Todor Yanchev

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Todor Yanchev
Yanchev playing for CSKA Sofia in 2012
Personal information
Full name Todor Dimitrov Yanchev
Date of birth (1976-05-19) 19 May 1976 (age 39)
Place of birth Kazanlak, Bulgaria
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Centre midfielder
Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tsarsko Selo (manager)
Youth career
Rozova Dolina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Neftochimic Burgas 88 (13)
2000–2005 CSKA Sofia 116 (7)
2001 Trabzonspor (loan) 21 (0)
2005–2006 Kallithea 20 (1)
2006–2007 Randers 30 (3)
2007–2013 CSKA Sofia 145 (12)
2013 Slavia Sofia 17 (1)
2013–2014 CSKA Sofia 27 (1)
Total 464 (38)
National team
1999–2008 Bulgaria 17 (0)
Teams managed
2012–2013 CSKA Sofia (assistant coach)
2014–2015 CSKA Sofia (assistant coach)
2015– FC Tsarsko Selo

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Todor Dimitrov Yanchev (Bulgarian: Тодор Янчев; born 19 May 1976) is a former Bulgarian footballer, who played as a midfielder.


Born in Kazanlak, Yanchev's first club was local club F.C. Rozova Dolina, before he moved to the squads of PFC Neftochimic Burgas.

In the summer break of 2000 CSKA Sofia signed Yanchev. With CSKA he became a champion of Bulgaria for 2003 and 2005.[1] After the end of 2004–05 season, Yanchev transferred to Greek side Kallithea.[2] Year later, as a free agent he signed with Randers, spending one season in Danish Superliga.[3]

In 2007, Todor returned to Bulgaria, to join CSKA Sofia for the second time. In 2008, he became a champion of Bulgaria for third time and won Bulgarian Supercup. In the summer of 2009 he, as well as Kiril Kotev and Yordan Todorov, stayed in the club although the club was facing a big financial crisis, showing very stable level of play proving why he has been the team captain. In 2012 Yanchev was suspended for 3 months after he failed a drug test for methylhexanamine doping.[4]

The defensive midfielder, was one of eight players who was fired by CSKA Sofia on 27 July 2012 and he was appointed for assistant coach,[5] but on 6 August 2012 he was brought back in the first team, because of problem with the registering of the new players.[6][7] On 20 October 2012 he played for 22nd time in the Eternal derby,[8] wherein CSKA won 1–0.[9]

On 7 January 2013, after leading the team of CSKA to the first official winter training session, Toshko gave his resignation to the Bulgarian Football Union and is no longer a player for CSKA. He decided to leave CSKA Sofia as a show of support for manager Stoycho Mladenov who had been sacked.[10]

On 21 January, it was announced that Yanchev will join Slavia Sofia on a free transfer.

In July of the same year he returned to CSKA Sofia for the third time, after the club changed its ownership.


CSKA Sofia


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