Bozhikov with Litex Lovech in 2015
|Full name||Vasil Georgiev Bozhikov|
|Date of birth||2 June 1988|
|Place of birth||Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Left back / Centre back|
|Pirin Gotse Delchev|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 March 2017
Vasil Bozhikov (Bulgarian: Васил Божиков; born 2 June 1988 in Gotse Delchev) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays for Süper Lig club Kasımpaşa and the Bulgarian national team. He normally plays as a defender in a left back position, but can also play on the right side and the centre of defense.
Bozhikov joined Minyor in February 2009 and made his league debut on 16 March 2009 in a 0–0 home draw against Litex Lovech. At the end of July 2011, Bozhikov spent a week on trial with Belgian side Genk, playing in a pre-season match against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, but he did not sign for Genk. During his spell at Pernik, Bozhikov made a total of 70 league appearances for the club.
On 1 December 2011, Minyor Pernik announced on their official website, that they have reached an agreement with Litex for the transfer of Bozhikov, with the player joining the Lovech side on 1 January 2012. He made his debut on 22 April 2012 in a 1–1 home draw against Ludogorets Razgrad.
Bozhikov signed with Turkish side Kasımpaşa on 15 July 2015 on a 2+1-year deal for a reported fee of €400,000. He made his debut for the club on 23 September against Tire 1922 in the Turkish Cup, playing full 90 minutes. He played his first Süper Lig game on 28 September, coming on as a first-half substitute for Kenneth Omeruo in a 1–1 home draw against Rizespor. On 4 October, Bozhikov made his first league start in Kasımpaşa's fixture away at Antalyaspor.
In March 2016, he was called up for friendly matches against Portugal and against Macedonia, and made his senior debut from the bench on 26 March, in a 1–0 away win over Portugal, replacing Strahil Popov in the 88th minute. On 29 March, Bozhikov made his first Bulgaria start in a friendly against Macedonia at Philip II Arena.
- As of 26 January 2016
- "Васил Божиков пред Novsport: Публиката в Перник е уникална" (in Bulgarian). novsport.com. 26 September 2009.
- "Божиков не успя с пробите в Генк" (in Bulgarian). bgfootball.com. 29 July 2011.
- "Защитник на Литекс подписа с Касъмпаша" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 15 July 2015.
- "Kasımpaşa vs. Rizespor". soccerway.com. 28 September 2015.
- "Antalyaspor vs. Kasımpaşa". soccerway.com. 4 October 2015.
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