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Milen Petkov
Personal information
Full name Milen Ivanov Petkov
Date of birth (1974-01-12) 12 January 1974 (age 44)
Place of birth General Toshevo, Bulgaria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1994 Dobrudzha Dobrich 62 (8)
1995–1999 CSKA Sofia 122 (16)
2000–2005 AEK Athens 100 (8)
2005–2006 Atromitos 10 (0)
2006–2008 Ilisiakos 48 (3)
2008–2010 Cherno More 30 (0)
2011 Dobrudzha Dobrich 6 (0)
Total 378 (35)
National team
1997–2004 Bulgaria 37 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 2005

Milen Petkov (Bulgarian: Милен Петков) (born 12 January 1974 in General Toshevo) is a former Bulgarian football player.


His previous teams were Dobrudzha Dobrich, CSKA Sofia, AEK Athens, Atromitos and Ilisiakos.[1]

AEK Athens[edit]

Milen Petkov was the first tranfer for AEK Athens during the winter transfer period of 2000, signing a 3-year contract with the Alpha Ethniki club.[2] He made 15 appearances for AEK during his first (half) season, scoring 2 goals from direct free kicks against OFI Crete and Proodeftiki.[3][4] During the same season, he helped AEK lift the 1999–2000 Greek Cup trophy and even scored the second goal in the 3–0 final against Ionikos, with another direct free kick.[5]

International career[edit]

Petkov was part of the Bulgarian World Cup 1998 team and Bulgarian 2004 European Football Championship team, which was eliminated in the first round, finishing bottom of Group C, having finished top of Qualifying Group 8 in the pre-tournament phase. Between 1997 and 2004 for Bulgaria national football team he have 37 caps and scored 1 goals.[6]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 June 2004 Letná Stadium, Praga, Czech Republic  Czech Republic


CSKA Sofia

AEK Athens


  1. ^ Milen Petkov at
  2. ^ "Υπέγραψε ο Πέτκοφ" [Petkov signed]. Lambrakis Press Group (in Greek). Athens: 27 January 2000. Retrieved 2 May 2013.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |trans_title= (help)
  3. ^ "Πλησιάζει απειλητικά η ΑΕΚ τον ΟΦΗ μετά τη νίκη της με 1-2" [AEK threatening OFI after their 1-2 victory]. Athens News Agency (in Greek). Athens: 1 April 2000. Retrieved 2 May 2013.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |trans_title= (help)
  4. ^ "Επαιξε με τη φωτιά η ΑΕΚ, 3-2 την Προοδευτική" [AEK played with fire, won Proodeftiki 3-2]. Lambrakis Press Group (in Greek). Athens: 23 April 2000. Retrieved 2 May 2013.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |trans_title= (help)
  5. ^ "Κυπελλούχος Ελλάδος η ΑΕΚ" [AEK won the Greek Cup]. Athens News Agency (in Greek). Athens: 10 May 2000. Retrieved 2 May 2013.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |trans_title= (help)
  6. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (2009-07-16). "Bulgaria – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 

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