Hristo Yanev

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Hristo Yanev
Hristo Yanev 2013.JPG
Personal information
Full name Hristo Angelov Yanev
Date of birth (1979-05-04) 4 May 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Kazanlak, Bulgaria
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Second striker
Club information
Current team
Neftochimic Burgas (manager)
Youth career
Rozova Dolina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Olimpik Teteven 13 (1)
1999–2000 Beroe Stara Zagora 27 (7)
2000–2006 CSKA Sofia 146 (54)
2006–2009 Grenoble 50 (6)
2009–2012 Litex Lovech 78 (16)
2012 CSKA Sofia 2 (0)
2012–2013 Panetolikos 13 (0)
2013 Slavia Sofia 7 (0)
Total 336 (84)
National team
2004–2011 Bulgaria 11 (3)
Teams managed
2015 Minyor Pernik
2015–2016 CSKA Sofia
2016– Neftochimic Burgas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Hristo Yanev (Bulgarian: Христо Янев; born 4 May 1979 in Kazanlak) is a Bulgarian football manager and former player who currently manages Neftochimic Burgas. Yanev played as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

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.

CSKA Sofia[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Grenoble[edit]

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.

Litex Lovech[edit]

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.[2]

Return to CSKA Sofia[edit]

On 7 June 2012, Yanev signed a contract with former club CSKA Sofia.[3] 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.[4]

Panetolikos[edit]

On 12 September 2012, Yanev signed with Greek club Panetolikos F.C.. On 8 April 2013, he was released from the team.

Slavia Sofia[edit]

In the summer of 2013, he joined Slavia Sofia after having trained with the team for a number of weeks.

International career[edit]

Yanev playing for Bulgaria in 2010

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.[5] On 13 October, he scored the second goal in Bulgaria's 4–1 win over Malta in Sofia.

Two years later, on 9 May 2006, Yanev netted his third goal for the senior team as he scored the winning strike in a 2–1 victory over Japan in a game of the Kirin Cup.

Hristo Yanev: International Goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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

Coaching career[edit]

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.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 June 2012

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Beroe 1999–00 27 7 2 0 29 7
Total 27 7 2 0 0 0 29 7
CSKA Sofia 2000–01 26 12 3 1 4 2 33 15
2001–02 25 5 6 3 3 0 34 8
2002–03 16 1 6 0 3 0 25 1
2003–04 28 11 8 7 4 0 40 18
2004–05 29 22 2 1 4 1 35 24
2005–06 22 3 5 1 8 1 35 5
Total 146 54 30 13 25 4 201 71
Grenoble 2006–07 27 3 ? ? 27 3
2007–08 21 3 ? ? 21 3
2008–09 2 0 ? ? 2 0
Total 50 6 0 0 0 0 50 6
Litex Lovech 2009–10 26 6 2 0 2 0 30 6
2010–11 27 5 4 0 6 0 37 5
2011–12 25 5 3 2 6 2 34 9
Total 78 16 9 2 14 2 101 20
Career totals 301 83 41 15 39 6 381 104

Manager statistics[edit]

As of 5 March 2017
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA GD
Bulgaria Minyor Pernik 7 January 2015 25 June 2015 15 11 2 2 73.33 27 7 +20
Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 26 June 2015 21 August 2016 46 43 2 1 93.48 188 15 +173
Bulgaria Neftochimic Burgas 17 September 2016 18 5 5 8 27.78 21 24 -3
Total 79 59 9 11 74.68 236 46 +190

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Litex Lovech
CSKA Sofia

Manager[edit]

CSKA Sofia

References[edit]

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