Yasen Petrov

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Yasen Petrov
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Personal information
Full name Yasen Petrov
Date of birth (1968-06-23) 23 June 1968 (age 51)
Place of birth Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Botev Plovdiv 39 (8)
1991 Pirin Gotse Delchev 14 (8)
1991–1992 Levski Sofia 26 (2)
1992–1994 Botev Plovdiv 52 (18)
1994–1997 Lokomotiv Sofia 67 (17)
1997 Wuhan Yaqi 11 (3)
1998 Jiangsu Sainty 14 (4)
1998–1999 Lokomotiv Sofia 31 (4)
1999–2000 Alki Larnaca FC 12 (4)
2000 Slavia Sofia 11 (1)
2000–2001 SV Meppen 14 (3)
2001 Tennis Borussia Berlin 10 (0)
2001 Chengdu Wuniu 4 (1)
Total 305 (73)
National team
1993 Bulgaria 3 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2004 Lokomotiv Sofia
2004–2006 Botev Plovdiv
2006–2007 Cherno More Varna
2007–2008 Lokomotiv Plovdiv
2008 Naftex Burgas
2010–2011 Levski Sofia
2012 Levski Sofia (scout)
2012–2013 Levski Sofia (academy director)
2013 Botev Vratsa
2014–2016 Shijiazhuang Yongchang
2017 Beijing Enterprises
2017 Henan Jianye
2018–2019 Shijiazhuang Yongchang
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yasen Petrov Petrov (Bulgarian: Ясен Петров Петров; born 23 June 1968) is a Bulgarian former football player. His nickname is Giannini from Plovdiv.


Born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Petrov played for the PFC Botev Plovdiv, PFC Levski Sofia, PFC Slavia Sofia and PFC Lokomotiv Sofia. He also played for the Bulgaria national team.[1]


He has managed PFC Lokomotiv Sofia, PFC Botev Plovdiv, and PFC Cherno More Varna. His most famous achievement as a coach is his debut for Lokomotiv Plovdiv, beating his old team and eternal city rivals Botev Plovdiv with 4–0.

Levski Sofia[edit]

On 20 May 2010, Yasen Petrov was presented as a new head coach of Levski Sofia.[2] He started great after a win in the Eternal Derby. Then after series of good matches, Levski qualified for UEFA Europa League after eliminating Dundalk F.C., Kalmar FF and AIK Fotboll. Levski was drawn in Group C, facing Gent, Lille and Sporting CP. At the end of the season, Levski Sofia finished 2nd and Petrov was released from the club.

Managing career abroad[edit]

Petrov has also worked as manager of teams in China.


Cherno More Varna:

Shijiazhuang Ever Bright F.C.:


  1. ^ Tunisia 3–0 Bulgaria 10–01–93 at rsssf
  2. ^ "Petrov placed in charge at Levski". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2010-05-20.