|Date of birth||25 January 1977|
|Place of birth||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2004||Minyor Bobov Dol||14||(5)|
|2008||→ Botev Plovdiv (loan)||11||(0)|
|2015–2016||Lokomotiv 1929 Sofia||7||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2016.
Karadzhinov started his career in the youth system of Lokomotiv Sofia. In 1996, he was released by Lokomotiv after failing to progress into their first team and joined amateur side Nadezhda Dobroslavtsi. In the following years Karadzhinov has played for a number of amateurs clubs at third and fourth division. In this period, along with his football career, he also worked as a builder, concrete maker, petrol pump attendant and travelling salesman. In 2001, he joined Benkovski Kostinbrod. For three seasons Karadzhinov earned 84 appearances in the Bulgarian V AFG, scored 51 goals.
Karadzhinov's performances at Benkovski had attracted interest from a number of professional clubs in Bulgaria and in June 2004, at the age of 27, he signed his first professional contract with Minyor Bobov Dol. On 8 August 2004, he made his B Group debut in a 1–0 home win over Chernomorets Burgas. Karadzhinov scored his first league goal for Minyor, as he netted twice in a 3–1 win over Pomorie on 22 August. Because of his good displays he caught eye of Lokomotiv Sofia scouts.
In January 2005 Karadzhinov returned to his first club Lokomotiv Sofia on a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee believed to be around €10 000. He marked his Lokomotiv and A Group début with winning goal in a 2–1 victory over Litex Lovech on 26 February 2005.
On 31 January 2008 Karadzhinov joined Chinese side Dalian Shide. The transfer fee was undisclosed, but has been purported to be in the region of €200,000. He earned 7 appearances in the Chinese Super League, before returned to Bulgaria in the summer of 2008.
On 29 August he joined Botev Plovdiv on a four months loan deal. Karadzhinov made his Botev debut in a 1–1 home draw against Litex Lovech on 13 September. On 27 September he assisted Georgi Avramov for Botev's third goal in a 5–0 home win over Belasitsa Petrich.
Return to Lokomotiv
In January 2009 Karadzhinov was released by Dalian Shide and returned to Lokomotiv Sofia. On 10 May 2009 he scored Lokomotiv's third goal in a 4–2 away victory over Belasitsa Petrich. In October 2011 he left Loko Sofia after being deemed surplus to the requirements.
|1.||15 November 2006||Stadium Pod Dubňom, Žilina||Slovakia||1–3||1–3||Friendly match|
Professional career statistics
As of 12 June 2011
|Minyor Bobov Dol||2004–05||14||5||3||0||–||–||17||5|
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