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Iliya Milanov

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Place of birth  Levski, Bulgaria
Role  Footballer
Siblings  Georgi Milanov
Name  Iliya Milanov
Career start  2009
2005–2009  Litex Lovech
Weight  68 kg
Number  18
Height  1.84 m

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Full name  Iliya Ventsislavov Milanov
Date of birth  (1992-02-19) 19 February 1992 (age 23)
Playing position  Centre-back / Right-back
Current teams  PFC Litex Lovech (#18 / Defender), Bulgaria national football team (Defender)
Similar People  Georgi Milanov, Strahil Popov, Stanislav Manolev, Todor Nedelev

Iliya Ventsislavov Milanov (Bulgarian: Илия Венциславов Миланов; born 19 February 1992) is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays as a defender for Cherno More. His twin brother is Georgi Milanov, who plays for CSKA Moscow.


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Litex Lovech

Born in Levski, Pleven Province, Milanov began playing football at the local club, before joined the Litex Lovech Academy, together with his twin brother Georgi, in 2005. He was part of a group of young players at the club who guided the club to win the Bulgarian U-17 Championship in June 2009.

On 3 December 2009, Milanov made his Litex first-team debut in a 4–0 away win over Pirin Gotse Delchev in the Bulgarian Cup, coming on as a substitute in the 72nd minute. He made his league debut in a 4–2 away win against Sportist Svoge at Chavdar Tsvetkov Stadium on 16 May 2010, in the final game of the 2009–10 A PFG season, playing the full 90 minutes.

During the 2011–12 season, Milanov formed a partnership with Nikolay Bodurov in the centre of defence and has become an established first team player. On 20 April 2013, he hit his first goal, scoring header in the 2–1 home loss against Levski Sofia.

On 5 January 2016 it was announced that left the club by terminating his contract with paying 3 paychecks, but later the same day Litex said that this is not possible and he can't cancel his contract and can't leave the club as free agent until 31 July 2017 when his contract ends and if he wants to move in other club they have to pay transfer fee. Still, the player left the club even after Litex announced they will sue him.

Beroe Stara Zagora

On 1 March 2016 Milanov signed with Beroe Stara Zagora.

Neftochimic Burgas

On 12 February 2017 Milanov signed with Neftochimic Burgas. He made his debut for the team on 1 March 2017 after coming on as a substitute and scoring the equalizer for the 1:1 draw against Ludogorets Razgrad.

Cherno More

On 12 September 2017, Milanov signed with Cherno More. He made his debut on 20 September in a 1–2 away defeat by Montana in the Bulgarian Cup's first round.

International career

Shortly afterwards, Milanov was called up to the Bulgaria under-21 team for the first time, making his competitive debut on 3 March 2010, in a 0–2 loss against Montenegro U21. He made his debut for the senior team on 12 October 2012 in a 1-1 draw against Denmark, substituting Georgi Iliev.


As of 20 September 2017

Litex Lovech

  • Bulgarian A PFG (2): 2009–10, 2010–11
  • Bulgarian Supercup (1): 2010
  • References

    Iliya Milanov Wikipedia