Zanev in 2014
|Full name||Petar Dimitrov Zanev|
|Date of birth||18 October 1985|
|Place of birth||Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk|
|2007–2008||→ Celta (loan)||3||(0)|
|2008||→ Racing Ferrol (loan)||14||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 October 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2018
Petar Dimitrov Zanev (Bulgarian: Петър Димитров Занев; born 18 October 1985) is a Bulgarian professional footballer. He plays for FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk and the Bulgarian national team and is usually deployed as a left back for both club and country. For the club side he more frequently plays centre-back in the last year.
On 17 June 2007, Celta manager Hristo Stoichkov unveiled Zanev as the club's first signing ahead of 2007–08 season. 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. 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)
On 9 January 2008, Racing Ferrol confirmed Zanev has joined on loan until the end of the season. 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
Zanev returned to Litex Lovech at the end of the 2007–08 season. 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.
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. 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. On 7 October 2017, he captained the national team, in the 0:1 home loss against France in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
As of 20 May 2018
|Racing Ferrol (loan)||2007–08||14||0||0||0||–||–||14||0|
- Two appearances in relegation play-offs
- Litex Lovech
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- Petar Zanev at National-Football-Teams.com