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Plamen Nikolov (footballer, born 1985)

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Place of birth  Pleven, Bulgaria
Name  Plamen Nikolov
Career start  2004
Years  Team
Weight  78 kg
Number  22
Height  1.91 m
Playing position  Centre-back
Role  Footballer

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Full name  Plamen Venelinov Nikolov
Date of birth  (1985-06-12) 12 June 1985 (age 30)
Current team  FC Tom Tomsk (#22 / Defender)

Plamen Venelinov Nikolov (Bulgarian: Пламен Венелинов Николов; born 12 June 1985 in Pleven) is a Bulgarian footballer who plays as a defender for Lokomotiv Plovdiv.


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Spartak Pleven

After emerging through Levski Sofia's youth system, Plamen Nikolov made his professional debut in the second level with Spartak Pleven, the club from his home town. He made his team début on 7 August 2004, in an 0–0 draw against Rilski Sportist Samokov. On 6 October 2004 Nikolov scored his first goal in an 6–0 drubbing of amateur side Botev Lukovit of Bulgarian Cup.

Plamen quickly became part of the main team and for two seasons earned 53 appearances, scoring two goals.

Litex Lovech

In June 2006, Nikolov agreed a deal to sign for Litex Lovech for an undisclosed fee. He has made his debut for Litex in Rilski Sportist match on 13 August 2006 as an 85th-minute substitute. During his first season in Litex, Nikolov found regular starting positions in defence hard to find. He played only 5 matches in the domestic league.

In 2007–08 A PFG season coach of Litex Miodrag Ješić decided to put Nikolov into the starting line-up as center back. In this season, he earned 22 appearances playing in the A PFG, scored one goal. In the Bulgarian Cup, he played three matches, and in the UEFA Cup, he played 6 matches. Nikolov also won his first trophy in his career - Bulgarian Cup. In the final against Cherno More he played 90 minutes.

In the 2008-09 season Nikolov won Bulgarian Cup for the second time. On 25 October 2010, he was sent off in the 2:1 home win against Levski Sofia after an altercation with Darko Tasevski.

FC Tom Tomsk

In February 2012 Nikolov signed for FC Tom Tomsk on loan until the end of the season, before joining the club permanently in the summer of the same year.

Return to Litex Lovech

In January 2014 Nikolov re-signed for Litex Lovech.

Botev Plovdiv

On 30 July 2014 Plamen Nikolov signed a contract with Botev Plovdiv until the end of the season. Four days later he made a debut for the club during the 2:1 win over Cherno More Varna.

Nikolov quickly became a key player for Botev Plovdiv and took part in a lot of important games, including the 0-2 away win over the local rivals Lokomotiv Plovdiv. On 16 May, Nikolov was sent off with a direct red card after a conflict with Toni Silva from CSKA Sofia, who was also sent off. Despite his absence in the final 35 minutes Botev won the game with 3-2.

On 17 June, Nikolov extended his contract with Botev until the end of 2015–16 season.

Nikolov terminated his contact on mutual agreement and left Botev Plovdiv in January 2016.

Lokomotiv Plovdiv

On 10 July 2017, Nikolov signed with Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

Career statistics

As of 21 May 2017


Litex Lovech
  • Bulgarian A Group (2): 2009–10, 2010–11
  • Bulgarian Supercup: 2010
  • Bulgarian Cup (2): 2007–08, 2008–09
  • References

    Plamen Nikolov (footballer, born 1985) Wikipedia

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