Georgi Chilikov

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Georgi Chilikov
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Personal information
Full name Georgi Prodanov Chilikov
Date of birth (1978-08-23) 23 August 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Burgas, Bulgaria
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Chernomorets Burgas 56 (29)
1999–2001 Neftochimic Burgas 56 (8)
2001–2005 Levski Sofia 97 (55)
2005–2007 CD Nacional 39 (4)
2007 CSKA Sofia 12 (3)
2008 Dalian Shide 12 (5)
2009 FC Tobol 9 (1)
2009 Chernomorets Burgas 6 (0)
2010 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2 (0)
Total 289 (105)
National team
2002–2004 Bulgaria 7 (1)
Teams managed
2010 Neftochimic Burgas (assistant manager)
2011–2014 Chernomorets Burgas (assistant manager)
2014 Botev Plovdiv (scout)
2014– Botev Plovdiv (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 July 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 April 2008

Georgi Chilikov (Bulgarian: Георги Чиликов; born 23 August 1978 in Burgas) is a former Bulgarian footballer.

He was part of the Bulgarian 2004 European Football Championship team, which exited in the first round, finishing bottom of Group C, having finished top of Qualifying Group 8 in the pre-tournament phase. Chilikov scored his only goal for the national side in the 2:1 home win against Andorra on 16 October 2002 in a Euro 2004 qualifier.

Career[edit]

Chilikov was educated in Chernomorets's youth academy. From 1999 to 2001 he played for the other club from BurgasNaftex. His move from Naftex to Levski Sofia made him the record holder of the highest transfer between Bulgarian clubs. In June 2001, Levski signed Chilikov to a four-year deal for a record €1.25 million. During his time with the "blues", Chilikov established himself as a dependable goal-scorer. On 24 April 2004, he netted a last-minute goal against archrivals CSKA Sofia in an A PFG match to help his team to a 2:1 away win.[1] On 28 August 2002, Chilikov failed to convert a penalty in the 0:1 loss against Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv in a third qualifying round Champions League match.[2] In 2005 he moved to Portugal Nacional Madeira. In June 2007, Chilikov was loaned out to CSKA Sofia for one year and 50 000 euros price. Despite some reservations on the part of the CSKA supporters (due to the time he had spent at Levski Sofia), Chilikov quickly managed to win them over. On 11 August 2007, he netted an equalizing goal in an A PFG match against Litex Lovech.[3] On 30 August 2007, Chilikov scored a last-minute goal against Cypriot side AC Omonia in a UEFA Cup game and helped his team advance to the next stage.[4] However, despite generally impressing in his substitute appearances, Chilikov failed to establish himself as part of the starting 11. In January 2008, he was transferred to Chinese club Dalian Shide. After that he had brief stints with FC Tobol, Chernomorets Burgas and Lokomotiv Plovdiv. From July to September 2010 he served as assistant manager in Neftochimic Burgas. Chilikov was assistant manager in Chernomorets Burgas from June 2011 to May 2014.

Playing style[edit]

Chilikov is known for his powerful heading ability.

International career[edit]

Between 2002 and 2004, Chilikov earned 7 caps for Bulgaria.

International goal[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 16 October 2002 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria  Andorra 1 – 0 2–1 Euro 2004 qualifier

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Всички мачове между "Левски" и ЦСКА – III част!" (in Bulgarian). Блиц Спорт. 27 March 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "2002–2003: Левски – Сконто Рига, Динамо Киев" (in Bulgarian). Sportal.bg. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  3. ^ ""Литекс"-ЦСКА 1:1" (in Bulgarian). Sport1.bg. 11 August 2007. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Чиликов нокаутира Омония, златната резерва вкарва за 2:1 в 90-ата минута" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 

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