Tsanko Tsvetanov

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Tsanko Tsvetanov
Personal information
Full name Tsanko Nikolaev Tsvetanov
Date of birth (1970-01-06) 6 January 1970 (age 50)
Place of birth Svishtov, Bulgaria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Left-back
Club information
Current team
Astana (assistant manager)
Youth career
1980–1987 Akademik Svishtov
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Akademik Svishtov 17 (1)
1988–1993 Etar Veliko Tarnovo 141 (3)
1993–1995 Levski Sofia 54 (1)
1995–1996 Waldhof Mannheim 17 (0)
1996–1998 Aberdeen 38 (0)
1998–2001 Energie Cottbus 45 (0)
2001–2002 Levski Sofia 8 (0)
2002–2003 Etar 1924 26 (2)
Total 346 (7)
National team
1991–1996 Bulgaria 40 (0)
Teams managed
2004–2007 Levski Sofia (assistant)
2008–2009 Litex Lovech (assistant)
2009–2010 Bulgaria (assistant)
2011–2012 Anorthosis (assistant)
2012 Etar 1924
2013–2014 Botev Plovdiv (assistant)
2014– Astana (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.

Club career[edit]

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.

International career[edit]

Tsvetanov made 40 appearances for the Bulgaria national football team,.[1] 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

Levski Sofia



  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (16 July 2009). "Bulgaria - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 August 2009.

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