| Pleven, Bulgaria|
| Ivaylo Lyudmilov Chochev|
(1993-02-18) 18 February 1993 (age 22)
Bulgaria national football team (Midfielder), U.S. Citta di Palermo (#18 / Midfielder)
Robin Quaison, Mato Jajalo, Enzo Maresca
Ivaylo Chochev Wikipedia
Ivaylo Lyudmilov Chochev (Bulgarian: Ивайло Людмилов Чочев; born 18 February 1993) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A side Palermo and Bulgaria.
On 16 January 2013, Chochev joined A Group club CSKA Sofia. He made his debut in a 2–0 home win against Chernomorets Burgas on 10 March 2013.
Chochev swiftly became a regular starter. During 2013–14 season he established himself as a key member of the team. On 12 February 2014, it was officially announced that Chochev had signed a new three-year contract and doubled his previous salary.
On 11 July 2014, Chochev moved to Serie A club Palermo, signing a three-year contract. Monaco and Wolfsburg were also keen on signing him but were not able to come to an agreement in time. Chochev scored his first goal for Palermo on 8 August, netting the tenth in a 12–0 pre-season friendly win over Calciochiese. He made his Serie A debut on 5 October against Empoli, coming on for the last 18 minutes in place of Franco Vázquez as Palermo lost 1–0 at Stadio Carlo Castellani. On 19 October, Chochev started for first time, playing 66 minutes in a 2–1 home win over Cesena. He scored his first Serie A goal on 12 April 2015, in a 3–1 away win over Udinese at Stadio Friuli. A week later on 19 April 2015, he scored another two goals against Genoa in a 2–1 home victory. His outstanding performances, both against Udinese and Genoa, saw him being named Man of the Match twice.
On 22 June 2015, Chochev signed a new five-year contract.
Chochev made his debut with the Under 21 national team during the Under-21 European Championship qualifying category in 2013.
He was called up to the senior national team for a friendly against Canada on 23 May 2014. He made his debut with the national team on 8 June 2015 in a 4-0 friendly loss against Turkey. He made his first start playing the full 90 minutes on 3 September 2015 as Bulgaria lost 0–1 to Norway in Sofia.
Chochev scored his first goal with the national team on June 3, 2016 during the 2016 Kirin Cup in a 2–7 defeat to Japan.
On 31 August 2017 Chochev scored the winning goal for the historical 3-2 win over the Sweden national football team.As of matches played 31 August 2017. Bulgaria score listed first, score column indicates score after each Chochev goal.
As of 8 June 2017