Zehirov with CSKA in 2009
|Full name||Atanas Tsankov Zehirov|
|Date of birth||13 February 1989|
|Place of birth||Kochan, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Right back / Midfielder|
|Beroe Stara Zagora|
|2010||→ Sliven 2000 (loan)||5||(0)|
|2013–||Beroe Stara Zagora||83||(10)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 January 2017.
Zehirov began his career with CSKA Sofia, but made only six league appearance with one goal and spent time on loan to Sliven 2000 before leaving the club in October 2010. He scored his first and last goal for the club against Lokomotiv Mezdra on 13 June 2009.
In August 2011, Zehirov joined Norwegian side Hasle-Løren IL.
On 7 February 2013, Zehirov signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Beroe Stara Zagora. He made his debut on 22 May, replacing Martin Raynov for the last 13 minutes of a 2–1 away win over Lokomotiv Plovdiv. On 1 March 2014, Zehirov registered his first league goal with Beroe in a 5–0 home win over Lyubimets 2007, scoring the fourth of their five goals.
On 26 May 2015, Zehirov received his first call-up to the Bulgaria national team for the friendly game against Turkey on 8 June 2015 in Istanbul from Ivaylo Petev, but did not make an appearance. His most recent call-up was in November 2016 for a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Belarus national team, during which he remained on the bench.
- As of 8 November 2015
|CSKA Sofia||2008–09||A Group||5||1||0||0||–||5||1|
|Sliven 2000 (loan)||2009–10||5||0||0||0||–||5||0|
|Hasle-Løren IL||2011||2. Divisjon||12||1||0||0||–||12||1|
|Beroe Stara Zagora||2012–13||A Group||2||0||1||0||–||3||0|
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- "ЦСКА се раздели с талант от село Кочан" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. 11 October 2010.
- "Атанас Зехиров подписа само за 1 година с Пирин" (in Bulgarian). novsport.com. 31 January 2011.
- "Зехиров подписа с Берое" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 7 February 2013.
- "Двама играчи продължиха договорите си" (in Bulgarian). beroe.bg. 8 May 2015.
- "Turkey 4-0 Bulgaria". goal.com. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- "Bulgaria NT vs. Belarus NT 1:0". flashscore.com. 13 November 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
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