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|Date of birth||14 November 1953|
|Place of birth||Sliven, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Arabov made his debut for Sliven in 1971 and stayed in the club for 15 years, with 310 games in the A PFG. Capped 42 times for the Bulgaria national football team in the period 1976 - 1986, including 3 games at 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. Arabov has also played for Spartak Pleven, Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Anagennisi Dherynia and Albanian KF Tirana before returning to Sliven for its last season in A PFG (1993). After his retirement as a player Arabov worked for many years in Albania, coaching KF Tirana, KF Partizani, and KS Flamurtari.
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- Nikolay Arabov – FIFA competition record
- Kolev, Vladislav (7 January 2013). "Откровено от Николай Арабов: не отидох в "Левски" или ЦСКА, за да съм щастлив" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
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