Petar Aleksandrov

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Petar Aleksandrov
Personal information
Full name Petar Aleksandrov Aleksandrov
Date of birth (1962-12-07) 7 December 1962 (age 60)
Place of birth Karlovo, Bulgaria PR
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Striker
Team information
Current team
FC Zürich (Assistant manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1982 Levski Karlovo 26 (10)
1982–1989 Slavia Sofia 173 (100)
1989–1990 Kortrijk 18 (4)
1990–1991 Energie Cottbus 18 (2)
1991–1993 FC Aarau 85 (37)
1994 Levski Sofia 12 (10)
1994–1995 Neuchâtel Xamax 30 (24)
1995–1997 Luzern 55 (29)
1998 Baden 13 (4)
1998–2000 FC Aarau 28 (6)
2000–2001 Kickers Luzern
2001–2002 Blue Star Zürich
Total 458 (226)
International career
1986–1994 Bulgaria 25 (5)
Managerial career
2002–2004 Aarau U21
2004–2005 PAOK (assistant)
2006–2007 St. Gallen (assistant)
2007 Grasshopper (assistant)
2008–2009 Bulgaria (assistant)
2008–2011 Luzern (assistant)
2016 Biel-Bienne
2017– FC Zürich (assistant)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Petar Aleksandrov Aleksandrov (Bulgarian: Петър Александров Александров; born 7 December 1962) is a Bulgarian football coach and former player.

As a footballer Aleksandrov played for various clubs in Bulgaria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland during the 1980s and 1990s. He was a striker, noted for his goal-scoring ability. Aleksandrov was capped 25 times for the Bulgaria national team, scoring 5 goals, and played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Born in Karlovo, Aleksandrov started playing professionally with home-town club Levski Karlovo in 1981 before moving to PFC Slavia Sofia a year later. He played at Slavia for seven years and helped the club win the Balkans Cup in 1986 and 1988, and secure third-placed finishes in 1982 and 1986. For Slavia Aleksandrov played in 173 matches and scored 100 goals. In 1989, he signed for the Belgian First Division's K.V. Kortrijk where his form earned him a move to FC Energie Cottbus of East Germany in 1990. He struggled there, however, and moved on to FC Aarau in the Swiss Super League after just one season. He was a major success at Aarau before he made his way back to Bulgaria to play for PFC Levski Sofia. Despite his excellent goal record, he played at Levski for just one and a half seasons as he returned to Switzerland with Neuchâtel Xamax in January 1995. The following January, he signed for FC Luzern and he went on to play over fifty league matches for the club before going to FC Aarau for a second spell in 1998. In 2000, he played for FC Basel for a short while before dropping down to the Swiss lower leagues where he continued to play for another two years with Kickers Luzern and Blue Star Zürich.

International career[edit]

Aleksandrov was capped 25 times by the Bulgaria national team and was part of the squad that reached the semi-finals of the 1994 World Cup. His international debut came in a 0–0 draw with Scotland on 10 September 1987[citation needed] and he went on to score five international goals. Aleksandrov came on as a substitute for the last ten minutes in the memorable 2–1 away win over France on 17 November 1993, which secured Bulgaria's qualification for the 1994 World Cup.[1]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bulgaria's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Aleksandrov goal.[2][3]
List of international goals scored by Petar Aleksandrov
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 29 October 1986 Stade Olympique El Menzah, Tunis, Tunisia  Tunisia 1–0 3–3 Friendly match
2 21 January 1988 Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad (Al-Sadd) Stadium, Doha, Qatar  Qatar 2–? 3–2 Friendly match
3 27 January 1988 Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates 3–0 3–1 Friendly match
4 7 August 1988 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland  Iceland 3–2 3–2 Friendly match
5 9 April 1991 Odense Stadium, Odense, Denmark  Denmark 1–1 1–1 Friendly match

Coaching career[edit]

After his retirement from playing, Aleksandrov stayed in Switzerland and managed the reserve squad of FC Aarau from 2002 until 2004 when he became the assistant manager of Greek side PAOK F.C. In 2006, he was appointed as fellow countryman Krasimir Balakov's assistant at FC St. Gallen but he left after a few months to join the coaching staff at Grasshopper Club Zürich. In 2008, Plamen Markov named him as his assistant at the Bulgaria national team.


Slavia Sofia

FC Aarau

Levski Sofia



  1. ^ "Петър Александров: полковник трудовак ме спря за "ПСВ" Айндховен". 11 December 2010. Archived from the original on 21 June 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Match log for Petar Aleksandrov". Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Petar Aleksandrov - Friendlies 1991". Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Das Aarau-Wunder jährt sich zum 25. Mal". 12 September 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2020.

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