Zdravko Zdravkov

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Zdravko Zdravkov
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Personal information
Full name Zdravko Stoyanov Zdravkov
Date of birth (1970-10-04) October 4, 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Hangzhou Greentown
(goalkeeping coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 Levski Sofia 64 (0)
1993–1994 Etar Veliko Tarnovo 19 (0)
1994–1995 Levski Sofia 12 (0)
1995–1997 Slavia Sofia 60 (0)
1997–1999 İstanbulspor 47 (0)
1999–2000 Adanaspor 24 (0)
2000–2002 İstanbulspor 58 (0)
2002 Cherno More 12 (0)
2003 İstanbulspor 18 (0)
2004 Litex Lovech 14 (0)
2004–2007 Çaykur Rizespor 93 (0)
Total 421 (0)
National team
1996–2005 Bulgaria 70 (0)
Teams managed
2012–2013 Levski Sofia (assistant)
2013–2014 Slavia Sofia (assistant)
2015 Interclube (goalkeeping coach)
2016– Hangzhou Greentown (goalkeeping coach)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Zdravko Zdravkov (Bulgarian: Здравко Здравков; born 4 October 1970 in Sofia) is a former Bulgarian football goalkeeper. He ended his career at the end of 2006–07 season.

Club Career[edit]

On the club level, Zdravkov has played for Levski Sofia (1989–1995), Istanbulspor (1997–1999 and 2000–2002), Adanaspor (1999–2000), Cherno More (2002–2003), Litex Lovech (2003–2004) and Çaykur Rizespor (2004–2007).

December 2002 until January 2003, Zdravkov spent a trial period with Arsenal F.C., but did not eventually sign with the then-reigning FA Premier League champions.[1][2]

International Career[edit]

For Bulgaria, Zdravkov has been capped 70 times. He made his debut on 24 April 1996, against Slovakia in Trnava.[3] He was the starting goalkeeper for his country at the Euro 1996, 1998 World Cup and Euro 2004.[4]

Halfway through the France World Cup in 1998, with Bulgaria having played two games (0–0 against Paraguay and a 0–1 loss to Nigeria), Zdravkov was ranked as the 2nd best goalkeeper in form. Although he went on to concede 6 goals in Bulgaria's loss to Spain in the next game, Zdravkov was an exceptional performer at the World Cup.

Six years later, at UEFA Euro 2004, Zdravkov's age began to show, as he was completely outclassed by Swedish, Danish and Italian attackers. Bulgaria lost 0–5 to Sweden, 0–2 to Denmark and 1–2 to Italy, and this was to be Zdravkov's final tournament as national team goalkeeper.

Personal[edit]

Zdravkov participated in the third season of Survivor BG, in Panama, but was evacuated due to serious health problems.[5] He is married to Irena and they have three sons - Ivan, Yoan and Pavel.[3]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Levski Sofia
Slavia Sofia
Litex Lovech

References[edit]

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