Georgi Peev

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Georgi Peev
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Personal information
Full name Georgi Ivanov Peev
Date of birth (1979-03-11) 11 March 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Lokomotiv Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Lokomotiv Sofia 60 (13)
2001–2006 Dynamo Kyiv 90 (8)
2006 Dnipro (loan) 10 (1)
2007–2016 Amkar Perm 234 (41)
2016 Vitosha Bistritsa II 1 (0)
Total 394 (63)
National team
1999–2011 Bulgaria 54 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Georgi Peev (Bulgarian: Георги Пеев; born 11 March 1979) is a former Bulgarian footballer who played as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

A youth product of Lokomotiv Sofia he spent three seasons in the Bulgarian A Group with the first team before switching to Dynamo Kyiv, winning six major honours with the Ukrainian club. In January 2007, he moved to Amkar Perm in Russia.

He was capped 54 times for Bulgaria from his debut in 1999, appearing at the UEFA Euro 2004.

Career[edit]

Peev started his career in home town Sofia in local club Lokomotiv. He made his official debut for his native club in a match against Litex Lovech on 8 August 1998. He played for 13 minutes as a substitute. On 5 December 1998 he scored his first goal in professional football against Spartak Varna. He scored goal in the 10th minute. Peev was discovered at the age of 21 by Dynamo Kyiv manager Valery Lobanovsky, while playing for Lokomotiv, and signed for €2,5 million. He has also played and for FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

On 16 January 2007, Peev signed with Amkar Perm for a reported fee of €500,000.[1] In 2008 he was chosen the fans favorite player of the Russian Premier League and received a rare revolver from 1936 used by the Red Army.[2]

International career[edit]

A right back or right winger known for his pace and attacking attitude, he was part of the Bulgarian 2004 European Football Championship team who exited in the first round, finishing bottom of Group C, having finished top of Qualifying Group 8 in the pre-tournament phase. Between 1999 and 2007 Peev featured in 40 games for Bulgaria. On 10 May 2010, following his strong performances for his club team, Peev was recalled to the national side for the friendly match against Belgium. On 27 March 2011, Georgi Peev announced his retirement from international football.[3]

Honours[edit]

Personal[edit]

His brother Daniel Peev is also a professional footballer.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Георги Пеев подписа с Амкар" (in Bulgarian). dariknews.bg. 16 January 2007. 
  2. ^ В качестве приза зрительских симпатий Пеев получил револьвер (in Russian). Sports.ru. 31 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Георги Пеев се отказа от националния отбор" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Karlikova, Nadezhda (14 August 2002). "Георги Пеев посрещнат от семейството" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 

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