Radoslav Dimitrov

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Radoslav Dimitrov
Radoslav Dimitrov.jpg
Dimitrov playing for Slavia Sofia in 2010
Personal information
Full name Radoslav Bonchev Dimitrov
Date of birth (1988-08-12) 12 August 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Lovech, Bulgaria
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Universitatea Craiova
Number 30
Youth career
Litex Lovech
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Litex Lovech 0 (0)
2007–2008 Montana (loan) 23 (0)
2008 Sportist Svoge (loan) 15 (0)
2009–2014 Slavia Sofia 134 (2)
2010 Montana (loan) 13 (0)
2014 Levski Sofia 2 (0)
2015 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 9 (0)
2015–2017 Botoșani 48 (1)
2017– Universitatea Craiova 10 (0)
National team
2009 Bulgaria U21
2013– Bulgaria 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2013

Radoslav Dimitrov (Bulgarian: Радослав Димитров; born 12 August 1988) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays for Romanian side Universitatea Craiova.[1] He normally plays as a defender in a right-back position, but can also play as a left-back and on the right side of midfield.

Career[edit]

Dimitrov began his football career at the Litex Lovech's Youth Academy. He failed to break into the first team, and went out on loan to Montana and then Sportist Svoge.[citation needed]

In January 2009, Dimitrov joined Slavia Sofia.[2] He made his league debut on 9 March 2009, coming on as a second-half substitute during the 1–0 away win over Litex Lovech.[3] Dimitrov's first start for Slavia came on 17 March in their 5–2 away victory over Belasitsa Petrich, playing 56 minutes.[4]

In January 2010,[citation needed] Dimitrov was loaned out to fellow A PFG club Montana for the rest of the season. He returned to Slavia at the end of the season having made 13 appearances in Montana's successful battle against relegation.

Dimitrov became a regular starter for Slavia during the 2010–11 A PFG season. On 4 December 2010, he tallied his first goal to give Slavia a 1–0 win against Etar 1924 for Bulgarian Cup.[5] He netted his first league goal against Lokomotiv Plovdiv on 2 April 2011, scoring the equalizing goal as the game ended in a 1–1 draw.[6]

After 5 years of playing for Slavia Dimitrov was released and in June 2014 he signed a 2-year contract with Levski Sofia.[7]

International career[edit]

On 15 March 2013, Dimitrov received his first call-up to play for the Bulgarian national team for 2014 World Cup Qualifiers against Malta and Denmark.[8] On 22 March, he made his debut in a 6–0 win over Malta, coming on as a substitute for Yordan Minev.[9]

On 10 September, Dimitrov started as a first-team choice in the qualification game against Malta. He scored the opening goal of the game managing to score his first international goal. The game ended with a 2–1 victory for Bulgaria.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 6 June 2014
Club Season League Cup Continental Super Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Montana 2007–08 23 0 0 0 23 0
Sportist Svoge 2008–09 15 0 0 0 15 0
Slavia Sofia 2008–09 9 0 0 0 9 0
2009–10 10 0 2 0 12 0
Montana (loan) 2009–10 13 0 0 0 13 0
Slavia Sofia 2010–11 27 1 5 1 32 2
2011–12 27 0 1 0 28 0
2012–13 26 1 4 1 30 2
2013–14 35 0 2 0 37 0
Slavia total 134 2 14 2 0 0 0 0 148 4
Career total 185 2 12 2 0 0 0 0 197 4

National team[edit]

Bulgaria national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 4 1
Total 4 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radoslav Dimitrov Facts". footballdatabase.eu. 
  2. ^ "Славия взе Радослав Димитров" (in Bulgarian). football24.bg. 9 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Litex Lovech 0–1 Slavia Sofia". guardian.co.uk. 9 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Belasitsa Petrich 2–5 Slavia Sofia". guardian.co.uk. 17 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Etar 1924 0–1 Slavia". soccerway.com. 4 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Славия открадна точка от Локо (Пловдив)" (in Bulgarian). btv.bg. 2 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ради Димитров подписа за 2 години с Левски" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  8. ^ "Coach Penev calls up 3 newcomers to Bulgaria squad". sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 15 March 2013. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Unbeaten Bulgaria overwhelm Malta". uefa.com. 22 March 2013. 

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