Velko Yotov

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Velko Yotov
Personal information
Full name Velko Nikolaev Yotov
Date of birth (1970-08-26) 26 August 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Second striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 Levski Sofia 113 (31)
1993–1995 Espanyol 42 (14)
1995–1999 Newell's Old Boys 106 (35)
1999 Olimpik Teteven 6 (0)
2000–2001 Charleston Battery 29 (9)
2002–2005 Atlanta Silverbacks 72 (20)
Total 368 (109)
National team
1991–1995 Bulgaria 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Velko Nikolaev Yotov (or Iotov) (Bulgarian: Велко Йотов) (born 26 August 1970) is a Bulgarian former football player.


He was part of the Bulgarian national team that reached the semi-finals of the 1994 World Cup. After coming through the ranks in Levski Sofia he moved to Botev Plovdiv and was then sold to Espanyol, where he helped them win Segunda Division with his 13 goals in 1993–94 season. In 1995, he moved to Argentina and spent four seasons with Newell's Old Boys before finishing his career in the USA-League with Charleston Battery and Atlanta Silverbacks.


Bulgarian champion with Levski in 1993. Bulgarian Cup Holder with Levski in 1991 and 1992.

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