Mariyan Ognyanov

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Mariyan Ognyanov
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Personal information
Full name Mariyan Georgiev Ognyanov
Date of birth (1988-07-30) 30 July 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Lom, Bulgaria
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Neftochimic Burgas
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2011 Levski Sofia 58 (5)
2009 Belasitsa Petrich (loan) 13 (3)
2012–2016 Botev Plovdiv 110 (11)
2016– Neftochimic Burgas 14 (1)
National team
2008–2009 Bulgaria U21
2013– Bulgaria 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:33, 20 December 2016 (UTC).

Mariyan Ognyanov (Bulgarian: Мариян Огнянов; born 30 July 1988 in Lom) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Neftochimic Burgas.


Levski Sofia[edit]

Ognyanov has been playing for Levski Sofia since 2004. On 27 September 2006, Ognyanov scored the first goal of a Bulgarian team in the UEFA Champions League group stage during Levski Sofia's 1-3 defeat by Chelsea F.C. at home.[1]

Until 2007/2008, has played mainly as a substitute. Anyway, after the biggest clearance sale at the winter transfer season, until the 2007/2008 season, Ognyanov started to play often.

Belasitsa Petrich[edit]

He has been loaned since 27 January 2009 by PFC Belasitsa Petrich.[2] He played for Belasitsa until the end of 08/09 season. Ognyanov scored a goal for Belasitsa on 10 May 2009 against Lokomotiv Sf. Despite this, the result of the match was 2:4 with a home lose for Bela.[3] In Belasitsa he capped 14 times and scored 3 goals.[4] After the end of 08/09 season, Ognyanov returned to Levski Sofia.[5]

Return to Levski Sofia[edit]

Ognyanov re-debuted for Levski on 21 July 2009 in the second match of the 2nd Qualifying round of UEFA Champions League, where Levski beat the team of UE Sant Julià. The result of the match was 0:5 with an away win for Levski. Ognyanov scored two of the goals in the 23rd and the 39th minute.[6]

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

Mariyan Ognyanov joined Botev Plovdiv in the beginning of 2012. In his first three and a half seasons he played in 118 official games (86 - A Grupa, 10 - B Grupa, 11 - Bulgarian Cup, 10 - UEFA Europa League, 1 - Bulgarian Super Cup), scored 16 goals and made numerous assists.[7]


In January 2012 Ognyanov joined Botev Plovdiv and helped the team to get a promotion to A Grupa.[8] He was quickly established as a key player and took part in 10 games.[9]


Although Botev Plovdiv signed with a lot of new players Ognyanov remained a key player during season 2012-13. He participated in 28 matches in A Grupa and scored 6 goals. Botev Plovdiv finished the season on the 4th place.


Botev Plovdiv was allowed to participate in the UEFA Europa League despite finishing on 4th place of A Grupa during the previous season because of the financial troubles at CSKA Sofia.[10][11] Marian participated in all six games of the team in the tournament and demonstrated an excellent partnership on the field with Todor Nedelev. During the European campaign Ognyanov scored two goals in the home wins against FC Astana and HŠK Zrinjski Mostar.[12][13]

On 5 December 2013 Ognyanov came on as a substitute and scored the winning goal for the 2-1 victory over CSKA Sofia.[14]

Botev Plovdiv finished again on the 4th place of A Grupa and lost the final for the Bulgarian Cup. Despite the loss Botev Plovdiv qualified for UEFA Europa League. Ognyanov played in 5 games for the Bulgarian Cup and 27 games in A Grupa, primary as a defensive midfielder.[15] He scored one goal in each home victories over Pirin Gotse Delchev and CSKA Sofia.[16][17]


Despite the financial crisis Ognyanov was among the few first team players who did not leave the club in the summer of 2014. He accepted a reduction of his salary and remained for season 2014-15.[18]

Ognyanov scored twice against A.C. Libertas in the 4-0 home win in the first qualifying round of 2014–15 UEFA Europa League.[19] He participated again in all four games of Botev Plovdiv in the UEFA Europa League and made three assists. With four goals Marian shares the third place in the list of top goalscorers for Botev Plovdiv in the European football tournaments.[20]

On 23 September Marian Ognyanov scored the second goal for the 0-4 away win against Lokomotiv Mezdra in the first round of the Bulgarian Cup tournament.[21] In the next round of the Bulgarian Cup Marian assisted for the late equalizer of Aleksandar Kolev against Lokomotiv Plovdiv.[22]

Marian Ognyanov scored his first goal of the season in A Grupa from a free kick on 2 November. Unfortunately his goal was not enough and the team of Botev Plovdiv was defeated with 2-1.

As of 26 November 2014 Mariyan Ognyanov was the player with most assists during the season so far in Bulgaria. He assisted for 6 goals in A Grupa as well as for 4 goals in other official tournaments.[23]

Ognyanov started 2015 with a fabulous goal and an assist for the 3-0 home win over PFC Marek Dupnitsa.[24] On 10 March Mariyan was again among the best players on the pitch in the next round of A Grupa. Ognyanov prove his creativity and passing abilities and was involved in both goals for the 0-2 away win in the derby match against the local rivals Lokomotiv Plovdiv.[25] Ognyanov missed the game with CSKA Sofia due to a ban, and on 22 March he was again in the starting lineup for 0-0 draw with Ludogorets Razgrad.[26] On 18 April Ognyanov scored a goal for the 1-1 draw with Beroe Stara Zagora.[27]

The contract of Mariyan Ognyanov with Botev Plovdiv expired at the end of the season and he left the team.[28] In an interview Ognyanov stated that he is grateful for everything and he hopes one day to play again for Botev Plovdiv.[29] On 17 June Mariyan joined the Romanian professional football club Târgu Mureș on a free transfer, but he left a week later due to personal reasons and returned to Botev Plovdiv.[30]


Ognyanov started his 5th season at Botev Plovdiv with a game against his ex-team Levski Sofia in the first round of A Grupa. He missed a penalty and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.[31] After the game Mariyan Ognyanov apologized to Botev Plovdiv supporters.[32]

Ognyanov missed the second round in A Grupa and returned in the starting lineup for the 1-1 draw against the local rivals Lokomotiv Plovdiv. He was the captain of the team due to the absence of Yordan Hristov who received a red card in the previous match. Ognyanov made a brilliant assist for the goal scored by Aleksandar Kolev.[33]

On 22 November Ognyanov made the assist for the winning goal scored by Nico Varela during the away game against Cherno More Varna.[34] A week later, on 29 November, Ognyanov provided the assist for the second goal of Gregory Nelson during the 4:2 away defeat from Litex Lovech.[35]

On 7 April 2016 Botev Plovdiv announced that the expiring contracts of Ognyanov and the goalkeeper Valentin Galev will not be renewed for the next season.[36] A week later Nikolay Kostov, the head coach and manager of Botev Plovdiv at that time, explained that he expected better performance and more engagement to the development of the younger players from Mariyan.[37] On 18 April, the contacts of Ognyanov and Galev were terminated on mutual agreements.[38] On 19 April Ognyanov received a medal of honor and special t-shirt to celebrate his 133 appearances in official games for Botev Plovdiv.[39]

Mariyan Ognyanov spent almost 5 seasons in Botev Plovdiv. He played in 100 games in A Grupa, 10 in B Grupa, 12 for the Bulgarian Cup, 1 for the Bulgarian Supercup and 10 games in UEFA Europa League.[40]

International career[edit]

Ognyanov made his debut for Bulgaria on 15 August 2013, after coming on as a substitute during the 0-2 defeat from Macedonia in a friendly match.[41]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 April 2016

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bulgaria League CCB Cup Europe Other[a] Total
Levski Sofia A Group 2004–05 4 2 1 0 0 0 5 2
2005–06 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2006–07 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 1
2007–08 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
2008–09 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Belasitsa Petrich 2008–09 13 3 0 0 0 0 13 3
Levski Sofia 2009–10 7 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 9 2
2010–11 22 2 3 0 8 0 33 2
2011–12 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Levski Total 58 5 4 0 12 3 0 0 74 8
Botev Plovdiv B Group 2011–12 10 0 10 0
A Group 2012–13 28 6 4 0 32 6
2013–14 27 2 4 0 6 2 37 4
2014–15 31 3 3 0 4 2 1 0 39 5
2015–16 14 0 1 0 15 0
Botev Total 110 11 12 0 10 4 1 0 143 15
Career statistics 181 19 16 0 22 7 1 0 220 26
  1. ^ Includes Bulgarian Supercup matches.


Levski Sofia[edit]

Botev Plovdiv[edit]


  1. ^ UEFA Champions League 2006/07 - History - Levski-Chelsea
  2. ^ Мариян Огнянов в Беласица до края на сезона
  3. ^ Беласица - Локомотив (Сф) 2:4
  4. ^ Мариян Огнянов
  5. ^ Огнянов напусна лагера на Беласица
  6. ^ Five-star Levski overwhelm Sant Julià
  7. ^ Ботев се разделя с Мариян Огнянов
  8. ^ Огнянов подписа за 2,5 години
  9. ^ Мариян Огнянов
  10. ^ 2013/14 UEFA Europa League list of participants
  11. ^ УЕФА позволи на Ботев Пд да замести ЦСКА в ЛЕ
  12. ^ UEFA Europa League 2013/14 - History - Botev Plovdiv-Astana
  13. ^ >UEFA Europa League 2013/14 - History - Botev Plovdiv-Zrinjski
  14. ^ ВИДЕО: Мъри Стоилов с първи успех над ЦСКА като треньор на Ботев
  15. ^ Мариян Огнянов
  16. ^ Ботев вкара 7 на Пирин ГД
  17. ^ Ботев на трето място след победа над ЦСКА
  18. ^ Мариян Огнянов: Всички сме виновни, че не издържахме
  19. ^ Ботев разби Либертас с 4:0 в първи мач в ЛЕ
  20. ^ Мариян Огнянов на два гола от рекорд на Гунди
  21. ^ Ботев с убедителен старт за Купата - 4 безответни гола в Мездра
  22. ^ Равенство в първия мач с Локомотив за Купата
  23. ^ Мариян Огнянов наравно с Роналдо и Ди Мария по асистенции
  24. ^ Ботев започна пролетта с класика над Марек
  25. ^ Ботев сгази Локо в калта на Лаута
  26. ^ Ботев с минимална загуба от Лудогорец
  27. ^ Ботев изпусна Берое
  28. ^ Ботев се разделя с Мариян Огнянов
  29. ^ Мариян Огнянов: Благодаря за всичко, надявам се отново да играя в Ботев
  30. ^ Мариян Огнянов преподписа с Ботев
  31. ^ Ботев стартира сезона с домакинско реми срещу Левски
  32. ^ Огнянов се извини на феновете за изпуснатата дузпа
  33. ^ Ботев изпусна победата в пловдивското дерби
  34. ^ Ботев победи Черно море във Варна в дебюта на Николай Костов
  35. ^ Ботев отстъпи пред Литекс в зрелищен двубой в Ловеч
  36. ^ Ботев се разделя с Мариян Огнянов и Валентин Галев
  37. ^ Обширно интервю с Николай Костов
  38. ^ Ботев се раздели с Мариян Огнянов и Валентин Галев
  39. ^ Мариян Огнянов се сбогува с Ботев
  40. ^ Ботев се раздели с Мариян Огнянов и Валентин Галев
  41. ^ "Macedonia vs. Bulgaria Matchcast". 15 August 2013. 
  42. ^ Ботев загуби на финала, играем в Лига Европа през юли
  43. ^ Ботев загуби от Лудогорец във финала за Суперкупата

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