Varna for two years. He took number 11, which at that time was worn by Georgi Kakalov, but Kakalov stepped it back to Lazarov. He made his team début on 7 July, in a friendly game against Levski Sofia.
In January 2010, Lazarov completed his move to Lokomotiv Plovdiv on a free transfer. He made his league debut for Lokomotiv on 27 February in a 3–2 away loss against CSKA Sofia, scoring a two penalties. Lazarov was promoted to club captain at the start of the 2010–11 season. During the entire season, he scored 14 goals in the league. On 15 March 2012, Lazarov scored the winning goal against Levski Sofia (in the extra time) in a 1/4 final match of the Bulgarian Cup. On 7 August 2012, his contract was terminated.
Two days later, Lazarov joined Slavia Sofia for third time in his career.
|Bulgarian national team|
- Turkish Cup (1): 2001–02
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