Radoslav Vasilev

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Radoslav Vasilev
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-10-12) 12 October 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Slavia Sofia
Number 99
Youth career
1999–2007 Slavia Sofia
2007–2009 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Reading 0 (0)
2010– Slavia Sofia 79 (16)
2012 Lyubimets 2007 (loan) 8 (1)
National team
2008–2009 Bulgaria U19 4 (1)
2009–2012 Bulgaria U21 4 (0)
2015– Bulgaria 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 December 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2015

Radoslav Vasilev (Bulgarian: Радослав Василев; born 12 October 1990) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a striker for Slavia Sofia.


Vasilev started playing football at Slavia in his hometown Sofia before his tenth birthday.


He transferred from Slavia Sofia to Reading for an undisclosed fee on 12 December 2007.[1] Reading's Academy Recruitment officer, Steve Shorey (father of Nicky Shorey) explained his reasons for signing Vasilev: "He's different from what we've got at the same age. He's not just about brawn and pace, he's got football intelligence. He's a lovely size, around 6 ft 2 in, can use both feet." Vasilev was released from Reading at the beginning of May 2010, alongside midfielders Mitchell Bryant and Oliver Bozanic.[2]


In July 2010 Vasilev returned to Bulgaria, signing a contract with his home club Slavia Sofia. He made his A PFG debut during the 2010–11 season on August 21, 2010 in a 2–0 away win against Pirin Blagoevgrad.


In March 2015, Vasilev was called up to the Bulgarian national side for a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy,[3] but did not debut. He earned his first cap on 8 June 2015, after coming on as a substitute for Iliyan Mitsanski during the second half of the 0:4 loss against Turkey.[4]


  1. ^ "Royals sign Bulgarian". readingfc.co.uk. 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Vasilev signing: Inside info". readingfc.co.uk. 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Заслужено: славист сменя Жоро Миланов срещу Италия, възходът на Радо Василев не остана незабелязан от Петев". topsport.bg. 2015-03-21. Retrieved 2015-03-26. 
  4. ^ "Turkey vs. Bulgaria 4:0". flashscore.com. 2015-06-08. Retrieved 2015-06-10. 

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