Plamen Getov

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Plamen Getov
Plamen Getov.jpg
Getov in 2011
Personal information
Full name Plamen Tsvetanov Getov
Date of birth (1959-03-04) 4 March 1959 (age 58)
Place of birth Sungurlare, Bulgaria
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1980 Spartak Varna 37 (7)
1978–1979 → Vatev Beloslav (loan) 28 (7)
1980–1988 Spartak Pleven 207 (123)
1988 CSKA Sofia 11 (8)
1989–1991 Portimonense 71 (34)
1991–1992 Etar Veliko Tarnovo 10 (2)
1992–1993 Levski Sofia 30 (26)
1993–1994 Shumen 37 (20)
1995 Cherno More 3 (3)
1995–1998 Spartak Pleven 41 (18)
Total 475 (249)
National team
1983–1989 Bulgaria 25 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Plamen Tsvetanov Getov (Bulgarian: Пламен Цветанов Гетов; born 4 March 1959) is a Bulgarian retired footballer who played as either an attacking midfielder or a striker.

A skillful free-kick taker, he scored numerous goals from different positions, in a career which spanned almost 20 years. Getov represented Bulgaria at the 1986 World Cup.

Career[edit]

Born in Sungurlare, Getov grew up in Varna.[1] A product of Spartak Varna's youth academy, he progressed to their first-team in the 1977–78 season. He made 37 league appearances with 7 goals in his tenure at the club and had a loan spell at Vatev Beloslav.

In June 1980, Getov joined Spartak Pleven, where he scored 123 goals in 207 matches for eight seasons.[2] In 1984–85 season Getov became A Group top scorer with 26 goals.

He won the top Bulgarian league twice: with CSKA Sofia in 1989 and with Levski Sofia in 1993. Proclaimed the best player of the 1992–93 season, he added the league to the top scorer's crown, scoring 26 goals at 34 years of age – he had already won that award in 1985, with 26 for Pleven.

Getov retired with his first club at 39, amassing totals of 286 games and 165 goals in the country's top division, of which 108 were for Spartak Pleven.

International career[edit]

For the Bulgarian national team Getov gained 25 caps and netted four times, playing all four matches at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico and scoring against South Korea in a 1–1 group stage draw.[3]

International goals[edit]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Levski Sofia

Individual[edit]

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