Zdravko Lazarov

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Zdravko Lazarov
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Lazarov playing for Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Personal information
Full name Zdravko Ivanov Lazarov
Date of birth (1976-02-20) 20 February 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth Septemvri, Bulgaria
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Vihren Sandanski (manager)
Youth career
Lokomotiv Septemvri
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Lokomotiv Septemvri 14 (3)
1992–1995 Yantra Gabrovo 48 (16)
1993–1994 → Loko Septemvri (loan) 7 (0)
1995 CSKA Sofia 8 (0)
1996–1997 Yantra Gabrovo 40 (19)
1997–1998 Minyor Pernik 22 (7)
1998–1999 Levski Sofia 27 (3)
1999–2000 Slavia Sofia 28 (8)
2000–2003 Kocaelispor 79 (24)
2003–2006 Gaziantepspor 87 (36)
2006–2007 Erciyesspor 31 (9)
2007 Slavia Sofia 7 (4)
2008 Shinnik Yaroslavl 14 (2)
2008–2009 CSKA Sofia 15 (2)
2009 Cherno More 10 (0)
2010–2012 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 67 (23)
2012–2013 Slavia Sofia 27 (4)
2013–2014 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 30 (3)
2014–2016 Montana 47 (7)
2016–2017 Hebar Pazardzhik 21 (5)
2017–2018 Lokomotiv Septemvri ? (?)
2018 FC Bratsigovo ? (?)
National team
2003–2011[2] Bulgaria 31 (3)
Teams managed
2016–2017 Hebar Pazardzhik (assistant)
2018– Vihren Sandanski
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 June 2016

Zdravko Lazarov (Bulgarian: Здравко Лазаров; born 20 February 1976) is a Bulgarian retired professional footballer who is the current manager of Vihren Sandanski.

Lazarov's professional playing career as a winger spanned nearly 30 years, during which he played for 15 different clubs in Bulgaria, Turkey and Russia.

Lazarov was capped 31 times for the Bulgarian national team, scoring 3 times. He appeared in the 2004 UEFA European Championship.

Career[edit]

Lazarov started his career in his home town Septemvri in the local team FC Locomotiv Septemvri. After that, Lazarov played for Chardafon Gabrovo (now FC Yantra).[3] After two very good seasons, he signed with Bulgarian grand CSKA Sofia. He did not impress with his performance and was sold to Minyor Pernik. In June 1998, Lazarov signed with the other Bulgarian grand Levski Sofia. Between 1999 and 2001 he played for Slavia Sofia. After that, he went in the Turkish Turkcell Super League where he played for Kocaelispor, Gaziantepspor and Kayseri Erciyesspor. For six seasons in Turkey he played in 202 games and scored 76 goals.

In July 2007, Zdravko returned in Bulgaria and signed with Slavia Sofia. After spending half a season with Slavia and participating in 11 games, in which he scored 8 goals, in December 2007, he signed with the Russian side Shinnik Yaroslavl. In 2008, he returned to Bulgaria,[4] playing for CSKA Sofia once more. He scored 2 goals in 15 games before getting sidelined for six months due to an injury in the game against Litex Lovech. On 11 June 2009 he terminated his contract with CSKA with immediate effect after a meeting with the club's bosses.

On 15 June 2009, Lazarov signed with Cherno More Varna for two years. He took number 11, which at that time was worn by Georgi Kakalov, but Kakalov stepped it back to Lazarov. He made his team début on 7 July, in a friendly game against Levski Sofia.

In January 2010, Lazarov completed his move to Lokomotiv Plovdiv on a free transfer. He made his league debut for Lokomotiv on 27 February in a 3–2 away loss against CSKA Sofia, scoring a two penalties. Lazarov was promoted to club captain at the start of the 2010–11 season.[5] During the entire season, he scored 14 goals in the league. On 15 March 2012, Lazarov scored the winning goal against Levski Sofia (in the extra time) in a 1/4 final match of the Bulgarian Cup.[6] On 7 August 2012, his contract was terminated.

Two days later, Lazarov joined Slavia Sofia for the third time in his career.

Lazarov player for Hebar Pazardzhik one season but left the club in June 2017.[7]

Managerial career[edit]

In 2016–17 season, Lazarov was the playing assistant manager of Bulgarian Third League side Hebar Pazardzhik.

On 27 August 2018, Lazarov was appointed manager of Bulgarian Third League club Vihren Sandanski.[8] In his first season, he led the club to third place in the South-West Third League.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club League Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
CSKA Sofia A Group 1995–96 8 0 1 0 2[a] 0 11 0
Minyor Pernik A Group 1997–98 22 7 0 0 22 7
Levski Sofia A Group 1998–99 23 3 2 0 3 2 28 5
1999–00 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
Slavia Sofia A Group 1999–00 20 6 0 0 20 6
2000–01 8 2 0 0 8 2
Kocaelispor Süper Lig 2000–01 24 8 2 2 26 10
2001–02 32 9 4 2 36 11
2002–03 24 7 3 0 2 0 29 7
Gaziantepspor Süper Lig 2003–04 31 12 3 1 34 13
2004–05 28 13 2 0 30 13
2005–06 28 11 5 0 33 11
Erciyesspor Süper Lig 2006–07 31 9 6 2 37 11
Slavia Sofia A Group 2007–08 7 4 2 0 9 4
Shinnik Yaroslavl Premier League 2008 14 2 0 0 14 2
CSKA Sofia A Group 2008–09 15 2 0 0 0 0 15 2
Cherno More A Group 2009–10 10 0 0 0 3 0 13 0
Lokomotiv Plovdiv A Group 2009–10 14 5 0 0 14 5
2010–11 29 14 2 1 31 15
2011–12 24 4 3 1 27 5
2012–13 0 0 0 0 2 2 1[b] 0 3 2
Slavia Sofia A Group 2012–13 27 4 6 1 33 5
Lokomotiv Plovdiv A Group 2013–14 30 3 3 1 33 4
Montana B Group 2014–15 28 7 3 0 31 7
A Group 2015–16 19 0 2 0 21 0
Hebar Third League 2016–17 21 5 0 0 21 5
Career statistics 57 4 49 11 12 4 3 0 60 5

National team[edit]

Bulgarian national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 1 0
2004 10 1
2005 11 1
2006 2 0
2007 2 0
2008 4 1
2011 1 0
Total 31 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bulgaria's goal tally first.[9][10]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 April 2004 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria  Cameroon 3–0 3–0 Friendly
2. 8 October 2005 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria  Hungary 2–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 26 March 2008 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria  Finland 1–1 2–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Kocaelispor
Kayseri Erciyesspor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Започваме ги с Швеция. 10 години след лудото американско лято се готвим за скок в Европа" (in Bulgarian). standartnews.com. 12 June 2004. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Lazarov, Zdravko". nationalfootballteams.com. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Здравко Лазаров на 36: Само да съм здрав и да радвам феновете на Локо Пд". gong.bg. Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Zdravko Lazarov officially in CSKA". Football24.bg. Retrieved 10 September 2008.
  5. ^ "Здравко Лазаров е новият капитан на Локо" (in Bulgarian). sport.plovdiv24.bg. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Драма в Пловдив: Локо е на полуфинал след продължения" (in Bulgarian). topmatch.bg. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Хебър започва подготовка днес" (in Bulgarian). hebarfc.com. 28 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Електричката пое официално Вихрен Сандански". gong.bg (in Bulgarian). 27 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Lazarov, Zdravko". National Football Teams. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Zdravko Lazarov". Soccer-DB. Retrieved 23 May 2017.

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