|Full name||Stefan Nikolaev Stanchev|
|Date of birth||26 April 1989|
|Place of birth||Smolyan, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Right back / Centre back|
|2009||→ Pirin Blagoevgrad (loan)||10||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.
Stanchev comes directly from Levski Sofia's youth academy. After the establishment of the second team of Levski, he became a part of the new-formed PFC Levski Sofia B. During the first season of the Doubles League, Levski became a champion.
Stanchev made his official debut for Levski's senior team at 13 June 2009 in a match against Pirin Blagoevgrad. The result of the match was 1:1 with a guest draw for Levski.
On 7 January 2010, Stanchev started training with Levski again. On 20 March 2010, he was in the starting line-up for Levski and played the full 90 minutes, earning praise for his performance in the 3:0 home win against Slavia Sofia. On 27 March 2010, he played in his first Eternal Derby against CSKA Sofia, but was withdrawn in the 39th minute after sustaining an injury.
On 2 August 2009, Stanchev was loaned out for one year to Pirin Blagoevgrad together with his team-mate Ivan Tsachev. However, after half a season, Stanchev returned to Levski. For Pirin he earned 10 appearances, playing in the A PFG.
On 28 June 2012, he signed a contract with Botev Plovdiv for 1+1 years. His first appearance in an official match came on 11 August 2012, in the 3:0 home win over Slavia Sofia. Stanchev has so far been unable to secure a starting spot for himself. In January he was released.
Cherno More Varna
As of 23 April 2017[update]
- Cherno More
- "Кръгли нули в (не) дербито между Левски и ЦСКА" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 2010-03-27.
- "Гонзо взе четирима, освободи Идалго" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 2013-06-05.