Iliyan Mitsanski

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Iliyan Mitsanski
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Personal information
Full name Iliyan Emilov Mitsanski
Date of birth (1985-12-20) 20 December 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Sandanski, Bulgaria
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Korona Kielce
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Pirin 1922 37 (21)
2005–2006 Amica Wronki 17 (6)
2006–2008 Lech Poznań 12 (0)
2007 Korona Kielce (loan) 5 (0)
2008 Odra Wodzisław (loan) 13 (5)
2008–2010 Zagłębie Lubin 58 (40)
2010–2013 1. FC Kaiserslautern 16 (1)
2012 FSV Frankfurt (loan) 15 (9)
2013 Ingolstadt 04 (loan) 7 (1)
2013–2015 Karlsruher SC 49 (9)
2015 Suwon Bluewings 8 (0)
2016 Levski Sofia 9 (1)
2017– Korona Kielce 7 (3)
National team
2010– Bulgaria 13 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2015

Iliyan Mitsanski (Bulgarian: Илиян Мицански; born 20 December 1985) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a striker for Polish club Korona Kielce.

Career[edit]

In Bulgaria[edit]

Mitsanski started his professional football career at Pirin 1922. In the 2004–05 season, he earned 29 appearances playing in the B PFG and scored 21 goals.

In June 2005, he moved to Polish club Amica Wronki.

In the first round of 2006–07 season he was loaned out to Korona Kielce, but was not able to reach the first squad there.

Zagłębie Lubin[edit]

In June 2008, Mitsanski transferred to Zagłębie Lubin. In the 2008–09 season, he became the top goalscorer for the team in the Polish First League with 26 goals,[1] helping his team win promotion. During the next season he finished second goalscorer in the Polish league with 15 goals, just 2 goals behind the Polish rising star Robert Lewandowski.[2]

Kaiserslautern[edit]

On 18 June 2010, Mitsanski signed a four-year contract with 1. FC Kaiserslautern. On 24 July, he netted the only goal in the prestigious 1–0 win against Liverpool in a friendly match. On 22 September 2010, he made his official debut for his new team in the 0–5 away loss against Borussia Dortmund after coming on as a substitute for Erwin Hoffer. On 13 November 2010, he scored his first goal in the Bundesliga in the 3–3 home draw with VfB Stuttgart. He was unable to establish himself as a regular for the team and was loaned out to FSV Frankfurt during the winter break.

FSV Frankfurt[edit]

On 3 February 2012, Mitsanski made his debut for FSV Frankfurt and netted two goals in the 2–1 away win over MSV Duisburg in a 2. Bundesliga match.[3]

Karlsruher SC[edit]

In June 2013, Mitsanski signed a contract with Karlsruher SC.[4]

PFC Levski Sofia[edit]

On 6 September 2016, Mitsanski made his return to Bulgarian football after 11 years abroad as he signed with PFC Levski Sofia until the end of the season.[5] He was released in January 2017.[6]

Korona Kielce[edit]

On 1 February 2017, Mitsanski signed with Korona Kielce.[7]

International career[edit]

On 11 August 2010, Mitsanski made his debut for the Bulgarian national team in the 0–1 away loss against Russia in a friendly match.[8] On 26 May 2012, he scored his first goal for the team against the Netherlands, which was a dramatic last-minute win. He scored his second international goal against Cyprus after coming off the substitutes bench in a friendly played on 15 August 2012.

On 9 September 2014 Mitsanski scored a goal for the 2–1 away win over Azerbaijan.[9]

On 28 March 2015 he scored the second goal for the Bulgarian national team during the 2-2 draw with Italy.[10] He was sent off on 6 September 2015, in the 0:1 away loss against Italy after a tussle with Daniele De Rossi.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(correct as of 7 June 2015)
Club Season League Domestic League Domestic Cups European Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Makedonska Slava 2003–04 A PFG 8 0 ? ? - 8 0
Pirin 1922 2004–05 B PFG 29 21 ? ? - 29 21
Amica Wronki 2005–06 Ekstraklasa 17 6 3 2 - 20 8
Lech Poznań 2006–07 10 0 5 2 2 0 17 2
Korona Kielce (Loan) 5 0 3 2 8 2
Total 15 0 3 2 2 0 25 4
Lech Poznań 2007–08 Ekstraklasa 2 0 4 0 6 0
Odra Wodzisław (Loan) 13 5 2 2 15 7
Total 15 5 6 2 21 7
Zagłębie Lubin 2008–09 I Liga 31 26 3 4 - 34 30
2009–10 Ekstraklasa 27 14 1 1 - 28 15
Total 58 40 4 5 62 45
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2010–11 Bundesliga 10 1 1 0 - 11 1
2011–12 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Total 10 1 1 0 11 1
FSV Frankfurt (Loan) 2011–12 2. Bundesliga 15 9 0 0 - 15 9
Total 15 9 0 0 15 9
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2012–13 2. Bundesliga 6 0 0 0 - 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 6 0
Ingolstadt 04 (Loan) 2012–13 2. Bundesliga 7 1 0 0 - 7 1
Total 7 1 0 0 7 1
Karlsruher SC 2013–14 2. Bundesliga 19 4 1 0 - 20 4
2014–15 30 5 2 1 - 32 6
Total 49 9 3 1 52 10

International[edit]

Bulgaria national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 1 0
2011 0 0
2012 5 2
2013 3 0
2014 3 1
2015 1 1
Total 13 4

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 May 2012 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam  Netherlands 1–2 1–2 Friendly
2. 15 August 2012 Georgi Asparuhov, Sofia  Cyprus 1–0 1–0 Friendly
3. 9 September 2014 Bakcell Arena, Baku  Azerbaijan 0–1 1–2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
3. 28 March 2015 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia  Italy 2–1 2–2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Individual
  • Bulgarian B Professional Football Group top scorer (21 goals)
  • I Liga top scorer 2008–09 (26 goals)
  • Ekstraklasa second top scorer (14 goals)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ilian Micanski" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Top Polish League Goalscorers 2009/2010
  3. ^ "MSV Duisburg vs. FSV Frankfurt Match Report". soccerway.com. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Micanski wechselt zum KSC" (in German). sport1.de. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  5. ^ https://levski.bg/news/details/175600
  6. ^ "Топузаков: Искам да проведем подготовка на топ ниво!" (in Bulgarian). levski.bg. 7 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Micański w Koronie!" (in Polish). korona-kielce.pl. 1 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Русия-България 1:0, кошмарна грешка на Ники Михайлов" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  9. ^ European Qualifiers 2016 - Azerbaijan-Bulgaria
  10. ^ Italy debutant Éder thwarts Bulgaria
  11. ^ "Italy - Bulgaria 1:0". flashscore.com. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 

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