|Full name||Hristo Angelov Yanev|
|Date of birth||4 May 1979|
|Place of birth||Kazanlak, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Midfielder, Second striker|
|Neftochimic Burgas (manager)|
|1999–2000||Beroe Stara Zagora||27||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Kazanluk, Yanev was picked as a youth to play for local side Rozova Dolina, making his professional debut for Olimpik Teteven during the 1997–98 season. In 1999, he joined Beroe Stara Zagora, scoring 7 goals in 27 matches.
After playing one season at Beroe, Yanev signed for CSKA Sofia in 2000, when he was only 20 years old and since then he has always played an important role in the team. Yanev plays either as a winger or second striker.
He made his competitive debut for CSKA on 4 August 2000 in a 0–0 home draw against Litex Lovech. Оn 25 August, Yanev scored his CSKA's first and first-ever UEFA Cup goal in an 8–0 drubbing of Moldovan Constructorul. Two days later, he scored his first league goal for CSKA in a 3–0 home win over Botev Plovdiv.
As a player of CSKA Yanev has been twice champion of Bulgaria (in 2003 and 2005) and has once won the Bulgarian national cup 2006. He spent six seasons of his career at the club, playing in 146 games of the A PFG and scoring 54 goals.
In summer of 2006, Grenoble Foot 38 signed Yanev to a three-year deal. For three years he made 50 appearances in league and scored six goals for Grenoble. With the club he played two seasons in Ligue 2 and one in Ligue 1.
On 25 June 2009, Yanev returned to Bulgaria, signing a three-year contract with Litex Lovech. He established himself as a key figure for the team from Lovech, helping them win the 2010 and 2011 A PFG titles.
Return to CSKA Sofia
On 7 June 2012, Yanev signed a contract with former club CSKA Sofia. Yanev's second stay at CSKA turned out to be short-lived, as he was released from the club in the summer of 2012 following the team's elimination from the UEFA Europa League by Slovenian club Murа 05.
On 12 September 2012, Yanev signed with Greek club Panetolikos F.C.. On 8 April 2013, he was released from the team.
In the summer of 2013, he joined Slavia Sofia after having trained with the team for a number of weeks.
Yanev received his first call-up to the senior team in Hristo Stoichkov's first game in charge of Bulgaria in 2004. On 18 August he made his debut, replacing Marian Hristov as a second-half substitute in a 1–1 friendly draw against Ireland at Lansdowne Road Stadium. Two weeks later, on 4 September, Yanev scored his first international goal in a 3–1 win over Iceland in a 2006 World Cup qualifier. On 13 October, he scored the second goal in Bulgaria's 4–1 win over Malta in Sofia.
|1.||4 September 2004||Reykjavík, Iceland||Iceland||1–3||1–3||World Cup 2006 Qual.|
|2.||13 October 2004||Sofia, Bulgaria||Malta||2–1||4–1||World Cup 2006 Qual.|
|3.||9 May 2006||Osaka, Japan||Japan||1–2||1–2||2006 Kirin Cup|
During the winter break of the 2014-15 season, Yanev was appointed head coach of Minyor Pernik, whom at that time were participating in the South-West V Group. He official debuted his coaching career on March 1, 2015, at Minyor's thrashing 4-1 over Germanea Sapareva Banya.
In the summer of 2015, he was approached by the financially troubled CSKA Sofia, who were sent off to the V Group after the club's failure to obtain a license for the upcoming season in the first division.
As of 12 June 2012
- As of 5 March 2017
|Minyor Pernik||7 January 2015||25 June 2015||15||11||2||2||73.33||27||7||+20|
|CSKA Sofia||26 June 2015||21 August 2016||46||43||2||1||93.48||188||15||+173|
|Neftochimic Burgas||17 September 2016||18||5||5||8||27.78||21||24||-3|
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