Angel Chervenkov

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Angel Chervenkov
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Personal information
Full name Angel Dimitrov Chervenkov
Date of birth (1964-06-10) 10 June 1964 (age 54)
Place of birth Bolyarovo, Bulgaria PR
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chornomorets Odesa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 Tundzha 14 (2)
1981–1984 Armeets Sofia 83 (30)
1984–1987 CSKA Sofia 70 (9)
1987–1989 Lokomotiv Gorna 57 (4)
1989–1994 Etar Veliko Tarnovo 121 (21)
1994–1996 Montana 50 (6)
National team
1984–1987 Bulgaria 5 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Cherno More
2002–2003 Minyor Bobov Dol
2003–2007 CSKA Sofia (assistant)
2007 Kaunas
2007 Heart of Midlothian
2009–2010 Litex Lovech
2010–2011 Sevastopol
2012 Prešov
2014 Sevastopol
2015 Arsenal-Kyiv
2016 Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa
2018– Chornomorets Odesa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Angel Chervenkov (Bulgarian: Ангел Димитров Червенков, born 10 June 1964) is a Bulgarian former footballer.


As a player[edit]

As a footballer, Chervenkov played as a defender for Tundzha Yambol (1980–1981), Armeets Sofia (1981–1984), CSKA Sofia (1984–1987), Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa (1987–1989), Etar Veliko Tarnovo (1989–1994) and Montana (1994–1996). In Bulgaria's top division, the A PFG, Chervenkov had 298 matches and 40 goals. He won the championship twice, in 1987 with CSKA and in 1991 with Etar, once finished second (with CSKA in 1985) and once third (with Etar in 1990). With CSKA, Chervenkov has two Bulgarian Cup trophies (1985 and 1987) and two Cup of the Soviet Army trophies (1985 and 1986). In the European tournaments, he has featured in 6 matches, scoring once (in one of his two matches for Etar, the rest being for CSKA). Internationally, Chervenkov has 5 caps for the Bulgaria national team. He participated in European Championship 1991/92.

As a manager[edit]

Chervenkov started his coaching career in CSKA's youth academy being there from 1999 to 2001. Then he worked as assistant manager at Cherno More Varna in 2002. Year later he return in CSKA Sofia First team as assistant manager (2003 - 2007 ) and won Bulgarian Title (2005) Bulgarian cup (2006) and Bulgarian Supercup (2007). In 2007, he took in charge FBK Kaunas and won Lithuanian Supercup.[1] Later that year he became manager of Heart of Midlothian F.C.. In 2010, he won the Bulgarian A Group with Litex Lovech.[2]

He managed in Ukraine FC Sevastopol twice (2011, 2014 ), Arsenal Kyiv (2015) and Slovakia FC Tatran Presov (2012), and on 8 June 2016 returned to Bulgarian football becoming a manager of Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa who had been promoted to the new top level division in Bulgaria - Parva Liga.


Manager honours[edit]