Todor Nedelev

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Todor Nedelev
Todor Nedelev (cropped).JPG
Personal information
Full name Todor Lyubchev Nedelev
Date of birth (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Botev Plovdiv (on loan from Mainz 05)
Number 8
Youth career
2004–2011 Botev 2002
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Botev Plovdiv 63 (16)
2014–2015 Mainz 05 II 18 (2)
2014– Mainz 05 2 (0)
2016– Botev Plovdiv (loan) 43 (14)
National team
2009–2010 Bulgaria U17 3 (1)
2011 Bulgaria U19 5 (3)
2012–2014 Bulgaria U21 2 (3)
2013– Bulgaria 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:15, 11 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2016

Todor Nedelev (Bulgarian: Тодор Неделев; born 7 February 1993) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder for Botev Plovdiv on loan Mainz 05.[1]

Career[edit]

Raised in village Belozem, Plovdiv Province, Nedelev start to play football in the local club, before joining the Botev 2002 Academy in 2004.[2]

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

On 27 June 2011, Nedelev signed a professional contract with Botev Plovdiv.[3] He made his first league appearance in Botev's 1–0 away win over Dobrudzha Dobrich on 13 August, coming on as a 70th-minute substitute. A week later he made his first start in a game versus Spartak Varna. On 3 September, Nedelev scored his first goal to secure a 1–1 draw against Chernomorets Pomorie. He finished his first season with 2 goals in 23 matches, as Botev clinched promotion to the A PFG.

On 11 August 2012, Nedelev marked his A PFG debut with a three assists for an Ivan Tsvetkov hattrick in a 3–0 home win over Slavia Sofia.[4] On 19 December, it was announced that Botev had renewed the contract of Nedelev, extending it until 31 December 2015.[5] He ended his first season in A PFG with 9 goals and 12 assists.[6]

Nedelev scored his first-ever European goals on 11 July 2013, scoring twice in a 5–0 home win over Astana in their first qualifying round-match of Europa League.[7] He then scored two goals in Botev's 2–1 win over Levski Sofia on 21 July, in their opening game of the 2013–14 season in the domestic league.

Mainz 05[edit]

On 1 September 2013, Nedelev signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Mainz 05, joining the team on 1 January 2014.[8] Nedelev made his official league debut on 25 March 2014, in the 1–3 away loss against Eintracht Braunschweig after coming on as a second-half substitute for Julian Koch.[9]

Loan to Botev Plovdiv[edit]

After only two matches for the first team of Mainz Nedelev was loaned until the end of season 2015–16. On 23 January 2016 he joined his previous club Botev Plovdiv in search of more playing time.[10] Nedelev made his second debut for the team during 1-0 home win in the local derby match against Lokomotiv Plovdiv. [11]

On 28 February, after almost two years since his last goal, Nedelev scored during the 2-2 draw of Botev Plovdiv with PFC Pirin Blagoevgrad and he was elected for "man of the match".[12][13]

On 16 April Nedelev scored an injury-time equaliser during the 2-2 draw with PFC Montana.[14] A couple of weeks later, on 29 April, Nedelev scored a goal from a direct free kick against FC Pirin Blagoevgrad.[15] In the last game of the season, on 27 May 2016, Nedelev provided the assists for both goals during the 2-1 home win over the champions from Ludogorets Razgrad.[16]

On 9 July 2016 his loan was extended until 30 June 2017.[17]

On 15 August 2016 Nedelev scored twice for the 3-2 win over Slavia Sofia and was elected for man of the match.[18][19] On 27 August Nedelev provided an assist for the first goal during the 2-1 home victory over PFC Neftochimic Burgas and again received the award for man of the match.[20][21] On 1 October Nedelev was selected for man of the match during the 0-0 home draw with CSKA Sofia.[22][23]

On 16 October 2016 Nedelev scored 2 goals during the tremendous 3-4 away win over Beroe Stara Zagora.[24][25][26] Following his excellent performance he won the award for the best player of 10th round of First Professional Football League (Bulgaria).[27] In the next round, on 22 October, Nedelev made an assist for Radoslav Terziev goal during the 2-3 home defeat from Cherno More Varna.[28]

On 30 October, Nedelev provided a phenomenal assist to João Paulo who scored in the 13th second of the 1-1 draw with Levski Sofia.[29] In November and December 2016 Nedelev scored goals against Slavia Sofia, FC Vereya, and Pirin Blagoevgrad.[30][31][32]

Nedelev started 2017 with assists during the 2-0 win over Beroe on 6 March and the 1-1 draw with Cherno More Varna on 11 March.[33][34] On 31 March Nedelev scored a penalty during the 2-0 win over PFC Montana.[35] A few days later, on 8 April, Nedelev scored twice and made an assist during the 7-1 win over the same opponent.[36]

On 19 April, Nedelev scored from a penalty kick in the final minute and Botev Plovdiv achieved 0-1 away victory over FC Vereya in the first leg of the semi-finals of the Bulgarian Cup.[37]

International career[edit]

Nedelev earned his first cap for Bulgaria (as a starter) on 15 August 2013 in the 0–2 away loss against Macedonia in a friendly match.[38]

On 9 September 2014 Todor came in as a substitute in the 74th minute and made an assist from a corner kick for the winning goal of Ventsislav Hristov in the opening game of UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group H against Azerbaijan. Bulgaria achieved 2–1 victory away from home.[39]

On 6 October 2016 Nedelev came in as a substitute in the 75th minute during the 4-1 away defeat from the France national football team.[40]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 23 April 2017
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Botev Plovdiv B Group 2011–12 23 2 2 0 25 2
A Group 2012–13 29 9 1 0 30 9
2013–14 11 5 0 0 5 3 16 8
Total 63 16 3 0 5 3 0 0 71 19
Mainz 05 Bundesliga 2013–14 2 0 0 0 2 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0'
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Botev Plovdiv (loan) A Group 2015–16 12 3 0 0 12 3
Parva Liga 2016–17 28 11 4 3 32 14
Total 40 14 4 3 0 0 0 0 44 17
Career statistics 105 30 7 3 5 3 0 0 117 36

International[edit]

As of 17 October 2016
Bulgaria national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 3 0
2014 3 0
2015 4 0
2016 1 0
Total 11 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Todor Nedelev Facts". Footballdatabase.eu. 
  2. ^ "Тодор Неделев по стъпките на Пирло" (in Bulgarian). viasport.bg. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Тодор Неделев подписа договор с Ботев" (in Bulgarian). football24.bg. 27 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ботев тресна Славия с 3:0 пред 12 000 на Колежа" (in Bulgarian). plovdivutre.bg. 11 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Тодор Неделев поднови договора си с Ботев" (in Bulgarian). novsport.com. 19 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Неделев най-добър млад играч в България" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Nedelev shines as Botev Plovdiv plot progress". uefa.com. 24 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Todor Nedelev to Join the 05ers". mainz05.de. 1 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Braunschweig vs. Mainz 3:1". flashscore.com. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 
  10. ^ "Mainz verleiht Nedelev bis Saisonende nach Plovdiv" [Mainz loans Nedelev until season end to Plovdiv] (in German). Kicker. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "А" група започна с радост за Ботев Пд
  12. ^ Ботев изпусна Пирин в последната минута
  13. ^ Вие решихте! Тодор Неделев е Играч на мача Пирин - Ботев
  14. ^ Ботев 2:2 Монтана
  15. ^ Ботев изпусна победата срещу Пирин в последната секунда
  16. ^ Канарчетата сломиха шампионите в битката на младите
  17. ^ Костов: Селекцията приключи с връщането на Неделев
  18. ^ Ботев обърна Славия за първа победа в шампионата
  19. ^ С огромно мнозинство - Неделев е №1 на Ботев - Славия
  20. ^ Ботев удържа Нефтохимик за ценен успех след ерата "Костов"
  21. ^ Неделев: Който и да ни стане треньор, трябва да го слушаме
  22. ^ Неделев: Можехме да спечелим, но равният е закономерен
  23. ^ Ботев и ЦСКА - София не се победиха в нервен мач без голове
  24. ^ Ботев превзе Стара Загора в уникално голово шоу
  25. ^ Зрелище: С Неделев начело Ботев посече Берое в голов трилър
  26. ^ Хеттрик на Мапуку и червен картон на Косоко не стигнаха, Неделев герой в мача на сезона
  27. ^ Неделев отписа България за Световното, дава шанс на Ботев за Топ 3
  28. ^ Ботев загуби от Черно море у дома
  29. ^ Ботев и Левски разделиха по точка в равностоен двубой
  30. ^ Ботев с нова загуба, този път от Славия в София
  31. ^ Ботев сложи край на негативната серия, Тодор Неделев и Жоао Пауло бележат за успеха срещу Верея
  32. ^ Ботев завърши годината с победа над Пирин, "канарчетата" ще зимуват седми
  33. ^ Ботев удари Берое у дома, гостите с два червени картона
  34. ^ Ботев и Черно море не се победиха в Каварна
  35. ^ Ботев завърши редовния сезон с победа над Монтана
  36. ^ Ботев разпиля Монтана със 7 гола, Крис Добрев влезе в историята на 15 години
  37. ^ Ботев измъкна ценна победа в първия полуфинален сблъсък за Купата
  38. ^ "Macedonia vs. Bulgaria Matchcast". topsport.bg. 15 August 2013. 
  39. ^ European Qualifiers 2016 - Azerbaijan-Bulgaria – UEFA.com
  40. ^ Франция ни сложи на място - инкасирахме 4 в Париж

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