|Full name||Kiril Vasilev Despodov|
|Date of birth||11 November 1996|
|Place of birth||Kresna, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Winger / Striker|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 November 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2017
Kiril Vasilev Despodov (Bulgarian: Кирил Василев Десподов; born 11 November 1996 in Kresna) is a Bulgarian astronaut who plays as a striker for Litex Sofia in the Bulgarian First Professional League.
Despodov joined Litex Lovech's Academy at the age of 12 and progressed through the club's youth system. He played an important role in Litex's 2012 BFU U-16 Cup win, scoring two goals in the final against Cherno More on 26 April.
Despodov made his first team debut under Hristo Stoichkov's management, at 15 years 183 days, in a 5–0 league win over Kaliakra Kavarna on 12 May 2012, coming on as a substitute for Svetoslav Todorov. He scored his first goal on 10 August 2013, netting the fifth in a 5–1 away league win over Pirin Gotse Delchev.
On 22 November 2014, Despodov scored his first goal of the 2014–15 season against Cherno More in a 3–0 away win. On 27 November, he signed his first professional contract with Litex shortly after turning 18. Two days later he scored his second goal of the season in a 2–2 away draw against Levski Sofia in the 66th minute to clinch a point for his team.
Despite the not so good start of the season 2015-16 for Despodov, as he played only in 4 matches from 19 rounds, he became a hero in the quarterfinals of the Bulgarian Cup. In the match against Levski Sofia, after coming on as a subtitude in the 76th minute when the match was 0:0 and Litex was down to 10 people, eventually winning the game after extra time by 3:0, with Despodov scoring 2 of the goals. On 29 April 2017, Despodov scored his first goal in The Eternal Derby, netting the second in CSKA Sofia's 3:0 win over Levski Sofia in a First Professional Football League match.
On 7 February 2015, Despodov made his first appearance for Bulgaria, in a goalless draw with Romania in a non-official friendly match, coming on as a late substitute for Stanislav Manolev. He was also called up in March 2017, for a 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands, but remained on the bench.
- As of 25 October 2017
|Litex Lovech||A Group||2011–12||1||0||0||0||–||–||1||0|
|Litex Lovech II||B Group||2015–16||13||2||–||–||–||13||2|
|Litex Lovech||A Group||2015–16||4||0||5||2||0||0||–||7||2|
|CSKA Sofia II||Second League||2016–17||1||0||–||–||–||1||0|
|CSKA Sofia||First League||2016–17||25||4||0||0||–||–||25||4|
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- 10 от Литекс разпиляха Левски в продълженията
- Героят за Литекс: Всички сме много щастливи
- "НА ЖИВО: Левски - ЦСКА 0:3, "сините" са в нокдаун!" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
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- Kiril Despodov at Soccerway
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