Stoian Mladenov

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Stoian Mladenov
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-02-10) 10 February 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Bulgaria
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Lokomotiv Ruse
1994–1995 Rakovski Ruse
1995–1996 Etar
1996–1997 Nadur Youngsters (11)
1997 Long Island Rough Riders
1998–2001 Minnesota Thunder 79 (23)
1999–2000 Cleveland Crunch (indoor) 17 (4)
2001–2003 Rochester Rhinos 65 (14)
2004 LASK Linz 5 (2)
2005 Rochester Rhinos 27 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stoian Mladenov (first name more frequently transliterated as Stoyan) (Bulgarian: Стоян Младенов) is a retired Bulgarian football (soccer) midfielder who played professionally in Europe and the United States.


In 1993, Mladenov began his career with Lokomotiv Ruse before moving to Rakovski Ruse in 1994 and F.C. Etar in 1995. Mladenov left Bulgaria for Malta in 1996, signing with Nadur Youngsters F.C. He was the 1996-1997 Best Foreign Player as Nadur won the Gozo Football League First Division championship.[1] In 1997, Mladenov moved to the United States and joined the Long Island Rough Riders. He played for their U-23 team that season. He then moved to the Minnesota Thunder early in the 1998 A-League season.[2] He spent three seasons with the Thunder. In 2000, he was named to the First Team All League team.[3] Mladenov also played part of the 1999-2000National Professional Soccer League season with the Cleveland Crunch. On 11 June 2001, the Thunder sent Mladenov to the Rochester Rhinos as part of a three team trade which sent Andrew Restrepo from the Rhinos to the Atlanta Silverbacks and Steve Armas from the Silverbacks to the Thunder.[4] Mladenov played for the Rhinos through the 2003 season. In 2001, he was again named First Team All League. In December 2003, Mladenov signed with LASK Linz of the second division Austrian Football First League.[5] He returned to the Rhinos for the 2005 season.


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