Aleksandar Aleksandrov (footballer, born 1975)
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|Full name||Aleksandar Yordanov Aleksandrov|
|Date of birth||19 January 1975|
|Place of birth||Plovdiv, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder (retired)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 June 2012.
Aleksandar Aleksandrov began his career in his hometown of Plovdiv in the Maritsa and played there until 1997.
Cherno More Varna
In July 2007, Aleksandrov returned to Bulgaria and signed a three years contract with Cherno More Varna. The following 2007–08 season in the Bulgarian championship, Alex was honoured as the most valuable player in the Bulgarian A PFG.
On 28 September 2009, Alex terminated his contract with the Sailors, due to family difficulties and problems with the owners of the club.
Return to Levski
After 10 years, Alex returned to Levski Sofia on 5 January 2010. He signed a one-a-half-year contract with the club and was given the number 7 shirt. Aleksandrov made his re-debut for Levski on 7 March 2010 against Minyor Pernik. The result of the match was 3:1 for Levski.
In the first friendly match for 2010/2011 season, Aleksandrov played with his nickname Alex, as he did in Cherno More Varna.
Between 1999 and 2003 Aleksandrov played in Bulgaria national football team. Alex earned his first cap with Bulgaria in a 3–0 victory over Luxembourg on 10 October 1999. For Bulgaria, he was capped 10 times.
Although not famous around the world, his career is marked by a few trophies. The first one is just after his arrival in Levski, in 1998 when "The Blues" win Bulgarian Cup. That trophy is followed by a double in 2000, when Levski not only win the Bulgarian Championship, but the Bulgarian Cup as well. Meanwhile, he has won "The Best Bulgarian Footballer" award in 1999. After his move to Kocaelispor the trophies continue to follow him, as his team wins the Turkish Cup in 2002.
- Champion of Bulgaria: 2000
- Bulgarian Cup: 1998, 2000
- Turkish Cup: 2002
- Bulgarian Footballer of the Year: 1999
- Footballer of the Year of Varna: 2007, 2008
- As of 2 September 2010.
- "Alexandrov turns back the clock at Levski". Uefa.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
- "Официално: Кривия в "Ботев", Йордан Христов също подписа". topsport.bg. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
- Aleksandrov at Levski's official website
- Aleksandar Aleksandrov at footballzz.co.uk
- Profile at Levskisofia.info (English)