Mihail Aleksandrov

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Mihail Aleksandrov
Mihail Aleksandrov 2017.jpg
Aleksandrov with Arsenal Tula in 2017
Personal information
Full name Mihail Ivanov Aleksandrov
Date of birth (1989-06-11) 11 June 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Arsenal Tula
Number 98
Youth career
1996–2007 CSKA Sofia
2007–2009 Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 CSKA Sofia 3 (0)
2007–2010 Borussia Dortmund II 5 (0)
2010 Akademik Sofia 11 (0)
2010–2016 Ludogorets Razgrad 106 (17)
2015–2016 Ludogorets Razgrad II 6 (4)
2016–2017 Legia Warsaw 18 (1)
2017– Arsenal Tula 12 (1)
National team
2008 Bulgaria U19
2014– Bulgaria 17 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 October 2016

Mihail Aleksandrov (Bulgarian: Михаил Александров; born 11 June 1989 in Sofia) is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays for Arsenal Tula and the Bulgarian national team as a midfielder.[2] He primarily plays as a right winger or a right-sided midfielder.

Career[edit]

CSKA Sofia[edit]

Aleksandrov began his career at CSKA Sofia. He made his debut for the first team in a 2–1 home win over Belasitsa Petrich on 26 November 2006 at the age of 17.

Borussia Dortmund[edit]

In August 2007, Aleksandrov was signed by Borussia Dortmund on a three-year contract.[3] After joining Borussia, he played exclusively for the club's reserve team.[4][5] He made his debut on 7 November 2008 in a 3–1 home victory over Köln II. On 20 March 2010, in a 2–0 away win over Wuppertaler SV Borussia Aleksandrov assisted Marcel Großkreutz for the second goal. He spent most of his time with Borussia II on the bench, making only five appearances.

Akademik Sofia[edit]

After his contract expired in late July 2010, Aleksandrov agreed to join Akademik Sofia.[6] He made his debut for Akademik in their match against Sliven 2000 on 21 August, coming on as a second-half substitute for Asparuh Vasilev. He made his first start a week later against Litex Lovech.

Ludogorets Razgrad[edit]

Aleksandrov playing for Ludogorets in 2011

On 22 December 2010, Aleksandrov joined Ludogorets Razgrad.[7] On 19 March 2011, he scored a goal in his competitive debut for Ludogorets against Dobrudzha Dobrich.

Aleksandrov began the following 2011–12 season in fine form for Ludogorets. On 20 August he assisted Marcelinho for Ludogorets's third goal in a 4–0 home win over Vidima-Rakovski. Aleksandrov scored his first league goal of the season by netting Ludogorets's third goal in a 6–0 victory over Slavia Sofia on 11 September. On 18 September he scored his second goal of the season, netting the solitary strike in a 1–0 away victory over Cherno More. On 13 October, Aleksandrov signed a new two-year contract with Ludogorets.[8]

On 31 July 2013, Aleksandrov netted the winning goal for Ludogorets in the 2–1 victory over FK Partizan in the first leg of a UEFA Champions League match.[9]

In 2015–16 season Aleksandrov was dropped to the bench, making only four league appearances as a substitute during the first half of the campaign. He scored four goals in six matches for the club's reserve team in the B Group. He scored 4 goals in 6 matches for the team, playing only 3 for the first team.

Legia Warsaw[edit]

On 29 February 2016, Aleksandrov signed a one-and-a-half-year contract with Ekstraklasa club Legia Warsaw.[10] He made his debut for the team on 5 March 2016 in a match against Górnik Zabrze won by Legia.[11]

Arsenal Tula[edit]

On 10 February 2017, Legia announced the transfer of Aleksandrov to Russian Premier League club FC Arsenal Tula.[12]

International career[edit]

In October 2011, Aleksandrov earned his first call-up to the Bulgaria national side for a friendly match against Ukraine and a Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales. He was also nominated for a friendly match against Hungary in February 2012, but did not feature.[13] Aleksandrov earned his first cap on 5 March 2014, in the 2:1 home win over Belarus in a friendly match.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 16 November 2016
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bulgaria League Bulgarian Cup Europe Supercup Total
CSKA Sofia A Group 2006–07 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Supercup Total
Borussia Dortmund II Regionalliga 2007–08 0 0 0 0
2008–09 2 0 2 0
3. Liga 2009–10 3 0 3 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Bulgaria League Bulgarian Cup Europe Supercup Total
Akademik Sofia A Group 2010–11 11 0 0 0 11 0
Total 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Ludogorets Razgrad B Group 2010–11 10 2 0 0 10 2
A Group 2011–12 28 5 3 2 31 7
2012–13 15 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 17 5
2013–14 28 4 7 2 14 1 0 0 49 7
2014–15 22 1 4 0 11 0 1 0 38 1
Ludogorets Razgrad II B Group 2015–16 6 4 6 4
Ludogorets Razgrad A Group 2015–16 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Total 106 17 15 4 27 1 2 0 150 22
Poland League Polish Cup Europe Supercup Total
Legia Warsaw Ekstraklasa 2015–16 11 0 3 0 14 0
2016–17 6 1 1 0 7 0 1 0 15 1
Total 17 1 4 0 7 0 1 0 29 1
Career total 144 22 18 4 34 1 3 0 199 27

National team[edit]

Bulgaria national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 5 0
2015 7 1
2016 5 2
Total 17 3

International goals[edit]

As of match played 7 October 2016. Bulgaria score listed first, score column indicates score after each Aleksandrov goal.[15]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 October 2015 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria 12  Azerbaijan 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
2 3 June 2016 Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Japan 15  Japan 1–6 2–7 2016 Kirin Cup
3 7 October 2016 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France 17  France 1–0 1–4 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ludogorets
Legia Warsaw

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Профил на Михаил Александров". topsport.bg. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Stats Centre: Mihail Aleksandrov Facts". Guardian.co.uk. 
  3. ^ "Bulgarian Teenager Aleksandrov Poised to Sign for Borussia Dortmund". novinite.com. Retrieved 13 August 2007. 
  4. ^ "Mihail Aleksandrov" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Aleksandrov, Mihail" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Академик взе играл в Борусия Дортмунд" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Лудогорец привлече Златковски и Мишо Александров" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Национал преподписа с Лудогорец" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Ludogorets Razgrad vs. Partizan Belgrade Matchcast" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Mihail Aleksandrov piłkarzem Legii!" (in Polish). Legia Warsaw. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  11. ^ Мишо Александров тръгна с победа над Виданов в Полша
  12. ^ "MICHAIŁ ALEKSANDROW ODCHODZI Z LEGII" (in Polish). Legia Warsaw. 10 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "Гоним първа победа срещу Унгария като гост" (in Bulgarian). sportbg.eu. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Bulgaria vs. Belarus 2:1". flashcore.com. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  15. ^ Mihail Aleksandrov at Soccerway

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