Zdravko Dimitrov

Bulgarian footballer
Zdravko Dimitrov
Zdravko dimitrov in 2020.jpg
Dimitrov with Levski in 2020
Personal information
Full name Zdravko Minchev Dimitrov
Date of birth (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 24)
Place of birth Bankya, Bulgaria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Position(s) Left winger
Club information
Current team
Spartak Varna
(on loan from Levski Sofia)
Number 33
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 Septemvri Sofia 38 (3)
2017 → Botev Vratsa (loan) 0 (0)
2017–2018 → Lokomotiv Sofia (loan) 23 (1)
2019– Levski Sofia 57 (2)
2022– → Spartak Varna (loan) 3 (1)
National team
2017 Bulgaria U19 1 (0)
2019–2020 Bulgaria U21 11 (1)
2020– Bulgaria 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:13, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 11 November 2020

Zdravko Minchev Dimitrov (Bulgarian: Здравко Минчев Димитров; born 24 August 1998) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who plays as a left winger for Spartak Varna, on loan from Levski Sofia.

Career

In July 2017, Dimitrov was loaned to Botev Vratsa. He was named on the bench for three Botev's games in the Second League, but he did not make an appearance in either match. He was recalled by his parent club after spending a month in Vratsa.

On 3 September 2017, Dimitrov joined Lokomotiv Sofia on loan until the end of the season.[2]

Levski Sofia

He became part of Levski Sofia in the summer of 2019. He made his debut on 11th of June in the Europa League qualification win against Ružomberok substituting Iliya Yurukov in the 89th minute. He scored his first goal for Levski on 14th of February 2021 in the 2-0 win against Montana. Receiving good pass from Nigel Robertha, dribbling past one opposite defender he netted the first goal of the game in the 14th minute.[3] Upon the return of Stanimir Stoilov as head coach of Levski in September 2021, Dimitrov was sidelined on his position as left-winger by new signing Welton. In March 2022, Dimitrov along with fellow team-mate Dimitar Kostadinov were excluded from the squad by manager Stoilov due to disciplinary issues, later identified as gambling addiction.[4]

Spartak Varna

Six months after Dimitrov's suspension from the first team squad of Levski, the player joined newly promoted side Spartak Varna on a one-year loan deal.[5]

International career

Dimitrov made his debut for the Bulgarian under-21 team on 22 March 2019 in the starting eleven for the friendly against Northern Ireland U21.[6] He netted his first goal on 13 October 2020, opening the scoring in the 1:1 away draw with Poland U21.[7] Dimitrov earned his first cap for the senior national team on 11 November 2020, coming on as a substitute for Georgi Yomov during the second half of the 3:0 win over Gibraltar in a friendly match.[8]

Honours

Club

Levski Sofia

Career statistics

Club

As of 28 February 2021
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bulgaria League Bulgarian Cup Europe Other[a] Total
Septemvri Sofia Second League 2016–17 12 2 1 0 13 2
Botev Vratsa (loan) 2017–18 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lokomotiv Sofia (loan) 2017–18 23 1 2 0 1[b] 1 26 2
Septemvri Sofia First League 2018–19 26 1 5 0 3[c] 1 34 2
Total 38 3 6 0 0 0 3 1 47 4
Levski Sofia First League 2019–20 11 0 2 0 4 0 17 0
2020–21 15 1 1 1 16 2
Total 26 1 3 1 4 0 0 0 33 2
Career statistics 71 5 9 1 0 0 4 2 84 8
  1. ^ Includes Bulgarian Supercup matches.
  2. ^ Promotion play-offs
  3. ^ Relegation play-offs

References

  1. ^ "Профил на Здравко Минчев Димитров" (in Bulgarian). fpleague.bg. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Железничарите взеха талант от Септември" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. 3 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Левски - Монтана 2:0 (Развой на срещата по минути)". topsport.bg.
  4. ^ "Дългове от хазарт довели до отстраняването на Димитров и Костадинов". topsport.bg.
  5. ^ "Официално: Спартак (Варна) подписа договор със Здравко Димитров". sportal.bg.
  6. ^ "България U21 отстъпи с 0:1 в контролата със Северна Ирландия U21" (in Bulgarian). bfunion.bg. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Тежък хикс в Полша огорчи "лъвчетата" и сложи край на надеждите ни за Евро 2021". gong.bg. 13 October 2020. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Bulgaria NT 3-0 Gibraltar NT" (in Bulgarian). soccerway.com. 11 November 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2021.

External links

  • Zdravko Dimitrov at Soccerway
  • Profile at LevskiSofia.info
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