Kiril Kotev

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Kiril Kotev
Personal information
Full name Kiril Hristov Kotev
Date of birth (1982-04-18) 18 April 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Number 6
Youth career
Vihar Gorublyane
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Velbazhd Kyustendil 1 (0)
2001–2002 Vidima-Rakovski (loan) 18 (2)
2002–2005 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 79 (7)
2005–2010 CSKA Sofia 87 (7)
2010 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 16 (0)
2011 Dalian Aerbin 23 (1)
2012–2013 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 22 (2)
2013–2015 Cherno More 60 (3)
2015– Lokomotiv Plovdiv 46 (3)
National team
2004–2009 Bulgaria 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 May 2016.

Kiril Kotev (Bulgarian: Кирил Котев; born 18 April 1982) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a defender for Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

Career[edit]

In his youth years, Kotev started to play football at Vihar Gorublyane.[citation needed] At the age of 16 he moved to Velbazhd Kyustendil.[citation needed] In 2002 Kotev signed with Lokomotiv Plovdiv, with whom became a Champion of Bulgaria and holder of Bulgarian Supercup in 2004. In same year he made his debut for Bulgaria national football team.

In January 2005, CSKA Sofia signed Kotev to a four-year deal for €100,000. After the departure of Aleksandar Tunchev and Valentin Iliev in the summer of 2008, he started to play a lot more regularly showing his great abilities, great sense for marking and also scoring some important goals for the club.

International career[edit]

He was part of the Bulgarian 2004 European Football Championship team, which exited in the first round, finishing bottom of Group C, having finished top of Qualifying Group 8 in the pre-tournament phase.[2]

Chinese League career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 1 March 2012)

Season Club League League FA Cup CSL Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011 Dalian Aerbin China League One 23 1 1 0 - - - - 24 1
Total 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 1

Honours[edit]

Lokomotiv Plovdiv
CSKA Sofia

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