Viktor Genev

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Viktor Genev
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Genev with Bulgaria in 2010
Personal information
Full name Viktor Viktorov Genev
Date of birth (1988-10-27) 27 October 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Botev Plovdiv
Number 4
Youth career
Levski Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Levski Sofia 22 (0)
2007 Montana (loan) 14 (0)
2010–2013 Slavia Sofia 59 (3)
2011 Krylia Sovetov (loan) 4 (0)
2012 Oleksandria (loan) 9 (2)
2014 Spartak Semey 29 (1)
2015 St Mirren 6 (0)
2015 Petrolul Ploiești 12 (0)
2016 Dinamo Minsk 2 (0)
2016 Levski Sofia 4 (0)
2017– Botev Plovdiv 13 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Bulgaria U21 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2017.

Viktor Viktorov Genev (Bulgarian: Виктор Викторов Генев; born 27 October 1988) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Botev Plovdiv.

Club career[edit]

Levski Sofia[edit]


During the first half of the 2007–2008 season, Genev played for Montana on loan.

He made his official debut for Levski Sofia on 19 March 2008 in a match against Lokomotiv Plovdiv, which Levski lost 1–0.


Apart from the 2007–2008 season, during 2008–2009 Genev started playing often for the first team wearing the kit with number 2. He also played for the Bulgarian National Football Team under 21 as a defender.

He became a Champion of Bulgaria in 2009.


On 15 July 2009, Victor made his debut in Europe for the first official match for Levski during the 2009–2010 season. The event took place in the 2nd qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League, when Levski encountered UE Sant Julià. The match ended 4–0 with a home win for The Blues.

Slavia Sofia[edit]

On 23 June 2010, Genev signed a contract with Slavia Sofia for an undisclosed transfer fee.[1]

Spartak Semey[edit]

Genev joined newly promoted Kazakhstan Premier League club Spartak Semey in January 2014 for a period of one year.[2] He made his official debut on 15 March, in the 2–1 away loss against FC Tobol in a league match and scored his first goal for the Semey club in the 2–1 win over the same opponent on 3 August.

St Mirren[edit]

On 26 February 2015, Genev signed for Scottish Premiership club St Mirren for the remainder of the season, following a successful trial.[3] He made his debut two days after signing, in a 1–0 home win against Hamilton Academical.[4] Genev left the club when his contract expired, following Saints relegation to the Scottish Championship.[5]

Petrolul Ploiești[edit]

On 7 September 2015, Genev joined Romanian side FC Petrolul Ploiești on a one-year contract.[6]

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

On 6 February 2017, Genev signed with Botev Plovdiv until the end of the season.[7] He made an official debut on 18 February during the 0-1 away win over Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa.[8]



Levski Sofia
Botev Plovdiv


  1. ^ Petrov, Todor (2010-06-24). "Славия" докопа Виктор Генев" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2015-10-28. 
  2. ^ topsport editors. "Ники Дюлгеров се събра с Генев и Пеев в Казахстан, подписа договор със Спартак (Семей) за една година". 
  3. ^ "St Mirren sign Bulgarian defender Viktor Genev". BBC Sport. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "St Mirren 1–0 Hamilton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "St Mirren: Ten players leave after relegation". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Viktor Genev a semnat cu FC Petrolul Ploieşti" [Viktor Genev signed a contract with FC Petrolul Ploiești] (in Romanian). FC Petrolul Ploiești. 7 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ботев привлече Виктор Генев" (in Bulgarian). 6 February 2017. 
  8. ^ Ботев надви Локомотив в Горна Оряховица

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