Kiril Despodov

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kiril Despodov
Kiril Despodov 1.JPG
Personal information
Full name Kiril Vasilev Despodov
Date of birth (1996-11-11) 11 November 1996 (age 21)
Place of birth Kresna, Bulgaria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger / Striker
Club information
Current team
Litex Sofia
Number 19
Youth career
2007–2008 Pirin 2001[1]
2008–2015 Litex Lovech
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Litex Lovech 50 (6)
2016– CSKA Sofia 38 (6)
National team
2012–2013 Bulgaria U17 9 (5)
2012–2015 Bulgaria U19 17 (5)
2015– Bulgaria U21 19 (4)
* 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.[2]

Career[edit]

Litex Lovech[edit]

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.[3]

Despodov made his first team debut under Hristo Stoichkov's management,[4] 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.[5] 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.[6][7] 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.[8]

International career[edit]

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.[9] He was also called up in March 2017, for a 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands, but remained on the bench.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 25 October 2017
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Litex Lovech A Group 2011–12 1 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 8 0 1 0 9 0
2013–14 6 2 4 0 10 2
2014–15 18 2 3 0 0 0 21 2
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
Total 37 4 13 2 0 0 0 0 50 6
CSKA Sofia II Second League 2016–17 1 0 1 0
CSKA Sofia First League 2016–17 25 4 0 0 25 4
2017–18 11 2 2 2 13 4
Career statistics 87 12 15 4 0 0 0 0 102 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kiril Despodov interview". 24chasa.bg. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kiril Despodov". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Талант от Кресна носи купа на Литекс" (in Bulgarian). e-79.com. 26 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Anastasov, Anatoli (9 October 2012). "Ицо бил лош, а?". 7sport.net. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Литекс подписа с талант" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. 27 November 2014. 
  6. ^ 10 от Литекс разпиляха Левски в продълженията
  7. ^ Героят за Литекс: Всички сме много щастливи
  8. ^ "НА ЖИВО: Левски - ЦСКА 0:3, "сините" са в нокдаун!" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Romania vs. Bulgaria 0:0". flashscore.com. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Bulgaria NT vs. Netherlands NT 2:0". flashscore.com. 25 March 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 

External links[edit]