Robert Popov

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Robert Popov
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Personal information
Full name Robert Popov
Роберт Попов
Date of birth (1982-04-16) 16 April 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Strumica, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1993–2000 Belasica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Belasica 72 (7)
2003–2008 Litex Lovech 61 (2)
2008–2010 AJ Auxerre 6 (0)
2008–2010 AJ Auxerre B 28 (0)
2011–2012 Kriens 13 (1)
2012–2015 Wettswil-Bonstetten 31 (4)
2015–2016 FC Birmensdorf
National team
2001–2009 Macedonia 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2014

Robert Popov (Macedonian: Роберт Попов; born 16 April 1982 in Strumica) is a retired footballer from North Macedonia.

Club career[edit]

Robert is a right defender or defensive midfielder. He started his career with FK Belasica. In 2003 Popov signed with Litex Lovech for a fee of 200.000 €.[1] In May 2004 he helped them win the Bulgarian Cup. In January 2008 Robert Popov signed with AJ Auxerre. Popov had a serious injury while at Auxerre but when he recovered, he did not play much so both Popov and the club mutually agreed to terminate his contract in the summer of 2010.

International career[edit]

He made his senior debut for Macedonia in a July 2001 friendly match against Qatar and has earned a total of 17 caps, scoring no goals.[2] His final international was a November 2009 friendly against Iran.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is the older brother of former national team leftback Goran Popov.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Литекс" изпревари ЦСКА и "Левски" в селекцията на чуждестранни играчи". dnevnik.bg. 6 July 2003. Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  2. ^ Appearances for (North) Macedonia National Team - RSSSF
  3. ^ "Player Database". eu-football.info. Retrieved 3 March 2020.

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