Valeri Domovchiyski

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Valeri Domovchiyski
Valeri Domovchiyski 2012 1.jpg
Personal information
Full name Valeri Angelov Domovchiyski
Date of birth (1986-10-05) 5 October 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Second striker
Club information
Current team
Botev Vratsa
Number 30
Youth career
0000–2003 Sekirovo Rakovski
2003–2004 Maritsa Plovdiv
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Levski Sofia 69 (42)
2008Hertha BSC (loan) 4 (1)
2008–2011 Hertha BSC 61 (8)
2011–2013 MSV Duisburg 39 (3)
2013 Botev Plovdiv 12 (1)
2014 Cherno More 11 (3)
2014–2015 Levski Sofia 29 (10)
2015–2016 Levadiakos 11 (2)
2016 Slavia Sofia 12 (4)
2017–2018 Vereya 44 (6)
2018– Botev Vratsa 33 (8)
National team
2005–2007 Bulgaria U21 15 (3)
2006–2011 Bulgaria 13 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2019

Valeri Domovchiyski (Bulgarian: Валери Домовчийски, [ˈfəlɛri dɔˈmɔftɕiesxi]; born 5 October 1986) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a striker for Botev Vratsa.


Youth career[edit]

Born in Plovdiv, Domovchiyski grew up in Rakovski and played for Sekirovo Rakovski and Maritsa Plovdiv before moving to Levski Sofia.[2]

Levski Sofia[edit]

He has played for Levski Sofia since the 2004–05 season and replaced Georgi Chilikov in the starting lineup.[citation needed] He scored some important goals for Levski in the European Tournaments, for example his goal against CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Cup and against Chievo in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. This goal helped Levski to become the first Bulgarian team in the group stage of the Champions League. In the European Tournaments he has played 22 games and scored four goals (nine matches and two goals for Champions League and 13 matches and two goals for UEFA Cup).

On 2 January 2008, the English Premiership team Blackburn Rovers invited Domovchiyski for a five-day trial period. On 5 January 2008, it was announced that terms had been agreed between Blackburn Rovers and Levski Sofia for the purchase of the player and that only personal terms remained for the transfer to go forward.[3]

On 7 January 2008, Domovchiyski joined his first training session with Blackburn Rovers. The then team manager, Mark Hughes, invited the player to join the team for a five-day trial, though he had already declared himself impressed with Domovchiyski's qualities.[4] On 11 January 2008 Blackburn Rovers invited Valeri for another week-long trial. On 21 January 2008, Blackburn had a loan deal turned down for Domovchiyski.

Hertha BSC[edit]

On 29 January 2008, Domovchiyski successfully passed his medical check-up and signed with the German Bundesliga team Hertha BSC until 30 June 2008 as a loaned player. On 17 May 2008, Domovchiyski scored his first goal for Hertha BSC against Bayern Munich. Hertha lost with 4–1, but Domovchiyski became the last player to score a goal in an official match against former keeper Oliver Kahn.

He was officially signed by Hertha on 22 May 2008. His appearances during the 2009–10 season continued to be sporadic, despite Hertha finding itself in the relegation zone. At the end of the season, Hertha finished last in the Bundesliga and were relegated. The following season, Domovchiyski failed to establish himself in Hertha's starting line-up. At the end of the 2010—11 season, he transferred to MSV Duisburg.[5]

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

On 1 July 2013, Domovchiyski returned to Bulgaria and signed a two-year deal with Botev Plovdiv, rejoining his former manager at Levski Sofia Stanimir Stoilov.[6] On 18 July 2013, he made his debut for Botev Plovdiv after coming on as a substitute, but was sent off on the stroke of half-time due to receiving two yellow cards in quick succession in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League match against Bosnian side Zrinjski Mostar. Three days later, Domovchiyski put in a strong performance and hit the bar in the 2–1 win over his former club Levski Sofia. On 28 July, he netted his first goal for the side from Plovdiv, opening the scoring in the 7–1 rout against PFC Pirin Gotse Delchev. Domovchiyski was mostly confined to substitute appearances during his time with the "canaries" and was released from the team in January 2014. He officially became a free agent in February.[7]

Cherno More[edit]

In March 2014, Domovchiyski signed a contract until the end of the season with Cherno More.[8] He scored two goals on his debut - a 4:0 away win over FC Lyubimets 2007 on 9 March.[9]

Return to Levski Sofia[edit]

On 2 June 2014, Domovchiyski signed a two-year contract with his former club Levski Sofia.[10] On 19 July 2014, he netted the equalizing goal in the 1:1 draw with Loko Plovdiv on his return debut for the team in an A PFG match.[11]


On 11 September 2015, Domovchiyski signed a year contract with Super League club Levadiakos.[12] On 29 November 2015, an excellent bicycle kick by Domovchiyski at first half gave Levadiakos an important 1-0 home victory against Skoda Xanthi, after five unsuccessful results for the Greek Super League.[13]


In January 2017, Domovchiyski joined Vereya.[14]

Botev Vratsa[edit]

In June 2018, he signed with Botev Vratsa.[15]

International career[edit]


His debut for the U-21 Bulgarian national team was in March 2005 in a match against Sweden U21, in which Bulgaria was defeated by a score of 1:2. On 7 September 2005, Domovchiyski was dismissed for a second booking in the 1–3 home loss against Iceland U21,[16] but on 12 October 2007, he scored the only goal for his side in the surprising 1–0 home win against Portugal U21.[17]


Domovchiyski collected his first senior international cap was on 9 May 2006 in the 2–1 win against Japan during the 2006 edition of the Kirin Cup. During 2009 he was not called often. He started being called for each match after his ex-coach Stanimir Stoilov became a head coach of Bulgarian national team. On 5 September 2009, he scored his first international goal in a World Cup qualifier against Montenegro.[18] On 13 November 2010, he caused controversy when he refused a call-up for the friendly match against Serbia to be held four days later, citing important club commitments, which prompted coach Lothar Matthäus to permanently drop him from the national side.[19] Domovchiyski was recalled to the national team in October 2011, following the appointment of Mikhail Madanski as caretaker manager of the Bulgarian national side.[20]

Domovchiyski: International Goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 September 2009 Vasil Levski, Sofia  Montenegro 4–1 4–1 World Cup 2010 Qual.
2. 12 October 2010 Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey  Saudi Arabia 2–0 2–0 Friendly match


Domovchiyski is a member of the Roman Catholic community in Bulgaria.[21]



  1. ^ "Профил на Валери Ангелов Домовчийски" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Domovchiyski, Valeri". Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Levski claim striker deal". Sky Sports. 5 January 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  4. ^ Pashkurov, Nikolay (7 January 2008). "Марк Хюз: трансферът на Домовчийски вече е одобрен, в Англия нападателят ще уточни личните си условия". Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Drei neue Zebras da: Domovchiyski, Fromlowitz & Brosinski!" [Three new zebras:Domovchiyski, Fromlowitz & Brosinski!]. official website (in German). MSV Duisburg. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Ботев" (Пд) подписа с Домовчийски, договорът е за 2 години" [Domovchiyski signed with "Botev" (Plovdiv), his contract is for two years]. online newspaper (in Bulgarian). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Ботев (Пд) най-после скъса с Домовчийски, таранът вече е свободен агент" [Botev Plovdiv finally parts ways with Domovchiyski, the striker is now a free agent]. online newspaper (in Bulgarian). 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Домовчийски ще играе за Черно море, Валери подписва до края на сезона" [Domovchiyski will be part of the PFC Cherno More squad, the deal is until the season is over]. online newspaper (in Bulgarian). 2 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Lyubimets 2007 vs. Cherno More 0:4". 9 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Домо се завърна у дома, подписа с "Левски" за две години". 2 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Levski Sofia vs. Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1:1". 19 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Η ΠΑΕ ΛΕΒΑΔΕΙΑΚΟΣ ανακοινώνει την έναρξη της συνεργασίας της με τους ποδοσφαιριστές Chahir Belghazouani και Valeri Domovchiyski". 11 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Domovchiyski strike gives Levadiakos important win". 29 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Валери Домовчийски се присъедини към Верея" (in Bulgarian). 29 January 2017.
  15. ^ "Ботев (Враца) привлече Домо и Тодор Траянов" (in Bulgarian). 7 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Младежите падат от Исландия" (in Bulgarian). 7 September 2005. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  17. ^ "Сензационна победа на България над Португалия" (in Bulgarian). Archived from the original on 21 February 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  18. ^ "Резултати от световни квалификации" (in Bulgarian). 5 September 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  19. ^ "Матеус: Докато аз съм треньор, вратата за Домовчийски е затворена" [Matthäus: While I'm coach, the door is closed for Domovchiyski] (in Bulgarian). Bulgarian National Television. 14 November 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  20. ^ "Мадански с първа тренировка, новият селекционер изведе 18 играчи" (in Bulgarian). 3 October 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  21. ^ "Валери Домовчийски не пропуска литургия" (in Bulgarian). Standart News. 29 July 2005. Retrieved 22 April 2011.

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