Milen Radukanov

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Milen Radukanov
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Personal information
Full name Milen Petrov Radukanov
Date of birth (1972-12-12) 12 December 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Vidin, Bulgaria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Septemvri Sofia (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Bdin Vidin 22 (1)
1992–1996 CSKA Sofia 27 (0)
1993–1994Pirin Blagoevgrad (loan) 24 (1)
1996–1997 Spartak Pleven 24 (2)
1997–1999 Levski Sofia 45 (2)
1999 Naţional Bucureşti 16 (0)
2000–2003 Lokomotiv Sofia 76 (0)
2003–2004 Kastoria 18 (1)
2004–2005 Doxa Drama 21 (0)
2005–2006 Lokomotiv Sofia 9 (0)
2007 Rilski Sportist 10 (0)
2008 Nesebar 10 (0)
2008–2009 Levski Elin Pelin ? (?)
National team
1998 Bulgaria 1 (0)
Teams managed
2010–2011 CSKA Sofia
2011–2012 Botev Plovdiv
2013 CSKA Sofia
2013–2014 Slavia Sofia
2017−2018 Pirin Blagoevgrad
2019− Septemvri Sofia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 March 2013

Milen Radukanov (Bulgarian: Милен Радуканов; born 12 December 1972) is a former Bulgarian footballer and manager of Septemvri Sofia.

Coaching career[edit]

CSKA Sofia[edit]

In 2010, Radukanov was appointed as CSKA Sofia's assistant coach and interpreter for the Romanian head coach Ioan Andone.[1] Because of that fact he is known as the "Bulgarian Jose Mourinho".[2] Later he joined the coaching staff of Adalbert Zafirov, Pavel Dotchev and Gjore Jovanovski. On 21 October 2010, he became the temporary head coach of CSKA. The team showed impressive results under him, which led to his appointment as permanent head coach. His assistants were Todor Yanchev (the team's captain) and Svetoslav Petrov. When Radukanov took the helm, CSKA were 11th in the league table. He managed to take them to 3rd place by the end of the season and also won the Bulgarian Cup and Bulgarian Supercup that year. In October 2011, Radukanov vacated the position of head coach, citing mutual consent, just before the Eternal derby match.

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

On 28 October 2011, Bulgarian B PFG side Botev Plovdiv announced on their official website, that they had reached an agreement with Milen Radukanov to take over the manager position at the club.[3] In April 2012, he vacated the position of head coach of Botev Plovdiv following a draw with Etar Veliko Tarnovo. Radukanov was reappointed as CSKA Sofia coach on 11 March 2013, after the club had parted ways with Miodrag Ješić.[4] His second tenure at CSKA Sofia only lasted until the end of the season.

Slavia Sofia[edit]

He also managed Slavia Sofia between October 2013 and September 2014.[5][6]

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

CSKA Sofia

Levski Sofia

As a manager[edit]

CSKA Sofia

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team From To APFG
G W D L F A Goal +/- Win %
CSKA Sofia October 2010 October 2011 30 23 4 3 63 20 +43 76.66
Botev Plovdiv October 2011 March 2012 11 5 4 2 12 7 +5 54.55
CSKA Sofia March 2013 14 10 2 2 25 9 +16 71.43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Milen Radukanov becomes coach in CSKA" (in Bulgarian). Sportal.bg.
  2. ^ "The debut of the Bulgarian Jose Mourinho" (in Bulgarian). Sportal.bg.
  3. ^ "Milen Radukanov is the new head coach of Botev Plovdiv" (in Bulgarian). botevplovdiv.bg.
  4. ^ "Милен Радуканов е новият треньор на ЦСКА, Росен Кирилов ще му бъде помощник" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Официално: Милен Радуканов поема Славия, представят го днес" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Милен: само Платини ми се обади, всеки клуб трябва да има шеф като Венци, "убеден съм, че "Славия" ще бъде в челните места на "А" група" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015.

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