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.

Career[edit]

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

Reading[edit]

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]

Slavia[edit]

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.

International[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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