Todor Timonov

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Todor Timonov
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Timonov training with Anzhi Makhachkala in 2010
Personal information
Full name Todor Ivanov Timonov
Date of birth (1986-09-03) 3 September 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Maritsa Plovdiv
Number 86
Youth career
Botev Plovdiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Botev Plovdiv 74 (8)
2008Nesebar (loan) 13 (3)
2009–2010 CSKA Sofia 10 (2)
2010 Anzhi Makhachkala 11 (0)
2011 Botev Plovdiv 15 (7)
2012 Bdin Vidin 6 (2)
2012–2013 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 12 (0)
2014 Anagennisi Karditsa 7 (1)
2015 Vereya 2 (0)
2015–2016 Asenovets 29 (5)
2016–2018 Eurocollege 58 (13)
2018– Maritsa Plovdiv 0 (0)
National team
2006 Bulgaria U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 August 2018

Todor Ivanov Timonov (Bulgarian: Тодор Тимонов; born 3 September 1986 in Plovdiv) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Maritsa Plovdiv.


Todor Timonov was raised in Botev Plovdiv's youth teams. In 2002 Timonov agreed the conditions of his first professional contract with the club which will be effective for five years. He made his official debut in top division of Bulgarian football as a 17-year-old in a match against Lokomotiv Sofia on 29 November 2003. Todor substituted Stoyan Seymenski in second half and played for 5 minutes. The result of the match was a 0:1 loss for Botev. For four years the young midfielder played in 48 matches for Botev (29 in first division and 15 in second division) and scored 4 goals (1 in first division and 3 in second division). In December 2007 he was loaned for six months in PFC Nesebar. In the summer of 2008, Timonov returned to his first club. A year later, he signed a 3-year contract as a free agent with CSKA Sofia.

On 6 February 2010, CSKA Sofia sold Timonov to Russian Anzhi Makhachkala for a reported transfer fee of $500,000. On 20 March 2010, he made his official debut for his new team in the 0:1 away loss against Amkar Perm in a Russian Premier League game after coming on as a substitute for Nicolae Josan in the 84th minute of the match.

On 6 November 2010 he was giving a half-time interview to a sideline reporter during a league game on live TV and said "If we score a penalty, everything will be fucking great." (Russian: "Должны забить пенальти и вообще охуительно всё будет.")[1] Anzhi manager Gadzhi Gadzhiev said that Timonov probably didn't quite know that what he was saying was a swear word, but he will be fined by the club for the incident nevertheless.[2]


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