Nikolay Krastev

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Nikolay Krastev
Personal information
Full name Nikolay Dimov Krastev
Date of birth (1979-10-29) 29 October 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Burgas, Bulgaria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Neftochimic (assistant)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2006 Naftex 143 (7)
2006–2011 Chernomorets Burgas 94 (14)
2011–2012 Chernomorets Pomorie 14 (0)
Total 251 (21)
National team
2003–2004 Bulgaria 6 (0)
Teams managed
2012 Chernomorets Pomorie (assistant manager)
2012–2015 Chernomorets Burgas (youth coach)
2014–2015 Chernomorets Burgas (assistant manager)
2015 Pirin Blagoevgrad (assistant manager)
2015–2017 Chernomorets 1919 Burgas (youth coach)
2015–2017 Chernomorets 1919 Burgas (head of academy)
2017 Neftochimic (head of academy)
2017 Neftochimic (manager)
2017– Neftochimic (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 June 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 2009

Nikolay Krastev (Bulgarian: Николай Кръстев) (born 29 October 1979) is a former Bulgarian footballer, who played as a defender and is currently assistant manager of Neftochimic Burgas. Krastev was a central/left defender and captain of the team. He started his career in Naftex Burgas's youth teams.


Krastev played nine seasons for Naftex Burgas. In 2003 and 2004, he was a part of Bulgaria national football team, being capped six times. He signed with Chernomorets Burgas in June 2006 on a free transfer and played in Intertoto Cup 2008 matches against the Slovenian ND Gorica and the Swiss Grasshopper Club Zürich. In January 2011, he signed with Chernomorets Pomorie.

On 23 June 2017, Krastev was appointed as manager of Neftochimic Burgas.[1] On 6 October 2017, following a Board of Directors' decision, Krastev was demoted to assistant manager with Blagomir Mitrev taking charge of the club.[2]


  1. ^ ""Нефтохимик" стартира във Втора лига" (in Bulgarian). 23 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Благомир Митрев се завръща в Нефтохимик" (in Bulgarian). 6 October 2017. 

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