Ivan Kolev (football manager)

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Ivan Kolev
Personal information
Full name Ivan Venkov Kolev
Date of birth (1957-07-14) 14 July 1957 (age 59)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Lokomotiv Sofia
OFC Sliven 2000
Akademik Sofia
CSKA Sofia
Teams managed
1982–1987 Levski Sofia (youth academy)
1987–1992 FC Iskar
1993–1994 Slavia Sofia
1995–1996 Dunav Ruse
1996–1997 FC Kremikovtsi
1997–1998 Bulgaria U19 (assistant)
1998 Bulgaria U19
1999 Persija Jakarta
2000–2002 Bulgaria U21
2002–2004 Indonesia
2004–2005 Myanmar
2006 Mitra Kukar
2007 Persipura Jayapura
2007 Indonesia
2008–2009 Bulgaria U21
2010–2011 Sriwijaya
2012–2013 Yangon United
2014–2015 Slavia Sofia
2016–2017 Lokomotiv GO
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ivan Venkov Kolev (Bulgarian: Иван Венков Колев; born 14 July 1957) is a Bulgarian football manager and former player.[1] He coached Indonesian clubs, Persija Jakarta, Mitra Kukar, and Persipura Jayapura. His top career in Indonesia when managing Indonesia national football team. Prior to his jobs in Indonesia, he coaching Myanmar. Since 2012, he coaches Myanmar National League top club, Yangon United F.C.

2007 Asian Cup[edit]

In 2007 Asian Cup, Kolev was the coach of Indonesia which played in Group D along with Korea Republic, Bahrain and Saudi Arabian's team. Indonesia won 2-1 of Bahrain, lost 1-2 by Saudian, and lost again in last matches of groups by South Korea with 0-1.

Honours as manager[edit]


  • Runners-up (1): 2002


  • Fourth place (1): 2004