Atanas Kurdov

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Atanas Kurdov
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Personal information
Full name Atanas Petrov Kurdov
Date of birth (1988-09-28) 28 September 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Slivnishki Geroy
Youth career
Levski Sofia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Bayer Leverkusen II 46 (14)
2009Winterthur (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2012 Botev Plovdiv 46 (50)
2012 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 10 (0)
2013–2014 Slavia Sofia 22 (11)
2014–2015 Astana 25 (6)
2015 Levski Sofia 8 (0)
2016 Velbazhd Kyustendil
2017 Litex Lovech 4[1] (2)
2017 Lokomotiv Sofia 1 (0)
2019– Slivnishki Geroy
National team
2007–2009 Bulgaria U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2017

Atanas Kurdov (Bulgarian: Атанас Курдов; born 28 September 1988) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a forward for Slivnishki Geroy. His father is former player and manager Petar Kurdov.

Career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Kurdov is a product of the Levski Sofia's Youth Academy. In 2007, he spent weeks on a trial period in Celtic FC and Tottenham Hotspur. All in all, Kurdov signed for Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen[edit]

On 9 July 2007, Kurdov signed a four-year contract with Bayer 04 Leverkusen. In his first season there, Atanas capped 26 times and scored 10 goals for the reserves team. In the summer of 2010 he was released from the club.

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

After being released from Bayer 04 Leverkusen he signed with Bulgarian V AFG side Botev Plovdiv on 24 August, despite being wanted by his youth club Levski Sofia earlier that summer. He was top scorer in the third tier in 2010–11, with 46 goals in the South East V FG.[2] He also scored 3 goals in 3 minutes against Stambolovo. In January 2011, Kurdov was approached by newly promoted A PFG club Ludogorets Razgrad, but his transfer fell through, due to the accusations of being a glory seeker from the Botev fans. On June 26, 2012, he was released from Botev Plovdiv along with 15 other players.

Lokomotiv Plovdiv[edit]

After a one-week trial, on 25 August 2012, Kurdov joined Botev's eternal rivals Lokomotiv Plovdiv on a year contract. His move to Lokomotiv remains very controversial keeping in mind his family's history with Botev (his father and older brother Evgeni also played for Botev).

FC Astana[edit]

On 26 February 2014, Kurdov signed for Kazakhstan Premier League side Astana.[3] On 19 April, he scored three goals in the 4:3 away win over Irtysh Pavlodar in a Kazakhstan Premier League match.[4]

Levski Sofia[edit]

He returned to his youth club Levski Sofia in the summer 2015, but had difficulty establishing himself as a regular player under manager Stoycho Stoev and parted ways with the "bluemen" in November.

Lokomotiv Sofia[edit]

On 29 June 2017, Kurdov signed a 1-year contract with Lokomotiv Sofia. On 3 August 2017, Kurdov released his contract with club.[5]

Slivnishki Geroy[edit]

In February 2019, Kurdov joined FC Slivnishki Geroy Slivnitsa.[6]

Honours[edit]

Astana

References[edit]

  1. ^ Appearances and goals incomplete due to lack of data.
  2. ^ "Югоизточна "В" ФГ 2010/11" [South East "V" FG]. bulgarian-football.com (in Bulgarian). Archived from the original on 29 June 2011.
  3. ^ АТАНАС КУРДОВ ПОДПИСАЛ КОНТРАКТ С «АСТАНОЙ». fca.kz (in Russian). FC Astana. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Курдов избухна с хеттрик срещу "Иртиш", "Астана: бие с 4:3" [Kurdov explodes with a hat-trick against "Irtysh", "Astana" win by a score of 4:3] (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 19 April 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Локо Сф взе и Атанас Курдов" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 29 June 2017.
  6. ^ Атанас Курдов продължава кариерата си в Сливнишки герой, topsport.bg, 21 February 2019

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