Petar Zanev

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Petar Zanev
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Zanev in 2014
Personal information
Full name Petar Dimitrov Zanev
Date of birth (1985-10-18) 18 October 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Amkar Perm
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Pirin Blagoevgrad 15 (1)
2005–2012 Litex Lovech 124 (4)
2007–2008 Celta (loan) 3 (0)
2008 Racing Ferrol (loan) 14 (0)
2012–2013 Volyn Lutsk 22 (0)
2013– Amkar Perm 81 (0)
National team
2006– Bulgaria 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:21, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Petar Dimitrov Zanev (Bulgarian: Петър Димитров Занев; born 18 October 1985) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who captains Russian Premier League club Amkar Perm. He also plays for the Bulgarian national team and is usually deployed as a left back for both club and country.

Club career[edit]

Zanev was born in Blagoevgrad and joined the youth system of his hometown club Pirin at early age. In Early 2005 he signed with Litex Lovech.

Celta (loan)[edit]

Оn 17 June 2007, Celta manager Hristo Stoichkov unveiled Zanev as the club's first signing ahead of 2007–08 season.[2] In the next day, Zanev signed for Spanish Segunda División side on a season-long loan deal, who have an option to make the move permanent.[3] On 26 August, he made his league debut in their 1–1 draw against Córdoba CF, but spent most of his time with Celta on the bench, making only three appearances. Because of this, midway through the season his contract was terminated.

Racing Ferrol (loan)[edit]

On 9 January 2008, Racing Ferrol confirmed Zanev has joined on loan until the end of the season.[4] He made his debut on 27 January in a 3–1 away win over SD Eibar, coming on as a substitute for Jonathan Pereira. Zanev appeared 14 times for Ferrol in the Segunda División.

Return to Litex[edit]

Zanev returned to Litex Lovech at the end of the 2007–08 season.[5] On 18 May 2011, he scored his second league goal in his career in a 4–1 win over Montana. Zanev's third official goal for Litex came on 19 July 2011, netting the first of a 3–0 home win over Mogren Budva in the second qualifying round of the Champions League, this also being Zanev's first European goal.[6]

Volyn Lutsk[edit]

In early July 2012, Zanev signed a three-year contract with Ukrainian club Volyn Lutsk.[7]

Amkar Perm[edit]

Zanev signed with Russian Premier League side Amkar Perm on 30 June 2013 on a three-year deal. He was given the number 3 jersey.[8]

International career[edit]

In 2006 Hristo Stoichkov called up the left back to the Bulgaria national football team. Zanev made his official debut for Bulgaria in a friendly match against Slovakia on 15 November 2006. The result of the match was a 1:3 loss for Bulgaria. He was sent off (after receiving a second caution) for the first time on 15 October 2013, in the 0:1 home loss against the Czech Republic in a World Cup qualifier.[9] After being overlooked for the Euro 2016 qualifiers, Zanev's good performances in the Russian Premier League saw him make a return to the national side for the 2018 World Cup qualification matches.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Zanev playing for Litex Lovech in 2009

As of 7 March 2016

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pirin Blagoevgrad 2003–04 5 0 0 0 5 0
2004–05 7 0 1 0 8 0
Total 12 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Litex Lovech 2004–05 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2005–06 11 0 1 0 3 0 15 0
2006–07 18 1 5 0 3 1 23 1
Total 32 1 6 0 6 1 44 2
Celta (loan) 2007–08 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Racing Ferrol (loan) 2007–08 14 0 0 0 14 0
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Litex Lovech 2008–09 19 0 2 0 1 0 22 0
2009–10 19 0 1 0 2 0 22 0
2010–11 27 1 3 0 5 0 35 1
2011–12 27 2 3 0 3 1 33 3
Total 92 3 9 0 11 1 112 4
Volyn Lutsk 2012–13 22 0 2 0 24 0
Total 22 0 2 0 0 0 24 0
Amkar Perm 2013–14 15 0 0 0 15 0
2014–15 24 0 1 0 25 0
2015–16 16 0 3 0 19 0
Total 55 0 4 0 0 0 59 0

Honours[edit]

Litex Lovech

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Българите с половин сантиметър по-високи" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Stoichkov to stay in charge of Celta". timesofmalta.com. Retrieved 20 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "Петър Занев преотстъпен на Селта" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. Retrieved 18 June 2007. 
  4. ^ "Петър Занев отиде в Расинг Ферол" (in Bulgarian). vsekiden.com. Retrieved 9 January 2008. 
  5. ^ ""Литекс" започна с трима нови и Занев" (in Bulgarian). segabg.com. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Litex Lovech 3–0 Mogren (agg: 5–1)". uefa.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Занев подписа с Волин (Луцк)". sport.bnt.bg. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Петър Занев е четвъртият българин в Амкар (Перм)" (in Bulgarian). novsport.com. 30 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Bulgaria vs. Czech Republic Matchcast". topsport.bg. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Bulgaria NT vs. Belarus NT 1:0". flashscore.com. 13 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 

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