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Place of birth  Sofia, Bulgaria
Name  Aleksandar Branekov
Current team  PFC CSKA Sofia
Years  Team
Position  Defender
Number  6
Height  1.91 m
Playing position  Centre back
Role  Footballer

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Full name  Aleksandar Georgiev Branekov
Date of birth  (1987-05-31) 31 May 1987 (age 28)
Similar People  Preslav Yordanov, Boris Galchev, Hristo Yanev, Stoyan Kolev, Angel Granchov

Aleksandar Branekov (Bulgarian: Александър Бранеков; born 31 May 1987) is a Bulgarian professional footballer who currently plays as a centre back.



Branekov is a product of the CSKA Sofia Academy. He marked his first-team debut with goal, opening the scoring in a 2–1 away win over Lokomotiv Sofia on 6 November 2005. Branekov spent a 2007–08 season on loan with Lokomotiv Plovdiv to build up his first team experience, but earned only 7 appearances in the A Group.

In June 2008, Branekov returned to CSKA. After the game with Lokomotiv Sofia on 5 May 2010, in which Branekov scored goal for the 5–1 home win, he came into conflict with the fans and was removed from the first team. In June 2010, he was released from CSKA.

A month later, Branekov signed a contract as a free agent with Vidima-Rakovski Sevlievo and quickly established himself as a key player. During his time with Vidima, he scored 4 goals in 41 matches in the A Group.

On 1 February 2012, Branekov signed a one-and-a-half-year contract with Lokomotiv Sofia. He made his debut in a 2–0 home win over Lokomotiv Plovdiv on 5 March. In January 2013, Branekov was announced as Lokomotiv's new club captain. On 10 June 2013, he signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at Lokomotiv until 30 June 2015. On 22 February 2014, he scored his first goal in a Lokomotiv shirt against Neftochimic Burgas, in a 5–1 home league win. On 13 March, Branekov scored the only goal in a home win over Chernomorets Burgas in the Bulgarian Cup.

On 1st of July 2015, Branekov returned to his favorite club CSKA Sofia, although the fact that the team will play amateur football next season. He had an opportunity to join the enemy Levski Sofia but he rejected the offer from them.

On 14 June 2017, Branekov joined Septemvri Sofia. He made his debut for the team on 17 July 2017 in match against Dunav Ruse. On 31 August 2017, his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

Career statistics

As of 22 December 2015.


CSKA Sofia
  • Bulgarian Cup (1): 2006
  • Bulgarian Supercup (1): 2008
  • References

    Aleksandar Branekov Wikipedia