Galin Ivanov (footballer, born 1975)
|Full name||Galin Ivanov|
|Date of birth||6 April 1975|
|Place of birth||Dobrich, Bulgaria|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Ludogorets Razgrad II (assistant)|
|2015||CSKA Sofia (caretaker)|
|2015||Ludogorets Razgrad U-19|
|2015–2017||Ludogorets Razgrad II|
|2017–||Ludogorets Razgrad II (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 November 2011
Galin Ivanov (born 6 April 1975) is a Bulgarian former football player and current football manager, who played both as a defender, as well as a midfielder. He made his name playing for CSKA Sofia in the Bulgarian A Professional Football Group, making a brief jump to the MLS in 2003. He is currently assistant coach of Bulgarian Second League club Ludogorets Razgrad II.
Ivanov started his career in 1992 at his local side FC Dobrudzha Dobrich before being acquired by Bulgarian First League giants CSKA Sofia in 1996. He styed at the club until 2003, winning the Bulgarian First League Championship and Bulgarian Cup twice within a span of seven seasons. In 2003, Ivanov moved to the MLS signing a contract with D.C. United and joining up with fellow compatriot Hristo Stoitchkov. In March 2004 he returned to the Bulgarian First League signing with Marek Dupnitza, where he made a total of 12 appearances until the end of the season. During the summer transfer window, Ivanov again moved countries, this time joining up with Greek top-flight newcomers Ergotelis. He managed to appear in 7 Alpha Ethniki matches before suffering a knee injury that kept him out for the rest of the tournament, which saw the club finish in 15th place and return to the Greek Second Division.
Ivanov has represented Bulgaria in the youth teams earning 7 caps with the U-18 and 25 caps with the Bulgaria U-21 national football teams. He was called-up to the senior team in 2000, earning a total of 5 caps within a two-year span.
In March 2015, Ivanov was appointed as manager of the senior team.
On 24 March 2015 Galin was named as caretaker coach of CSKA after Stoycho Mladenov resigned. He was replaced by Luboslav Penev in late April 2015 due to CSKA's continued poor run of games in the A PFG.
In the summer of 2015 Ivanov took Ludogorets Razgrad U-19 team who plays in the Elite Youth League of Bulgaria. On 6 December 2015 he take care of Ludogorets Razgrad II team after the resignation of Veselin Branimirov just for one game, but on 7 January 2016 he was appointed as permament manager who will lead the team in B Group. On 15 January 2017, following the appointment of Radoslav Zdravkov as new manager, Ivanov was demoted to assistant.
- As of 7 December 2016
|CSKA Sofia (caretaker)||24 March 2015||28 April 2015||4||0||1||3||0.00||0||7||−7|
|Ludogorets Razgrad U-19||15 June 2015||31 December 2015||15||11||1||3||73.33||46||15||+31|
|Ludogorets Razgrad II||5 December 2015||present||1||0||1||0||0.00||1||1||+0|
- CSKA Sofia
- "Galin Ivanov". Retrieved 28 November 2011.
- Галин Иванов: Няма да забравя мачовете с Милан, Шахтьор и Блекбърн (bulg.)
- "To Who is who (Greek)". Patris newspaper. 3 August 2004.
- "Bulgarians Add Flair to D.C. United". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 January 2003.
- "D.C. defender Ivanov has hernia surgery". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
- "Ημέρα ανανεώσεων χθες στον Εργοτέλη ΣΥΜΦΩΝΗΣΑΝ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΡΑΜΕΝΟΥΝ ΓΙΑ ΕΝΑ ΑΚΟΜΗ ΧΡΟΝΟ ΣΤΟΥΣ "ΚΙΤΡΙΝΟΜΑΥΡΟΥΣ" ΙΒΑΝΟΦ ΚΑΙ ΑΡΓΥΡΑΚΗΣ (Greek)". Patris newspaper. 2 June 2005.
- "Официално: Галин Иванов е новият треньор на ЦСКА! Владо Манчев ще му бъде помощник". topsport.bg. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
- Въведоха нови правила в съблекалнята
- Бивш треньор на ЦСКА ще води Лудогорец в "Б" група
- "Ради Здравков поема Лудогорец II, Спас Джевизов селекционер на тима" (in Bulgarian). ludogorets.com. 15 January 2017.