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Svetoslav Petrov (footballer, born 1978)

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Place of birth  Dobrich, Bulgaria
Name  Svetoslav Petrov
Career end  2012
Years  Team
Career start  1996

1988–1996  Dobrudzha Dobrich
Height  1.77 m
Role  Football player
Position  Midfielder
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Full name  Svetoslav Stefanov Petrov
Date of birth  (1978-02-12) 12 February 1978 (age 37)

Playing position  Midfielder (retired)

Svetoslav Petrov (Bulgarian: Светослав Петров; born 12 February 1978 in Dobrich) is a former Bulgarian football midfielder.



Petrov began his professional career at native club Dobrudzha Dobrich during 1996. In December 1999, he was sold to CSKA Sofia, with whom in 2002-03 season he became a champion of Bulgaria. This was the first of the three league titles to come for CSKA in the 2000s.

In 2004, Petrov was sold to Russian side Kuban Krasnodar for €500,000. He earned 32 appearances in the Russian Premier League and scored two goals, before a year later, he returned to Bulgaria, signing with Lokomotiv Sofia.

In January 2006 he resided in Azerbaijan and signed with local team Neftchi Baku. In 2007 Petrov spent a half season on loan at Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai, and helped them win the 2007 league title.

In 2009, he returned to Bulgaria again and on 23 June 2009 he signed a 2-year contract with CSKA Sofia, where he remained until June 2010.

In June 2010 Petrov signed with Kaliakra Kavarna, playing eight games until his retirement in December 2010. He played his last game on October 3, 2010 at the Kavarna Stadium against Akademik Sofia.

Coaching career

On 20 December 2010, Petrov was appointed as the assistant to the manager Milen Radukanov at CSKA Sofia.


  • Bulgarian A PFG (1): 2003 (with CSKA Sofia)
  • Chinese Super League (1): 2007 (with Changchun)
  • References

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