Lyuben Nikolov

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Lyuben Nikolov
Personal information
Full name Lyuben Georgiev Nikolov
Date of birth (1985-09-08) 8 September 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Super Power Samut Prakan
Number 5
Youth career
Levski Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 → Vihren Sandanski (loan) 4 (1)
2005–2006 → Rodopa Smolyan (loan) 10 (0)
2006–2007 → Maritsa Plovdiv (loan) 18 (2)
2007–2009 Spartak Plovdiv 22 (1)
2009–2010 Nesebar 20 (2)
2010–2011 Akademik Sofia 13 (0)
2011–2012 Sportist Svoge 20 (3)
2013–2014 Dinamo Brest 53 (0)
2015–2016 Sisaket 44 (1)
2017– Super Power Samut Prakan 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 June 2016.

Lyuben Nikolov (Bulgarian: Любен Николов; born 8 September 1985) is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays as a defender for Super Power Samut Prakan in Thai League T1.[1]

Club career[edit]

Youth career in "Levski" Sofia and other Bulgarian clubs[edit]

Nikolov grew up as part of Levski Sofia's academy and signed his first professional contract with the senior team in the 2002/2003 season. He signed a 3-year contract, but didn't make any official appearance for the first team. For that time he played on loan for Vihren Sandanski, Rodopa Smolian and Maritsa Plovdiv.

In Bulgaria he also played for Spartak Plovdiv, Nessebar FC, Akademik and Svoge.

FC Dynamo Brest[edit]

In 2013 Nikolov moved to Belarus, where he signed a one-year contract with FC Dynamo Brest. Because of his good performance, he was offered to renew his contract with the team for one more season. After two seasons in Belarus, Nikolov moved to Thailand.

Sisaket FC[edit]

In the beginning of January 2015, Sisaket FC announced that the club had signed Nikolov to a two-year deal (year two of the contract is a club option). Nikolov made 45 appearances and scored 1 goal during his first season in Thai premier league.

In this season Sisaket FC reached the final of the Toyota Cup, for the first time in the history of the club. They lost 1:0 to Buriram United and Nikolov was awarded a silver medal.

After this great season, Nikolov was chosen by Thaileague Mania in their "11 Top Transfers of 2015 in Thaileague": [2]


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