Plamen Krachunov

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Plamen Krachunov
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Personal information
Full name Plamen Nikolov Krachunov
Date of birth (1989-01-11) 11 January 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Ethnikos Achna
Number 66
Youth career
0000–2007 Maritsa Plovdiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Maritsa Plovdiv 81 (7)
2010–2011 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 16 (1)
2011–2013 CSKA Sofia 47 (3)
2013 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 11 (2)
2014–2015 CSKA Sofia 12 (1)
2015 Slavia Sofia 8 (0)
2016 St. Johnstone 2 (0)
2016– Ethnikos Achna 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2016.

Plamen Krachunov (Bulgarian: Пламен Крачунов; born 11 January 1989 in Plovdiv) is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays as a defender for Cypriot First Division side Ethnikos Achna.[1]

Career[edit]

Maritsa Plovdiv[edit]

Krachunov started playing football with Maritsa Plovdiv. He made his first-team debut on 18 August 2007, at 18 years, in a 0–3 away defeat to Kaliakra Kavarna and quickly became a regular starter of the team, as a centre back. His first goal came on 11 May 2008, in a 3–1 home win over Minyor Radnevo. During his first two seasons, he earned 50 appearances in the East B PFG, but Maritsa were relegated at the end of the 2008–09 season. After one season, playing for Maritsa in third league, he joined Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

Lokomotiv Plovdiv[edit]

After a short trial, on 6 July 2010, Krachunov signed a three-year contract with Lokomotiv.[2] He made his A PFG debut in a 2–2 draw against Litex Lovech on 22 August, coming on as a substitute for Youness Bengelloun. Krachunov netted Lokomotiv's only goal in their Bulgarian Cup loss, a 2–1 defeat at Pirin Blagoevgrad on 6 April 2011. Four days later, he scored his first league goal for Lokomotiv, in a 1–1 draw against Montana.

CSKA Sofia[edit]

On 15 August 2011, reports linked Krachunov with a move to CSKA Sofia, adding depth to the position one day after Apostol Popov was lost for the season because of a knee injury. The following day, he completed his move to CSKA, on a three-year contract.[3] He was handed the number 66 shirt.

He made his debut on 21 August, appearing as a substitute in a 2–1 win over Kaliakra Kavarna,[4] and made his first start for the club in the following game against Montana. On 26 September, he scored his first goal for CSKA, scoring a header in CSKA's 4–1 league win over Vidima-Rakovski from a Spas Delev corner-kick.[5] Krachunov then scored on 3 December in a Bulgarian Cup game against Spartak Pleven.[6] On 15 March 2014, Krachunov scored a last-minute goal in the 1:0 win over Levski Sofia in an A PFG match.[7] He joined Slavia Sofia in the summer of 2015, remaining with the "whites" until January 2016.[8]

St Johnstone[edit]

On 22 February 2016, Krachunov signed a contract with Scottish Premiership side St Johnstone, after a successful trial period with the club.[9]

International career[edit]

In October 2011, Krachunov earned his first call-up to the Bulgaria national side for a friendly match against Ukraine and a Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales.[10]

Statistics[edit]

All stats correct as of 22 February 2016.

Club Season Division League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Maritsa Plovdiv 2007–08 B Group 23 1 1 0 24 1
2008–09 27 0 2 0 29 0
2009–10 V Group 31 6 3 1 34 7
Total 81 7 6 1 0 0 87 8
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2010–11 A Group 14 1 2 1 16 2
2011–12 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 16 1 2 1 0 0 18 2
CSKA Sofia 2011–12 A Group 26 2 2 1 28 3
2012–13 21 1 1 0 2 0 24 1
Total 47 3 3 1 2 0 52 4
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2013–14 A Group 11 2 1 0 12 2
Total 11 2 1 0 0 0 12 2
CSKA Sofia 2013–14 A Group 8 1 0 0 8 1
2014–15 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
Total 12 1 0 0 2 0 14 1
Slavia Sofia 2015–16 A Group 8 0 0 0 8 0
Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
St Johnstone 2015–16 Premiership 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 175 14 12 3 4 0 191 17

Personal life[edit]

His brother Stefan Krachunov is also footballer.

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