|Full name||Petar Sotirov Mihtarski|
|Date of birth||15 July 1966|
|Place of birth||Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1992–1994||→ Famalicão (loan)||42||(11)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Blagoevgrad, Mihtarski spent the first 13 years of his career (youth years included) with local Pirin, making his first-team – and first division – debuts in 1982–83, appearing in eight games and scoring four goals in an eventual relegation. He went on to score in double digits in five of the following six seasons.
In the 1989 summer, Mihtarski signed for PFC Levski Sofia, netting 24 times in his debut season, and winning one Bulgarian Cup during his two-year spell. Subsequently, he joined F.C. Porto in Portugal, being barred by countryman Emil Kostadinov for most of his stay, and also being loaned twice to fellow top division outfit F.C. Famalicão; in his first year, however, he did manage five goals in only 11 games as the northerners won the national championship for the third time in five years.
In February 1994, Mihtarski was released by Porto and rejoined FC Pirin, netting five goals in three-months to help the club retain its top flight status. He then joined PFC CSKA Sofia, equalling a career-best 24 goals in the 1994–95 season, best in the competition but not good enough for the national title, as former team Levski won the championship with CSKA ranking only fifth. On 23 September 1994, he scored the only goal for CSKA in their record-breaking 1–7 loss against main rival Levski Sofia. During the 1994–95 UEFA Cup season he scored two goals in the first leg against Italian club Juventus to help his team to a 3–2 win, but was subsequently found to have been ineligible for the first match and Juve were awarded a 3–0 win. Mihtarski netted the only goal for the Bulgarians in the return game that ended 5–1 in favour of the side from Turin.
Mihtarski moved abroad again in January 1996, going on to spend the following one and a half season without finding the net, for both RCD Mallorca in Spain and VfL Wolfsburg, with both teams in their respective countries' second division. After two more years with Pirin, he retired from the game at the age of 35 winning the first and only Bulgarian championship of his career, with Levski, albeit appearing sparingly.
He was part of the team that reached the semi-finals of the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States, but his input in the competition consisted of one minute in the penalty shootout win against Mexico in the round-of-16.
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- "Mexico - Bulgaria 1-3 ap (1-1, 1-1, 1-1)". Planet World Cup. 6 July 1994. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
- Sulyotov, Tashko (3 October 2005). "Петър Михтарски си тръгна от "Беласица". Глобяват играчите за загубата от Родопа, шефовете умуват и кои футболисти да изгонят". 7sport.net (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 28 April 2016.