Ivaylo Petev

Bulgarian footballer and manager

Ivaylo Petev
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Petev with Litex Lovech in May 2010
Personal information
Full name Ivaylo Bogdanov Petev
Date of birth (1975-07-09) 9 July 1975 (age 47)
Place of birth Lovech, Bulgaria
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bosnia and Herzegovina (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2002 Litex Lovech 86 (15)
1998 → Olimpik Teteven (loan) 6 (0)
1999 → Spartak Varna (loan) 19 (2)
2002 Cherno More Varna 10 (1)
2003 Litex Lovech 3 (0)
2003–2004 Spartak Varna 13 (3)
2004–2005 Rodopa Smolyan 28 (4)
2006 Dunav Ruse 26 (2)
2007 Marek Dupnitsa 10 (1)
2007–2008 Trikala 22 (1)
2008–2009 Lyubimets 28 (5)
2009–2010 Etar 1924 23 (5)
Total 274 (39)
Teams managed
2009 Lyubimets (player-manager)
2010–2013 Ludogorets Razgrad
2013 Levski Sofia
2013–2014 AEL Limassol
2014–2016 Bulgaria
2016–2017 Dinamo Zagreb
2017–2018 Omonia
2018–2019 Al Qadsiah
2019–2020 Jagiellonia Białystok
2021– Bosnia and Herzegovina
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Ivaylo Bogdanov Petev (Bulgarian: Ивайло Богданов Петев; born 9 July 1975) is a Bulgarian professional football manager and former player who is the head coach of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

He spent his whole career playing in Bulgaria, a part from a season at Greek club Trikala. Petev was most successful early in his career with hometown club Litex Lovech. After finishing his playing career, he became a manager, managing and having the most success at Bulgarian club Ludogorets Razgrad. Petev also worked as a manager in Cyprus, Croatia, Saudi Arabia and Poland.

He worked as head coach of the Bulgaria national team as well. Since January 2021, Petev has been working as head coach of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Playing career

Petev previously played as a midfielder for Litex Lovech, Spartak Varna, Rodopa Smolyan and Marek Dupnitsa.[1]

Managerial career

Ludogorets Razgrad

After a short spell at Lyubimets as a player-manager in 2009, Petev was appointed as manager of Ludogorets Razgrad, following Kiril Domuschiev's purchase of the club. He managed to lead the team to a promotion to the top division of Bulgarian football, followed by two A Group titles (the first in the club's history), a Bulgarian Cup and a Bulgarian Supercup. On 21 July 2013, Ludogorets replaced Petev with Stoycho Stoev after poor performances against Lyubimets and Slovan Bratislava in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds.[2]

Levski Sofia

On 8 October 2013, Petev became manager of Levski Sofia, which proved unpopular because of his past club allegiances. At his public unveiling, gathered Levski supporters stripped off his shirt in front of the press, which led to Petev's resignation a day later.[3][4][5][6]

AEL Limassol

In October 2013, Petev signed a contract with Cypriot side AEL Limassol. He led AEL to the first place in the regular season's league table, three points ahead of Apollon Limassol and APOEL Nicosia, which resulted in the qualification for the play-offs. Although leading the group until the last round, AEL lost the title in the decisive match against APOEL. Despite the defeat, AEL qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League season. Petev led the team to a 1–0 win against Zenit Saint Petersburg in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, but his team failed to keep the advantage and lost the second leg 0–3, thus being eliminated and placed in the UEFA Europa League. AEL were drawn against English team, Tottenham Hotspur, but were eliminated after losing 5–1 on aggregate.

Bulgaria

In December 2014, Petev was officially appointed by the Bulgarian Football Union as head coach of the Bulgaria national team.[7] In his first official game in charge, Bulgaria played a 2–2 draw at home against Italy despite leading until the 84th minute thanks to first half goals from Ivelin Popov and Iliyan Mitsanski. The team eventually finished in fourth place and was unable to qualify for UEFA Euro 2016.

Dinamo Zagreb

On 27 September 2016, Petev became manager of Croatian team Dinamo Zagreb.

He was sacked on 13 July 2017, after Dinamo finished the season trophyless for the first time in twelve years, and after he fell out with several players including Ante Ćorić, Sammir and Junior Fernandes.[8]

Later career

After Dinamo, Petev worked as a manager at Cypriot club Omonia, Saudi Arabian side Al Qadsiah and Polish club Jagiellonia Białystok.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 21 January 2021, it was announced that the Bosnia and Herzegovina FA had named Petev as the new Bosnia and Herzegovina national team head coach, ahead of the country's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.[9]

He debuted as head coach on 24 March 2021, in a World Cup qualifier game against Finland, which ended as a 2–2 draw.[10] By the end of the qualifying campaign, Bosnia and Herzegovina won only seven points, making it the worst qualifying campaign in their history.[11][12] On 23 September 2022, Bosnia and Herzegovina topped their group in the UEFA Nations League, and got promoted to League A.[13]

Personal life

In December 2014, Petev appeared on Slavi's Show. He is married and has a daughter.[14]

Managerial statistics

As of match played 26 September 2022[15]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat. From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria 1 July 2010 21 July 2013 94 62 19 13 186 66 +120 065.96
Levski Sofia Bulgaria 8 October 2013 9 October 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
AEL Limassol Cyprus 25 October 2013 17 November 2014 43 26 8 9 78 40 +38 060.47
Bulgaria Bulgaria 17 December 2014 27 September 2016 13 5 2 6 14 25 −11 038.46
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 29 September 2016 13 July 2017 35 23 5 7 60 26 +34 065.71
Omonia Cyprus 14 December 2017 21 March 2018 15 8 1 6 31 21 +10 053.33
Al Qadsiah Saudi Arabia 5 November 2018 10 March 2019[16] 15 5 2 8 17 20 −3 033.33
Jagiellonia Białystok Poland 30 December 2019 31 July 2020 17 6 5 6 17 25 −8 035.29
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 21 January 2021 Present 21 6 8 7 19 24 −5 028.57
Total 253 141 50 62 422 247 +175 055.73

Honours

Player

Litex Lovech

Manager

Ludogorets Razgrad

References

  1. ^ "Stats Centre: Ivaylo Petev Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Soccer-Ludogorets sack coach Petev one game into new season - Yahoo Sports". sports.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Ивайло Петев си тръгна завинаги от "Левски"!". topsport.bg. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Levski Sofia coach Petev quits club after fan altercation". BBC Sport. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  5. ^ Скандал! Петев съблечен гол и изгонен от феновете на Левски!. nqkoi nqkoisi. 8 October 2013. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ Fans of Levski Sofia took off clothes of the coach and kicked him out of the press conference. BulgarianFootball. 8 October 2013. Archived from the original on 15 December 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ Kichukov, Simeon (30 June 2022). "Търси се треньор: как националният отбор се върти в омагьосан кръг" (in Bulgarian). dnevnik.bg. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  8. ^ "Ivajlo Petev više nije trener Dinama: Poznat njegov nasljednik!". Gol.hr (in Croatian). 13 July 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ N.K. (21 January 2021). "Bugarin Ivaylo Petev je novi selektor nogometne reprezentacije BiH" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  10. ^ E.B. (24 March 2021). "Zmajevi remijem u Finskoj počeli kvalifikacije za Svjetsko prvenstvo" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  11. ^ "Veliko razočaranje u susjedstvu! Bivši trener Dinama na udaru: 'Neću odgovoriti, jako si negativan'". Sportske novosti (in Croatian). 17 November 2021. Retrieved 18 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ Ibrulj, Saša (18 November 2021). "Kako je (opet) propala BiH". Telesport (in Croatian). Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  13. ^ Ibrulj, Saša (24 September 2022). "Petev: U se i u svoje kljuse". Telesport (in Croatian). Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  14. ^ Dimitrov, Milen (13 May 2016). "Ивайло Петев: aз да се откажа? Абсурд". vitoshanews.com. Archived from the original on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Ivaylo Petev Bogdanov". Sofascore (in Croatian). Retrieved 26 September 2022.
  16. ^ نادي القادسية السعودي [@qadisiyah1967] (10 March 2019). "🔘 ادارة النادي تنهي بالتراضي عقد البلغاري بيتيفا ومساعدية وتقدم الشكر لهم ... t.co/rxmDOM2rjJ" (Tweet) (in Arabic). Retrieved 7 September 2021 – via Twitter.

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