Martin Kamburov

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Martin Kamburov
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Kamburov with CSKA Sofia in 2013
Personal information
Full name Martin Andreev Kamburov
Date of birth (1980-10-13) October 13, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Svilengrad, Bulgaria
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Botev Plovdiv 12 (2)
2000 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 4 (0)
2000–2001 Svilengrad 19 (7)
2001 Botev Plovdiv 9 (1)
2001–2002 Spartak Pleven 31 (6)
2002–2006 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 91 (73)
2006–2007 Al-Ahli Dubai 22 (11)
2007 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 11 (5)
2007–2008 Asteras Tripolis 10 (0)
2009–2010 Lokomotiv Sofia 44 (33)
2010–2012 Dalian Shide 64 (27)
2013 CSKA Sofia 11 (3)
2013–2014 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 35 (20)
2014 CSKA Sofia 0 (0)
2014– Lokomotiv Plovdiv 76 (41)
National team
2004–2010 Bulgaria 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2016.

Martin Andreev Kamburov (Bulgarian: Мартин Андреев Камбуров; born October 13, 1980) is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays as a striker and is captain of Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

In October 2014, Kamburov scored his 100th goal for Lokomotiv in the A Group. Kamburov has also won the goal-scoring award in the top division of Bulgaria on 5 separate occasions between 2004 and 2016.

Career[edit]

Plovdiv teams[edit]

Born in Svilengrad,[1] Kamburov began his career with Botev Plovdiv, but then switched to local rivals Lokomotiv Plovdiv, with whom he won the top Bulgarian league, A PFG, in 2004, and the bronze medals in 2005. Kamburov was also the league top scorer in these two seasons with 26 and 27 goals respectively.[2]

Al-Ahli[edit]

In December 2005, Kamburov was transferred to the UAE in Al-Ahli (Dubai) side for 2 million and signed a five-year contract.[3] He was capped 33 times and scored 16 goals. In 2007 he returned to his former club – Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

Lokomotiv Sofia[edit]

Lokomotiv Sofia signed Martin Kamburov on January 9, 2009 to a three-year deal. He was given the number 19 shirt. Kamburov had an excellent start to the season, netting 10 goals in just 6 games, including a spectacular hat-trick in Loko Sofia's away game against Levski Sofia on April 11, 2009 to help the team from the Nadezhda district secure a historic 3:0 win. Kamburov became the top scorer in the 2008/2009 season in the Bulgarian A Professional Football Group, managing 17 goals in total, a remarkable achievement given that he only played in half of the season's games.[4] In the winter of 2009, Kamburov won the best forward of A PFG award once again. At the same time, he was again called up for the Bulgarian national football team, with his selection receiving positive acclaim by the Bulgarian fans.[5]

Kamburov ended the 2009/2010 season with 29 matches and 16 goals.

Dalian Shide[edit]

Kamburov was transferred to Dalian Shide in July 2010.[6] He made his debut for Dalian on July 28 and scored his first CSL goal on August 1.

CSKA Sofia[edit]

On December 18, 2012, Kamburov signed a one-and-a-half-year deal with CSKA Sofia.[7] His official debut came in the 0:2 home loss against Litex Lovech on March 2, 2013 and he scored his first goal on March 31, 2013, in the 3:0 home win over Minyor Pernik.[8] Kamburov made his first appearance in The Eternal Derby on April 27, 2013, coming on as a second-half substitute in a match that was lost 1:2 by his team.[9]

Lokomotiv Plovdiv[edit]

In the summer of 2013, Kamburov rejoined Lokomotiv Plovdiv.[10] He became the league's top scorer in the 2013–14 season for fourth time in his career with 20 goals in 35 matches.

CSKA Sofia[edit]

On 5 June 2014, Kamburov returned to CSKA Sofia, signing a contract for a period of one year.[11] Kamburov's second stint with the "armymen" turned out to be even shorter than the first, as he made just two official appearances for the team - in the matches with Moldovan team Zimbru Chisinau in the UEFA Europa League,[12][13] before leaving the club in late July 2014,[14] in part due to his belief that he may not be able to get sufficient playing time for them.[15]

Lokomotiv Plovdiv[edit]

Kamburov then rejoined Lokomotiv Plovdiv and scored a goal in his first game of the 2014–15 season - a 2–1 away win over Haskovo on 2 August.[16]

Statistics[edit]

(correct as of 29 November 2016)
Club Season League Domestic League Domestic Cups European Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Botev Plovdiv 1998-99 A PFG 9 1 9 1
1999-00 2 0 1 1 3 1
Svilengrad 1999-00 V AFG 11 4 11 4
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2000-01 B PFG 4 0 4 0
Svilengrad 2000-01 V AFG 8 3 8 3
Botev Plovdiv 2000-01 A PFG 6 2 0 0 6 2
Spartak Pleven 2001-02 A PFG 20 5 0 0 20 5
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2002-03 A PFG 20 8 0 0 20 8
2003-04 29 25 0 0 29 25
2004-05 29 27 0 0 29 27
2005-06 13 13 0 0 13 13
Al-Ahli 2005-06 Gulf League 12 7 0 0 12 7
2006-07 21 9 0 0 21 9
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2007-08 A PFG 12 5 0 0 12 5
Asteras Tripoli 2007-08 Superleague 5 1 0 0 5 1
2008-09 5 0 0 0 5 0
Lokomotiv Sofia 2008-09 A PFG 15 17 0 0 15 17
2009-10 29 16 0 0 29 16
Dalian Shide 2010 CSL 15 7 0 0 15 7
2011 25 10 0 0 25 10
2012 24 10 0 0 24 10
CSKA Sofia 2012-13 A PFG 11 3 2 0 13 3
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2013-14 A PFG 35 20 4 1 39 21
CSKA Sofia 2014-15 A PFG 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2014-15 A PFG 28 13 4 1 32 14
2015-16 28 18 2 0 30 20
2016-17 First League 16 10 1 1 17 11
Total Bulgaria 327 190 14 4 2 0 343 194
Total UAE 33 16 0 0 0 0 33 16
Total Greece 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
Total China 64 27 0 0 0 0 64 27
Total Career 434 234 14 4 2 0 450 238

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Lokomotiv Plovdiv

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Националът Мартин Камбуров открива спортна площадка в Свиленград". haskovo.info. Retrieved January 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Локо Пловдив: Марто, върни се в твоя дом!". livesport.bg. Retrieved January 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kamburov signed with Al-Ahli". footballbulgaria.gol.bg. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved December 7, 2005. 
  4. ^ "Kamburov honoured as Bulgaria's best". uefa.com. Retrieved June 8, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Мъри извика Иван Иванов и Мартин Камбуров в националния". topsport.bg. Retrieved January 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ 保超最佳射手加盟实德 哥斯达黎加两外援走人(Chinese)
  7. ^ "Kamburov leaves Dalien to join CSKA Sofia". London: guardian.co.uk. April 21, 2008. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Класически ЦСКА мина лесно през Миньор, Камбуров и Варела с дебютни попадения". topsport.bg. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Levski Sofia vs. CSKA Sofia matchcast" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  10. ^ Тема Спорт. "Мартин Камбуров: Локо е трън в очите на другите, вижда се колко "не ставам" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ Domuschiev, Angel. "Камбуров пред Topsport.bg: върнах се в ЦСКА основно заради Стойчо" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  12. ^ flashscore contributors. "CSKA Sofia vs. Zimbru Chisinau 1:1". Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  13. ^ flashscore contributors. "Zimbru Chisinau vs. CSKA Sofia 0:0". Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  14. ^ Domuschiev, Angel. "Камбуров пред Topsport.bg: за мен Локо е това, което за Стойчо ЦСКА, Младенов не ме изгони, аз настоях да си тръгна" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  15. ^ topsport editors. "Камбуров: сам поисках да си тръгна от ЦСКА, никой не ме е гонил, да не се заблуждаваме, борбата ще е голяма" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ flashscore contributors (6 August 2014). "FC Haskovo vs. Loko Plovdiv 1:2". flashscore.com. 
  17. ^ "Иван Иванов е футболист на годината" (in Bulgarian). sportni.bg. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  18. ^ Dimitrov, Ivaylo (17 February 2015). "Владислав Стоянов е най-добрият български футболист за 2014 година! Лудогорци обраха почти всички индивидуални награди". topsport.bg. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 

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