Tenyo Minchev

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Tenyo Minchev
Personal information
Full name Tenyo Tenev Minchev
Date of birth (1954-03-03) 3 March 1954 (age 63)
Place of birth Lyubenovo, Bulgaria
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1972 Energetik Galabovo
1973–1984 Beroe Stara Zagora
1984 Lokomotiv Stara Zagora
1985–1987 Beroe Stara Zagora
1987–1988 Lokomotiv Stara Zagora
1989 Krylia Sovetov Kuybyshev 28 (0)
National team
1978–1980 Bulgaria 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Tenev and the family name is Minchev.

Tenyo Tenev Minchev (Bulgarian: Теньо Тенев Минчев) (born 3 March 1954) is a former Bulgarian footballer.


Tenyo Minchev started his career in Energetik Galabovo before moving to Beroe Stara Zagora in 1973. He became one of the key players and was team captain for 12 years.[1] With Minchev's help, Beroe became champions in 1985–86 season.[2]

After a short stint in Lokomotiv Stara Zagora, Tenyo Minchev moved to Soviet side Krylia Sovetov Kuybyshev.[1] He became the first foreign player in Soviet football.[3] After playing 28 matches for Krylia Sovetov, Minchev ended his career.

Minchev played 4 official and 3 unofficial matches for Bulgaria.[4]



  1. ^ a b Пономарев, А. М. (1989). Футбол-89. Справочник-календарь (in Russian). Куйбышев: Издательство Куйбышевского обкома КПСС. p. 30. 
  2. ^ Мозолевский, Е. Ф. (2004). Календарь-справочник. Футбол-2004 (in Russian). Самара: Самарские известия. p. 93. 
  3. ^ Пастушенко И (27 August 2002). Сначала был Минчев… (in Russian). sovsport.ru. Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  4. ^ "Tenyo Minchev - Теньо Минчев Тенев". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 

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