Boris Galchev

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Boris Galchev
Galchev.jpg
Galchev with CSKA Sofia in 2010
Personal information
Full name Boris Petrov Galchev
Date of birth (1983-10-31) October 31, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Razlog, Bulgaria
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Septemvri Sofia
Number 25
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2007 Pirin Razlog ? (?)
2008–2009 Pirin Blagoevgrad 27 (2)
2010–2012 CSKA Sofia 60 (3)
2012 Dinamo București 4 (0)
2013 Botev Plovdiv 30 (2)
2014–2016 CSKA Sofia 59 (18)
2017– Septemvri Sofia 5 (0)
National team
2012 Bulgaria 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2017.

Boris Petrov Galchev (Bulgarian: Борис Галчев; born October 31, 1983) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Septemvri Sofia.[1]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Razlog, but raised in Dobrinishte, Galchev started his career in the youth system of Pirin Blagoevgrad.[2] Then he was released by Pirin after failing to progress into their first team and joined amateur side Pirin Razlog.[3] In this period, along with his football career, he also worked as a lumberman.[4]

Pirin Blagoevgrad[edit]

In 2007, Galchev returned to Pirin Blagoevgrad and helped the team gain promotion to the B Group. In December 2008, Pirin merged with the other club of Blagoevgrad, which in season 2008–09 was a part of A Group. Galchev was selected to join unions club.

He quickly became part of the main team and until the end of 2008–09 season earned 15 appearances playing in the A PFG, scoring one goal.

On 7 August 2009, Galchev was announced as Pirin's new club captain.[5]

CSKA Sofia[edit]

On 12 January 2010, CSKA Sofia signed Galchev to a three-and-a-half-year deal.[6] He was given the number 18 shirt. On March 27, 2010, he played in his first Eternal Derby against Levski Sofia after coming on as a substitute during the second half of the game. He established himself as a key player in the midfield for CSKA. For the Reds Galchev appeared in 60 games, scoring three goals.

Dinamo București[edit]

On July 13, 2012, Galchev signed with Romanian Liga I side Dinamo București for two years with an option for a year extension.[7] As part of the deal, former CSKA Sofia striker Michel Platini returned to his previous club.

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

In early January 2013, Galchev returned to Bulgaria and signed a contract with Botev Plovdiv.[8]

Return to CSKA[edit]

In January 2014, Galchev rejoined CSKA Sofia, with the expectation of improved financial parameters for the next season.[9] During the 2014–15 A PFG season he has mostly seen action as a substitute. On 25 October 2014, he scored the third goal for his team in the 3–0 win over Levski Sofia in the Eternal Derby.[10] He was released in January 2017.[11]

Septemvri Sofia[edit]

In January 2017, Galchev signed with Septemvri Sofia for 2 and a half years.[12]

International career[edit]

Galchev earned his first call-up to the Bulgaria national side in March 2011 for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland and the friendly match versus Cyprus, but was not selected to play in any of these games. He was also called up for the friendly against Hungary in February, 2012, but did not feature in the match.[13] Galchev made his debut on 29 May 2012, after coming on as a substitute in a 2–0 loss against Turkey in an exhibition game.[14]

He has also played for Bulgaria at the amateur level.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 3 May 2016
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club Season Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pirin Blagoevgrad 2008–09 A Group 12 1 3 0 15 1
2009–10 15 1 1 0 16 1
Total 27 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 31 2
CSKA Sofia 2009–10 A Group 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
2010–11 22 1 4 0 8 0 34 1
2011–12 29 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 34 3
Total 60 3 7 1 10 0 1 0 78 4
Dinamo București 2012–13 Liga I 4 0 1 0 2 0 7 0
Total 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Botev Plovdiv 2012–13 A Group 13 1 0 0 13 1
2013–14 17 1 1 0 6 0 24 1
Total 30 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 37 2
CSKA Sofia 2013–14 A Group 5 0 0 0 5 0
2014–15 24 2 0 0 2 0 26 2
2015–16 V Group 22 16 8 2 30 18
Total 51 18 8 2 2 0 0 0 61 20
Career Total 172 25 21 3 20 0 1 0 214 28

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

CSKA Sofia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boris Galchev Facts". footballdatabase.eu. 
  2. ^ "Капитанът на Пирин печелил купи на ски" (in Bulgarian). standartnews.com. December 22, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Дребен, вреден, Галчев" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net. April 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Галчев хвърли брадвата, за да стане национал" (in Bulgarian). temasport.com. May 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Орлетата са с нов капитан" (in Bulgarian). dariknews.bg. 7 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "ЦСКА взе Борис Галчев" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. 12 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "TRANSFER. Boris Galchev la Dinamo". fcdinamo.ro. 
  8. ^ "Галчев се разбра с Ботев Пловдив". topsport.bg. 
  9. ^ "Галчев се разбра с "червените", ще получава по 7000 лв., заплатата му ще скочи с 20% през следващия сезон". topsport.bg. 
  10. ^ "Галчев: шампиони сме, ако обаче се играе честно". topsport.bg. 
  11. ^ "Галчев и Господинов разтрогнаха с ЦСКА" (in Bulgarian). cska.bg. 10 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Борис Галчев подписа с тим от Втора лига" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. 17 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Гаджев пребори Галчев за титулярно място срещу Унгария". blitz.bg. 
  14. ^ "Boris Galchev national team match log". 
  15. ^ Zarkov, Vladimir (December 11, 2010). "Бог прощава, Малеш на Мицански - не" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net (originally published in sportline.bg). Retrieved 13 July 2015. 

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