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Kostadin Gadzhalov

Place of birth  Rudozem, Bulgaria
Name  Kostadin Gadzhalov
Playing position  Centre-back
Role  Footballer

Number  26
Height  1.86 m
Years  Team
Weight  75 kg
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Full name  Kostadin Veselinov Gadzhalov
Date of birth  (1989-06-20) 20 June 1989 (age 26)
Current team  Dundee F.C. (#26 / Defender)

Kostadin Gadzhalov (Bulgarian: Костадин Гаджалов; born 20 June 1989) is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays as a centre-back for Dundee in the Scottish Premiership. He was raised in Botev Plovdiv's youth teams.


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Gadzhalov joined Botev Plovdiv in early age and progressed through the club's youth system. He made his first-team debut on 11 November 2007, when he came on as substitute to replace Todor Timonov in a 2–0 away league loss against CSKA Sofia. Gadzhalov scored his first goal on 31 May 2009, in a 3–1 home win over Vihren Sandanski. In July 2009, he left the club due to financial reasons.

On 15 January 2010, after six months without playing, Gadzhalov signed with Lokomotiv Plovdiv on a two-and-a-half-year deal. However, he ended up released in following summer, and he joined Serbian side FK Borac Čačak in summer 2010 but failed to make an official appearance and shortly afterwards left the club and returned to Bulgaria.

On 3 January 2015, following a successful short trial period Gadzhalov signed for Scottish side Dundee as a free agent. He made his debut for Dundee in the Scottish Premiership, playing the full 90 minutes in the 4–1 home win over Motherwell on 10 January.

International career

Gadzhalov represented the Bulgarian team at the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, where he played full games in the group stage against Hungary and Spain.

In October 2008, the Bulgarian national under-21 coach Ivan Kolev called Gadzhalov up for Bulgaria national under-21 football team for a friendly matches with Greece U21 and Macedonia U21.

Career statistics

As of 31 July 2017


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