Plamen Nikolov (footballer, born 1985)

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Plamen Nikolov
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Personal information
Full name Plamen Venelinov Nikolov
Date of birth (1985-06-12) 12 June 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Pleven, Bulgaria
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Cherno More
Number 22
Youth career
Spartak Pleven
Levski Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Spartak Pleven 51 (1)
2006–2012 Litex Lovech 107 (4)
2012 Tom Tomsk (loan) 10 (0)
2012–2013 Tom Tomsk 30 (1)
2014 Litex Lovech 5 (0)
2014–2015 Botev Plovdiv 42 (0)
2016– Cherno More 37 (2)
National team
2009–2011 Bulgaria 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 May 2011

Plamen Venelinov Nikolov (Bulgarian: Пламен Венелинов Николов; born 12 June 1985 in Pleven) is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays as a defender for Cherno More Varna.

Career[edit]

Spartak Pleven[edit]

After emerging through Levski Sofia's youth system, Plamen Nikolov made his professional debut in the second level with Spartak Pleven, the club from his home town. He made his team début on 7 August 2004, in an 0–0 draw against Rilski Sportist Samokov. On 6 October 2004 Nikolov scored his first goal in an 6–0 drubbing of amateur side Botev Lukovit of Bulgarian Cup.

Plamen quickly became part of the main team and for two seasons earned 53 appearances, scoring two goals.

Litex Lovech[edit]

In June 2006, Nikolov agreed a deal to sign for Litex Lovech for an undisclosed fee. He has made his debut for Litex in Rilski Sportist match on 13 August 2006 as an 85th-minute substitute. During his first season in Litex, Nikolov found regular starting positions in defence hard to find. He played only 5 matches in the domestic league.

In 2007–08 A PFG season coach of Litex Miodrag Ješić decided to put Nikolov into the starting line-up as center back. In this season, he earned 22 appearances playing in the A PFG, scored one goal. In the Bulgarian Cup, he played three matches, and in the UEFA Cup, he played 6 matches. Nikolov also won his first trophy in his career - Bulgarian Cup. In the final against Cherno More he played 90 minutes.

In the 2008-09 season Nikolov won Bulgarian Cup for the second time. On 25 October 2010, he was sent off in the 2:1 home win against Levski Sofia after an altercation with Darko Tasevski.

FC Tom Tomsk[edit]

In February 2012 Nikolov signed for FC Tom Tomsk on loan until the end of the season, before joining the club permanently in the summer of the same year.

Return to Litex Lovech[edit]

In January 2014 Nikolov re-signed for Litex Lovech.[2]

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

On 30 July 2014 Plamen Nikolov signed a contract with Botev Plovdiv until the end of the season. [3] Four days later he made a debut for the club during the 2:1 win over Cherno More Varna. [4]

Nikolov quickly became a key player for Botev Plovdiv and took part in a lot of important games, including the 0-2 away win over the local rivals Lokomotiv Plovdiv.[5] On 16 May, Nikolov was sent off with a direct red card after a conflict with Toni Silva from CSKA Sofia, who was also sent off. Despite his absence in the final 35 minutes Botev won the game with 3-2.[6]

On 17 June, Nikolov extended his contract with Botev until the end of 2015–16 season.[7]

Nikolov terminated his contact on mutual agreement and left Botev Plovdiv in January 2016.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 April 2017
Club Season League Cups Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spartak Pleven 2004–05 27 1 1 1 0 0 28 2
2005–06 24 0 2 0 0 0 26 0
Total 51 1 3 1 0 0 54 2
Litex Lovech 2006–07 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
2007–08 22 1 4 0 6 0 32 1
2008–09 20 2 5 0 3 0 28 2
2009–10 27 1 3 0 2 0 32 1
2010–11 21 0 5 0 5 0 31 0
2011–12 12 0 2 0 4 0 18 0
Total 107 4 19 0 21 0 147 4
Tom Tomsk 2011–12 10 0 0 0 - - 10 0
2012–13 27 1 1 0 - - 27 1
2013–14 3 0 0 0 - - 3 0
Total 40 1 1 0 0 0 41 1
Litex Lovech 2013–14 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Total 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Botev Plovdiv 2014–15 23 0 3 0 - - 26 0
2015–16 19 0 2 0 - - 21 0
Total 42 0 5 0 0 0 47 0
Cherno More 2015–16 14 0 - - - - 14 0
2016–17 23 2 3 0 - - 26 2
Total 37 2 3 0 0 0 40 2
Career Total 282 8 33 1 21 0 336 9

Honours[edit]

Litex Lovech[edit]

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Състав на "Черно море" за сезон 2016/2017" (in Bulgarian). Cherno More official website. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Официално: И Пламен Николов подписа с оранжевите" (in Bulgarian). pfclitex. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  3. ^ http://botevplovdiv.bg/Botev-privleche-Plamen-Nikolov-2621.html
  4. ^ http://botevplovdiv.bg/Botev-prechupi-Cherno-more-s-2%3A1-(video)-2628.html
  5. ^ Ботев сгази Локо в калта на Лаута
  6. ^ Ботев с първа победа в плейофите след атрактивно 3:2 над ЦСКА
  7. ^ Пламен Николов поднови договора си с Ботев
  8. ^ Ботев се раздели с още един младок
  9. ^ Ботев загуби от Лудогорец във финала за Суперкупата

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