|Full name||Tsanko Nikolaev Tsvetanov|
|Date of birth||6 January 1970|
|Place of birth||Svishtov, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Astana (assistant manager)|
|1988–1993||Etar Veliko Tarnovo||141||(3)|
|2004–2007||Levski Sofia (assistant)|
|2008–2009||Litex Lovech (assistant)|
|2013–2014||Botev Plovdiv (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Tsanko Nikolaev Tsvetanov (Bulgarian: Цанко Hиколaeв Цветанов; born 6 January 1970) is a Bulgarian former footballer who played as a left-back. After ending his playing career he began coaching. He is the assistant coach to Stanimir Stoilov at FC Astana.
Tsvetanov was born in Svishtov, Bulgaria. His professional career began in 1987 by playing one season for Akademik Svishtov. Soon he was noticed by Etar Veliko Tarnovo, a team that was a powerhouse in Bulgarian football at the time. He played five seasons and over 140 league matches for the Bolyars. In 1993, he was transferred to Levski Sofia, the champions of Bulgaria for the previous season. After leaving Levski he had a brief stay at Waldhof Mannheim. He signed for Aberdeen F.C. in the summer of 1996 and returned in Germany to play three seasons for FC Energie Cottbus. He ended his career at Etar Veliko Tarnovo.
Tsvetanov made 40 appearances for the Bulgaria national football team,. He was part of the squad that reached the semi-finals of the 1994 World Cup, which remains the biggest success in the history of Bulgarian football. He also played at Euro 96.
Etar Veliko Tarnovo
- FIFA World Cup fourth place: 1994
- Tsanko Tsvetanov at National-Football-Teams.com
- Tsanko Tsvetanov at WorldFootball.net
- Profile at LevskiSofia.info
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