Asen Karaslavov

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Asen Karaslavov
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Personal information
Full name Asen Dimitrov Karaslavov
Date of birth (1980-06-08) 8 June 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Asenovgrad, Bulgaria
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1988–1994 Asenovets
1994–1998 Botev Plovdiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Botev Plovdiv 27 (2)
2001–2007 Slavia Sofia 126 (5)
2007–2012 Greuther Fürth 90 (4)
2012–2013 Botev Plovdiv 10 (0)
Total 253 (11)
National team
2004–2008 Bulgaria 10 (0)
Teams managed
2013– Botev Plovdiv (director of football)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:20, 1 June 2013 (UTC).

Asen Karaslavov (Bulgarian: Асен Караславов; born 8 June 1980 in Asenovgrad) is a former Bulgarian footballer who plays as a defender.


Botev Plovdiv[edit]

Karaslavov began his career with Asenovets, before he was scouted by Botev Plovdiv in 1994. He joined the first team of Botev after the 1999–00 winter break, in January 2000. Karaslavov made his professional debut on 5 April 2000 in the Bulgarian Cup match against Neftochimic Burgas, coming on as a substitute for Kostadin Vidolov. He made his A PFG debut on 20 May, in a 1–0 home loss against Chernomorets Burgas. Karaslavov would play five more matches that season.

The 2000–01 season saw Karaslavov breaking into the starting lineup on a regular basis under managers Marin Bakalov, Dimitar Mladenov and Dinko Dermendzhiev. He scored his first A PFG goal for Botev on 5 August 2000 in a 3–1 home victory over Hebar Pazardzhik. During the season, he earned 22 appearances, scored two goals.

Slavia Sofia[edit]

In 2001 Karaslavov signed a three-season deal with Slavia Sofia. He made his team debut on 3 August 2001 in a 0–1 away victory over Cherno More Varna. He took over the captaincy of Slavia when Dimitar Rangelov was transferred in 2006, a responsibility he held until leaving the club in 2007.[1]

Greuther Fürth[edit]

In 2007 Karaslavov transferred to SpVgg Greuther Fürth.[2][3]

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

On 19 June 2012, Karaslavov re-signed for Botev Plovdiv on a 2+1 year contract.[4] On the eve of the 2012–13 season, he was selected for captain of the team. Karaslavov made his second Botev debut in a 3–0 win against Slavia Sofia on 11 August. He retired at the end of the season because of having too many injuries and became director of football.[5]


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