Nikolay Arabov

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Nikolay Arabov
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-11-14) 14 November 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Sliven, Bulgaria
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1986 Sliven 310 (8)
1987 Spartak Pleven 14 (1)
1987 Anagennisi 23 (1)
1988 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 7 (0)
1988–1992 Cherveno Zname ? (?)
1992–1993 Sliven ? (?)
1993–1994 KF Tirana 25 (0)
Total 379 (10)
National team
1976–1986 Bulgaria 42 (0)
Teams managed
Akademik Svishtov
KF Tirana
KF Partizani
KS Flamurtari
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nikolay Arabov (Bulgarian: Николай Арабов) (born 14 November 1953) is a former Bulgarian footballer and Bulgaria international. He was a defender.

Career[edit]

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,[1] including 3 games at 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.[2] 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (29 October 2009). "Bulgaria - Record International Players". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Nikolay ArabovFIFA competition record
  3. ^ 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.